Steve: I think much of what Matthew says here about love is a very useful introduction to what we may expect to be feeling and how we may wish to orient to it in this month of the Transition, which is all about love.
Matthew states it in general terms as a run-up to Ascension but it’s doubly useful to help us orient to the specific opening that this month’s Transition represents.
Matthew also gives us the same useful reminder he has on so many occasions not to be swayed from our path of service to the population by rumors of radiation from Fukushima or saber-rattling around Iran. He tells us that none of this will happen as he has told us so many times in the past.
Matthew’s Message, May 1, 2012
With loving greetings from all souls at this station, this is Matthew. Recently millions around the world actively observed Earth Day, today is Global Love Day, and World Liberation Day is coming up. We honor these events that celebrate LOVE — love of your planet, love one for another, and love of freedom so people in all nations can live joyously and fearlessly.
By permission, we are including a brief passage from the Global Love Day Foundation’s first newsletter, April 11, 2003:
Love Begins With Me.
Join people from around the world as we acknowledge, celebrate and share the love we have within. This is a special day of recalling that love is the link that binds us all. It is also the awesome power that heals and transforms everything it contacts.
Each of us is a potent force of love when we allow this energy to express itself. There is nothing we have to ultimately do, rather we need only allow ourselves to feel and be love. It is that simple. Global Love Day is merely our way of saying let’s remember love is ours to be and to share every moment of our lives.
Yes, beloved souls, love is just that simple — allowing it to be! As often as the word love is spoken, written or read, it is possible — probable! — that the power of love and the many forms in which love is expressed rarely are recognized. Love and light are the two faces, if you will, of the energy essence of Creator, that most powerful force in the cosmos. Especially now, with so little time before Earth reaches fourth density, it is vital to understand that love is the key to every soul’s ascension. That is why I asked my mother to insert here the part of a book where she and I talked about love and light.
[The following is from the revised edition of Illuminations for a New Era.]
Suzanne: I thought that by loving people, we automatically send light to them, but now I’m wondering if there’s more to it.
Matthew: Mother, you’re right that feelings of love for someone carry light to that person, but you’re also right in thinking there may be more to it. So, even though it’s not necessary that you understand the “sending” process for it to be effective, I’ll explain how it works.
Light is within your spirit, the feeling you describe as lighthearted when something is giving you joy or you’re remembering something that was special to you. Think how you feel when one of your dogs comes to nuzzle you or you hear one of your favorite symphonies or see a beautiful sunset — it’s as if your whole self is lighting up, and that is what’s happening. You’re actually being filled with light simply by the experience.
The light is coming from your soul, connecting with your mind and flowing through your body to produce lovely feelings or an inspirational Aha! You didn’t have to do a thing to get that sensation, and whatever evoked it didn’t have to make any special effort to create your feelings — simply by your soul’s receptivity to the light, you get it!
Light — let’s call it love, because that’s what we’re really talking about here — passing from one person to another is no different in cause and effect, but you may want to initiate it by focusing on someone. When you do, instantaneously the vibrations in your thoughts and feelings reach that person. The energy flows from you along your thought form of intent and intensity, and the same measure of love that you sent goes directly to the “energy address” you want it to. There can be no “false addresses” because the intent and feelings are totally clear. The receiver won’t consciously know this, of course, but the receiver’s soul is aware of the “delivery.”
S: I think I understand, Mash dear. You’ve spoken about “light receptivity” but I’m not sure what that does. Or maybe I should say I don’t know what it feels like. Can you tell me how we can know if we’re receiving light and how we use it in everyday life?
M: I am happy to tell you, Mother! Most simply stated, being receptive to the light enables spiritual clarity that transcends third density’s limitations. Those include prejudice and hatred of differences, acting in greed, judging others for their choices, holding resentments or desiring vengeance, getting ahead by ruthlessness and cheating and lying, controlling others’ lives and denying their free will, blindly following dogma or orders when instinct tells that they are not based in godliness. And the greatest of all third density’s limitations is fear — actually, all of those other negative emotions and actions I mentioned arise from fear.
It’s logical to think that by changing in some of those negative areas I mentioned, you are being light receptive and growing spiritually. Positive changes certainly are progress, but not to the degree you may think if you still feel fearful about personal or world situations. Spiritual growth is learning to live without fear, learning to fully trust the unequaled power of love.
