Moving Up to the Experiential – Steve Beckow @ Golden Age of Gaia

Artist: Pieter Wagemans, oil on canvas @ Artodyssey


Moving Up to the Experiential

There are three levels of knowledge: the intellectual, the experiential, and the realizational. Our job is to move knowledge up the incline from intellectual to realized.

Because of that, I lay stress on the experiential, without forsaking the intellectual. To move our knowledge up from being merely ideas to being shared experiences.

I want to share an experience I had at Cold Mountain Institute during a three-month resident fellowship in 1975-76.

Cold Mountain is a growth center like Esalen, located in rural BC (now called Hollyhock).

We did workshops for three months – much of it encounter, but also awareness, meditation, sexuality, art therapy, and communication workshops.

All of it was conducted at the experiential level and I had several realizations, nothing major, although they were the first I’d ever had and so they were major for me.

But the experience I wanted to share with you was of watching a man stand up in the dining room and hold forth for perhaps ten minutes.

And  all he said was how he felt. He went through nervousness, shame, and whatever lay on the other side. I remember sadness as well.  He’d repeat how he felt over and over and over again and it would change.  “I feel nervous.” x10  “I feel shame.” x10

Why was this magical for us?

We so valued him baring his soul. And we had another reason for valuing it.

We were there to increase our emotional acuity or awareness. Regarding ourselves for sure but also regarding others.

We paid attention to how each other was feeling but on few occasions did we get confirmation that we were accurate or off base in our estimations of what those feelings might be.

For sure people would share how they were feeling, but I mean more on a minute-by-minute basis – watching the flow of feeling.

Now here was Sathyam revealing himself in this way, being the feeling and naming it at the same time. It allowed us to validate our ability to perceive others’ emotional states or not. We could set our compasses on what Sathyam was saying.

So it was not only moving but also supremely helpful.

That whole environment was experientially savvy. We’d do ourselves an injustice if we thought that generation was somehow behind us. In many ways, they were ahead.

I’d like to see us up-level our knowledge from the merely intellectual to the experiential as well. Fundamentally that would involve being or becoming aware of how we and others feel.

When we asked, “How are you feeling today?” it wasn’t an invitation to reply in just one word. It was an invitation to share all that we’d seen and noticed since last we talked.


Artist: Pieter Wagemans, oil on canvas @ Artodyssey

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Bend Reality – Peggy Black & The Team

Greetings to my beloved Morning Message family July 22, 2018

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Time is moving so fast, here we are in July; I am busy each day, finishing my to-do list and creating another. One week was so foggy and damp, I actually built a fire upstairs it was so chilly. A few days later and it was triple digit hot. Strange weather.I am still progressing with the next book set; I am truly delighted and excited to realize they are almost complete. It has been an interesting process working on them off and on for several years. However I am now committed to finishing them and making them available.

This past week was intense; my oldest daughter had a heart attack. I was with her in the hospital for four days, sleeping in her room. She is home and recovering now. I am so grateful.

On July 27 we will have the longest, most powerful total lunar eclipse of the century. We are also in the midst of huge vibrational energies being offered by our planets. There are five planets that are retrograde, Mars, Saturn, Neptune, Pluto and Mercury. Retrograde energy always invites us to review and revisit with introspection. This energy is edgy; events are moving fast with twist and turns and feelings are running high. It is a time when secrets will be revealed, shifts in relationships and shifts in consciousness will occur. Do your best to stay centered, calm, and balanced; be in your heart, meditate, breathe and let go of what no longer serves you.

During these intense times I am available for a private session, a personal interface and connection with the ‘team.’ If you are interested in booking appointments please contact me. I love making the ‘team’ available for these sessions, they bring clarity and guidance.

Our Morning Message community is so precious to me. I am so grateful for the opportunity to serve in this way. Thank you for your incredible support with bluesky donations, your letters and emails; it is always a joy to hear how the messages are inspiring your personal magnificence. We are a powerful community of spiritual beings and I am honored to be a part of our service together.

