The Russian people need to decide: when have we had enough of suffering?

Question: I’m inclined to think that a person simply does not become president of an especially large, and in some ways, influential countries such as Russia. Therefore, was it part of Vladimir Putin’s divine plan to become president of Russia? Or was it in the fallen plan that he came to power? What was the highest and lowest potential Putin’s rule? What in the end was he able to accomplish? And what are the spiritual consequences of his presidency for him as a lifestream? Will he be able to incarnate on earth? Or will he be judged by the sacred fire? And what are we Russians, people from Russia supposed to learn from his presidency? 

Answer from the Ascended Master Saint Germain through Kim Michaels. This answer was given at a conference in Ukraine in 2019.

Well, fallen beings do not have a divine plan do they? So therefore, it was not part of Putin’s divine plan. It may be, as you said, part of the fallen plan. But the reality really is that the Russian people need to learn the lesson, as we have said before, that they need to be in charge of their nation, they need to take responsibility for their nation, they need to decide what kind of country they want to live in.

So far, the Russian people have been way too willing to suffer and to let their rulers precipitate all kinds of suffering upon them, that quite frankly, from a karmic perspective, from an ascended master perspective, from a human perspective, is unnecessary. There is no karmic punishment from the distant past, that mandates that the Russian people should suffer, as they have done from Ivan the Terrible and forward. Now, there is of course, karma made by the Russian people as a result of the Soviet Union primarily. But there was not an ancient karma that mandated the kind of leaders they have had, you have had.

And so the reality here is that the Russian people need to decide when have we had enough of suffering? When do we want a different kind of country where we do not have to suffer, as we have been doing—where we have a government that does not increase our suffering, but actually alleviates the suffering. That’s the lesson that needed to be learned. And that still needs to be learned.

And so it wasn’t necessarily so that the fallen beings had some grandiose plan, whereby Putin was destined to become the leader of Russia. But what happened was that after the fall of the Soviet Union, the population of Russia, were not able to make that decision that we want a different kind of nation. Now, this is in many ways understandable because of the heavy suppression as we have talked about, during Soviet times. People were so beaten down, that you cannot really expect them to suddenly step up and make the kind of decisions that people in democratic nations, nations that have been democracies for decades, can make.

So there was a vacuum created, and there was great turmoil join the 1990s. And this turmoil caused many people in Russia to long for some kind of more strong, determined leadership, where they didn’t have to make the decisions for their leaders or one leader would make the decisions for them. And Vladimir Putin sort of stepped into that vacuum, and attempted to fill that role. Now, Putin is a fallen being, as I said, but not anywhere near the, whatever you want to call this, the degree of evilness that you saw in Stalin or Lenin. He is a much lower ranking fallen being than they were. So he had actually some difficulty stepping into that role, or creating the role, and filling it.

And we might say that Stalin, for example, had that momentum of ruthlessness that allowed him to be the kind of dictator he was. Putin does not have nearly the same momentum. And quite frankly, Putin has not really created or he does not really have the capacity to fill the role he’s playing. It is because he is riding the momentum that was created throughout history, going back to Ivan the Terrible of these abusive leaders—these very determined dictatorial leaders that tell the Russian people what to do. And he has stepped into a role that has been created by the Russian people, even going back to the czarist times where they thought that the czar was the representative of God on earth.

Now, people do not think this way, at least very few people think that way about Putin. But they think he has some kind of personal charisma, or mystique or capacity to be the kind of leader that they think he is, or that they want him to be. In reality, he does not have that capacity. He doesn’t have the format you might say, even though we cannot use that word in a positive sense. So he is in a very real way, basing his rule on an illusion. The people have built this mystique around their leaders—he is attempting to play the role. And it works to some degree for the population, who do not know him.

But the closer you get to Putin, those who have more close contact with him, and know what is going on behind the outer façade, while they have a certain respect for him, they do not have any illusions that he has any special power. Because they see that he is just a human being like everybody else. And they see that he is barely able to maintain the illusion and play the role.

And more and more people among the population are also beginning to realize that he really is not that strong of a leader, he is not that dangerous of a leader. And that they could certainly tell him or cause him to step down. They could very well do without him. And in fact, more people are beginning to realize that Russia would be better off without him.

What is keeping the status quo and they are by keeping him alive, is that so many people in Russia still have this need, this dream of feeling that Russia is a special nation, who has a special role to play on the world stage and has some special mission. They have this need because Russia is, because of the natural conditions, the coldness, for example, a difficult country to live in. So it causes a certain amount of suffering.

But it also needs to be realized here that much of the suffering that people have, especially in the rural districts in the colder regions, is actually caused because people were forced to move there during Soviet times, for a variety of reasons—sometimes for no logical, rational reason. If there had been a more natural development, many people who would have moved away from these regions, or would never have moved there in the first place as they were forced to do, and they would have lived where life did not require the same amount of suffering.

And so you can understand, when I say you, I mean in general, that during Soviet times where people did not have the potential to choose where they wanted to live, what kind of work they wanted to do, what kind of life they wanted to have, the Russian people had to find a way to live with the conditions as they were. In other words, they had to find a way to live with the suffering.

And one way to do this was to believe that their suffering served some kind of purpose, some kind of cause. And because people had not been willing to examine this and let go of this, they are still willing to endure a government that increases their suffering, rather than doing what a real government is supposed to do: alleviate the suffering of the people, by building a society where the general population can have better personal lives, instead of allowing a small class of oligarchs and a  privileged elite from having a better life, while the population is supporting this through their labor.

If there had been the kind of development that I would have liked to see in Russia, then the wealth that has been created by the natural resources such as oil and gas, would have been spread among the population, so that all Russians would have had a higher standard of living. And much new wealth would have been generated, so there would have been much more creativity, much more initiative, and a much higher level of economic growth in Russia, so that that there would have been more wealth to spread around among the people.

This is partly a repeat of the pattern, you see going back centuries, of the Russian people, allowing a small power elite, to take advantage of them, and their labor, so that the elite could create a lavish lifestyle, but the people are suffering in poverty.

This is what keeps Putin and his government apparatus alive and the Russian people cannot break out of this until they examine this particular psychology, this particular history and come to that decision that: “We don’t want to be special by suffering more than anybody else. We want to have a good life for ourselves. And we want to be special, as we have said before, by tuning into who we are, and what is our potential, what is it that we can bring forth of a positive nature in the world? How can we make a positive contribution through creativity, rather than making no contribution because we suffer?” How are you improving the world by suffering?

You can only improve the world by improving your personal life and the life of your nation, and then perhaps reaching beyond your nation. But you will not improve the world by suffering. It cannot be done. No one has ever done it. And you cannot do it either. And it is foolishness to think that you can do what no one else has done. And that at some point you will have suffered so much that it will serve some kind of cause. This is an illusion. And so, I have spoken that into the collective consciousness of Russia and we will see what the Russian people will do with it.


Copyright © 2019 Kim Michaels