January feels like a time for us to gather the lessons of 2016 both personally and universally. I sense that we will have ‘quiet’ ways to put these lessons into practice as we invest in shifting our energy, thus shifting our lives. While you may have had many reminders of old patterns you still need to break over the last few months, these reminders came at the perfect time, for they are now fully in your consciousness, making you extremely self-aware and conscientious. You are ready to get 2017 off to a powerful start, and, most importantly, in a way that feels right to your unique self.
Archangel Metatron joined me, and what follows is the conversation we had as I asked for messages for all of us for this new month. He has been ‘on my mind’ lately (and a friend even recently mentioned him over coffee) and I know that when a particular angel is on my mind, he is around! He is wonderful when you need help learning esoteric knowledge, or clearing away negative energy (you may have also heard of his cube, an amazing piece of sacred geometry). He is ENORMOUS, so if you ever call on him and ask to tune into his energy, you will probably feel wonderfully overwhelmed by his mammoth energy.
When I called on him, he was there immediately, and suddenly we were transported to another place and time. I found myself in the middle of a desert, the sun shining brightly and harsh winds blowing the sand around. I asked where we were, and he replied, Where I returned. “Where you died?” I asked. Yes.
I was curious. “How did you die?” Metatron laughed as he said, Humans are always asking how others die, when the why is far more important. You die to return home when your journey is done. This is always the reason. Every death is an opportunity to return, and in this you may rejoice.
Metatron, knowing my thoughts, continued:
I remind you of this, for very much of your time now, for many of you, will be about returning. No, not in death of your physical self, although many are choosing to return this way. But for those of you who are determined to stay, the return is about returning to your true self in your physical world, in a way that has not been done before by so many.
You come here in the hopes of experiencing yourselves, in one way or another, sometimes by the way of experiencing what you are not in order to know what you are. Now, my beloved angels, you have experienced what you are not so many times that you are ready to be what you truly are. Therefore, it is essential to take this time to reflect, to focus on that which you are in order to physically live it.
Think of the things you like to do. You believe these actions bring you joy, bring you fun, bring you creativity. This is what it appears on the surface, but I tell you that this is not the entire truth. You enjoy these things because they connect you to the core of your true self. They remind you of the love that is you.
Do you claim to love reading? For it is not the action of reading you love, but rather it connects you to the part of you that is knowledge, fantasy and discovery. Do you love to knit? It connects you to the part of you that is creativity, integration and creation. All you love to do is merely a reflection of you, your true, most perfect self. The action itself connects you to your true energy, helping you to feel it brightly and strongly.
Take this time, then, to acknowledge that which connects you to yourself. Investigate behind the joy of the action; to what part of yourself do you feel connected when you do or say certain things? Make a simple nod of acknowledgement to that part of yourself. In this way you can consciously lead yourself to experiencing more of who you are, rather than who you are not.
This is, indeed, about returning. Returning in the sense that you can experience your true self in physical form, for this is the new wave of ascension. When you feel lost, uncared for, or alone, connect with yourself in whichever way you choose, and acknowledge that connection, for acknowledging that is acknowledging the Love that is You.
I suppose then this month we can take the time to steadily focus on this self-connection. It feels as though we are setting the stage for things to come, yet these things will be brought by us as we lessen our reliance on outside sources. May this month bring us all revelation, a clear sense of joy, and steady growth and blessings. And so it is!