Lesson 34: Soul vs. Mind

by Emmanuel

Greetings to you all, my dear friends on earth! As I come to you today I wish to help to clarify a few issues which continue to be cause for confusion for quite a number of humans on this planet. It appears to me that the difference between soul and mind has been either mistaken or even ignored. Thus, I want to clarify both terms. The soul, my dear friends, is what you truly are. It is your essence, your true self, it is the power that lets you achieve your life purpose – which indeed the soul selected before you were born into the physical form you still inhabit. Your soul is what the creator gave you eons ago, it is the life force that not only keeps you alive, but it is also carries the collection of all experiences you have made – not only in this life time, but in all incarnations you have had so far. Your conscious mind has little access to the knowledge of your soul, which is why most humans find it very hard to remember any prior lives, or their current life tasks. However, your mind is an important tool, just like your physical body is an important tool. You need your mind to master your daily tasks, to view things from various angles as your mind wonders and explores and tries to understand your situation. You mind ensures that you live by the principle of free will, and works similar to a computer to store data you need in this life, such as any facts you may need. It’s constant efforts to analyze and understand things can be too much preoccupying at times, that is when you need to learn to accept the mind as a tool, but not let it run your life, as you are much more than your mind, just like the office clerk is more than the PC the clerk is working on. Whereas the PC is a mere tool, so is the mind. In times like these where the mind has taken a superior role which does not fit, it is necessary to regain control, not by suppressing the mind or trying to control it, rather by moving with the consciousness away from the mind, back into higher levels, the levels closer to your soul, ideally even reaching the soul level. This can only be done with regular times of calming yourself and reaching within, so a suitable meditation each day would let you reach this goal and let your true self regain control of your life – and much of this ‘control’ consists of letting go, especially of thought and the mind’s control, and handing ‘control’ over to your higher self, your soul – trusting your spirit guide and guardian angel to guide and protect you.

I hope my words today are of some help to you. Greetings to you all, dear friends. Amen. Amen. Amen.


Lesson 8: The Mind & True Being

by archangel Michael

I greet you, my dear friends! You are capable of many things, that you may not be able to understand at this time, because in human life, the role of the mind is rated very high. Many humans see the mind as the absolute truth, as that, what counts, as that, what is the most important for life on earth. Well, this mind is definitely something that is very useful for you, which allows you to do many things and does a lot of work for you in this life. But the mind is not that, what you are, even though your mind often tells you so. But the mind can err very often, and you all have experienced that you can err.

Then the question should be raised: Why do you even listen to the mind? But the way human life is, the mind is something that continuously influences you, continuously works, continuously questions everything – including that, what is happening right now, is being questioned: How can this channeling happen? Just as you cannot see spirit beings with your physical eyes, but somewhere deep inside you know that there are spirit beings, otherwise you would not be at this place at this time reading this. A while ago, your mind would have convinced you to do something else at this time. I do not want to leave the impression that the mind is something negative, because it is not – instead, the mind is a tool, like many others. But the mind is not the true being, just as your physical body is not your true being. Your physical body is one aspect of your being, a part of your being, but primarily a tool.

That, which is your true being, is not easily put into words, because it is the being in itself. Being can only be experienced, you can only be “being”, it cannot be described by words. This is something that works only through consciousness. However, consciousness is a broad term, many may think, that it is the same as the mind, but that is not so. The mind is something that keeps talking in your head and bombards you with words, thoughts, questions, opinions – keeps wondering, analyzing and trying to understand and grasp things. All these are abilities a human being should have. But these abilities should not be, I would say, overvalued.

The actual “being” can only be experienced through the consciousness. Only when you go above the mind into the consciousness of being, the consciousness of your soul – and this is not something you can just simply decide to do – because this is a process, a growing into, a rising up above the level of your mind, which with all its powers will try to prevent this. This mind will provide you with so much doubt, that after a few attempts to get to your consciousness state you may be very apt to give up, and you may think it is all just nonsense. But especially then it is important to realize what the mind really is, that the mind is doing its best, but the mind is not your true self, that the mind is a tool. This tool should be put aside at such times. Of course, this may be easier said than done.

