Matthew Ward - March 3, 2014
World status; importance of raising vibrations; how soul-level guidelines work; dealing with challenges; helping Earth; “old souls”; remote viewing; languages; soul’s preparation for next personage; Matthew’s service, relation to lightworkers
With loving greetings from all souls at this station, this is Matthew. Despite what may appear to be the contrary, happenings around your world are steadily moving your society forward. Citizens’ protests against government leadership or policies from community level to national is forcing resolution of issues that have been causing considerable dissatisfaction—this is releasing negativity so it cannot become entrenched. Turbulence in the Ukraine will bluster on, but there is insufficient momentum in Earth’s energy field of potential for eruption into a widespread battleground.
Random acts of violence will continue to provide karmic experiencing for all persons involved, and it is to be expected that political and diplomatic negotiations will bog down from time to time on the way to peaceful accords. You can expect more arrests, firings and resignations in the international banking community and some governments, and it appears that a shake-up in the Vatican is on the horizon. Such disparate groups as churches, multinational corporations, civic and school organizations and nonprofit agencies are cooperating in major projects to expand educational and employment opportunities.
The unstoppable stream of progress into increasingly lighter energy planes is being aided by souls who are starting to ponder more deeply than day-to-day functioning. These awakening souls are adding more light to the abundance generated on Earth and showered upon the planet from distant sources, and each new sparkle heightens vibratory levels. Your real estate industry talks about the importance of “location, location, location.” Of infinitely vaster importance to your world and all its residents is “vibrations, vibrations, vibrations,” and helping to raise the vibrations is why you are there.
Thus, we are eager to address readers’ questions that are stirring in the minds of many other lightworkers, too. How can we know if we’re adhering to, or honoring, our life contracts? What are the indications of fulfilling or failing in our life’s mission? I am in despair about the millions who are in dire circumstances, but what can I do to help them? Are we doing enough to help Earth herself? How can I handle situations that are beyond my control, like decisions people make that seriously impact my life? Others are asking how to help dear ones who resist truthful information if it doesn’t support their narrow views and how to manage debilitating illnesses or financial hardship.
While these may seem to be quite different issues, the answers to all come from the same all-powerful source: your soul.
So first we say, the soul continuously sends guidelines to the consciousness to keep you aligned with your contract choices. These guidelines, which are as clear as neon signs pointing in the directions you chose, may come as words but most often are strong sensations. When you are heeding your soul’s messages, in heart and mind you feel as if you are flowing lightly with the current, so to say—this is your soul saying “Good job!” Conversely, when your free will decision, action or inaction goes against your contract, you experience uneasiness and discomfort—you wish you had made a different choice.
The lighthearted feeling of a “clear” conscience lets you know that what you did was right; feelings of guilt, regret or remorse signify that it wasn’t. Be aware that if the latter feelings are ignored time after time, the conscience begins to atrophy and mean-spiritedness and apathy start to feel natural.
Instinct is a spontaneous reaction to a situation that poses grave danger to you, a loved one or a stranger, and acting instantly can be life-saving.
Using intuition is a contemplative process of “asking within” for advice, then stilling your mind. You may want to know, for instance, whether a particular person is the best choice as a lifetime partner; if a proposed business venture is in your best interests; when an investment of time, energy or money is wise; if relocating or accepting a job offer is a good idea. As you contemplate any of those kinds of situations or another matter of great importance to your future, if the urge to act upon the idea becomes stronger, your soul is speaking ever more loudly to motivate you to take relevant action. If reluctance to take the next step persists, your soul is saying “Don’t do this.”
While exercising your power of discernment is similar, it provides answers you’re seeking at the moment. That could be whether it would be wise to share your thoughts with someone, which information is the truth for you and which is not, if silence about a matter is kinder than speaking up, does a particular situation deserve your attention—that is, separating the trivial from the worthwhile. Acting upon inspirations and aspirations leads to fields of endeavor and major activities you chose in your soul contract. Being true to yourself in this respect results in a gratifying sense of fulfillment whereas spending your life doing what someone says you should instead of following your heart’s desire brings restlessness and discontentment.
Why are we telling you what you already know? Because, our beloved family, you aren’t using that knowledge to the fullest! Questioning at deeply introspective levels is extremely important indeed, and that huge step out of third density consciousness is an arduous trek, to be sure. However, the next step—getting your answers within—comes as easily and swiftly as you will allow. Within your soul is all the knowingness, assurance, self-confidence, caring, wisdom and strength you’ll ever need in this lifetime. Seek and ye shall find.
Now then, you may be following your soul-level guidance to a “T,” yet are contending with heartache, opposition, illness, financial hardships or other obstacles. Dear ones, soul contract choices specifically include those kinds of challenges. Without them there could be no learning, no soul growth, and the control you have over whatever you encounter is your reaction to it. Along with soul-level guidance, you have more inner strength than you can imagine and an unlimited capacity to love and forgive; to feel grateful, compassionate and patient; to share generously, act honorably and stride forward from momentary setbacks.
