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PREPARING OURSELVES FOR THE GREAT SHIFT
A Guide to Global, Cosmic and Personal Aspects of the
Coming Dimensional Shift in Human Consciousness

+See Introduction See PDF File

Volume 1: Cosmic and Global Aspects of the Shift to a New Age

+1. Social Signs That a Shift Is Happening See Summary See PDF File
+2. Scientific Framework for Understanding the Shift (I): Physics and Biology See Summary See PDF File
+3. Scientific Framework for Understanding the Shift (II): Social Science and Direct Observation Using High Sense Perception See Summary See PDF File
+4. Scientific Framework for Understanding the Shift (III): Direct Communication From Higher Dimensions See Summary See PDF File
5. Geophysical Signs That a Shift Is Happening See Summary
+6. Understanding the Shift (I): The Game of Duality and the Possible Human See Summary See PDF File
+7. Understanding the Shift (II): Time, Space, Great Cycles and the Positive Probable Timeline for Planet Earth See Summary See PDF File
+8. Understanding The Shift (III): Something Amazing is Happening on Planet Earth See Summary See PDF File

+Appendix A. Criteria for Evaluating Information About a Larger Reality See Summary See PDF File
+Appendix B. Kinesiology as a Means to Obtain Information from Higher Dimensional Sources See Summary See PDF File
+Appendix C. Prophecies of Catastrophic Earth Changes and Other Scary Things See Summary See PDF File

+ = eBook final Chapters and Appendices available on this Website..

Volume II: Personal Aspects of the Shift to a New Age

9. How We Are Being Helped Make the Shift (I): Personal Assistance, the New Children, and Adult Incarnational Assistance See Summary
10. How We Are Being Helped Make the Shift (II): Spiritual and Extraterrestrial Support See Summary
11. How Can I Participate in the Shift? See Summary
12. Many Paths, One Destination (I): Career and Community See Summary
13, Many Paths, One Destination (II): Spiritual Practice and Personal Challenge See Summary
14. Many Paths, Common Elements (I): Finding Your Own Truth, Symptoms of Awakening, Emotional and Physical Healing See Summary
15. Many Paths, Common Elements (II): Ways to Wholeness and Health and Transformative Practice See Summary

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Introduction

Blessed is the one that is listening or reading in total disbelief, for this one is often the one most likely to change the earth! Look at Human history. Often the one who is the most opposed to new energy is the one who grasps it the best later on....Often the ones who are the most skeptical are the best workers later (Kryon VIII, 2000:188).

In the early 1990s, after twenty years of working in the environmental field, I concluded that we humans had passed the point of no return in the damage we were doing to the life systems that sustain us on planet Earth. I saw a great dying of humans, on the order of billions, as inevitable. At that time I began an intellectual and spiritual journey to avoid despair and find a way to carry love and joy through the monumental suffering I saw in the future. I began to write a book titled Preparing Ourselves for the Great Dying. A fundamental premise of the book was that our current situation resulted as much from good people allowing bad things to happen because they feel helpless in a world that seems out of control as from unjust social institutions and the pathological use of technology. Although I succeeded in avoiding despair, I stopped work on the book because I was unable to release a deep feeling of anger against humanity for the harm we were inflicting on ourselves and all of life. The book was not finished because I knew that if it was written out of anger, it would not be helpful.

Now, more than ten years later, nothing has happened to change my perception of the seriousness of the ecological crisis we humans have created. The problems evident then continue to go from bad to worse, and new problems have appeared. Yet now I greet each day with anticipation and hope for the future. How am I able to feel so positive when our media report so little good news? Because I see numerous signs, largely below the radar screen of mainstream media, that a Great Shift of human consciousness is occurring, heralding something new and wonderful for humanity and the planet we inhabit. Several years ago I would have scoffed at such an assertion and rolled my eyes at the seemingly preposterous view of reality that it reflects. I invite everyone, but especially the scoffers, the doubters, and the discouraged to read what I have to say and decide for yourselves whether my optimism is justified.

I have spent all of my professional life working as a scientist in the environmental field. I'm used to getting my hands in the dirt, listening for the grating of rock against a soil auger, feeling the soil's texture, observing its color, smelling it. My work was grounded in the material world. In Chapter 2, I describe the experience that led me to accept that there is a larger reality which eludes perception by our five physical senses, but can be experienced in other ways and, equally importantly, understood by the rational mind. My own shift from a dismal to a positive view of the future arose from a new frame of reference that recognizes humans as multidimensional Beings who have chosen to limit their perceptions to a three-dimensional physical reality in which time is experienced as linear. I have chosen to investigate these higher dimensional realms using the techniques I learned as a scientist to evaluate what others report rather than to explore these realms myself via altered states of consciousness or other experiential methods. This volume is the product of an intellectual journey that required me to stretch my conception of reality until my head literally ached at times. This journey has led me to accept the existence of things that at one time I dismissed as, if not nonsense, at least extremely improbable: angels, spirit guides, and higher dimensional, extraterrestrial Beings who take an active interest in what is happening on Earth. But never did I abandon my ability to think and analyze critically.

My purpose in writing this book is twofold: to inspire and to inform. I hope to kindle or rekindle a positive view of the future as a counterbalance to the often distorted view presented by mainstream media of what is happening on our beautiful planet. Strangely, these distortions make humanity's situation appear to be worse than it really is, while downplaying the harm we are doing to Earth. As someone who is relatively new to this way of looking at things, I offer mainly the wisdom of others rather than my own, but I have tried to put it together in an interesting and illuminating way. Where it seems appropriate I will share personal experiences. I see myself more as an investigator than a teacher and ask that you think of me as a fellow traveler who has information to share which may be of use on your own journey.

Approaches to Reading This Book

I received wildly varying reactions to earlier drafts, which have helped shape the book that you are now reading. Since my own spiritual awakening, I have learned how to process information both rationally and intuitively, and consequently I honor both approaches to reading the information that I present here.

My understanding of what I call the larger reality is based on methods I learned and practiced as a scientist. The "map of the territory" of this larger reality, which I have developed using this approach, includes many features that were completely outside the frame of reference I held most of my life. Consequently, I am very aware how much of a stretch the contents of this book may present for the skeptically inclined. Some of my earlier readers have found the following two devices helpful as they read:

Create a strangeness mental file folder. If I say something that seems too strange for your rational mind's frame of reference, try opening a mental file labeled "this is too strange for me to deal with right now" and putting the information there. I don't ask you to accept or agree, but simply let the information sit there for a while.