One way to achieve this is by observing this chat in your head, just to observe what happens there. When you do this, you are elevating yourself to a higher level, above the mind, because this observation can only work, when you stand above the mind. Do this in love! Do this in the awareness that you are light, that you have light within you, that the light comes from your heart. In the awareness of this love you calm your mind for some time and enable to elevate yourself to experience the true self, to get closer to it and enter into this level of consciousness.

I spoke about “growing into” but these are not quite the right words, because a “growing into” would be getting into areas that are not a apart of you, or that do not exist yet – but it is rather an entering into these areas, because your higher consciousness is already in existence. It is rather a widening of the area that you can perceive at this time, and gaining access to other levels of your being, going with your active awareness into the higher levels of being, into the higher self, the true self – that, which is the core of your soul.

This is a very important exercise, an important task, especially in these times. I’m not telling you all this to waste time, but it is in this phase that you have entered an important step to find your true self. It will not work through the mind, it will not work through knowledge, through collecting facts. You can read as many books as you want, visit many seminars, travel far – to the other side of earth – to visit some teaching masters – – – but you will not find the true self by going far away, by reading books, through knowledge, or through the mind. You can only find the true self through yourself, by rising above the level of your mind, widening your awareness into areas, that are still hidden.

This is an exercise which requires effort, but making an effort is part of being human. As you live in these times, it is your job, your task, to prepare yourself and to grow. Especially because you live in this important phase of mankind, it is necessary that you make an effort to reach this goal, which is not as far away as you may think. This goal is not somewhere high up, somewhere far away – it is within reach, in immediate reach, because you have it within you, you are your higher self. However, right now your awareness may not be in those areas. Now is the time to open up to those areas, to find access to your higher self this way, to your true self.

This situation can be compared to being an actor on stage, and now is the time to stop what you are doing and to remember and to realize that you are not what you are pretending, acting, to be, but that in your core you are something different than what you are acting to be on the stage of life, as an incarnated soul. Of course, you are human and you have accepted an important role. However, this role is just a role, not your true self. Now is the time to remember this.

Greetings and blessings to you! Amen. Amen. Amen.


Lesson 5: Exercise for spirit contact

by archangel Zadkiel

Greetings to you, my dear friends! I have been asked to include a lesson on how to channel. Channeling is an ability that is within everyone, because you are spirit, just like everybody else on earth, and spirits are able to communicate on an energy level, not just through voice, by speaking, and listening, which is a physical form of communication, but by the energy connection that binds all beings in the universe together. Therefore, once you learn to communicate the spirit way, physical distance becomes irrelevant. You will be able to communicate with your friends all around the planet earth, even with soul friends on other planets. However, it takes a lot of practice and patience to get this far.

This lesson was included upon request, if you do not think it is the time for you to make any contact with the spirit world, then this lesson can only show you how this contact works, there is no need for anyone to follow these instructions and do the exercise described below. This exercise is one of several ways to make a connection, there are others that may be just as suitable. From my point of view, this is the easiest way to make a safe contact.

For now, let us concentrate on one special area of spirit communication, the kind that has been named “channeling”, which is the communication with non-physical spirit beings. If you want to learn to channel, or speak out for, a spirit being, you first need to learn to reach a state of a quiet mind. This need not be total though silence, but using observation, you need to learn to distinguish between thought and non-thought. Most humans can experience at least short moments of non-thought during meditation, as well as in moments of high concentration of the mind – which is actually quite the opposite meaning of the literal meaning, because at such times the mind is not intense, but open – i.e. if you can concentrate on listening you are not in a state of intensified mind, but in an open mind, allowing the thoughts of the speaker to flow in, uncommented by your own thought. As soon as you comment in your mind, you are no longer concentrating on the speaker. In this context, the word concentration is used to describe a state of paying attention to what you can observe, and in this state of observation the activity of your mind is reduced. This is the kind of state of mind that is needed for channeling. Let me go through some steps that I recommend if you want to attempt to channel a spirit being.

