*Pat Rodegast is the woman who allows for Emmanuel coming through...the website is emmanuelandfriends.com...blessings, dear ones...mike
A compilation of workshop sessions with
lectures, questions, and answers,
lovingly gathered by Jack Sigel
- Prologue by Emmanuel -
Everyone has the ability to have communication with the angels that walk with you. There are messages that each one of you has received from spirit throughout your lives. You have never spent one minute alone and that is a glorious thing to tell you, a blessed thing to tell you, a truthful thing to tell you. You are travelers in a strange land. You come from holy and divine memory into a world that not only denies your remembering, but forbids it. It even threatens, in one way or another, to inflict punishment if you hold a memory of the essence of who you really are. There has never been an experience, a purpose, or a result in your lives that does not serve the divine nature of your journey. Would you be willing to believe that? Can you accept that? Will you be willing to note each day, not what has gone wrong, but what miracle you have witnessed or been a part of? If you believe that miracles don't exist, you are quite wrong.
I will introduce myself: I am perfect Love, and I am you. The challenge is to speak the truth, not the modesty, the rehearsed words from years past, not what you have been taught as children. You have always known who you really are beneath the heavy layers of the world’s requirements. If I am bringing you nothing else but this in the time we spend together, I want to offer you a faithful mirror in which you can see the truth of who you are. You have spent your lives seeking to find what you have never lost, which is the essence of your being, the nobility of your purpose, the perfection of who you are. These are not just words and I do not intend to flatter, I promise you. The light cannot shine unless you are willing to allow it. The truth cannot come and create its magic unless you are willing to honor it. Please, dear ones, welcome yourselves, not only into our time together but into your lives, into your caring and purpose.
There are two choices on planet Earth -- Love or fear. Fear doesn’t stand and announce "I am fear!" It says, "I am caution, I am availability, I am what everyone else does, what has always been done. I am common sense, I am not madness." Fear says, "People who don’t obey me are locked in psychiatric wards or worse, banished, burned, crucified." So the voice of fear has been compelling. But that is not who you are! That is not why you’ve come. At times your lives have seemed mean and angry, ugly and frightening, still there was the precious knowing in each one of you that you were not alone. Every newborn child still holds the capacity to recall their true identity, the truth of who they really are. In that remembering, they bring this wondrous, miraculous, unspeakably beautiful gift to the planet, to the world of human distress and disarray and fear and forgetting. Of course there is Love here the moment remembering takes place. Love is present, and yet the moment that the realm of illusion, that world of physical manifestation enters in, you forget.
Consider your intellect. The intellect is nurtured wholly in your world, so it is given reduced information. It is fed minute factual data until it becomes attuned to that diet. Then you may ask, "How do things get so hopelessly confused?" Well, nothing is hopeless of course. Confusion is inherent in the function of the intellect, for intellect can exist only on a linear path that seems to go from past to future, whereas truth exists only in the moment of NOW. Now is the only time there is. Embrace the world with compassion. Forgetting takes on all manner of forms. Truth takes but one form, the form of eternity, the form of love, of deeds done with compassion.
Then greater truth emerges from your own hearts, your own prayers, your own remembering. Mind is so small, so used to the pattern of data, that it has great trouble reaching to the vastness you that you are. It is time to begin to stretch yourselves beyond the wildest considerations of who you are and what is possible to do. One might almost ask, "What do you want to become when you grow up?" You all have dreams. You were taught to put them aside. You all have memories but you were taught to mistrust them. You all know you have wings yet you were taught to walk in modesty. It is time to release yourselves from these requirements. Truth must be spoken. Love must be lived. Integrity must be placed upon the throne of necessity. It can only be done breath by breath, angel by angel. The mind observes and the world insists, "One person can’t do anything." This may seem as though I am describing matters with huge exaggeration and I promise you I am not.
You have not done anything in your life that has not been answering the call of Love, no matter how minute or enormous or how officially disastrous it may seem to have been. There is always the call of Love and the human response, and that is what brings you back when you are sleeping, and that is what brings you back when you are born. Remember you are the victims of nothing. You come with infinite capacity to create the entire wondrous panorama of the lives you are living. You created even the most heart-wrenching situations to live through. The posture of victim was essential to the beginning of your life, to wean you away from the memory of your greatness so that you could become a partner, if you will, in the adventure of the human journey. You have done a magnificent job of sculpting your own personal lives: your responses, successes, also what you erroneously deem as your failures. I want to remind you that you walk with angels that assist you at every turn.
