The Gabriel Message card for this week
The teachers you seek are Truth and Wisdom. They are within you.
There have been times when I received this card and wanted to shout, "That's easy for you to say, Archangel Gabriel! I'm asking for help here!"
Most days, I can take a breath and remember that this card is really expressing my highest Truth and I need to make the effort to take more time to find my center. After I feel more balanced, I can usually find that still place within that enables me to ask the right questions, which is often one of the reasons I don't have the answers I am seeking.
Over the years I have appreciated working with many different teachers on the physical level. I needed them to show me a new way of perceiving at important times in my life. All the great teachers I have known have made themselves obsolete by giving me the tools of consciousness that I needed to become more resourceful. However, much of the time I just wanted them to tell me what I needed to know and help me live my life. Giving away my power was very routine.
Just to be clear, I need inspiration on a daily basis. And sometimes I receive this spiritual food from teachers who are in a physical body. I find that taking classes very nourishing and stimulating at times, and they can jumpstart my spirit just when I most need it. I only seem to get into trouble when I lose my sovereignty by believing everything another person says or thinking they have THE answers for my life.
I have been fortunate to be with a number of teachers who have acted as guides and way-showers for me. Most of them demonstrated what it looked like to live consciously and shared the tools and techniques that helped them reach that state. Some of these tools were helpful to me and some were not. It was important for me to learn to feel my inner resonance when the teachings applied to me.
When I met my guru in 1977, I was sure that I had met someone who would finally take over the responsibility for my life. It was true that life was very structured in the ashram and I did not have time to think about the world. But even my guru, a very enlightened being, told us not to be attached to his body because he was there to give us practices to raise our consciousness. He said that even though he was providing spiritual food, it was more important that he teach us to fish. That way we would be able to take our spiritual practice into the world and help others. He was very clear that service was one of the most powerful things that we could do in life and would lead to our own Self-realization.
There were also years when I was a "workshop junkie." I was there for whatever the newest class was that came along, hoping that it would be the magic key to my transformation. Most of the advertisements even said explicitly that the workshop would do that very thing for me. I went to them in a very receptive mode, totally open, and possibly desperate. Many times I would end up disappointed, and worse, very confused and ungrounded.
I tried so hard to do it "right." During those times I did not realize how much energy I was investing in information that was not appropriate for me. I was giving my power away to people that could only tell me what worked for them, even though there were those that made it sound like if I did not "get it," something was wrong with me. I was not feeling very good about myself during those years.
When I started working with Archangel Gabriel in 1990, it was a new experience to receive my own guidance. It took a long time for me to learn to trust myself. It felt alien to the way I grew up. Archangel Gabriel was very clear that my Higher Self was the most important connection I could create. He taught me that this more enlightened part of myself was aware of my Soul's purpose, that it acted as a gatekeeper to my consciousness, filtering information and guidance so that I was receiving from those sources that were in my highest good.
This new link to my Higher Self was the transformative tool I had been looking for. It took time, however, to exercise that muscle so that I was aware of my Truth in the face of someone else's. Asking for what I needed was part of the key to receiving, as it turned out. It was a new experience to begin listening to myself.
We all need outside teachers along the way, and I know that my inner guidance has brought me into contact with just the right people at the right time. And there are other ways that we are awakened. I have blessed moments when something bubbles up inside me and I feel inspired to inner Wisdom, especially when I am in Nature. There are times when a book will fall open to the answer I was looking for. Sometimes a conversation with a friend will point me in the right direction, or I will listen to a teleconference that really inspires me. Synchronicity is one of my best teachers right now, and it lets me know I am not alone and my guidance system is working very well.
We are blessed to have so many beautiful way-showers, teachers and healers on the Earth to point the way for us. We are learning to be very discerning and aware of the inner guidance resonating in our own hearts to let us know what is appropriate for our Soul's experience at this time.
Within us is a voice that knows what is Truth for us, and the more we trust ourselves, the more powerful this inner voice becomes. It is like a muscle that becomes stronger the more we use it. With the empowered Light frequencies available on the Earth now, we have an even greater channel to our Soul and the guidance it is offering. There is Truth and Wisdom within us and we are becoming the teachers, leaders and way-showers for the empowered life newly awakening in our world.
The Gabriel Messages #49
The teachers you seek are love and wisdom. They are within you.
You have within you all the love and wisdom you need to be whole and live in a holy way in the world. Each time you seek outside yourself for these qualities, you find a little more of your confidence and self-esteem slipping away.
This is not to say that you should not seek advice from others. But when this advice is received, there must be a time of reflection before you act on it. When advice is appropriate for you to act on, there will be a sense of resonance within you, a little feeling of rightness, if not a wholehearted “Yes!”
Sensitivity to this resonance can be developed. Pray to know what is in your highest good beyond a shadow of a doubt, and be willing to act when this knowing is clear. This is taking responsibility for your life, and will pay off in large future dividends as you begin to know the truth within yourself, and act accordingly.
Looking to others for your truth throws your whole body out of balance. Energy moves into the head as you strain to listen only with the mind and not the heart or your gut. The old sayings about “gut-level knowing” is extremely valuable. This way of knowing goes beyond common sense, to an uncommon sense of what is right for you. No one else can tell you what is right for you. Pray to know your own Truth.
This is a time of change on the planet. Many are finding that the old ways no longer work. Businesses are struggling; so are families, relationships, and governments. It seems the challenges are so large that the answers are unclear. We can know that if we were enlightened enough in any situation, we would see that there is always an inspired and creative solution. We can affirm and pray for this in the world, as well as within our own lives.
All that goes on in our outer world is only a reflection of our inner world. So when we begin trusting our own answers within, these small steps will lead to leaping bounds in our lives. We have spoken of the resonance available within when others speak to you of what they believe is correct action for you to take. This same inner knowing is the mechanism to be used when you look to your own inner guidance.
Take the time to stop and breathe, before acting. The breath holds the connection to Divine Guidance. Experience this feeling now, as your energy field expands along with your body when you breathe deeply. Feel your feet connecting to the earth and the Pillar of Light from above your head to below your feet. As you do this, you become a Bridge from Heaven to Earth.
Now you are ready to listen to the Truth and Wisdom within you, and remember your message from the Angels today:
The teachers you seek are love and wisdom. They are within you.
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