Ascended Master Jesus, December 31, 2011 through Kim Michaels.
Yet my beloved, when you look at this teaching – that is truly a higher teaching than I was able to give 2000 years ago – then you might look at the teaching I gave so long ago and say: “But Jesus, why did you then say ‘I come not to bring peace to the world but a sword?'” Well, the reality is, my beloved, that I came to bring the sword of Christ. And one of the functions of the sword of Christ is that it magnifies the conflicts that people have in themselves, it even magnifies the conflicts between people and groups of people. So that they cannot cover them over, so they cannot hide them, so they cannot sweep them under the rug, as the saying goes.
For you see how often in society, there has been a tendency for people to want to ignore the conflict, to want to cover them over, or to want to suppress them. Do you not see that what the Soviet Union sought to establish through communism, and what China is still grasping to establish – and for that matter, still Russia is seeking to establish – is an artificial form of oneness by programming everyone to be the same. But you see, oneness is not the same as sameness. Oneness is where everyone is allowed to express his or her unique individuality. But it is the unique individuality anchored in the I AM Presence. And thus, there can be no conflict between one individuality and another.
And so, you cannot create oneness through force, as you cannot be harmless in a forceful manner. And thus, you see even the Christian Church, for the past 2,000 years, has attempted to create this artificial oneness, where everyone is supposed to be converted to the same beliefs, based on an image of Christ. And so, the thinking is that if everyone accepts the same image of Christ, then everyone must be in unison. But you can see, when you look at the history of Christianity, that it has not been so. For even though the Catholic Church for a thousand years managed to suppress all dissent – by using much the same brutality and force as the Soviet Union used to suppress dissent – there eventually came a point, where some people would no longer accept it. And since the birth of the Protestant movement, you have seen how Christianity has continued to fragment into many different churches and sects. And this is, again, an expression of the fact, that if people will not find true oneness, then it is actually better that the differences become more and more pronounced, so that people cannot ignore them, cannot suppress them, cannot pretend that we are good followers of Christ because we are in oneness, when in reality there is no true oneness.
And so, again, oneness is not the same as sameness. For sameness is an artificial condition, that is truly the dream of the fallen beings, where they can program everyone to be the same. And then they think there will be harmony and oneness here below, that can rival and even replace the oneness in the spiritual realm. They are attempting to establish oneness through the consciousness of separation, and of course it cannot be done. For the more force they apply to create sameness, the more counterforce they create, that will fragment the sameness.
So it is possible for some force in this world to create an artificial state of sameness, by suppressing individuality. But it is only possible to maintain it for a time, before the Sword of Christ will fragment that artificial sameness, and again begin to express itself through the individuality of the different lifestreams. And so, you will see, even if we look at yourselves as spiritual people, that you might have grown up in a society that suppressed your individuality, that programmed you to suppress your individuality. This might have been the outer force, such as you saw in the Soviet Union, or it might have been the social pressure that you have seen in many so-called free western nations, as our two messengers described yesterday in the talk about the ego.
Stop suppressing your individuality
And so, it is natural that you have grown up creating various aspects of the ego, that have been geared towards suppressing your individuality, preventing you from expressing your individuality. And so, when you begin to realize this and when you begin to break free of it, it is natural that you go through a phase, where you need to express yourself in all ways. You need to express yourself in more extreme ways than you have done before. For you need to throw away all of these artificial restraints, that you have felt.
That is indeed why you see that most teenagers need to go through a phase, where they are seemingly rebelling against their parents or doing things that their parents told them not to do, as a necessary phase in finding who they really are. But you will also see that, ideally, teenagers should only go through this for certain time, and then they should discover who they are, so that they no longer need to rebel. Because now they know who they are; not in opposition to something here on earth, but through their unique individuality anchored in their I AM Presences.
And thus, you see that this should also be your goal as spiritual people. You should allow yourself to go through a phase of expressed your individuality, no longer suppressing it. But instead, what you see in many spiritual movements is indeed that they impose a new ideal, a new set of rules, that gives you another reason, another excuse, for suppressing your individuality. But this cannot lead to growth; it can only lead to tension. And thus you, again, see how many spiritual movements, after a time, will begin to fragment. There will be conflicts between people, or in many cases people will individually leave, because they can no longer fit themselves into the outer framework.
But you see, this can be transcended by creating movements where people are allowed to express themselves, just as you did before giving this rosary today. You allowed people to express themselves freely. There was no overall goal, there was no overall design, there was no police force seeking to tell people how they should be spiritual and what they should say or not say. There was no attempt to solve any problem here; it was just a free expression that was allowed.
And then, when you had expressed these viewpoints, you still were able to come together in giving the ritual of the rosary, that then helped you raise your consciousness and transcend the expressions that were not the real you, that were not your real individuality. But it was just a necessary phase for you, to break free of the restrictions to the expression of your individuality.
This is an excerpt from a longer teaching. You can read the full dictation HERE.
Copyright © 2011 Kim Michaels