That is why I have taken so much time this day enunciating but a fraction of what we are grateful for. When we express gratitude, what you are really saying is, “I love you and I give you permission, I encourage you to love yourself, to be grateful to yourself for who you are…”

GD: Hello, and welcome to An Hour with an Angel on this day, Thanksgiving Day in the United States. We’re here with Linda Dillon, the channel for the Council of Love and author of The New You: Emerging into the Brilliance of Humanity’s Heart Consciousness. 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, Graham, I think you have a very plentiful fall of snow in Vermont, do you not?

GD: We’re on the heels of about a foot of snow, and it’s a winter wonderland, it’s beautiful. A lot to be thankful for, and this time of year, hey, I welcome it. It’s great. Linda might not like that, being down in Florida, but if you’re going to live in Vermont, I’m all for it.

SB: Well, I think you’re a little bit cold down in Florida, Linda, aren’t you, on this Thanksgiving Day?

Linda Dillon: It’s a little cold and a little breezy, but… That’s okay. I don’t have to deal with a foot of snow.

SB: Yes.

LD: So it’s all good. It’s all good. And if I was in Vermont, I would be thinking, okay, let’s go skiing!

SB: Uh-huh. Oh, yes. You’re a Quebec girl, yourself.

LD: That’s right. I grew up skiing. Cross country, downhill, uphill! Sometimes flat on my face! But yeah, I grew up skiing!

SB: You were saying before the show that the love energy was going to increase.

LD: I have been feeling this Tsunami of Love, which, you know, a lot of people have said, “Oh, is it over now?” And, you know, I think the last time we spoke I said, “Oh, no, it’s not over.” And I can see this huge wave when I sort of look at the Earth like offshore. And what I’m being told and what I’m feeling myself is that there is this massive infusion of the Tsunami of Love energy, particularly between now and Christmas or Hanukkah, however you think of that. You know, we as humans love dates. So, this is me, rarely quoting date…and it’s just this feeling…

And one of the things that has come up several times, in various channelings, is that the Mother is sending energy that is part of the Tsunami of Love, but she is sending this beam of light directly through the Great Central Sun, through our sun, that is penetrating all of us. So people are feeling — so don’t be surprised if you’ve been feeling this way — a little electric, and some people to the point of really feeling short-circuited. And the way that the Mother’s describing it is, think of this as hydroelectric power. Think of this as Niagara Falls, just the final push of just rushing right through you.

Again, the energy moves from your head down through your body and out your feet. And as it goes out your feet, of course, every blade of grass, every mountain, every kingdom, every animal, and Gaia herself, are also receiving this energy. So, hang on to your hats folks!

SB: Um-hmm! Wow! Boy, that’s exciting.

LD: It is exciting. And, you know, we’ve all been saying, okay, how long do we have to wait? And we all know it’s a waiting game. And let me tell you, the one thing that has really stuck with me from our gathering in Lake Tahoe is when the Mother said that she’d been waiting for this for 6.3 million years. That has stuck in my brain. And every time I feel aggravated or frustrated, and want to say, “Hurry up, everybody!” I go back and I think, well, she’s been waiting 6.3 million years, and probably eons longer, so we can wait a little while longer.

SB: Huh. Amazing. Well, it’s a big piece of work we’re doing, so …

LD: It’s so much bigger than we realize. I mean, both our star brothers and sisters…. The ascended masters have a whole area that they are working on really diligently with the human race as well at this time; they’ve got their own little project going on. And then there’s this huge infusion from, you know, Mother/Father/One, and our own guides are working overtime, so it’s like… there’s a lot happening!

SB: Yes. Maybe we’ll get to that…

LD: And there’s a lot to be grateful for.

SB: Yes. I hope we’ll get to that before the end of the show. Well, why don’t I let you make yourself comfortable, make your transition, and we’ll welcome Archangel Michael.

LD: All right.

SB: And while we’re waiting for Archangel Michael to come in, I might just say that Linda has just been through a case of the flu. So I she needs to clear her throat from time to time, that’s what’s happening. And, welcome, Archangel Michael!