Above all, it is very important that you are filled with light. Some humans have reached a level of development where this is easily reached, often unaware of this, but I recommend for all to begin any spiritual exercise with the triple light protection (see Emmanuel 4.1). Especially when you seek contact with the spirit world, it is important to do this seriously – there are some low level astral beings that are just waiting to have their chance to speak through someone, and have very negative intentions of intrigue and causing trouble. They can even pretend to be high or ascended beings, and to the human who is not properly prepared, this poses a serious risk. I am not saying this to cause fear, but to give a warning to those that are not using the utmost care and precaution. If you use the triple light protection, there is nothing to fear, for where there is light, there cannot be anything dark.

Another important premise is the intention that the person wanting to channel has. If you want to do this out of curiosity or even with some hidden agenda, you will not get any useful information, or be influenced by less high beings. If your intent is driven by search for contact with spirit guides for spiritual growth and teachings or guidance, then you have found the right place, and can proceed. Otherwise, you need to reconsider your motives. Also, if you want to seek out a specific being, let go of that desire – let the spirit world decide, they know better what your path is and whose time it is to come forward to you. There are many more reasons involved, including energy compatibility, but I do not want to discuss these any further for they could fill books. Especially beware of trying to make contact with “the dead” – many of those that have recently passed away are very earthbound astral beings, not high teachers you could learn from. Any communication with recently deceased would be no better than a talk with the living – they don’t know much about you and your path. Also, you could easily open up to lower astral planes, which could create a great risk to yourself.

If your intent is proper, and you are regularly using the triple light protection, then prepare for channeling with the light protection. When you are ready, picture golden light coming to your throat chakra. After a few moments, picture a tunnel of light in front of you. Pass through it, be aware that this cleanses and harmonizes you. On the other side, you are at the foot of a hill, mountain or pyramid. Climb up, step by step – this helps to raise your energies. At the top, you will find a spirit being. Ask, if this being is from the light – if not, send it away and wait for a being of light, and you may have to try again another day. Something may need to be resolved in your life first, be patient. If the being claims to be from the light, feel if this is true. If you feel calm, relaxed and comfortable with this presence, talk to this being to find out more about who it is. You can begin this way to communicate, by repeating what is said and recording this on tape, or by writing this down. If you continue to feel comfortable and have a good feeling – do not let your wishes get in the way of your judgment, it is better to wait a day if the connection is not pure – then you can allow that being to get closer and slowly merge with some your aura. A full merger is not the best thing to do when starting up – allow this to evolve over weeks of practice, until the merging is almost complete. Let the spirit being guide you in this – you are not the doer, you are the one allowing this to happen, and of course it will only happen if you are free of fear.

Doubting is one of the biggest problems for those that begin to channel. A good way to slowly overcome this problem is to observe what happens during the channeling exercise. If you pay close attention, you can tell the difference between your personal thoughts interfering with and coloring the message, and pure spirit thought transmissions. As with all things that can be learned, practice is the key to becoming better at this. Some humans may seem to “have a talent” for channeling – as with all “talents”, this is simply the result of a prior life experience with the subject, so if you seem to have trouble, be patient, and you could contact someone who has more experience with it, or even better, ask your spirit guide, if you can.

Many books have been written about “channeling” – some valuable, some less. If you are ready for making contact yourself, the exercise listed above should be sufficient to get you started, the rest is practice and you can get more help from your spirit guide. Feel free to read some additional information elsewhere, but knowledge is not the key, and be aware that not all that is written is useful and true. Inner guidance is the key, and no book, nor my message, can provide that – it is within you, in your heart. Feel deep within, feel what your heart is telling you, and you will find your way. Be blessed, and be greeted. Amen. Amen. Amen.