I acknowledge each of you as you recognize yourself as a master of transformation when dealing with all that is occurring in your life and on our planet. We are making a difference. I acknowledge your magnificence as you willingly heal and transform all that you encounter. I invite you to live in gratitude. Together we will continue to envision a reality that is life sustaining for all. Blessings of grace and joy, Peggy

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Bend Reality
Peggy Black and the ‘team’

We are here, to offer you words to remember who you truly are in all your magnificence. We see you as divine conscious beings, unlimited and powerful beyond measure. We also acknowledge that you, as humans, are in a hologame or energy field of unconscious limitation.You are holding the awareness of and living in both these realities. We understand it is sometimes easier to focus on the reality that shows itself as physical.

However, know without doubt that your unlimited self is as available as you believe it to be. You are a divine creator. You are projecting your thoughts, vibrations and energy onto the quantum field. Most of the time these projections are filtered through your beliefs and patterns as well as your own limited understanding of who you are.

Every human is empathic, sensitive to the frequencies and vibrations surrounding them. Most earthwalkers have learned to numb or shut off these abilities because they are too intense. We continue to remind you that these abilities are your greatest gifts and you are here to allow them to develop and come forth fully.

Children come in with these natural gifts of being empathic, telepathic, clairvoyant and clairsentient. However your society, education and belief systems usually shut these abilities down very quickly.  When a child feels or sees energy and is not supported in understanding what they are experiencing, it can be confusing and frightening. Often the child will act out the energy which causes disturbance in the home or other places. Society often medicates this behavior.

The new beings coming in are wired differently, their DNA is more advanced and their gifts are stronger. They are here to remind others of their divine abilities that have been repressed or suppressed. They are coming forth to anchor a new way of being. They are the next level of wayshowers. They are here to teach others how to bend reality.

So you, as divine humans, are being triggered as well as invited to allow your abilities to come forth, to allow yourself to own and use your imagination to create the reality you desire. The wisdom of your divine self, in partnership with your imagination, is extremely powerful.

When you can hold the focus in your imagination and energize it with your passion and emotions, you are imprinting this hologame, this quantum field, with the template or patterns of what you are envisioning.

Your brain is only a very sophisticated bio-computer, programmed to allow you to function in this physical reality. Realize that your mind is a field that exists outside the body/brain. The mind picks up information from the collective field and communicates it to the brain which processes it extremely fast, filtering through your perception, your perspective, your emotions, beliefs and limited patterns.

The information the brain receives from the mind will follow the path of least resistance. The brain will filter and process the information according to what you have learned or been programmed to believe to be true. The divine mind could be showing the brain a vast piece of data, however if the brain cannot process that data because of some limitation, it will only process what it has been programmed to believe.

We are inviting you to begin to investigate and question your beliefs about reality. Imagine for a moment you are viewing your reality through a small window created by your cupped hands in front of your eyes. This is what you see, and what your brain understands to be reality. Now remove your hands and the vista before you expands in all directions. This is the unlimited connected vista that your divine mind sees.

Practice allowing yourself to expand into these unlimited possibilities. One of the most powerful methods is to bring your attention to the moment, bring your awareness to the now. The programs in the brain will serve up old memories, or even fears of the future. When you practice being present in the moment of now, you are allowing your divine mind to engage fully with this expanded field of collective consciousness.

You are engaged with the energy that is flowing in the moment. You are open to the interaction of the energies surrounding you and all that the quantum field has to offer. When you are aware of the unlimited power of your divine mind and its connection with the quantum field, as well as its partnership with the brain, there is a unity. The divine mind and the physical brain are separate, yet they are unified.

It is from this unified partnership that you begin to process a more expanded sense of self. You become aware of the synchronicities unfolding in the activities of your life. You become aware of the quantum entanglement that exists between all living things. You begin to recognize your connection to, as well as your impact on, the expanded collective field in which you are living.  You begin to see and sense energy vibrations in a totally new and whole way.