Watch for a tripping of your strangeness circuit breaker. Some readers of early drafts experienced strong emotional reactions to information I offered. It was almost as if an electrical circuit breaker was tripped and they either filtered out any information that followed or began arguing with it. If you experience a strong emotional reaction while reading, I ask that you consider resetting your strangeness circuit breaker and, reading on, paying special attention to both the content and your emotional reaction to it. My discussion of cognitive dissonance in Section 2.2.1 explores this effect further.

I recommend that skeptically-inclined readers begin with Chapter 1 and continue reading the material in the order it is presented. There is a logical sequence which begins with information grounded in mainstream social science that a shift in human consciousness is underway (Chapter 1), and which then builds, incrementally, a scientific framework for understanding this shift beginning with physics and biology (Chapter 2), followed by scientific study of paranormal phenomena and empirical observations by individuals with high sense perception (Chapter 3). Probably the biggest stretch for the skeptically-minded reader is my conclusion that higher-dimensional Beings exist and are able to telepathically transmit useful information to humans about the larger reality. In Chapter 4, I present criteria for critically evaluating such information and in Chapter 5, I formulate testable hypotheses related to Earth geophysical and solar activity based on information from higher dimensional sources.

For readers who don't need to be convinced that the Great Shift is happening, I recommend a different approach to reading. This book is designed to allow the reader to easily find information that is relevant to his or her interests and needs. However, I have been cautioned by early readers that some may be put off by the "technical" appearance of the format. Please do not be put off by the chapter summaries (which have a similar appearance to abstracts used in scientific journals) and the detailed outlines at the beginning of each chapter with section numbers. There is more information here than many are likely to want or need. I developed this format to make it easier to find whatever information will be most useful to you.

I recommend that readers who find it easier to process information intuitively first read the summaries at the beginning of each chapter. These chapter summaries will allow you to obtain an overview of the information I present in a relatively short period of time. You can then let your intuition guide you to whichever chapter seems best to begin with. The detailed outline at the beginning of the chapter can be used to further lead you to particular topics if you don't feel drawn to read the entire chapter. Related information on a topic is identified by cross references to other parts of the book, which can be easily found using the section numbering system. I ask for your patience with my references to things as "strange" that may be a normal part of your frame of reference. As I was writing this book, many of the topics I covered were new enough to me that they seemed strange. What I have to offer you are perhaps some new ways of looking at things that are already part of your frame of reference. Also, my left-brain passion for being systematic and comprehensive may result in some information that is new and useful for you.

For ease of reading I have also avoided the use of footnotes and have followed the common practice in scientific writing of citing references by the author and year of publications for books. This can often eliminate the need to go to the reference section to find the source, whereas numbered citations give no useful information in the body of the text. Citations for newspaper and journal articles are given within the text, a quirk made possible by the fact that I have published this book myself and can create my own citation conventions. I have also developed extensive bibliographies at the end of the first four chapters. Topical indexes for these references can be found in a table at the end of the text for each chapter.

What's Different About This Book

In Section 2.6.1, I acknowledge the many authors and scholars before me who have provided guideposts for expanding our awareness and understanding of the profound changes that humanity and planet Earth are experiencing. Most of these authors offer excellent perspectives on human social and spiritual potentials for transformation that are primarily grounded in a physical linear-time frame of reference. Many give the impression that we are largely on our own in our efforts to accomplish the Shift. An important message of this book is that we are not alone in this process. In fact we are receiving help in ways that stagger the imagination. This help is offered in the spirit of partnership and is not intended to do work for us that we must do ourselves. This assistance requires that we recognize ourselves as powerful multidimensional Beings on the brink of a dimensional shift in consciousness. We add momentum to the Shift by assuming responsibility for healing ourselves, our communities and the planet.

There is another large body of literature that offers a frame of reference similar to that offered here, one that includes higher dimensional realms inhabited by conscious Beings that are taking an active interest in what is happening on Earth now. This "New Age" literature was outside my field of vision before my own shift from a basically materialist to a transcendent view of reality. My hope is that this book can serve as a bridge between materialist and transcendent views of reality and between scientists and those who embrace New-Age perspectives.

I titled this book "The Great Shift" before discovering that the higher dimensional Being Kirael uses the exact same term (Sterling, 1998) and that the esoteric spiritual tradition has long spoken of the "Shift of Ages." More recently, Owen Waters came out with The Shift: The Revolution in Human Consciousness (Waters, 2006). Another good term is offered by Solara, a physically incarnated angelic Being, who refers to it as the Great Awakening (Solara, 1992:29). Skeptical readers who haven't already opened a this-is-to-strange-for-me-to-deal-with-right-now mental file folder may want to put Kirael and Solara there for the time being.

In conclusion, fasten your seatbelts. Even if I'm only partly accurate in my understanding of the amazing things that are happening on planet Earth at this time, I predict that we are in for a wildly interesting time in the next ten years or so. As Robert Monroe, who used the methods of science and engineering to explore higher dimensional realms said, "unlatch your Security Belief Belt and let's hit the high road" (Monroe, 1994:14).

References

Kryon VIII. 2000. Passing the Marker (Understanding the New Millennium Energy), Book VIII. Del Mar, CA: The Kryon Writings. [Channeled through Lee Carroll]

Monroe, Robert. 1994. Ultimate Journey. New York: Doubleday.

Solara. 1992. 11:11 Inside the Doorway. www.nvisible.com. [Page number references are to the 6th edition published in 2001; latest, extensively revised edition published 2007]

Sterling, Fred. 1998. Kirael: The Great Shift. Honolulu, HI: Lightways Publishing/Oughten House.

Waters, Own. 2006. The Shift: The Revolution in Human Consciousness. Delaware: Infinite Being Publishing.

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Chapter 1
Social Signs That a Shift is Happening

Summary

The violence, oppression, and injustice in the world today are manifestations of thousands of years of human immersion in third dimensional experience. In the darkness before the dawn of a profound awakening of global human consciousness, our media give the impression that things are worse than they really are. Some conventional signs of human betterment include the global abolition of slavery, the elimination of the death penalty in most countries, a decline in the number of armed conflicts in the last ten years, and the cleansing effect of corporate greed, priestly and military misconduct being made public and held accountable. The decline in the number of armed conflicts is especially surprising, but four different organizations using different criteria find the same trend. Many signs of individual and cultural shifts in human consciousness are occurring with increasing frequency and intensity but are largely ignored by mainstream mass media. Signs of positive cultural change include the dramatic development of a new "transmodern" cultural identity in the last forty years, reawakening of the secular and sacred feminine, increasing public availability of formerly secret indigenous and ancient spiritual knowledge, and global human interconnections made possible by the internet. At the individual level, millions have experienced awakening to a larger reality that lies beyond our purely physical experience through spontaneous spiritual awakening, near-death experiences and extraterrestrial contact experiences. Back to Top

Chapter 2
Scientific Framework for Understanding the Shift (I): Physics and Biology

Now, my suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose. Biologist J.B.S. Haldane, Possible Worlds, 1927.

