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What is The Thirteenth Octave?
From Linda Dillon, The Great Awakening, chapter 2.
A Time of Decision
“Greetings from the Council of Love. I am Gabrielle, Herald of God and Messenger of One. I come this day to speak to
all Lightworkers not only across North America but across the world, of Love and joy, of a new way of being. The time for indecision must come to an end. There is no longer an envelope in time, as you know it, in which to decide whether to go ahead slowly, rapidly, or at all. One must decide now if you choose to enter the Thirteenth Octave or to remain in the cycle of 12:12. Know that this decision is one based on soul desire and purpose.
“The choice made long ago is that you would return to Earth during the time of changes, during the time of the golden age which now commences, during the time of dramatic upheaval within and throughout your planet and the Universe. The decision to be of service to the One, to be of the Love and of the Light is known clearly within your heart and the heart of the Mother. Fear not. Your intent is as clear as your photo ID to those who walk the path of righteousness, truth and wisdom.
“The issue is not who you are but how you wish to proceed. The time has come to choose not only the timing of your journey, but where you wish to remain and reside for the coming millennium. No, we do not say that there will not be relocation from time to time, but travel and relocation will be more difficult in the coming times for a variety of reasons, not simply the Earth changes which now begin in earnest.
“I have sounded my trumpet several times and many have heeded my call, each responding to the sound that vibrated within their soul. Know that my trumpeting, my tone, is the sound of God. Sometimes it calls those who have soul desire to return home. There are times when it is a call to action, and there are times when it is a call to stand as still as the rocks of ages. Now, the purpose of my trumpeting is to sound the arrival of a new way of being, a new dawn of hope and a new ray of existence, which will benefit all, not simply those who remain on Earth, and not simply those who heed the call to the Thirteenth Octave.
“We tell you that the time of duality has come to a close, and we are now in a very brief period of division – not in the sense of the wheat from the chaff, for that is not of Love and wholeness. When we speak to you of the time of division, we speak of the time when there will be decision, tacit for some, about whether to remain on Earth or whether to return home to our side. There will be further division among you who choose to remain on Earth. Do you choose to remain on the 12:12 path of spiritual existence, doing so in hardship and suffering in the days ahead or do you choose to seek a place a safety? Know, children of our heart, that the decision is not as easy as it would appear.
“Know that many of you have volunteered long ago to remain in the places of upheaval, to understand more deeply that process and to assist the Earth and those who walk upon her during the times of changes. So it is not simply a matter of “getting out of town,” it is a matter of going deeply within your heart and knowing your purpose, and, aligning clearly with that purpose.
“When we say you may remain in the places of hardship and suffering, understand that this does not necessarily mean that you will come to harm, injury or death. It simply means that you have chosen to locate in a place of confusion and chaos to
be of service, rather than to seek the places of calm and serenity where that vibration of healing will be maintained. This is not an aspect of duality, not an either/or, not a matter of a good or bad choice. It is a matter of being fully and completely open with yourself, your needs and your heart. It is a matter of understanding whether you are a Florence Nightingale or a Gandhi. Both are saints.
“If you are one who has chosen the path of the builder, the seeker of new places, the places of tranquility and rebirth, then we suggest to you that you leave now for the places that have been calling you. Long ago we have spoken of the safe zones. These have not changed. Know that the definition of a safe zone is the place that beckons your heart and speaks to your soul. They are never the places of urban intrigue.
“The issue for those who seek to remain on Earth, and indeed the issue for all is not whether to live amidst chaos or tranquility. The issue is to live in Love and joy. The entire purpose of this existence, and of all existence, is the joining together wholly and inexorably with the heart and soul of the Divine. That is why the opportunity of the Thirteenth Octave has occurred, so that union be felt, experienced, and known by many.
“When we speak to you of the souls passing through the gateway, know that we do not do so in the sense of division. It would be our greatest joy if everyone chose this day, this very moment, to unite totally and completely with us, with All, with God. It is the final unfoldment. It would be our greatest joy to welcome all of you into our loving embrace never to be separated again. If 4,000 or 4 billion choose to walk through this doorway, all will be welcome with equal jubilance. My horn of freedom will sound and the choruses of the heavenly host will indeed sing Hosanna!