Archangel Michael: And welcome to you! Yes, I am Michael, archangel of peace, warrior of love, bringer of news, and bringer … participant, for I would love for this to be a participatory process on this wondrous subject of gratitude. How can you be in the joy of existence, in the middle, the beginning, the end, of your Ascension process? How can you even live on this magnificent planet called Gaia and not be in joy and gratitude every day? Oh, and you say, “Yes, Michael, of course I am in gratitude, but what about… what about peace on Earth? What about financial reorganization, re-valuation of the financial systems of the planet? What about the elimination of discrimination, gender inequality? What about all those who suffer from dis-ease and dis-heartening?”

There is still so much to be grateful for. And the Mother reminds of us this time and time and time again. So if there is nothing else that you can find, gratitude within your very core, can you not be grateful for your divine connection with the Mother, with the One, with the All?

I am so honored to speak, to conjoin, to touch your hearts this day. And yes, we are using the occasion of American Thanksgiving because it is a day that’s marked and set aside for this very subject of gratitude. So you have a saying, I’ll take it where I can get it? Well, sweet ones, we are taking it.

I wish to bring messages, greetings of gratitude on behalf of All. So let us start by us saying what we are grateful for. And I speak to all the people of Earth, and I speak to each and every one of your hearts this night.

I am grateful for your love. I am grateful to be given the opportunity to love you forever. We are grateful for your patience, for your temerity, for your valor, for your courage, for your consistency, for how you continue on even when you feel disillusioned. We are grateful that you are finally walking through your core issues. You are not stalling, you are not turning away, you are walking through, and you are embracing the truth, the trust, the beauty of who you are.

We are grateful for every head, for every hair, for your smile, for your laughter, for your beauty, within and without. We are grateful that you have stepped forward and declared yourself as Nova Beings, creating and co-creating in our sacred partnership, Nova Earth, Nova Gaia.

We are grateful that even in your frustration and your incomplete understanding of this unfoldment that you have trusted and continued on. We are grateful for your love, for your attention, for your vigilance. We are grateful that you tend to Gaia and to each other. We are grateful that you acknowledge and come to know not only us more dearly, but your star brothers and sisters. We are grateful, most grateful, that you have finally — and might we say pretty much completely — relinquished the old 3rd dimension. You have relinquished the false grids, the vasanas, the illusions, and you are embracing your higher, interdimensional, multidimensional self. You are embracing your alignment with the heart and mind and will of One.

We are extraordinarily grateful not only for your love, but your friendship. We are grateful that you do the work of lightwork, of lovework, that you are implementing and adhering to Universal Law, that you are allowing the gifts that are being sent, the frequency adjustments, the attunements, that you are allowing them. Oh, there are still some that are recalcitrant or reluctant, and we are grateful to them because what it does is it highlights how few are left and how much progress has been made!

We are grateful that you never say, “No, I won’t do it!” when we give you yet another assignment. Dear heart, I could go on and on and take all your time, but as I have said, I wish this to be a conversation. So, where do you wish to begin?

SB: Well, thank you, Lord. I’d like to begin with something surprising you said to me a while back. You said that the galactics were infusing California vegetation with enough water and a chlorophyll-like substance to allow it to stay alive. You hinted that they were doing much more that we would have cause to be grateful for. By way of enumerating our blessings, could you tell us more about what the galactics are doing behind the scenes that we might be grateful for?

AAM: Oh, my goodness. Well, I will tell you a few things…

SB: Okay.

AAM: I cannot say that I can give away all their secrets or blessings, but yes…

SB: Okay.

AAM: The galactics, if we are even to back up half a step, the galactics have been the keepers of Gaia, even, oh, 50 or 200 years cocooning her in a beautiful cloud, what you would think of as a protective cushion of pink so that she did not wobble off her axis, as was part of the original thought and plan. They have assisted in keeping Gaia verdant. Now, you say, “Well, what about the deserts? What about the droughts that are felt all over the globe?” They have kept Gaia alive in many ways that human beings do not fully understand.

