By Kim Michaels
There are forces in the emotional mental and lower etheric realm who will be happy to tell us anything our egos want to hear, even pose as ascended masters. In this article, I will call these forces “psychic forces.”
I call them psychic forces because they are obviously not in embodiment, so they cannot physically do anything to me. They can influence me only through psychic means, meaning they seek to influence my emotions, thoughts or sense of identity—wherever I am vulnerable. They may of course also seek to influence me through other people, but those other people are also under psychic control.
Psychic control is where some force outside myself (be it psychic forces or other people) seek to get inside my head and influence my mind. The goal is to influence my free will; to get me to make certain choices. However, this is generally accomplished in a camouflaged way by seeking to influence how I look at and/or feel about myself, life, other people or certain situations. Psychic forces seek to influence my perception, and because I make choices based on my perception, I cannot choose an option that I do not perceive.
One obvious example of psychic control is where other people attempt to make me feel guilty so I will give them what they want. An aggressive sales person might attempt to get me to buy something, and commercials on television also use psychic control. When I was growing up, the entire educational system in Denmark was based on psychic control. There were certain ways I was supposed to behave, and if I didn’t, I was supposed to feel bad about it. There was also a tendency to try to scare people into behaving a certain way.
As I went through the process of raising my consciousness, I became much better at sensing psychic forces. I got to the point, where I can read psychic energy by its vibration. I also became less afraid of it, and thus I was able to have some forbearance with people around me who would attempt to influence me through psychic methods. I have often allowed people to expose me to psychic manipulation in order to give them an opportunity to see that I did not submit to it. This has not always worked because such people often do not see what they are doing.
Our society is so heavily influenced by psychic manipulation, that most people do not realize what has been done to them, and thus they do not realize when they are doing the same to others. Our egos routinely use psychic manipulation as a defense mechanism to create or maintain a sense of being in control of our lives. Yet for some people, psychic manipulation is used much more aggressively, and they directly seek to influence others instead of just reacting to what is done to them.
Psychic forces and ascended masters
Psychic forces have to manipulate me because they need something from me, namely the energy I receive from my I AM Presence. However, they cannot steal that light in its pure form because they cannot take it in. For example, a being in the astral realm cannot absorb the light of pure love; it would be very agitating, almost toxic. This being seeks to get me to misqualify love by lowering its vibration and then expressing it as a lower emotion, such as anger. The astral being can then absorb this lower energy.
The ascended masters have ascended, meaning they are free from ego and self-centered needs. They reside in the spiritual realm or the upper etheric realm, which means they do not need to receive any energy or light from beings in a lower level. The masters can get all the light they need from beings above them. In fact, the masters are part of the true hierarchy that steps down spiritual light so that we can absorb it. The ascended masters don’t want to get anything from me; they want to give to me—as I am able to receive.
The ascended masters have absolutely no need to get into my head and manipulate me through psychic means. They don’t want to influence my free will by limiting my perception. They want to free my perception so I can see all of my options and make truly free choices.
In order to qualify as a messenger for the ascended masters, I must be able to reach the masters. I must be able to walk past the temptations of psychic forces without responding to them. As a visual illustration, imagine that the material realm is the ground level, and I am standing in front of a tall building. As I walk through the front door, I see a staircase going down, and it leads into the astral realm. I see another staircase going up, and it leads through the higher levels of the emotional realm, the mental realm and the etheric realm.
As I walk up the staircase, each story will have certain psychic forces who are seeking to drag me to go into that floor. They will use whatever unresolved substance I have in my four lower bodies in order to tempt me. If I have any strong desires or attachments, they will tell me exactly what I want to hear. Only if I ignore all of these temptations, and continue to walk up the staircase until I reach the higher levels of the etheric realm, will I become a messenger for the ascended masters. If I stop at any of the lower levels, I might become a “messenger” for psychic forces. So what will it take to ascend the staircase?
It’s all about intention
In my previous article, I describe a series of steps that I went through. There is one underlying theme. What actually happened to me was that I gradually depersonalized my life, meaning I started transcending my personal needs, wounds, desires and expectations.
