Perceptions and illusions (a channeled message from Archangel Raphael)

The limitations you accept as truth are merely illusions portraying themselves as barriers to freedom. Are you ready to release them and break free?


As Mercury retrograde is now beginning, it is our hope that you will utilize this divine period of introspection and alchemy in your favour. It has always been our intention to be teachers of truth; as such, so is it also our intention to dismantle illusions whenever possible.

The message below from Archangel Raphael is one of many gifts to assist you on your ascension journey. We hope you will receive it with an open heart and an open mind. After all, one leads to the other and vice versa.

El Morya


“Only the lonely” contains a similar theme to songs with the same name by the late Roy Orbison and The Motels, respectively, and some of you might have immediately recalled the latter prior to the former. The same could be said for a number of songs and lyrics, with or without compatible chords and notes played in a series.

If the estates of the women who composed the melody to the “Happy Birthday” song were able to collect royalties every single time it has been played since the late 19th century, the amount of money amassed would be absolutely staggering. There is no way to measure the joy this song has brought to those who have been blessed to hear it, as well as those who raised their voices to share it.

Some might say that we are repeating similar concepts but are using different words. Irrespective of how our intentions are perceived, the riches we seek to bestow upon you, both individually and collectively, are immeasurable and priceless.

We are not afraid to raise our voices and connect with those who are willing to hear us.

Some might not be willing to dive deeply into the substructure of a message to understand the full complexities of our words, which are diligently captured in the precise order they are channeled. Do not think for a moment, however, that your inner realm isn’t paying acute attention, as it has always been wired for interpretation.

No matter how many times you tell a person you’re sorry in one way or another, the incompatibility of a person’s perception speaks to the ability to challenge whether a new message is worth risking the dismantling of an old route.

As “root” and “route” are remarkably similar, subconsciously speaking, those who lack empathy for another person’s trauma because they have never experienced it firsthand might claim to hear the words but not understand the message.

What happens when two people are intent on declaring their inner truths are the most accurate when the person who is delivering a message with integrity and compassion is completely misinterpreted by another who is taking a route of judgment?

Would you question your ability to hold yourself out as a medium when the same person who misinterprets you refuses to accept that the perception of a departed loved one shifted during a mandatory life review? (Knowing that those in our realm who believe and support you far outnumber those in the 3D realm who do not, the answer to that question should logically be no.)

How do you move on when you know, deep within your heart, that there is no way you would ever relay a message without integrity and compassion if those are two aspects so fundamental to Who You Truly Are that you wouldn’t sacrifice them to appease another’s moods or misjudgments?

We recognize that letting go of illusions is not easy. While we are not visible to those who have yet to clarify their internal vision, we are “real” in ways that cannot be measured.

How do you correct the lies another person has said about you behind your back? The answer might not be what you expect. Firstly, you don’t—or, more succinctly, you can’t. Secondly, you take the intention and anchor it. Dig to the roots of your truth and do not tether yourself to the acceptance or rejection by another, regardless of the number of allies the other person has who are similarly professing to be led by their hearts instead of their egos. Regardless of evidence to the contrary, some might claim to do so as a rule and will remain steadfastly against reexamining an explanation to find a message’s true meaning. All this being said, what if their hearts are trapped in an echo of illusion that is simply being triggered so it can be released?

What does this have to do with the first song I mentioned?

As many of you know, there is a difference between being alone and being lonely, yet they can often be confused. A combination of the two can seem temporarily debilitating—especially to those who are undergoing a period of overwhelming loneliness—but it is never permanent. Please be patient with yourself if you are feeling stuck at this particular juncture.

There is a difference between a truth and a fact. There is also a difference between a truth and a lie. It is up to you to untangle them so they can be differentiated. This is one of the most liberating steps you can take toward reclaiming your sovereignty. Mastering this divine balance within involves understanding and accepting that the eventual outcome, while distressing to the ego, might be what serves your soul’s journey the most.

Some people hold lies as truths, guarding them at all costs. Those lies could have been taught by others whose words and actions were hypocritical, and that chain of pain could also have been passed down from generation to generation. Perhaps the time has come to dismantle it, once and for all.

What if a lie believed to be true is the only thing preventing you from experiencing the soul’s freedom as truth?

Discordant thoughts will never finetune the heart.

Quiet your mind and listen to the songs echoing from within.

Only you can determine whether you wish to review and switch your inner soundtracks.

A melody of love will never be heard by someone who refuses to allow the heart and mind to unite in harmony.

The soul’s ocean awaits your return home. You will never be rejected or abandoned, regardless of the number of times you might have turned a blind eye or a deaf ear to its magnificence—or your own.

It is safe to accept this as truth.

As Maitreya mentioned to this scribe, “The limitations you accept as truth are merely illusions portraying themselves as barriers to freedom. Are you ready to release them and break free?”

It has been said many times that freedom it its own reward. As cliché as this may sound, your heart knows this to be true, deep down. Anchor your soul’s light to this tether instead. It will give you strength to spread your wings and soar.

Archangel Raphael

~ Channeled January 14, 2022


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Author: Sheridan Cooke

I am a medium, scribe, intuitive healer, and Reiki Master, and have been channeling messages intended to invoke deep healing and rebalance inner archetypes since September 2001. I work mainly with the High Council, Archangels, and the Elohim. From time to time, I also receive messages from other elevated light beings, such as the Pleiadians and Andromeda, and will often receive messages directly from a person's inner child or an archetype seeking to reintegrate the soul's Light more fully.

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