Why people do not see the beam in their own eye

Ascended Master Jesus, April 6, 2007 through Kim Michaels.

Or you can, as the scribes and Pharisees, have a very sophisticated intellectual understanding that allows you to judge when other people are not getting it, when they are not understanding, when they are not changing as they should be changing. So you are very good at seeing that splinter, that mote, in the eye of another, but it still has not clicked that you have the same thing. For if you see something in the eye of another, there is only one reason why you can see it—because you have it in your own consciousness. Do you understand this, my beloved? Ponder this point.

If you meet a person who says, “The sky is green!” and you realize that he really believes the sky is green because he is looking through yellow glasses, then you know that – because he is seeing through a filter – that is why he sees the sky as being green. The same thing is true for you, if you see a particular flaw in another person. If you look honestly at yourself – and see that there is something that always annoys you with other people, something you always take note of with other people, perhaps something you criticize with others, or perhaps something you see as being wrong in the world – why do you see this? Well, it is because you are looking at the world through a particular filter. And you have the exact same characteristic in your own mind. And because you are looking through that characteristic, that filter, you are projecting it onto the world.

Now, I am not saying that other people don’t have faults. All people have faults. But what I am saying is that if you will be honest with yourself, you will realize that the reason why you see certain faults in others is that you see through the filter, because you have a lens in front of your vision and it colors what you see according to the characteristic of that lens. And that lens is not something that you have mechanically put in front of your eye, it is a belief that you have, that things should be a certain way, or they should not be a certain way.

And that belief is then what forms a filter, and you look at the world through that belief, and you evaluate everything based on that belief. And you have had that belief for so long, and you probably think it is either natural, or necessary or beneficial or maybe the only right way to look at the world. And therefore, you do not see the filter, you do not see that you have a filter, and you focus on other people, what they do, what they say.

They might very well be doing something that is not right, something that needs to be changed. But you see, YOUR entry into the kingdom of heaven, your personal entry into the kingdom, will not be determined by what other people do or don’t do. Their actions, their words, have an impact only on their entry into the kingdom. So what YOU should be concerned about, first of all, is your own entry. And that will depend exclusively on what you do, what you say. And that depends on the words that you have in your mind, what kind of filter you have—that you see the world through but you do not see the filter.


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



Copyright © 2007 Kim Michaels