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Mother Mary, April 11, 2009.
Recognize your potential
You may look at yourselves, beloved. And as you expressed, several of you, you get an inner prompting and then your outer mind says, “Oh no, that can’t be true. Not little old me. How could I possibly do something that affects the entire nation?” But you see, my beloved, as you integrate with your higher being, there comes a point where you have to ask yourself, as this messenger had to ask himself some years ago, “Do I believe the spiritual teachings that I am following are true? Do I believe that the spiritual practices I am doing actually work? For after all, I have been following and studying spiritual teachings for some time. I have been practicing spiritual techniques. I have been working on my psychology. Do I believe that any of this works? Do I believe that it makes a difference?”
If the answer is “No,” well then stop doing it and go out and enjoy life. But if the answer is “Yes,” then recognize that you are transcending your former sense of self. And as you keep transcending the former sense of self, there must come a point, my beloved, where you say, “I am not that little old me, who thinks that he or she can do nothing because I was brought up to think I am nothing and cannot make a difference on earth. I am not that separate self that has been programmed by the consciousness of anti-christ to deny that the Christ can be born within me. No, I am more than that separate self, and I am willing to recognize that the Christ can indeed be born within me. And although the little old me of the separate self cannot make a difference in my nation, the Christ within me, God through me, can indeed make a difference.”
This does not mean that you have to go on a crusade and go out as you see so many religious people go out and preach and try to convert everyone. It means that you simply have to recognize that you can be more. And that you can be the open door, for saying something at the appropriate time that will make a difference, not only in individual lives but also in society as a whole.
You see, my beloved, you look at yourselves and you look at the growth in consciousness, do not fall into the trap of thinking that you are the only ones who are growing in consciousness. This is a common mistake that we see in many spiritual communities, where they see, “Oh, we are so different from people in society who just live the material life and drink and make merry. They reject us, they do not understand us. But at least we must be better than them for we are spiritual and we are growing spiritually. Whereas they are not.”
Many people are ready to awaken
But you see, my beloved, all life is interconnected. As Jesus said, “And I, if I be raised up, will draw all men unto me.” There is an underlying oneness of all life. As you have raised your consciousness, you have pulled up many others who are beginning to rise above the mass consciousness. But there is an Alpha-Omega action, my beloved. You may look at yourselves, and if you are realistic you will see that you could not have raised your own consciousness alone. If there had not been other people out there – who were also willing to raise their consciousness – then you could not have made the progress you have made.
It is, thus, an interactive relationship. And the image, the understanding I want to give you here is that there are many more people out there than you think, who have raised their consciousness at inner levels, but who have simply not come to a conscious outer recognition of the process, of their potential, of the spiritual side of life. But they are very close to breaking through. Which means that one remark, one article, one writing, one expression, one book from you, can make a difference, can reach these people and certainly awaken them as you, yourselves, experienced an awakening—where you went from not being consciously aware of the spiritual side of your nature, to suddenly being aware of it and feeling like a whole new life had opened up to you.
So many people out there are ready for that awakening. But you see, what they are ready for is not some religious rebel-rouser or hellfire-and-brimstone preacher, for they are past that level of consciousness. They are ready for someone who has not studied spirituality but who has lived it. And who is expressing it, not in a willful, forceful manner where you say to yourself, “Oh I have to go out and save the world and restore Christianity for Jesus, or bring The Golden Age for Saint Germain, or restore the Divine Mother for Mother Mary.” But you do it in a way where you are simply letting it flow from within, daring to be who you are. Daring to express your higher being instead of using the outer mind to think that you have to do or be a certain way.
And thus, do you see the delicate balance here, my beloved? You do, in your community, have a potential that can be very far-reaching. But we do not want you to focus on this with the outer mind and become all frantic, thinking that you have to do this and you have to do that and you never have time to enjoy life. This is what we have seen in previous Ascended Master organizations, where the students became so focused on having to save the world that they felt they had no more time to actually be alive. And so, in becoming so focused with the outer mind, they lost the inner direction. The higher direction from their own higher beings. And so they had to force everything instead of letting it flow.
Do you see, my beloved, there is a fundamental difference between understanding something with the mind – deciding with the mind that now I have to implement this understanding by doing this or that or the next thing – there is a fundamental difference between that approach and the approach of going within, of being willing to flow with the River of Life.
You have been willing to go through a process of looking at the beam in your own eye, working on your psychology, looking at what it is that prevents you from being your higher self in action, from being who you really are. And then coming to that surrender of being willing to be who you are. And in that surrender, recognizing, my beloved, that your higher being is real. That your higher being does have the potential to express itself through you—if you will only let it by not holding on to the image of yourself as a small powerless being.
This is the potential, my beloved. For you see, the difference between the Age of Pisces and the Age of Aquarius, is precisely that 2,000 years ago the Christ could not be born in millions or even 10,000 people. They were not there in consciousness, the collective consciousness was not there. Therefore, Jesus came as the forerunner, as the one who embodied the Christ consciousness, calling everyone else to come up higher.
Surrender is the key to true power
But in this Age of Aquarius, the consciousness has been raised, the example of Jesus has been internalized by many people. And thus, we now have the potential for many people letting the Christ be born within them. And thus, we have no intention whatsoever of seeing this movement become centered upon one leader or two leaders or a few leaders. We have every intention of seeing a community and a movement where many, many people dare to express their Christhood at whatever level that Christhood is manifest and constantly then striving to come up higher through that surrender, which is the master key to rising in Christhood.
You cannot make or force Christhood to happen. You can only surrender into it. Whereby you recognize, as Jesus expressed, “I can of my own self, – the separate self – do nothing.” “It is the Father – the Higher Self – within me that doeth the work.” “Yet, I and my Father are one.” I and my Higher Being are one. And thus, “My Father worketh hitherto and I work,” because I am willing to be the open door. I am willing to not hold back and to not limit what God can do through me.
This, my beloved, is my final thought for this release. We will give you more specific directions later as this weekend progresses. But for this release I want to leave you with this thought: Seek to become aware of how you are limiting what God can do through you. This messenger considered that question a number of years ago. And it was truly the beginning of the process that led him to his present level of service and has the potential to lead him beyond, to even higher levels of service, as each of you have a potential to go far beyond what you or your peers and family and friends of old think is possible for you.
This, then, is truly the meaning of The Invitation. The Invitation to come up higher, to transcend the old sense of self. It is not simply an invitation to enter an ark in order to survive, physically. It is an invitation to enter the ark of the covenant. Which is a symbol, my beloved, for those who are willing to look beyond the separate self and the material realm. For those who are willing to recognize that they are the Divine Mother in embodiment and that as such they are one with the Divine Father. And therefore, they are here to manifest the vision of the Divine Father, so that it may come to expression in the energies of the Divine Mother. So that there may be that correspondence, as above, so below. Be here below, all that you already are above.
Ponder this, ponder this, for this truly is the challenge of Christ, the essential mantra and message of Christ for the next 2,000 years. You are well on your way to recognizing this but there are still elements in your being where you limit your self-expression, the God-self expressing itself through the being, through the self, that is anchored here below. So be willing to ponder it, be willing to have a discussion about it this afternoon, my beloved. So that you may set a foundation for us giving you even more specific points and directions.
Copyright © 2010 by Kim Michaels