Ascended Master Jesus, February 11, 2010 through Kim Michaels.
Look at the forms here, look at how they are carefully crafted. You may call it art, you may admire it. I do not admire it, regardless of the craftsmanship that has gone into it, regardless of the good intentions that have gone into it for some of the artists. It is not art, my beloved; it is the abomination of desolation, standing in the holy place where it ought not. Except for the fact that this is not a holy place, for there is no one holy place, neither here in Rome nor in Jerusalem, nor anywhere else. There is no holy place on earth, for the holy place is within you. And if you do not find it there, you have made any external place that takes your attention away from within, you have made it a sacrilege, you have made it an idol. And thus, it must indeed die before you can be free.
And if you will not let it die on its own, then you must die with it, and you must go down with it. For you become so completely entrapped by that consciousness – by your unwillingness to think, your unwillingness to take responsibility for your own being, your spiritual path, your own salvation – for indeed, that is the essence of the message I preached 2,000 years ago: the kingdom of God is within you.
What does it mean? It means that you alone are responsible for finding the kingdom of God within YOU. Nobody can find it for you, nobody can take you to that kingdom, unless you find it within yourself. And therefore, you are responsible for your own salvation, for you are responsible for the use of your free will, and how you have used that free will and the force of your attention, your co-creative powers, to create a sense of identity as a mortal human being, who is either a sinner or in other ways prevented from entering the kingdom of God. You think you must go through a process before you can enter that kingdom, instead of accepting what I said 2,000 years ago: the kingdom of God is at hand—if you are willing to go within and find it there.
You can find it at any time; there is no process other than the process you need to go through in order to change the reality that you believe—the reality that is a lie, but you believe it is a reality, thinking there is something that separates you from the kingdom of God. Something you have done in the past, some condition created by God, where you were born into sin or whatever it may be. You have elevated some condition in this world to have power over your Spirit, your conscious self, and your oneness with your spiritual self, your I AM Presence. That is the graven image that you have set before the God in you, and only YOU have created it and only YOU can uncreate it. Only you can go beyond it, only you can determine to let it die by not feeding the light into it over your attention.
This is an excerpt from a longer teaching. You can read the full dictation HERE.
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