Friday, January 31, 2014

Angela Hope: An Account Of My Ascension

A delightful, first person account in two parts, first published on the Goldenageofgaia site.

Steve Beckow: Angela Hope has sent in a moment-by-moment account of what appears to be Ascension, which I think is about as interesting as any share I’ve seen. We know that there will be waves of ascenders and Angela seems to be one of the early risers. Let me post her description here. Thank you,  Angela.

PaperArtist_2014-01-25_17-53-30My name is Angela. I found your writings on the web. I’ve been looking for things to explain what I am experiencing. Before it was all the symptoms of ascension process which were soooo unpleasant for sooooo long!!!!!!!1 I cannot even tell you how amazing life is now and I’m so happy I documented my life by messages, posts on FB, etc. I want to tell this to you.

In December last year my ascension symptoms were so horrible I couldn’t stand to be in my own shoes. It was like everything in my life was breaking down inside and out.

I experienced incredible loss…car, materials, etc., even my job. I had an annoying ringing in my ear (1) like water stuck in … and I take baths not showers. My body was going through a constant flu. I was tired just walking a few steps.

I slept hours and hours when I used to suffer from terrible insomnia. I found myself from December 2012 totally away from all people. As if one day I was surrounded by a lot of people then everyone went away and it was just me and my two cats, Simba and Penny.

Speaking of these guys, I have a whole new relationship with the animal kingdom that includes my ability to communicate with them!! Oh yes!! It’s totally telepathic.

Social Reorganization Occurring?

world in the wash cycleJust as we’ve all been going through a process of individual cleansing of our vasanas and false grids for years, so it seems as if society, and particularly business and finance, are also going through the wash cycle currently.

My pen is not equal to the task of looking at the subject in great detail. I’m obliged to give only impressions.

But it’s my impression that one high level of the economy after another is being subjected to investigation and the removal of more and more people from their positions of influence.

Even as Jamie Dimon receives a bonus that could only be kindly called disproportionate (perhaps to buy his silence?), (1) leading individuals who’ve been fixing rates in the foreign-exchange sector are following others who’ve been fixing rates in other sectors of the economy in being investigated and removed from the scene.

And now as well we begin hearing something regrettable: some people in the banking industry are either choosing suicide or being murdered to keep them quiet. (2)  This development is probably something that everyone of the Light wished to avoid.

Archangel Michael confirmed that there is a “ global reorganization of financial systems” occurring and described how it would proceed.

“I am not speaking of the collapse of financial systems, which would cause panic and disarray. But what we are talking about is reorganization.

Salusa: Report From The Fleet 1-31-14

Channelled By Mike Quinsey

Because of what is happening around you harmony and peace seem far away, yet gradually the turmoil will become less and in just a relatively short time peace will settle upon the Earth. It is because of the coming of the New Age, and it is lifting the vibrations more quickly. These changes were always going to accompany this period, with the ultimate separation of those who are ready to ascend from those who are not. This is inevitable as the vibrations increase to the point where only those souls who have reached the same level can remain within it. It is the culmination of many thousands of years experiences through many lifetimes in different Ages. The end of a cycle is an important time, when all souls decide how well their life plan has furthered their evolution, and if they need to repeat any particular experience.

Most of you are well advanced and will be ready to move to the next stage of your evolution, with the help and advice of more evolved souls. Many will stay with the Human Evolution, but some will elect to join other species that may take them to another planet. You would of course incarnate into a suitable form for that experience. Those continuing their experiences on Earth in the 4th. dimension will find that life takes on a completely new look, and that it is in a harmonious and happy time. Gone will be the dark Ones to follow their own pre-destined future, and be given another opportunity to return to the Light.

Anchoring The New Earth Grid With Our Higher Frequencies

By marie, Courtesy Of The GFP Site

The anchoring of the new earth grid is now complete and the energetic paths have all been secured and finished.

We have done it my brothers and sisters.

It is time to walk in the Light and live in joy.

As the bridge builders are now securely anchoring the space for our brothers and sisters at the higher vibration, the new earth is now fully anchored and awaiting for the rest of the souls that have chosen to experience ascension.

Free will has been restored.

This option opens up once again all infinite timelines for expansion, an option that had been taken away by the controllers.

Those that chose to experience the old earth grid will continue out their timelines, yet those timelines are now filled with healing and ability to fully express BE-ingness.