They are playing a very active role, yes, in conjunction with me, with our legions, but they have quite literally stopped bombs, taken them out of the air, eliminated them — no, certainly not taken them on board, for that would be far too primitive. They have worked, particularly with we who are the archangels, in addressing, again, particularly the violence, the war, first in the Ukraine and throughout the Middle East. They are one of our strongest allies, and they are shielding much of the violence.

And you say to me, “Well, Lord, how can that be when we still witness terrible beheadings?” And what I say to you is that it would be much worse if we and your galactic brothers and sisters were not greatly involved.

The galactics have what you can translate as a water project. Now, you think that this sounds very human. They are working with all the waters — oceans, rivers, streams, lakes, reservoirs; I do not think they involve themselves in puddles, but I would not be surprised with anything they do.

SB: Yes.

AAM: They are working on the restoration and they are working with many of the elementals and the kingdoms on the restoration of absolute purity in the water of Gaia. Now, so many of you — yes, even lightworkers who do not fully have the comprehension of Gaia’s power, of your star family power, of the restorative power of Gaia, say, “Well, it would take hundreds of years for all of the waters to be cleaned up.” Well, you know when you have a belief system we often allow you to work through it. That is part of your process, which we appreciate, which we are grateful for your brilliant minds. But let us tell you, dear heart, that belief is ridiculous.

Your star brothers and sisters are cleaning up your water supply. Go ahead and test it. What do you think this project of bringing water to end a drought through the gentle rains is about? Do you really think that is just Uriel? Of course not, although he takes the lead. Your star brothers and sisters are infusing each droplet of water not only with Uriel’s Silver Ray, but with the purity that is required for the restoration of Gaia, not only of the oceans, but as the water hits the land. For what good is it when rain is polluted? Well, very little, really.

So they are working in this; they are working in the depths of the ocean; they are working where there has been nuclear seepage; they are working where there has been oil spills; they are assisting the water sprites, the mer people, the many civilizations that have sunk… these are rising to the surface. Who do you think is running the elevator? Your star family.

So they are doing magnificent, magnificent work. And then people say, “Well, there hasn’t been disclosure, and we don’t get to see them en masse sitting on the White House lawn.” Well, that will come, but it would be a massive misunderstanding to think that your star brothers and sisters have withdrawn. Quite the contrary, they are building Nova Earth and Terra Gaia, not just for you, but with you — and of course with Gaia, bright archangel herself.

Now, of course they are also working with those who have — your term — boots on the ground, and that is a period of adjustment, particularly in frequency and communication, fluency — and we do not simply mean language. They are re-awakening many, many starseed. Now, there was a voluntary movement of many starseeds born into what you think of as human lives, human form — oh yes, what you think of as ordinary lives. There is not one life on the planet, particularly at this time, that is not extraordinary, but we will let that go! They are awakening many of the starseeds to the fullness of their galactic star self.

So, are your brothers and sisters of the stars simply sitting there and observing? No. They are working diligently, consciously and unconsciously, with all of you, as are we. And let us say there are many of you, my brothers and sisters, who walk out particularly at night and you look up at the night sky and you say hello to the rainbow ships or to the mother ships or to your particular friend. The level of gratitude that is felt when you take that simple action of acknowledgment is so deeply appreciated. Your star family is as grateful as we are for those of you who have volunteered to be on planet at this time.

SB: Well, thank you, Lord. Maybe I could switch now and talk about two people whose work has expanded our understanding of gratitude, or thanksgiving. And the first one is Dr. Maseru Emoto, who showed that emotions carry different vibrations and have impacts on the body. He said we observe beautiful crystals after giving good words, playing good music, and showing, playing or offering pure prayer to water. On the other hand, we observe disfigured crystals in the opposite situation.

Taking off from his experiments, what is the vibration that gratitude carries, and what is its impact on our body, minds and hearts and on those of the people we come in contact with?