“It simply appears at this moment that the gift will only be accepted by a few, but understand that this rather small group, having joined with us, with the Divine, will have the effect of a wildfire out of control. Their Love and heart healing will touch millions upon millions. They are not our chosen ambassadors but our colleagues who walk the Earth, who will be able to walk and teach with Jesus Sananda, James and the Ascended Ones upon their return, which will be shortly. Some will remain in the cities and some will travel to the far-flung outbacks of your planet. The places of desolation and the places of joy will see their presence. In their wisdom they will see and know all situations as One, and all hearts as the reflection of the One Divine Source.
“But we tell those of you who choose the path of the Thirteenth, begin preparation now. There is no time for thoughtful consideration. The blockages must be cleared and the debris swept away. We tell you this now because it will be much harder to complete clearing once the changes have started in earnest. It is better to clear immediately and then go forward in service, than to find yourself struggling to enter later when you will be bombarded by many emotions and experiences which have been deemed by human history as negative.
“So we, the Council of Love, conclude this message by thanking all of you who serve, especially those who serve by leaving. Do not fear your passage home, it is a rose strewn path scented with lilac and protected from the wind. You are all loved and cherished dear ones. Go in peace and go in Love. And remember, decide!”
I don’t think I will ever forget channeling this next piece. While the tone of our beloved Jesus Sananda was a welcome reprieve it was these words which follow that in fact had the deepest impact on me personally, on my process. His entreaty to love and forgive all aspects of our selves, to integrate and welcome in all parts of our being, struck a deep cord. It was not a cord that I was very familiar with but as I delved into the work He invited and invites us to undertake the transformation was deep – and yes, at times scary. The guidance to love all parts of our being, not only the “devil” but the “saint” was hard. The saint part was much harder because we have all been programmed in one way or another not to think of ourselves that way. When I was growing up it was downright dangerous to think too highly of yourself. Not only was conceit a sin, it was a feeling to me of base self-aggrandizement.
Jesus also speaks in this next article of how many will choose this decision point of entry into he Thirteenth Octave in 2012 – well, we are there.
Trust and Forgiveness: The Keys to Entering the Thirteenth Octave
“Greetings, I am Lord Jesus Sananda. I come this day to speak of trust and forgiveness, to show you by my gentle touch the meaning of healing heart. As I have told you, the gift upon returning from the Thirteenth Octave is the instantaneous healing of another’s heart.
“Preparation and decision to move though the energy field into the Thirteenth Octave can raise the most acute feelings of fear and insecurity. Long ago I have told you that the keys to heaven are trust and forgiveness, well now I repeat and say that the keys to the Thirteenth Octave are also trust and forgiveness. The passage you are about to undertake is a leap of faith, a separation from all you have known on this human plane of existence. It would be adequate to raise fear in your heart if we were to ask you to take the giant step of forgiving all those who have caused you injury and grief not only during this lifetime but for all lifetimes and all existences. When that clearing has been completed, the forgiveness we ask you to extend is to self, yes to forgive yourself of all real or imagined grievances, to forgive yourself for all the perceived wrongs and failures you have committed throughout time.
“Part of the process of preparation to enter the Thirteenth Octave is the reintegration of the many denied aspects of self. As you reintegrate all your denied aspects do not deceive yourself, there will be some aspects that you find distasteful, even despicable. That is why you have denied this aspect in the first place, it was uncomfortable, and it caused feelings of chaos within you. It was easier to deny than to accept, alter and change. Now dear ones the time has arrived to put aside those judgments of self/ selves, and having done so to leave this plane behind and enter a new state of being, the Thirteenth Octave.
“Understand you cannot enter a state of wholeness with All That Is and All That Can Ever Be with only a portion of yourself. Also understand that this undertaking has many rewards, the least of which is that you will reintegrate those aspects of self that were perceived as too outstanding, too stellar to maintain. Much of human experience is distrustful and disdainful of both extremes. The human race has come to be fearful of both extremes. This is ironic when one considers the original plan for Earth. The purpose was for pure unadulterated spirit to know joy, to have the experience of being in a physical body while maintaining their angelic knowing and wholeness. With entry into the Thirteenth Octave that purpose is restored and completed.
“There are other issues that also raise fears within your heart at the prospect of entry into the Thirteenth Octave. It is because the invitation requests that you leave all known planes of human existence at this juncture in the unfoldment of the Divine Plan. For some the prospect of leaving all human experience and reality behind is appealing, as there are those who have never adapted well to the human form. But know also that this wishing to leave Earth is a form of denial. Denial that your true spirit, whole and mighty has chosen to enter into this reality and have this experience. That form of denial also must be cleared and eliminated prior to entry into the Thirteenth Octave. Know that this is particularly true for many who will continue along the path of 12:12, that is why they will wait until 2012 to enter the doorway into the Thirteenth Octave. They must first learn what it is to exist wholly and completely within the human form while consciously maintaining their connection to the Divine.