You have all been taught that you are born, that you live a certain length of time, and you die. You have been taught that clock and calendar hold within their spheres necessary regulation, so the world can function properly. You have also been told that human bodies cannot be trusted, and perhaps if you’re lucky, you’ll stumble onto something that will more or less sustain you until you become too old to do anything about it and die, and then you will teeter off into a corner and vanish. Pat: I just said that’s terrible. And he’s saying,.. E: But it isn’t true. No one is ever lost, physical bodies come and go, but the consciousness that created them is still the same. For those of you who have lost loved ones (and that is your word not mine), know that there is no distance between you. It is only that one of you now ceases to wear the costume of limitation. It is only a costume. There is no limit to the extent to which the Love that is your essence can expand, and create, and heal, and bless, and dance. The scenario that you are presented in the earliest years of your life is appalling. Mind will say it is true, but we have come to begin a reformation of the world’s consciousness! Things only become what you believe them to be. This is not a fairy tale. This is not ungrounded nonsense. Please do hear this. There is a purpose for our gathering, and the purpose is vaster than your intellects can comfortably embrace, at least so swiftly. You have spent centuries bringing forth the light into the world of forgetting, a moment here, a moment there, a miracle. Then habit called you back into the safety of the ordinary. The safety of the ordinary, that is not a happy phrase, although fear would tell that you are much happier there. You have been enslaved by the false teachings of the world, and it’s time for change. That is why you have come to the planet, and come into your lives. Reformation does not mean you have to go to war. It means you have to go to peace, you have to go to Love! You have to go to the integrity of your own hearts, to the worthiness of your own being, to the joy of your own celebration.
There are those who take the hand of truth and hide behind it. They speak words of truth and use them for manipulation. They view the human journey with scorn when looking at the promise of eternal life. Can it not be that the truth spoken by the prophets of whatever religion holds the same divine essence as is inside you? What illusion can do to that truth can be quite opposite to what that truth has said. When you were newborn, you knew the truth of who you were, and then, as the world drew you into its purpose, you lost your way. You forgot the essence of who you are. You have spent your lives denying, crippling, caging, and distorting that truth behind the "shoulds and shouldn’ts, ought and ought not to’s, and better not’s." Why would religion be any different? Sometimes, yes, it keeps you frightened and under control, but is that the essence or the misuse of religion? The voice of truth speaks in every generation and lifetime. What is done with it? That is where illusion steps in and demands, "Give me that GEM! And let me find some means to terrify, to control, to blind, and distort." But dearest ones, is that not the function of illusion? Love called you to enter into that betrayal, into the very center of that darkness, and then to have the courage to say YES, the courage to be the perfect Love of your true nature, and in that moment transform your world. That is who you are. Make a vow to hear truth wherever it is spoken, in whatever language it comes, in whatever distorted way you may receive it. That is what you can do. Every breath you take holds within it both truth and distortion. The choice is yours. Fear has become the addiction of your planet, and therefore, of your lives. Let truth replace that addiction. When you feel fear, turn to truth. You know the essence of your being. Don’t let habit lead you away from your hearts. That is what I have come to ask of you. I remind you that you are not puppets, you are beings of light and you have come to walk exactly as you have walked, to come to this exact moment and say YES. Say YES to the truth of who you are, Yes to your Love, to your dreams, to your remembering, Yes to the essence of religion, not to the structure. Has there been a deliberate use of the voice of truth to control? Of course. Fear needs to control, but you don’t have to heed it. The moment you are willing to release fear in your own lives, transformation can take place.
Am I saying that the entire well-being of the world depends upon you? In some way, yes I am, but not so as to overburden you, just to remind you. You did not come into the world simply to fritter away another lifetime. You did not come to be so deeply lost that you do not find your way Home. Whatever fear has taught you, it is time to fully, completely, and absolutely release it. Fear is just habit. Pat: he’s talking to me and he’s talking to you as well E: Fear is a comfort zone, not because it is safe, nor that it will ever actually fulfill any promise that it makes, but because it is familiar. The moment you recognize that you are easing yourself comfortably into the armchair of fear, dearest ones, move yourselves out of it.
