Higher awareness, of course, never desired to see any conflict between the people of Russia and the Soviet Union and the people of America and the West. Is there any greater perversion of freedom than war where two sides are locked and they know that it is kill or be killed? Where is the room for freedom in that situation? Of course, there is no room for freedom and that is precisely why the manipulators attempt to precipitate war on this planet: to destroy and to take away the freedom.
Freedom of what? What is the most important aspect of freedom? You may think it is to be able to determine your own life destiny in the material world. You may think it is to be able to vote for your own governmental representatives, be able to travel freely, and certainly they are aspects of freedom. Yet, the most important aspect of freedom is the freedom to pursue the path of higher awareness.
The primary question for all of the more aware people is simply this: “Are you willing to hear what higher awareness knows that you need to hear in order to transcend yourself, or do you want higher awareness to confirm and validate what you want to believe, what you want to be true, what you want us to say about Russia or any topic?” This really is the essential question. Let us consider what needs to be known by the students in Russia in order for them to fulfil their role which they vowed to fulfil before they took embodiment, namely seeking to make Russia more free, to set the Russian people free.
The Freedom Flame is missing in Russia
Although Europe is free, there is a distinct difference between Europe and America. In America there is, especially in the United States and especially in certain of these States, there is a very strong focus of the Flame of Freedom. This is partly because higher awareness sponsored the United States, but it is also because, over the centuries, many lifestreams that have a strong momentum on the Freedom Flame have naturally desired to embody in the United States.
Now, it is also clear that wherever there is a strong momentum of a certain energtic flame there will not only be attracted those lifestreams who have embodied the positive qualities of that flame but also those who have perverted the flame. Thus, you also find a very large concentration of lifestreams in the United States who have perverted the Freedom Flame and that is why you see also many of the perversions of the Freedom Flame in the United States.
In Europe you have more of a balance. The Freedom Flame is not as strong, but the perversions are not as strong either and therefore there is in certain respects a greater respect for freedom in Europe than in the United States, especially on the part of the government. Now then, when it comes to Russia and the former Soviet Republics, the good news is that there is not a strong perversion of the Freedom Flame in Russia, but the bad news is that the reason for this is that there is not a very strong focus of the Freedom Flame.
One of the early pioneers of the American independence movement (Patrick Henry) coined the phrase: “Give me liberty or give me death!” There are indeed many lifestreams embodying in the United States who have such a strong momentum on the Flame of Freedom that it is more important for them to be free than to be physically alive in this lifetime. Thus, if someone tried to take their freedom from them by force, they would object to the point where they would be willing to die in order to take a stand for their freedom.
This is one of the explanations for the fact that communism could never have taken hold in the United States. This also points to part of the explanation for why communism could and did take hold in Russia. There simply was a certain balance in Russia. If there had been more than a critical mass of people who embodied the Freedom Flame to the point where they were willing to say: “Give me liberty or give me death,” then it would not have been possible for the Bolsheviks and the later communist government to kill them all.
There is simply a limit to how many people even the most dictatorial and abusive governments can kill, for the simple reason that the leaders cannot personally kill the people. They must have someone who acts as the henchmen who do the actual killing. It is impossible to make people kill beyond a certain number. It is impossible to make them kill their own family members, friends, and acquaintances. You can only kill by dehumanizing others, and it is very difficult to dehumanize people you know. A few people can do this to an almost unlimited extent, but there would not be enough of such people to kill enough people to destroy the freedom momentum if it was as strong as it is in the United States.
This is again, not meant to be something that makes you feel bad about being a Russian. To higher awareness, you are not Russians; you are spiritual people. All people in Russia are spiritual beings.
You who acknowledge your spirituality need to recognize that you have taken embodiment in Russia in this lifetime because you wanted to help higher awareness give greater freedom to this nation and to its people. Therefore, it is necessary for you to grasp why there is not such a strong focus of freedom in the Russian people. The explanation goes back to the distant past where many of the lifestreams who have embodied in Russia, now for many lifetimes, were involved with a war. They took one specific side in the war that led to severe consequences.
What actually happened was that neither of the two sides had even imagined that this war would cause such consequences. They had become so blinded by what they thought were the ideologies that justified the war, that they did not realize the consequences of such a large-scale war fought with such devastating weapons, more devastating even than what you have seen used on this planet up to this point—although not more devastating that some of the weapons that are even today stored both here in Russia and in the United States and even in a few other nations. This is not talking about regular nuclear bombs but the more devastating hydrogen bombs and certain biological and chemical weapons.
What happened was that when the lifestreams actually experienced the consequences, most of them could not ignore that this was a severe mistake. There are people in the United States who were part of the opposite faction, and this explains why it was Russia or the Soviet Union and the United States that became locked in the so-called Cold War, which really was not so cold after all.