Many of you volunteered to experience difficult health or economic issues or other harsh circumstances specifically to benefit others. As you manage adversities with determination and strong spirit, you serve as a beacon of encouragement to people struggling with similar situations, and by exemplifying the power of your innate resources, you inspire them to tap into their own.
The universal law that each person is accountable for only her or his choices never means being indifferent to family, friends and colleagues who are dealing with hardships. You don’t know if they have veered from their contracts or if they are following them to the letter in matters that affect their lives and often yours, too. Pre-birth agreements, which are made with unconditional love, are designed to benefit all participants in the shared lifetime; and to advance in spiritual and conscious awareness, some must choose situations that are indeed difficult for themselves and often for others as well. Usually it is only in retrospect that people realize how much learning they derived as a result of others’ actions and decisions.
The vast majority of the many millions who are living and dying in unconscionable circumstances are completing karmic lessons so they can evolve. And, as parts of the Oneness of All, they are offering your society a great opportunity for learning and spiritual advancement, and it is not by feeling despair for them. The law of attraction is in constant operation, and because it has no reasoning ability, it can’t distinguish between what you want and what you don’t want, so it brings back more of the energy that matches your desperate thoughts and feelings.
If it’s possible to participate in or financially support organizations that are working to improve conditions in areas where help is so greatly needed, do so. But for the many of you who cannot, please know that feelings of compassion for those who are suffering and gratitude for the blessings in your life are light-filled, and the more light within you, the more light you radiate into the world for the upliftment of all souls.
Every time you perform an act of kindness, feel joy at seeing a baby’s first smile, glory in the beauty of a sunset or tend to an animal in need, you are helping Earth. Those kinds of feelings and actions are filled with the light that is helping Gaia’s planetary body heal from millennia of abuse and neglect, and visualizing Earth in golden-white light always is a wonderful way to lift the vibrations.
A reader asked if deafness is chosen as a karmic lesson, can it be completed so the person can gain hearing ability in this lifetime. The answer applies as well to all physical and mental deprivations, loss of organs and limbs, and chronic diseases. Those kinds of conditions were chosen as soul evolvement opportunities for the individuals and their caretakers, and a change depends upon the soul contract—does it include a reversal of the condition? If so, two factors apply. If the person is young and chose a long life span, the condition can incrementally change when the planet reaches higher energy planes. The other factor is the degree of light within the person. A body’s healing mechanisms are activated by light’s high vibrations, and the vibratory level is in accordance with the person’s positive or negative thoughts, feelings and actions.
Now I shall speak for myself to answer more questions that arose from the message about my lifetime as the biblical Matthew.
How will the truth about the Bible affect Christianity? When truths are revealed about the origin of the Bible’s information, open-minded Christians will eschew dogma devised to control the masses and retain the spiritual part of their faith. Radical interpretations of all religions will fall by the wayside and all peoples will embrace the true spirituality that sings in the heart. Many churches of various faiths have started to move in this direction.
You speak with the ancient wisdom of an old soul. How old are you? No older than any of you! The “ingredient,” so to say, of every soul is the love-light of Creator, and since all souls throughout the cosmos have the same Beginning, we’re all the same age in the timelessness of the continuum. Persons you think of as “old souls” have remembered more about their personage lifetimes than “new” souls have, and that collective experiencing comes forth as “ancient wisdom.” This applies to children as much as to octogenarians, who have had many more years to remember what they know at soul level, and it is a joy for us to see parents recognizing and nurturing this wisdom in their youngsters.
What is the real story about the Shroud of Turin? Sometime back in the eighth century someone came across a length of linen that has been described as a burial cloth with a man’s image. I don’t know who found it, and what I do know is no more than you: Since its discovery, it has been an issue of scholarly debate and testing with no conclusion. The Catholic Church hasn’t claimed it is the image of Jesus, but many devout church members believe it is, and the shroud is considered a religious icon.
Are the souls at your station a “soul cluster”? Not in the sense that expression usually is applied, to a group of souls who have shared many lifetimes together. Simply, souls here have reached the same evolvement level through the self-discovery process.
Could a remote viewer pick up your Apostle Matthew lifetime? Yes, it is possible, but I can’t imagine anyone with that capability having sufficient interest to search the continuum for it. As I mentioned in the last message, that lifetime isn’t at all notable in a universal context.
Let me speak a bit about remote viewing. Linear time doesn’t exist in the continuum, so there’s no way to know if something is in stages of going uphill or down. One remote viewer who wants to see Earth’s future may see a planet that appears to be devastated and deserted while another may see a beautiful planet with a flourishing environment, and both viewers think they are seeing “future” Earth. Neither may be seeing actual Earth—parallel worlds also exist in the continuum, which compounds the complexity of determining what actually is being viewed.
Do you speak for all souls there because you and your mother speak English and the others don’t? No. All of us are familiar with all of your languages and dialects as well as the spectrum of musical tones and colors that are modes of communication in many spiritually advanced civilizations. Also, there is an unerring electromagnetic translation system available to all souls throughout this universe. This is known at soul level, and in your sleep state, some of you may be communicating via that system. This can be with persons with whom you have love bonds in this or other lifetimes in whatever language they speak now or participating in meetings of various types of galactic or intergalactic federations or universal councils.
