August 2008 Message
The Akashic Records are an ethereal library, offering infinite
information regarding every creation in the Universe. There is a
unique Akashic Record for every period of time, including each month.
As we approach a new month, the possibilities and probabilities of
the month come into form, and can be understood as a general energy
that each of us works with individually. The Akashic Transformations
monthly channeling is offered to you by Jen Moffat Eramith in order to
facilitate your life experiences as you move through the month.
A Channeling from the Akashic Records of August, 2008
What energy and experiences can we expect in August of 2008?
The energy of August 2008 is like a Supernova. It is a continuation
of the rapid, heat-producing expansion that began in July. In fact,
this expansion is something that is certainly not accomplished in a
month or two. This expansion occurs over the course two to three
years. The process began over one year ago, and you have been
preparing for this supernova explosion of energy for between six and
nine months. From November 2007 to March 2008, you experienced a
period of intensification, like the packing of dynamite in order to
prepare it for an explosion. Your lives and the energy around you
became denser, in a way. Although all of you were moving toward the
Light, things began to feel intense and crowded. You shifted into
clarification and intensity in each of your individual lives and as a
global collective. Spring, particularly in May and June, is the time
when some space opened up for you to expand. Once that space opened
up the true expansion, the true energetic rush of personal and
collective change, began. You have been feeling this energy through
the month of July, much like a crackling vibration – a sense of
possibility and a restless feeling that something big is about to
occur. Some of the metaphors we have given you for the energy in July
were like a rapid firing of an automatic rifle or the rapid popping of
firecrackers. That was just the beginning of the true Supernova
nature of the expansion that you are going through.
The month of August brings a more even tone to this energy, but far
hotter expansion. We say heat not as a literal temperature change,
but as a metaphor for what this expansion is like. As a fire produces
heat through the breaking of bonds between atoms, a similar kind of
burn has begun in the energy of planet Earth that guides and supports
your lives. It began in July and will continue through the rest of
the fall. August is the time when you reach the boiling point and
begin a long, slow simmer. Depending on each of your individual
choices, you will find that this sense of a slower burn carries you
forward in your lives, especially if you are clear and honest with
yourselves about your situation, your choices, and standing in your
truth. If you are holding onto denial, deception, or old patterns,
you will find that the expanding heat this month leads you to feel as
if your engine is breaking down -- anything that is not working in
your life will become starkly evident in the months of September,
October and November. We will discuss this in future months.
For now, the month of August gives you an opportunity for a slower,
more consistent burn, but an intense and rapid expansion at the same
time. It is an excellent opportunity to burn away any old habits that
hold you back. This is a great time to stop smoking, or to begin
volunteering in a cause you believe in. August is a time when you are
likely to see a great deal of collective change -- you are likely to
see more natural disasters that bring global attention to certain
parts of the world. More particularly they bring more global
attention to your interconnectedness as a human race and your
interdependence with one another. You are likely to see this
interdependence become more of a united front in regard to the way you
burn your fossil fuels in what you are calling the energy or oil
crisis. This includes the food crisis as well that is happening
worldwide. You are likely to see this intensify.
You will find in August that you are more able to create a collective
pursuit or a united front. August is a time when it will benefit you
greatly to come together to take the bonds you have begun to build
amongst yourselves through the spring and summer. Expand these loving
connections into a sense of a larger collective community. For you,
that may mean expanding yourself into a neighborhood, a city or even,
for some of you, a sense of truly being part of a global society. It
is vital that you begin to see yourselves in context. It is vital
that you work to embrace the fact that your human existence is proof
that you want to be here, that some part of your soul is deeply
committed to the human form and the human collective; otherwise you
would not be a human being at this time on Planet Earth. It is useful
in August to embrace this idea and truly consider why you are here --
what parts of you are most deeply inspired by and connected to your
fellow human beings. This year, 2008, has been called the year of
answering your calling. It is the year to find your purpose in being
here and to answer that call. August is the time to look around at
the human collective and your place in it, and consider making a much
deeper commitment on a personal level to the human family in whatever
way makes sense for you.
Can you tell us more about exactly how our personal lives will be
affected by the energy of August, 2008?
Yes, in your personal lives you are likely to see things get bigger.
When you make a mistake it will feel bigger, when you do something
kind for another person it will have a much greater effect. In
general, everything is amplified in August. It is the nature of this
Supernova energy to shed light on things and create heat. Heat is
simply a generation of energy. It will be useful for you to try to
stay calm, cool, and collected as things seem to get big. That being
said, the energy of August is not necessarily chaotic, so while
events, emotions, and experiences seem to get bigger, there is really
no need to panic or to drastically change your personal choices or the
direction in which you are going. In fact, for the most part, if you
have found a course or a direction that works well or feels right to
you, it will be important and useful to stay that course in August,
even when that course seems to have a greater effect than you
expected. Stay the course of what feels most true, most clear, and
most empowering in your lives. You will adjust to this larger energy
over time if you will remain true to your highest sense of yourselves.
