Ascended Master Gautama Buddha, December 31, 2009 through Kim Michaels.
For if the accuser is not willing to do what you have just done, then how could you possibly achieve any constructive purpose? You see, a person accusing you may indeed point out something that is not right in you. And thus, you can take that as an opportunity to learn. But you also need to be aware, that even though some people see you doing something that is not right, they may not be in the state of consciousness of being willing to acknowledge, that everything is an expression of consciousness. For you see a very simple truth here. It has been said, that what you see as a flaw in another, you also have in yourself. This is not a universal truth, for when you are in the Christ Consciousness, you may indeed see a flaw, a splinter, in the eye of your brother and it may indeed be a correct observation—and it will be, when you are in the Christ Consciousness.
Nevertheless, in the Christ Consciousness you never accuse anyone, for you have transcended the accusatory consciousness, which is born out of duality—and thus, the Christ does not accuse. There is an important yet subtle difference between pointing out something that needs to be corrected and doing this with an accusatory energy, that seeks to put the other person down. The Christ has only one purpose, and that is to raise the other person up. And thus, when you point out something that needs to change, it is done in a constructive way, where you seek to help the other person transcend it.
But the accuser is not interested in having other people transcend. They are only interested in pulling other people down, and that is their motive, that is their intent, that is the energy that they project at others. And thus my beloved, when you have freed yourself from the impurities in your consciousness, you will come to a point, where you can now see clearly. As Jesus said, when you have removed the beam in your own eye, then you can see clearly what is going on in the consciousness of another. And if you see that a person is open to working on him- or herself, then you do everything possible to help that person. But if you find that another person has not come to the point of being willing to recognize, that everything is an expression of consciousness, well, then you may in some cases either take a different course of action – such as Jesus challenging the scribes and Pharisees or overturning the tables of the moneychangers – or you may indeed decide to leave such people alone. There is not one right way or one wrong way to deal with this, for there are stages on the path.
There is what we call the stage of the Christ, the path of Christhood, where you are indeed meant to go out into the world and either seek to help people or challenge those who are not willing to come up higher. But beyond that stage comes the stage of Buddhahood, where you will see that I did not go out actively; I withdrew from society and created a sangha that was set apart. And then, I let students come to me, which had the advantage, that I could turn away those who were not ready. For they had not come to the one realization, that was the essential key that gave you entry into my sangha; namely that you were willing to recognize that everything is an expression of consciousness. And therefore – my beloved, listen carefully – therefore the key to YOUR personal progress is found in your consciousness.
Do you see, that what is going on now out in the world, even among spiritual people, is that they have been trapped in the consciousness created by the accuser of the brethren, the downward spiral where they are constantly focusing on other people, focusing on changing other people? Thinking that they have to bring about these changes in the world or in other people, or even bring about the judgment or condemnation or the exposure of other people. And thus, they are constantly in this state of wanting to change the consciousness of other people, instead of being willing to change the consciousness of themselves.
This is, of course, perfectly fine. You have free will, you have a right to be in that state of consciousness and get the experiences you need in that state of consciousness. But I, as the Buddha, had the right to define my sangha as a place set apart from that accusatory consciousness. And therefore, I had a right to define a barrier of entry that said, that those who had not been willing to acknowledge, that they need to change their own consciousness – instead of seeking to change the consciousness of others – well, they are not worthy, they are not ready, to enter the sangha of the Buddha and receive my direct instruction.
And thus, they may stay outside and receive other forms of instruction, such as the instruction you can receive today from the external religion of Buddhism, or other external religious or spiritual teachings. But you will see that even today, there are those in the tradition of Buddhism who are true gurus, who have attained a higher state of consciousness. And you will see that each of them also has their personal criteria for whom they will allow into their circle of their personal disciples, their personal initiates.
For of course, you are not, as the Buddha, required to work with just anyone who knocks on the door. That my beloved, is actually the initiation of the Christ, where as the Christ you go through a phase, as Jesus demonstrated, where you deal with anyone regardless of their state of consciousness. You deal with the lepers; you deal with those with various infirmities, those who are possessed by demons—all kinds of people who are trapped in all kinds of beliefs. The Christ is out in the world, and whomever the Christ meets, the Christ deals with that person according to his or her inner creativity and discernment and level of Christhood. This is perfectly acceptable—that is why the Christ goes out into the world.
But the Buddha is at a level, where the Buddha has created a sangha set apart, and the students must therefore pass certain initiations before they are allowed entry. The very key here to being considered as a student of the Buddha, a candidate for Buddhahood, is first of all, that you recognize that everything in the world of form is an expression of consciousness. And therefore, everything YOU encounter in the world of form is an expression of your consciousness—if you react to it.
This is an excerpt from a longer teaching. You can read the full dictation HERE.
Copyright © 2009 Kim Michaels