The Council Of Higher Selves - New Message

Today our conversation will continue with a discussion of what your February is bringing.

There is a great deal of talk and speculation about this topic now. That is true because a great many people are able to feel the energy of great impending change. Even those without access to your news media, which doesn’t tell you much anyway, or your internet are feeling the massive restlessness that is engulfing many of your societies. All are subject to the ever increasing floods of light that your planet is passing through. Everyone and everything has had, and is having, changes made to their energy make-up, and that is having more and more effect upon their physical and mental selves.

We can put all of that into one simple idea, and have previously done so. But we will say it in several ways because it will better get huge concepts across in your limited words. You are beginning to embody more of your true selves. Your Higher Selves, that which we are, are now better able to express through you. You are raising your frequencies. The changes you have sought are manifesting. And we could go on and on.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Archangel Michael: Creating Your Sphere Of Heavenly Light

From AAM for all you 'Beloved Masters" from a most beloved channeller... 

Classically Channelled via Ronna Herman

February 2014, at:

Beloved Masters, you are beginning to comprehend how different your physical reality will be as you gain access to and integrate more of the more refined frequencies of the higher realms. You will also realize how radically your future life’s experiences will change.

As everyone’s telepathic and clairsentience skills are perfected, you will understand why truth, honor and integrity will become paramount. We are aware of the Light patterns that you emit, and also the resonance of your energetic signature, whether it is harmonious or discordant. We see your radiance or lack thereof, and you cannot hide who you truly are from us. In the near future, this gift will become the norm for many advanced Light Workers as well.

You are not only seeking to return to balance and harmony within, but it is your Higher Self’s greatest desire that you reclaim and perfect the beautiful Soul Song that is uniquely yours. The spectra of Light and of Sound in our realm of existence are far beyond your senses and even beyond your imagination. In your reality, you can only experience a minuscule portion of the Celestial sounds, the radiant Light, and the power and majesty of our environment.

Fear and your ego are your greatest enemies. As we have explained in recent past messages, the negative, stressful events that you are experiencing at this time are activated from within to help you eradicate and/or refine past conditioning. Tests and situations of tolerance are created to help you acknowledge any restrictive, damaging thought patterns that you may not be aware of at a conscious level.

Training Day with AAM

By Andrew Martin, November 21, 2013 (from his blog)

Andrew Martin 23Several days ago, I awoke from a very intense dream where I was handed an 8 sided figure. It was made of some sort of stone or crystal that I had never seen before. The next night I dreamt that there was all of this stuff being pulled from my ears. It was yards and yards of cotton or fabric of some sort. I could literally feel the stuff being pulled out of my ears and I was watching as it came out.

Over the past 18 months I have been doing a lot of work on myself. All of this work could be classified as “spiritual” in nature. I have slowly gotten used to an enhanced perception, so needless to say, unusual dreams and strange physical sensations have not been out of the ordinary for me during this time. Yet still these dreams stuck with me as being extraordinary. I knew that they were meaningful and important occurrences… I just didn’t exactly understand what the messages were.

The morning after the dream about all of the stuff being pulled from my ears, I was enjoying my usual quiet time on the sofa with my coffee and my solitude. I still was trying to unravel the mystery behind the dreams. I finished my coffee and settled in to meditate with the intention of allowing the answers behind the dreams to come to me.

While I was meditating, I saw the 8 sided figure spinning in the middle of my head. I was filled with the unmistakable knowing that the 8 sided figure that had been handed to me was my Merkabah being activated and the cotton/fabric being pulled from my ears was an “upgrade” to my Clairaudience and was preparing me to channel.

The Lighted Ones: The Grand Illusion

Thanks to the good folks at Goldenageofgaia for introducing this new 'voice' in the world of channelled messages.  Too bad the 'Lighted Ones' are adherents of the Dear Ones School of addressing humans...DT the ET


The Lighted Ones Via Andrew Martin 1-28-14

Greetings Dear Ones!
543314_377743198914628_27150735_n.jpgWe come to you today with a message about the next phase that is occurring within you at this time. The energies that have been arriving to your planet and will continue to arrive on the next lunar phase and towards the Spring Equinox are indeed sublime and magnificent! We realize that every time we speak to you about energies we remark upon the truth that the energies are of a nature that you have not experienced before. We remind you that all has arrived and occurred within the divine plan and with perfect timing.