The Russian people fear making decisions
Nevertheless, the point is to explain what can help the Russian people become free. When a group of lifestreams has made what they see as such a severe mistake, it creates a scar in their beings, in their soul vehicles. What often happens is that they become afraid to make decisions. They become so afraid of making the wrong decision, that they would rather not make any decision.
What also often happens is that the pain of this is so intense that these lifestreams have to go into a state of mind that psychologists call denial. They cannot deal with the pain. They cannot, they think, undo what was done in the past and thus they think they have no way out. They cannot escape the pain and they cannot bear it so they must go into denial in order to survive psychologically, emotionally.
This explains what you can see in Russian history, and which even many Russians recognize, namely that Russia has had a series of rulers that were not actually truly Russians but foreign rulers. It also explains why you can see that there are many Russians who even today feel that the country needs a strong leader. Stalin is even today for many Russians of the older generation an example of such a leader. Putin has attempted to mold himself in that image although to his credit, he is not nearly of the caliber of Stalin.
I say to his credit. He might see it as a weakness, and many among the Russian people might still see it as a weakness. Yet as you can also see, many among the Russian people are beginning to awaken to the desire to have better leaders, a better and more just form of government. At inner levels Russia is moving very close to the breakthrough point where it can break the old spiral, break the old cycles, and truly turn a new page in its history.
Now, there are many factors that are and have been contributing to this development. There are many people who have tuned in to the freedom flame even though they do not know it consciously, have never heard about higher awareness and would probably laugh if they were told about it. Nevertheless, they are able to tune in at inner levels and they are working in many aspects of Russian society.
Opposition to positive change in Russia
There is also an immense opposition to this breakthrough from the exact same lifestreams that led the Russian people in the past. When a cycle turns and a group of people have the opportunity to break free from the old, how can they break free unless they are given the test of facing the conditions that caused them to go into the downward spiral in the first place?
Thus, the leaders that led the Soviet Union and are still leading Russia, many behind the scenes, were the same leaders that led the people in the past. The people must face them again and must see through them and make the choice: “No more; we will not accept this for our nation!” How can they make this choice? They must be willing to take responsibility for governing themselves and for making their own decisions instead of having some strongman tell them what to do and create such a system that they have no freedom.
There is, on the one side, immense pain and on the other side denial, which enables people to live with the pain temporarily. Many spiritual people who have been doing energetic work now for many years have helped transmute enough of the pain that it is not the pain that holds back the shift in the Russian nation. It is now the state of denial. It is the unwillingness to look at the past, the unwillingness to look at what is lacking and what we could do better.
Embodying the Freedom Flame in Russia
Yet what will it take? Well, it will take many things but one thing that it will take is precisely the Flame of Freedom. You who have grown up in Russia can scarcely imagine how the majority of the people the United States feel about life, how much freer they feel to make their own decisions. Sure, they make many mistakes but that is not the point. The point is how free do they feel to make any choice they want, to suddenly change their life and move from the East Coast to the West Coast or the other way, or to move here or there to get a better job. You will see in the physical mobility an expression of the freedom people feel inside.
Higher awareness desires that the Russian people could feel that same freedom where they are not so afraid of making a terrible mistake that they dare not make a choice. Many people in America will, without thinking deeply about it, make dramatic changes in their life just to see what happens. In Russia many people either dare not even consider such changes or they will want to have some guarantee that they will make the right choice before they carry it out.
There was many years ago a discussion between two representatives of governments about the difference between the helicopter industry in the United States and the helicopter industry in Europe; and the question was: ”Why is the helicopter industry in the United States so much farther along than in Europe?” And the answer was simple. In Europe, everything that is not expressly allowed is automatically forbidden. In America everything that is not expressly forbidden is automatically allowed. This has begun to change, especially after the 9/11 incident and such things as the Patriot Act. Nevertheless the Spirit is still there, the Spirit of Experimentation.
Look at the Wright Brothers who invented the airplane. Were they afraid to experiment even by risking their lives by flying in this most unstable flying machine? Again, this was “give me liberty or give me death.” Give me the liberty to fly through the air for I am willing to risk my physical life in order to make it happen! This is the Spirit! Many people, not a majority, but many people have started to capture it. There are scientists in Russia who are experimenting with advanced experiments that are inspired directly from higher awareness.
The spiritual students of Russia have the potential to step up to a higher level of service where you consider embodying the Freedom Flame. All students in Russia, and those outside of Russia who have been part of the Soviet union, and those outside of even the former Soviet Republics who have a tie to Russia have the potential to tune in to higher awareness and embody that vibration of freedom. You must be willing to look at Russian society and why there are so many rules, why there is so much bureaucracy, why there is this tendency to follow the rules and wanting to have rules.