Ascended Master Mother Mary, January 4, 2009 through Kim Michaels.
Yet my beloved, Jesus came to set the stage for the emergence of an entirely new spiritual movement that was nothing like the rigid religion whose representatives challenged and eventually killed him. Namely a movement where the human ego cannot gain control, cannot play its games, cannot outplay its dramas—for the Holy Spirit flowing through the people will expose it for what it is.
This, then, was the seed also planted by the Buddha in his attempt to create a Sangha that would sustain the onslaught of the demons of Mara, working through the egos of the very members who claim to be the representatives of the Buddha or the students of the Buddha. But you see, even Buddhism was split into many factions, as so often happens, my beloved, when you have the emergence of a power elite. Then comes the emergence of a counter elite, and the struggle between them causes them to go their separate ways, some creating a new offshoot of the old movement, now claiming this is the only right one—whereas the old one still claims to be the only right one.
And so, you see, my beloved, this, of course, cannot be the true Sangha of the Buddha, for there is something unresolved here. There is an attachment to a particular expression of the Buddha’s teachings, as so many Christians display a clear attachment to the teachings of Christ. And as so many Muslims display an attachment to a particular interpretation of the teachings brought forth through Mohammed, as Shiites, as Sunnis, or whatever shading it might be, my beloved.
And so, we see the potential to bring our quest to fruition, and to bring forth—not simply a spiritual movement that sees itself as different from all those other spiritual movements that are rigid and where the ego runs rampant, thinking that you are ego free or you are better. No, we look to you to have the potential to create and to express an entirely new approach to spirituality, where you do not allow yourselves to enter into that state of clearly defining your movement and your culture, feeling this is who we are as opposed to those outside.
You do not allow the ego to play that game of separation and superiority. And thus, you allow yourselves to be ever open to the flow from Above, through whomever the Holy Spirit may blow. Making sure, of course, that you have the discernment of what is the Holy Spirit, and what is simply someone outplaying their drama, claiming to have the authority of the ascended masters or the authority of the Holy Spirit in order to get attention—or control.
No community without communication
And thus, if you are to be successful in manifesting and maintaining such a movement, such a culture, you must, my beloved – if you are willing – consider the teachings we have given during this conference. You must come to the point, spoken of by Saint Germain, of being free to speak out when there is something that you know is not right, so that the ego cannot hide, so that the illusions cannot remain in the dark where no one can see them for what they are. This does not mean that you all have to be perfect. On the contrary, it means that all should be free to express themselves at their present level of consciousness—and to then be lovingly shown that the way they look at things might have a slight coloring of some belief in their personal database that is not quite the highest truth, the highest reality, the highest perspective.
This, of course, is precisely what the Buddha established on earth, when he was physically present—when he created the Sangha as a sphere set apart, where the demons of Mara could not run rampant. And thus, those who entered that sphere – that sacred sphere – they had an opportunity to see that there is an alternative to the consciousness of the world—to the Sea of Samsara, the sea of suffering.
Likewise, Jesus established the same circle with his disciples and others that came in closer contact with him—although some of his disciples could not maintain it, but only had it for brief moments and then lapsed back into their old patterns. Surely, you will see the same here, where some of you come to a realization, and you actually see your drama. But then you go back and sleep on it, and come back, and now you are right back in the drama as if nothing had happened.
But what I desire all of you to see is that when you come to the point where you are free, then this does not matter. For even if people outplay their dramas, you will simply refuse to play along with it. And if you keep doing this and stay out of the drama, well then people will either be transformed, or they will find somewhere else where people are more receptive to their dramas. For after all, my beloved, if they do not get what they want from you, then why would they keep trying?
And they might leave being very negative, projecting upon you that you are unkind, you are unloving, you are not spiritual, you are not this, or you are not that. But again, if you are free, it will not faze you, for you know that you have not been the doer, you have allowed the greater power to stream through you in an attempt – as an expression of God’s unconditional love – to awaken those people. And you bow to the Law of Free Will that they have a right, then, to respond in any way they desire.
This is an excerpt from a longer teaching. You can read the full dictation HERE.
Copyright © 2009 Kim Michaels