I’m researching the Pause and, in the course of it, came upon this message from Archangel Michael.
In it he explains how the collective decision was reached to give humanity additional time before the full restoration of consciousness – to ascend as one (1) – meaning that more than the estimated 30% ready at the time would come with us.
Archangel Michael in a personal reading with Steve Beckow through Linda Dillon, Feb. 19, 2013, at https://goldenageofgaia.com/2018/08/26/archangel-michael-on-the-pause-and-collective-ascension/
Archangel Michael: You, my beloved brother, your circle and many [others] are making remarkable strides and progress. You are doing well!
Is the collective there yet? No. But are they under way, even those that you think are sound asleep? They are not [sound asleep], you know. For even in their sleep they are being impregnated with dreams of peace – with fantasies of joy of inspiration of potential.
We, and when I say this I mean the Company of Heaven, are seldom surprised. Now were we somewhat taken aback by the collective decision? Yes. But you continue to surprise us with the rate of your progress and with your decision to go forth. You are doing well!
Steve Beckow: Thank you, Lord. Can I ask you a question about the collective decision?
SB: Could you tell us more about the process by which the collective decision was communicated to you or communicated to the Mother – and how that all came to eventuate – so that readers can have a little more background on that please?
AAM: Yes, and in very practical terms and in terms of your society you can almost think of it as a vote or a consensus. These are not conscious decisions. But call it a soul decision, please, not an unconscious or subconscious or conscious decision, but a soul decision.
SB: All right.
AAM: So within the populace of Earth, of this magnificent Gaia, whether they were aware or unaware [of it], every soul has been aware of the Ascension process and the plan to go forward interdimensionally, multidimensionally and to bring the adjusted physical form along, and the impact that that would have on not only Gaia and yourselves, but throughout the omniverse.
As the time grew nearer, much progress was made —– and that was something we have not spoken enough about. (2) We have talked during our many discussions, prior to December 2012 of the enormous progress the human collective, not just Lightworkers and Lightholders, but the many very positive strides that were being made by the humans.
Now that also entailed help, shall we say, from this side of things – like containment, some moderate adjustment, the beaming love with increasing frequency from moment to moment from the heart of the Mother/Father One, as well as your star brothers and sisters, different frequencies, different rates of receiving.
Nevertheless, in the beaming, so much was done. Now as you know, during our latter conversations, it was still felt that about 30 percent of the population was, shall we say, good to go. (3) Then there was the gray area, and then there were those who were well behind the fence.
Very married, very connected, very reliant upon, very much in love with the illusions of the old third dimension.
Now there comes a window and you tended to think of that window – and I do not just mean you personally, I mean you collectively – you who were actively working on such things. There was a window that actually was open for well over a year then shrunk into the November 11, 2012, December 12, 2012, December 21, 2012 [portals]. But the window was actually quite broad and momentum was gained and is being gained every day.
Now on our side, yes, we understand time, but we ask you to bear with us as I try to explain this in ways that will be comprehensible to the readers. There is an instantaneous moment, and you can think of that moment as a moment within a very elongated process, but there is a moment of soul decision, when either the collective shift takes place – even though some were already through the portal and anchored, but many were not, most were not.
The collective of humanity, the soul-decision consensus, plea, vote, however you wish to think of this – the plea went up to ask the Mother, not for a halt, not even for a pause – that was not the plea. The plea was: We came together as one family, to do this, to make this monumental change that not only changes each of us and our family and Gaia, but has effect so far beyond – we are aware and we choose to make this shift, but not all are completely ready. But we are asking, and it was a request, in that instantaneous moment: May we do it together? And the answer was yes.
The heart plea was the most earnest perhaps that we have ever witnessed from the collective. Now it wasn’t instantaneously put on hold or halted. The process is still very much underway – we did not put a timer on it, but you – humanity, your soul collective – said that we want to do this – and we listen to what you are saying to us – we do not want it to take hundreds of years or decades – just give us a chance (what is your expression) to get our ducks in a row. And that is exactly what you are doing, and might I say, that you are doing it with surprising rapidity.
So when we say, or indicate to you, that it was a collective decision – that is what we are saying. It has nothing to do with whether the collective had earned it, whether they were ready. You were ready the moment you incarnated and made the decision to return. So the readiness has always been there on the soul level.
So you say to me – well, Michael, Lord, what happens if some of those beings are slower than others don’t hurry along. And what I am telling you is that not only we, because we have not stopped doing what we do. But you, each of you, in your own way, as builders and determiners of Nova Earth have stepped up your activity. You have moved it from a point in time to a completion. So you have moved it from a simple event to something you are creating and doing with us.
So you have entered into a much stronger form of partnership and you may see this – you see it in your energy fields; you see it in how you feel; you see it in what you are experiencing; you see it in your level of exhaustion; your ascension symptoms and in what is happening. And yes, I know, you will say to me – Lord, it is still not fast enough. And my brother, I could not agree more with you, but it is still happening. Does this help?
SB: Yes, it does, Lord.
(1) Always allowing for freedom of choice and ability to hold the higher energies.
(2) Sanat Kumara has said that the Company of Heaven did not correct our impression that we would ascend on 21/12/12 because so much momentum was being generated and the CoH did not want this lost:
“So why did we not warn you that you might be disappointed? Because the energy, the forward thrust of what you were creating together with us, was so strong that we had no desire, particularly in the unfoldment of the Mother’s plan, to say, ‘Wait a minute, and stop. Let us take time out and breathe.” Because that would have … hmm … you have a saying, “put a wrench in the works.’” (Sanat Kumara on An Hour with an Angel, Jan. 7, 2013.)
(3) Archangel Michael stated this figure to me in a pre-21/12/12 reading and again in a post-21/12/12 reading:
Archangel Michael: As you know, in our private channelings, we have indicated to you thirty percent. Think of it as a family decision, saying, slow down, because we all want to come. The plan has still need to go forward with great rapidity, by the way. But we will slow down because we want to accommodate everybody [who wants to ascend, that is]. (“Archangel Michael on 21/12/12 and Other Ascension-Related Matters – Part 2/2,” Dec. 26, 2012, at https://goldenageofgaia.com/2012/12/archangel-michael-on-211212-and-other-ascension-related-matters-part-22/.)