Summary

In this chapter, I identify the strengths and limitations of the scientific method itself, describe the approach I have used to extend rational inquiry beyond physical reality, and examine empirical evidence and theories in physics and biology that provide intimations of what I imprecisely call the "larger reality." A common misconception about the nature of scientific inquiry is that theories can be proved. Instead, scientific knowledge advances by a process of falsification and confirmation rather than proof. Furthermore, the Duhem-Quine (DQ) thesis proposes that multiple interpretations of the same empirical observations are possible and that the strength of a theory rests on the consistency with which multiple corollary hypotheses can be explained. At this level, experimental results that are not consistent with the theory are generally taken into account by making adjustments elsewhere in order to reestablish consistency.

Mainstream science reduces the nature of reality to that which can be physically measured or inferred by measurement and mathematics. There is a body of evidence in physics and biology that is suggestive of the existence of a larger reality, of which the physical is only a small part. Open skeptics acknowledge the possibility of a reality beyond the physical and mathematical abstractions, but do not find the evidence compelling (the materialist paradigm); open believers accept the existence of such a larger reality, but are open to modifying their understanding of that reality with new information (the transcendent paradigm). I provide examples of other scientists who have made the same shift and I share my personal journey from skeptic to believer.

When I accepted that my conception of reality was too limited, I used my training as a geologist to develop a rational approach to understanding this larger reality. I found the DQ thesis helpful in providing a framework for developing an alternate model of reality (a transcendent paradigm) without having to reject those aspects of the materialist paradigm that remained consistent with my new model. When I mapped soils I knew that the lines I was drawing were abstractions that couldn't reflect the full complexity of soil patterns. Consequently, I am acutely aware that the map of the larger reality that I present here should not be confused with the territory itself. I found that I had to develop additional criteria for evaluating information that I would not have considered worthy of attention when I was a skeptic. To continue the mapping metaphor, I applied these criteria to a wide variety of information sources to develop an ever-evolving map of the territory. The confidence that I place in a particular feature of the map depends on how many different lines of evidence or different sources of a particular line of evidence are in agreement.

Having only recently "crossed the tracks" from a materialist to a transcendent paradigm, in this chapter I begin building an evidentiary case for a transcendent paradigm while remaining respectful of the materialist paradigm. I first present evidence from physics, such as dark matter, string theory, Newtonian interconnectedness and nonlocality, that suggest increasing parallels and convergence in the materialist and transcendent paradigms. I then present evidence, primarily from the biological sciences, for intimate connections between consciousness and matter that also suggest convergence in the materialist and transcendent paradigms. Finally, I conclude the chapter by acknowledging the work of many before me who have suggested that humanity is in the midst of a profound shift in consciousness and describe some ways of understanding how the Great Shift might occur. Back to Top

Chapter 3
Scientific Framework for Understanding the Shift (II): Social Science and Direct Observation Using High Sense Perception

Summary

This chapter continues the scientific framework for understanding the Great Shift by focusing on social-scientific and direct-observational evidence of realms beyond the physical. There is a large body of social-scientific evidence based on controlled experimental measurement of paranormal phenomena, such as extrasensory perception, telepathy, telekinesis and distant healing. Carefully documented individual case studies and systematic study of multiple examples involving phenomena that are not readily explained by mainstream science are other useful sources of social-scientific information. My own long puzzlement over conflicting results in experiments testing paranormal phenomena was resolved by experiments demonstrating the ability of experimenter expectations to influence the outcome of experiments involving subtle paranormal phenomena. The experimenter-expectation effect provides added support to the evidence presented in the previous chapter that consciousness is the fundamental source of reality.

Individuals with high sense perception (HSP), the ability to perceive beyond the normal five senses via clairvoyance, clairaudience and clairsentience, provide another means by which higher dimensional reality can be understood. Lacking high sense perception myself, I rely on the criteria described in the previous chapter to evaluate information reported by those with HSP in developing my own map of the territory that lies beyond the physical. When evaluating such information I am always on the lookout for possible distortions resulting from what I call ego-filtration and frame-of-reference filtration.

This chapter also summarizes a large and diverse body of evidence that was largely outside my own frame of reference before my shift from a material to a transcendent view of reality. Multiple, independent lines of evidence support the following aspects of a larger reality that are helpful in understanding the shift in human consciousness that is underway:

--Our individual consciousness continues after death of the physical body.

--As individuated consciousness, many of us have experienced many lifetimes incarnated in physical bodies at different times in history.

-- HSP (clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience) is a latent capacity in all humans.

--The physical body is only the densest manifestation of a multi-layered human energy field that is intimately connected to planetary and cosmic energy fields.

-- Higher dimensions exist beyond the physical third-dimensional reality that we experience, and some of these dimensions can be explored via astral projection and direct observation by those with HSP.

-- These higher dimensions are populated with self-aware, conscious Beings of various types with whom communication is possible.

--The UFO phenomenon and extraterrestrial contact experiences are real and can be largely understood in terms of multi-dimensional interactions between humans and higher dimensional Beings originating from other star systems and galaxies. Back to Top

Chapter 4
Scientific Framework for Understanding the Shift (III): Direct Communication From Higher Dimensions

Summary

When I recognized that my scientific conception of reality was too limited, I established a rational method for developing an understanding of the larger reality, described in the previous two chapters. I then resolved to follow wherever my method took me, no matter how far outside my previous frame of reference. The idea of higher dimensions inhabited by large numbers of self-aware Beings with whom communication is possible was far from my familiar cognitive territory. Nevertheless, once I accepted the existence of such Beings, I recognized that they represent a valuable source of information about transcendent reality and what it might mean for humanity and planet Earth to make a dimensional shift.

Channeling is the most commonly used term for the process by which higher dimensional Beings communicate telepathically through and to humans. This can occur in a variety of ways, with verbal information typically transmitted vocally or through some form of automatic writing. The diverse and often contradictory character of channeled information suggests that higher dimensional sources are not all-wise and omnipotent. All individuated consciousness, even when it recognizes itself as a facet of a larger unitary consciousness, has a point of view that influences the kind of information being communicated. Furthermore, human channels may further influence the information they receive as a result of ego- and frame-of-reference filtration (discussed in the previous chapter).