Similarly, you can use this amplification to see more deeply into the
dynamics in your lives. If there is a relationship you are unsure
about, watch in August for very clear evidence on which direction to
take. Because everything will be amplified, it will be far easier to
see what is really happening beneath the surface. In that way there
is a continuation of what we have told you in the two prior months,
which is that it is far more difficult for deception to occur on
Planet Earth at this time. It will be more difficult for you to carry
on denial or deception in any way. It will be far more difficult for
any organization or institution to deceive individual human beings.
You are likely to see individuals becoming disillusioned or
disenchanted with endeavors they had previously become accustomed to
or committed themselves to. You will see people, particularly world
leaders, change their minds or take a new course in August. Anything
that does not serve the highest benefit of the human race becomes more
obviously apparent and more undeniable. It has taken a great deal of
human suffering to bring these misconceptions or illusions to the
surface, so it may look like the world in somewhat battered at this
point in time. It will continue to be important that you keep your
hearts wide open and strive to be kind, tender and gentle with
yourselves and others during the month of August 2008.
Are there any power days or days of importance during August 2008?
August 10 and 11 provide a cooling period. It will be a time when
truth will come into a more clear focus, but will be easier to work
with or deal with any process that has occurred before August 10 and
11 that has brought up emotions. Another use of the metaphor of heat
is to say emotional resonance, rage or passionate responses to events.
Take these days to cool down and look at things outside your feelings
with a more objective point of view. These are good days to get your
feet on the ground and cool your head.
August 12 is a day of softening. It is a day you may feel there is a
fog; it is not easy to push through to clarity. Have patience with
yourselves on this day. You may not easily find clarity on August 12
and it will feel distinctly different from the energy on the 10th and
the 11th. Have patience. August 12 is a good day to be particularly
tender with yourselves. It is a good day to do things that comfort
you and bring you to a greater sense of physical health and well-being.
August 13 is a day in which new possibilities open up for you
individually. Pay close attention to the things that interest you on
August 13. You will find new resources to help you move toward them
on this day.
August 17 is a day of power. It is a day when it will be important
for you to stand in your power, whatever that means, in your personal
lives. To stand up for your truth, to remain true to yourselves, to
say no to any person, event or force in your lives that would do you
August 24 is a similar day of power; it has a softness to it, but it
will be equally important on August 24 to stand in your power,
consider what is most important to you and move toward that. Do not
allow yourselves to be distracted by those things that are not
important to you or that are not priorities in your life. Be well
aware of what you wish to focus on in the bigger picture of your lives
on August 24. Do your best to stay focused on those things.
What kind of hurricane season can we expect this year? What is the
meaning and message of hurricanes in the United States?
You will have an active hurricane season this year. At this time, as
this message is channeled, the potentials for what that activity will
look like have not been fully established. It is clear you will have
significant hurricane activity; more than the average hurricane
season. There are two primary directions this might take. Either you
will see an unending series of small but significant hurricanes or you
will see a period of intense quiet preceding a smaller, shorter series
of far more intense hurricanes -- perhaps at the same level as
hurricane Katrina. These potentials are not yet developed because
humanity as a collective and planet Earth are continually
renegotiating what will be of greatest service for you.
The meaning and message of hurricanes in the United States, as well as
what you call typhoons or cyclones in other parts of the world,
originates in a profound partnership with the collective will of
humanity and Earth. Hurricanes are very deeply tied with the
Enlightenment process of human beings and the planet. Hurricanes and
cyclones stir the pot so to speak. Do you know this phrase, “Don’t
stir the pot”? We want to explain what this means. Often in a social
setting where there is denial or illusion that has not been expressed
or dealt with by the people involved, one person will come along and
“stir the pot,” meaning they will come along and say what has gone
unsaid or create small but significant changes that begin to expose
and unravel those repressed or ignored dynamics that were below the
surface. It can look like this person has created trouble, but
trouble cannot be created unless there was something out of alignment
already in existence -- unless there was something in the pot to be
stirred. When you are completely in alignment with your highest
truth, nothing can stir you – nothing can upset or overpower you.
Hurricanes often provide a similar role. They are like the joker or
coyote archetype in that they create destruction specifically for the
purpose of bringing to light that which no longer serves you.
Physically, they stir the air and the water into a frenzy. Similarly
they stir up energy that has been too long held and too long ignored.
A hurricane often brings to light that which has been buried below
the surface. If you personally have been involved in a hurricane or
cyclone, you can look to your personal history to see how those things
that were holding you back, that were unexamined or unacknowledged
before the hurricane, often became apparent and renegotiated after the
storm. A hurricane tends to bring to light that which was buried.