As for “everyday” use of light — Mother, let’s say love here. In your world love is boundless, yet that isn’t recognized even though the word is so commonly used that you could say it’s abused, like “I love artichokes” or “I love that song.” So first I’m going to say what love is not.
Food and entertainment can give much pleasure, and I surely am not debasing enjoyments that uplift spirits, but they are not love.
Neither is love the physical attraction of one person to another that leads to anxiety about long-term security in the relationship. Love is not controlling a mate. It is not pitying or worrying about family or friends. It is not professional success. It is not possessions.
Love is not dependent upon fame, social status, financial wealth or others’ opinions of you. Love is not crusading for your beliefs or proselytizing. Love does not require understanding mystical spiritual teachings or karmic components of experiencing or the continuum that encompasses all time and space simultaneously or the laws of the universe.
So, then, what is love? In simplest terms, love is God’s sharing of Himself with all of His creations. Love is the healing force of the universe. Love is within the soul and needs only your allowance of those innate sensations of loving others and receiving their love for you. Love has no limitations, no boundaries to its capacity.
In expression, love is treating others with kindness, fairness, honesty, compassion, helpfulness, caring. If love can be said to have “ingredients,” then those are some of the ingredients of godly expression in action.
Knowing that you and God and every other of God’s creations are inseparable is love. Knowing that Earth is a sentient, conscious life herself and respecting all of her life forms is love.
Realizing that no one can know others at soul level and therefore does not judge them, but rather does not condone an action seen as injurious, is love.
Listening to one’s godself is love. Living the kind of life that engenders loving self is love. Feeling joy yourself when you see it in others is love.
Doing something that brings joy to another is love. Forgiveness of self and others is love. Sharing your resources with full heart is love. Doing good deeds without attaching expectations is love.
Feeling peace of heart and mind is love. The quiet thrill of seeing a sunset or hearing a songbird is love, and a smile is one of the simplest and most radiating expressions of love.
In any or all of these instances and many others that you may encounter that instinctively you know are love in action, you are manifesting your love for and of God.
Mother, I don’t think I’ve told you anything at all surprising. But perhaps it is good to have some references as a guiding light in these times when darkness may seem to be overshadowing the magnificent abundance of love in your world.
Thank you, Mother.
Reading about spirituality and matters of metaphysical nature can be fascinating and uplifting indeed, but it isn’t necessary for soul evolvement. The same is so about attending classes or workshops that provide glimpses into the arcane, having a guru or mentor help you understand life’s mysteries, or following enlightenment offered by the “Masters” — the quotation marks are because these highly evolved souls don’t call themselves that. Spiritual growth is each one’s personal experience of living from the heart — that seat of the soul, core of physical viability, and center of Self that sends forth and receives love. Simply, BEing love is soul evolvement.
It is the high vibrations of love, or light, that started stirring individuals’ conscious awareness over seven decades ago, when far distant powerful civilizations beamed that lifesaving energy to your homeland planet. It was the ever-increasing light intensity on Earth that raised the collective consciousness of her residents and brought her and you to this point on the ascension pathway.
At this station in the continuum we can observe simultaneously what you call past, present and future. Just as you can view different items on your computer monitors at the same time, we can see how depleted of light Earth was those 70-some years ago, when she embarked upon her travels out of deep third density, as well as all the progressive steps toward her brilliance today, on the brink of her Golden Age.
Never before in this universe has any world risen out of entrenched darkness with such speed or had such monumental assistance from myriad light sources. Never before have so many highly evolved souls come from other civilizations to participate in a world’s spiritual revival. You are making universal history!
Now then, down-to-Earth, so to speak, we commend your patience with what could be called “baby steps” insofar as ending turmoil, violence and economic woes that touch billions of lives. Censorship still exists in mainstream media to the extent that if efforts to resolve conflicts and surmount hardships are reported, the coverage is minimal compared to that given to a murder, for example, or a celebrity scandal or political haranguing; and a great deal of what is transpiring still is happening secretly.
However, by connecting the dots of what is reported, you can see the light forces’ progress even without much public exposure of persons who have committed crimes against humanity, corruption or theft on an unimaginable scale. Removing them from their influential positions is continuing along with meticulous investigations and interrogations of numerous other individuals in many countries. Evidence in all these cases must be ironclad, and lightworkers within your legal and justice systems are working around the clock to expedite arrests, trials and convictions. Every procedure must be in accordance with your national or international laws, where the wheels tend to turn slowly, otherwise there would be chaos and anarchy.
