Question: I have a question about Switzerland. Recently, there was a vote concerning big companies that are domiciled in Switzerland. The initiative suggested that the company should be held responsible for any violation of human rights abroad and held responsible for environmental damage in other countries. The majority of the people voted yes, which is a great progress but unfortunately, without a majority of the states, which means it was turned down. I realize that there is a big fear in the collective consciousness in Switzerland. Its citizens feel that with moving more towards unity, or for that reason embracing diversity, they will lose something. This is shown in Switzerland not entering the EU, with inequality of women in certain areas. And also, the attitude towards fugitives or refugees and many more of these examples. It sometimes feels like an island in the middle of Europe, where people believe it is safe, so we better not change too much. Sometimes, it seems quite strange to me: on the one hand, a very progressive nation with this direct democracy, lots of innovative drive, and on the other hand, these regressive attitudes in some other areas. I appreciate your perspective also about what is the next step for Switzerland to take and how we can bring it about.
Answer from the Ascended Master Saint Germain through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Increasing Your Christ Discernment.
Switzerland is certainly a unique nation in the world. And it is partly due to its geographic location, where the mountains have various effects. Now, there are some people who will say that mountains are spiritual. You see in India, how they revere the Himalayas as the location for many spiritual people, even spiritual communities. And there is a certain reality to it, that this massive rock gives a certain stability in a country. This can have certain spiritual aspects where people can withdraw to the mountains, and therefore be somewhat isolated from the hustle and bustle of the marketplace in the world, and lead a more secluded existence.
But you also see that there is a tendency in mountainous areas, that people are very conservative, not very progressive and willing to change things. You see the same thing in Switzerland. And you see also that the mountains in Switzerland, are actually acting as a division between different groups of people: the German speaking, the French speaking, the Italian speaking, and so forth, and so on. You see that Switzerland is really not a particularly homogenous nation. The population has a different mindset in the Italian, the French and the German speaking parts, and it goes quite deep. You could say that you actually have three countries in one that are trying to coexist by ignoring their differences.
The next step that Switzerland could take would be that people would start openly acknowledging the differences, talking about them and talking about whether they could be resolved, and a more unified national consciousness could emerge. Or whether these differences are simply so deep that it should be acknowledged that they cannot be resolved.
If you look at the more long-term perspective of the golden age, I have already talked about how nation states will become obsolete at a certain point. I have talked about how there can be certain regions that build a deeper sense of unity. And this could mean that national boundaries get blurred, and that even some nations will be split up or disappear. So, I know that this is not something that many Swiss people are willing to even consider. But it is nevertheless one of the important steps that Switzerland could take to have an open debate.
Do we actually have a future as one nation? Or should we split into three nations that then can divide individually, whether they will join Italy, France, or Germany, or perhaps even find a way to cooperate with Austria. I am not saying that there is a particular outcome here that needs to happen. What I am saying is that the debate itself could help the Swiss nation progress, where people could confront some of these questions and issues that they have not, so far, been willing to confront.
What we see in the Swiss nation, not only in the Swiss nation, but certainly in the Swiss nation is an unwillingness to confront certain issues that are deemed to be too confrontational, too extreme, too difficult to resolve. There is a tendency to ignore issues. And there is especially a tendency to let the different regions have certain differences that really are not compatible with a national awareness as a whole. Like, for example, the treatment of women in some regions that is far behind what it is in the rest of the nation and in the rest of Europe. This is just one example.
There needs to be a more open debate about what kind of nation is Switzerland? What is the national identity? Is there really a unified national identity? And is it possible, is it even desirable for us to continue as one country?
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