The Value of Listening – Steve Beckow

The Royal Dawning – art by A. Andrew Gonzalez

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The Value of Listening

Archangel Michael was discussing the future of the blog with me in mid-2019 and I was beginning to get a bit frightened. I said to him, requesting clarification, “I’m not very social.” And he replied:

AAM: I am not saying, dear heart, that you need to attend cocktail parties.

Steve: Yes, thank you. I’d like to skip that.

AAM: It is not in the nature of your being. Yes, genuine friendships, support, laughter and camaraderie. But to put on a false front? No. That is simply not the meaning of leadership. That is very often the meaning of manipulation. (1)

Thank heavens. No film festivals, no prize ceremonies, no world cruises.

After the Reval, when the real work will begin, I plan to lead as normal a life as possible.

After seeing all this, I said to myself, OK, in light of this, where do you see yourself going? And I saw myself at a conference and the Golden Age of Gaia had set up a booth. There were two comfortable armchairs and a coffee/tea maker. I would sit there during free times at the conference. The sign above the booth read, “I’m here to listen.”

And that’s all I did at the conference.  Make myself available to listen. That was what the West Coast Express was about as well, wasn’t it? Both Kathleen and I are listeners.

My template for being CEO of Michaelangelo & Partners is “The CEO as Listener.”

Let me look at that for a moment.

I’d like to say that listening is easy and I used to say that decades ago.  But good listening is not. To really get where a person is coming from, hear all of what’s happening, and stick around for where they want to go – perhaps for a second run-through at an emotional rather than a story level – is work.

But the result can be another’s freedom from a persistent, vexing issue.

This freedom may never arise as long as the person is not listened to. Not being listened to, they may never have had a chance to lay all their cards on the table. They’ve never seen all that happened, what they’re up against, what they’re dealing with.

Seeing it all can cause an explosive realization. “Oh, THAT‘s what this is all about! Oh, I feel so relieved.”

Yes, the truth just set you free.

In my opinion, listening is the most-beneficial, least-known human therapeutic practice since the Mother birthed civilization.  But of course I’m biased.

So don’t expect me to have a lot to say if you see me at a conference. I say enough here. In person I like to listen.  And I know its value.


(1)  Archangel Michael in a personal reading with Steve Beckow through Linda Dillon, Aug. 2, 2019.


The Royal Dawning – art by A. Andrew Gonzalez

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Enlightenment Mediated by the Divine Mother and the Archangels – Steve Beckow

Archangel Jophiel by Lily Moses

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Enlightenment Mediated by the Divine Mother and the Archangels

I’ve been saying that our enlightenment experiences are “managed” by the Company of Heaven and giving the examples of my heart opening and sight of the Self.

But recently in the course of other research I came across a passage from the Divine Mother which both confirms their involvement and gives more details on it. From 2018.

The Divine Mother incarnated as Mary, Mother of Jesus

Divine Mother in a personal reading with Steve Beckow though Linda Dillon, Oct. 26, 2018.

Steve: Now, implicit in what you are saying, Mother, is something that hasn’t been really talked about very much and that’s that the archangels or somebody else is managing our enlightenment experiences, timing, intensity… Am I correct in that?

Divine Mother: It is a Board of Directors rather than being, “managed by.” Because that concept, the way that you have phrased it, dear heart, implies that you are being “managed by.” And that is not correct.

Now also know, and it is delightful to speak about this… In the old realm, you know 5-6 years, a decade ago you were in a realm … well, we would put it perhaps in your terminology, of junior partnership with the various realms, particularly the archangelic realm and even your guardian angels and guides.

So very often, the construct was that things were done for you or certain things were placed in front of you. Now I am not saying that there aren’t a great many things that are put in front of you and done for you continually.

But the timing, the pacing (and when I say pace, I mean the sequential unfoldment) of an Enlightenment process is such that of course you have a guardian and usually an Archangel that is working with you so that it is humanly and can we say, soul or esoterically via your universal self, it is managed.

But you are far more involved and engaged in your Enlightenment process in terms of literal, actual, physical, mental, emotional engagement than you have been previously.

This is a good point for a discussion and that is why we have talked this day of this chaos and this bouncing ball of untruth that is constantly in the air of human relationships right now.

But what is happening is that sometimes in terms of your, shall we call it “schedule?” that you are online for a certain upgrade or opening or level of becoming and the human being despite all the nudging and approaching and support tacitly or actually says, “I’m not ready” or “I’m not interested.”

Archangel Jophiel by Lily Moses

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