Ascended Master Saint Germain, June 15, 2013, through Kim Michaels.
The Buddha I AM. Saint Germain I AM. The Buddha Saint Germain I AM.
You may not associate my normal vivacious demeanor with the image of the Buddha sitting in silent meditation. Yet, I have attained Buddhahood and I have attained Buddhahood the same way Gautama did, by embodying my flame. His flame happens to be Peace, mine is Freedom. Thus, even in my normal demeanor where I am quick and busy, I am still the Buddha.
Why the masters give a realistic message
I know, as all of us know, that the messages we have given you during this conference about Russia can be difficult to face, to hear, to accept, to absorb. It may seem as if there are so many problems and so much darkness that there is not much hope for the future. It may seem so if you are the kind of person who focuses on lack, on the glass of life being half-empty rather than half-full. Of course, as has been pointed out, one of the effects of the history of Russia is that many souls who have embodied here for many lifetimes, have come to focus on the glass of life being half-empty.
Thus, one might think that it would be better for the ascended masters to focus on giving a positive message so that the spiritual people could get into a positive state of mind and focus on the glass of life being half-full. This is indeed what many people in the New Age spiritual community believe: that you should focus only on the positive, for if you give the negatives attention, you magnify them. There are many people who are open to the spiritual side of life, who have come across our dictations given through this messenger or others, who have reasoned that we could not be true spiritual teachers when we focus so much on the problems.
How to attain Christhood
Yet, let me give you a discourse on what it takes to attain Buddhahood. It is very simple. The doorway to Buddhahood is Christhood. You cannot work on your Buddhahood until you have attained a high degree of Christhood. How then do you attain Christhood? Well, as we have explained through our recent books, there is a stage of the spiritual path, where you are growing between the 48th and the 96th level of consciousness, where you follow the path outlined by the Seven Chohans. This is a stage where you are meant to embody the light of the Seven Rays, learn to use the light of the Seven Rays, become aware of your co-creative abilities, and attain the freedom to express them according to your own divine individuality and your own decisions.
Yet, this is not Christhood. It is Creative Freedom, but it is not Christhood. What, then, will it take to work on Christhood? Well, it will take what Jesus demonstrated: that you do not withdraw from life and society. You do not sit in a cave in the Himalayas and meditate all day. You go out among other people and you look at what is happening in the world. You see what is happening and you feel what Jesus felt many times, only a few of which are recorded in the scriptures. You go through the feelings. You acknowledge the problems. You might feel a certain form of anger. You might feel compassion for the people. You might feel a desire to change things, to do something to make a difference. Many of you, who have been on the path for some time, can recognize this in your own lives where you were moved by some desire to make a difference.
It is not necessary or required at this stage that you have no human emotions. Even Jesus, occasionally, displayed human emotions. It is recorded in the scriptures in a few instances, but there were many more in real life, as there was for all of us. You do not actually manifest Christhood by denying your emotions, by stifling them, by rejecting them, by holding them back. When you see the horrendous abuses that take place in the world, you should feel a certain sense of what is anger in the beginning, but what can then be transformed into righteous indignation. You should feel compassion for the people. You should feel a desire to set the people free from the suffering that you acknowledge they are going through. This is the lower stage of Christhood.
Do you see that you cannot even begin this stage if you bury your head in the sand and think you only have to focus on the positive, and have to ignore or deny anything negative? You have not even begun Christhood if you are not willing to look realistically at what is happening in the world, what is burdening the people, and, as we have explained, what is lacking and what could be done better.
There are many people in Russia who have embodied here precisely because they want to raise this nation beyond these lower manifestations. What they are also doing is that they have taken a vow to walk the path of Christhood in this lifetime. Many of them, of course, do not understand what the path of Christhood is about and they have rejected the Christian Church, for they know it does not represent Christ. Some have even rejected all religion, but are still walking the path of Christhood in the sense that they are looking at what is going on and how it can be changed.
Thus, I am telling you that when you look at the releases we have given during this conference, you will see that what we have addressed during this conference is precisely the beginning stage of the Path of Christhood where you openly and honestly and in a straightforward manner, acknowledge the problems, acknowledge what is lacking. We have done this because we know that a critical mass of spiritual people are ready for this approach and this message. Nevertheless, while it is necessary in the beginning stages of Christhood to recognize the issues, it is, of course, not our desire that you should stay at the beginning stages of Christhood. It is especially not our desire, that you should get stuck in a closed loop of being so focused on the problems you see in the world that you actually neglect the task of raising your own consciousness.
How to attain Buddhahood
There are a considerable number of ascended master students who have become so focused on the splinter in the eye of the world, or in the eyes of their brothers, that they have refused to deal with the beam in their own eye. This can actually lead students to go into a negative spiral that can cause them to fall below the 48th level of consciousness. Thus, what we have also done during this conference is we have given you the pointers of how you go beyond the beginning stage of Christhood, reach the higher stages of Christhood, which then makes it possible for you to go beyond and start working on Buddhahood.
I can assure you that there is not one among you who can absorb and even understand everything we have put in these dictations by listening to them or reading them once. There are so many pointers here, and do not think that they only apply to students in Russia for is there any part of the world that has not seen atrocities? All students can benefit from truly pondering and looking for the very subtle pointers that point you to the higher levels of Christhood and beyond. At the higher levels of Christhood you realize that you have acknowledged the imperfect conditions in the world, you have acknowledged your desire to change them, but now you face the crucial test. Will you attempt to change the conditions in the world through your own power? Or will you step up to the higher levels of Christhood where you acknowledge what Jesus said: “I can, of my own self, do nothing. The Father within me, He doeth the work.”
How will you get to this stage? You will get to it when you acknowledge the problems in the world, acknowledge your desire to make a difference and acknowledge that you cannot make a difference no matter what you do with the outer mind. Thus, you must step up to a higher level and how do you do this? By going through a period where you no longer focus on the problems in the world, but you focus on your own reaction to those problems.
Then you use your own reaction to dig deeper into your psychology and uncover the attachments, the feelings, the illusions behind your reaction. This, most of you are capable of doing. Many of you have already done it, some for many years. I am simply making you consciously aware of what you have done so that you can complete the process faster through your conscious awareness.
Buddhahood, then, requires you to attain mastery over your reactions to anything that happens in the world. At the higher levels of Christhood, you go through a period where you are very active in either doing spiritual work or engaged in seeking to do something about the conditions in the world and society. You are serving life, you are helping other people, you are seeking to raise awareness, seeking to make actual changes. This is Christhood; it is a period that you go through. For some it may be the rest of this lifetime. For others this may be decades. For some it might be only years. It is all individual. Yet, what I wish to do in this discourse, is to hint at what comes after. For there actually comes a point where you have the opportunity to step up to the Path of Buddhahood.
This is an excerpt from a longer teaching. You can read the full dictation HERE.
Copyright © 2013 Kim Michaels