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 and The Great Awakening.
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 I’m looking forward to the discussion with Archangel Michael.
And just before we begin, Linda, we’re again in another new phase of things – who knows if it’s not the final phase of things before Ascension; do you have some insights from your perspective that you can share with us about this phase?
Linda: Hello, everybody. And yes, I do, actually. As I was meditating and getting ready for this conversation, the Council of Love came in and reminded me of a couple of things: One was the name, which you know has never changed, and they said, “We are not the Council of Joy, we are not the Council of Peace, we are not the Council of Creation – we’re the Council of Love.”
And then they went on to remind me even further that all we needed to get home was love, trust, forgiveness, unity, connectedness, and balance. And today they reminded me again that after we’ve done all that, we’re back to the love. So it’s like coming full circle.
And I know for years, we as lightworkers worked on that love, especially love of our sacred-self, trusting, forgiving. Now we’ve moved past that, and we’re really working on the connectedness and that final piece of using all this energy and bringing ourselves, our planet, each other, into balance. And of course that balance is found in the love. So I think that we’re really in an exciting time, Steve.
SB: Me too.
LD: And I’m excited to hear what Archangel Michael has to share with us today.
SB: Yes. I totally agree. The amount of progress that can be made at this time too, it’s all going up exponentially. It’s just a wonderful time.
LD: You know they talk about this quantum leap of love and moving at the speed of love. And we’ve talked about this really briefly on other shows, and as human beings we tend to think of the fastest speed – literally in time and space that we can achieve – is the speed of light. But when they talk about the speed of love, they say it’s the speed of light, squared.
That’s phenomenal. So we can move at rates of expansion and awareness that we haven’t even begun to comprehend.
LD: Bring it on.
SB: Pretty exciting! Okay. Let’s give you a moment to transition. And you said earlier that Archangel Michael was raring to go and we’re raring to hear him! So we’ll let you transition and thank you for your comments.
Archangel Michael: Greetings. Greetings, Gaians.
SB: Greetings, Lord.
AM: And greetings to all beings throughout the universe, greetings to all beings throughout the multiverse, greetings to all beings throughout the omniverse.
And I am honored and I am humbled, and I am joyful and I am peaceful. And I am Michael; I am Mee-keye-yel – Warrior of love, Archangel of peace, Bringer of news, and so much more.
Often my beloved friends, I have spoken to thee about my original plan. And it has been so distant for so long – not entirely set aside, but most certainly at arms length.
But I have shared with thee that I am artist, I am musician, I am creator force. For it is not simply the skies and the midnight sky that I love to paint, it is the music of the spheres. It is the harmony of creation. It is ALL these things that I have deep love and interest in.
Now why do I begin in this vein this day? Why do I begin speaking of music and harmony and artistry, when we have decided that we are going to speak about love?
Because I wish to speak about the freedom that love – within, without, above, below – brings. And you, my sweet brethren, my family, my friends, are beginning to understand, comprehend, and to embody this love. That is the essence of the freedom that I have spoken so frequently about.
I know that I have spoken at length to each of you – both within this medium [InLight Universal] and, yes, upon your sweet platform, dear Steve, and to each of your hearts – about peace.
And the need for peace as we go forth in the final phases of Ascension, and the complete anchoring, the complete embodiment of love in your form – not merely as a concept or precept, not merely as a virtue or a value, but the complete embodiment of love in your very core and very cell, in your subatomic matter, in your physicality, in all your bodies in your entire beingness. And what is this except the deep acceptance and the anchoring of who you really are?
There has been a myriad of conversations and we have approached this subject of love from many, many different perspectives. And we have done so – if you can think of it this way – chipping away at your resistance, at your fear, at your sense of unworthiness, at your sense of limitation, your sense of your own divinity and power.
And I daresay, this constancy of your commitment, in partnership with our commitment – and I do not merely mean my commitment – I speak this day for the entire Council of Love, for the Company of Heaven, on behalf of the Divine Mother, and on behalf of your Star brothers and sisters.
This arrival at the discussion, the understanding, the embodiment, the embrace, the expansion of love – is everything. It is what you have waited for. It is what we have waited for. And it is the blossoming and the fulfillment of the Mother’s plan.
