Melba came into my life shortly after my mother-in-law Edna was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She fixed the meals, kept the house, bathed her, and generally helped out. This is not the first time Melba had played this role. She had helped many loved ones through terminal illness. What she really did was hold the space and prepared us for Edna's transition.
I have to admit I almost missed the opportunity to learn and accept love from her. Melba was soft and round. She wore polyester pants and seldom wore her false teeth. She was raised in a small town and had been a care giver of one type or another all her life. The kind of person, much to my chagrin, I might not have seen. Melba's teaching came through who she was; this is what I call "Melba Wisdom".
Melba was a Gatekeeper. There was a shine about her, a sparkle of Spirit that could not be concealed. My first lesson was to really see her and to keep seeing the real Edna as her physical appearance deteriorated so quickly. Melba encouraged us to say what we needed to say, to love Edna fully and to risk not pulling back. Melba was quick to hug and quicker to laugh deeply. Many times Melba cried with us. Melba encouraged us to keep Edna's bedroom full of grandchildren playing. She took time to let us speak our sorrow. Melba said, "Just love each other".
Edna made her transition; and Melba followed a year later, her body tired from doing the work Spirit asked of her in this lifetime. Since then I have learned much about the special work Melba, and so many other Gatekeepers like her, do on this planet. I have also learned to assist these special souls to continue their work without unnecessary toll to their physical and emotional bodies.
Gatekeepers hold a special place. You can often find them in helping professions working with birthing and dying. Gatekeepers gather and hold aspects of soul fragments that might otherwise become lost or confused. They assist others into the Light. Gathering and holding these soul fragments can cause illness as well as emotional and physical symptoms of being "full" or holding physical weight. It takes a tremendous amount of energy for Gatekeepers to hold these soul fragments, energy that could otherwise be used for health and other life processes.
Being a Gatekeeper is much like having a neon sign above your head with a constant "open" sign on, directing souls to safe haven. Although the job of Gatekeeper includes gathering and releasing soul fragments, many Gatekeepers, because of a feeling of concern and compassion to help others, hold onto the fragments without releasing them into the Light.
Gatekeepers will always continue doing their job even if it is detrimental to them because it is part of their soul purpose. I believe Gatekeepers need to reawaken to their soul purpose in a conscious way and create a plan to automatically release soul fragments into the Light.
If you gravitate towards healing professions, have worked with people making transitions or been drawn towards places where great numbers of people have made their transitions you could be a Gatekeeper. If so, I encourage you to use the following technique based on my work in Multidimensional Cellular Healing to call on assistance from the Angelic realm to guide soul fragments into the Light:
Move into a meditative state. Ask for Angels, Guides and Psychic Surgeons to come down and be with you throughout the procedure. Place your hand on your body in the location where you are drawn, usually this is the chest or belly, and imagine you can hold the soul fragments under you hand. Ask an Angel to come and hold these fragments and all the ways they have been affecting you. Watch as the Angel lifts the fragments and feel your body responding to the removal of these energies.
After the Angel has them all ask the Angel how many fragments you were holding. (The most fragments I have retrieved were from a woman who had strong religious beliefs around abortions. She released thousands of fragments of babies she had drawn to her and had been compassionately holding.) Ask the Angel how these soul fragments were affecting you physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
Ask the Angel if these fragments manifested as physical weight on your body and get a specific number of pounds it represents. Often the number will be very large, hundreds or thousands of pounds. This weight represents etheric weight and can be responsible for fatigue. You can imagine how much energy it takes to hold hundreds of pounds of etheric weight.
Look up with your spiritual eyes and see the Light of Source. Press down on your body with your hands to represent the weight this has been and all the ways it has affected you. Watch as the Angel releases the fragments into the Light. Feel yourself get lighter and lighter.
After the release is complete look up again to the Light of Source and ask two Angels or Teachers who are willing to work with you as a Gatekeeper to step forward. Two beings will emerge from the light. Be specific that you want Gatekeeper assistance. These beings are specific to this work. Many of the beings that come to help in this way are very tall and narrow, somewhat pillar like in appearance. Often there is a birdlike representation at the top of the pillar. I call these beings "Pillar Angels" or Falcon Angels". These particular beings have a protective aspect to them and do come for other purposes too.
These Angels will now stand with you to meet souls coming towards your light. They will take the souls into the Light without soul fragments coming into your space. This method enables Gatekeepers to continue to do this soul work without expending energetics needed for other purposes.
I almost missed my teacher Melba. Missing Melba might have meant missing the lesson about Gatekeepers which has helped so many others. I hold no sadness in thinking I could have in some way helped Melba with what I know now. I know there are no mistakes and the timing of my process has been perfect. Melba has been my teacher and continues to do her soul work. I end with offering you this prayer so you too can meet your Melba:
"May I stay vigilant and look for Spirit in every form it takes without judging outside appearance. May I recognize my teachers. Let me love without fear of being left alone. Let me give voice to what is in my heart and listen from a place of healing. May I honor Spirit in simplicity."
Just love each other.
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