Often it will occur in your personal lives, as well as for you
collectively, at a time when you are ready to bring to light a new
level of withheld or repressed information or a dynamic that limits
you as a collective. In that way, you can think of hurricanes and
cyclones as an intense, uncompromising spring cleaning.
At their best, these storms give you an opportunity for renewal; at
their worst, they destroy everything and leave you little resource for
rebuilding. But they always clear away what no longer serves you.
They represent the force of destruction particularly for the purpose
of renewal. You can see this in the United States with the example of
Hurricane Katrina, which has come to represent a profound
disillusionment with your government and social systems. It brought
to light the existence of racism in a post Civil Rights Movement era,
and the tragedy of class-ism in your world; it helped you to see what
has yet to be healed by all of you collectively.
Hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons do not occur as punishment for your
behaviors. They are neutral occurrences that offer an experience for
those who would be best served by them. All of you benefit when
previously hidden information becomes available, even when that
information is initially difficult for you to see. When it benefits
all of humanity to see something, a storm will make itself big enough
for you to pay attention. Storms arrive in particular areas based on
the agreements of those who experience them, and each of you arranges
to be just where you need to be when a storm arrives. Do not imagine
that your soul has abandoned you when you dislike an experience, for
each of you is led by Divine Love to be precisely where you will be
best served in every moment of your lives. You are never alone, and
you are never out of Love. Knowing this is the beginning of taking
such full accountability for your lives that you move into
Enlightenment. Any denial of your experience is denial of your truest
You can expect that hurricanes will continue to bring to light that
which needs to be seen in order for all of you to progress through
Enlightenment. In that regard, the potential for hurricanes is that
you can accomplish the disillusionment and renewal necessary for this
year on Planet Earth through a long slow series of small hurricanes
with minimal destruction. If you continue to stand in denial as a
collective global culture in regard to the ways that individuals cede
their personal power to governments and institutions, then the
potential for a massive, more destructive hurricane builds in order to
create a further experience in which your collective denial is more
obviously destroyed. Through this, your collective empowerment is
brought to light and enabled.
What is the most useful way for Lightworkers to engage the US
presidential campaigning in August of 2008?
You will see the heat and expansion we have described in US
presidential politics during the month of August 2008. It will be
what you might call a hotly-contested race. You will see violent
words and perhaps even physical violence in regard to the upcoming
election. For Lightworkers, it will be vitally important that you
stay calm and resist the urge to foster a mentality that pits people
against one another. It will be vital for each of you, on an
individual basis, to carefully ride the balance between staying
engaged enough to bring a cool head to the process without becoming so
engaged that you lose track of the fact that all people are good.
Particularly, resist the urge to lose track of your commitment to
living outside of duality. During the month of August 2008, it will
be incredibly tempting for you to use language and develop a
perspective in which some people are good and some people are bad, or
that some ideas are good and some ideas are bad. The fact is, every
person involved and every idea that arises is simply what it is – a
person or an idea.
Much of the heat generated in August will be generated through
people’s personal resistance to what is. People try hard to believe
that some people are bad or that some people are better than others,
and this creates a great deal of energetic friction and vibrational
static. It makes it difficult for you collectively to come to
clarity. For Lightworkers, try to remain cool-headed and
open-hearted. Even if you feel more attuned to some ideas and choose
one side over another, resist the urge to think of anyone who
disagrees with you as being inferior or bad. It would be particularly
useful for Lightworkers every day, to develop the practice of actively
rejecting the labels of good or bad. Do your best to engage in the
process, talk to people about what you believe, what is important to
you and then to listen and respect the words, ideas, and beliefs of
others. This is all part of a greater process. The US presidential
election of 2008 is operating very much like a hurricane. It is
stirring the pot and bringing to light things in your culture,
economy, religions and racial dynamics that no longer serve you. It
is bringing to light that which remains to be healed. It is important
that you not be swept up in what remains, but keep your eye on how to
heal it. Keep your eye on the bigger picture. The campaign
activities in August will be unnerving for some and you will have the
ability to create an enormous healing force through your commitment to
staying cool, calm, collected, open-hearted, tender and gentle.
How can we best connect with Source during August of 2008?
Always, your connection with Source is a personal dynamic. It is what
you call religion and it is deeply personal. For some of you, prayer
brings you to a deep sense of connection with your higher power; for
others, prayer seems empty and hollow. For some, meditation brings
you to an incredible level of peace; for others, meditation only makes
you feel uncomfortable and restless. As always, your connection with
Source is one that is there at all times and in all places. How you
experience that connection with Source will always be a matter of how
well you respond to your own personal needs, to your own personal
language or experience of joy, happiness and fulfillment.
