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Trust, Discernment, and Truth The Archangels Discuss All Three

Written by author and channel, Jodie Helm. (Ignore the “by Pete” line above. All I do is post Jodie’s articles to save her the trouble. – Pete)

I’m sometimes too trusting of others, and I’ve been burned more than once. I tend to give people the benefit of the doubt, rather than assume the worst, and it hasn’t always turned out well for me. However, I’d rather be that way than to look at everyone with suspicion and refuse to believe or trust anyone. I’ve learned that it doesn’t have to be one extreme or the other; there’s middle ground to be found. What I try to do now is give people the benefit of the doubt, but with caution and the search for information that supports the truth, whether it’s comfortable or not.

I still believe there are more good people than bad, more honest people than dishonest people, and more love than hate in the world. I also know that sometimes, it’s hard to know which category describes the people we meet. I asked the Archangels about how we can increase the trust in the world without being gullible. They answered in a broader way than I anticipated. I guess I expected a more upbeat answer, but they included some heavier things to consider, too. Their response follows.

Question: I would like to write about the lack of and need for trust in the world. Please give us some guidance on how we can improve this.


There is so much dishonesty in today’s world that is constantly being covered by the media, many people believe it is reflective of most people. That is not true. In fact, most people are basically honest, but their actions are rarely news worthy. It is not that we fault the exposure of misdeeds and dishonestly. Those things should be revealed, but we would caution you to consider the broader picture.

It is not always easy to discern between honest and dishonest people. There are those who make their living by deceiving others. We know this, and there is nothing wrong with being cautious. It often pays to be cautious. However, there is a great difference between approaching people and situations cautiously and assuming everyone is out to get you and no one can be trusted.

Blind trust is a dangerous thing, yet blind distrust is equally dangerous, because it threatens your peace of mind and impedes unity, and without unity, there can be no significant change in the world. Sadly, there has long been more unity among the dishonest people, than there has been among the masses. You must work to change that.

A smaller group of unified people can defeat a much greater number of people who mistrust and/or dismiss each other and try to act alone. Fewer people working together are more effective than a larger number of people who act alone, even if they are of like mind and share the same cause.

If you seclude yourself from others, depending on and trusting only yourself, the chance of your voice being heard is small, indeed. It is by joining others who are like-minded, who work together toward a common goal who demand attention and receive it. If you want to affect change, it must be clear to everyone involved that you are not alone.

Lying and spreading misinformation regarding controversial topics is worse than it has ever been, because access to information has never been faster or easier. Many people either forget or dismiss the fact that you cannot believe everything you read or hear. Those who are purposefully spreading false information are at fault, but so is the person who blindly believes or who believes whatever they are told to believe without questioning the source of information. Everyone should take responsibility for discernment and for finding the truth, whether they like and want to believe it, or not.

Yes, you should be honest with others, but more importantly, you should be honest with yourself. Do not limit yourself to information that matches your beliefs. Expose yourself to various points of view, then learn factually and logically, rather than emotionally believing what you want to believe.

Too many people are only interested in comfortable information that encourages and supports their beliefs. They discard any information that is contrary to their opinions in favor of information they like better, with which they can easily agree, many times without verifying what is true and what is not true. These people fear the truth and dismiss it when it makes them uncomfortable.

When you follow these practices, you lie to yourself. It is like the person who does not feel well and keeps seeking doctor after doctor, until they find someone who tells them what they want to hear, even if that person is not reputable, because they prefer to be comfortable in their ignorance, rather than be challenged by the truth. People lie to themselves or refuse to discern what is true and what is not true, because they fear the truth and close their minds to it. They believe lies, because they are used to lying to themselves.

Our message to you is one of responsibility and truth. Be cautious with people and the information they give you. Do not assume they are honest or dishonest. Find the truth, whether it is comfortable or not. Find and consider all relevant and reliable sources of information that support a viewpoint based on factual information, rather than opinions, ideas, propaganda, or lies.

If the message is based on promoting fear, speculation, and/or emotional provocation, rather than factual proof, it is not likely to be honest or worthy of belief. Have the courage to find the truth, whether you like it, or not.

We send you all Love and Light.

Final Thoughts

Truth is often inconvenient, especially for those who aim to repress it, but whether you’re honest with yourself or not, the truth is still there. It doesn’t need our seal of approval or willingness to accept it, and when we reject it out of pride, stubbornness, or prejudice, it continues to be true, anyway.

I’ll be the first to point out that things that have been proven in the past have later been disproven. This happens in science often, but the conclusion they reach is based on verifiable truth at that time, which makes it worthy of belief.

I don’t need proof in order to believe everything, although I know some people do, and that’s okay. I have the following that I have, not based on facts, but rather faith and intuition, I suppose. I don’t have any pictures of me and the Archangels hanging out together! Yet, thousands of people believe the messages I share, because they trust themselves and their feelings, as much as they trust me and mine. Plus, the Angels so often connect people with my work who benefit from it. That’s a heavy responsibility I carry and take very seriously.

Sometimes, the Angels tell me something that is uncomfortable or inconvenient. Sometimes, I’m disappointed they don’t agree with me, or I wish they would see things my way, so I could feel validated, but I absolutely trust them, regardless of the convenience of lack thereof, attached to the information they give me.

It’s harder when considering information that comes from people. It’s so easy to avoid or stop looking into the provable, factual truth after you read or hear something you want to believe, because it’s validating and makes us feel good about ourselves. It feels good to be right, right? However, is feeling good, based on a lie worth denying or hiding from the truth? For me, the answer is no, even if it’s aggravating.

These days, it’s hard to know which sources to trust and which to discard, but to only believe the things we want to believe is irresponsible and makes us look ignorant, stupid, and gullible. We’d all do better to be well versed and prepared with the truth, the verifiable facts, so we can make an informed, well-rounded conclusion. Let’s be honest, at least with ourselves. Let’s be smart and well-informed. We can’t do that, if we hide from inconvenient, uncomfortable truth.

I hope you have a wonderful, peaceful, truthful weekend. I hope you’ll take a little bit of time to simply sit quietly with yourself, tune in, and be aware of how you feel. If you don’t feel happy, do something to remedy that!

Blessings to all of you.

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