To feel and to be in this state of love, of ecstasy, of bliss, is a heart opening of your fundamental, core-consciousness. We have talked a great deal about core issues. But what about this concept, this state of being in your core-consciousness?
This is the truth, and the might and the totality of who you are – without the obstacles, without the “buts” or “what if’s.” And what it does, my beloved friends, is that it absolutely changes your internal landscape and your external environment – it fundamentally changes and shifts who you are, not merely how you perceive, but who you are.
Think of this. And you say, “Well Michael, how does this occur?” Because when you are anchored in the love, when you are the love – everything else fades away.
And that is the phase that you are now in. (1)
Now I have spoken and said, many of you committed lightworkers, love holders, have been floating, flying, walking, even crawling in and out of the Ascension portal for years. And the reason that you have kept returning – into what you can think of as the human realm – was the commitment to the collective.
When the channel has referred to connectedness as one of the keys of Ascension, as one of the keys of coming home – it is this sense of connectedness to all that you had need to achieve, if need, in the fulfillment of your plan, within the Mother’s plan.
But when you are in the love, that effort, that sense of working on this, of working on unity or even unitive consciousness simply disappears. (2) Because when you are in the love, when you are the love, that sense of complete connectedness and unity is a given. (3) It is that simple.
And so, sweet angels of light, where do you wish to begin today?
SB: You’ve answered every question I had on my question paper, Lord. Thank you for that.
But there’s more, much more to discuss. So first of all, I can validate everything you just said from my own personal experience. It’s very, very useful to be able to do that.
In the face of love, judgment disappears, resentment disappears, irritation, forgiveness is no longer needed because you can’t remember anything that ever happened to you that’s bad, your memory is wiped of all those pressing memories.
So I validate everything you’ve just said from my own experience, and I’m sure there’s a lot of listeners out there who are saying to themselves, “Well, how can I experience this heart opening? What do I need to do to encourage it? What barriers do I need to let go of, obstacles that I need to walk around to be able have a heart opening?” – What would you say to them?
AM: I would say, “Keep going!” And I won’t say soon, I won’t say near, I won’t say often. I will not put a timeline on it because there is no need for timelines. I have told you, and the Mother has told you that you are operating within a concept – because that is the only way we can explain it – of new time, new times. And what this means is that there is a re-definition – now we know you still use the 24-hour day, and that is a global concept, even though in fact your day has shrunk, in terms of reality to about 11 hours. But that is an entirely different conversation.
In the new time, you are able to flow in and out, above/below, inter-dimensionally. It is a different usage and a different experience of time. Now many of you who are listening will say, “Well Michael, I have not experienced that.” And I would say to you, “Have you asked to? Are you allowing yourself to?” But your question is, “How do I get there? How do I become the love?”
Let us be very practical, because although Gabrielle and Jophiel claim the practicality in our family, I can be extraordinarily practical. So let us begin with the question – Are you in your heart? Are you in the richness, the center of your tri-flame? Are you in and filling, receiving, giving, sharing, living, love everyday? Or are you, my beloved friends, still living in your head or in your lower chakras? Are you still in fight or flight? Are you still in survival?
And then you say to me, “Oh yes, Michael, I am in survival because I am broke – I do not know how to pay my bills. I’m not sure if the electricity’s going to turn off. I’m not sure whether I will have food for my children. And by the way, I am in exceptional pain.”
Now I do not make light of this. But I am giving you the key. And it is the same golden key that Archangel Gabrielle has given you years ago. And the key my friends is – are you in your heart? This is the first step.
And we have talked about this time and again, but I say it again, I hope – and Steve, correct me – yes, you can correct an angel – correct me if I am not very straightforward and simple.
SB: Actually I’ve been sitting here saying, “Yes. Yes. Yes!” So no corrections so far. [laughing]
AM: So it does not mean that I am guiding thee not to confer with your brilliance, with your mental body, even with your delightful egos. I am not saying to ignore the phone bill, the electricity bill. But where you anchor your core is your heart, because that is where you are experiencing the love and becoming and being the love.