AAM: This… excuse me … this is brilliant work. Now, if you were to speak to St. Germaine — which you will not do this day! — he would suggest to you that this is the work of Atlantis, that this is the work, yes, of science, but of love. We strongly urge you to pay attention to this bright angel who has joined us now and to give thanksgiving for what he has so aptly and clearly, scientifically — which is the god of your Earth — has demonstrated. There is a card, and we would ask you, oh, do it with your friends, go on line, take that gratitude card and see the beauty of that shape of that crystal, of that molecule. That photograph alone can transform the entire planet.

Can you imagine, when you infuse your food, your water, your body, your clothes, the air you breathe, with these, what we would call divine qualities, you are literally bringing that divine quality, expanding it and anchoring it within not only your heart but your cellular structure. So, it has a phenomenal — and it is a phenomenon — it has a phenomenal impact on building, holding, sustaining your light body. It anchors these qualities within your field and within your physical form. So, also think of it: When you go down to the water’s edge, or when you simply step outside, or inside, and send gratitude — and that is why the visual picture is so helpful for you — when you send this not merely to yourself, but to the planet, to Gaia, to the Earth, to the soil, to the plants, to the air, to the water, this is you, and this is what Emoto was teaching you, and continues to. You are co-creators. You are in sacred partnership, and you are the anchors in form of these qualities, if you choose.

Now, it is beyond imagination that you would not choose. And we are grateful when you do choose, because it is such a simple act, and yet we are amazed. Oh, yes, we can be in awe of many of your actions! We are amazed when you don’t do it.

So, the power of this is phenomenal. If you are in a position, beloved ones, obtain this book, obtain these cards and use them. Use them daily.

SB: Hmm. Well, thank you for that. I just looked on line at the crystal for gratitude. It is very, very beautiful. A second group that has been working with love and gratitude are the developers of Ho’oponopono. Morrnah Simeona and her student Hew Len developed it, which most people know through the mantra, “I love you, I’m sorry, please forgive me, thank you.” Wikipedia says it’s based on Len’s idea, taken off from what Mofrnah taught, of 100 percent responsibility, taking responsibility for everyone’s actions, not only for one’s own. If one would take complete responsibility for one’s life, then the problem would not be with our external reality, it would be with ourselves. To change our reality, we would have to change ourselves.

Can you comment a bit, please, on the advocacy of this advice, to take responsibility for all actions, and tell us if it has a practical result, if it’s a good way of going about things to practice Ho’oponopono?

AAM: To practice, there are many pathways, but I would suggest to you that you have — and I do not mean you in particular — but that you have not been listening to a single word we have said if you have not arrived at the understanding of responsibility. Your divinity includes that assumption of your mission, your purpose, your totality, your integrated self, and it is that assumption that leads to the deeper expansion and understanding of who you are, but also what you are capable of.

The realm of the old 3rd was a realm constructed on control, constructed on false illusions, fault, blame, guilt, shame — there are so many of these we could go on and on, but we wish to speak of gratitude. So when you shift from that and assume not only what you think of in practical terms of responsibility for your life, but true responsibility to be, to live, to embody your divinity. That, by definition, means alignment with divine heart, mind and will.

Now, when everyone — and we do mean everyone — assumes responsibility, then you are home. You are all through the portal. Whatever you think of as Ascension, a key component is this sense of responsibility. But let us also say that there is a belief, and it is slightly skewed, that you may assume responsibility, particularly for another. Now, do you assume a mantle of responsibility for the collective? Of course, because you are all one, and you are integrated, and you cannot be fractured and fissioned. And it is in that acceptance of the broader responsibility that this is very powerful practice.