That being said, in August of 2008 you will often experience your
connection with Source when you are in motion. For some of you,
meditation will always work beautifully well, but for many of you in
August, because the energy is as drastic as a star exploding, many of
you will find that you need to stay in motion in order to feel
connected – you will want to keep moving with the energy as it arises.
You might develop an active spiritual practice during August.
Consider taking walks instead of meditating or sitting in a spiritual
group, or consider going for a walk with your spiritual group.
Instead of praying by your bedside at night, pray on a hillside with
the wind whipping around you. In general it will serve you to be in
motion as you connect with Source and as you connect with your
deepest, truest, highest self during the month of August 2008.
What else would the Keepers like us to know about August 2008?
You are so good and your hearts are so good. This truth can be a
vital reminder, like a touchstone during the month of August 2008.
While things become more intense and as you feel the heat of change
expanding around you, that also means there is an amplification of all
of the underlying messages you carry with you. For those of you who
struggle with self-criticism, the voice of your inner critic may seem
like a roar. For those of you who love to laugh and find laughter an
easy thing to access, you will find that deep belly laughs emerge far
more easily in August of 2008. The things that you enjoy will be
bigger; the things you struggle with will be bigger. Do not imagine
that things become more difficult, they just become bigger. The
balance you have established in your lives will continue. The balance
between joy and pain in your personal lives will be the same balance
with bigger joy and bigger pain.
There is no need to panic. Again, there is no need to change the
course of your lives if your lives are working well. On the other
hand, if something in your life is not working well, it will amplify
itself to the point of being undeniable -- you will need to revise it
in order to move forward. Remember that you are good, remember that
for every single human being your purpose here is to experience
exactly what you have experienced and to move toward the Light through
the path that you have established. If you will remember that and
embrace that which you are, you will find that you can move forward
into that which you want to become more easily. Remember that you are
good, remember that you are blessed and remember that you are
surrounded by loved ones; both in the human world and in the
dimensions of Spirit. Every human being has a heart that yearns to
connect with every other human being. You are surrounded by people
yearning to connect. Any courage you can find to open the connection
with others will bring all of you to a greater level of safety and
connection. We encourage this – reach out to one another. Bless the
hearts of everyone you meet -- bless your hearts.
Above is the Looking Ahead version of the Message, channeled over one
month in advance for Akashic Transformations subscribers. Below is an
updated channeling conducted just days before the month begins.
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The US economy seems to be going through some pretty wild gyrations
right now. In the context of the next 30 days, what is the best
action that we as individuals can take to not get frightened about
what we are hearing and reading in terms of the US economy?
There is so much information about this. Even though you asked one
specific question, there is more information available here that will
in part help you avoid stepping into fear. In part, the answer to the
question about avoiding fear is that fear can be diminished when you
have more information.
The US economy is oscillating -- moving up and down continuously – and
over the course of those oscillations you have developed a general
trend of going down. Through the month of August, the US economy will
continue this swing downward and it will catch even more momentum as
it is moving downward. One way to think of it is that reality is
catching up with itself or people are being called back into reality
about valuation and evaluation. This process will continue, but it
will not always look like a downward swing. As with the process with
disillusionment, as soon as you start to see the thing that was
previously unseen, suddenly all kinds of other things become visible
and available. Imagine the way this works when you are watching a
movie that is mysterious, in which the plot or the roles of certain
characters are unknown. The moment that you grasp some connection
between two characters, or you realize the truth of a certain plot
point and you begin to see the overall picture, everything else seems
to come into view as well. There is a sense of information cascading
as the overall picture comes into your perception. As you put two and
two together, you find that the overall picture comes with vast new
pieces of information. Everything you have seen must be reevaluated
based on your new viewpoint.
The US economy is essentially giving you all the opportunity to
reevaluate everything right now. This is your opportunity to
reevaluate what you value, how you spend your time, what you spend
your money on, and why you are here on planet Earth.
The US economy had split into so many different realities -- with the
different perspectives, beliefs, and evaluations of various
individuals and institutions, -- that “reality” as defined by the US
economy had become a tangled web of completely different realities
overlapping one another. What you had was chaos and, within that, a
great deal of gyration. Now, the US economy is regaining the ground
beneath its own feet. In some ways it is coming back down to Earth.
You are going to see, through the course of August, that the US
economy will continue to do what people are calling a downturn. Some
stocks or properties will become more highly valued; many more will
become less valued according to the definitions of the economy because
you are coming back down to Earth.
The changes you are seeing are not part of a chaotic process. The
sense of chaos you are experiencing is actually the new realization of
the complexity and disassociation that had developed in the economic
system. It looks like chaos because things are happening unexpectedly
-- outside the boundaries of what people had convinced themselves
would happen, or outside the rules by which people have convinced
themselves the economy works.
