Ascended Master Mother Mary, October 22, 2005 through Kim Michaels.
Thus, I say to you – truly – the process of the ascension is not something that happens in one great leap. It is something that happens in increments, whereby you continue to transcend yourself and become more, until you suddenly take that final leap into the ascended state, the ascended consciousness. And thus, if you believe that you can find a spiritual teaching and that is all you will ever need for your ascension, you are indeed living a lie. You can use a teaching to win your ascension—if you keep going beyond the outer teaching, reading between the lines and allowing your Christ self and your ascended mentors to give you the deeper truths that are not found in the outer teaching because they cannot be expressed in words.
And unless you do this, you will not make your ascension, no matter how many decrees or prayers or rosaries you give, and no matter whether you can recite this or that Scripture by heart. It will not happen that way. It will happen only when you are willing to give up the ghost of your former self, your former sense of self.
And the most difficult thing for people to give up is precisely when they have been on the spiritual path for many years and somehow feel that they belong to an elite of the most spiritual people on earth. This is what you saw in the Scribes and Pharisees who rejected the Living Christ when Jesus stood before them. And my beloved, contemplate Jesus’ parable about the rich man (Matthew19:20) who came to him, and when Jesus explained what it took to be saved he said, “But all these things I have done from my youth, what do I lack yet?” And Jesus said, “Go sell all that thou hast and give to the poor, and then come and follow me.”
And this does not just mean that you have to sell your physical possessions. It is a symbol for the fact that in order to step onto the inner path, the true path, you have to be willing to give up the possessions you think you have from following the outer path. And then, when you are on the inner path, that surrender becomes a perpetual surrender, whereby you know as Paul, “I die daily” (1Corinthians 15:31). Meaning, that part of my mortal self dies every day because I daily surrender it and give up that ghost, letting the former sense of self die so that I can be reborn of the Spirit (John 3:5) into a new sense of self.
Truly, we have given many profound teachings through various organizations. But they will do nothing for you unless you internalize them and become one with the teaching—and then go beyond and become one with the teacher. And then take the further step, that after you become one with the teacher, you become the teacher who ministers to those on earth who have not yet discovered the inner path. And thereby, the circle is complete, the figure-eight flow between heaven and earth is complete. Because the higher part of your own Being, the ascended masters – the ascended master that is the higher part of your Being – can now be in embodiment on earth through you.
This is the ultimate goal of a true spiritual teaching. This is the ultimate goal of the spiritual path. And to help you lock yourself on that path, I have brought forth my new book. If you feel that you have not yet discovered the true inner path, then devour this book. Absorb it. Do not simply read it with your intellect. But absorb it, and let it transform you. Let it transform your view of yourself, your view of the spiritual path, your view of the ascended masters and your view of God—until you can give up that ghost because you realize that you will lose nothing by giving up that limited mortal sense of self. You will instead gain your immortal self that you truly are. Yet how difficult it is to give up that mortal self as long as you do not have a sense of wholeness that comes from knowing and experiencing your higher being.
And therefore, you cannot give up every aspect of your mortal self at once. It must be a gradual path, which is indeed why we talk about the path. Yet as I explain in the book, there comes a point where even the concept of a spiritual path becomes obsolete, and you must then take the very next step beyond the path. And that step is explained in my book. And I will tease you by not giving it to you now, for you need to read it step by step, for each key in my book builds up to the next key, so that you are prepared before you find the most difficult truths, the truths that are most difficult to accept.
Thus, I seal you now in my infinite love. And I ask you to go through an exercise of reading aloud – one person at a time, one verse at a time – the Miracle Nurturance Rosary. For you will find in it truths so profound that literally one could write an entire book based on that rosary, which is in a sense what I have done in my new book. Yet there is even more in the book than the Nurturance Rosary. Yet could you internalize everything in that Nurturance Rosary, truly you would have the abundant life. And therefore, I seal you in my flame of perfect, unconditional nurturance. It is sealed.
This is an excerpt from a longer teaching. You can read the full dictation HERE.
Copyright © 2005 Kim Michaels