I found it necessary to develop criteria, in addition to those presented in Chapter 2, for evaluating channeled information from higher dimensional sources when deciding how, or whether, to incorporate it into my map of the territory. Some traits that increase my confidence in a higher dimensional source are: (1) acknowledgement by the source that there are inherent difficulties in translating higher dimensional perspectives into words, (2) acknowledgement that the frame of reference of the channel may influence the language that comes through, and (3) an insistence that the information only be accepted if it rings true to the listener or reader. After describing the additional criteria, I offer a classification scheme for higher dimensional Beings that I have found helpful in my own analysis of higher dimensional information. I also provide some information on specific higher dimensional sources and their human channels as a way of illustrating my approach to using channeled information.

Channeled higher dimensional information has its light and dark sides. The dark side is easily recognized when information has a fear-inducing or manipulative intent. The belly laugh seems to be third dimensional phenomenon, but I always appreciate higher dimensional sources that interject a little cosmic humor into their messages. On the other hand, in my own reading of channeled material I have occasionally experienced what I call the surfeit-of-sweetness-and-light (SSL) syndrome.

I acknowledge that the notion of channeled information being a useful source for understanding a larger reality is a stretch for skeptical readers, and even some who are comfortable with the idea of transcendent realms. I ask such readers to pay particular attention to what I present in this chapter. My understanding of the dimensional human consciousness shift described in subsequent chapters relies heavily on information from higher dimensional Beings who communicate through human channels. I will cite such sources the same way I cite mainstream scientific sources to identify areas of agreement, and areas where viewpoints differ. All higher dimensional sources that I cite have been subjected to the critical evaluation procedures described in this chapter.

This chapter concludes the scientific framework I have developed for understanding the Great Shift. Having relied primarily on human-based evidence in the first two chapters, I now shift to relying primarily on higher dimensional sources. However, I continue to test the higher dimensional perspective against evidence that is grounded in material reality. I have developed three major ways for doing this:

--By looking for emerging psychological, socio-cultural, economic and political patterns and trends that suggest a shift in human consciousness is underway (see Chapter 1 for this kind of evidence).

-- By developing testable hypotheses suggested by higher dimensional information that can be evaluated using existing data from the physical world. Chapter 5 presents geophysical and astrophysical hypotheses and data of this sort.

--By comparing theories and predictions derived from higher dimensional sources with those of mainstream science. [This will probably be another separate book.] Back to Top

Chapter 5
Geophysical Signs That A Shift Is Happening

Summary

Many higher dimensional sources suggest that geophysical events that are now occurring on Earth, such as earthquake and volcanic activity, severe weather events, and shifts in the intensity of the Earth magnetic field, are related to the dimensional shift in human consciousness that is underway. This chapter presents a series of higher-dimensionally-based hypotheses related to these geophysical changes and astrophysical changes related to solar activity, and tests them using data derived from mainstream scientific measurements.

Many higher dimensional sources agree that along with a dimensional shift in human consciousness, Earth is undergoing a dimensional shift as well. This dimensional shift is creating significant geophysical stresses that are being relieved by increased earthquake and volcanic activity and more extreme weather events. At the same time, the higher dimensional sources indicate that our collective human consciousness has reached a level which allows us to shift the location, intensity, or effects of these geophysical events so as to minimize harm to humans. Increased solar activity in the form of solar storms (more technically called solar proton events) is another sign of the shift, which has potentially disruptive effects in the form of severe geomagnetic storms. An increase in the Schumann Resonance, very low frequency waves in the Earth's atmosphere, has also been identified by many as a measurable indicator of Earth's dimensional shift. Finally, higher dimensional sources suggest that human consciousness change is intimately connected with the Earth's magnetic field and that shifts in consciousness become easier when magnetic intensity is reduced.

Eighteen testable hypotheses are presented in this chapter related to earthquake, volcanic, tornado and hurricane activity and their effects, solar activity and geomagnetic storms, the Schumann Resonance, and Earth magnetic field changes. The time period analyzed ranges from the last fifty-plus years (1950 to the present) for most of the geophysical and astrophysical and the last 50,000 years for magnetic field changes. Fourteen of the hypotheses were confirmed (78%) by subsequent data analysis, and three were rated as partially confirmed. I was not able to confirm a global upwards shift in the 7.8 harmonic of the Schumann Resonance using mainstream scientific data sources. However, I have offered a higher dimensional perspective that supports the hypothesis, even though I cannot confirm it within the framework of mainstream science.

The hypotheses related to geomagnetic field changes simply provide a different perspective on data which can also be explained as "normal" within the framework of mainstream science (i.e. skeptics can comfortably dismiss my interpretation if they wish to). The hypotheses related to tornadoes and hurricanes have other explanatory factors, but to my mind are not adequate to fully explain the trends, so I feel the higher dimensional perspective adds something to the understanding of these trends. The hypotheses related to earthquakes, volcanoes, solar windstorms and major geomagnetic storms do not easily fit into the framework of mainstream science. Back to Top

Chapter 6
Understanding the Shift (I): The Game of Duality and the Possible Human

Summary

This Chapter begins by asking: How can the caterpillar know what it is like to be a butterfly? As humans grounded in third dimensional linear time, we face a similar challenge in imagining what a dimensional shift in human consciousness might mean. The first stumbling block is imagining how we can possibly transcend greed, violence, injustice, suffering and the consequent destruction of life on planet Earth. We are still collectively at the stage where we must face up to the dark side of human existence. There are higher dimensional sources that characterize what is happening on Earth as a battle between the forces of Light and Darkness. I have come to understand experience in third dimensional Earth as a particularly intense form of what I think of as the Game of Duality. This game is being played out by souls on two different spiritual paths: service to others, and service to self through domination of others. This is a game that is played at several dimensional levels and spatially throughout the Milky Way Galaxy, so I find it necessary to introduce BETOs, NETOs and METOs as players in the current drama on planet Earth (beneficial, neutral, and mischievous extraterrestrial organizations).

I have found two views especially helpful in giving me a broader perspective on the pain and suffering that continues to happen on Earth. Kryon, a higher dimensional Being (HDB) with angelic affinities, tells us that all of us are powerful spiritual Beings pretending to be limited humans. However, we have done such a good job of pretending that we perceive ourselves to be limited humans aspiring to be powerful spiritual Beings. I also find useful the metaphor of Earth experience as a stage drama-the actors play the roles of victim and victimizer with passion and conviction, but the stage personas are not who they really are. After the performance no matter how much emotion, pain and suffering has occurred on stage, the actors get together and have a great time at the cast party. This is the profound meaning of the continuance of consciousness after death of the physical body; beyond our physical experience there is absolute acceptance and unconditional love.