There is no sense here that the economy is flying off the handle or
that it is somehow going to escape all of your ability to work with
it. Instead it is just swinging downward, and the probability is that
it will continue to swing downward for several months to come. The
key to resolving your fears about this is to embrace knowing and
acceptance that things are changing. The economy and your lives will
not “go back” to what they were; you are all moving forward to
something new and more accurately attuned to the reality you have
chosen for yourselves. For many of you, the fear is less about
devaluation of money and instead is more about the sense of losing
control or losing your ability to predict what will happen tomorrow.
Instead of living every day trying to hold onto the illusion that an
economy is going to become as it was before, we invite you to let go
of the way that you interpreted or worked with the US economy before
this summer. Assume that there is a new ground that you will be
standing on and that you will be just fine. Most of you will end up
where you started in your position in regard to the US economy. You
will have some debts and some assets, according to your individual
path. There is no magic bullet in a general sense or an individual
sense. You are being invited to pay attention, to think anew, and to
see each day and each moment with fresh eyes. Your economy is moving
into a new way of being, and you are invited to do the same. Resist
the urge to hold your breath and wait for things to go back to the way
they were. Instead, look carefully at your resources in the context
of what you truly want in your life. Make your decisions based on the
vision of your heart, rather than nostalgia for what you wanted at one
time in the past.
Make an assumption that you are on a slippery slide at the playground.
Just like on the playground, this slide does have an end, and that
end arrives as a gently curve where things slow down and you touch the
ground again. Your experience with the US economy is as if you are
just going down a slippery slide and you will find yourself at the
end. The end is not a crash; it is just a new plateau and a new
ground beneath your feet. In many ways, the steps you can take to
avoid going into fear are the very same steps to get out of denial.
Notice what your attachment is to the economy. Take a look at what
you have invested in the US economy both financially and emotionally.
Most of you have some kind of emotional investment in the US economy
or in the idea of the US economy. Take a look at your attachments and
beliefs; take a look at what you are afraid of on a personal level.
As we said, some people are afraid of losing control, other people are
afraid of feeling unworthy, afraid of losing something, afraid of
being worse than someone else or being better than someone else. All
of these things are just ideas, but they create your reality so it is
very, very important for each of you to evaluate what your
attachments, investments and ideas are in regard to the US economy.
Once you can personalize this, you will find that it makes a lot more
As the US economy is going through this big shift, it is actually not
necessarily there to create a big shift for each of you as
individuals. The only shift is that it furthers the necessity for
each of you to be accountable for your choices -- to be aware of why
you do the things you do. Make decisions based on what feels right
for you rather than waiting for someone else to take care of things or
rather than waiting for someone else to give you permission to take
care of things. That is no different than it was a year ago
regardless of what is happening with the US economy. Take it as a
personal journey. Let it be a source of reflection for you and know
that you will, in a general sense, continue to see the numbers go
down; you will continue to see people raise big questions about the
economy and the way that it has been put together before. There is
indeed a revolution occurring but there is nothing to fear, most of
you will land right where you started in regard to the economy, and
all of you will land right where you need to be for your highest good
to be served.
Is there anything else, on a broader scale, that they want us to know
about in regard to the US situation?
Yes -- that the primary experience of August 2008 is a stabilization
of expansion. This is in regard to energy, information, and each of
you -- your souls are expanding, your lives are expanding, your
ability to see is expanding, your connection with the divine is
expanding, everything is getting bigger right now. Again, the energy
of August 2008 is that expansion continues but it becomes stabilized –
changes and intensity will seem to make more sense to you as you move
through this month.
Imagine a graph that depicts how the energy of August is working in
relationship to the US economy. There is an inverse relationship
occurring in August. If you could quantify personal Enlightenment or
expansion, the numbers are going up. The line spiked sharply upward
in July, and is now easing into a more steady upward sweep. Your
expansion takes place in a steadier, more regulated pace. Inversely,
the US economy could be seen as a line that moves downward – values
are being reduced. The line representing the US economy in August
continues moving downward, but at a more stable, regulated rate. Even
though things continue to shift, both in terms of the economy and your
personal lives, that shifting becomes more manageable. It becomes
more easily interpreted. August is an excellent time for you to make
sense of things that have not made sense to you before, whether it is
in regard to your relationships, your financial status or something
you are trying to learn in school or work. August is an excellent
time to find meaning in motion and to finally make sense of things.