Who am I? The definition of "who" belongs to the world of human endeavor. The moment you are born you are severed from the Oneness yet you have never left it.. Bear with me, Oneness is an important concept. So, I ask you, in this moment exactly who are you? Not yesterday or tomorrow, but right now in this moment, in this room, as you sit together and as spirit speaks to you. Identity comes moment by moment. That is the miracle of YES, the miracle of creation? Fear says instantaneously, "If all there is is One, then I cease to exist…No. Within the divine form of eternity you, in your individuation, are eternal, but the world of non-physical manifestation individuation does not cause separation. So, I am here, and so is everyone else on your planet. The illusion of separation is just that -- illusion. You can say, "But I am in this body, and I see another body over there." No. You have learned to identify with physical self, but that is not, in fact, who you are…and you all know that. I want to stretch you as far as you will allow me. In this very moment you are all free to hover around the trouble spots of your world, without leaving your room, by expanding beyond mind’s limitation in order to send Love, blessings, prayers for enlightenment, whatever it is your heart wants to say. The mind will argue that that is absurd, nothing can reach that far. So the question becomes -- the same question of every human life -- are you going to believe your heart that knows that the power of Love that it holds can heal the planet? Or are you going to honor the familiar dictates of what seems to be? That is an extremely important question. Are you the embodiment that is limited by the soles of your feet to the top of your head and the tips of your fingers? Or, are you who you knew you were at the moment of your birthing and in many clear moments of your life today? It is important, not because there is devastation coming your way on the planet, but because you were called in the name of Love to be here fully present in this moment of human history. I do not exaggerate. I am simply stating what is true. In your heart, each one of you knows individually, not collectively, but individually, who you are, why it is you have come, what gifts you have brought, and even how you wish to celebrate them.
Become a member of the exploration unit of the human world. Who are you really? That is the first question I will ask you, the first question you ask yourselves when you awaken every morning. Of course, habit tells you that you are who you were yesterday, but dear ones, I want to tell you something. You are not. You are not who you were a breath ago. Inhale and welcome the truth of your being in this moment of Now, and with the exhalation allow all of that simply to die, to fade away. Then with the next inhalation, again breathe in theYes of this moment. I promise you that in that manner you will heal whatever illness you have. You will comfort whatever sorrow you experience, and you will become, one might almost say, physically eternal, but then what angel would want to be physically eternal? You come on a visit to bring the light, and then you joyously return Home until the next invitation comes and you decide to accept it again. But I want to tell you that in the core of every cell of your body is the infinite wisdom of perfect health.
I know that the world seems stern in its unrelenting requirement that you walk a certain path, live a certain way, that you have the capacity to earn a certain amount of money to sustain yourself. I know the litany of fear and so do you. But let us take this time that we have together to set that aside, gently, to leave your historian minds outside the door. I promise you they will be there when you leave. Let us invite in the wisdom of your hearts. The heart is absolute wisdom. There's nothing you do not know. Yet the mind, running in circles almost constantly, is saying, "There is so much you don't know: the ‘how to, the what if’?" I invite you to set aside the habitual doubts with which you walk in your lives.
It is not that the world is imperfect and therefore you must suffer. It is that you enter into perfection and you agree to forget! You forget your identity, your limitless loving empowerment, forget that you are the miracle workers of eternity, and you enter into the confines of fear’s definition of what it is like to be a human being. Therefore you shrivel up, you suffer, you become plagued with anxiety, and the cells of your body that we just mentioned become afflicted, and why would they not? Because, each one of you is the absolute creator of every aspect of your human life, and I say that offering you freedom, not false responsibility. I offer you freedom, if you’re willing to take it! You didn't come to be in dire straits and chaos, remembering and forgetting, you came because Love has called you. Love has caused you to hear this, has called you to your lives, has invited you to every experience you have. There is a design, there is a greater plan, of which each one of you is an absolutely essential and integral part. That is what I have come to tell you.