It has been indeed a subtle yet steady increase of frequency and energy designed to increase your capacity to anchor Love and Light within yourselves and upon this planet. You may find this week and in the weeks to come that your dreams and your physical symptoms once again begin to get unusual and strange. Yet we encourage you not to worry and not to fear for you are now equipped to handle that which is being delivered to you and it is only your intent to allow the influx of newness to continue to transform you which is required for this to occur.

Many of your legends and myths speak of a brave soul who goes out on a quest to face a terrible beast to regain or reclaim a grand treasure that was once lost or hidden. We love these stories for they are a perfect metaphor for that which you have done within yourselves over the past few years and especially since December of 2012.

These energies that you have been awash in have brought you to places where you have had to face some dark, seemingly terrifying aspects. You have victoriously faced these fears with great courage and grace.

We wish to remind you however that the dark, terrifying, aspects have not been without you, then have been parts of yourself that have come from within that you have faced.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Angelic Guides: Are We There Yet?

Channeled Through Taryn Crimi On 1-27-14

Today we would like to focus your attention upon the energy which many of you are undoubtedly feeling. Have you felt the energy come to a screeching halt yet? We mentioned a few weeks ago that you would likely be met with some very strong energy that made you feel as though you hit a brick wall. So we would like to take this time to readdress this in hopes of alleviating many of your worries and concerns.

Most of you are feeling an extreme drop in your motivation to do just about anything. If it is not absolutely necessary then you just don’t have the energy or the drive to pursue it. So what happened? As we mentioned the energy which helped kick start this year gave many of you a tremendous upsurge of energy which left you feeling excited, anxious and the feeling of great anticipation for what this wonderful new year will bring with it.

However that energy is stronger than many of you are accustomed to holding and as a result many of you have required the time necessary to help you reflect and acclimate to the strong surge in energy.

Urgent Message For Ground Crew – Next 72 Hours 1/29/14 – 2/1/14


Channelled Via Anna Merkaba 1-29-14

groundcrew12914Based on the information that I have received from Andromeda and Pleiades, the visions that I was pulled into and the channeling that I have received, a major wave of new information and the destruction of the matrix energies in those who are still sleeping is about to occur which will allow for major intergalactic events to take place.

We are asked to once again regroup. What this means is to enter a meditative state for the next 72 hours. This means not to actually sit in meditation, but become completely balanced and completely aware of every single second, to fully and completely be in the NOW as each and every single one of you will be receiving information from your respective galactic links. This energy influx is to come from those stationed above GAIA, the planetary alignments and the energies from our divine higher selves.

Many of key ground crew light workers are going to be tested. Pay attention and know that no matter WHAT is happening, you are NOT to react. Do not allow yourself to react in the negative way. Keep your vibrations high, hard as it might be for you, you must remove yourself psychologically from negative situations and rise above them.

You need to keep your tranquility and balance and light, and unconditional love for the next 72 hours.
Please understand and remember that you as light workers hold tremendous powers and sphere of influence. You are here to anchor the light and it’s incredibly important to do so in the next 72 hours.

The IDIOT'S Guide To The 'Light-Of-Many-Names'

The Manuscript of Survival – Part 392 

By Aisha North -   

The increasing activity in the sky will also induce some increased activities within you all. We are not simply referring to all of that dreaded physical moaning and groaning that your body is apt to perform. Rather, we are referring to those activities that you are all eagerly awaiting, in the form of a deeper connection not only with those aspects of you you have yet to make acquaintance with, but also with the rest of Creation.

These long hidden doors will start to creak slowly open, and one by one, you will start to see glimpses of light where you before have seen nothing but blankness. And yes, we do mean that in every description of the word “light", for the light you will start to distinguish will come in many shapes and forms, and we venture to guess that after this, you will no longer think of light as merely a way of illuminating the surroundings.

We think you will start to realize just what light is, for it is so much more than a particle or indeed a wave, the two conditions your scientists like to define it as. Light is indeed far more variable than that, as it can be likened to a living entity, and a highly intelligent one at that.

Light is so much more than the opposite of darkness, and light is so much more than the presence of something that can be seen. Light is also a carrier of whole worlds of knowledge and information, and yes, we do mean worlds as in the one you are currently inhabiting. The concept of mass is merely an illusion, a trick of the light if you will, and by and by, you will soon start to get the gist of what we are implying now.