The vital information regarding the US economy is that often, when a
human being perceives money or resources are scarce, that human being
will withdraw or get smaller. They will become smaller, quieter, and
they will strive for less. People tend to go into a state of dormancy
when they perceive their resources are scarce. The actual thing that
is happening in August that is important to understand is that the
inverse relationship means that it is time to do something radically
different with this particular recession. It is time to choose to get
bigger, stronger, braver, and louder. As the numbers go down in the
economy, your expansion quota is going up; your lives are still
getting bigger. Part of the beauty of this inverse relationship is
that you are invited to see who you are outside of your money or your
financial evaluation. To see how your life can be really big
regardless of the resources that you perceive around you, or to pay
closer attention to your non-physical resources.
August is an excellent time to draw your attention to your
non-physical resources such as your life force energy, free time, your
connection with Spirit, or your relationships with friends. Things
that are not tangible but are incredibly important and far more
attuned to who you are as energetic beings than to who you are as
physical beings. Let that inverse relationship serve your expansion.
Resist the urge to make everything in your life smaller. It will
serve you to be creative in August about using your resources in a way
that makes your life bigger regardless of what your income may be or
how your physical or financial assets are shifting around.
It is almost as if this is an opportunity, if we allow it, to really
rely more on inner resources as you are saying. That causes fear in
some people, are there tools to breathe, think, or work through it
that we can use?
Yes. Consider that because expansion is continuing at a rapid rate,
but you are more able to see it now, that everything will feel
amplified in August. Any little fears you have are going to feel a
lot bigger than they are. Also, simple joys and pleasures will feel
much bigger and more delicious than they usually do. Assume this
amplification in August and do your best to stay calm. Do your best
to not fall completely into either pleasure or displeasure. Fear
might look really big, but do your best to keep a cool head knowing
that everything feels bigger in August, but that your balance is
essentially the same as it has always been.
In the Looking Ahead message we used the metaphor of a supernova for
the energy of August. It is a very explosive energy, making
everything feel and look bigger. In regard to your fear, let us be
more specific about what to do with an exercise. One of them is the
strongest remedy for fear in general, particularly in August. It will
serve you to really turn to, strengthen, and reside in your loving
human connections with others. Any form of isolation will be somewhat
debilitating this month. The most important thing anyone can be doing
at this time is to draw closer to other human beings. Every day you
can hear messages, read about how important it is to open your hearts
and to have compassion and love for your fellow human beings - that is
always true. There is something about this particular expansion that
is occurring during the year of 2008, particularly in the summer and
fall, which is that each of you in your own individual ways, have
stepped into your contract to the human race.
For a few of you, your contract and your calling is obvious -- your
work might have changed or you might have taken on some kind of
personal commitment in regard to your dedication to the human race.
For many more of you, your contract and calling is not obvious yet.
This is fine; you are not missing anything The most important
guideline or advice we can give you about living during the month of
August 2008, is to draw closer to the people around you. You will
find yourselves and your purpose as you do this. Reach out to people.
Think of ways you can share yourself with people -- ways you can show
up for people when they need you. Consider ways you can be more
affectionate, or that you can create a commitment or engagement in a
community project or a family or group endeavor. This is the most
direct remedy for the kinds of fears that are becoming amplified
during this month. It has become the case that isolation amplifies
fear and connection will always diminish your fear. In August,
connection with your fellow humans is the built-in remedy for fear
during this particular month.
Even if you do not feel like it, or seem to have the energy for it, or
even if you cannot really see how it is going to help anything --
choose to connect with another human being at least once every day in
a way that is bigger, longer or deeper than you would have yesterday.
For some of you, stop by and say hello to a neighbor whom you usually
do not talk to. For others, call a friend that you have not spoken
with in a long time. Try extending a hand of forgiveness or
compassion to someone with whom you have been in conflict, or try
giving a hug instead of a smile to someone when you see them.
Whatever makes sense to you in your life, take another step; take a
step closer and deeper with the people in your life and you will find
that fear does not have much space in you. Fear will exist but it
will not have the space to amplify. That is the first, most central,
piece in regard to reducing your experience of fear during August.
The second piece of is a matter of changing your perspective. More
than ever, generalizations about the human experience exist to fuel
your fear. On the other hand, noticing specific, unique differences
in what people experience will fuel your faith, trust, love, and your
sense of stability and safety in the world. To illustrate, consider
that when you read the newspaper or listen to the news, you hear that
the economy is falling apart or that global climate change is
threatening the human race. These are generalizations. They are true
at the generalized level. Generally, you are going to hear a lot of
things that fuel your fear. Remedy this by turning your attention
specifically to individual stories. Pay attention to what is
happening to each of your neighbors or each of your friends. Notice
how people are taking different approaches to challenges in their
lives; this creates a deep-seated reassurance that every person exists
in the reality that serves them best by choice of their higher self.
You do not always have to grasp what that means in metaphysical terms.
