Part I is our intro, Part II is the channeling and callers.
SM: Good morning and welcome to another offering of Heavenly Blessings with Linda Dillon, the channel for the Council of Love and author of “The Great Awakening,” and myself Suzanne Maresca, sitting in for Graham Dewyea.
Today we’ll be talking about guides of a celestial and galactic nature. Our surprising guest to further explore the guidance available to us is Saint Teresa, who helped us understand the Divine Quality of Purity a few months back.
So many people have written in asking how they can connect with their guides and how they can actually feel them rather than guessing at their presence and feeling as though they’re pretending. I suspect it may just be possible that pretending opens the doorway to perception. Good morning, Linda!
LD: Good morning, Suzi. And yes, trusting your perceptions and your imagination is a huge part of allowing yourself to connect with your guides. You are correct.
All of us have different ways in which we perceive. There are some people who are really clairaudient or clairvoyant; they see things, intuit things, and perceive things. Some people just get a feeling in their gut.
Often, our guides will come to us in ways that communicate to our senses such as by a scent, a fragrance or a sound. Or the feeling of a brush against us, a coolness on the side of your body, or just a feeling when you know even though there’s no one in the room that there is someone there. So it’s a matter of just expanding what you allow yourself to perceive.
Some people really get the full Spielberg movie. But not most people. Most people get glimpses or feelings, especially scents. Because scent is one of our really strong senses.
SM: In that case it’s not only okay that our higher self and our guides are here for us, but it would be wise indeed to just assume that they’re there and speak with them as if they are.
LD: The one thing I hear when I channel individually for people, and it’s humorous, but in a way it’s really sad, is that so many guides suggest to their people that they are underemployed. So talking to them, acting as if they’re there, giving them jobs and tasks to do, asking for help in certain area really starts to open the door.
SM: We can look at it as sacred play. Maybe we see it as acting like an idiot, but who cares? We’re playing.
LD: The strongest illusion that we’re breaking through in terms of our Ascension process and the shift in dimensions is the illusion of isolation and separation. All of us have had the feeling at one point or another that “gosh, I’m all alone in this” and the truth of the matter is that you have all these guardians and guides.
I tend to use the terms guides and guardian angels interchangeably. Sometimes your guides are indigenous people, Native Americans; sometimes they’re galactics; sometimes they’re angels; but I use all of that sort of as one grouping. They are the team that’s with you.
SM: It’s a frequency and names are not quite as important. Our relationship with our guides will be very personal. Just relax and go with it. We encourage everyone to meditate and go to stillness every day. It’s absolutely vital to our relationships with our guides. We have to make ourselves available.
LD: It would be like having friends that you never talk to. And after awhile they’re not your friends, are they?
SM: We could add a caveat here that I don’t think our guides ever abandon us. They might be at arms length, but if we don’t pay attention do you think they absolutely go away?
LD: They don’t go away. People don’t understand that our guides are in service to us. That’s their service to the Divine Mother. So, in the mix of things, our guides have chosen to be with us on this sacred journey and remain in whatever frequency or form that they are in, but they’re not going to go away.
Sometimes I’ve had people say “I’m firing my guides” and part of me shakes my head and part of me chuckles and I think “you can’t fire your guides!” You may say “I don’t want to talk to you for awhile or I’m upset with you,” but the truth of the matter is, they’re not going anywhere.
SM: In higher realms there’s no such thing as taking something personally. They’re not going to take offense that we’re not paying any attention. They want us to pay attention, but are not offended if we don’t do that.
LD: Sometimes we’ll ask and we’ll pray to please help us, and we surrender an issue to them. And I know I do this. It’s like when I reach the point where I’m dealing with something that’s so far beyond me I can’t see where the solution comes from, so I hand it over to my guides because they can sort it out and do things that are so much more miraculous than we in our human dithering sometimes can get to.
And the difficulty is that as human beings, sometimes we hand it over and then we get nervous or scared and we grab it back. So working with your guides is giving the issue to them and allowing them to really help you.
SM: My daughter told me she doesn’t feel she has contact with her guides at this point. But I heard her last night giving advice to her boyfriend over the phone and she was brilliant and wise. I’m going to make the point to her today to say, “you know, if you say you aren’t in touch with your guides, you’re not paying attention, because guess what? You had a lot of wisdom come through you last night.”
LD: And sometimes they are speaking through us and we don’t even realize it. I know there are times when I call it “looking at the bubble” – where something comes out of my mouth just in casual conversation. And it’s like the cartoon bubbles above your head? And I look at that and think “where on earth, who said that? where did that come from?” And it wasn’t from me.
SM: I always ask for help when I’m answering questions in the “Contact Us” inbox. Sometimes I’ll read back what I wrote and think “Wow who wrote that? it’s really good.” And I’m very grateful for that.