Your world is being transformed by evolution, not revolution. The outcome of revolutions has been a changing of the guard that benefitted a comparative handful of persons, but because pervasive darkness remained, control of the peoples was continued by the group that took over the reins of power. What is happening now not only will hold the dark ones accountable for their deeds, but also will guarantee that no others with like intentions of global domination can chart the course of your world’s destiny.
Most of the populace hasn’t an iota of awareness about the giant steps in the collective consciousness that eventually led to the on-going discussions between some of your leaders and representatives of other civilizations.
Most people don’t know that technology in spacecraft surrounding the planet is causing widely-destructive weaponry to malfunction; is leveling out the effects of geophysical events; and is reducing the toxicity in all types of pollution, including radioactive elements from nuclear explosions and harmful substances in chemtrails.
The majority of Earth’s peoples don’t know that plans are carefully being made for some crews to land and be officially welcomed, or that these strangers will be bringing their technologies to assist you in cleaning up the planet.
Most will be shocked to learn that members of other civilizations have been living among you and some of them are thwarting Illuminati attempts to regain a foothold by opening new battlefronts.
Most people don’t know that Earth has almost exited third density or that the law of physics governing life in this universe holds that nothing with the low frequency vibrations of darkness can enter the high vibrations of fourth density. This includes physical bodies, activities, plans, dogmas, laws, customs, rituals — everything devised with dark intent to control the populace; everything that is harmful to body, mind and spirit; everything that for millennia kept your world mired in third density will be ending within months.
You have known all of this for quite some time, and it is because you have that we are applauding your patience in awaiting irrefutable evidence of what we have told you. The wait is almost over — drama in abundance is right around the corner!
Because few others in your society have the knowledge you do, reactions of the masses to forthcoming profound truths, reforms and the introduction of other members of the universal family will be confusion, denial and varying degrees of fear. Your calming influence will be greatly needed, and as we often have stated, you are well prepared not only to deal with whatever you encounter, but to help all who are willing to accept it. It is not necessary to know the missions you chose in soul contracts — when occasions are presented, you will see that your spiritual strength, wisdom and experiences in multiple lifetimes will be at your fingertips.
It is extremely heartening that by now few lightworkers are jolted by ominous-sounding information in Internet articles or messages from off-planet dark entities or dire reports in mainstream media. Yet, some lightworkers, like so many people who aren’t, dive headlong into fear until the newest prediction or claim is proven baseless. In previous messages we have specified scores of those kinds of deliberate disinformation or doomsday scenarios, so we won’t repeat those, but we shall assure you that all recent scary-sounding situations, such as heavier saber-rattling about Iran, potential radiation from an explosion in Japan and Al Qaida’s plans for terrorism, will come to naught.
It is beyond the time when fear can refuel the dark ones among you who feed on fear energy, or can detour or delay Earth’s ascension journey. However, fear still has a potent role in the destiny of individuals. With unconditional love, we urge you to develop your capacity for discernment and go within for answers. Whether you think of this as reaching your higher self, godself, inner knowing, God Himself or any other designation you may call this “voice,” it is your soul, wherein all truth is known, communicating with your consciousness.
And this brings us back to love — love of Self! When love is fully present, fear cannot be. But if a fearful moment does arise, ask for help to rid it from your being. The ever-present loving arms of God and His emissaries will gently lift you into the self-empowerment of your birthright as the gods and goddesses you always have been and always shall be.
During these last steps of your ascension pathway, countless light beings throughout this universe are with you in spirit and many are walking alongside you.
LOVE and PEACE
[Note from Suzy: It’s such a joy to tell you that finally Matthew, Tell Me about Heaven, and the updated editions of Revelations for a New Era, Illuminations for a New Era, Voices of the Universe, and Amusing to Profound-My Conversations with Animals I and II (original book and the sequel) are available as eBooks for Kindle on Amazon.com and as books.
Also I want to give you the link to a site where a beautiful horse named Jack shares his astounding “old soul” wisdom http://jeanrockefeller.com/jacks-corner.html.
Thank you for all the emails and letters of appreciation for Matthew’s messages and the books, and special thanks for understanding that I can’t reply to all of them. I appreciate invitations to join Facebook or other on-line social forums, but there’s just no time for that either.
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