Many years ago I attended a workshop run by a teacher who specialises in archangels. We were split into groups of four. The teacher took us through visualisation exercises to help us connect to our angels. We were told that the angels were all around us and we only needed to tune into them. At first, I was one with the collective consciousness of the group. I could sense Archangel Michael and Raphael and it felt great. After the exercise we shared our experiences with members in our groups. We all seemed to share similar experiences.
Then we went into another visualisation. Suddenly, I had this shift and I was no longer connected to the group. It was as if I'd woken out of a dream and because I was no longer dreaming, I couldn't share what the other participants were dreaming nor did I want to. I felt like I was in Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale The Emperor's New Clothes when the emperor pretends he's wearing the finest clothes in the world when he's in fact naked. Everyone is pretending to admire his outfit until a little child says: "But the Emperor hasn't got anything on!"
So there I was sitting in a room filled with angel enthusiasts who were getting emotional over these entities and I was thinking, "why do you need to connect to angels when you can be with God?" When it was time to give feedback, I simply said I hadn't felt anything. As I didn't want to ruin anyone's fun, I kept quiet after that. I even felt like leaving but something told me to wait till the end and speak to the workshop leader. At the end of the workshop I approached the teacher with my question.
"Tell me, why do we need angels to mediate between us and God. Why can't people just go directly to God?"
The teacher gazed into my eyes for a few seconds then she said, "For you, that's exactly what you must do. You must go straight to God."
I appreciate many people believe that one could call upon an individual who is God-realised to make intercessions on their behalf. Most religions have saints, masters, teachers or saviours they believe in. There was a time when I chanted Hari Krishna and I felt peaceful. While I appreciate all the assistance I've received over the years in the form of books, courses, teachers and other resources, I've always known that I have to be true to myself and follow my heart. The Love that I am is my only guide, it is the Love that I look to for help. Speaking to someone other than God has never felt right to me, it feels more natural for me to speak to God/Love directly without any need for a mediator. Besides, as I see it, there is only God anyway.
I'm now going to share a dialogue I had with a friend via email which relates to a similar topic, which my friend has given me permission to use. I have removed all personal details.
Two days ago my friend's email read:
Thanks for your great help! Love you lot!
What did I do?
Thank your God-Self, for it is He who does the work.
Love you too.
Yes EJ, you are right! Actually I went to my home town with [my wife and son] to meet my father. He was not well and he is better now. My father is staying with my brother and my brother has got a son like [mine] he is one month older than [my son]. One evening, due to power cut we were suffering, I used affirmation (POWER HAS COME AND EVERYBODY IS HAPPY). After 1/2 hour I started thinking about you and telling the same problem. In the next moment we got the power back and my son and my brother's son became very happy! That is why I sent a thank you mail.
Funny you should have that experience. On Saturday night (or was it Friday night?) whenever it was, I reached out to touch my mother's foot as I like to tickle her and I got this electric shock. I said to her that there was electricity around her. Hmmm! I wonder if I was responsible for the power cut? (smile)
Anyway, glad it all worked out. Remember, you are the Power, but if it helps to think about me, then I'm glad to be of assistance. Reminds me of a piece I wrote a while back called Birds of a Feather Flock Together
Yesterday I received another email from the same friend.
I forgot to tell you a beautiful incident which happened yesterday. Every day morning I walk in the park. As I started yesterday morning to park, [my wife] asked me to buy mosambi (tropical orange) for [my son]. I replied her "Ok" unconsciously. When I was walking in the park, I remembered that my wife asked me to buy something, but I couldn't remember what has to be bought. I did a prayer when I walked "Dearest EJ (myself), I forgot what has to be bought, please make me to remember, You are wonderful! Advanced thanks for the help." But I was not able to remember. Once I finished walking and came out of the park, in the entrance I saw a fruit seller with huge mosambi. I never expected this. I cannot express the happiness. It was wonderful experience.
I know very well that EJ and myself are one. But if I use EJ, my trust level is very high.
Lots of love
It's a lovely story. I'm glad it worked. Thanks for sharing your experience.
It's wonderful to know that you see me as my true self, Love. Remember that you are also Love. Please get into the habit of calling upon the Love that you are to do the work. This way you don't get attached to the personal nor do you get disappointed as EJ sometimes has issues she goes through that make her seem very human, even though she knows she is Love.
So please, trust in Love. You are Love. It is Love that does the work.
Later, I sent my friend another email.
By the way, I've just written a piece about an experience I had yesterday. Now you see why I don't want you putting me on a pedestal. Gifts of Love
You are right EJ, I have started to use Love rather than EJ, when I used EJ, I think of identity but when I use Love, I can't catch any identity. I will use Love and I am Love. I trust it will work.
Yeah, yeah but how do you want me to identify you? As Love or [name]. (Smile)
Hahaha, I don't know how to answer. Do one thing, you call me as [name] and always remember that [name] is Love
In Love we are one yet we are unique in expressions. This is why you are Love [name] and I am Love Enocia. I just want you to know and trust yourself as Love being expressed as You.
My friend in the above dialogue comes from a world view where you could call upon someone you believe is God-realised to help you. While I accept where he's coming from, I also have to share what my beliefs are that we are all the Infinite Love/God. Is this another kind of programming? My friend and I share a belief in God. I am simply inspiring my friend to trust in the power that he is rather than looking outside of himself. Obviously, if my friend feels the need to call upon a mediator for assistance, he'll always receive love and Love will then take care of his needs. But as we're communicating on a personal level, I will always encourage my friend to trust in God because that is where I'm coming from.
The stories I share on the Internet are maps of reality. I am one of many guides. The guide and map must never be mistaken for the territory. At some point, every one is going to have to explore the territory by realising that you are the territory, that you are the answer, that you are what you seek.
Thank you dear friend for inspiring me to be true to the Love that I am. I am always with you.
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