We continue our conversation in which Archangel Michael tells us that becoming like a child is enough for Ascension, advises us that the condition of the heart is what matters, touches on the full-life review and Judgement, calls death “popping or floating out of the body” (showing how little there is to fear from it), warns us of the pitfalls of accountability (becoming black hats ourselves), and tells us what he means by “journey into the heart of darkness.”
Altogether you can hear and feel what the responsibilities and concerns of of an archangel are – or what AAM calls a”Mighty Being.” Thanks to Ellen for a very rapid transcription.
Archangel Michael, speaking through Linda Dillon, October 11, 2011
Steve: Another question?
Archangel Michael: Yes.
S: First I have a very short question and then a longer question. The short question is: Is it accurate to say that, if we become again like a child, we will enter into the kingdom of heaven, or ascend? Number one. And number two: Has what you’ve said so far been enough? If we handle the separation and the events of the heart and love and hold our upsets as children in our arms and complete them, is that enough to become like a child again?
AAM: Yes. And the one component — which is a component — of love is the trust, because the child innately trusts. When they arrive, before the density works like fog, there is a trust that they are exactly where they need to be, that they are attended to, that they are loved, and that they are competent, which is something you don’t tend to think of – children being terribly competent. But in fact they’re very competent in getting what they need, by and large, to be taken care of. Now, there are circumstances where what the child needs simply is not available, like milk or water or food. And then that [survival need] becomes part of the density.
But initially, when you become like a child — and we are not talking about naïveté, we are talking about the trust of love — you are doing and acting in accordance not only with your full integrated self, but with all. There are many who truly fear, from the best of intentions and the clearest of hearts, mis-stepping. But when they trust that they are where they need to be, and they are doing — of course there is course correction. There always has been. When you live in an infinite, expanding universe, there is always shifting sand, because there is always something new — but you trust where you’ll end up is exactly where you need to be.
So is it enough? It is enough. It is enough for you the human collective, you the individuals, and it has been always more than enough for us.
S: May I ask, again, if the notion of becoming like a child again, the notion of becoming innocent again, which implies love and trust and surrender and acceptance, is that sufficient to have a person move from a place where they might not ascend to a place where they might ascend?
AAM: The answer is yes.
S: That is very helpful.
AAM: The ticket, the passport, is the heart of love. You do not ask a refugee or a soldier coming home from war, who is dirty and bloody, and whose clothes are torn, “Why haven’t you cleaned up? We can’t let you in this way.” No. When they arrive at the door, with their heart open and their being yearning, they are welcomed. Do they need to know all the ins and outs of what so many have spent eons coming to understand? No. If they are in that purity of the child, that is enough.
S: So the condition of the heart is what’s important?
AAM: Yes. It is being in that place, even if it is only for a moment, (1) where you have shut down all the questions of the mind and said, I’m going with the heart.
S: Now, you know what we’re heading into a period in which accountability will be a priority, and there will be the temptation to be angry, hateful, resentful. What would you advise us, given that this period is coming up and given what you just said?
AAM: The guidance has never been to repeat the actions of the aggressor. When you enter that period of accountability, you do so with compassion. There are many, far too many, that have been living, umm, can we say a very dense, physical reality? And some of them are aware of it, very aware of it, as you know. And some of them are not, because they have chosen not to be. And they have in different ways perpetrated pain and suffering — in a variety of ways. And in certain situations they have done so blithely. So they may simply maintain power and live in greed and control. And live what they believe is a good life.
But there has been nothing good about it. When you either pop or float out of your body as you pass from being in form to out of form, (2) yes, there is a period of review, but there is also that moment as you leave, that there is a recognition, what you would call a download of what that life has been about. (3)
When you shift roles of accountability, you do not wish to become the perpetrator. You just do not want to trade roles. So, yes, there will be great latitude for compassion and forgiveness. But also know that many of these individuals will simply choose to leave, either from the understanding of what their lives have been, or in the belief and arrogance that they don’t want to put up with the transition.
But being accountable requires, can we say, a very even temper, a moderate approach? And, yes, you can be righteous, (4) but there also has to be that degree of understanding of the thickness of the illusion, and how sad that has been. When — I was going to say “I,” but really it is “we,” and it’s a very big “we” — when we wage our battle for peace, it’s very often to bring those back from a place of darkness, where the light isn’t shining, and gradually to reintegrate, so that they recognize, oh, there is a light inside of me, and then further and further and further back to the heart of one. So they realize that they are one and they are love.
It is not the role of love to mete out punishment. And in so many ways, those who have lost their way — and those who are angry, many righteously — they have had, and will have, that trauma to hold and to convert back to neutrality. (5) That is difficult.
So, when you talk about accountability, and there are various personalities, and we do not wish to eliminate personality, but there are some personalities that are more balanced in terms of holding roles of accountability than others. Now, that does not mean, and I do not wish to imply — every being, regardless of where they are or what they are up to is accountable to and for themselves, and to the collective, to others, for their actions, for their inactions, for who they are. But that accountability comes from within. (6)
What you are thinking of as laws or rules, we urge you, we will guide you, to look to as universal law. As we have said, the laws of your planet, and therefore the attendant institutions, have not been based on accountability. They have not been based on love, on equality, on connectedness. They have often been based on greed and control and limitation. So never would you wish, as you move into an alternate reality, to duplicate that kind of structure.
