Part of this third wave is the deeper sense of substantiality. It shifts you in form and it is showing you that you are incorporating this sense of love, the reality of peace within and without…what Nova Earth looks, feels, tastes, and is experienced as…

On Mastery and Leadership
Archangel Michael
Hour with an Angel April 16, 2015

Linda Dillon Channel for the Council of Love
Steve Beckow Host

Steve Beckow: Before we go into Archangel Michael and begin our discussion with him, I’d like to ask Linda if she would tell us a little bit – I think there’s a third wave of the Tsunami hitting, it appears quite strong Linda.

Linda Dillon: Yes. There surely is a third wave of the Tsunami of Love hitting, Steve. And you are correct, people are exhausted again. I mean…I make a joke of it, just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water.

SB: [laughing]

LD: [laughing] This energy is of an intensity certainly that I’ve never felt before, and you know the example or vision that I’m feeling is that it’s sweeping all of us up to the top of the Matterhorn, or Machu Picchu, or wherever the highest peak in your country is. And it’s just lifting us and fueling us again with that energy of the Mother’s love.

And it is really knocking people sideways; some in a completely blissful, joyful, ecstatic way, and some are doing a little bit of struggling because the other thing it is doing of course is that if there’s anything left inside – now we’re talking core issues. If there’s anything left inside it’s coming to the surface for clearing, not for picking apart and analyzing, but just for clearing.

SB: Absolutely. I think I was telling you before the show, but I had a trigger that was so ancient that it was before my vasanas, and the trigger was a ‘startle’ mechanism. And that in itself traced to when my father first hit me, right. So it’s like, if that is not core, I don’t know what is. And that’s coming up in the face of the Tsunami of Love.

LD: That’s exactly right. And one of things I’ve said, and I don’t think I’ve always explained it well, or that people have always understood what I’m saying, is that the vasanas and core issues that we have talked about are really two distinct things. And when we talk about core issues we are talking about that deep dark gunge that is so hidden in the shadows of our being that very often we haven’t been aware of it.

Very often I’ll have people say to me, “Well I have an anger issue, and I think that’s my core issue,” and I think, no that’s not your core issue, that is simply a vasana, a cover. It’s one of the things that you’ve hung your feelings on, your experience of life; and your core issue is a handful of things like lack and limitation, like that grouping that we had in the old third dimension. And it’s usually things like deep fear of betrayal or acknowledgment of betrayal.

SB: Or life threatening.

LD: Life threatening. Martyrdom. Fear of not being seen or not completing your mission – that coming to earth is so not what you expected that you don’t know that you can stay and complete it.

You know, when you peel it, it starts to come into the worthiness area. But most of those core issues are the negative side of where you want to be. And if we don’t get rid of it? Well, the Mother’s energy is washing right through us and bringing us to great heights, and you know what, sometimes as human beings and as lightworkers who have been working on this for ages, we need a little help, and that is what the course is all about that I am going to be doing on core issues.

SB: When is that Linda?

LD: Starting May 9th. It is a 5-week course, and it is going to be intense because we are going to dig in. This is really under the auspices of Archangel Michael, Sanat Kumara and Universal Mother Mary. We are digging in. We are cleaning out. And no more of this ‘wanting to create’ or ‘hoping to create,’ but every time you go to do your heart’s desire you sort of hit that brick wall. So we are tearing down that wall and we’re going for it!

SB: You’re right. It interests me very much.

LD: Well come on down!

SB: [laughing] Well thank you for that. Are we ready for you to transition?

LD: Yes.

Archangel Michael: Greetings, I am Michael. I am Mi Ka EL. I am Michael. I am Archangel of blue, I am brother of blue, I am ally of blue. I bring the blue breeze of peace – yes, don’t forget. And I am here as warrior, as friend, as ally and bringer of news.
How is that for an introduction dear heart?

