Beyond the outer path

Ascended Master Jesus, April 7, 2007 through Kim Michaels.


By now you are beginning to see the pattern of how the scribes and Pharisees were always objecting to the Living Word, brought forth by me as the Living Christ. This, my beloved, is a pattern that by no means is limited to the scribes and Pharisees, for you see it in every religion, in every civilization, in every spiritual tradition, in every worldly tradition.

What is the essence of this pattern? Well, it is precisely that the ego is trying to build up the outer appearance that it is acceptable in the eyes of God because it is living up to all these outer conditions. When people are blinded by the ego, they identify with the ego, they are attached to the outer tradition they have created—the outer tradition that says they are saved because of the outer things they do.


Many are ready to go beyond the outer path
I am not bringing this up to necessarily find fault with those who are attached to outer tradition. For, as a realistic spiritual teacher, I know that there are people on this planet who are still very much like children, and who need to still be in an outer organization, an outer Church, where they can believe that by belonging to that Church and following a few simple rules, they will be saved. There are literally people, a certain portion of the population on earth, who have that legitimate need. And as a spiritual teacher I do not expect them to rise out of that need in one lifetime.

Yet, I can also tell you that there is a large group of people on this planet – in this day and age – who are ready to leave that entire mindset behind—but who have not yet done so, partly because they have never been taught. But why have they never been taught? Because they have not so far been open to the teaching. And that is why the eternal spiritual law cannot take effect for them. For is not the law very clear? When the student is ready, the teacher appears. Or should I say, my beloved, when the student is willing, the teacher appears? For until the student is willing to hear the Living Word of the teacher, what is the point of the teacher appearing?

Well, there is indeed a point, and that is why I came to earth. And the point is that the teacher can awaken people from their sleep and shake them out of their comfortability. There comes that point, as I talked about yesterday, where there is a gap between the outer person, the outer personality, the outer mind, and the inner being of the person. You have a large percentage of people on this planet who at inner levels are ready to step up to truly understand what the spiritual path is about, but their outer minds are not ready. For their outer minds are still too controlled by their egos. And the people do not understand the ego, and thus do not understand the need to separate themselves from it.

What is a teacher to do? Is he going to sit around passively and wait until the people wake up by themselves? Or is he going to say, "But at inner levels they are ready, so I will go down in a form they can see, in a form they cannot ignore, in a form they cannot deny, and I will do my best to awaken them to the inner reality for which they are ready." This is the true motivation behind all true spiritual teachers who have ever come to this planet—to awaken those who are ready, so that they can snap out of the outer mind and truly be awakened to the inner reality of who they are.

 

This is an excerpt from a longer teaching. You can read the full dictation HERE.

 

 

Copyright © 2007 Kim Michaels

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