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Hard Times are Coming – The Archangels Say We Will Prevail

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 got a comment from a friend questioning how realistic the Angels are in their messages, and why they don’t better prepare us to face hard times ahead, instead of constantly telling us things will get better. It’s a fair point, and one I’ve contemplated before. Are the Angels too optimistic? Do they believe in us too much? Because, frankly, I doubt mankind from time to time, and sometimes, I look around and see how broken everything is, and I wonder how we’re ever going to get to a better place, like the one the Angels describe.

I’ve asked them before how bad things will get and have written articles about it. They’re not trying to sugarcoat anything, they’re trying to prepare us and want us to believe in our strength, power, and goodness. I asked them to respond to the idea that they’re not portraying things realistically, and their response follows.

Question: When you describe a better future, are you being realistic, and is your confidence in us and our abilities deserved?


We do not doubt your abilities. We work to help you stop doubting yourselves. We have been saying for some time that we are in the midst of major changes in the world, both on the individual and collective levels. Change is nearly always difficult and these times are no exception. Will times get harder? Yes. Should you brace for hardships? Again, yes, but if you only focus on the challenges and dangers ahead, you will succumb to fear. This is not the way to overcome these times.

We have been stressing the importance of self-care, not only because we love you and want what is best for you, but because it is a key to enduring and overcoming whatever hardships come your way. We say again, you have the strength, the power, the fortitude not only to survive whatever the future holds, but to thrive.

If you are going to surrender to anything, let it be to your power and connection with your soul, your Guides, the Angels, each other, the universe and/or the Creator of all. Surrendering to any of these things will add to your strength and shrivel your fears. The alternative is to surrender to your fears and misgivings, and that will make everything you experience harder.

People want to know specifics, but we are unable to give these to you, as there are many possible obstacles ahead. Will things get harder, before they get better? Almost assuredly, they will, but they will eventually get better. The kinds of changes the world needs are massive in scope. We are not speaking of certain businesses or people. We are speaking of entire systems and governments that need widespread changes made. These changes will not be quick or easy, and those in power will fight to keep things the way they are currently.

However, all of these changes begin on the individual level, and that is well in progress. People are seeing that the current systems are not working and that they are harmful. This was the first step, knowing that things must change. This will be followed by unity and eventually action, but that cannot proceed until you are strong individually.

It is not as simple as bad forces battling good forces. The people involved, which includes all of you on the planet, do not have to fight other people. You do not have to build an army. You have to fortify and strengthen yourselves, so that as you face the hardships connected to these changes, you will know you can survive and overcome them. You must believe that you can affect change yourselves. You do not need to find a scapegoat for your troubles or be rescued by those who say they will help, all the while working to better themselves, rather than others.

Those who will struggle the most are those who surrender to their fears and allow themselves to believe they are victims and helpless. Those who will thrive are those who know their strength and find their inner power. They will feel the connection they share with others and know they are not alone.

Many of you wonder and want to know if violence will ensue, and that, again, is up to you. If you do not want violence to break out, do not be a part of it. Do not join an angry group. Anger and its energy spread and grow quickly and easily.

If you are unsure whether an action is good or bad, go to your heart. Is there love there, or something darker? Ask the same about the people around you and those with whom you associate. Are they acting in love or not? There may currently be a large number of people acting on anger and fear, but they cannot prevail, as those emotions are no longer comfortable here. The longer they cling to them, the more they will suffer.

Do not become a part of that. Do not fight hate and fear with more hate and fear. Instead, go back to yourselves and ensure your wellbeing and peace of mind. Make sure you release your fear and anger and focus on love and light. If you cannot do that, focus on whatever brings you joy and peace, until you can.

Be wary of emotional manipulation. Those in power want you to be afraid. They want you to be angry. They want you to fight each other. Think for yourself and be responsible and proactive in finding the whole truth. Do not just follow your leaders like sheep to slaughter. Do not pick and choose from the truth the parts that appeal to you while rejecting the rest. When you do that, you lie to yourself.

Do not become so fearful and frustrated that you turn your power and faith over to others who say they can save you or who blame your problems on others. They are not concerned for you, they are concerned for themselves. They want you to feel weak and helpless. They want you to believe there is nothing you can do other than turn everything over to them.

Remember that these changes are necessary, and these hard times are temporary. Focus not on your fears, but on yourself. Know that you are powerful, important, and valuable. Discard the lies and the limits that have been placed upon you for so long. You are a divine creation of light and you should act with that in mind. Remember who you are!

Question everything. Do not trust blindly. Trust and love yourself and know that you are enough. You have everything you need to thrive in these difficult times and you have the strength, gifts, and courage to get through hardships and rebuild and replace that which needs to end or change. When you doubt yourself or fear the future, invest in the time, care, and kindness you need and focus on the joy, love, and hope you have. Find your power and find balance.

We send you all our Light and Love. We believe in you.

Final Thoughts

It’s not the Angels who are naïve, it’s us. We don’t believe in ourselves or each other enough, and we need to work on that. I think back to World War II. Germany was in chaos, and people were afraid. Then a madman, who was also a very powerful speaker and influencer, stepped in, gave the people a reason for their troubles and a target to hate, told them not to worry, that he would fix and solve everything, so they could be happy and safe again. Rather than questioning, they trusted someone else to fix their problems and gave him their power.

We can learn from this. Hitler was by no means the last of the crazies. There are many who would take his place today, in any number of places, if we let them. We can’t take a back seat regarding change and our future. We have to make things happen ourselves, working together. We can’t leave it to others who offer us promises of a better life if we’ll just roll over and let them take care of things, and that has happened in the past over and over again. Let’s learn from our mistakes and from the mistakes of others.

We have to work together, and we have to care about each other. We have to listen to our hearts and add love to everything we want to accomplish. We can’t just worry about ourselves, we have to make sure we all have what we need. At some point, we have to get involved. I don’t trust a handful of powerful people to do the right thing for the rest of us. They serve themselves. We have to learn to serve not just ourselves but others, each other. When we can do that, we can start to work together for positive change.

Happy Friday, and I hope you’ll take some time for yourself. Ask yourself how you’re doing and what you need to feel good about yourself and your life. Seek your power. It’s there, you just have to find and nurture it. Believe in yourself, as the Archangels do.

Blessings, all.

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