SB: Bravo, bravo Lord! You outdid yourself! [laughing]

AM: I introduce myself this way – yes, as a way to make you all smile, but also as a way to reflect back into your hearts, your minds, your cores, your very being that you also do not have a singular definition. You may have a primary definition of your sweet self, but you are known and loved and honored and adored and admired for your many faces. And one of things that has not been said is how this third wave of the Mother’s Tsunami is also integrating and anchoring within your very core, blossoming, germinating the seeds of who you are and bringing to the forefront all the magnificent capabilities, talents, desires, and creations of your heart.

And our goal – and when I say our goal, I mean all of our goals, the Company of Heaven, the Council of Love, your star brothers and sisters, and this group of Inlight Universal. It is our goal that this energy extend, and this wisdom, this bright day of a new tomorrow extend to every being upon this planet. So let us begin.

SB: For sure. Well I woke up this morning feeling, the only word I could find to describe it was substantial…substantiality about myself and where I placed my awareness was very truthful. I understood what was happening with that part of my body, and I went from there feeling very peaceful and loving. Is this just happening to me or is it happening to many people out there in the face of the third wave?

AM: It is happening to many. And part of this third wave is the deeper sense – and you have chosen the perfect word my friend, as always, substantiality. Because one of the things you are doing is truly embodying, anchoring the energy of the substance not only of who you are but of the unified field, of the re-gridded field, of the love of the Mother/Father/One. You are feeling in substance the energy of your participation with and in them, that you are of the whole. So it shifts you; it shifts you in form, in your reality, not in the old third, but in the bright, new, inter-dimensional reality. And it is showing you, in a way, that you are incorporating this sense of love, the reality of peace within and without…what Nova Earth looks, feels, tastes, and is experienced as.

And it is from this knowingness, it is from this essence that you go forward in the creation, not merely of what you think of as buildings, as structures or institutions or social institutions, but of who you are, not only who you are upon sweet Gaia and as Gaians, as Earth keepers, as Portals, as Star Seeds – but throughout the cosmos. You are defining yourself and accepting that truth of who you really are.

There are so many of you, and now I do again speak to the people of Earth – all of you. You think and you feel and you come at this from a place of abhorrence and fear. That the humanity, the collective cannot be healed, cannot be lifted up; that the vibratory rate, the frequency, the essence of who the collective is, is so askew, so distracted, so abhorrent that it can’t be fixed.

I speak on behalf of the Mother; that is ridiculous, that is absurd, that is incorrect.
Now, we do not override humanity’s freewill. Quite the contrary, we support you, we guide you…often we overlight you. And yes, as I have said to one of you, we influence you. Now let me explain what that means. And when I am talking about influence I am talking about how we are talking with you energetically, telepathically, physically, soul to soul, heart to heart in addition to the Tsunami that is passing through you. We don’t influence you in the paradigm of the old power structures of control and abuse. We influence you by saying: have you thought of? Can you feel? Can you at least look at what the other choices are?

There is no need, there is no payoff, there is no win, there is no ecstasy, there is no joy in the choices of war or control or mayhem, and that is what the Tsunami is washing out and then elevating you. It is taking care of these old, outmoded ideas.

Now does it bring to the surface, yes, these core issues…these paradigms that you have clung to? Of course it does. But these too can be addressed, erased, destroyed, eradicated, eliminated…returned back to the light. And all the while we are speaking to you, to your heart, to your mind, to your very being, saying, “Can you please just think of the alternative?” And then we introduce the realm of responsibility of your magnificent being, your mission and purpose: leadership. What is free will and choice, and how do we work in the love of sacred partnership and sacred union?

So has the energy and the vibration been increased? Yes, it has. But this is not simply something that is being done to you. It is coming forth, yes directly, from the heart of the Mother with us as your beloved add-ons, but it is being done because you, in your hearts have said, “Yes. Please bring it on.”

SB. I just wanted to check one thing with you about the influence and maybe then we can turn to the subject of leadership. You say that you influence by saying, “Can you think of alternatives?” I experience statements like, “There are alternatives,” or, “I can see an alternative.” And when I really watch closely I notice that these thoughts are not coming from me. Is that a way that you influence?

AM: That is correct. We are not overriding your ability to choose.

