Ascended Master Presence of Victory, July 3, 2005 through Kim Michaels.
Truly, study how Jesus called his disciples. Imagine yourself going about your business in your daily life, and suddenly a person comes up to you with intense, burning eyes and says, “Leave your nets and follow me!” And then he turns around and walks away without looking back.
When you are at a plateau, where you need to step up to a higher level, then – in some form or another – the teacher will come to you, be it within or without, perhaps as a person, perhaps as a book, perhaps as a voice in your head that you know is the true voice. And that teacher will say, “Leave your nets and follow me!” And that is all he will say. Not necessarily in those exact words but he will give you a clear instruction that cannot be misunderstood or misinterpreted.
The question is, “What are you going to do?” Are you going to follow the teacher, even though you do not know where the path leads you? Or are you going to cling to what is familiar and ask for guarantees or time to prepare. You see, the eternal motto of the ascended masters is that when the student is ready, the teacher appears. So when that situation does happen to you, you are ready at inner levels. Your ego, of course, is not ready – and doesn’t think you are ready – and will come up with a million excuses of why you are not ready and why you should not follow this person, or this teacher or this voice inside of you.
Yet I must tell you that when Jesus called his disciples, he did call more than 12 disciples. And not all of them heeded the call. But those who did heed the call did so because they instantly followed Christ. They did not think, they did not plan, they did not prepare, they did not look back. They simply dropped their nets and they followed Jesus.
There will come a point, where you will need to do this to step up to a higher level. This messenger, many years ago, had a discussion with a minister in a Lutheran Church. And this very topic of how Jesus called his disciples was brought up. And the minister, who supposedly represented Christ, said, “Oh, I am sure the disciples had a long time to prepare to follow Jesus. They had at least a year to get their things in order.” And this shows you the state of consciousness of orthodox Christianity today.
They have taken out the essence of the guru-student, the master-disciple, relationship. They have put Jesus on a pedestal. And in order to do so, they have also elevated his disciples, so that they could follow Christ directly, but you cannot—because you are miserable sinner, so you need to follow the outer Church instead of following the Living Christ.
This is an excerpt from a longer teaching. You can read the full dictation HERE.
Copyright © 2005 Kim Michaels