Why the Roman Church survived the Roman Empire

Ascended Master Gautama Buddha, February 14, 2010 through Kim Michaels.

Look at the Roman Empire and the buildings. Everything was regimented, everything was built over a theme and repeated that theme without room for creativity or variation. There was, as we have explained, the killing of individuality and creativity—and thus, there was no openness for adaptation as times changed. As we have said before, space is Buddha; time is mother, and an element of the mother is precisely that there must be change. This is what is written into the second law of thermodynamics.

When a system becomes closed – meaning that it does not change – then it will be broken down over time, for time demands change. Time says, that that which is created out of duality can never stand still, can never be maintained over time. For time is the great equalizer, that breaks down everything to its lowest possible level of organization and structure. Time is the enemy of structure, for structure – once created – becomes a beast that wants to preserve itself, rather than continually transcending itself as is demanded by the creative flow of life.

You see the failure of the Roman Empire to adapt, and thus you see that what survived the Roman Empire was not the empire, not the secular militant branch of the empire, but the later creation of the empire, namely the Roman Church—which – partly because it was based on the teachings of Christ and partly because it had been persecuted for centuries by the Romans before it became the state religion – was much more in tune with the matter aspect, with the mother aspect.

And thus, the Christian Church up until Constantine had been forced to adapt in order to survive. And therefore, as the Roman Church was created, there was still enough remnants of creativity for the Roman Church to survive the Roman Empire. Yet once the leaders of the Church began to think, that they had it all made, then you saw the period of the dark ages, where the creativity had run out, the flame of creativity had gone out. And now there was only the incessant desire to preserve the structure by destroying all real or perceived threats to the structure.

And the more the desire, the more the opposition that wanted to break down the structure. And so, you saw the Crusades, you saw the Inquisition, you saw also, my beloved, the incessant persecution of women in the so-called witch hunts. Do you know how many thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of women were killed in the witch hunts and the Inquisition? Any women who had tuned in to the wisdom of the mother – using what today would be called natural healing methods – such a woman would be persecuted and likely killed by the Catholic Church. What a travesty this was, for it could indeed have provided an incredible spurt of creativity to take society, the society of Europe, out of the dark ages much sooner than it happened through the male scientists.


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



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