SB: I understand. I experience it as a suggestion. [Laughing] And I know I can override it. Leadership. Now you talked with me in a personal reading quite a lot about leadership. There are so many questions though, that we have about that. And the first question I have is that lightworkers have been, many of them, subjected to ridicule and many of us are still hiding in the closet hoping we are not noticed. And now you come through and say, far from that, “You are going to be leading.” Well, it raises fears in me of coming to the attention of the public so to speak. What do you have to say to us about making this transition having been shunned, ridiculed and stayed in the closet, and now being asked to come out and actually lead?

AM: It is time to come out of the cave. It is time to stop hiding your light under a bushel basket. It is time for many – all of you – to step forward and assume in the fullness of joy. So not only are you being asked to step forward, to let go of the fear, the angst, the anger, the concern, but we are asking you to step forward [laughing] in outrageous joy! So this is quite a request is it not?

SB: It is definitely quite a request. [laughing]

AM: Now, would we make such a request, such a suggestion because that is what guidance is…but I tell you, this request comes directly from the Divine Mother. Now let me go back and then we will continue. Do you remember what we have said – that when the Mother has a desire, it is an intention that stretches out from her essence and being into infinity and everything and everybody lines up – because that is the Love.

SB: Thank you for saying that.

AM: That is the Love. So you have been lined up, but hiding in the shadows. And you have been hiding in the shadows because of this, not only actual ridicule, but being dismissed, not being seen as fully present or intelligent, or anchored, or part of the collective thinking.

There have been a myriad of reasons why you have been in the shadows, not the least of which has been protection. Now, what we are asking and suggesting is that you are stepping forward into leadership roles, yes, to lead the parade. If you do not step forth in the fullness of your creator-race self, as the mighty beings that you are, there is a massive vacuum. Let me explain. I have said unto thee, that the old third is but a whisper, an echo, that to try and physically ground in an energy that has no substance, no substantiality – one cannot anchor there any longer.

But let us suggest that you are not about to ‘become.’ You already are, and always have been, but now the acknowledgment and the embrace of your interdimensionality as creators and co-creators of New Earth comes to the forth, comes forth in a way of magnificence that has never been known, never. In this, the old of who does what – let us be practical, because I can be exceptionally practical. You are the embodiment and the physical anchors, activators, doers of creating Nova Earth. You are the anchors of ascension, of the new reality, of the heart consciousness that is the new reality.

If no one steps forward into the ‘how to’, into ‘how do we go about this?’ How do we begin, how do we proceed, how do we build, how do we create in the practical sense? Then there is a massive vacuum because many of the billions upon your planet have not yet learned, adapted and integrated the new tools – the fullness of this new energy. So they are assigned…or try to step up to create and to take the leadership role. They do not have the training and insight to do this in a way that is achievable. It is not a critique or a criticism or a judgment in any way of the collective, but if they are not fully engaged and enjoying the energy of wholeness, then they are not bringing the engineering of that wholeness to the project of creating Nova Earth. So there is a lack, a vacuum of leadership.

Now, who upon this wondrous planet, who has been hiding in the shadows or edging out, or in the limelight and is ready? Who has prepared? Who has been diligent and practiced patience and fortitude and stamina, and anchored the divine qualities? Who is it that is prepared to do this? Well it is the lightworkers.

Now there is a reticence on two levels. There is the practicality of, “My family thinks I am absolutely crazy,” “I do not want to risk my job, my friendships, my position in my community by speaking out.” And there is also the fear of success. There is the fear of the old paradigm of leadership, which was control and greed and lust and authority, meaning abuse of power. And so the concern is we do not wish to duplicate the Illuminati. My friends, there is not a chance above or below that you are going to duplicate. That is what you have strived to eliminate. What you are being asked to do is to step forth in the truth of your gifts, your abilities…some in a minor way, some in a major way, but each in accordance with your true mission and purpose on Gaia – not on other planets…in tandem and cooperation with your Star brothers and sisters, but not off planet…to bring forth this wondrous new.

It has not been done in form, anchored in a physical reality, a physical reality that is absolutely interdimensional. That is the task at hand. We know the magnitude of what we are asking, but we also know the support that we are prepared to give on every level.