I came to that point of total surrender where I surrendered my personal agenda (as I could see it at that moment). Only if I have no personal agenda, can I be a completely open door for the ascended masters—who also have no personal agenda.
I am not saying that my experience of surrender meant I was now free of all hangups in my personal psychology. The ascended masters want many messengers in the Aquarian age. If they required us to be perfect and ego-free before they would start working with us, then they would find it very difficult to find any messengers. So it is a practical reality that none of us will be perfect when we start as messengers.
It is my understanding that until we have to a large degree overcome any personal agenda, we will not actually start working with the ascended masters. We may start working with psychic forces who portray themselves as ascended masters, and who will validate our personal agenda. Yet that is obviously not the same as being a messenger for the real masters.
If we do transcend a sufficient level of personal agenda, the ascended masters will start working with us (if it is in our divine plan to be a messenger and if the timing is right). Yet we will have a trial period where we are on probation. And the big question during this period is whether we will be willing to come to see and then surrender any remnants of a personal agenda. If we do not, we may lose the contact with the ascended masters. We may then stop being a messenger or we may start working with the false hierarchy, being absolutely convinced that the real masters support our agenda.
I have met people who have been in the ascended master teachings for 30 plus years, but who have not developed the ability to read the vibration of psychic forces. The reason is that these people have not understood that the ascended masters are completely beyond any personal agenda that we could possibly have here on earth. These people believe that the ascended masters already have or one day will validate their personal agenda—which they think is not only benign but often also in line with the plan of the masters.
When I had my experience of the Creator and whenever I have experienced the ascended masters (which happens every time I take a dictation), I was at first shocked at how utterly impersonal spiritual beings are. I experienced that I came out of the Creator’s Being, and thus the Creator loves me as an individual being. Yet the Creator has no love whatsoever for my ego and outer self because the Creator doesn’t even see them.
An ascended master does see my ego and outer self, but it also has absolutely no love for them. An ascended master loves the pure me, and thus a master will never do anything to validate my ego—for that would only make it harder for me to dis-identity myself from the ego.
When we first hear about ascended masters, we cannot understand or experience their non-personal state of consciousness. We inevitably project our own personal perception upon the masters. The masters will allow this for a while, and we can receive personal guidance from the masters for a time. Yet if we are not willing to look beyond our personal perception and receive a direct experience of the real masters, then we will eventually lose contact with the real masters and will instead – without realizing this – slide into dealing with psychic forces who masquerade as ascended masters.
Why can’t some people see that the ascended masters are completely impersonal? Because they are so identified with their egos that they cannot see how the ego has distorted their perception in order to gain control. When we find an ascended master teaching, the Conscious You will be offered a frame of reference for questioning the ego’s perception filter. Yet if we are not willing to do this, then the ego will simply use an ascended master teaching to reinforce our perception filter. We will now end up believing that our perception filter is based on an absolute truth given by the ascended masters and therefore never needs questioning.
The simple fact – which it took me over 20 years to see – is that ALL of our perception filters have to be questioned and discarded before we can ascend. There is absolutely no part of the ego’s dualistic perception that we can take with us into the ascended realm. The path of the ascension is the path of transcending every aspect of a personal agenda. If we have not understood this, we either will not make contact with the ascended masters or we will lose the contact after a time.
As a messenger for the ascended masters, I cannot allow myself to use psychic means to get something from other people. What does it really mean to be a messenger for the masters? It means that I find my place in hierarchy. One aspect is that I am now able to receive all of the spiritual energy I need directly from the masters, meaning I never need to get energy from other people. If I don’t need to get energy from others, why would I need to use psychic manipulation?
The inferiority-superiority problem
The masters talk a lot about the consciousness of duality, in which we always find two opposite extremes. One example of this is the inferiority-superiority dynamic. Most spiritual people start out life feeling like outcasts because other people often look down upon our spiritual beliefs and activities. This along with the general inferiority complex found in society has the effect that we often begin the spiritual path by feeling inferior.