This chapter concludes by focusing on my own caterpillar-like attempt at imagining what life on planet Earth might be like a hundred years in the future based on my understanding of the human potentials described in Chapter 3. I also invite you, dear reader, to give free reign to your own imagination of what is possible in the future. I conclude by suggesting that we remain open to multiple, positive possibilities for the future by cultivating a sense of anticipation rather than expectation. Back to Top

Chapter 7
Understanding the Shift (II): Time, Space, Great Cycles and the Positive Probable Timeline for Planet Earth

Absolutely, Positively, Unquestionably No Catastrophes. (Zoosh/Robert Shapiro, Shining The Light V, January 8, 1998:329, Light Technology Publishing, www.lighttechnologypublishing.com).

Summary

My description of the possible human and future for human societies in the previous chapter was written after my frame of reference had been stretched by the human-based evidence for human potential (Chapter 3), but before my understanding of the larger reality was stretched much further by higher dimensional sources. This chapter begins by presenting some higher dimensional perspectives on time and space. The dimensional shift in human consciousness that is occurring requires us, as best we can, to modify our understanding of time as a linear sequence of events and to expand our understanding of space to include multiple, coexisting dimensions. Here I offer a seven-density model for the evolution of consciousness and a seven-dimensional model of the larger reality, but acknowledge that there are many other ways for understanding both. Time is a convenient mechanism for keeping track of change and evolution in the cosmos (All That Does). At the same time we can think of All That Is as encompassing a Cosmic Eternal Now with coexisting possible and probable past and future timelines happening simultaneously.

Various lines of evidence suggest that the Great Shift coincides with the ending of a 26,000 year cycle. This 26,000 year cycle, related to the precession of the solstices/equinoxes arising from the tilt in the Earth's axis of rotation, is recognized in the Mayan calendar and the Hindu Vedic tradition. It can also be derived from the I Ching and roughly coincides with a 24,000 year astrologic cycle marking the shift to the Age of Aquarius. An interesting aspect of the ending of the current cycle in the evolutionary drama on planet Earth is that it coincides with an alignment between the Earth, the Sun and the center of the Milky Way Galaxy.

Planetary shifts from the third to the fourth dimension are a common occurrence in the cosmos. The way such a shift usually happens is that most of the inhabitants die because of the misuse of powerful technologies that they do not have the maturity to use wisely, or as a result of catastrophic geophysical events as the planet adjusts to the new dimensional level. A Harvest of Souls takes place during which time those who are ready to move to the next dimensional level do so and those who are not reincarnate on another third dimensional planet.

Individuals who were born before the Harmonic Convergence in August, 1987 chose to incarnate knowing that the probable timeline for Earth at the close of the twentieth century would be marked by cataclysmic events and suffering. We knew that most of us would probably not survive into the next millennium. In 1987, when the Harmonic Convergence arrived, against all odds humanity had achieved a collective level of consciousness that enabled us to change Earth's probable timeline to allow both Earth and humanity to make a dimensional shift with "absolutely, positively, unquestionably no catastrophes" (my operational definition of such a catastrophe is an event that causes human death in the hundreds of millions or billions). I present higher dimensional support for this viewpoint by describing significant events that led to the timeline shift in 1987. I also relate significant events, identified by higher dimensional sources since the 1987 timeline shift, to scientific, social and political events. Many human and higher dimensional sources identify the winter solstice of 2012 as being a likely major milestone in the dimensional shift. While cautioning against expectations that a dramatic change will be experienced by everyone on a single date, I suggest that something interesting may happen around the year 2012. Back to Top

Chapter 8
Understanding The Shift (III): Something Amazing is Happening on Planet Earth

Dear Human Being, we cannot give you the future, for you are laying the track. (Kryon VIII, 2000:136)

Summary

As I began to piece together my own understanding of the Great Shift in human consciousness, I became increasingly awed and astonished by the perspective that many higher dimensional sources are offering concerning its nature and significance. Something amazing is happening on planet Earth, and individuated consciousnesses throughout the cosmos are focusing their attention on this blue orb in space and its inhabitants. As a geologist, when I became discouraged with the state of the world, I shifted gears to a billion-year cosmic perspective that saw what was happening on Earth as insignificant in the larger scheme of things. Consequently, it was a real stretch for me when I began encountering information from higher dimensional sources that suggested just the opposite is true: what is happening on Earth today has Cosmic significance and we humans are central to the process.

As I began to piece together my own understanding of the Great Shift in human consciousness, I became increasingly awed and astonished by the perspective that many higher dimensional sources are offering concerning its nature and significance. Something amazing is happening on planet Earth, and individuated consciousnesses throughout the cosmos are focusing their attention on this blue orb in space and its inhabitants. As a geologist, when I became discouraged with the state of the world, I shifted gears to a billion-year cosmic perspective that saw what was happening on Earth as insignificant in the larger scheme of things. Consequently, it was a real stretch for me when I began encountering information from higher dimensional sources that suggested just the opposite is true: what is happening on Earth today has Cosmic significance and we humans are central to the process.

--We humans are moving into our full power as co-creators in the cosmos and will eventually give the Supreme Creator a chance for a vacation.

-- Earth is a living library of life forms from all over the galaxy and we humans will serve as the librarians after the Shift is completed to allow extraterrestrial civilizations access to life forms that they need for their own planets.

-- The Great Shift will mark a new era, bringing an end to the interstellar wars between the forces of light and darkness, and establish permanent peace and unity in the galaxy. In this scenario Earth and this solar system will become the meeting place for the entire galaxy.

-- The level of consciousness that humanity attains on Earth during the closing days of this cycle will provide the blueprint for another Big Bang that will create a new universe.

-- Earth is the pivot point for a new creation and beyond.

