I find that channeling is one of those terms that is vastly misunderstood. If I were standing outside of me, looking in, the first question I would ask is, Why channel? Why not just write as my ordinary, human self?
For me, channeling is a way to build trust in my Highest Self, which is not just my Higher Self but giving me access to all parts of me that have wisdom, knowledge, and love that my human aspect does not. That’s not to say that my human self is bad or wrong, but I do find that channeling gives me direct access to knowings that perhaps I am not ready to receive yet in my typical waking state.
Additionally, channeling is fun! And really, what would be the point otherwise?
For months, I have seen and connected with Ascended Master Merlin—yes, Merlin the medieval wizard—during meditation states. We’ve had many adventures and he always comes in when I am ready to access a deeper level of myself. In my experience, Merlin is not as flashy as lore would have us believe. However, like all Ascended Masters (actually, he encourages me to drop the fancy title and just call hiim, “Merle”) he has wisdom to share and many misperceptions to clear.
So, if you’re ready for this Magical ride, I’ll ask you to open your mind, expand your heart, (because let’s face it, channeling is a bit weird to the human) and I’ll let Merlin take over from here.
Merlin: Thank you, Nicole. That was a lovely introduction. You’re right. I do have a lot to share. You need only ask.
Me: Great. Thank you, Merle. My first question is one that came to me recently.
With so much strife, struggle, lack, and dis-ease on this planet, it’s hard to believe that our Souls really contracted to be here. Why would a world have been created for us to experience disconnection from God or the so-called fall from Grace?
Merlin: The fall from Grace is one of those terms that really is used too loosely for my liking. The fact is, not one of you looked down on this planet and said you did not want to come. The fact that most of you don’t remember does not make this fact any less true. Additionally, this is a long story. The fact that Earth exists has less to do with you than you might think. I’m speaking about individually now, not as a collective.
As a collective, you wanted to experience the sweetness that comes with the opportunity to rediscover who Source is. You wanted more options. Of course, as with everything, there is much more to the story than that. For one thing, your Earth, Gaia herself, chose to be your planet. She lives as a multidimensional consciousness, much as you do. She was getting a bit bored and wanted the opportunity to create something new and to assist you all in creating as Source itself.
Now, seeing this plan and hearing of it, there are many beings who did not want you to Ascend. In fact, in some cases, they chose to enslave you. There is what is known as the Soul Wars or Galactic Wars, where each of your Souls has done battle for your right to be here and exist as a Soverign being.
Me: So who are some of those Souls who came to stop our Ascension? Didn’t they know that Ascension was the original Divine plan?
Merlin: Yes, they did, but as on your Earth, simply knowing something does not mean that you won’t try to disregard it. The good news is (and in fact, if you read your Bible, this is part of what Jesus was talking about, though the Bible surely is something else that has been basterdized, but I continue…) The good news is that no matter how seemingly bad things get on your planet, your Ascension is assured. It was part of the Divine plan. Your Souls would not have come here otherwise. You saw it might take lifetimes, but you did know it was coming.
Now, as for the ones who tried to stop you, humans would call these foreign agents or fallen angels.
These include many aspects which seemed to be in favor of helping you, but in fact, were only keeping you stuck. They are the ones who created such negative implants that keep your life not working. They’ve been especially detrimental in destroying the human body and in keeping you from wealth through programs of manipulation and limitation. Their names include, though are certainly not limited to, the lower form of Reptilians, the lower form of Arcturians, the Darkenaries, Arkens, and many more. Strangely enough, your devil, Lucifer is not one of them, though he was planted by such beings as a means to distract you.
However, what you should know now is that in recent years, your Earth has accelerated and been speeding up. She, and the Galactic forces of Light including the beings who are part of the Galactic High Council, have set the stage for an abundant awareness of Pure Love, Pure Light, and the Highest sense of consciousness for all who wish to attain it. Yes, dear, you were born at exactly the right time.
Your Souls have been anxiously awaiting this. Yet, this is why the lower worlds on your planet look so chaotic. There are many things, people, places, and old systems that were put in place a long, long, long, time ago, back nearly to the time when your Earth was created. These all must go in order for all to live and exist on NEW Earth.
Me: Tell me, Merlin … Actually, I was going to ask more direct questions, but it might be simpler for me to simply let you speak. Frankly, it’s hard for my consciousness to keep bouncing back and forth.