Did you choose your mother to send messages to because you two have shared many lifetimes? The short answer is “yes,” but there’s more to it. My mother was my first personage—we are like dots side by side on an infinite circle and “operate” on the same high frequency. We have shared almost all of our thousands of lifetimes as humans and other species in every relationship except as enemies—we never wanted to play those roles and there was no disagreement from others who shared the lifetimes. As for my sending messages to my mother, she was a natural choice, and as part of our Ward family’s pre-birth agreement, she agreed to clearly receive information that I and all the others would transmit to her and she would handle the book publication and message distribution tasks.
How and when do you, Matthew, make a decision to embody another soul? Do you have knowledge of this or does it just happen when source calls upon you? It is the very same process for all souls. During the period in a spirit world between embodiments, the soul reviews its immediate past life along with all of its other personage lifetimes. The review reveals specific areas where the cumulative knowledge hasn’t produced thorough learning as well as what is needed for balanced experiencing. After the decision about choices for the next embodiment is made, guidance may be offered by those who have mastered the areas the soul chose for its personage, but it is the soul’s choice to accept or decline assistance.
Let me restrict this explanation to third density conscious awareness, where almost always souls need and welcome guidance, and to lessons in dealing with emotions because those are needed especially by all souls of that evolvement status. And, because your homeland planet is one of the finest schoolhouses in its galaxy for emotional lessons, I shall use Earth and Nirvana for this example.
Always fear is the foremost emotion that must be dealt with—fear is what keeps personages stuck in third density and unable to see beyond what is feared. Furthermore, fears spawns the severest of negative traits and actions: greed, prejudice, hatred, lust for power, jealousy, tyranny, desire to control others, deceit, anger, dishonor, war-like mentality, corruption. Because it can take thousands of lifetimes to overcome feeling fearful, souls choose that lesson in tandem with one of the characteristics born of fear, and for this example it will be anger.
You have a course called “anger management,” Nirvana has a course that could be called “anger replacement.” Time and again the soul is presented with situations that have caused personages to react in anger so it can practice patience in those situations, learn to consider them from other perspectives, and react calmly, sensibly and constructively. When the soul and its advisers deem that practice sessions have adequately prepared the new personage, the soul selects other parts of its contract, then enters into a pre-birth agreement with souls who will be its parents, siblings, mates, friends, mentors, and so forth in the shared lifetime. The only relation to Source is the aim of every soul—reintegration with God and whatever comes afterwards.
By omission of details for the sake of brevity, my explanation of preparation may sound more like punishment, and most decidedly it is not! Everything is done with love and sensitivity—in the Oneness of All, advisers want the new personage to succeed as much as the soul does—and practicing isn’t confined to an intense, grueling short period. It can span several years and sessions can occur whenever the soul wishes—advisers always make themselves available.
And, during the soul’s residency in Nirvana, it has myriad non-practice activities to choose from, such as traveling around the realm in whatever form of transport it wishes. It can learn to manifest whatever it chooses, enjoy the company of friends and family in the realm, work in meaningful positions, study whatever it wishes, attend concerts and lectures by visiting masters, participate in the arts or sports, telepathically communicate with beloved souls on Earth and in other worlds. Life in Nirvana’s higher dimensions is sublime!
Reviewing collective lifetimes may result in choices other than another Earth lifetime. If a soul feels that its personages have mastered third density spiritual and conscious awareness and advisers agree, its next personage can be born into a fourth density civilization for advanced learning. Or, the personage can be born on Earth to add its higher vibrations to the planet and help slumbering souls awaken or serve the same way in a different civilization with third density awareness—either way is an advancement in the soul’s growth. Also, highly evolved souls who dedicated a lifetime to light service on Earth often return to their homelands before choosing the next destination for continued growth.
Are you still in Nirvana or have you incarnated somewhere? Although I’m not residing in Nirvana, I still think of it as “home base,” where I return occasionally and briefly between visits to physical civilizations in this galaxy and others. My service during the past fifteen years has been evaluating their spirit worlds, which are their equivalent of Earth’s Nirvana, and assisting in the upgrading; and wherever I go, I manifest a form that fits in with the populace. Some civilizations live at frequencies where bodies no longer are needed, and in third density worlds I produce a body with a high enough frequency to prevent my becoming stuck in the lower vibrations of the people.
During my visits to third density worlds and those that recently reached fourth, often I am with souls whose vibrations also are higher than the civilization at large. Always our purpose is to assist the people and their homelands in their ascension process and always our presence is by invitation, in accordance with universal laws. What many of you are doing for Earth is similar. You left your worlds to answer Gaia’s cry for help, and although you are providing assistance in diverse ways—including exemplifying the power of innate qualities and strength—always your high vibrations are helping the planet and her residents along their ascension pathways.
Throughout your life’s journey, the companionship, unconditional love, respect and admiration of light beings throughout this universe are with you.
LOVE and PEACE
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