The duality consciousness creates a closed loop from which we cannot escape without reaching for the Christ consciousness. For example, if we see ourselves as inferior compared to other people, we can see only one way to overcome this, namely to seek to become superior compared to others. Yet in the reality of the Christ mind, we are created as unique individuals. In uniqueness, there is no need for comparisons. I am here on earth in order to be the open door so my I AM Presence can express my divine individuality. Whether this is inferior or superior based on some value judgment made up on earth is completely irrelevant.
Until I begin to see this, I will be trapped in the closed loop of feeling inferior and then seeking to find some way on earth to become superior. When I find an ascended master teaching, it is entirely possible that my ego can use it to build an artificial sense of superiority. My ego certainly did when I joined the Summit, and I have seen it happen to many other people. In the Summit it was said that we had the highest spiritual teaching on the planet, that we were the forerunners of the Golden Age and that our decrees were saving the world for Saint Germain. Many people fell for the ego trick that if we are members of this advanced organization, we must be superior to any other spiritual people on earth. I have seen the same dynamic is several other spiritual organizations.
I had to overcome this dynamic before I started working as a messenger. Otherwise, I would have used my messengership to build a sense of superiority, and this can be dangerous. As always, there is a need for balance. As a messenger, I have been confronted with a wide array of people who sought to control me and make me be a messenger as they think a messenger should be. I obviously need to be immune to this and be a messenger the way the ascended masters want me to be. Yet as long as I seek superiority, I will not be able to tune in to how the masters want me to be a messenger. I will seek to be a messenger in a way that fulfills my need for superiority. I will want to use messengership in order to make myself and my position seem very special.
Here is where my working-class upbringing has always helped me. My father was an honorable man with a lot of integrity. He taught me a very important lesson, namely that it doesn’t matter what position you have in society; what matters is how you behave as a human being. I believe this is exactly what Jesus taught us.
If I need “pomp and circumstance” to make myself seem important, I am probably seeking to cover over a massive inferiority complex. And then I should stop claiming to be a messenger for the ascended masters and work on my psychology, until I come to the point where I can fully accept myself and thus transcend the inferiority-superiority dynamic.
I have observed that for a time, the ascended masters will tolerate that we seek superiority through messengership. I have seen how the masters will go quite far to help a specific person rise higher. Yet I have also seen that there will come a cut-off point where people who have not transcended the need for superiority will stop working with the real masters. I have seen people move to working with psychic forces while being absolutely convinced they are still working with the real masters.
I have seen such people go on a frantic quest to prove their superiority by having their “masters” regularly tell them that now they have this attainment, now they have received that mantle, and now they are the twin flame of this master or the incarnation of that god or goddess. The psychic forces will keep this going for as long as the ego finds it believable. They won’t stop, so we have to.
The need for external validation
Many years ago, when I was new in my first spiritual movement, the Transcendental Meditation movement, there was a big shake-up in the organization. It was basically a power play between a group of new leaders and some of the old leaders. At the time, I was still very naive about spiritual movements so I was hoping that spiritual people would treat each other better than non-spiritual people do. I was so shocked and disappointed by the way people behaved that I left the movement and decided never again to get involved with a spiritual movement.
If I had kept up that decision, I would obviously have missed my divine plan, so a couple of years later, I did join the Summit. Yet I was quickly faced with a situation where a group leader in Denmark acted in a very controlling manner, and that also disappointed me greatly. I passed that test by deciding that I could not let this person stand between me and my personal relationship with the ascended masters. This realization has followed me ever since, even helping me pass the test of not letting the messenger for the Summit stand between me and the masters.
It is my primary responsibility to make sure that no one or no thing here on earth comes between me and my direct, inner relationship with God, my I AM Presence and the ascended masters. As the Bible says: “Let no man take thy crown.” If I allow anything on earth to determine my relationship with God, then that something becomes my God. “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”
As I have described, the start of my messengership came when I surrendered myself completely unto God, and then Jesus approached me directly. This was a completely personal experience that had nothing to do with anyone else. At the time I started in 2002, the messenger for the Summit had retired. Yet even so, I would not have dreamt of seeking her approval for my messengership. The reason being that I know it is my personal responsibility to know where I stand with the masters. If I need the approval of someone on earth, then I am obviously not where I need to be with the masters. I need to stop claiming to be a messenger, work on my psychology and get back to being right with the masters.