When you assume or attempt to assume — because you cannot really do it — the responsibility of another individual, even when you do it out of the deepest concern and love, you are misstepping. Now, can you assist them? Can you allow them to be filled with your love and practical support, etheric support, emotional support, mental support? Yes. But you cannot assume their pathway. It is theirs. And it is part of their unique expression of their divinity and of their responsibility. If you do not assume what you are responsible for, it is very — well, it is impossible to truly be in what we call joy, in what we call love. Because in that is not only the acceptance and the allowance, but the joyful embrace of who you are. And that includes your responsibilities; it includes what you agreed to do during this lifetime, in this timeframe within which you are operating and that we have aligned, that the Mother has created.

Do you understand what I say?

SB: Lord… well, I do and I don’t. Where’s the dividing line between the two types of responsibility? If I’m…. as God in the flesh I take responsibility for my world, but then we go down into the particular and at some point I have to draw back and say, “Well no, I don’t take responsibility for your life path or what you need to do in regards to it.” Where’s the dividing line, Lord?

AAM: The dividing line is in the assumption that somebody is not capable… you are underestimating their divinity. So you know, and it is a knowing by the way, it is a knowing, and… let me back up.

Two years ago, when the collective of humanity has backed up, backed off and said, I am not going to do this individually. I am not going to ascend all by myself. I do not want to leave my dog, my cat, my children, my grandchildren, my wife, my grandmother, behind. There was a collective wisdom which was very spiritually evolved that we will do this as one because we are one. And that is the collective, certainly with huge input from a very small minority saying “We are capable of doing this.”

Then you would have millions, perhaps billions at that time, saying, “I didn’t vote for this. I didn’t choose this. I am quite happy the way I am. I love being rich, controlling, greedy and lustful. Leave me alone.” Of course as part of the collective, you work on that energy, on that illusion, belief system, false grid, and you send love, billions of beams of light, just like the Mother does, to everybody upon planet. What do you think the animals do? They do not differentiate and say, “Oh, I will only send it to those who wish to receive.” You send it to everyone because you know that every single being is divine and has the capacity to assume that truth, that responsibility of who they are. Do you do it at different rates? That is why there is going to be this transition period. Yes.

But you cannot walk up to the man down the street, tap him on the shoulder and say, “I am responsible for you. Let me enlighten you so you don’t have to do it because I don’t think you’re capable of it.” That is not of love. So when you individuate to that level….

Now, let me also say, this is not a simple matter. Do not forget Universal Law and Sanat Kumara, Raj, has certainly been pushing this home to all of you, but let me use this example. We have been working individually, particularly with the leadership of ISIS, and never — well, it is similar to when there was the Nazi movement, and many of these are reincarnations — but we are working with them individually because frankly my friends, we know how to do this. This is in our purview of responsibilities, not yours. But we would never say to you, “Do not send light and love to this entire movement,” because it is desperately needed.

But it is not you getting on a plane and traveling to Iraq or Iran or Syria or Afghanistan and saying, “Let me assume your place.” That is incorrect. So, energetically do you give them a shoulder to lean on, a hand in the darkness? Absolutely. But you do not assume their responsibility. Otherwise, what you are doing is you are continuing the old 3rd where some pass, some fail, and we cannot have that.

SB: Can I intervene, Lord? Can I ask a question?

AAM: Yes, by all means.

SB: Okay. Thank you. We have a friend in San Francisco who’s looking at the physics of relationship. And I’m thinking here to myself about the physics, so to speak, of love and gratitude. Everything is love. Everything dissolves back into love. Love creates all the shapes and inhabits them. And so I would think that love becomes gratitude…. And I’m wondering if you could just talk a little bit about what the relationship is between love and gratitude. What is the difference between love and gratitude? How does love become gratitude? Do you know what I’m driving at? These are very basic questions, I know. But what is the difference between love and gratitude?

AAM: They are very basic questions, and yet they are the most basic particularly for your scientists. That is one of the reasons why Einstein has continued his work on this side. It is the basis of much understanding. So, let us talk this way.

Your northern people, the Innu, for example, what many think of as Eskimos, but that is not who they are, they have many, many words for snow. So, do we have many words? Has the Mother invented in every language an entire thesaurus for love? Yes. But these are elements of love. So think of it as one piece, one pie called love. Yes, and this day shall we call it a pumpkin pie?