Now, once you are in your heart I will say to thee, I will guide you, I will take you by the hand, and I will ask of thee – go deeper, go deeper, go deeper! – until you are in the bottom, the seat of your soul. And you can think of this as the bottom of your heart, your physical heart – for there is such a place.
But the point being – many of you say, “Oh yes, I am in my heart.” But you don’t feel the love; you aren’t the love – I do not say this in a way of judgment or criticism.
My beloveds – if you are not feeling the love, if you are not feeling that you are able to live the love, then you are not firmly enough anchored in your heart consciousness. You are allowing – what I have referred to as the distractions – to take too much of your attention. Think of it as your life force of your love force.
So every day you awaken and the first thing you do in your heart – and you can simply think of this in a physical way because it is becoming a physical experience, finally. And you say, “Do I feel it? Am I the Mother? Am I the Father? Am I connected with All that is? Am I One in my love with my guardians, with my circle?” And then you proceed throughout your day to cocoon yourself in that love, in that sense of extraordinary bliss.
Now part of this adjustment, what has so often been called the shift – the shift was not cataclysmic disaster or this or that event or the turning of the axis of your planet – the shift is in your heart. And in your heart are you able to act.
Now you say I am too blissed out to even act. I am simply afloat in the ecstasy. But that is the first part of this adjustment, and in many ways, sweet angels, it is the most exciting part, it is the most joyful, it is the most extraordinary because you feel and know and are the breakthrough that we have discussed for so long.
Now this expanse: this is not the final arrival point. And as this channel has said, there is always more.
And where do you think she gets that from? It is directly from us! There is always more. But as you adjust to this sense of the truth of who you are, is this a gift? Yes. Is this a co-creation? Yes. Is this your creation? Yes. Is this a new normal? Yes.
But what you will do as this new state of beingness anchors within thee is you will feel, in physical reality, the expansion of what we have referred to as your capacities, your inter-dimensional self, your vision in terms of your regular eyes, your physical eyes, your third eye, your fourth eye, your fifth eye, your auditory capacity, your clairaudience, your clairsentience, your clairvoyance – all of these are expanding.
And then you find that you are in relationship, whether it is a nod to the clerk at the bank, the policeman on the beach, or your dearest beloved, your exchanges are loving.
Let me be even more clear. They are love. You take your love and you give it to the other person. So it is not simply a loving action. It is not simply a kind action. You are taking your love – that is the mother’s love, that is all love – and you are giving it to every being you meet.
And you say, “Well, maybe I will be empty.” And the answer is, no, it is an ever-present, infinite, eternal flow. And when you have keyed into this – and I invite you to do so – you are there.
Now can you eradicate this by an act of will? Yes, that is possible. But that sense of will that has been so defeating in terms of control and fear is gone when you are in the love. (4) So that is how you do it. And you say, “Yes. I receive, I am ready, I allow, I surrender, I welcome, I celebrate…” – whatever the words are for you.
We understand intent. So yes, is this clear?
SB: Very clear. I think I should get a gold star for patience here because I’ve wanted to interrupt you so many times in the last ten minutes, but all I’d be saying is, “Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes!”
I’m in the experience that you’re describing, and in interacting with other people I’m very conscious of the fact that what I’m doing is sending them love. And then there’s also a conversation that’s going on – and the conversation of course is impacted by the love I feel – but I’m well aware of this intention of sending this love that I feel.
Could I just say a word for men, Lord, because they may have trouble with this whole concept of heart, being in the heart, as you know – and that’s just to suggest to men that they think of it as being in dead center, right in the middle, but right in the center in a place of balance, in a place of equanimity. So not on the peripheries of emotion as so many men are because they’re being strong, going for power and control, and all that stuff – but to come back, be in the center, and then go as deeply into the center as you possibly can. That is the heart.
So it’s not like we’re in a different place, but it just may be a way that they could picture it this way.
Lord, the love does quiet down. It’s brimming over right now because I’m listening to you and your words carry love, but also your words are awakening the love just unto themselves. But the love does quiet down, and it’s almost like love has to be paid attention to.
If I neglect love, it grows quiet and waits for me to come back. But then when I do the exercise of bringing love up from the heart and sending it out, it comes up again like magma from a volcano. Can you talk just a little bit about the fact that you said this was a permanent heart opening. That doesn’t mean that it’s always volcanic, right?