So just tell us whatever you think humanity most needs to know now. What would you like to say to my readers and really, to all of us who are on this planet?
Merlin: There is much you think you don’t know, yet you know more than any of you give yourselves credit. There are times when you must think, when you must not speak, and when you must know within, inside yourselves. In that way, you and your blog have got it right. What you need to work on is this idea that when you connect with me, or with any other “Ascended Master,” that you are connecting up. There is no break in connection between me, you, Jesus, Mary, the Buddha, Kuthumi, or with anyone else. All is ONE. That is all. That really is all.
And yet, your human will struggle with this concept. It takes a great knowing and great skill to be able to say to yourselves that you no longer need an Ascended Master to teach you, to guide you, to lead you. You ARE an Ascended Master. You are Christ Consciousness. You are it already. Why? Because you are Love. There is only Source and there is only Love. Actually, I should ammend that to say that there is only ONE Source and that is Love.
Your religions, your people, even your spirituality. You squabble over everything as if there were a limited quantity or if somehow God, the Ultimate Source, would have created not enough. Are you daft? I ask that jokingly as I know you have just been programmed, but really, take a good look at this concept. There is only Light. There is only Truth. There is only ONE way… and that way is abundance.
Now, I know for so many of you when I say abundance, your eyes light up like candles and think, money. I do not mean to demonize money, yet you give it far more credit than it’s worth. Truly, you are the ones and the only ones who keep money away for you in favor of lack. You like to believe that there is not enough, for if you believe that, you do not have to do enough or do more than your human would like to do. “I do not have money,” is one of your favorite phrases. If you did, you would have no excuses.
I say all this not in condemnation but in simple observation. There is nothing and no one holding you back. In previous years, decades, and ages, yes, that would have been the case, but no longer. The energies and the Angelic activities that are available to you are ones that you receive now on a daily basis. Your planet and your Earth allows it. Now, as for the other aspects of abundance, it is time to clear up misperceptions about that too.
Abundance is not simply what you can see with your eyes, observe with your hands, or quickly spend. Abundance is a portal, it’s an activation. It’s a place inside of you that frankly, if you want to know, lives in your spine near your highest vertebra, that is a way for you to maintain this illusion of separation from all that is. Abundance is not just something for you to have or to hold or to spend. Abundance is a dance, that’s why we chose the name. It’s a way for you to express. Abundance is every moment. It keeps you in separation only as long as you choose to be. But you do get to choose.
I think that’s the biggest human misperception, that you don’t get to choose. You do have a choice. You’ve always had a choice. Even when you were enslaved you had a choice. Now, I know you don’t think you did or would have or could ever, but think on this. If there were a way for you to know that you would never have to do a thing again, never push any limits, exceed any boundaries, that you could live the easy life… what would you choose? Your ancestors chose easy and that choice essentially enslaved you.
Please do not misunderstand. I am not saying that being a slave was easy or that slavery was what they expected. I am also certainly not talking about humanity’s slavery over itself which is an entirely different thing altogether. I am speaking about slavery of those galactics you asked me to name over the entire human race. It was not easy, but they could do it, by getting to, confusing, and coddling a few.
Speaking of confusion… where were we? Ah, abundance. So, you see, abundance is truly a choice. The way you activate it within you is to decide. Say to your Universe, I have had enough slavery. I choose abundance. I choose abundance. I choose… and then insert what it is that abundance truly means to you, be it wealth, love, luxury, trips, or anything else. Though personally, if I were you, I would choose abundance of self-worth, self-love, and leave off the rest as I think you’d find that the rest would come if you “only” had that.
Now, what else do I wish for you to learn?
Also, that the Ascension journey need not be difficult. So many of you have created this thing like the Olympics. “I’ve just got to get there!” And you struff and struggle the whole way.
Me: Sorry, I’ve got stop you. Struff?
Merlin: Yes, late 16th century term for struggle and tough. That’s what you do with your Ascension. And then, ho, ho, you tell yourselves that you are so Ascended and so much better than those who are not on this journey. Like your husband, for instance. Did you stop to think that maybe he’s already finished his Ascension journey and is simply waiting for you to catch up? No, I’ll bet you didn’t. Now, don’t go beating yourself up. You didn’t know any better. But now you do, you can ease up on yourself.