Jeshua: The Third Way

I’ve been asked to repost this seminal article by Jesus from 2012. Jesus lays out the two ways we have of generally handling unwanted emotions: by expressing and controlling them and by suppressing and ignoring them. He posits a third way; observing and transcending them.Steve Beckow

I am Jeshua. I am with you. Through the barriers of space and time, I stand next to you; feel me in
your heart. I am so familiar with being human – the heights and the depths.

I have explored the whole area of human feelings, and inside that world of extremes, I eventually found a way out; a passage to a different way of looking at things, through which the whole experience of being human presents itself in a different light – a way that creates tranquility and peace in your heart.

It is about this way out, this passage, that I would like to speak to you today. Many of you find yourselves in a dilemma; a struggle you have with yourself. There is an idea alive in your mind that you should be better, and other than what you are now.

That you should be more highly developed, holier, better able to follow certain rules, a higher ideal you have for yourself – but this is a false ideal. All this working on yourself is based on the idea that you are not good as you are; that there is something else; that you have the power to change yourself; that you have control over the fact that you are a human. This is an old idea, and one you fully experienced in a very old era.

Adama: You Are Already Ascended

This is part of a transcript from a Chat with Adama that my client gave me permission to share. 
I feel I’m not making progress spiritually and I really want to ascend in this life.
Adama puts his hand on your hand, looks into your eyes and says very clearly and gently:

“You ARE Ascended! Even now you are Ascended. There is nothing you have to do to make yourself ascend, because you, your soul, and all that you are, are already an Ascended Being! Your consciousness of this particular incarnation has forgotten how to live as an Ascended Being, that is all.

“If you choose to remember how to live as an Ascended Being, now in this life, it is not because you HAVE to do that to Ascend, but because you want to do that to more fully enjoy life on Earth.

“You are already ascended. Fear not.”

Originally posted:

Adama asked me to remind all of you that you do not need a channel to receive his messages, or any other “Ascended Master”. Your heart is directly connected to your Higher Self, your Ascended Self, and if you speak with your heart and listen with your heart you can receive messages directly from the Ascended Masters. YOU are a Divine Being and you do not need to depend on someone else to get the help and guidance you need. Channels are like translators, they help you to hear and understand the messages. But any one can become a channel, everyone already is one.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Free Yourself

For keeping it short and sweet...DT the ET

The Creator Writings 

By Jennifer Farley 1-28-14


It is not necessary to understand why others do what they do. Free yourself of the attachments to the outcome of their behavior. And, if it does not serve you, wrap them in Unconditional Love and send them to The Universe to be cared for in their highest and best. ~ Creator

Sandra Walter - DirectFrom Mt. Shasta On Blogtalk Radio

If you entertain any illusions that the Divine Feminine might not be running this Ascension show, just give these ladies a listen!   DT the ET 

Hosted By Suzanne Maresca 

Dispatch From Spiritual Hierarchy And The Galactic Federation 1-28-14

Channelled Through Sheldan Nidle

1 Akbal, 6 Yax, 10 Caban
Selamat Jalwa! Much is happening around your globe. The dark cabal's leaders fully
understand that their long reign is coming to an end. Our earthly associates are busy putting the finishing touches on a global currency reset and are using this event to quick-start a new worldwide banking system. Right now things are happening that will bring the first taste of global prosperity to this realm. A new gold-backed currency will eliminate the former restrictions set by the Dumbarton Oaks Agreements. The era of the Federal Reserve dollar is over. A new financial landscape is forming to put the control of each national currency back in the hands of the nation state from which it comes. Each bank will then abide by a strict set of rules which will end the fraud and chicanery of the past. Banking will no longer be a license to steal, and the gross "cons" that banks were noted for will end. Quite swiftly, the new governance that will arise as a result of this prosperity will enforce these new regulations. This new reality will be the forerunner of a disclosure that solidifies your march toward full consciousness.

1-17-14 Bill Ballard Video ~ Energies and The EVENT

A quickie (22 minutes) from Bubba Bill wherein he explains the lighter side of chemtrails and Gulf oil slicks...DT the ET


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Free Yourself From Your Ego Armor


By  Eckhart Tolle

One way to think about ego is as a protective heavy shell, such as the kind some animals have, like a big beetle. This protective shell works like armor to cut you off from other people and the outside world. What I mean by shell is a sense of separation: Here's me and there's the rest of the universe and other people. The ego likes to emphasize the "otherness" of others.