LD: The other thing sometimes people misunderstand is that they think that their guides change from life to life, and they don’t. You may have additional guides, you may have legions that come in and help you for a particular incident or issue. But, your guides have been with you since the beginning. And so they know you. They know the big you, the little you, the core of you, your essence. Because they’ve been with you since the whole game of incarnations started.
SM: Would you say that in many cases our guides are beings that we’ve had lifetimes with? Maybe we used to be great best friends in a time we both incarnated together. In the case of a twin flame, they would certainly serve as a guide if they’re not embodied. They’ve been here forever, but it’s not always as teacher/student or guide.
LD: Sometimes we incarnate together. But the other thing is, the misconception is that people think “well my grandmother who passed on is my guide” and that’s not necessarily the truth. Now you may have had a really close relationship with your grandmother, and she may be with you and she may be watching over you.
I know particularly in the case of parents who pass on, I hear consistently, including my parents, they say “well, I didn’t stop being your parent simply because I left form.” My parents are visiting more now than they did when they were in form. But they’re around and they’re helping us. But that may be part of your circle.
It’s not to be confused with your guides who have been there since the very beginning. Now it could be potentially your grandmother.
Sometimes our guides will come in and be in form with us during a lifetime where we know beforehand that it’s going to be a big life for lack of a better way to put it. And we’re going to need that human assistance, so they come and they will be in form to help us.
But really, they’re more effective out of form in their own particular frequency. They can do things that we can’t do because we’re stuck in these human bodies.
SM: So we’re kind of like superheroes because we’re living here.
LD: I’m so glad you said that. Because we really are brave. I joke sometimes that if we had known, if we had really known what we were getting into, would we have done this? I don’t know.
I think that on the other side we think “oh of course I’ll do it.” We have this ease and this freedom of movement and we want to serve the Mother and we know we are the love.
And then we get down here and it’s like “oh my gosh, if I’d known it was going to be this hard…” Because you know I don’t think any of us want to pretend that this hasn’t been hard. It’s been wonderful, it’s been joyful, and it has its incredible moments and I wouldn’t trade being on Earth for anything. But it’s also a rough ride.
SM: It’s tough doing this Earth-human thing.
LD: I think so; particularly this life while we are in this huge shift of what it means to be human, individually and collectively, it’s been a big deal. And so in a way we’ve never – well I know we’re not supposed to use the word “need” but I don’t know what else to use – we’ve never needed our guides as much as we do now.
SM: This is a critical time and I think that visionary skills would be helpful for people to have. That puts you into a space of availability and allowing and opening up. If you see yourself having this luminous architecture around you and you make yourself available and make your luminous egg really big and you sit outside in nature and you wait and ask, your guides are going to come.
Just assume that they’re going to come. And if you still can’t hear them, just keep trying.
LD: And pay attention. Not just to the visuals, but to the sensations, to the sounds, to the scents, to the coolness. Very often, spirit will come and it just feels like there’s a coolness in the air. Or for you it might show up as heat. Allow it to happen.
So often people say “I really wish I could see my guides” and I get that. And I also know that you and I are lucky because we DO see things. But if you were lying in bed and all of a sudden a huge angel appeared it would scare you. So you sort of have to build up to it and be ready for it. You need to get used to seeing that shimmery kind of light and wonder what that is, and just be the observer. Just allow it to come.
SM: Being outdoors is very helpful, to try exercises like letting the wind pass through you, or seeing yourself as one part of nature among the many natures and connected to everything. Just sit outside and practice different things to reduce the boundaries that make up “I.”
LD: Boy that’s a wonderful idea. I’ve never tried that. Let the wind just pass right through me. I love that.
So I was surprised when Saint Teresa was almost jumping up and down, because as we’ve talked about before on Heavenly Blessings, Saint Teresa is the quiet, shy one. And there are lots of Saint Teresa’s by the way. But what the Council of Love has come to show me is that energy is really one collective energy.
That very often, like there was a Saint Teresa of Avila in the 1500’s, and Saint Teresa of Portugal in 1250. And Saint Teresa Margaret Redi 1770…. So there’s been this continuity of Saint Teresa’s just like Saint Catherines.
But they come from the one universal self, or the oversoul. But when she showed up I thought this is really a surprise that she, out of all the beings, could very easily and eloquently talk to us about guides. But, because she’s been human I think she can really relate to that human heart desire of wanting to connect and that human desire of “can you show me.” So, we’ll see what happens today.
One of the things that I was guided to do today was to extend our meditation time a little and do a meditation where people can meet their guides. So I guess that’s how we’ll get started.
(Listen to the meditation at the 21:00 minute mark.)