Chapter Three (revised 2015)
God Does Not Punish
Punishment Is Cruel, Unacceptable and Ineffective
It has long been believed that God punishes those who do not believe in him, or that those who do not accept the concept of One God will be condemned to a terrible afterlife. Along with that belief system is often included the belief that those who do not accept me, Jesus, as their Savior will suffer a similar fate - burning in Hell or being cast out of the glory of Heaven.
I wish to state emphatically and without conditions that none of these beliefs is true. Let me respond to each part of these familiar and pervasive notions.
God does not punish, and neither do I. We see punishment as cruel, unacceptable and ineffective.
There is no place, Hell. You create your own life and the conditions of your afterlife by your own actions and efforts during your lifetimes on Earth and elsewhere.
Creator is the beginning and the Source of All. There is One Creator. The One we refer to as The Father of Creation is indeed our Mother/Father of Creation. They are One, yet they understand when you refer to them, Father/Mother/Source, as "they" or "them."
They do not require or prefer that anyone worship them. They are Source, the Creator of all Creators, the God's God, as you might say. They created me, and they created the Company of Heaven, the Ascended Masters and Archangels - who co-create with Mother and Father and who oversee the progress of Earth and every known Universe.
I do not think of myself as your Savior, and I do not wish to be worshipped. I am the one who is here with my Twin Soul, Kathryn. She is well-known in the higher dimensions. Kathryn and I are charged by Mother and Father God to guide and to oversee the Ascension of all humankind of Planet Earth. We work closely with the Ascended Company of Heaven as well as with the Galactic Federation of Light, headed by our brother, Commander Ashtar. It is our great desire to be of service, and to offer Love, comfort, healing and support to all, regardless of what religious practices they have aligned with in the past. I see all as my Brothers and Sisters.
The Soul Purpose of the Earth Project
God is Love. I am Love. Compassion, Forgiveness, Hope, Harmony and Joy are Love. When you feel and act on these feelings, you are One with Us, and We are One with You.
Human beings are intelligent and capable of independent thought and action during their incarnation on the Earth plane in its 3rd dimensional state. This dimensional condition has offered a special challenge. Without knowledge of what is past or future, or what exists outside your Earthy existence, you are required to find your way to the highest level of functioning of which you are capable. In the process, you also discover the innate connection in your hearts to your Creators, to me and to the other Masters and Angels who are your family of Light.
We celebrate your independent growth and exploration. We do not wish to suppress or to limit your discoveries or your learning opportunities. With this as the backdrop for your growth, we understand that all explorers will experience mistakes, mishaps, accidents and even deliberate deviations from what would serve the Greater Good.
We see that you use your mistakes to learn and to evolve to higher consciousness. This learning process on Earth has been a many-lifetime process, and we have willingly waited, watched and listened with patience as you have worked your way through trial-and-error experiences until finding your own inner guidance, your connection to God.
We do not interfere in your lives, even when things go badly, or when you indulge in what you might call criminal behavior or destructive actions. We are bound by our contract with you to allow you to work through your lessons throughout your lifetime until you find your answers by experiencing the consequences of those actions. We understand that this may occur either within a single lifetime, or during your afterlife review, when you see your own actions through the feelings and the eyes of those you affected.
We see you as souls in Ascension, housed temporarily in the bodies you have accepted to carry you through this lifetime. The gender, environmental conditions and challenges you were to experience here were planned by you, your Higher Self, during your sojourn with us in higher dimensions. In spite of our deep compassion for your difficulties, if we were to intervene to prevent the pain or challenges you experience here, we would be breaking the first Universal Law which is upheld by Creator. The first Universal Law is that of non-intervention by one who has power or influence over others. It has sometimes been referred to in science fiction stories as the Prime Directive.
We know from our perspective and from own experiences that once this lifetime is over, pain and suffering are gone, serving only as the memory and impetus for greater depth of understanding, empathy and compassion for others. From this higher dimensional perspective, shared by all souls between incarnations, the greater the challenge - which may even include pain, starvation, suffering and violent death - the more powerful the learning experience.
We understand that this higher dimensional perspective is opposed to what you feel and think during your lifetime here, and we are sympathetic about the conflict you experience when you see others suffering. We encourage your efforts to alleviate suffering on the planet, but we have also cautioned you that individual contracts must not be interfered with.
Currently, because the soul of Mother Earth has ascended to the 5th dimension, and because you are expected to move with her as a group, all soul contracts that called for great challenges and difficulties are hereby suspended, provided your Higher Self is in agreement with this action. Any agreements that remain in effect would have been previously planned with the unique conditions of the approaching Ascension in mind. This does not mean the end of your learning process here. It is the responsibility of each soul to assess and to understand what this new freedom implies.
We ask that you consider these words carefully. Ponder them well, for in this message we give you the answer to your question: What is the meaning of Life? When you understand fully the meaning behind this Project that was of your own making, you will also know that there is no reason for complaint, no oppression of your Self by Us.
There is no reason for self-inflicted guilt for what you regret, what you have done so far, because at any moment, you can turn to the Light, join with Us in Love, and you will at that moment achieve Salvation, of your own accord. Salvation, from our perspective, means relief from delusion, darkness, anguish and pain. The result of such salvation is Ascension to a higher level of consciousness. This is the goal of all souls in the Cosmos.
I am your Sananda, in loving service to our Creator and to all humankind.
Transcribed by Kathryn E. May, 2015