Ascended Master Saint Germain, October 29, 2009, through Kim Michaels.
My Beloved, Saint Germain I am. Known as Saint Joseph of old. For it was, indeed, a privilege and a challenge for me to serve as the father of the young Jesus. As Mother Mary has explained, he was, indeed, not born of an immaculate conception. But the Holy Spirit worked through both of us to help us realize – as Jesus explained yesterday – that when there is a special task to be completed, one must leave behind everything else and follow that direction from within. So one can be in the right place at the right time, where the outer situation becomes obvious to one’s mind, and one sees what is to be done, what is to be brought forth, what is to manifest.
So that one can – in that lifetime – have the opportunity and the privilege to do something, that reaches beyond a normal human life, that reaches beyond one’s own expectations and desires and wants for a particular lifetime. For one grasps a greater purpose, that greater vision, and one sees, that there is something more to life than most human beings see, envision and expect for a normal lifetime.
True alchemy is in the now
This, my beloved, is the key. Consider, how every human being has the potential to reach for something within themselves, something in the heart, something that brings out a quality—that ineffable, hard-to-describe something, that many people call love. But it is not, truly, the human, possessive love—it is a transcendent quality, a transcendent love if you will, but it is simply transcendence itself. It is that you touch a piece of heaven, you touch a piece of something beyond. You touch the master’s garment, and you feel the stream of the master’s consciousness flowing through you, bringing healing or awakening as the need might be.
And thus, you are all called to reach for that something, that is the quality of MORE, that is what the old alchemists sought and few ever found. That transcendence, that ability to transcend the old, to simply leave it behind, to take a leap forward and to say, “This is who I am now. And it does not matter what I was yesterday, or last week or when I was born. For this is who I choose to be at this moment.” The right to be who you will be at any moment, regardless of what you have been or not been before.
The lie, the lie of the false teachers, is that your past choices, your past state of being or non-being, should limit your future choices, or rather your present choices, the choices you make in the eternal now, when you decide that I am not going to wait for tomorrow. I am going to choose to be MORE, right now, right here. This is the essence of alchemy, the choice to be MORE—not in the future, to not see this as a process that goes on. And if you keep doing some outer ritual or reading a scripture or chanting a prayer, then some day something will happen.
No my beloved, alchemy, true alchemy, is when you decide that NOW, right now, right here I am MORE. I am not looking back. I am putting my hand to the plow of Christ, and I am moving forward, cleaving the real from the unreal, as I turn the earth over and reveal a new surface, a new surface for the growth of new life. This is what Mary and I did, when we had seen the vision, when we had met each other physically—we put our hands to the plow and we moved forward from there, regardless of the difficulties, moving from here to there to there, being on the move for years before settling down for a longer time in that tiny village of Nazareth.
How it was to be a father of Jesus
I desire to give you at least a glimpse into how it was to be the father for this young boy, that grew up to be Jesus. It was not easy, my beloved. Oh yes you have heard the stories, made up by human beings, some of you have even read so-called new revelation about the young boy, Jesus, and his ability to do this or that miraculous feat. Well, Jesus did have special abilities, but he did not manifest any of what you would call miracles during his childhood. What he did manifest was a very strong will, a very strong sense that he had something beyond the ordinary child of this day.
And my beloved, he was still a child. He was still a child. He had the inexperience with life, combined with that inner sense of self-worth of having something special—and you see a combination, that it could be very difficult for a father to deal with. Especially in that age where I, of course, was brought up in a traditional male-dominated culture, where the father was seen as the head of the household, which I can assure you that Jesus had no tolerance for whatsoever. He was a very headstrong boy. He was not anxious to listen to the elders. He wanted his own experiences in life, as many of you have seen with children in this day and age.
For again, you have many children who come into embodiment in this age, who have that inner knowing, that they are here for a purpose, that they are not here to live an ordinary life defined by society and their parents or their teachers or the elders. They are here to forge their own way. But of course, it would be much easier for them, if they would listen somewhat to the elder generation, to gain some experience, to learn from our mistakes, so that they did not have to repeat them all over again.
Yet I can assure you, that this was not Jesus’ approach. I am not thereby saying he never listened, but I tell you, that there were many a time when I was ready to pull my hair out in frustration over his unwillingness to listen—not only to reason, but his unwillingness to listen to anyone who had experience. Jesus was a hands-on kind of person. If you told him not to touch something because it was hot, you could be absolutely certain that he would go touch it, to make sure it was hot.
Why do you think Jesus is not talked about in the scriptures between his appearance in the temple and the age of 30? Well, you will recall the story of what happened in the temple. We had taken him there, Mary and I, expecting him to keep close to us. For indeed, Jerusalem back then was a busy place, as it can be today, where it would be easy for a child to get lost in the crowd, swept up by the crowds, as they moved through the narrow streets, that were even narrower back then than what you see today.
So here he was—suddenly gone. Mary thought he was with me, I thought he was with her, and we then met and realized, that he was with neither of us. Panic, my beloved—as any parent would experience. Running around, looking for him, finding him and then in our worry and concern hearing him say, with an absolute assuredness bordering on arrogance, “Wist ye not I must be about my Father’s business!” Well, I was about to show him right there what was his father’s business.
But nevertheless, what you see is, that he had reached that level of maturity, where he could not be taught by me—and I knew it. I knew there was nothing more I could teach him, and thus the solution we found was to send him with people we knew and trusted, including Joseph of Aramithea, on to the caravan routes, where he could gain experience with different cultures, different people. Where he could move around, be away from home, see something different and hopefully, through that, gain a perspective that he did not have living a somewhat protected life in a small village. For I am sure you realize, that regardless of the fantasies people have come up with, back then living in the village of Nazareth was living in a very small mental box. There was no television, no newspapers, no books, no way to know what was happening beyond what you could see with your eyes or where you could walk in a few days.
My Beloved, it was a very isolated kind of life, and we knew that Jesus needed a broader perspective. He needed to see more of the world. I had, indeed, travelled as I was younger and seen more of the area around here. Mary, of course, being younger, had not had the opportunity, and as a woman being more limited anyway in her ability to move around in those days. For surely, she could not travel alone; that was the privilege of men only.
So we knew that it was time to send Jesus out into life to gain experience. And hopefully he would come back with an expanded perspective, perhaps then settling down as we had our dreams about, for we did not have a clear vision of what his mission would be and neither, of course, did he at that time. So, we let him go! We let him go, not knowing whether we would ever see him again. Not knowing—and indeed not seeing him, for in my case I had passed from the screen of life before he returned to this area.
Of course, Mary seeing him again, when he came back as an adult, yet not still having reached that full awareness of his mission. And she playing a key role in guiding him on to start on that more than ordinary mission, which none of us really could grasp and understand fully – including Jesus – until it started unfolding. But Mary knew, that there was something beyond the ordinary, that wanted to be brought forth and expressed through Jesus. So at that fateful wedding in Cana, she was there to say the right words at the right time, so that he started his public mission, from where there was no turning back. My Beloved, I wish I could have been there to support him, but then again, I know that he did not need my support, for at that point he had found it within himself.
This is an excerpt from a longer teaching. You can read the full dictation HERE.
Copyright © 2009 Kim Michaels