AM: That is correct. Think of it in terms of the volcanoes; not all volcanoes are always spewing. So it does not mean that inside the volcano, on the volcano floor, in what you think of as in the heart of Gaia, or as you have put it the center of the volcano – it is still there. It is still bubbling. It is still waiting for the appropriate moment.
And you are defining those moments. And when I say you, I mean ALL of you are defining those moments when you choose. So we are not removing or trying to override choice. What we are trying to do is allow you to adjust to this sense of such extraordinary expansion but still maintain, what you think of as your life.
But does love need to be paid attention to? Absolutely.
If you have three billion dollars and it is all in precious metals, and you take it out and you bury it in the farmers field 12 miles away, and then you come home and you forget about it, and you say, “Oh that’s really good because I have this security,” what good is that money doing you? You are not tending to the most precious treasure you have ever been given, that you have ever claimed. You are not living in your certainty.
If you are in relationship and you are deeply, devoutly, passionately in love with your sacred partner, and you never say to her, “I love you. I honor you. You are precious to me,” then you are not tending to the relationship and to the love. So if you do not tend – think of it as this – the love is the sheer energy of the Mother/Father One, and particularly the Mother because it is a movement. It is an activity. It is creating.
If you never tend to it, it will go quiet. It will be like a child waiting for you to turn and to say, “I love you. I cherish you.” So, yes, the more you work with this, the more you tend – because we do not really like the word “work.” But it is a term you use and understand.
But if you tend to it like the most precious commodity – because it is you, it is her, it is All – if you tend to it, it grows and grows and grows. If you ignore it, it will still be there.
SB: What does tending to it look like, Lord?
AM: Tending to it is simply allowing yourself to be in that heart center and feeling, experiencing, sharing, being that love, every day – every single day. And if we were to have our preference, we would say many, many times a day of allowing it to wash through you, to explode, to feel that orgasmic love.
SB: Wow. Love seems to be very accommodating to our foibles and everything else. If I feel fear, love quietly goes away, and I’m sure it’s the same with irritation or anger. Can you talk to us a bit about how that happens? Why does love allow fear to kinda push it aside? Why does love not say to fear, “Get thee gone!”? Is this free will?
AM: This is absolutely free will. And it is you, and when I say you, I mean humanity arriving at the point where you are fundamentally understanding and living your free will. So there is a choice when you are falling into fear, you can say to yourself, “Well I think I’m going to wash that with love.” And the fear is gone.
SB: Yes. And loneliness will go in the same way if you wash it with love.
AM: It is exactly the same way.
AM: And when you are in fear, you are in your lower chakras. You are not anchored in your heart.
SB: Right. And you’re also creating this icy feeling, which results in the contraction of muscles, so you become more dense.
AM: You are denying the expansion of your true light body.
AM: And so the point is – you see there has always been great discussion upon your planet about whether the angelics or myself, or any of the ascended ones have this element of free will. We do.
Now long ago we have chosen. And it is beyond what you would think of as a conscious or a thought process – but our choice is to align with the love. That is the choice that we have made and it has been so long and so consistent that there really isn’t another choice for us.
And that is the point at which you are at – do I choose to be the love, to know this blissful ecstasy, to know fully who I am, or do I choose to minimize, reduce myself? Because it is your choice. It is not our choice, it is not the person down the street’s choice, it is not a dictator in Iraq or Iran’s choice – it is your choice.
And it is strange, as in baffling, as in confusing, that the choice for something that hurts you had been so consistent for so long. Now what you have chosen is to change – that was the precursor – you were washed by the Mother’s tsunami. You have been given gift after gift after gift – most important being clarity.
And in that you have said, “I think I’m going to choose change, because this situation, this reality that I have been occupying – whether it has been for ten years or seventy years – doesn’t really work for me. It doesn’t give me the joy, the love, the peace that I want.” So now you have gone through the change choice and you are choosing love.
SB: Why would anyone not choose love? Perhaps if one doesn’t know this love. And I’m talking about transformative love. I’m not talking about romantic love. I’m not talking about these lesser states of being, but transformative love, the kind of love that erases from your mind everything that you were thinking about and all the persnickety little thoughts you had and the irritable little feelings, and just erases them all. Why would anybody – except that they don’t know about this state – choose not to have this state of love?