Monday, January 27, 2014

SHIFT Into Quantum Consciousness


Channelled By Meline Lafont On 1-27-14
    Giant leaps in awakening and in Quantum consciousness are amongst us, ladies and gentlemen! 
MAGNIFICENT connections, shifts, changes, growth and expansion, as well as experiences of the most beautiful things one could not even imagine were possible a few years ago? Well it is reality in this now! It is NOW and here that we are here and it is HERE brothers and sisters of the Light.

You might slightly begin to adjust to all and everything that is unfolding within you and in your personal reality and environment because we are in for a big treat and this is just the beginning for you all. A wondrous spectrum of colors and energies are amidst us all on the planet because WE bring them in into these Earthly templates as we are those conduits of pure Light. Beware! INCOMING transmission on the move!

Now a lot of fresh water is required to hold the Light potential that you are as a Source, balance is key and is required, being centered at ALL times by grounding you thoroughly and of course expansion through meditation to be able to hold the keys within.

A Hathor Planetary Message The Inner Sun

Channelled By Tom Kenyon 

According to the Hathors, our life force (or sekhem) is “birthed” in the solar plexus (the Third Chakra), and from here this subtle life force radiates throughout the body while simultaneously descending into the First and Second Chakras where it becomes a primal power for the ascent of consciousness as well as “sexual” energy.

This sound meditation energizes your solar plexus and gently elevates the quality of your own life force, which has a direct bearing on your consciousness.

Shortly after hearing that NASA had confirmed the magnetic pole reversal of our Sun, the Hathors encouraged me to visit the sound archives and listen to a sound meditation they had given during a Hathor Intensive in 2009.

They guided me to edit out the beginning and end of this meditation, leaving the middle section saying that these particular tonal patterns would be of great benefit when working with the solar plexus especially now that the Sun has shifted its magnetic poles.

The idea that the Sun is pivotal to the transformation of our human consciousness has been promulgated by the Hathors from the very beginning of my interactions with them.

They are of the opinion that this particular solar shift has vast implications for our future, and it is an ideal time to work with our own Inner Sun (the solar plexus).

This sound meditation is a potent ally for those of us wishing to amplify our life force and to explore the interface between body/mind and spirit.

A Short Update On The Energies – January 26, 2014


Channeled by Aisha North 

As many of you have already ascertained, there is a short lull in the proceedings, and none too soon you will perhaps add. These last few days have been marked by a huge influx of energies, the likes have never before been seen on this little planet of yours. And yes, this is also something that is becoming visible, not only to your scientists, but also to the naked eye.

Your world has started to receive some signals from deep, deep space that was sent out a very long time ago according to your measurements, and now, they are reaching your shores, for the first time ever. And no, we are not referring to anything that can be deemed to be a mere coincidence, for as we have always told you, everything happens when the time is right for it to happen, so too, in this.

Jeshua: Your Human Life Path Is A Journey Of Great Importance And Significance That Is Mostly Hidden From You

Wherein JC expounds on the proper way to do a Cosmic Fourth Step...Git Sum!   DT the ET

  Channelled By John Smallman On 1-27-14

Here in the spiritual realms we are all deeply indebted to you for your ongoing and frequently exhausting Earth journeys as you work non-stop (yes, you do really work non-stop, waking, sleeping, and dreaming) to bring your brothers and sisters to awakening by constantly sending them Love.  What you are doing, and achieving, is quite amazing.  Each of your individual functions and contributions in this ongoing awakening process is essential to it; without your combined collective intentions and efforts it would not happen.

Do not let the fact that for the most part you do not get any sense of the importance and significance of what you are doing, or of our presence among you assisting you, worry you or cause you anxiety, because what you are doing is enormously powerful and effective, and only you can do it.  And of course when you awaken what you have brought about will be there in plain sight for you to see, acknowledge, and probably marvel at.  You are, and always will be greatly honored for your Earth journeys, where for most of the time it has seemed to you that you are struggling unsupported in a task that is way beyond your capabilities.  It is not! And you are bringing it rapidly to a state of fulfillment.