Though you have climbed mountains and forged rivers, struggled through valleys of despair, you have never ever done anything wrong. Every step you have taken has been deliberate in the consciousness of the being of light, the angel that you are. Every fault that you find with yourself, actions, intents, deeds, has only brought you one step closer to that point of darkness where Love has called you. There has not been one wasted motion, not one wasted effort. There has not been a stumbling that has not been ordained by the purpose of your being, nor has there been one victory that has not been honestly earned by the true effort of your heart. Do you dare to believe that? That is a most important question, and one that I ask you to ask yourselves through the rest of your lives. Do you dare to believe it? For you have all walked under heavy, unnecessary burdens that you have placed upon yourselves, initially in the name of your good intent, so as to be the best person you can be, and then ultimately in the name of terror, to be the safest person you can be. Though it seems in your world of checks and balances that the most noble action is to take upon yourself the greatest responsibility, let us make it clear from the very beginning of this time we spend together that that is a false premise under which you have struggled all of your lives. Let us label it illusion. Illusion is created by false belief standing upon false premise, for the purpose of false need and reward.
So who are you without your burdens, without your self castigations, without your endless need to monitor, and to approve or disapprove of both your inner being and your outer actions as well? Who are you without that unnecessary and impossible burden that history and fear have placed upon you? That is the question paramount in each of your lives, whatever manifestation of circumstance may seem to have called you to this path. There is no outer reason needed, of course. You have simply walked your paths to this point. You ask, "Have I really, from the moment of my conception, pinpointed every action? Have I really promised to visit you here in this family of ‘rememberers? Was this preordained? " I must answer you that everything and nothing is preordained. I do not mean to satisfy your linear mind, but I speak to the wisdom of your hearts. If the mind perceives something as inevitable, that is an entirely different concept than the heart’s knowing. The mind’s belief in the inevitable represents an entrapment. The heart’s remembering and knowledge of its ultimate purpose is the greatest liberation that a human being can experience. So you see it is all a matter of limited capacity to understand, or willingness to embrace the heart’s wisdom.
You ask, "What do I have to offer? What do I have to give?" Well, that is what we have come together to explore. The gifts of who you are and of your willing presence are all that is required. The mind will lead you astray, as it has always done, for that is the nature of mind, to ask, "Well who am I? I must do this and I must do that and if I am to be worthy I must contriibute that." Throughout your lives that chatter has been the leading representative of the world of illusion.
Spend time before the mirror, seeing a deeper vision than the image you have been taught to see, "0h, I need a haircut!," and we who walk with you ask in wonder, "Don’t they see the being of light? Have they forgotten so completely that all they perceive are the areas that are not quite acceptable in the language of their lives?" Are you willing to stand in full view of yourselves, staying there long enough for all of the habitual responses to have their say and fade away, until there are no more comments, no more"should’s," no "I musts," but only the willingness to be fully present? Can you, dearest ones, begin to perceive what you are invited to? Once you have found the glory of your true being, you will never ever again be incarcerated in the illusions of your history, or the pain of this moment, or the fear of the future. All I am saying to you is that there is profound, wondrous reality that your minds cannot dare to imagine sitting right inside that physical body you call "myself’. If you would only take time to stand in your own presence, allowing the mind to quiet and habit to ease away, the truth will appear to you. You can be sure that tomorrow morning somehow you will pick up the familiar routine of self criticism again. But, that does not mean that it cannot be softened gradually until ultimately it will be blown away. You struggle so, each one of you, with the weightiness of what you believe is wrong with you. Doesn’t it seem to you that you have carried that long enough?
You all hold within you the answers to every question, every confusion, without exception, but you have been taught to bury that awareness. There is nothing you do not know. You hold divine remembering, the eternal spark of perfect Love. You are far more than your intellects can possibly stretch to imagine. You come with your hearts broken, your sense of well being shattered, and you come seeking the Garden of Eden, the memory of Home, the right to love. That is who you are.