AM: Now you say that perhaps they don’t know about it. But in fact it is a seed, a knowingness that is planted within the hearts of all beings, all beings. (5) Think of it.
And so it expresses for some as this deep amorphous yearning – and you are correct. They’re not quite sure that they are yearning for this level of absolute, infinite love. What you term, transformative love – and that is an excellent term – is also a conspiracy. Let me use that word in the truest meaning of it.
It is a conspiracy of the ego. It is the ego that has been the driving force for so long, and the ego intervenes along with the root chakras, with the lower energies of fight or flight and says, “Don’t go there,” because you are risking rejection, risking finding out that in fact there is nothing but empty promises. And that is a dire threat that has been the conspiracy of the old Third and no longer applies.
So I announce [that conspiracies are laid to rest]. That is why I have said I speak not only to Gaians, but throughout the multiverse this day. I have said that the echoes of the third are just that, that conspiracy is laid to rest. We invite you to come and to claim your birthright, your truth.
And the truth is you are loved. You are not merely loved. You do not merely have the capacity to love. You are love. It is the essence, it is the foundation – energetically and physically – of who you are.
So now you know and the choice is yours.
But we know that once you have reached this stage – not of simple understanding or knowledge, but of wisdom – your choice will be for the love and to tend that love.
SB: Absolutely. There’s actually two conspiracies, Lord, is there not? There’s the conspiracy of the ego to hold us in protection and safety and watching out, alertness, but then there’s a second conspiracy that you’ve referred to as the seed of love placed in us from the beginning. Now I, after Shankar and other people, call that the longing for liberation. It’s always pulling us back to God, right?
AM: That is correct.
SB: So that’s the second conspiracy isn’t it? Against the conspiracy of the ego is the conspiracy of love, where God is constantly pulling us back, and we feel the yearning and fill it with a new car or a yacht or a trip to Hawaii or a new romance, and it never satisfies for long because only God can satisfy, right?
AM: That is correct.
Well, the Mother is very thorough in her plan. So yes, you may call it a conspiracy – I would call it a perfect plan.
AM: But, yes, the conspiracy – your soul, your very core conspires with you, and sometimes against you, but it conspires to bring you back and forward, and in the present moment of what you have termed the eternal now into the love.
And it is a conspiracy that you cannot escape from. That is what surrender is truly about. It is you falling back into the infinite arms of love and saying, “Alright. I get it. I receive. I allow. I am.”
SB: I give up. [laughing]. I surrender.
AM: Yes [laughing], I give up – And that is truly the meaning of liberation, of freedom.
SB: There’s an irony to all this too that one doesn’t get to see very often. It just comes at really clear moments. But the divine plan is my plan, right? It is my plan. I am God, just as every listener is God, and every person in this world is God, and every plant, and every rock. So the divine plan is my plan.
I’m not giving something up in surrendering my ego, or at least its demands, or in surrendering my anger and my fear.
I’m not giving something up. I’m realizing my own plan. Is that not the case?
AM: That is absolutely correct. What you are doing is truly embracing and choosing to embody the plan that you had, and that you have always had because the Mother is within you and you are within the Mother.
AM: It is that sacred union. It is the ultimate partnership from which all else flows. It is who you are. Are you a unique expression? Yes. And are you exactly the same as all beings, all energy? Yes.
SB: Now that’s a paradox.
AM: It is the paradox of uniqueness, of separation, and of unity.
SB: Right. Now I have noticed that there is a relationship between love and unity. When my love comes up like a volcano, it takes in everybody. It will not permit me to carve it up and give a big chunk to this person, a little chunk to that person. It will not allow me to discriminate in that manner or it will run away down the block, so to speak.
AM: That is correct, or it will go quiet.
SB: So there is this tie-in between love and unity. Can you help me develop that please? What is the tie-in?
AM: When you are love, you are the part of One. When you are love, you are in union with One and with All. There cannot be any sense of separation. So it is not discriminatory. You cannot separate it.
