(concluded from Part 1, above.)
The words formed in my mind, just as my own thoughts do: “Slow down.”
I knew they came from Michael.
And I realized that:
(A) This was the message behind the arthritis.
(B) My Higher Self and Michael use illnesses to get me to slow down. (1)
So is this arthritis another blast on the horn?
I get the message, if message it is, that I need to slow down. I flashed on Michael saying, back in 2016:
Archangel Michael: You are in form. There is only so much that, as human being, any human being can manage. Yes, there will be a different kind of busyness in future years, but not if you are lying on the ground dead. (2)
My Dad used to call me a lazy, no-good good-for-nothing. I’m not sure why. Probably because I was studious and he was athletic. I guess I’m having trouble stopping from proving him wrong with each book I issue.
But what I really want to draw attention to is the phenomenon of “flashes of understanding.” And please allow me to cite the relevant discussion with Michael at length.
Hopefully this highlights the way archangels work with their co-creative partners (that’s you and me).
Archangel Michael: One of the things we do is we also plant the longer view, so that a person who is involved in a highly complex situation — which this [Reval] is, by the way; because it is not just about money; it is not just about currency; it is about values — in key people we will plant the longer view.
We will inspire, if you wish to use that word, the longer view so that they have, like a flash of lightning, the understanding and all the steps to what can be accomplished many steps out if they simply do A, B, C and D.
And then what we do is we create circumstances — again, beyond the number of variables that you can humanly juggle, although there is that part of you that can assist, and does — but we create situations and combinations of energies that then allow that to come to fruition.
So it is akin to laying out the banquet table, knowing it will be a delightful feast — everything is prepared. Now, can we make you eat? No. But usually — not always, but usually — the inspiration, the vision, the unfoldment that has been planted within is so beautiful and so clear that it is almost like a compulsion on the part of the individual, or in some situations, the group, to proceed in a certain direction. (3) [My emphasis.]
If you’re wondering how the other side influences us, this is one of the ways they do it.
In my case, it was absolutely clear: I was out walking in the morning sun for the first time without my cane. And here I’d overdone it by the time I reached Safeway (three blocks away).
Boom, what better time than this to give me the message below the illness: Slow down.
I watched the process of inspiration happen. The thought arose, in response to the pain, but I knew it had a wider application: Slow down.
The effect on me was immediate.
I asked myself right away: Is that what this new illness – arthritis – is about: getting me to slow down?
I hope my discussing this helps you to see the context for anything that might be happening in or to yourself and might be confusing – if you’re in service.
If you’re not in service – which is OK – the archangels may not work with you as rigorously, as Michael explains:
Archangel Michael: Are we [archangels] in partnership with every being on the planet? Yes. But it is difficult when you are in a partnership and the other person does not realize it. So we are working with those who realize we are in partnership. And so that is why we are having these conversations. (4)
That is why he and I were having these conversations – because he knows I’ll write about them and encourage others to enter into co-creative partnership with their favorite archangel. There is no downside.
So I got the message on the arthritis. I didn’t get it during the triple bypass. Or the prostate operation and aftermath. I will slow down.
And thank you for the inspiration, Archangel Michael, the flash of understanding. It reassures me that you really are right there beside me as you so often have said you are. (5)
(1) Catching MSSA virus in the hospital, adding a week on to my stay (for a triple bypass), is an example. I asked him later and he admitted it:
Steve: Did you bring on the onset of MSSA to have me relax and just spend some time in the hospital?
Archangel Michael: Yes.
Steve: I thought you did! Oh, boy. That is so funny!
AAM: There is a part of you that, even when we suggested to you that timeout was required, doesn’t know what that means.
Steve: Yes, that’s right. …
AAM: Yes and your Higher Self, your Universal Self has given permission for these overrides.
Steve: I thought it was funny when it happened. I could see your hand in it. (Archangel Michael in a personal reading with Steve Beckow through Linda Dillon, Nov. 26, 2019.) (Hereafter, AAM.)
(2) AAM, Feb. 5, 2016.
(3) “Archangel Michael: A Global Reset of Values, Part 1/2, ” channeled by Linda Dillon, September 16, 2013, at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2013/09/archangel-michael-the-global-reset-of-values-part-12/.
(4) “Archangel Michael: A Global Reset of Values, Part 2/2, ” channeled by Linda Dillon, September 16, 2013, at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2013/09/archangel-michael-a-global-reset-of-values-part-22/.
(5) Who would not want to work for so kind a boss?
AAM: My trust in you is unwavering. If we did not speak for a thousand years, you would still be true, and you would continue on in this sacred mission and purpose and you would know, not think, not feel, but know that I am right next to you. Sometimes I am typing. Sometimes I am moving your pen. Always I am whispering in your ear. (AAM, Nov. 21, 2012.)