But the pie, as you dig into it, as you savor it, you will say that this taste, this is gratitude. I am grateful for this love. I did not even know how much I was yearning, how it transforms my very core. I did not know. And so it spills, it is like a volcano of gratitude.

But the floor of the volcano is the love. The trigger is the love. The gratitude is one of the faces and the expressions, and the circular outcome and input to the love. And as it comes out it grows the love, and as it comes back in, it grows the love. Similarly, you cannot have love, true love, without joy. So many beings, they truly discover that genuine, authentic love — first of oneself, sometimes of the sacred partner and through that of oneself, or through a sacred partner the love of humanity. It is a powerful, powerful trigger. And then they say, “I am happy. For goodness sake, I think I am actually in joy. I didn’t know that this is what joy felt like, because the love gave that piece of pie that is joy.” And it makes the senses tingle. Everything looks brighter, even on the worst snowstorm day. And then the joy is shared with others. It transforms the entire face of the planet — joy and gratitude. And then it feeds back into the love, and it expands again.

So these are expressions and elements of love. They cannot be dissected. They cannot be separated. You can’t say, not in truth — and you know how I feel about truth — you cannot say, “I am in sublime gratitude, and I wish I knew love.” If you do not know love, if you do not feel and anchor the love in the very core of your heart consciousness and in every cell of your body, if you do not drink it like the magical elixir it is, then you cannot truly be in the place of a grateful heart. And when you are in the place, anchored in a grateful heart, body, smile, actions, behavior, you are in the responsibility, living who you are. And by that you are literally changing the planet.

You, all of you — yes, all of you — underestimate how this works, how this ripple effect, how the within is reflected in the without, how it spreads. Love is viral. When the Mother had said to you, oh, months ago, she wanted you, all of you, to fall in love, she wanted the entire planet to fall in love, it is that wisdom that when this occurs everything is done. Ascension is complete. It does not matter whether it was a snooze or a snap or a gradual awakening, it is done.

So, express the gratitude. There was not enough expression of gratitude. That is why I have taken so much time this day enunciating but a fraction of what we are grateful for. Because when we express gratitude, the person — whether it is the collective, but particularly the individual — when you say to somebody, “I am so grateful for you, for what you have done for me, for what you have shared with me, for the love that you give me, for the signposts you have put there for me, even for the times when you have called me on my drama, on my misstep, on my stuff.” When you say that what you are really saying is, “I love you and I give you permission, I encourage you to love yourself, to be grateful to yourself for who you are, because then, when you feel grateful for who you are and for the blessings you have, not even for what you don’t have, by the way, because there is anticipation, there is excitement, there is gratitude in what is to come. Many of you do not look at it this way. But you give yourself that opening. And it is contagious. Joy is contagious. Laughter, sweetness, kindness is contagious. It is far more viral than any dis-ease that you have ever witnessed upon the planet, or any planet, for that matter.

SB: I think I’m coming down with love. [Laughs]

AAM: Yes. It is a very serious condition.

SB: Very serious! Will I …

AAM: And it is called joy!

SB: … will I live? [Laughs] Forever. Can we be alchemists together here Lord, for a second? I’m looking at the table of elements, and we have the hydrogen and helium and copper and sodium and all the rest. Is it so that there is love and joy and bliss and gratitude, and these are all elements, or is there some thread, is there some replication, is there some amplification whereby love is the only element, but it assumes different forms? How does it work? In two minutes! [Laughs]

AAM: Think of how the Mother creates. Yes, that is a big though. But let your imagination go. Love can morph, transform, from nothing to all instantly. It can be the smallest creation, and it can be the multiverse. Love can assume any form.

And go with my love and gratitude! Go with the Mother’s love and gratitude! Go, my beloved friends, in praise, joy and gratitude for who you are!

SB: Thank you, Lord. We’ll pick up this discussion another time. Thank you.

AAM: Farewell.

SB: Farewell.