TOPICS: For 2,000 years people have built idolatry of Jesus – this has destroyed him as an example we can all follow – Jesus had certain assignments – Jesus did not have full memory of his mission – Jesus had to go through the same as all of us – you must discover your mission on your own – start walking with no vision of the destination – Jesus did not have to be crucified – Jesus in Gethsemane – energies were more heavy 2,000 years ago – many can manifest Christhood today –
Question: Dear Jesus, it is clear that from a young age in your Palestine mission you knew you had to be about your Father’s business. When you were 12 and Mary and Joseph found you in the Temple (Luke 2:49) that is what you told them.
How old were you when it was clear to your outer consciousness that that was your business? And more importantly how did you know? Then later when you were 30 in the Temple and you read that passage from Isaiah that told of your coming and you claimed the prophecy (Luke 4:18 – 21), again how did you know that it was you that Isaiah spoke about? When and how did it become clear to your outer consciousness that you were the one prophesied about?
I have been wondering about this for a while. And I was prompted to write reading your answers to another question where you said that the Path was more difficult back then. I’m struggling with my direction now, I must have been having a worse time of it back then.
Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:
As I am trying to explain throughout this website, one of the main problems for any spiritual teacher is that people tend to turn all teachers into idols. For 2,000 years, Christians have been building on to their idolatry of the person of Jesus Christ. They have made me out to be something that was so far above them that they have effectively destroyed my example. As the Jews cried blasphemy when I called myself the son of God, many Christians are now ready to cry blasphemy by the mere thought that someone could follow in my footsteps.
As I also explain on my website, the true purpose of my mission was to demonstrate a spiritual path that all can follow. The essence of this path is that a human being can start at a lower state of consciousness and systematically raise his or her consciousness until the person attains Christ consciousness and fulfills the admonishment of Paul, “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.”
When I came to earth 2,000 years ago, I was a mature lifestream who had the possibility of making this my last embodiment. In other words, I had the potential to make my ascension in that lifetime. I was also appointed to act as a spiritual teacher and to inaugurate the next 2,000-year dispensation of the Age of Pisces. I also had certain other spiritual assignments, one of which was to bring about the judgment of certain dark lifestreams.
So what I am saying here is that I was in a certain sense at a higher level of the spiritual path than many of the lifestreams currently in embodiment on earth. In other words, not every human being could have done what I did back then. And obviously, not every human being has the same spiritual assignments that I did. So in one sense, you might say that I was not your average lifestream. At the same time, it is extremely important for people to realize that when I came into embodiment, I did not come with a full memory and recognition of who I was and what I was here to do.
No matter how mature a lifestream is, the lifestream will lose the memory of its identity and purpose when it enters a physical body. This process of forgetfulness is currently, because of the density of the material realm, an inevitable part of coming into embodiment. So the first challenge for any lifestream is to regain its memory of it spiritual identity and its purpose. As I said, this was no different for me. I did forget who I was and why I had come.
Obviously, the more mature a lifestream is, the easier it will be for the lifestream to regain its memory. Nevertheless, I still had to go through a long process before I fully regained the memory of who I was and why I had come.
As a child, I had a strong sense that I was here for a purpose. This is no different from many spiritually inclined people in today’s world. Millions of people have been born with a sense of purpose, a sense that they are here to do something and to help bring about a new and better age.
I had this sense as a child, but I did not have a clear vision of what that entailed. I knew that part of my mission was related to religion and spirituality, so I did my best to study spiritual teachings whenever and however possible. This also led me to go on a pilgrimage to the far East where I studied a variety of eastern religions.
You see, even though I was a mature lifestream, there was no guarantee that my mission would be a success. It all depended on the choices I would make from my state of forgetfulness, and I did have the option to fail. Therefore, I was in much the same situation that millions of spiritual seekers are in today. They have a sense of purpose, but they do not know exactly what that purpose is.
What happened in my life was no different from what is currently happening in the lives of millions of people. This is a general initiation that every human being in embodiment must go through. The test is that you must discover who you are and why you are here, and you must do so largely from within yourself. One main reason for this is that when you do discover this on your own, your knowledge becomes internalized and thereby you can act upon it with much greater determination.
This process of self-discovery is the essence of the spiritual path. And the essence of self discovery is that you are willing to take one step at a time without having a clear vision of where you are going. For example, you will notice that God told Abraham to get out of his home country. Abraham packed up everything and started walking without having a clear vision of where he was going. By being willing to move without having any vision or guarantee about the end result, Abraham demonstrated his faith in God. He was willing to trust God and take one step at a time without knowing where he would end up and how things would turn out.