You begin to own your personal power to create from an unlimited place of your divine mind. You begin to feel or sense this energy or force that surrounds you. This field, this energetic entanglement truly is created by all living things. You begin to work with this force or this energy. You begin to understand that this force is your connection to oneness with all.

Once you are aware that the connection has been made, you can begin to work more consciously with this energy. You are invited to train your divine mind and your brain to work in harmony with what you intend to create, to manifest or to call forth.  You can begin to bend reality.

When you are present in the moment of now, feeling or reading the energy field or the force as a neutral observer or fair witness, your divine mind gives your brain clear directions and clear guidance. Your actions are in the present, moving in the most harmonious manner to reach your total well being and synergy.

You are seeing or sensing the bigger picture that is unfolding and making choices that can or will change the outcome of an event. The only way a sensitive or empathic being can help or assist another person is from a place of balance. This neutral centered awareness will give you clarity for the most appropriate action in the moment.

Once you see that time, space and distance are merely illusions and a part of the limited beliefs of this 3D reality, you will be able to transform energy as the true alchemist that you are and you will have a greater influence on the world around you. You are luminous divine beings; begin to feel the energy or forces around you. It is from this place that you have the most impact in your world.

Feel us as well as other luminous divine beings surrounding you. We are ever ready to assist and support. the ‘team’

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Battle Continues Between Friendliness and Unfriendliness – Steve Beckow @ Golden Age of Gaia

Art: Corinne Reignier


Battle Continues Between Friendliness and Unfriendliness

I continue to observe my moods to understand the battle that’s raging within me between friendliness and unfriendliness.

This morning I saw a nexus or knot in consciousness that was so basic and yet so decisive in determining my mood that I stayed with it, observing it, for quite a while.

I saw a part of myself wanting to express love.

And then I saw a second part of me smother that impulse with “I don’t want to X,” “I don’t feel like Y,” and “I hate Z.”

If you’ve ever felt unrequited love, you know that it really hurts. Love wants to flow and connect, be accepted and returned. When I love someone and it isn’t accepted and returned, I ache and feel miserable.

By the same token, when I feel love arise within me and I myself smother it out of grumpiness and unfriendliness, I feel depressed and miserable as well.

I ask my mind to throw up the original incident in which this nexus arose.

Initially I see a grumpy young boy, who had withdrawn from family fun and preferred to be off by himself. I hear myself say, “If you won’t love me, I won’t participate.”  And off I go to my room to read or play by myself.

That worked for many, many years and it went unchallenged. I was regarded as studious, inward-turned, preferring quiet and solitude, etc.

But now that I feel and express love, the inner conflict has heated up. Because now something wants to emerge and be expressed and my grumpiness prevents it. Now I hurt because of what I’mdoing to myself.

This situation demonstrates that a heart opening doesn’t cure all ills.  Michael discussed in 2015 how our gradual Ascension with its heart openings and expansion of beingness can bring up crippling feelings:

Archangel Michael: Does Ascension mean that you are in the love? Yes! But does it bring up close and personal this clarity of what is not right, what we have called distraction or aberration? It most certainly does because there is no room for it.

But it is so extreme [in your case], that it immediately, without reservation or being sidetracked, has to be dealt with, cleared, healed, mended, tended, released back to the Mother, back to me … because you cannot carry this; it is already laying you flat.

Steve: Definitely. It’s crippling.

AAM: So lie on the bed, go into your heart, call me (I’m already there) and let me literally lift this. Surrender it to me. … The establishment of peace within is pivotal, critical and you cannot feel that fullness of peace and of love [in this condition]. …

It is the healing of the wounds of war and the wounds of war, dearest, are the wounds of the human experience.

And it is not just the old Third. It is the superconsciousness that you are entering into and the level of awareness of what grief and sorrow really feel like. Then it becomes so unacceptable, so personal that it cannot be permitted.

