Question: Wearing masks or not wearing masks, how does this play out in duality and doing the right thing for the whole?
Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Choosing America’s Future.
Again, if you look at this from a long-term perspective, people will look back at this situation and say: How could this be an issue in America? Look at so many other democratic nations where it is not an issue. People do not feel forced to wear a mask, they do it because they recognize that they have a responsibility not to spread the virus to other people. So if they have it without knowing it, the mask is an effective way to prevent the spread of disease.
Why is this an issue in America? Because people in America, many people in America, have this unbalanced sense that freedom means that you have no restrictions from the government and the government should not tell the individual how to live their lives. But my beloved, it may be the government who says: We now require people to wear a mask when they are in a public forum. But is it really the government who artificially makes this decision?
Is not it actually that the government speaks for the whole. The government speaks the voice of the whole, because freedom as an individual does not mean you can do whatever you want, regardless of the effect it has for other people. This is the view of the fallen beings and the power elite, which unfortunately, many, many Americans have adopted as their own and think it is based on some higher principle, possibly even a certain interpretation of the Bible.
But the fact of the matter is that even though you have individual freedom, you also have a responsibility towards other people, have responsibility towards the community, towards the whole. And when you have such a situation, where this virus is spreading as it is and has been in America, then you must use whatever means are available, whether they are a hundred percent effective or not.
It is simply a matter of showing social responsibility, community spirit, that you do what the whole requires of you and you do not turn this into an issue of the government limiting your freedom or taking away the freedom. I do not recall that the constitution or the Declaration of Independence defines a freedom to spread a virus to other people as one of the foundational freedoms of America. So this is a matter of social awareness and social responsibility and many people in America have distorted the ideals of freedom as an excuse for not showing social responsibility and for denying the need to develop social awareness. Well, this is again, anti-democratic.
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