Have a little fun. Don’t take life so seriously. Even this series, “Conversations with Merlin.” Can’t we call it something a little more fanciful, whimsical? How about, “Beloved Talks with a Magician.” See, that sounds better already. Just ease up on yourself. Do yourself a favor and the next time you’re out in nature, ask yourself to meet a fairy. They’ll show you a good time, alright.
And keep telling yourself that there’s nothing you need to do to be the Light of God that you already are. You know that intellectually, but I get the sense that for many of you that’s all it is, an intellectual experience. There is a lot more to knowing than thinking.
Go out and buy yourself a balloon. Go blow some bubbles. Get back to childhood simplicity. The children already know that they’re Gods. Why do you think no one can tell them anything? Ha! “If I were a child again… “Well, you can be! There’s nothing to it except deciding to do it.
And for God’s sake, stop judging yourself. Stop judging the process and letting other people judge you. There’s no right or wrong on your journey. Let others have what they want and do what they want and you stay out of it. Concern yourself with you. That’s the way to do it. That way, you’ll never be blamed for making them… or causing them… or any of it. Just laugh and be light-hearted. Smile more on your spiriritual journey. I swear, the lot of you are all too serious.
“Oh, I’m going to meditate with some stones.” “Oh, I’m going to this really serious retreat and I’m going to take notes on everything.” God forbid you miss a word or one of you farts. Ha! I bet you didn’t think I would go there, did you.
Me: Am I allowed to edit that out?
Merlin: Do what you wish, but it’s far more fun to tell the truth. The point is, stop carrying on like you’re all meant to walk on water. You can, and you should, but you don’t have to… nor should you. There are many more things to do than be a healer and perform miracles. It’s called living. When your whole life is a miracle. When your whole life is a healing. That’s when you’ve got it and you’ll have no more need of courses or books or anything else. That’s when you’ll be able to share even more with others, but not from a place of needing them to be where you are. You’ll simply share your love and your experiences and your heart and let them find the Truth for themselves. That’s the most fun. There are a couple of your spiritual tutors who do this.
Me: Wow. Do you mean my spiritual tutors exclusively, or…?
Merlin: Heavens, no. I mean, they do alright. More than alright in fact. But stop taking things so personally. This message isn’t just for you. It’s for all of humanity.
Me: Right. Got it.
Merlin: So, anything else? Actually, stop taking things so personally. That’s a great topic, but I can feel you weakening. You’ll want to take care of yourself. Have something to eat. And get off that blasted computer. Have some fun!
Me: Okay. We’ll pick up there next week.
Merlin: Good. Fine. Until next time. In the meantime, don’t keep the Magic to yourself. Other people deserve to learn. They’ve already got it if they would just allow themselves to believe. I said I would end, but this truly needs to be said.
People said I was a fast magician. “Brilliant,” others called me. The real trick was always that I believed. I knew that I could change that water into wine. Ah, now I’ve got you confused, eh? You think only Jesus did that? And who’s to say that I’m not an aspect of Jesus or that he’s not an aspect of me? Ha, Ha! Well, I just knew. I knew it in my heart. My Soul told me. Simple boy that I am, who was I to question?
It’s the hardest thing and the simplest thing. Keep your belief in Magic and all the Magic in the world will show up for you. The Christians called it having faith, but I like to say that even all the faith in the world is nothing compared to your own inner knowing that something within you can truly change your life. Imagine. All the healers in the world would go out of business if they knew that everyone could change their own life, heal themselves, restore themselves to perfect health. Ah! For another day.
Me: Thank you, Merlin. This was invaluable. I usually do extensive editing but this is so clear already. I can only imagine how long this blog article will be.
Merlin: It’s not the length, it’s the voice. It’s the words. People will resonate and they will read. From now on, I want you to tell your little human to be quiet for awhile. You’re okay. You’ve got this.
Me: Perfect. Many blessings.
Merlin: Me? I’m already blessed. And so are your readers. You really ought to try coming up with a new phrase. How about…. well, never mind. I’m just joking with you. Blessings are welcome at any time. Goodbye.
Merlin: (whispers) But not really… you didn’t think I’d let you stop having fun while you sleep? Oh, we’ll be busy. Magic school here we come! See you tonight.
Me: Goodbye, Merlin.
End of Part 1. Until next time… Blessings of Pure Love, Magic, and Light!