The previous chapter describes the typical planetary dimensional shift as being marked by a three-day period of darkness with a relatively small percentage of the population making the Shift to the next dimension. As a result of the 1987 timeline shift, Earth's dimensional shift is happening differently and everyone on the planet today has the opportunity to stay on board as part of a cosmic "no soul left behind" program. This is being accomplished primarily through coexisting realities to maximize participation in the Shift. Thus there is an intimate intermingling of third, fourth, and fifth dimensional energies on Earth right now, as a way to give those who would not normally be ready to make the shift more time to gradually adjust to higher dimensional energies. The DNA of children born after 1987 is naturally attuned to fourth dimensional energies, but those born before require activation of higher dimensional strands of our DNA in order to make the Shift. As part of the Shift, more and more people are experiencing multidimensional realities. As the opening quote to this chapter says, we cannot know the future because we are creating it as we go. The energies around the Great Shift are moving so rapidly, some higher dimensional sources are becoming more cautious about saying anything about what they see in the future. As best I can piece together information from a variety of sources, it seems likely that we will see very positive things happening on Earth within the next ten years or so and that several hundred years may be required to complete the shift to fourth dimensional Earth. A number of higher dimensional sources indicate that we will move rapidly through the fourth dimension (at least from a cosmic perspective) to the fifth dimension.

At the time this book was finished (early 2007) it was still hard to see a lot of concrete evidence in third dimensional reality that the Shift is really happening. In part this can be explained by manipulation of the mainstream media to make things look worse than they really are, but a deeper reason is that it takes time for positive energetic shifts, evident from a higher dimensional perspective, to filter down into 3D physicality. A significant milepost in the dimensional shift will be reached when we are ready to accept, without fear, the open assistance of Beneficial Extraterrestrial Organizations as partners in cleaning up the mess we (and they) have made of this planet. We are ultimately responsible for doing this, but amazing things will be possible when the beneficial ETs are able to move freely among us. Other higher dimensional sources speak of a celebratory cosmic party that will happen when we collectively remember that we are all powerful spiritual Beings who have only been pretending to be limited humans. It is an amazing and wonderful time to be alive on planet Earth. Back to Top

Appendix A
Criteria for Evaluating Information About a Larger Reality

Summary

This Appendix presents a more detailed discussion of the seven primary and seven secondary criteria identified in Chapter 2 that I use to evaluate information about the larger reality. These are the criteria I developed when I accepted that the methods I had used as a scientist to understand the workings of the physical world were not adequate to understand nonmaterial realms. I provide an example of the criteria applied to an energy healer who satisfies the criteria as a reliable source, one that I would not have accepted as reliable from my earlier frame of reference as a physical scientist. I also provide an example of applying the criteria to a physicist who claims to operate strictly within the framework of physical science, but who shows evidence of the Velikovsky Effect. The appendix concludes with additional discussion of what I call rigid skeptics, their value and limitations, credulous believers, and the topic of alternative history, which still doesn't rest easy in my map of the territory. Back to Top

Appendix B
Kinesiology as a Means to Obtain Information from Higher Dimensional Sources

Summary

Kinesiology is a method by which the human muscular system can be used to obtain information from a person's Higher Self, guides, and other higher dimensional Beings. These methods can be used by anyone, although they require practice to attain proficiency. This appendix identifies major testing methods, such as muscle testing, finger testing, pendulum testing and use of dowsing rods. It also offers suggestions for appropriate uses and identifies types of questions that may be problematic. Back to Top

Appendix C
Prophecies of Catastrophic Earth Changes and Other Scary Things

[A]ny and all sources who predict terrible futures are to be discarded as dangerously untrue--no matter how well-intentioned they are--because the future is unformed and it will be the result of your imagination, creativity and intent. I would say that this is more important to grasp than any abstruse concepts about planetary or personal initiations or ascensions. Djwhal Khul (Violet Starre, The Amethyst Light: Message for the New Millennium from the Ascended Master Djwhal Khul, Light Technology Publishing, Flagstaff, AZ, 2004:26--www.lighttechnologypublished.com)

Summary

I have relegated the scary topics covered here to an Appendix because I choose not to give them much energy by my own focused attention. In Chapter 6, I offer the metaphor of a multidimensional game of duality as a way to understand, and not take too seriously, the difficult things that are happening on Earth at this time. It is not necessary to actively engage in the game to be part of the Great Shift. In fact, those who chose a spiritual, contemplative path provide tremendous energy in support of the Shift. On the other hand, those who see themselves as Warriors of Light and actively engage the dark side of human existence are also providing tremendous energy in support of the Shift. I find myself somewhere between these two groups of souls. I am interested in understanding the game of duality as best I can without getting too caught up in it. From my perspective, many Warriors of Light are unaware of the subtleties of the game as it is played by the Loyal Opposition, or of the energy that they give to unnecessary possible timelines by focusing attention on predictions of catastrophic Earth changes.

I have relegated the scary topics covered here to an Appendix because I choose not to give them much energy by my own focused attention. In Chapter 6, I offer the metaphor of a multidimensional game of duality as a way to understand, and not take too seriously, the difficult things that are happening on Earth at this time. It is not necessary to actively engage in the game to be part of the Great Shift. In fact, those who chose a spiritual, contemplative path provide tremendous energy in support of the Shift. On the other hand, those who see themselves as Warriors of Light and actively engage the dark side of human existence are also providing tremendous energy in support of the Shift. I find myself somewhere between these two groups of souls. I am interested in understanding the game of duality as best I can without getting too caught up in it. From my perspective, many Warriors of Light are unaware of the subtleties of the game as it is played by the Loyal Opposition, or of the energy that they give to unnecessary possible timelines by focusing attention on predictions of catastrophic Earth changes.

A major thesis of this book is that when Earth's dimensional shift is completed, it will be a planet inhabited entirely by positively polarized souls. In the meantime Earth is a mixed-polarization planet and for positively polarized souls who are actively engaged in the game of duality I offer information about the Loyal Opposition, covering the following topics: 1) the difficult path of service to self, 2) our Dark Brothers as teachers, 3) the Lucifer Rebellion, 4) Earth Friends in the Loyal Opposition (EFITLO), 5) Mischievous/Neutral Extraterrestrial Organizations (METOs and NETOs), 6) Scary Extraterrestrial Experiences (SETEs), and 7) Religious and UFO Cults. I also present some information on ways to deal with mischievous entities and other energetic challenges.

This Appendix concludes with the topics of apocalypse, cataclysm, catastrophe and other exciting events by suggesting that there are a variety of reasons why people are fascinated by the subject, even though the timeline shift in 1987 means that catastrophic Earth changes are no longer likely (Section 7.4). I present the approach I have developed to support the non-catastrophic probable timeline and propose some quantitative criteria for determining whether an event is catastrophic. Finally, I offer my perspective on thirteen end-of-the world scenarios and present information on a number of Earth changes maps as evidence for the timeline shift.