Hilarion’s Weekly Message ~ January 26-February 2, 2014

By:, 01/26/2014
Beloved Ones,
Many of you will feel heat within your body as your physical bodies begin to activate your DNA/RNA codes. This can be a rather uncomfortable period for you so it is important to stay well hydrated and well rested. Trust that all is well and that you are being cared for by your etheric guides as you go through this process. Listen to your guidance and do whatever is suggested. This process is the beginning of an accelerated transformation that will leave behind all former limitations. The past will fade away and dissolve as you learn to live in the present moment. This will facilitate a greater clarity of mind and an inner knowing that there has been a shift in your perceptions and you will start to regain your divine abilities in whatever way is unique to you. We, your guides and team members assist in many ways to help you on the next step of your journey. You are never alone, Dear Ones, for we walk with you during the intense and irreversible changes that are now beginning.

You have come to this point because of your deep desire to fulfill the destiny that you have chosen as your contribution to the divine plan. This destiny is now beginning to unfold at greater speed and you will marvel at how far you have come in a short space of time. The cells of your being are being regenerated and rejuvenated and you will feel cyclic waves of energy come from within you which can cause periods of dizziness.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Archangel Michael: We Are All Aligned With The Heart, Mind And Will of One

Stick with the length of this folks, lots of heavenly housekeeping hints herein... trance channelled by the amazing Linda Dillon...
DT the ET  

Posted By Steve Beckow On 1-25-14

Archangel Michael discusses Fukushima radiation and the “org chart” that the Company of Heaven follows. Thanks to Ellen for our transcript today.

An Hour with an Angel, January 23, 2014

Graham Dewyea: Hello, and welcome to An Hour with an Angel, with Linda Dillon, the channel for The New You — Emerging into the Brilliance of Humanity’s Heart Consciousness.
the Council of Love and author of

Joining her is Steve Beckow, founder of the Golden Age of Gaia and author of Building Nova Earth — Toward a World that Works for Everyone.

Our guest today is Archangel Michael. So with that I’ll pass it over to you, Steve.

Steve Beckow: Thank you very much, Graham, and welcome, Archangel Michael.

Archangel Michael: Greetings. Yes, I am Michael, archangel of peace, warrior of love, warrior of peace, archangel of love.

Welcome. Welcome, my beloved friends, to this time of renewal, of rediscovery, of bathing in the golden light of Gaia, and, might I suggest, my beautiful blue.

And I also ask of you, as you have been requested so many times, as we begin this day, this night, this journey of becoming together, that you ignite your blue flame of peace, that you anchor in your blue flame of hope, of truth, of unity, of connectedness, of balance. For we are not merely limited to one quality, one aspect, one attribute, and, my beloved friends, neither are you.

One of the things that we have been speaking to you of — and there have been many — is the way in which you exist as you go through this Ascension process, as you begin this transmutation, this transformation, washed clean by the tsunami of love, raised up by the love of the Mother, enlightened by her clarity and purity.

Archangel Gabriel On Our Divine Rights

Archangel Gabriel's Saturday Message

By:, 01/25/2014 

If you understand that the flow is a flow of unconditional love, you will see that surrendering into that flow, and being open to all of the gifts and supports that come with it, is the greatest act of self love you can give yourself. It demonstrates your intention to have your highest life expression and to start following a path of far greater ease. It is acknowledging your own sacred nature and authentic power as you step into your truth as a co-creator and an honored and deserving part of the whole. It is a profound and sacred act because it shows that you are finally accepting the unconditional love and assistance that has been your divine right all along. ~Archangel Gabriel

Roseanne Breaks on the Vatican, 9/11, House of Saud & Geriatric Porn

Channellers come in many different guises; herein Rosanne channels the Divine Jewish Grandmother (Oyegevaltia) who speaks truth to power with a sense of humor...DT the ET

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Saturday, January 25, 2014

‘The Internet Is A Gift from God’

FYI, by prior agreement Cardinal Bergoglio left his body and Francis walked in before his ordination as Pope...DT the ET

Pope Francis (aka St. Francis) 1-23-14

Pope Francis has proclaimed the internet a “gift from God,” lauding its ability to connect disparate groups and foster communication across religious, economic, and political divides. The comments were part of his message for World Communications Day.

“A culture of encounter demands that we be ready not only to give, but also to receive,” read the pontiff’s statement.

He outlined ways in which the world we are living in is “growing smaller” and edging towards the “unity of the human family.” He added that the digital world is not “a network of wires,” but rather “a network of people.”

“Media can help us greatly in this, especially nowadays, when the networks of human communication have made unprecedented advances. The internet, in particular, offers immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity. This is something truly good, a gift from God,” he stated.