SB: Boy. If I could step in here for a moment, Lord. What you said is totally fascinating to me because I’ve been going through some of those stages that you are talking about. For instance just last night I wrote an article that looked into what mastery was, and you said earlier that people need to inquire into these areas that they don’t necessarily have expertise or a good means…that they don’t necessarily know the whole of the path. So I began to inquire into mastery and I trashed the article because I thought I was getting too far ahead of the discussion. But you’re saying we need to step onto these new paths or at least make a trial formulation and get the discussion going. Is that what you are saying?

AM: That is what we are requesting. And you should not have trashed that article.

SB: [laughing] Oh, well I can resurrect it.

AM: Yes. We know you can, and if you cannot we most certainly can.

SB: [Laughing} Very good.

AM: You see there is also a shying away. And we have been saying this, that you came in your mastery – and I am addressing all of you. You came in your mastery to this incarnation. And most of you shake your head and shy away. Now we used to, and I am talking about, oh a decade ago. We used to tease you and say you were masters in the making. We called you the M&M’s and we teased you and began, back then, planting the seed so that you would begin to get used to this whole idea of mastery. And then you shy away and you say, “Well I am not St. Germaine, I am most certainly not Jesus Sananda. I am not St. Francis. I am not Serapis Bey or Sanat Kumara.” And your humility, which is charming and a sacred virtue, is beautiful. But in that humility, do not fall into false humility where you deny the truth of who you really are.

It is time my beloved friends, to delve deeper. Yes, you have heard about your soul mission, your ray, your colors – all of this. But you have need also as a starting point in this discussion of mastery, to unequivocally without any fear, to look in delight, at who you really are and not deny – you have been given many labels, many assignations, some are Earth keepers, you my beloved brother are a communicator…you are a warrior.

There are many in my legion of blue who are peaceful warriors, each acting in a different way; some are communicators, some travel with me in the dark of the night to the most horrendously dark places, some of you work on the home front literally and theoretically, some of you are transforming the ideas of wars between kingdoms. Each of you has a unique piece of this puzzle, of this unfoldment of the Mother’s intention. And you carry, yes, the broad spectrum of talents, but also the very particular talents that you have mastery of. Stop hiding.

We need, yes need, our partners front and center. So often you have said to us, “Where is the company of heaven? How are they assisting us?” We are right here with you in this unfoldment, every step of the way in love. Nothing else. Yes, the side effects, the elements of love, peace, joy, passion and compassion and patience and stamina – all of these are part and particle, subatomic fibers of love of the essence of Mother.

We are right next to you. So our question is, our request is, will you step forward in the truth with us? The Mother has deigned and designated a new group, very recently as ‘guardians of the truth’, and this is a pivotal role in the unfoldment of Nova Earth: that there can be no falsehood. That my blue truth, Gabrielle’s golden truth, Maitreya’s magenta truth – all of it shines brightly.

So what does it mean to step forward in the leadership? It means courageously, with exceptional valor, not only holding the truth of who you are and standing back, but beginning – yes, with discernment, but perhaps more vociferously than you ever have – declaring what you know to be true.

SB: Yeah, if this is my opportunity to jump in, Lord. First of all, let me speak for lightworkers in saying that we gladly step forward to serve in any way you require. We’d like to know from you what roles you require? And that will come, I’m not saying right here and now. But can you tell us what mastery is?

AM: You will be surprised at the simplicity of my answer. Mastery is the acceptance, surrender, and embodiment in form of you – as design, as love.

SB: Is that by a process of emergence, breakthrough? How does that happen?

AM: It is through the process of surrender. It is the process of elimination. It is the process of illumination into emergence. And that is where you are, most of you, right now. That is why we are saying if you are not there, do the elimination and come into emergence. We are here to help. And through the emergence: then you have become what you have thought of as the ascended being, the mastery of your being, of who you are in that mastery, in that emergence into the truth – because there is only one truth. There’s not this truth or that truth. There’s not this love or that love. When you emerge and stay in that frequency, in that energy, then what happens is the whole tableau: the whole realm of understanding of what you think of as enlightenment or vision or wisdom opens up so that you are not seeking elsewhere. That does not mean that the honoring of unique qualities, of the contributions that every single being has given to this become of no meaning; in fact they gain greater meaning because you truly begin to see in your mastery the fullness and the mastery of all.