You can simply watch for evidence that each person gets what they
need as they go. This includes their challenges as well as their
resources. As you continue to see evidence for that, evidence of
things that seem difficult or wrong initially, turn out to be a
blessing in disguise; these simple truths are what emerge when you pay
attention to one another. You are going to find that a deep-seated
relaxation, a deep-seated sense of peace takes root inside of you,
whereas you ignore your individual stories. If you do not pay
attention to the actual people in your life and instead keep looking
at the news or these grand generalizations about what is happening in
the world, you are going to have a harder time finding space for that
peace inside of you to take root.
If some of you find that you are really feeling uneasy or upset about
what looks like a very challenging, difficult world, it is a very
challenging, difficult time on Planet Earth by the way, so it is okay
to feel that way. Try a specific exercise to look for these kinds of
stories. Read a local newsletter or local newspaper rather than a
general national paper. Ask your neighbor how they are doing and then
really pay attention to what they have to say. Look for stories or
essays written by people sharing their experience in regard to any
theme about life as long as it is an individual story. You are going
to find that is where your peace really takes root.
It sounds like this is a real opportunity for and it feels as if there
is a lot of really positive momentum like somehow we are more solid
and practiced than we have been. Is that the case?
This is true, and it is an excellent way to think about the energy of
August. There is a sense of more solidity, even as you continue to
expand. You have not had the time to process so much of what has come
into your lives yet. You will not really have the time to process
this and integrate it until later in September and October. For now,
it is as if you have all been flying around collecting what you needed
for your individual journeys. In August you are finding the ground
again, but you are still moving really, really fast. You might
picture yourself like an airplane that has been flying in the air and
doing loop-de-loops, flying up and down, here and there through the
clouds and now you have just hit the runway. Things might feel bumpy,
as it typically does during an airplane landing. The fact is that you
are actually on solid ground more than you have been for a long time.
It is a very challenging time. You are going to feel like you are
meeting a lot of resistance in the same way that an airplane does when
it hits the brakes and it is bumping along on the runway. It will
feel like resistance but it really is not resistance; it is just
coming home to yourselves. It is as if your challenges and your
resources have become more solid and more tangible. It can be easy to
only pay attention to the challenges since people often have had
enough trauma or struggle in their lives, that in order to survive,
they have learned that they have to notice the bad stuff – they
believe they must focus on what is most difficult because that is the
stuff that has hurt them in the past.
Actually in August, you do not need to pay that much attention to your
challenges or your difficulties. They are going to be so obvious that
you do not have to look for them, nor do you need to get control of
them -- they are just going to be there. Most of them are challenges
you are already familiar with -- you just have not figured them out or
resolved them completely yet. Turn your attention to the things that
have become solid for you; notice the resources that are beneficial.
Turn your attention to the spiritual practices you have adopted or
enjoyed. Turn your attention to the relationships you have built that
are supportive and beneficial. Turn your attention to everything that
you love. Turn your attention to your body and the things you enjoy
doing with your body. Just let your attention fall on the resources
that have become more solid for you and trust that the challenges are
not going to go away, but they are not going to overwhelm you either.
That is the best way to work with that idea of solidity.
What if our expansion seems to cause a challenge in other people’s
lives? Perhaps there are some of us who are expanding, but there are
people in our lives who we see m to bump forward more quickly and they
are not quite ready. How can we cope with that? It causes me a bit
of discomfort to have to be the shove that gets people going forward.
Is that okay? Is that their journey? What do we say to them?
There are two arenas in regard to this question. They each have
vastly different answers. Even though you are asking about it in one
perspective, we are going to answer it from two. Some people are
going to want to know it in one way and others are going to want to
know it in another. First, for some of you, the answer to this
question is really about the role you play in people’s lives in which
you feel you must decide whether to actively push or pull people into
Enlightenment or to just let them be. That is one arena in which we
will answer this question. The second arena is the question of how
just being yourself seems to make people uncomfortable. Sometimes you
cannot even say why it is, just that people kind of resist you even
though you are not pushing or pulling at them necessarily.
We are going to start with the first because it is slightly more
common. There is something about this month of August, really the
whole second half of the year 2008, which is really a time of
relationship. While this plays out in relationships between
individuals, it is really about the bigger relationship between any
one individual and humanity as a whole. That is the driving force and
the central theme of the second half of 2008 -- each individual
relationship to reality, humanity, and the planet. All of you are
coming to terms with your place in the world. This is a big deal. It
is incredibly unnerving for a lot of people, particularly if they have
not been paying attention to this so far. Many who have been paying
attention, who have been thinking about spiritual things -- such as
what is right or wrong, or how to know if you are in tune with
yourself or not -- those of you who are actively exploring a spiritual
path of some kind or another, you will find it very tempting to try to
help the people around you by offering advice or encouraging them to
try something new. Often this is a perfectly harmless and sometimes
even a useful thing to do. However, resist falling into a dualistic
perspective in which you believe that some people are ahead of others,
some are above or below others, or some people have it figured out and
others do not.
