Question: In Korea, we have a ritual to pay tribute to deceased ancestors. What is your opinion about that?
Answer from Kim Michaels:
I think it’s something that belongs to a past age and it’s not part of the Aquarian Age. It ties you to the ancestors and the old ways of doing things. How is a society going to transcend itself when it is so tied to the past? I think it’s something that will gradually fade away in the Aquarian Age. I think the masters will probably actually comment on it, but if you look at it logically, you can go two ways with it, you can either abandon it and say: “We don’t need it anymore,” or you can say: “Who are our true ancestors?” They’re not your parents or your grandparents because what came before them? If you trace your lineage far enough back, you end up with the ascended masters because they are our true ancestors, that’s where we came from as spiritual beings.
I think it’s very, very difficult for society to grow if you are actually so attached to the ancestors. I think it’s actually sort of unhealthy to think that your ancestors are keeping an eye on you and watching and judging your life. I also think that it actually can be unhealthy for the souls of the ancestors. If people are very emotionally attached, it’s like you want to keep your parents there with you, and it can make it more difficult for them to move on.
There are quite a number of books, I don’t know if they are in Korea but in America for example, of people who have had a near-death experience. Do you have that concept in Korea? They’ve actually been physically dead and they have had experiences and then they come back. Many of them tell the story of how, after your body dies, you are supposed to move on, to move into the identity realm and you often have a rest period and a learning period before your next embodiment. In order to be able to move on and move into the light, you have to be able to let go of your past life and your physical body and also your past family and your society. If you have that very, very strong bond where the children won’t let go of their parents or grandparents, then how can the soul move on?
I think many times they get stuck and this is what the ascended masters call a discarnate soul, a soul that can’t move on so it can re-embody again. It often gets stuck in the astral plane or the emotional realm. Then the soul can get stuck there and it feels like the children have prevented it from moving on and so now it’s trying to influence the children and it becomes a very complicated and very difficult situation. It’s much healthier to let go and the souls of the ancestors can move on and you can move on and be free of the past.
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