SB: Can I tell you one difficulty I have in this, thinking about this whole topic, Lord?

AM: Yes.

SB: Well supposing we have thousands and thousands of masters and leaders. Who is there rowing the boat?

AM: The master oarsman is rowing the boat.

SB: [laughing] Okay. So masters on the oars, masters at the helm.

AM: Master cooks, master chefs, master caretakers, master nurturers. We are not saying, you have the expression, “All chiefs and no Indians.” That is not what we are saying. There are many, in fact the majority who have chosen to come in a service…and I mean in this sense, a practical service role. And then there are those that have chosen to be in leadership, in what you think of as a leadership role. But part of mastery is knowing who you are and what you excel at and what makes your heart absolutely burst and sing with joy. And for some it is being in that role as oarsman, as the support, because that is what they want to do. That is the role they chose to serve the Mother. Now, that doesn’t mean that in future times they will not choose to be a leader in a future ascension. It just means that they have chosen, in this incarnation, that their mastery will be in a certain role. But to deny the role, to deny what truly is your truth, it is dismissing yourself.

There are many lightworkers who say, “I do not want to be in the limelight. I do not want to be front and center. That is not what I have chosen. It is not what I desire and it most certainly is not what my heart would be singing about.”

But let us use your example of oarsmen. If the leader is not keeping the tempo for those oars to go, it is not then incumbent upon only the leader to keep the rhythm of the oarsman. If you are an oarsman and you are in your mastery, and the rhythm is off and the flow therefore is not occurring, then as master oarsman do you not raise your hand and bring this to the attention of what is considered the leader? Of course you do. And that is the importance of everyone being in the place of their selection…of their choice.
It is not a matter of trying to fit everyone in a slot and saying, “Stay there,” because in the leadership paradigm that we are talking about, in the mastery paradigm, people ebb and flow. It is not a fixed, stratified structure because the mastery of one may be needed this week and the mastery of another needed next year. And there has need to be in the collective, in the unified field, the willingness to adjust to that ebb and flow. That is what the new community looks like.

I know that you turn to me so often, but think of it on our side; I do not do everything, of course not! Each of us has our primary role, but there are many other things that each of us attends to on behalf of the Mother and in service to the Mother, and we never hesitate to bring forth the help of others as we need it and require it because we know of our strengths and weaknesses. Only Gabrielle would never admit to a weakness.

SB: If we were in the fifth dimension, all of this would be totally known and totally natural. We would be operating in this way just continually. But I think we are probably in the fourth dimension now if I’m correct, and there are still traces of ego. There are still creations to be made, vasanas to be removed. Is there a transitional teaching that we can have that could get us to this period…developing and allowing this mastery to emerge?

AM: Yes. Stop thinking you are less than. Now I know that sounds like a very simple teaching, and yes it relates to core issues.

Now let us back up a little. Gaia is anchored in the seventh. So you have this saying, “Fake it ‘til you make it.” Put your feet in the seventh dimension of Christ consciousness and love. You are most certainly in the fourth, edging in the fifth. That is why so many of you are experiencing such rapid, and in many cases tumultuous issues of change including: the memory issues, the mental fogginess issues, some of the rapid ‘change in body’ issues.

Stop pretending. Stop pretending because it is not even real. It is an antiquated, outmoded belief system that you are in any way, shape or form, stuck anywhere or ‘less than.’

Now the transitional healing that is going on right now, this is the Mother’s plan to sweep through you. Yes again, stronger than ever…and lift you up into the higher dimension. So your transitional work every time something is coming up: is letting it go, surrendering it, relinquishing it and embracing that truth of who you are.