To be told you don’t know who you are... that’s not an insulting thing to say, but a heart opening and eternally true thing to say. You have been taught that there is only limited possibility to anything, and yet when you enter through the womb into the world, and you settle into your bodies, you absolutely know that nothing is impossible. Now if we can begin there, we are already halfway to the stars, are we not? Just before you entered your body at birth (before that you do not abide in the body, you are simply in and out checking the systems that you individually and particularly require in this lifetime) ... do you remember the angels that greeted you? You said, "Now remember, don’t let me forget so deeply this time!" We who are honored to walk with you promised you, "Yes. When your journey is over we will take your hand, bring you to where you have parked your wings and we will fly Home together for the celebration." That in essence will be done, I promise you that. You knew the greatness of your true being and the purpose of your journey, but the years have passed, language has interfered with wisdom, and education has canceled out remembering. Mind says, "What has caused me to forget? If all these things were true why would I not just carry them inside me?" Fear taught to you to forget. From the moment you are born, the moment the body leaves the womb, the world is determined to limit, understand and control. We in spirit call that requirement fear. The world tells you that you are not the angel, you are not the light, but that you are a small troublesome child who feels very uncomfortable in your body, and we wish you would go to sleep. That is how each one of you has been greeted, whether you were wanted in love, or whether you were regarded as an unfortunate accident, it doesn’t matter. The environment forbade you to become the being of light that you truly are...until now. So I say to you, move to your heart’s remembering, sit with your own knowing of the definition of Love. It is time for each one of you to verify the divinity of your own true being, and to say, "Yes!" to the purpose of your journey. The mind is saying, "Emmanuel, I came here with the hope of trying at least to believe that you exist, and now you say such an outrageous thing!" Yes I do! And I will say it again and again and again, as long as you are willing to listen.
I am doing exactly what I promised you at the moment of your birth, and so are you. You may be a human being who is frightened and lost and who has forgotten the way Home. Yet nothing in this lifetime comes as a complete surprise. You are absolutely honed to perfection to live the life you have you have chosen to live. Angels do not like to be bored. The image of an angel sitting on a cloud with a harp is totally false! You have never walked alone!! You have always been accompanied by beings of light to walk this path with you. You are in no danger of betrayal. You are here to perform a most holy rite, a journey of transformation of fear on your planet and in your own lives, bringing yourselves back into the Oneness even as you remain in human form.
There has not been the commitment to such depths of forgetting that has been made before. You know the nature of your being. Don’t let fear tell you that you do not. Begin to trust the depth of your profound capacity to hold in compassion your selves and your world as well. You are aware and capable. You hold the capacity for being present, for remembering, for bringing heaven and earth together. I promise you. I do not flatter you. How many times in your lives (I offer you this mirror to self reflect) have you denied your knowing and said, "I can’t possibly do that." How many times has fear said, "Who do you think you are?" How many times have you broken your own heart by agreeing that fear was quite right "I have no right, to know, to feel, and to act." Hold yourself in great compassion, for the journey has been demanding and holds endless requirement. The workshops and groups have all come at this time to a remarkable crossroads -- the opportunity to recognize the empowerment of "Yes!, and the crippling effects of "No." There is no Outer Authority, and you know that well. There is only the wisdom, the loving memory within. You all hold within you highly toned instincts that hear, that sense, that have in this lifetime been absolutely aware, and accurately so, of the deeper meaning of a circumstance, and again the "Yes" of the angels who walk with you. I am going to ask you, whenever possible, to allow the memory of self, the truth of your wondrous being, to be present. That is a most important word -- allow!
Be aware that you are not confined to your body. You all deliberately created your bodies in the womb porously, so that the light of your truth can expand out, and the angels that walk with you can make themselves known. We are with you. You walk with eternity, for that is who you are, and you are perfect Love come to play in the playground of imperfection. Imperfection is not your identity, nor dearest ones, have you ever really left Home because the truth is that Love cannot leave Itself. Where would you go? There is no place but eternity. Nothing can threaten the essence of who you are, the eternity of your goodness, and the perfection of your Love. Be aware of the Company you keep. Welcome yourselves into this particular moment of your eternity. Recognize that there is wisdom stored within you that you have not yet touched, gifts that you have not begun to remember for you to offer first to yourselves and then to others. Hold yourselves in highest esteem. Could you possibly believe that you touch every part, every iota of your planet and everyone upon it ? But no, you have been taught to adhere to illusion and fear in its infinitely varied forms.