Will you co-create, together and with us, structure? Yes. It will not look the same, and it certainly will not smell the same, because it will have a very different alignment. And what you are doing is moving from belief systems to the alignment with truth, to the alignment with love, to the alignment of unity. It’s very exciting.
S: Well, you’ve given us a very complete picture, Lord, and a lot to think about, a lot to assimilate. I actually find that it doesn’t quite make sense for me to ask you all the questions I have because I need to assimilate what you just said.
AAM: Always between us, our favorite thing, our favorite pastime, aside from making music, has been to have conversation, and it began, my beloved one, long ago, with you turning to me and saying, “Lord, how could they possibly forget?” (7) This is all one conversation.
S: I’m aware that I have energy on that question, Lord. There’s no doubt about it. I now need to see the mechanism, I need to actually see it operating, to complete this puzzle.
AAM: It is one of the greatest adventures. And there have been many.
S: [Laughs] Could you mention a little bit about the journey into the heart of darkness that you’ve referred to? Could you say a bit more about what you might be referring to? Is that some kind of galactic war or is it an illusionary world of some dark energy somewhere?
AAM: When we talk, when I talk — but you would hear the same from all the Mighty Ones, (8) or from Yeshua or Sanat Kumara, or the Buddha. When we talk about going to the heart of darkness, and it has been intergalactic — most definitely, but even in Earth terms, and in Omniverse terms — there is always an energy or a being involved. So you can also think of when we go to the heart of darkness it is usually in the form of what you would think of as a rescue mission. We go to the place where the density of illusion, whether it is an imbalanced or unbalanced desire for power or greed or lust, has become so strong that it has solidified.
S: And we’re answering a call, are we?
AAM: And we — well, sometimes the energy is so dense that no call goes out. They are quite happy in their place of darkness. But you see we have long memories, and we remember that spark of light that was within, say, a person who has now travelled to that place. And we remember the love, and we know the love that we have for that being. And so we go to that place, whether it is galaxies away, or part of an inner city, and we rescue, we break out, we break the shell, of that very dense energy of darkness. And we basically lift the person out of that circumstance.
It accomplishes two things. And as we say, sometimes the reintegration back to One is very rapid, but sometimes it is staged until they see that — because it depends on whether they are in form and wish to continue to be in form, living, or not. But what that extraction does also is that it breaks up that field of energy. Because the field of the density is always surrounding, well, not always, but usually surrounding either an individual or a group of individuals. So as soon as you extract one component, then the density begins to fray, it breaks. It is like ice breaking. When you step on thin ice in the spring and the whole lake cracks, that is what it is like.
S: In fact, you’ve done that with some of the top members of the Illuminati here, have you not?
AAM: Yes, we have. (9) And we have had much help from human beings who are part of my legion, who think they are asleep and who are working diligently with me. And then they wake up and they wonder why they are so exhausted.
S: That rings a bell.
AAM: Does it not?
S: It does. [Laughs]
AAM: So I do not go alone. We do not go on these missions alone. You have a saying on Earth, safety in numbers. Well, it came from us.
S: I’m a little conscious of the medium’s comfort. I am thinking that perhaps I should release her from her work.
[Without goodbyes, Linda turns on the second tape.]
[After second tape.]
S: Thank you very much, Lord.
(1) I found this statement important. For long I have thought that enlightenment depends, not on us reaching states of unitive consciousness or detachment or devotion consistently over time, but a peak moment of unitive consciousness, etc. I heard this statement from the Boss as confirmation of that.
(2) Notice how an archangel thinks of death: popping or floating out of the body. What is there to be feared in this?
(3) In other words, there are two review processes. There is a brief glimpse of the total life history as in a movie, shorn of emotional content. We describe this as our “whole life flashing before us” and refer to it as a “full life review.” It happens around the time of death, sometimes shortly before, sometimes shortly after.
Then there is a much broader and deeper process of reviewing the whole of our life, carefully and meticulously, often with the assistance of our guides or spiritual directors. This is often referred to as “the Judgment,” although we are the only ones who judge ourselves. We usually have our soul contract or blueprint in one hand and the records of our life in the other, metaphorically speaking.
What we learn from the Judgment becomes the basis of the planning of our next soul or life contract. And so we go from lifetime to lifetime, encountering missed lessons and learning more, until the day we return to God, having realized fully our true identity as God or, if you prefer, creations of God.
(4) Righteous, yes. Self-righteous, no. Since so many of us tend to be self-serving, we’re often not the best judges of when we’re being righteous and when self-righteous. I prefer to downplay the desire to “be right” because I seldom can see when I’m being righteous and when it has shaded into self-righteousness.
(5) “That trauma to hold and to convert back to neutrality” is a pretty good way of saying “traumatic vasanas to flatten.” Notice that this process of cleansing ourselves of our old issues is universal. It is an inescapably-important component of travelling on the road from God to God.
(6) As we said earlier, the real Judgment is our own Judgement. Accountability comes from within. We are accountable to ourselves and the God that lives in our own heart and speaks to us through the Inner Voice.
(7) One of two life-questions I had, the other being what is the purpose of life?
(8) Angels or celestials.
(9) So Archangel Michael here confirms what Hatonn said last Fall that the Company of Light now has permission to remove some of the top members of the Illuminati and in fact has begun to do so. This is another feature of the Divine Deadline for an action having been passed. Nonetheless, the Company of Light does not use the passing of the Divine Deadline to interfere excessively with freedom of will. They do so judiciously and only when it undoubtedly and importantly serves the common good.