This is an extremely important principle for all spiritual seekers. There are many people on earth who are extremely attached to the idea of an automatic or guaranteed salvation. They consider themselves to be highly spiritual or religious people, and they often claim to be willing to work for God’s purposes. Yet before they take even one step, they want to have a clear vision of where they are going, and they want to have God’s guarantee that everything will turn out perfectly.
Because everything depends on your free will, God cannot guarantee the outcome of your path. Likewise, God cannot give you a clear vision of the end result because it is not something that is set in stone. For most people, there is a variety of ways for them to fulfill their spiritual mission, and the exact events on their paths will depend on choices they make along the way. This was also true for my mission, although my mission was so specific that there were certain elements of it that were not open to alternative choices.
So what I would like all spiritual seekers to learn from this discourse is that you must be willing to take one step at a time, even though you do not know where you are going and have no guarantee for what the outcome might be. Furthermore, you must be willing to walk with no outer direction or guarantee but based on your inner intuitive sense of what should be your next step.
You ask me how I knew what my mission was, and the answer is through intuitive insights and spiritual visions. This is the same way that every seeker must know his or her path.
For the first three decades of my life, I basically took one step at a time without having a clear vision of who I was and what my mission was. I knew certain general things but had very few specifics. Therefore, I can assure you that I was struggling with my personal direction as many spiritual seekers are struggling today. I know what this will seem like an abomination to many orthodox Christians who cannot let go of their idolatry of me as being somehow perfect. Nevertheless, the reality of my life is not changed by people’s beliefs.
The major turning point in my life was my baptism by John. The Holy Spirit descended upon us with such force that we were both, to use a modern expression, blown away. Both of us knew that a life-changing event had taken place, but none of us had a clear vision of what that actually meant. That is why I withdrew into the wilderness after the event. I needed time to be alone, to collect my thoughts and to seek further intuitive insights concerning the turn my life had taken.
During my time alone, I did indeed attain a much greater clarity concerning my mission. Yet I still did not know everything that would happen. Specifically, I did not know anything about my crucifixion, and I did not suspect that my ministry would come to a violent end after only three years.
This was partly due to the fact that my crucifixion was not set in stone. If indeed a critical mass of the Jewish people had accepted me as the Messiah, it would not have been necessary for me to have been crucified. Only after my final entry into Jerusalem, did it become clear that the Jews would not accept me as their Messiah. Therefore, the alternative, what one might call “Plan B,” took effect and this necessitated that I go through the crucifixion.
Although I had certain premonitions, I did not realize this fully until I sat in the garden at Gethsemane. That is why I went true through such severe anguish in the garden. If I had known for a long time that the crucifixion was coming, why would I have gone through this severe anguish? I would either have avoided the situation, or I would have had time to reconcile myself with the situation.
Concerning when it became clear to me that I was the chosen one, this did not really happen until I read the scriptures, as recorded in Luke. This was another life-changing event, and once again it was brought about by an intuitive insight that suddenly made it clear to me that I was not merely a spiritual teacher but was meant to fill the role of the Messiah expected by the Jews.
It is very difficult for a person in today’s world to have any real appreciation of how it was to be in embodiment 2,000 years ago. The energies of the material universe were so much heavier, or denser, because they were a reflection of the lower state of consciousness that most people had at the time. So while one might say that because I was a mature lifestream, it should have been easier for me to walk the path of rediscovering my identity and mission, I can assure you that it was not an easy task. Because of the density of people’s consciousness, I had to struggle with my inner direction.
I am not thereby trying to make it seem like it was much more difficult for me back then than it is for you today. Every human being faces the tests that are the most difficult for that particular person. So really, it is meaningless to say that the path is more difficult for one person than for another. Yet because the consciousness of humankind has been raised, it is somewhat easier to discover the spiritual path today than it was 2,000 years ago. That is why you see that there are many more people in today’s world who are open to spiritual growth than was the case back then.
As I describe in great detail in The Christ Is Born in You, there are currently 10,000 lifestreams on earth who have the potential to manifest a very high degree of personal Christhood in this lifetime. These lifestreams have a clear sense of purpose, a clear sense that they are here to do something important. There are also millions of lifestreams who have the potential to discover the path of Christhood and to make very significant progress on that path. These lifestreams will also have a clear sense of purpose, and it is extremely important that those lifestreams recognize their potential and make an all-out effort to realize that potential.
As was the case 2,000 years ago, there is a best-case scenario, a worst-case scenario and a number of scenarios in between. I pray and hope that a critical mass of lifestreams will discover their spiritual potential and decide to realize that potential so that we can manifest the best-case scenario in today’s world. The best-case scenario did not come about 2,000 years ago. I hope it will be different today, but the decision is not up to me. It is up to the millions of lifestreams who chose to come into embodiment at this particular time for the specific purpose of discovering and following the path of personal Christhood.
Copyright © 2003 by Kim Michaels