In this first part of An Hour with an Angel for Jan. 9, 2014, Linda Dillon discusses the ins and outs of channeling. In the second part, Archangel Michael discusses the tsunami of love and the recent disconnect between Matthew and Jesus. Thanks to Ellen for a rapid turnaround.
An Hour with an Angel, January 9, 2014, with Archangel Michael
GD: Hello, and welcome to An Hour with an Angel, with Linda Dillon, the channel for the Council of Love and author of The New You: Emerging into Humanity’s Heart Consciousness. Joining her is Steve Beckow, founder of the Golden Age of Gaia and author of Building Nova Earth: Toward a World that Works for Everyone.
Our guest today is Archangel Michael. So, with that I’ll pass it over to you, Steve.
Steve Beckow: Thank you very much, Graham. And, Linda, why don’t we spend a few minutes before we talk to Archangel Michael, in light of recent events, just to hear from you on the nature of channeling: what does it mean, how is it done, and what the clarity and protection measures are that you take to ensure fidelity transmission?
Linda Dillon: Oh, I’d love to talk a few minutes today about the nature of channeling. And we had some discussions in our team meetings for InLight Radio about channeling and how now, especially, there are so many channels that are stepping forward.
And what does that mean to us as human beings? What does this mean to us as the collective, stepping forward? And how do we go about channeling? How do we receive channeling? What do we do with channeling?
For me, channeling is when you are speaking with the divine realm. And that can mean the Company of Heaven, an angel, what some people, myself included, refer to as guides, archangels, even the Divine Mother, or what we consider fully enlightened beings.
So when we’re talking about channeling, and when we’re particularly talking about channeling on this show, and I would suggest on the Golden Age of Gaia blog as well, we’re not ever talking about the lower vibrations that are certainly present throughout the universe.
But what do I do? To me — and I have taught this for, oh, at least a decade — when you are going to channel there are certain processes that you go through to ensure that you are hooking into, that you are connecting with and allowing only the highest energies to come through.
So it’s a process of meditation and of posting the archangels and taking even rituals of protection and prayer, and basically emptying yourself to such a degree that you can feel the energy of the ascended ones or the archangel coming in, stepping into you and basically sharing your space.
And if you don’t feel that for some reason — and that can happen from time to time, and it takes time and practice to get used to, that sensation of sharing space — then you just basically shut down the channel and you don’t channel either that day or at that time. And if you feel any variation of it even during the transmission, then you shut it down and you step aside as well.
What I do is to basically make myself as far away as possible. For me, it often sounds like I’m eavesdropping, but if it’s for someone that I’m close to or that I love and care about, or it’s an issue that is really of very significant importance, I tend to send myself outside, or to go and play among the stars so that I’m not present and I’m not influencing what’s coming through. And again, that’s a practice that all of us who are channels are undertaking.
Now, the other side of that is, what do you do as a listener, as a reader in receiving channeled information? I believe at this time particularly, and the reason we’re having such a plethora of channelings coming through is that not only is our vibration rising, but that it’s the sense of direction and information that we need and are being given from the other side, as it were, in order to complete our Ascension.
But as a reader, as a listener, there are a couple of things that you can do in terms of discerning, because the issue is discernment, never judgment, but just discernment about whether the channeling is meaningful to you. And the first would be, of course, is it of love? And if a channeling of any kind, from any source, ever feels like it’s not of love, then, again, you just turn it off and you go away and you just discard it, basically. You know, does it speak to your heart?
And the second point is, is it applicable to your life, to your Ascension task, to your spiritual path? And in practical terms, is it useful to your life? And if so, how? How are you going to take the information and actually translate that into something meaningful for you?
Because we’re not just receiving the channeled information, the messages, just to collect information. We’re in an information age where we love lots and lots of information. But that’s not really the singular purpose of channeling. The purpose of channeling is to open your heart and to assist you.
And the third thing is that when you do receive particular information, whether it’s through an article or on the radio or through a personal channeling or your own channeling — because we all channel in different ways — if it’s to do something and it doesn’t feel quite right or it’s time sensitive, then one of the things that I do, Steve, is I wait. I put it aside, I put it on the shelf and I observe it.
And when it comes to pass, I go, “Oh, that’s what they mean,” or “Oh, that’s what they’re guiding me to do,” or “That’s how that’s intended to unfold.”
And 20 years later I’m still taking things off the shelf that they told me and figuring out, oh, that’s what that meant. Because as human beings we have this wonderful tendency to translate it, right? And of course, because we translate it in ways that we think are going to be immediate solutions for us. But sometimes that’s absolutely the case and sometimes it isn’t.
So it’s just to be, I don’t know, prudent, I guess, in terms of how you act upon that information, when it’s etheric, when it’s about the Divine Qualities, when it’s about how to lead your life or what direction in which to move to grow spiritually. And that’s the easy stuff, because we understand that. But when it’s about, “Move next week to New Jersey,”
So those are some of the things. That’s a very short list, how we approach it.