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Volume II: Personal Aspects of the Shift

Chapter 9
How We Are Being Helped Make the Shift (I): Personal Assistance, the New Children and Adult Incarnated Assistance

Summary

This Chapter first identifies types of personal assistance that are available to help us find our life purpose and what serves our own well-being. These include our Higher Selves, our personal guides, angelic assistance, help from nature, and extraterrestrial assistance. A key criterion for whether a particular source of assistance is beneficial is whether it enables us to claim our own power as physical and spiritual multidimensional beings.

The New Children, especially those born after 1987, represent souls of diverse origins who have chosen particular roles to play in helping humanity and planet Earth make the Great Shift. Many of these children have exceptional intellectual, creative, and psychic abilities, and as they reach adulthood they will provide the leadership for profound social, political, economic and spiritual changes in the coming years. I find it useful to make a distinction between Earth souls, which have made a long-term commitment to the Earth School over many hundreds of lifetimes, and souls with other origins. Many old Earth souls who have already learned the lessons of third-dimensional physical experience are now incarnated as adults and as children. Also, an unprecedented number and diversity of souls are now incarnated as adults with a particular commitment to help humanity and planet Earth make the Shift to the next evolutionary stage. These include, among others, Wanderers, Earth angels, starpeople, the fascinating phenomenon known as the Walk-in, and those I call the Blessed Ones, who are individuals of unselfconscious goodness. I conclude the chapter by sharing a bit about the unfolding process of how I have come to remember my origins as an Old Soul going back on Earth at least as far as the time of the ancient continent of Lemuria. Back to Top

Chapter 10
How We Are Being Helped Make the Shift (II): Spiritual and Extraterrestrial Support

Summary

This chapter describes how humanity is being helped by higher dimensional spiritual sources and extraterrestrials as we make a dimensional shift in consciousness. The two main sources of higher dimensional spiritual support comes from Earth's spiritual hierarchy in the form of ascended masters who are graduates of the third dimensional Earth school, and Beings associated with the divine or celestial realm. I use the term spiritual hierarchy because it is widely used by higher dimensional sources, but it is an imperfect term that should not be confused with the autocratic, patriarchal organization of human religious organizations. From a higher dimensional perspective different states of spiritual being are recognized, which can be viewed as an evolutionary process of moving from lower to higher. However the terms "lower" and "higher" do not imply judgements of relative worth or superiority. The previous chapter discussed the availability of personal assistance from angelic beings, and this chapter elaborates on the nature and organization of the higher dimensional angelic realm. There are also archetypal gods and goddesses with divine energies with a strong historical and cultural association with humans on planet Earth. These archetypal energies are very active today, providing direct assistance to individuals who call upon them. Information from divine energies is also available through channeled spiritual texts, and publications of channeled material from other higher dimensional spiritual sources.

Many beneficial extraterrestrial organizations (BETOs), consisting mostly of higher dimensional Beings, are helping humanity and planet Earth make the shift. Although fundamentally spiritual in orientation, BETOs can be differentiated from higher dimensional spiritual sources identified earlier by their geographic connection to societies that reside at mostly higher dimensional levels associated with stars in the Milky Way and other galaxies. The extraterrestrial contact literature and higher dimensional sources suggests Earth has been an interstellar and intergalactic melting pot for a long time and I present the best information I have been able to piece together about major extraterrestrial influences on humanity.

The BETOs work in cooperation with Earth's spiritual hierarchy, provide ongoing support to those of their kind (starpeople) who have physically incarnated to support the shift at the third-dimensional level, and also respond to calls for assistance by other incarnated souls. The BETOs also use their advanced technologies to reduce harm to humans as a result of geophysical and astrophysical changes and stresses as Earth makes her dimensional shift. In addition, BETOs are responsible for most crop circles. These crop circles serve multiple purposes, one of which is to activate neural pathways in the brain in preparation for our dimensional shift in consciousness. Visits to genuine crop circles can accelerate the awakening process for an individual, but simply viewing photographs of crop circles can be beneficial as well. Crop circles are also one of the multiple ways in which we are being gradually acclimated to the idea that we are not alone as self-aware beings in the universe.

The ETs will make themselves visible globally when we are ready to accept them as partners rather than superior Beings. Until such time, the BETOs will continue to communicate, primarily through telepathic means, to individuals who are open to receiving such communication for individual guidance, and through human channels who provide information to a wider audience. A variety of names are given to BETOs in the channeled literature and I do my best to present a coherent framework for understanding these organizations. The chapter concludes with information on a number of Earth-based organizations that work with the guidance and cooperation of Earth's spiritual hierarchy and BETOs. Back to Top

Chapter 11
How Can I Participate in the Shift?

Summary

This Chapter offers a number of one-time declarations, requests, vows, activations and initiations that can be used by individuals who wish to actively participate in the Great Shift as humans and planet Earth move to the next dimensional level. I also identify some easy, uplifting activities, including suggestions for mind-expanding literature and spiritual cinema. Other ways for ongoing participation in the Shift include offering living prayers that send healing energy to promote peace and alleviate suffering, benevolent dreaming, a focussed use of the dreaming state for the benefit of humanity and planet Earth, higher dimensional volunteer work, and group/individual Earth healing meditations. Back to Top

Chapter 12
Many Paths, One Destination (I): Career and Community

Summary

Everyone alive today has the opportunity to participate in the coming dimensional shift in human consciousness, and many paths are available. Humanity is in a transitional period where it is not essential that everyone be consciously aware of what is happening, but those who are will probably have an easier and less disorienting time of it. I think the coming years will be easiest for those who consciously choose the general path of service to others (for most this choice was made at a higher dimensional level many incarnations ago), and make a conscious commitment to participate in the Shift (all service-to-others souls made a higher dimensional commitment to the Shift before incarnating). I have little to offer those who have chosen the general path of service to self, except to offer them my best wishes for a very challenging path when they reach higher dimensional levels. I also honor the short-term path of not being sure whether to make a conscious commitment to participating in the Shift, though I suspect that in the coming years it will be harder and harder to remain on the fence.

This Chapter may be of some interest to those who wish to consciously commit themselves to the Shift, but would like an idea as to the types of paths of service to others related to career and community that are available, or perhaps validation that they are on the right path. I offer a broad definition of service to others, and present information on eighteen paths in four major categories: personal paths, outwardly-oriented paths, protecting and healing the Earth, and material paths. For most of these paths I offer brief descriptions and Tables 12-1 and 12-2 identify organizations, resources, and references for additional information. Back to Top

Chapter 13
Many Paths, One Destination (II): Spiritual Practice and Personal Challenge

Summary

Although I preferred developing a rational, scientific method for understanding the Great shift (presented in the first volume), in the end I have come to view the Great Shift as fundamentally spiritual in nature. In this chapter I offer information on the many spiritual paths that are available, first by identifying some universal spiritual aspects of the Shift, flavors of truth and mystical practices that transcend individual spiritual traditions. The Shift is all about self-awareness and conscious choice, and the choice of a spiritual path requires awareness of how one balances the personal and inward, and shared experience with others. Prior incarnational experiences may exert a strong influence on choices for a spiritual path. Speaking from experience, in my case prior incarnational experience with Christianity, I can say that recognizing where the feelings came from made it easier to release anger and negative judgements about the offending religious tradition.