The fact and the magical thing about the process of Enlightenment that
most human beings on Planet Earth are going through it pretty quickly
without even knowing. One day they just wake up and find they feel
like they are way ahead of where they were the day before, but they
have actually been moving that fast all along. You are going to find
that trying to push or pull someone mostly just confuses you. If you
get attached to another person’s process, you pull yourself back into
a dualistic way of thinking that you have been trying to get out of
for so long.
In August, be particularly aware of the ways that people in general
tend to talk about everything as if it were good or bad. Consider
ways to talk and think about the world in more neutral terms. In the
Looking Ahead message, someone asked about politics and the US
presidential election (see above). This is the same kind of thing.
It is important as Lightworkers, or whatever you want to call
yourselves, that you resist the urge to take sides. Even if you feel
sympathetic to one side or another, whether it is in the election
debates or whether apples or oranges are a better fruit, whatever the
debate might be, even if you choose one side, resist the urge to
believe or develop a belief that the other side is wrong necessarily;
just assume that it is different. All of you have room to grow into
this and to step out of duality even further. For some of you the
answer to the question is to try to start tracking even more carefully
where you think some things are right and others are wrong. Do your
best to consider that they are both right and wrong. Play with the
idea that everything is both.
The second arena within which we want to answer this question is when
you find that you are just going through your life just doing what you
do and people seem to come along and resist you. This most often
occurs when you have created a contract with that person to be a light
shining for them. Imagine someone who has been sick for a long time
and has been sleeping with their windows closed. Even after they have
healed, they might resist leaving the dark space they have created.
They have been in there for so long that when you first open the
blinds they might blink and say, “Turn that down! Shut it off!” It
is quite clear that once they adjust to the light, they are going to
be really happy to go outside and they are going to feel much better.
This is one of the reasons nurses always open windows in hospital rooms.
Assume that you have created a contract to be that light in one way or
another. Somehow just your presence emits a light that can feel
irritating or threatening to those who have become accustomed to the
darkness. Sometimes people will resist initially. If you push back
-- if you try to convince them that you are right or that you have
something valuable to offer them -- you are going to find that they
keep resisting. They will find a way to close the blinds again
because they have you to fight against. On the other hand, if you
just stay there, like the sun, they move toward the light in their own
time. The sun does not shine brighter because someone opens the
window. The sun keeps doing exactly what it was doing before. If you
will continue with that -- just stay the course, remain true to
yourself, remain true to what seems important and most useful to you
in any given moment -- then you will find that often people will
resist you and then the next thing you know they are actively pursuing
or seeking partnership with you in something.
Either way, the most useful thing you can do as Lightworkers is to
stay on course with what you are doing with your life already. Do not
try to push it, do not try to expand it, and do not try to share it.
But do not hide it either. Let people come to you. Some people will
come to you with resistance or some will come to you with questions
and a desire to join you. In some moments this seems confusing. In
some moments you get a little scrambled and you cannot figure out what
to do with a certain person. In those moments, take a few steps back.
You might walk away for a few minutes or just take a deep breath, or
take some time to prepare before you have your next engagement with
them. Notice whatever part of you yearns to change them and actively
choose to trust their higher self and their Spirit Guides to keep them
on the perfect track for them. Give yourself permission to stay
completely true to what seems right to you without sharing or pushing
it on them -- just stay true to what seems right to you. If that
means you do something for yourself that confuses them or upsets them,
trust that they will work through and learn what they need to from
that. That is part of the contract that you have created with them.
Do the Keepers have anything else to say about August 2008?
We have talked a lot and answered many questions about fear in this
message. Please continue to consider the fact that everything is
amplified in August, which means that the balance is inherently the
same, it is just bigger. Everything that is hard remains in balance
with everything that is easy in your life. Even though things feel
bigger, do not imagine that you are out of control. You are going
through a long, slow shift. The only thing to adjust to here is to
have everything be bigger. You do not need to adjust to a new kind of
balance or a new set of rules as much as you just need to get
comfortable being a bigger version of you. You are going to make
bigger mistakes but you are going to have much bigger successes as well.
The equation remains roughly the same in each of your individual
lives. You are not out of control. You have simply stepped into a
bigger version of yourself. If you can try to retain the perspective,
it is going to help you avoid panic. You might even write this down
and post it somewhere to see it every day. Stay on the course you are
on. The intentions you set earlier this year are unfolding
beautifully in each of your lives. Let it be bigger. There is very
little that you need to resist here. Trust that what you have set in
motion is exactly what you need. Follow it through with as much
integrity and love as you possibly can. You are doing beautifully!
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