SB: Way back in the mid-1970s in a psychic development class the medium would allow someone to come in and work her voice box. Now, when you’re channeling, you’re not in your body, right? They’re operating your voice box, they are doing the speaking. Is that correct?
LD: That’s correct.
I know it may sound like this soft spoken brunette, but I’m not running the mechanics of the voice box. I feel, and I observe, by the way — that’s what I meant when I said I’m basically eavesdropping sometimes — that in my channeling room, where I do channeling for individuals and for us here today, I have two chairs, and I go and I occupy the other chair. So, I basically vacate enough so that they can occupy the space.
And that’s something that as you’re becoming a channel and as you’re learning to channel that you need to be very conscious of and very careful with. Because you always want to make sure that you’ve taken adequate measures so that you can get back in.
SB: Wow! What does that mean?
LD: It means that you make sure that you’re traveling on your silver cord, or in some cases some people would think of it as the red cord that comes out of your root chakra. When I go and play amongst the stars, it’s a major issue. I will travel up along my silver cord. Whether it’s channeling or bilocation or, I don’t know, yogic flying, you don’t leave your body without maintaining a connection. You never let that connection be severed. Otherwise you’ve got an empty shell sitting there.
And it can be hard. I’ve only had the experience once. And I learned my lesson and I never want to do it again.
SB: Um-hmm. I think Solomon said, “if ever the silver cord be loosed” – well, that’s the transition, right?
LD: That’s right. You have to have your way back in. And that’s true whether you’re doing automatic writing, or, as I said, if you’re going off at night to work with Archangel Michael, or sometimes in my case whether you’re going on board ship, you make sure that that cord is always there, and that if you’re in sacred partnership or in relationship that the person that you’re with or sharing a bed with is fully aware not to do anything to startle you or to snap that cord.
SB: Um-hmm. Very good. Well, thank you for that.
LD: A word to the wise? There are times — and this is not a new experience for me — when different channels will perceive or channel varying information. And I think that’s where the discernment of the reader and the listener comes through, and the clarity of the channel.
And I’m not even referring necessarily to the current discussion around whether Jesus lived or died. I’m talking about situations where people have called me over the years and said, “Well, I went to a channel,” or very often they’ll say, “I went to a psychic, and they told me that this was going to happen, and this didn’t happen.” And so that creates disarray. And that’s commonplace.
But amongst even very talented, respected channels there can be variations…. One of the conversations that we’ve been having lately, that I think is important that we all really understand, is the nature of the partnership that we are developing with the Council of Love and the Company of Heaven.
And I had this conversation, or, actually, Archangel Michael had this conversation, which I listened into, well, in and out, yesterday, and it was about the fact that now that we are in this elevated form, this new form of partnership — and we’re seeing in our human relationships as well — but we’re in this sacred union partnership with the unseen, with the higher realms, however we call that.
And even a decade before, but certainly 30, 40, 50 years before — the angelic realm, the higher realm, or even our guides and guardians tended to do more for us. And that was the agreement. That was the relationship. In many ways it was more like parent-child.
Now, in this relationship, it’s adult-to-adult in many ways. Now, I know, and I know everybody listening knows, that we are definitely the junior partner in this relationship. But that’s not what they’re saying to us. They’re saying, “We’re treating you in a spiritually mature, evolved and evolving way. And so we anticipate and we support you in creating and behaving and discerning in that spiritually mature way.”
And, you know, even as early as this morning there was part of me, I was thinking about this, and I was thinking, this is really wonderful, this is, like, fabulous! Alleluia! And then there’s this other part of me that thinks, ah, heck! Couldn’t you just do it for us?
And every now and then, of course, they do jump in. I’m thinking of the example of Graham’s letter (1) that showed up in mysterious ways. They do jump in, and they’ll tell us something, “Okay, do this. Bam!” And we say thank you, and we’re really glad to get that kind of information, but by and large, now, it’s more that we’re walking the path together.
So they point the way and say, “Don’t you think you should turn left?” or “Don’t you think you should listen to this piece of information, or integrate this practice into your life because it would enhance our partnership?” But the choice always of saying yes or no is ours. So it’s important for us to pay attention to how our relationship with them is changing as well.
SB: Hmm. And just for our listeners, the reference to Graham’s letter was that I sent Graham a letter and it got lost. And the Company of Heaven directed him to exactly where it was. And he went down there and they looked and, by gosh it was there. So that was pretty amazing.
LD: You just wish we had more of that, hunh?
SB: Yeah! [laugh] Well, it’s quite handy, is it not?
LD: It is.
SB: Would it be okay if we went over a few minutes today? Are you able to do that?
LD: I think I’m able to do that, yes.
SB: Okay. If we need to, and we may not.
LD: And if we need to, we will.
SB: Okay. Thank you very much for that, Linda. And I’ll give you the opportunity to just relax a minute and make the transition, and we’ll talk with Archangel Michael.
(Continued in Part 2.)
(1) I had sent GD a letter which went astray. The Company of Heaven, in two readings, guided Graham to exactly the post office where the letter was and he retrieved it.