Over the years I have had various people come and denounce me as a messenger. In each case I have felt an aggressive psychic vibration from such people, and it was obvious they had a personal agenda. Yet regardless of what people might say, it is up to me and me alone to know whether I am (still) a genuine messenger. And I have to stand and fall with my inner attunement.
When I started as a messenger, I was still carrying with me some of the overlay from the Summit. Yet in 2005, the masters started giving teachings through me about non-duality, and they went far beyond what was given in the Summit. The masters have said that the Summit was the last organization sponsored in Pisces, but I am a messenger for Aquarius. The Summit thought it had the highest teachings on the planet and that its teachings would be the foundation for religion for the next 2,000 years.
I don’t think that way about the teachings given through me, because I understand the nature of progressive revelation. When a new teaching is given, there has to be a group of people who can hold the spiritual balance for that level of teaching to be brought forth. Yet what can be given depends on the level of consciousness of these people and the level of consciousness of the messenger.
Why did the Summit fail to anoint a new messenger? I think mainly because the majority of members did not transcend a certain level of consciousness so there was no platform for bringing forth a higher teaching. I expect that the masters will in the future bring forth teachings for a higher level of consciousness than what I can receive. How can I validate a teachings that is at a higher level than what I can receive? I can, however, evaluate teachings that come from a lower level.
Having a grudge against other people
One of the more dramatic outcomes of the duality consciousness is the epic mindset, which defines two ultimate polarities, such as God and the devil, good and evil. It then says that here on earth, this battle is going on, making it possible to label certain other people as being evil or working for evil. As the ascended masters explain, this mindset has been the “justification” for some of the worst atrocities in history. If we are driven by the inferiority view, of being afraid of some ultimate evil, and the superiority view, of representing some ultimate good, there is no amount of violence or aggression that we cannot justify. Of course, such “justification” always comes from psychic forces and never from the ascended masters.
There is a personal version of this mindset, which causes people to have personal conflicts with others. I have seen people use the teachings of the ascended masters to validate their own position and to put down those with whom they disagree. I have met people who went from conflict to conflict, and who were always convinced that the people who disagreed with them were fallen angels.
This is a delicate argument. Obviously, there are fallen beings in embodiment and many people are blinded by the fallen mindset, which means they can be controlled by psychic forces. Obviously, when we take a stand for the light, we will become a target for psychic forces and the people they control. Yet I still feel it is potentially dangerous (and ultimately unnecessary) to label people with whom I have a personal conflict as fallen beings or something similar. Once I take radical responsibility for myself, I really don’t need to label others.
If we consistently label others, when does it begin to sound like we are looking at the splinter in our brother’s eye rather than working on your own unresolved psychology? The ego will always seek to deflect responsibility away from ourselves by projecting blame upon others. How long can we stay in this pattern and still maintain contact with the ascended masters?
Psychic forces will gladly validate us and put down those who disagree with us. I have seen how people who claimed to be ascended master students could instantly be turned towards condemning someone based on very superficial evidence. They literally became like a lynch mob, and they felt their aggression was fully justified by what the other person had supposedly done (not bothering to investigate whether the claims were true). I have seen people claim to be ascended master students while obviously wishing that another person would die or have something tragic happen to him or her. I have even encountered people who seemingly would have felt that divine justice had been executed if something bad happened to me.
I have experienced both the Creator and the ascended masters. I have experienced them as completely and utterly beyond any concerns of my ego, outer self and personality. That is why I say the masters are completely impersonal, meaning they will not in any way validate or support the agenda of my outer self. If I seek to use my messengership to support such a personal agenda, I think I will lose it very quickly.
Is it really realistic to expect that cosmic beings and ascended masters are so concerned about me that they will give dictations about a personal conflict I have with another person? Is it likely that the masters will portray this conflict as an epic struggle between good and evil? Is it likely that they will give dictations where they portray me as being the ultimate representative of good and truth, while portraying the other person as the ultimate representative of evil? Is it likely that the real ascended masters don’t have much to say about world conditions, but only talk about my personal situation?
Only when I free my mind from such lower personal agendas, can I see what is the very core of messengership.
Copyright © 2021 Kim Michaels