[Excerpt from Michael Speaks: December 2007]
[Question]: My question concerns identifying Input sources when one is receiving information/energy from a source beyond one’s self, whether in channeling, tarot, dreams, etc. I once had a dream in which Michael said, “Every time you have thought is was us, it was us.” Could you give me specific ways that a student who is openly seeking contact might know when they have contact with the Michael entity, as opposed to their Essence, guides, or other teachers? In what ways might we experience Michael’s influence in our daily lives, when the channels are not around?
We try to be as present as possible for all who call upon us, even if the channel is a “fraud” and even if the student is “delusional.” We are aware of when any of you call upon us. Our presence, however, is as clear through a channel, or to a student, as that person is with himself or herself. This is why many of you who begin accessing higher sources of contact (for lack of a better phrase), whether this is us, or your own “Higher Self,” the voice or energy “sounds like you,” or feels like your own imagination. This is because it is a necessary part of the process in clearing out a channel to a higher source that you first clear out all of your own ideas, prejudices, and presumption about what should happen or what should be the responses to your inquiries.
One of the easiest and most direct ways of learning to differentiate our energy from your own is to go ahead, freely, with your use of imagination as your form of contact. Imagination is the highest frequency owned by a physical fragment and its use is entirely misunderstood by many, at least in terms of its use for “extra-sensory” perceptions. As you keep track of your contact, you will begin to notice glimpses of validation for contact with us that are clearly not “you.”
There is not as easy a differentiation when accessing your Higher Self (Essence), however, as that IS you to a great degree. But that is not your question, so we will not elaborate at this time.
We can also add that many of our channels and students interpret our energy as Blue, as a Crowd, as literal images of Kings/Warriors, and as a sphere of some kind. These are only a few examples, but each finds his or her own means of interpreting us.
We’ve seen our energy interpreted by your dreams as a medallion in the past.