Was Jesus’ life a failure?

Ascended Master Jesus, June 13, 2010 through Kim Michaels.

So I know, indeed, what it is like to be a spiritual person, to have a vision that there is a greater potential, but to feel like – whenever you try to express yourself and your potential – you are up against this wall that you cannot move. You feel as if other people are so closed-minded, as if society is so closed, that there is nothing that can penetrate the resistance you feel. My beloved, there were times during my three-year mission in Palestine, where I was on the brink of despair. They are not all recorded; only the night in the Garden of Gethsemane is recorded in the scriptures. But I had other points, other situations like that, where I cried out, where I felt this frustration of knowing, that people could be set free by changing their minds, yet feeling how unwilling they were to even consider that they might change their minds.

It can be an overwhelming feeling, can it not? And yet, I come to give you a sense of co-measurement. For you may look at my life as Jesus, and you may – from a certain perspective – look at the outer events, and you might see that lifetime as a failure. After all, I was killed like a common criminal without having achieved anything physical. There was really no organization, just a band of people who had been following me, yet when I left they were in a chaotic state of not knowing what to do next.

Then you may look at how they still managed to form a movement that eventually grew, but then – when that movement became the official state religion of the Roman Empire – the original teachings and example that I set were perverted and turned upside down. And so, even though you today have a so-called great religion of Christianity with over a billion followers, they are not truly following the real Jesus but a false image of a false Christ, created by the forces of anti-christ. So you may look and see, “What has actually been accomplished in these 2,000 years since I walked the earth?” Yet this is looking with the outer eye, with the human eye. You are looking at physical events and you are thinking that there should be physical changes.

A dark cloud over the earth

Well, if you look deeper, you will actually see, that there have been many changes that were brought about by Christianity, or rather the mindset that some have at least tuned in to. Yet what I want to give you here is the sense of what happens at inner levels. You see, my beloved, if you were able to come with me and look at the earth from the ascended perspective, you would be able to see what has happened at the level of pure energy, at the level of consciousness. And you would see that in the millennia and centuries before my birth in the physical, there was indeed a dark cloud hanging over the earth. It formed almost like an encrusted shell, that the people could not break through. It was very difficult for people to break through that shell and establish any contact with their I AM presences or with the ascended level of consciousness.

Yet, as the result of my taking physical embodiment, that shell began to crack and crumble. And over the past 2,000 years, this momentum has been reinforced by the many spiritual people who also have taken embodiment on earth. And whether they were Christians or not, they have also made a contribution – by their mere presence on the planet – to breaking up that shell. You will see, that most of you have been in embodiment almost continually for these past 2,000 years, and therefore you have also been part of this process.

If you look at the deeper levels, you will see that – even though you may look at the outer events and see that the earth is still far from the Golden Age – at inner levels the work that needed to be done during the age of Pisces has actually been done. And therefore, it is now possible for a critical mass among humankind to actually establish a connection to the spiritual realm. And therefore, the potential is there for the shift into the golden-age consciousness. This shift can happen much more quickly now than if the process had not taken place over these past 2,000 years.

Had I not taken embodiment, it would not have happened at all. Had you and many others not taken embodiment, the earth would still have been at a stage, where it was difficult for the majority of the population to establish a true spiritual connection. So you see, you might look at your own lives and wonder: “Have I made a difference, am I making a difference?” But you are making a difference.

We are not here talking about physical changes or creating an organization that attracts great numbers. What am I really talking about? I am talking about what other masters have said: provide people with a frame of reference. Provide people with a demonstration, that you are in a state of consciousness that is higher than the normal state, that is higher than their own state. And therefore, you give them that frame of reference, that there is more to life than what they experience in their current state of consciousness. And thereby, you give them a choice, a real choice.

Do you see: we of the ascended masters are not truly looking first to physical changes—we are first looking to a change in consciousness. We are not seeking to force people into the Golden Age. We are seeking to give them the best possible opportunity to choose to enter the golden-age consciousness—and then the golden age will be manifest through that change in consciousness. But we know – and you should know – that it must happen as a result of free choices. It cannot be forced, for that defies the entire purpose of creation.


This is an excerpt from a longer teaching. You can read the full dictation HERE.



Copyright © 2010 Kim Michaels