The choice is, “Do I want to be miserable? Do I want to be less-than? Do I want to be restricted mentally, emotionally, financially, situationally, environmentally? Do I want my freedom incubated?” And all of you are crying and screaming and declaring, “No we demand our freedom.” And part of that declaration…your declaration not only the Mother’s…is that you are willing to step out of the shadows, not in an ego way, not in a way, “I know the truth. I am the light. I am the savior.” You have had enough of saviors upon your planet to last many, many billions of years. Mastery, leadership is not about becoming an egomaniac. It is about becoming the shepherd. It is about becoming the gentle leader who serves his people – her people – and shows them the way. And if it is the way to the table, if it is the way to the boat, if it is the way to their heart, then this is your way, this is the choice of your divinity and your mastery.

So the lesson, the true technique is to love yourself. When you anchor in your heart, when you anchor in the seat of your soul filled with the energy of the Mother, can you say and bring forth into your being, into your consciousness, into your everyday action, “I love myself. I honor myself. I am alright. And if I misstep, if I take that misstep for a day or a week, do I forgive myself? Do I understand that I am learning something that will help the collective, that will build my compassion, that will show me, so that I can show others where not to go? Am I brave enough to share my missteps? Do I care enough about others to share my insights…not from a directive way, but from a way of compassion and humility and incredible patience?” Because many of you who are on planet are masters, and part of that is you have a stubborn streak a mile long, and that is because you are sticking with it. This is a stellar quality, but sometimes you are reluctant to listen to the wisdom of others, so open your hearts and love yourself. Love every aspect of who you are and who you have been, and then dive deeper and see really the truth of who you are. And if there is any trace vasana, core issue…surrender it. Let it go, because it is not of love. It has been a very powerful defense mechanism that you no longer need. It is time to co-create together. Are you ready?

SB: Well I think we’re certainly ready, Lord. And yet I’m interested in your statement that gentleness is what is called for because you have in your trade an awful lot of warriors of peace, and to some of them gentleness is altogether new. Could you talk to us a little bit more about gentleness, perhaps especially to the men?

AM: Gentleness is key. Think of it very practically. When you grab somebody by the arm, by the scruff of the neck, and you sit them down and you say, “Listen to me. This is what you are going to do. This is what you came here for.” Well, that is about as effective as the old third dimension has been. It is the old paradigm. And that is why persistence and stamina are important, but gentleness – it is one of the qualities of the Mother, of the Feminine. Think of it when you approach someone, not in false humility, but in authentic, genuine, heart friendship. You take them by the hand, you touch their heart, you acknowledge who they are and you say to them, “Will you come and sit with me and share your heart, your thoughts, your dreams, your desire? Will you let me share mine? Can I share the insights that I have received? And can we do so in the garden of beauty, of sweetness and kindness where you are not threatened or controlled.” Then you have cooperation and you do not encounter resistance.

Too often in the male archetype there has been a sense that you need to put your head down and plow through – that this is what you do and it has been what you have done. And you have done it with the clearest and the sweetest and kindest of intentions, “I am going to put my head down and provide for my family. I am going to make sure there’s food on the table. I am going to protect my sons and daughters from violence.” So I do not criticize you, and those of you who travel with me to the dark places at night know situations of fierceness, but you also have known situations of such gentle kindness that it has changed the entire situation in the blink of an eye.

So what you as peaceful warriors, as central administrators, as healers, as teachers are learning is that gentleness, first and foremost to yourself is a reflection of the Mother’s love. If you cannot be kind and gentle and sweet to yourself then you cannot be gentle in relationship. Gentleness carries a sense and an energy of such love-force that the resistance disappears. So this is resistance that the humans have had, and rightfully so, of being told what to do. That is why we always say we suggest, we guide. We will never tell you what to do unless it is to save your life, and even then we may not say a word.

Gentleness is the key. Kindness is the key.

SB: Thank you for that profound teaching, Lord. Truly I’ll be reflecting on that quite a bit. Is there anything you would like to say in closing?

AM: Yes. This discussion of mastery, of leadership, I would like to continue. And I would like you all to think, to feel, to explore: “What is my mastery?” And to embrace it with such incredible glee that you are jumping up and down and coming out of your skin.
Go with my love and go in peace. Farewell.

Channeled by Linda Dillon
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