“The invitation to exit the realm of the cycle of 12:12 is assured to raise fears on a cellular level. It speaks to the very core of your being, to the survival mechanism, which is part and parcel of the human equipment. This fear is further magnified by the additional leap of faith which will require you to leave that realm of existence behind while continuing to straddle realities, dimensions and states of being. All the while you continue your path of spirit, and, become a service worker for the rest of humanity; a humanity that will not genuinely have the capacity to comprehend your realm of existence or experience.
“We, the Council of Love, assure you that the rewards are many, and that we will come and walk with you in the new way of being. But accept that inner voice which questions you and demands to know what assurances you have that this will transpire. Understand that fear is the guardian of trust and forgiveness. It alerts your heart and soul that there are blockages that need to be addressed, a small child alone and frightened who needs to be reassured. Think if you were a helpless toddler and you were told that you needed to cross the continent alone to see your parents, to receive loving support. Even if you were offered all assurances that you would be accompanied, escorted, and have every physical and security need addressed, you would still be in a state of trepidation.
“So do not judge your fear, thank it and ask its assistance in more clearly identifying those areas which need to be coddled and taken care of. Understand fear occurs on many levels, from cellular to the most complex system of spiritual existence. You do not wish to extinguish your eternal flame; the fear is that basic and that complex. All you have to go on is trust, but you cannot fully trust until you have forgiven. The cycle of fear, trust, fear is a mechanism to serve you, not defeat you. Accept that built in mechanism, use it and go forward. You are not stuck; you simply are in the cycle of 12:12.
“Throughout your life you have always striven to help others, to understand and forgive those who consciously or unconsciously hurt you. You have tried to live my message of forgiveness and doing unto others. But you have forgotten one essential piece of that teaching, one essential element of that practice. You have forgotten to Love and forgive yourself; to Love and forgive all of yourself. To accept and allow yourself to know not only the wonderful shining star you are but all parts, warts and all. To Love and cherish that thoughtless child, the ignorant fool, the critical cynic, the bitter heartless part of you.
“I am here with you this day of endings and new beginnings to tell you that it is my wish, part of the Divine unfoldment, that you love, forgive and cherish all parts of you. All parts are an extension of the Divine; all parts must be called home, nurtured and loved so they can be made whole. What you deem and despise as the part of your being, which you wish to disown, is the very part of you I ask you this day to forgive, wholly and completely, for all time and throughout eternity.
“Intentions are extremely important, but sometimes intentions and actions go astray. Very often it is how you have learned on the planes of the twelve existences. It is part of the process of human existence. It is how you have come to know me. For I have always come for you in your darkest hours. Never think that I will desert you or will not be present exactly when you have need of me. When many of spoken of me as Savior it meant helper, helpmate.
“The promise I exact from you this day and for all time is to forgive yourself. Allow fear to be released, for there is no fear when you have felt my continued and continual presence and support. Release it. Now. Feel my lightness enter within you, and warm your heart. You are released from the fears and worry which drown you. You are safe; all parts of you are safe and loved, cherished by your guides, this Council of Love and myself. Know this, trust this, and accept this forever. When you are willing and ready, allow yourself to enter my embrace as I take you home, into the Thirteenth Octave, to your life, to your family, to your heart.”
Archangel Gabrielle helps us understand the infinite nature of the Universe. There is always something new in the Universe. There is always something new to explore and experience. This new circle of existence has been created by One for all of us, and her horn is beckoning us.
The Thirteenth Octave: A New Circle of Existence
“Greetings from the Council of Love, I am Gabrielle, Lily of Love and Herald of God. We wish to speak this day about the many changes you and those on Earth can anticipate after going and returning to the Thirteenth Octave, the place of wholeness within the Universal Mind and Soul.
“Long ago, I have told the world of my horn of freedom, my trumpet of truth. The purpose of my sound, which is the sound of God, is not to warn or harm or to announce the end of the world, but to announce the arrival of a new way of being, a new hope, a new ray of existence. This new realm of existence will be of benefit to all, not simply those who hear and not simply those who enter the new octave. During each of the initiations I will come and sound my horn at the moment when those present enter the Thirteenth Octave and unite with the heart of the Divine. The union of all those present with the essence of Oneness will be simultaneous. It will similar on the spiritual realm to a nuclear explosion, for the power of so many in human form coming together in wholeness, merging with sheer energy will indeed be worth heralding.