I will lift this. You have ample experience to write about.  (1)

Well, at least I know that he wants me to write about it!

The fact that love wants to pour from my heart and is prevented by habitual grumpiness is probably what has overcome the former generous outpouring of love. It may be behind my heart closing somewhat – not completely because love still flows until prevented.  Michael explained:

“You have had a heart opening [but] it is like a rubber stopper that opens, closes, opens, closes. So it is partially open. … But it is not 1000%.” (2)

If it were 1000%, that would be Sahaja Samadhi and that experience would be powerful enough to burn all my vasanas (or core issues) to a crisp. (3)

When I’m in the midst of this battle, my grumpiness makes me feel like a one-ton boulder that’s almost impossible to move. And I find it almost impossible to allow love room to move and flow outwards. Most people just leave me alone when I’m in this mood. (4)

At last, I now see the two sides of this everyday, continuous inner conflict between love and grumpiness. And in simply seeing and observing it, I’m no longer in it. I’ve done what a boss of mine used to call “getting my arms around it.” I am the observer now, outside of the experience of grumpiness,  rather than the participant, gripped by the feeling.

It isn’t as if I don’t have lots of tools. Now that I’ve identified the basic nexus or knot, I’ll use those tools to address the unwanted condition.

I’ll use the universal laws to eliminate it, affirmations to remind myself of the truth of the situation, and anything else that the Company of Heaven recommends.

I’ll also watch my grumpiness with ongoing awareness – just “being with” it – to dissolve it.

As well, I’ll ask Michael and the Mother directly to take this vasana and its accompanying mood away from me.

I’ll turn the flow of this wonderful love on me and love myself through grumpiness.

Along with their assistance, I’ll take whatever actions I can and eliminate this crippling condition from my life.


(1) Ibid., March 24, 2015. This conversation took place eleven days after the heart opening. On another occasion, he said:

“It is not just the old Third [i.e., a leftover vasana of grumpiness]. It is the superconsciousness that you are entering into and the level of awareness of what grief and sorrow really feel like. Then it becomes so unacceptable, so personal that it cannot be permitted.” (Archangel Michael in a personal reading with Steve Beckow through Linda Dillon, Aug. 3, 2015.)

(2) Ibid., Aug. 3, 2015.

(3) Shankara tells us: “The flame of illumination [Sahaja] … is kindled by discrimination between Atman and non-Atman. [It] will burn away the effects of ignorance [i.e., the vasanas], down to their very roots.” (Shankara in Swami Prabhavananda and Christopher lsherwood, Shankara’s Crest-Jewel of Discrimination.Hollywood: Vedanta Press, 1975; c1947, 39.)

This neither happens in sixth-chakra Cosmic Consciousness or in seventh-chakra Brahmajnana or God-Realization; only with leaving the Third-Dimension altogether in Sahaja (a permanent and full heart opening) are the vasanas finally and fully destroyed.

Says Sadhu Arunachala:

“Vasanas were not got rid of all of a sudden by a flash of Cosmic Consciousness. One may have worked them out in a previous existence leaving a little to be done in the present life, but in any case they must first be destroyed.” (Sadhu Arunachala (A.W. Chadwick), A Sadhu’s Reminiscences of Ramana Maharshi. Tiruvannamalai: Sri Ramanasramam, 1961, 45.)

Says Sri Ramana:

“In kevala nirvikalpa samadhi [Brahmajnana] one is not free from vasanas and does not, therefore, attain mukti.

Only after the samskaras have been destroyed [in Sahaja] can one attain salvation [liberation, mukti, moksha]. … Even though one practices kevala nirvikalpa samadhi for years together, if one has not rooted out the vasanas, he will not attain salvation.” (Sri Ramana Maharshi in Ramananda Swarnagiri, Crumbs from His Table Downloaded 10 September 2005, n.p.)

(4) Winston Churchill also had moods like this, which he called his “black dog.” Unfortunately he didn’t know about vasanas and the upset clearing process.


Art: Corinne Reignier

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