What follows is a message from Gabriel that he has asked me to share with you. This is not a channeled message, it is a consciously received message, written with my full awareness of what is being given, and my cooperation in the process of putting it in words. When I receive these messages, I am fully guided in choosing the right words to express the thought coming through, and gently alerted if my ego-mind begins to take over the process so that I can correct the message to remain true to the given intent of the Divine Spirit delivering it.
It is important when reading this to remember that Gabriel is the Heralding Angel, and as such often delivers messages that impart hard truths borne from a place of Loving spirit.
I come to you today with a message of great importance for the times you are experiencing right now. There is much written, and because it is written, believed, that is not Truth. Much of what is coming from many sources is purely self-serving, aiming either to pacify you into a state of acceptance or spread fear for the events unfolding in your world at this time.
What I mean by pacifying you into acceptance is to take something that is happening on a grand scale, and tell you it is all part of a process that is automatically turning you into highly spiritual beings without any additional effort on your part--whether you want to be or not. Anything bringing this kind of message to you is not Truth. Elevating yourself through the levels of spirit is a conscious decision, requiring hard work and dedication--the times you are living make it possible for this to happen more quickly than in any other time in earth's history, but it is by no means automatic. Free will means you HAVE to make the choice to raise yourself up, and choose your path to do so, and continuously commit to it with the work you do.
Beware of messages that feed your ego by making you feel special or singled out because of certain "symptoms" you may seem to have at the time. Many of these false messages contain a grain of truth that is used to lure you into believing the ego-based deceptions in the rest of the message.
Learn to question EVERYTHING with the goal of discerning its true source and goal. Learn your own Truth Signal, and use it to question what is put before you as truth from a divine--or any other--source. Some will tell you that it shows a lack of faith to do such questioning, but I tell you this--Faith is not Blind. Questioning shows dedication to Truth, and to weeding out the lies that surround you and seek to hold you down.
Ask all the time, "Is this true? What is the real source?Is this good for me? Does this serve my Highest Good?" Feel for the response of your heart and spirit, not of your mind. The more you turn your attention to spirit for answers, the less you will be fooled by the workings of your ego-mind.
Use your ability to find Truth in every aspect of your life--at the grocery store, buying a car, listening to advertisements, watching the News, finding the true motivation of the latest "guru" gaining a following--even the "inner Voice" you are accustomed to.
Questioning is an essential skill in learning to discern Truth and an essential part of any spiritual path. The more you search for Truth, the more quickly you will move forward on your path.
It is time for Truth to be exposed, and the lies and liars to fall."
Rev. Chris Oldham, Order of the Seraphim