Your return trip ticket back to the Oneness is guaranteed. When you ultimately leave your body to come Home, I will be there to greet you, of course, as will all those beings who have seemed to have left you before this. The first thing that we will say to each other is, "You see; nothing is impossible." Bear with me -- you have come through lifetimes, you have lived in hundreds, some of you thousands of different places on the planet. You have experienced all the joy and all the suffering, the entire gamut of human possibility, so is it not clear that nothing is impossible? You are here again, locked again it seems, into the cage of limited understanding, the necessary narrowing of eternal vision to be able to live a human life. But anything you want is possible. You are not victims. You are the creators of absolutely everything. Hear this as the beginning of self remembering. These are not just words. These are facts. There are no rules in the time we have when angel and human consciously speak. It is simply who you are in this moment that is the miracle, not how you were taught to behave. The child is born and a light shines, a letter from Home. Those given the lenses of fear (everyone in some manner) with which to perceive the world, cannot bear the light. "No. No," fear says, "we must do something about this . We can’t have a vibrant perfect being walking on the planet! " So there is an immediacy that hushes the voice of truth, that quiets the remembering. We are not making villains of anyone, because you have come precisely to forget, and you are amply assisted from the very beginning of your lives since you are born into families of human beings who are afraid, even perhaps with greater density and forgetting.
Follow your heart, follow the moments when you are joyous, when you want to laugh and sing. Those are the moments when, if only you believe and allow yourself, you could leap free of gravity and swing on the moon. Is the rest just plodding? That’s entirely up to you. You are not victims of a human life, you are creators of it. The mind asks with good intent, "How can I keep focused on Love? How can I keep myself from wandering too far off course?" I tell you don’t try to prevent it. You came to enter illusion, not to stand outside of the mirror. You came to dive into the middle of it, going into deepest darkness and bringing light. So, when you find yourselves lost and wondering, please, do not for one moment consider that you have failed. The moments of recognizing, "I’m lost, I have just wandered away again from the truth of who I am," are glorious moments for, in that instant of remembering, all that has ever been returns to light.
You have made no mistakes. I know you’re all raising your eyes to heaven and saying, "Well you haven’t been watching me." Not one of you has ever made a mistake. You say "Yes" in those rare moments. Such moments are rare, not because they are rationed to you, but because the power of such instants far surpass years of forgetting. In those moments all things have come back to the centering of truth. So, can you live a human life without fearing, without forgetting, without turning away? No, you cannot. But you can bring heaven and earth together by being willing to forget, and then welcoming yourself back to remembering without self-criticism. So whenever you are aware that you have been lost in forgetting, those are important moments. Fear and the world would say, "Now we have to add up how much this has cost you, and we must inflict the appropriate fine upon you." No. ,You are doing exactly what you have come to do, nothing more, nothing less, to transform your world and that moment of Yes. That is enough. There is nothing more to be done.
Each one of you and indeed everyone on the planet, holds the power of choice. Do hear this -- the power of choice. There are those who choose not to come. You are beings of light and (I want to write this in capital letters) you have the right to say: "NO! NO TO EVERYTHING!" Do you hear that? You have said "yes." Why have you said yes? It isn't because you are supposed to. It isn't because you are in dire straits. Your heart has called you, and you have said yes. We send out the invitations and angels say yes or no. Well, one wonders, is it the angel that says yes or no, or is it the human being that says yes or no? It is the ANGEL–HUMAN. If it were just the angel there would be no purpose, for we are never separated… you have never left Home, don't you see that? Your Love never left Home. You cannot escape the Oneness.
Intellect complains, "But Emmanuel, divine purpose is so grim." It’s not that divine purpose is sprinkled with laughter and filled with joy abundant, it is simply who you are. It carries with it, every moment you are willing to live it, a fulfillment so immeasurable that there is nothing that exists on the planet that can come close to what being present with yourself and your divine knowing can bring you. The human being, emptied of their divinity asks, "What can I do?" Look within yourself in a moment of silence, take a breath, and with your remembering you will find your way back to the truth of who you are, and your divine presence will be your gift to the planet.
THE WORLD IS LIGHTENING. There are those called now onto the planet who do not hold the requirement of such deep forgetting. There is indeed a transformative process manifesting on your planet so that there is more light, there are more angels willing to remember the nature of their true being. There is the imminence of the planet moving out of the darkness and into the light. Though the world seems to be marching with the threat of annihilation, there are enough of you who can breathe in truth, who can remember the essence of who you really are, who can be fully present in as many moments as you are able, and willing to say "Yes!" to what you know. You have come not to preserve physical manifestation through all eternity, but to bring the light of truth to where truth seems not to be, and thus honor eternity beyond itself, and yourselves as well.
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