SB: Hmm. Well, the whole plan, the whole drama is all the created beings returning to the One, and the One having the wonderful experience of meeting itself in the moment of their enlightenment. Now is it just that love has these qualities of unification, no separation, etc. unto itself, period. Or was love an invention of the divine to bring everyone back to the divine?
AM: No. Love is the divine. It is the expression, the essence – you want to put a distant face on it – well, not you, but many. The only face, the only existence of Source, One, God – however you think of that creator force – is love. And when you are truly and fully anchored in that love, you are in unity.
SB: Alright. Could I be the devil’s advocate here for a moment and say, I could forget about God and just fall in love with love and everything would be fine. Is that correct?
AM: If you fall in love with love, if you are the love, then you are in union. You are in and with and part of God, within and without. So you can call it Henry if you choose, but you will be with One.
SB: [Laughing] Well, I’m thinking particularly of atheists who may have a hard time coming back to the pack. But if they think of it as just love and forget about God, so to speak, it may make their re-entry easier.
AM: Yes, because there are many prejudices and opinions about God, and about what God has and has not done, what “they” have not blessed you with, or what terrors have been wrought upon you. So if you simply think of it as love, then you will feel safe. And that is fine.
SB: So what can we expect to see, Lord? Can we expect to see people suddenly bursting into heart-openings here, there, and everywhere, or is there another phase that’s going to open up that we don’t even know about? What can we expect in this movement towards Ascension now?
AM: This is the love portion and this is the “jet fuel” for the catapulting of you into the anchoring in the physical realm of your unique talents, abilities, the inter-dimensional reality, which was always the plan for humanity – the acknowledgement of that and the creation of love, of the expressions of love in tangible, physical form on Nova Earth. So what you are about to see is love become practical.
SB: Hmm. Wow – We have only five minutes left and I’d like to ask a question along a different line, Lord before we go off the air. There’s a news report out of Iraq that Al-Baghdadi had a dream of Mohammed, and Mohammed told him, “Leave Mosul,” which means the start of a retreat. Once you leave a place you’re often viewed as being in retreat. And in fact this report also says that ISIS forces are being defeated in other areas of Iraq. Is all of that new report credible?
AM: Let us put it this way, we continue to work. I continue to work with all of you and with your Star brothers and sisters, with the Archangels, with this issue of peace and the anchoring of peace, and the expansion of love. So none are exempt from this, and Mohammad himself is speaking to these people that you think of as ISIS. So let us leave it at that.
SB: Alright. Well, that’s good. So we have time to return to our discussion. People hearing this broadcast, what they hear will sit for them as intellectual knowledge. Some will have it at a higher level, I know, but for many the first entry of it into their field of awareness will remain intellectual knowledge.
Intellectual knowledge doesn’t move very many people, experiential knowledge gets some to move, but really realized knowledge, as in “I got it! – I just realized I’ve become my Father; I’ve just realized I’ve become love.” How do you get intellectual knowledge up to realized knowledge in the case of love?
AM: The intellectual knowledge is a starting point, but let it flow down as if you are going over Niagara Falls. Let it come down like the teaming water into your heart. It is that simple.
You can say, “Well, isn’t this interesting. This is a good piece of information,” and it means nothing if you are staying it in your head. Allow it – we beseech you – I do not speak to your intellect, to your mind this day, this night, every day, every night – I speak to your heart – let us in. Please, let us in.
SB: Okay. Thank you, Lord. The music is starting and we’re going to have to wrap up I’m afraid. Is there anything you’d like to say in closing?
AM: Embrace the love that you are. Embrace the truth, the peace that you are. It will reign upon your planet from henceforth.
SB: Farewell, Lord. Thank you very much.
(1) I had a heart opening on March 13 and I think AAM is making veiled references to it here. I’m sure it happened to me because they knew I’d write about it!!!! To think that this is the next phase of Ascension we’re entering – that others and perhaps everyone could share the same experiences, as he implies here – brings great joy.
(2) Yes, it does. I can vouch for that.
(4) When you are in the love, not only fear and control are gone, but resentment, irritation, impatience, everything is gone.
(5) The longing for liberation. See http://goldengaiadb.com/The_Nature_of_Life_1#The_Longing_for_Liberation and http://goldengaiadb.com/L#Longing_for_Liberation.