Ascended Master Saint Germain (4), July 14, 2007 through Kim Michaels.
Even the area of religion has been influenced by this mindset, to the point where most religious and spiritual movements, even most New Age movements, define a standard for how you are supposed to behave in order to be saved—however they define salvation. So this is another thing you need to re-think, for you have the teaching to create an entirely new environment, where, when someone comes to you for the first time they do not feel they have to fit themselves into your box in order to be allowed in. But on the contrary, they feel that they are welcomed and accepted for who they are right now. Because you have no standard for what is normal, for what is lovable. For you have transcended the conditional love and come to the point, where you have unconditional love for all life.
The only way to have unconditional love is of course to have no conditions. Meaning, that you have no expectations of how people should or should not behave. You have no standard for what is normal or what is acceptable behavior.
Every human being is – right now – in a certain state of consciousness. And you do not know why a particular person is in that state of consciousness. It may be that that person has made certain choices that were based on duality, but it may also be that a person, who seems to be very burdened, has actually taken on something from the mass consciousness and is carrying that burden for many other people, thus making it easier for them to make progress. And thus, there is no need to judge with the outer mind. You look at a person, and you accept them for who they are right now. And therefore, you welcome them to your heart. You give them unconditional love, and the acceptance that they are welcome as they are.
Then, of course, you also hold the immaculate concept, that they can transcend whatever limitations or burdens they are facing right now. But you do not hold the immaculate concept by having in your mind a standard that says, “Ah this is normal for a spiritual seeker, and that person is below the norm, so I must help that person come up to the norm.” For again, there may be people who have taken on conditions that they are meant to carry for the rest of their lifetimes—and so a certain condition might not be meant to be healed. The question is then, can you still love that person unconditionally without having a norm for what should or should not happen?
Virtually every religion on this planet has fallen pray to the dualistic consciousness of setting up a norm for what it means to be a member of that religion. And that is why so many people have felt unwelcomed and unaccepted in particular religions. And if you will look at society today, you will see that there are many, many people who have rejected religion – whether it be a specific religion, or even all religion – precisely because they did not feel welcomed. This is not necessarily because there was anything wrong with these peoples’ state of mind. In fact, in many cases these people have the inner attunement of knowing that in the Aquarian Age, religion itself is supposed to transcend itself, to transcend the old judgmental mindset.
Do not use spiritual attainment as a standard for judging others
Here is another concept for you to ponder. I have talked about the need to have Christ discernment, and when you discern, you discern between what is real and what is unreal. But I must tell you that it is possible, even for people who have obtained some Christ discernment, to fall prey to the very subtle temptations of the serpentine mind, to use the Christ discernment to set up a standard whereby you judge other people. But did not Christ say, “Judge not that ye be not judged,” my beloved? And the reason is, as we have explained before, that we do not judge you, you judge yourself. And the way you judge other people is a reflection of your state of consciousness—and that is the state of consciousness that you also use to judge yourself, even if you are not consciously aware of this.
I bring to your attention that at the lower levels of Christhood – where you are beginning to have some Christ discernment, but do not yet have the full openness of the heart, you have not quite attained unconditional love – well, it is possible that that Christ discernment can become tainted by the tendency to judge, based on a standard for what is normal or what is acceptable. And that is why I am giving you the teaching, so that you have the opportunity to question the norm. And so that you do not carry the norms of your society with you unquestioned, whereby you will unconsciously color your Christ discernment by the norms of society.
Knowing what is unreal and what is real in another human being – when you truly know what is real and unreal – will take you beyond human judgment—and here is why. When you truly see the difference between what is real and what is unreal, well you clearly see what is unreal in another human being but you also see beyond what is unreal and you see the deeper reality that might be hidden behind an outer personality or an outer behavior. When you see what is real in another human being, well how can you judge that human being? For you will know that that person came from the same source from which you came. And therefore, that person is part of the same Body of God of which you are a part, and therefore that person is YOU.
When you see what is real and what is unreal, you see beyond the outer appearances that create differences and conflict, and you see the underlying oneness of all life. And you affirm that oneness. And then you can form what Maitreya has talked about, the community of Oneness, the Sphere of Oneness, where you affirm your oneness with other people in Christ and you never reject anyone. But you allow them to make the choice of whether they will come into oneness with you in Christ, or whether they will remove themselves because they cannot yet handle that oneness. They still have some need to experience separation and duality for a while longer, until they have finally had enough of it.
But at least you have given them a real choice by being in Oneness and welcoming them into your Oneness, so that they can see that there is an alternative to the separation imposed upon them by the standards of society, by the norm. For do you not see, that what is the normal behavior – what is considered normal behavior in your present society – is the standard that is entirely based on duality—and therefore confirms the lie that all people are separate beings and are therefore beyond being united in oneness?
Do not allow the norm to prevent you from expressing your light
And thus, again, question the norm, question the unquestionable, think the unthinkable, accept the unacceptable. Be what you are not supposed to be—dare to be here below all that you already are Above. Accept a new norm, which is that you are a spiritual being, and that it is normal and right for you to express your spiritual reality in whatever form comes to you from within. And accept that there is no norm in this world that is going to stop you from expressing your spiritual reality, even if it means creating a website or writing books that cause some people to think that you are crazy or insane.
Even if it means speaking out in ways that will challenge other people and therefore cause them to go into the default reaction of the ego—of saying that there must be something wrong with you. Which then gives them an excuse for ignoring you, so that they do not have to change. Thereby, they can ignore the fact that if you can be different, they can be different as well, so they can continue staying where they are comfortable and where they do not need to take responsibility for themselves.
For do you not see, that being normal in your society takes away your need to take responsibility for yourself, to discover who you are and to dare to express who you are? For you just need to be normal and flow along with the mass consciousness. And this is a very easy and comfortable way to live, for you do not really need to think—for the norm has done all the thinking for you.
I congratulate you for your willingness to consider and to be unconditional. And you can build on this momentum to take this even further and manifest an even higher degree of unconditionality. For certainly, even though it may seem contradictory, there are degrees of unconditionality in the sense that while unconditional love is unconditional, it is possible for people to have attained partial unconditionality but still have some conditions in other areas.
Be willing to look at yourself and consider, “Where do I have conditions in my love?” For I assure you, that if you will see where you have conditions that prevent you from expressing love to others, well behind it you will find a condition that also prevents you from accepting God’s love for yourself—and therefore causes you to judge yourself according to the norm, to the standard. And this prevents you from being who you are, and achieving that victory of being here below all that you are Above.
My Beloved, wear that label of NOT being normal as an honor badge, for surely when you seek the Kingdom of God within you – and when you seek that Kingdom beyond anything in this world – well then you will strive for a higher norm, the norm of being unique in God, even in this world—where everything is arrayed against the expression of your uniqueness, as you saw how the forces were arrayed against Jesus and his expression of his Christhood. Yet he had the courage to be, and I know that you too have that courage, and so I look to you to BE. And thus, in the gratitude of a father’s heart, I seal you in my love.
This is an excerpt from a longer teaching. You can read the full dictation HERE.
Copyright © 2007 Kim Michaels