By Dr. Daniel Raphael

 

Angelic-Mortal Relations

1. Remember that angels have a life too. Make appointments when you want to talk to them for special reasons, unless you and your angel hang out together all the time anyway. Keep appointments. Apologize if you forgot your appointment. Angels are always forgiving. They really are.

2. Don’t take angels or what they do for us for granted. They have discretion as to what they do and do not do for us. While they would never deliberately cause you grief or take any action that would harm you, they are most willing to let you stew awhile in a difficult situation or let you struggle with it without helping you. It’s your life and you are responsible for it, they aren’t. They are helpers, companions, and protectors, but not your surrogate mom.

3. Thank angels for answered prayers, requests, and even the small gestures of kindness that they give without having to be asked. A verbal "Thanks Guys!" is what I say often – it helps bond our relationship and add respect to our interaction.

4. Make your needs known. While they can read your mind if they estimate that it is necessary, they are very private beings and deeply respectful of your "space" and your personhood. If you have a need, make it known to them. State it aloud, write it down, or just say it mentally but deliberately.

5. Be sincere. While angels have an immense sense of humor and love a good time and a good joke, they do not take notice of sarcasm, biting comments, off-colored asides, or personal barbs.

6. Know your intention in all that you do. Angels are deeply guided by your intention. What is your intention for having a conscious, personal, ongoing, co-creative sacred relationship with them?

7. Angels wish us to examine our motives, thoughts, behavior, and actions so that they all eventually flow with the light of the universe: all-loving and purposeful. This does not mean to become self-analytical or subject to every-minute-self-examination. It only means to know why you are thinking what you think, speaking the words you have selected to speak, behave as you do, and know why you take the actions that you do. Don’t be surprised if this takes most of your life to do!

 

Behavior or Spiritual Beings of Light

Spiritual beings of light are easily identified by their infallible character. The etiquette of spiritual beings of light is a significant reference useful for discerning the character of the spiritual being coming through the TR.

Spiritual beings of light DO NOT: Lie, deceive, mislead, manipulate, gossip, or any of the other negative things that people tend to do. Spiritual beings of light also do not stimulate the development of fear or ego embellishment in mortals.

Angels will never give you bad advice, steer you into trouble, or say anything to make you feel bad or look bad. They will never suggest that you violate your own will, the will of any other person, or that of God, Jesus, or the Infinite Spirit.

Spiritual beings of light DO: Lead, guide, inspire, counsel, advise; Remain honest, authentic, and transparent; Show up on time, stay present, and follow through; and frequently offer conscious insights about most anything that is meaningful to you, when asked.

Angels will always defer to your own choices. They are straightforward and often very direct. They are not solicitous, conniving, "slick," or seductive. They are honest and loving above all else. They will never force you into a corner of "making choices." They will always advise you to make the highest value choice that leads to God, loving God, yourself, and others. Angels are angelic! and give you angelic answers.

 

Integration and Separation

General statements:

Spiritual action brings integration, rather than separation.

Spirit moves us from separation to integration: wholeness and oneness.

Separation is not sustainable; even diversity does not bring sustainability. Integration provides the seedbed for sustainability.

Maturing mortals eventually move through the stages of separation, then the recognition of diversity, and on to integration, then wholeness of self, and oneness with the universe.

Discernment and TRing

 

The message(s) that come through the TR is the key to discerning the message, the TR, and the spiritual being.

1. Is the message technically accurate or not?  Is the "meta-message" consistent with the TR and the spiritual being?

2. Discern the message to see if the TR is clear of ego or fear issues.

3. Discern the message to see if the spiritual being coming through is of the light.

4. Does the message make sense?

5. Is the message consistent within itself? Is it consistent with previous messages, and consistent with the larger aspects of our universe?

6. Does the message make a meaningful contribution to our knowledge, or is it just more "fluff"?

7. Does the message lead us in a direction that is consistent with our topic?

 

 Discerning the TR

 

Ego issues and fear issues are a cause for constant mischief in any conscious or unconscious TRing process. Examining the message is the primary means for discerning the reliability of the TR. Due to the message coming through a conscious TR, the message can be colored by the unconscious and conscious personal involvement of the TR in/with the content of the message. TRd messages should be discerned for bias from the TR. If the content of a TR’s messages are consistently colored with bias and personal involvement (fear, ego) then the TR should not be used in future sessions.