“The sound of my horn will cause a vibration not just in the heart but throughout the entire body of the individuals, and the body of the collective. There will be a merger of a magnitude never felt before on Earth, not even when our beloved Jesus Sananda walked here. The ripple effects will begin to be felt immediately by all on Earth. Of course Jesus will be in attendance for this is His celebration. He is the host. When the sound of God is made it hallmarks a very sacred occasion and the vibration is felt and heard throughout the Universe. Each person present at the initiation will feel and hear the vibration; it is one of the gifts.
For you, it will be your indication and the indication to those present that the undertaking has been completed and successful.
“There will be those who are on a spiritual path who will question how the Thirteenth Octave is different or “new,” given that there is nothing new in the Universe. Know right now and feel within your heart that they are completely and utterly wrong. God is a being or energy beyond comprehension to most, even those who have spent many eons of time at His side and within His embrace. This is not because God wishes to remain a mystery being but because He is constantly changing, evolving and inventing new forms, new ways for all to unite with His energy, new ways in which to become One with Him.
“The Universe is not static, it never has been. Nothing remains the same if it is a part of the Divine; it is dynamic; it is living, breathing and having different experiences, continually reaching different levels of knowing. This change is not the same as chaos for it is self-directed in concert with the heart of God. It is expansive in tandem with the Universe, not in combat with it. This is why the Earth has wished to move and evolve beyond her former state of a third dimensional being. She has always understood the bigger picture, the grander scheme.
“Many have believed, and they have been correct, that the purpose of their spiritual journey here on Earth has been to clear all blockages, remove all debris. Then, in that state of balance, they again correctly believed, they are able to join and experience the Divine. This is a state of momentary bliss or ecstasy through concentrated meditation, spiritual practice and a life of clarity. This union with the Divine, particularly for those who do so on a daily basis, results in and promotes a state of balance and extreme joy. To date, that was all that was truly available to those within your energy grid, the gird of twelve planes and twelve existences. Now this has changed.
“God created the next energy plane, the next circle long ago, but it has never been open or available to those on Earth. That is why it initially will be difficult for some to understand and accept. Those in a state of advanced knowing, those who through their daily ritual of joining with the Divine will be the least resistant, for they have always known that there was more beyond the veil. They have always prayed that they would enter the next phase alive, conscious and ready.
“It is those who have pursued a spiritual path and have not yet reached that plateau who will question. It is a good thing that they question, for it opens their hearts and minds to new information. They have trepidation for they are like small children worrying about what will happen if they do not choose, what will happen if they do not enter, what will happen if they do enter, what will happen if they are left behind. These questions, this process, catapult them to where they need to be, to take the next step, and begin earnest preparation to enter the Thirteenth Octave. With the preparation and clearing of outstanding debris they will shed their concerns and cynicism and become enthusiastic about the possibilities of a new creation of an energy field; a new gift from their personal and One Creator to their hearts and their beings. For as we have said before, this is a very personal gift. While there can be group initiations, the gift, the passage, the entry is a soul/sole journey.
“You come together in large groups to merge energy, to increase your vibrations to such a level that you can accept the next levels of energies without blowing your circuits. You come together to celebrate. You come together in groups so that we may reach many at once, to create a group dynamic and synthesis that will be greater than the individual parts. Yes, it would be possible for us to reach the hearts of each person individually, and some will be touched in this way. But it is our method to use larger groups because the purpose of the entry into the Thirteenth Octave is to return in service to the One, and the one united humankind who remains within their path of 12:12. This is a community undertaking with mutual support. Love and unity are the benefits of this type of gathering. Also fun, for believe me when I say the Divine intent of this entire process is Joy, that means having fun!”
During the time when I was channeling this amazing series of articles I was also going through a very painful marital beak-up. As with many, the dissolution of my marriage raised so many heart-rending questions about me, of where I had gone wrong, what I could have done differently, how I had been blind – the list is endless. Which you know if you have ever been through one of those “dark nights.” The situation, the sense of failure, of lost dreams, makes you challenge and question your very core, even when you know that you are alright and everything is according to Divine Plan.
This article, “Surrender Unto Wholeness,” pulled me back from that abyss, reminded me that we all always carry that God spark within; that we are never less than; and we can never place false gods human or otherwise before us.
(To be continued)