A single chapter cannot do justice to the depth and richness of the many spiritual traditions that are available. However, for spiritual nomads like myself, who have not found a spiritual home, I say a little about a variety of spiritual traditions and particular paths in the off chance that some readers may find some new or useful information. I first honor the tribal spiritual traditions of indigenous peoples throughout the Earth and the pagan path that has in roots in northern Europe. I then honor the historic eastern and western spiritual traditions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, among others, and also identify a few of the great modern spiritual teachers who transcended a particular tradition.

I also say a bit about five particular spiritual paths that may or may not be associated with a particular spiritual tradition. The New Age movement has strong roots in the esoteric (also called occult) path, which can be traced back to the middle ages and earlier to ancient Egypt. The technospiritual path (my term) uses technology such recorded sounds and music to induce brain states similar to those achieved by spiritual meditation practice. Religious liberalism, orthodoxy and fundamentalism can be found in any spiritual tradition, and I offer my perspective on how these different viewpoints relate to the Great Shift. The New Thought religions' teachings related to the power of thought and intention fit quite well with my understanding that the material world arises from consciousness. Finally, although many agnostics, secular humanists and atheists might object to being included in a chapter on spiritual practice, I also honor their paths to seeking truth and this seems the best place to do so.

It may seem odd to include personal social, physical, emotional and mental challenges in a chapter on spiritual practice, but my understanding of third dimensional incarnational experience is that we choose, or are offered, these challenges in one way or another as a way to create opportunities for spiritual growth. These challenging conditions or situations may be karmic or discretionary. Karmic challenges arise from unresolved issues from prior incarnational experience for which we are being given one last opportunity to resolve before making the Shift. Many Lightworkers with little residual karma to resolve have accepted additional social, physical, emotional and/or mental challenges as part of their assignment to help with the Great Shift. In some cases these challenges have served to speed up the awakening and remembering process as to why they are here. In other cases, dealing with the challenges with love, forgiveness, and dignity makes it easier for others to do the same. The chapter concludes by offering perspectives from higher dimensional sources that have helped me reframe in a positive light conditions and experiences that are commonly viewed as negative. Back to Top

Chapter 14
Many Paths, Common Elements (I): Finding Our Own Truth, Symptoms of Awakening, Emotional and Physical Healing

Summary

There are as many paths to participating in the Great Shift as there are people alive on the planet. Common elements to each path include a responsibility to find our own truth, and to engage in personal emotional and physical healing. Learning to trust our intuition is the primary means of discovering this truth, which does not necessarily apply to others. Various forms of kinesiology testing, such as finger testing, pendulum testing, and dowsing rods provide methods for communicating with our Higher Selves, Guides and other nonmaterial Beings. Our bodies may also give us physical signs (body truth) that certain experiences or information are especially important. We may also receive signs or messages from everyday activities such as words spoken by someone, or information in a book that comes our way at the right time. I briefly describe a number of other ways of receiving useful information and guidance that I used to relegate to the domain of hocus-pocus: Tarot and similar types of card reading, astrology, numerology, and runes. A psychic or shamanic practitioner can also provide valuable information, provided one avoids the temptation to relinquish one's own responsibility and discernment by looking to someone else for guidance.

A wide variety of physical symptoms, such as flu-like symptoms, headaches, and excessive fatigue may be signs of physiological responses to the changing energies on planet Earth related to the dimensional shift. Strong emotions that do not seem to be appropriate to the situation may also be a response to energetic shifts. Cellular and DNA activation, as well as opening of higher chakras, are a natural part of the dimensional shift as we gain access to higher dimensional strands of DNA. This chapter identifies physical, emotional and mental symptoms of awakening and offers suggestions for helping differentiate such symptoms from normal physical sensations and ailments. The chapter also identifies methods for emotional healing related to re-empowering or balancing the feminine by both women and men, overcoming fear, releasing anger, and avoiding guilt. Replacing negative thoughts with positive thoughts is one of the most effective ways to be part of the Shift. I also discuss a variety of psychotherapeutic and mind-body approaches to healing and say a bit about the role of conventional and alternative medicine in physical healing. Back to Top

Chapter 15
Many Paths, Common Elements (II): Ways to Wholeness and Health and Transformative Practice

Summary

This final chapter extends the idea of personal emotional and physical healing to identify the many options that are available for greater health and wholeness. As more and more individuals on the planet adopt physical, meditational, dietary, and appropriate nontraditional medicinal practices for wholeness and health, the easier it becomes for others to follow suit. I am grateful for the early Lightworkers whose often difficult work and experiences contributed to planetary energies that enabled my own awakening and path toward wholeness. Traditional methods for working with the human energy field, such as acupuncture, remain valuable avenues for healing. In addition, there has been a proliferation of methods in recent years for balancing and enhancing the human energy field, such as Reiki, Polarity Therapy, and EMF Balancing. Methods for using sound to enhance brain functioning and balancing the human energy field are also becoming increasingly available. Unprecedented in human history, as far as I know, is the availability of direct personal assistance for health and wellness by nonmaterial Beings via the Medical Assistance Program of the White Brotherhood (MAP), the Perelandra Microbial Balancing Program, the Light Brotherhood's Circle of Grace, and Encodement Technicians.

For the time being, each of us who chooses to consciously participate in the Great Shift can proceed at his or her chosen speed. I encourage readers who do not currently engage in a regular physical, meditational, dietary/medicinal practice to let your intuition, or use other methods presented in the last chapter to identify practices identified in this chapter that might be helpful. For those who feel drawn to a disciplined transformative practice, I also offer information on a number of small and big steps that are available. My own awakening began with the statement "I am ready, take me as far and fast as you can." This chapter concludes the framework I developed for understanding the incredible personal experiences that happened after I expressed my readiness for transformation. I conclude by sharing some of these experiences in the hope that they may encourage others to take the plunge and open themselves to experiencing a foretaste of the amazing and wonderful possibilities for humanity and planet Earth. Back to Top