The following is not a long enough excerpt to warrant a separate article so I insert it here, eleven days after it was said:
Steve: Any encouraging news for us about the Reval?
Archangel Michael: Do not give up hope. It will not occur during this enormous upheaval. But this enormous upheaval is not going to last all that long.
So, it is not in the distant future. It is much closer than you assume, than any of you assume. No, it is not happening tomorrow at midnight but it is much sooner than you think. (1)
Recently the Divine Mother said: “Do not look back!” (2) We were asked to leave the past behind.
I have memory issues and have had to leave a lot of the past behind.
But what’s the benefit in general of not looking back and leaving the past behind?
Archangel Michael expanded on the Mother’s request.
I cite the whole passage because I know other people are dealing with memory loss.
Steve: When will my memory come back?
Archangel Michael: It comes and it goes. You are focusing on what you have need to focus on. Think of it. You are part of the strategy that we are employing to change the face of humanity!
Steve: In what way, Lord?
AAM: Because you focus on the moment. You focus on what is directly in front of you and important, not on the list of various things that may or may not need your attention and your full regard.
Steve: My big concern is that I’ll be head of a large organization and have no memory.
AAM: And you think that we would leave you helpless?
Steve: No, I hope not.
AAM: No, dear heart, that is not the plan.
Steve: Oh good! Even knowing there is a plan is comforting. (3)
OK, so our memory problems are designed to keep us focused on the moment rather than the past.
The next question is: Why focused on the moment? What’s so special about the moment?
Let me now take off my awareness writer hat and put on my speculative spiritual-writer hat, the crumpled one, on the couch over there.
“The moment” (or rather the stillness therein), it turns out, is a portal into a higher plane or vibration. But as with love, bliss, peace and all the other divine states, “the moment” is not just being physically still or quiet. It isn’t what we ordinarily think of as the moment (or love or bliss, etc.). It belongs to a higher vibration – always there but not experienced.
“The moment” arises when the mind is truly still. This stillness is spiritual on top of physical. To be as accurate as possible, I’d have to say that stillness is the portal to the higher plane or vibration – a moment of total stillness. Since not many people enter into it, we don’t have an extensive vocabulary to describe it yet.
Mostly metaphors are used. The favorites are a still pond in which the reflection of the moon appears and the unflickering light of a lamp in a windless place, as Krishna relates:
Krishna: “‘The light of a lamp does not flicker in a windless place’: that is the simile which describes a yogi of one-pointed mind, who meditates upon the Atman [Self, Christ].
“When, through the practice of yoga, the mind ceases its restless movements, and becomes still, he realizes the Atman. It satisfies him entirely. Then he knows that infinite happiness which can be realized by the purified heart but is beyond the grasp of the senses.” (4)
Upanishads: “When all the senses are stilled, when the mind is at rest, when the intellect wavers not — then, say the wise, is reached the highest state. This calm of the senses and the mind has been defined as yoga. He who attains it is freed from delusion.” (5)
Other spiritual traditions recommend stillness too.
Taoism: “Touch ultimate emptiness. Hold steady and still.” (6)
Bodhidharma, Zen Buddhism: “The eternal bliss of nirvana comes from the mind at rest.” (7)
Judaism and Christianity, Psalm 46: “Be still and know that I am God.” (8)
So the Mother and Michael are – more than inviting us – imploring us to leave the past behind now.
“The past” is the trigger for all our vasanas or core issues, all the things that cause vrittis or waves in the mind; that is, the cause of an unquiet mind.
They invite us to create inner stillness, which, as well as being transformative (i.e., a portal) is also the point from which creation happens.
I see the utility of leaving the past behind and because of that I accept my memory loss. If that’s what it takes to have me be in the moment, fine. (9)
I look like a fool at times, but I can bear it knowing that it’s only temporary and in service to the Plan.
(1) Archangel Michael in a personal reading with Steve Beckow through Linda Dillon, June 17, 2020.
(2) “Universal Mother Mary – You are the Fulfillment of The Promise,”
(3) Archangel Michael in a personal reading, ibid., June 17, 2020.
(4) Sri Krishna in Swami Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood, trans., Bhagavad-Gita. The Song of God. New York and Scarborough: New American Library, 1972; c1944, 66.
(5) Swami Prabhavananda and Frederick Manchester, trans., The Upanishads. Breath of the Eternal. New York and Scarborough: New American Library, 1957; c1948, 24.
(6) Lao Tzu, The Way of Life. The Tao Te Ching. trans. R.B. Blakney. New York, etc.: Avon, 1975, 68.
(7) Bodhidharma in Red Pine, trans., The Zen Teachings of Bodhidharma. Port Townsend, WA, Empty Bowl, 1987, 55.
(8) Psalm 46:10.
(9) It means I cannot do in-person, real-time interviews. I too painful.forget what I was saying. It’s too painful.