A TRd message may or may not be obviously colored by some bias, opinion, estimation, prejudice, or judgment. When reading or listening to a TRd message, try to find the "gems" among the "stones." Although the message may lack 100% accuracy, there may be insightful contributions in it. Knowing the difference is the key to effective practices of discernment.

The big issues of all humankind are ego and fear. These show up as controlling influences that work against a Team’s productivity, and integrity.

Ego — Ego issues color the "text" of the messages that come through the TR. The intention of ego involvement is always some form of "return" that comes back to the TR in some form of self-aggrandizement.

Ego usually expresses its presence as ongoing process in one or more several ways:

Power in the forms of manipulation, control, authority, and position. This may take the form of an agenda-accomplishment that provides a political, financial, social, or other form of return to the TR.

Self-aggrandizement, self-importance, self-centeredness, selfishness, conceit, arrogance, and sometimes as "Guru syndrome" either projecting or accepting same from followers.

Envy, jealously, and more.

Fear — Fear makes statements of position, and may express as judgment, biases, strong opinions, prejudices, bigotry, distancing, or withdrawal, for example, causing separation. Fear positions become known in the form of statements, attitudes, and opinions that shock or immobilize the group. Repeated presentations of a horrific and terrifying nature that cause fear in the audience is a sign of fear in the TR. It, too, may be a method for the TR to gain power, control, and to be seen as the "guru" and/or savior of the group.

Statements that cause fear that are NOT made often about horrific or terrifying topics may indicate the topic is real and that fear is an appropriate response. In that case, listeners may want to work with their own fears so that they remain effective members of the Team.

Mental Illness — In the case of aberrant thinking, i.e., what most people would call mental illness if diagnosed by professional psychiatrists or clinical psychologists, also falls into the realm of discernment. It is not necessary to devise a label of the thinking of the person who TRd a strange and unusual message.

If you discern a message to be far out of the ordinary, and, for example, appears to involve paranoia, extreme fear, fetishes, to name a few issues of aberrant thinking, and any of the other evidence of bizarre thinking, then you have discerned enough to reject the message. Dealing with the messenger then takes tact, skill, grace, and perseverance to persuade not to TR again. And that may be of no avail.

 

 Discerning the Spiritual Being

Spiritual beings of light are easily identified by their infallible character. The etiquette of spiritual beings of light is a significant reference useful for discerning the character of the spiritual being coming through the TR. (See, "Angelic-Mortal Relations".)

Spiritual beings of light DO NOT: Lie, deceive, mislead, manipulate, gossip, or any of the other negative things that people tend to do. Spiritual beings of light also do not stimulate the development of fear or ego embellishment in mortals.

They will never give you bad advice, steer you into trouble, or say anything to make you feel bad or look bad. They will never suggest that you violate your own will, the will of any other person, or that of God, Jesus, or the Infinite Spirit.

Spiritual beings of light DO: Lead, guide, inspire, counsel, advise; Remain honest, authentic, and transparent; Show up on time, stay present, and follow through; and frequently offer conscious insights about the TRd session, when asked.

They will always defer to your own choices. They are straightforward and often very direct. They are not solicitous, conniving, "slick", or seductive. They are honest and loving above all else. They will never force you into a corner of "making choices." They will always advise you to make the highest value choice that leads to God, loving God, yourself and others. Angels are angelic! and give you angelic answers.

 

Integration and Separation

Generally, spiritual activity brings integration, rather than separation. Ego, fear, and mental illness cause separation in some form. Our first observations are actions, then moving inward we observe/listen to the words, and these two indicators tell us what is dominant in the thinking of the TR, the message, or the spiritual being who provided the message.

Spirit moves us from separation to integration, wholeness, and oneness.

Separation is not sustainable; even diversity does not bring sustainability.

Maturing mortals eventually move through the stages of separation, diversity, and onto integration. And these tell us what level of maturity, evolution and development that the TR has attained.

 

Closing

Discernment is probably one of the most powerful mental activities we exercise in our lives – if we choose to exercise it. After a session of asking your guardian angels questions, and listening to their answers, discern if the answers were "of God" or other.

During TRing, set aside question-asking about your thoughts of discernment. Just make note of them, then discern and judge the answers later.

When you do discuss your discernments, ask lots of questions from your heart. Listen with your heart. Let your mind judge later. When talking to angels, be a child—trust and accept what you hear, then discern the message so that you are not blind in your trust and acceptance.

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