Wednesday, April 11, 2018
The current zeitgeist
It has been an interesting first few months of 2018. There continues to be a clashing of the old with the new and many are trying to make sense of it, many are in fear and some are thriving. Here's my take on what is occurring. The larger sphere of energy that pervades this planet is now firmly within the higher frequencies of the 5th dimension. This is leading to continuing outbreaks of benevolent outcomes manifesting instead of great upheavals. There continues to be a large group of humanity that still believes in the old paradigm of fear and control so we are still seeing plenty of that manifesting as well. While it seems to be expanding, what has actually occurred is that our awareness of what has been going on has become massively magnified due the proliferation of cell phone technology. Everyone now can have nearly instant notification of any news- good or bad.
We are each becoming aware that our institutions are run by fallible humans who likely aren't any smarter than the rest of us. We can sense that we want to live in a peaceful world where we are not constrained to follow restrictive edicts of governments and large organizations, yet we know that we still need some sort of organizing presence in life to balance the needs and interests of the whole. The current battle in the USA and elsewhere is for who will set the agenda for this.
In this struggle for change first there has been a desire to "go back" to some imagined time when things were "better". There has been a rise in nationalism, meanwhile we are still more global than ever. If you don't believe me check the label of origin on your clothes or your groceries! We are interdependent with our neighbors around the world and it is impractical to try to isolate one's self or one's country from change. Change is happening and it will continue to happen at an increasing rate over the coming years. It is going to require a different kind of human, a different kind of human expression to face the challenges of an evolving world. We are here. We can do this. We will do this. Get excited, you will get to say you were here when it happened!
We are doing it to ourselves
One of the biggest problems that I see is the tendency of people to not want to be responsible for the world that they are seeing. If you look at it from the limited perspective that you are a "nice" person who lives a decent life, how could you contribute to anything negative in the world? Think of it this way: You and I are fantastic transceivers of energy. Our thoughts, our attitudes, our beliefs all ripple out into the etheric energy of the planet and are picked up by others. Already several studies have shown that large scale prayer and meditation have created positive outcomes in our world, but not everyone is willing to acknowledge this at this point. This will slowly change as we move forward.
There are many popular notions circulating that some nefarious groups are negatively impacting our peace and happiness. They are labeled as the "Cabal", aliens, certain super-wealthy individuals for example. To me what this is, is an unconscious desire to disassociate ourselves with our own collective creation of reality and make "others" responsible for why we are not happy or receiving all that we might be due in our lives. Doubtless there are many misguided individuals and groups that are still operating on the old paradigm of fear and control, and now we are all hyper-aware that they exist. The thing to know is that the game has changed and the basis that these have all been operating within no longer is supported energetically by the energies that now exist planet-wide. Now is the time to claim for ourselves our own power of creation to manifest what we do want to see, not what we do not want to see. The mechanisms of this do exist: getting involved, taking responsibility, becoming clear on what you want, respecting the free-will of others to do as they wish without violating your free-will. One clear example that we are faced with is the warring and killing that abound. This must come to an end at some point as killing is a gross violation of free-will, whether it be a person, an animal or an ecosystem. There is work to do.
Humanity is a work in progress
Because we are at a major transition point between paradigms there is much turmoil in humanity. We are in the midst of literally birthing a whole new, much improved way of being human into the midst of a very dysfunctional system so there is conflict. Remember, the over-arching energies have shifted and there is an increase in the frequency of energy on this planet and because we are transceivers of energy we are receiving this on a subtle, mostly unconscious level. Those who wish to remain and thrive will be working on creating what brings them joy to whatever degree they can manifest, while those who will not be staying will be entertaining the lower vibrations of fear. Fear can manifest in a multitude of forms-fear of death, fear of dangerous others, fear or economic ruin, fear of...you name it. This is all a choice that we now must take responsibility for instead of trying to run away from. None of us are here forever in these bodies, we had might as well focus on being happy while we are here in this great play of consciousness, right? Humanity is on a path of advancing to the next level, not destruction. Your creativity is needed! Choose to hold beliefs of goodness and that is what you will see. Choose fear and you will suffer one way or another. It is a choice. Own your choices.
Movement is happening. Movement is key, but to where and for what purpose do you move? All of us are learning and coming to a greater understanding that we are the creators of our reality. I am, so I create. It may be a very predictable creation- a day at work, a day of errands, a day of recreation, a day of boredom or a combination of these and other things. We are all constantly creating. Now, how do we take what we are doing and bring it to a higher level, a higher expression? We begin with the end in mind first.
What do you want? To feel better, to have more joy, to have more prosperity I suppose. These are all good things, correct? Yes, there are challenges in life, we all have to face them from time to time. What I am suggesting is that we each have more power to see more of what we want in our lives than what we do not want because we have the power of choice. It is not so much of a burden to choose your desires, it is more of a burden to take the actions necessary to create those things for yourself because some work is required. While we are creators, we are not creating alone, we are either consciously or unconsciously co-creating with higher aspects of ourselves which are with us always. It is my belief that indeed the ability to connect with these energies for our own good and well-being is now more available than ever because we are continuing to move into the higher frequencies of 5th dimensional awareness, so be excited!
Our relationship with time is changing. Many say that it feels like time is speeding up, that there are not enough hours in the day to get everything done. Yes, it may feel that way because we are each stepping into more of the energy that is already available on the planet. The frequencies of the 5th dimension are already here, we do not have to wait for them. Higher frequency = Quickening. Things will happen faster, change will happen faster. Why not use this for your own good? It is not something to be frustrated by or afraid of, it is an opportunity to shift into a better way of being.
We all perceive past, present and future. Yet there really only is the present moment and that is where we need to focus our attention strongly at this time. If you live in the past you are bringing something that is done into the present and it cannot serve you now. It is dead energy. We cannot change the past no matter how much we try. We can have gratitude for it because everything each of us has done has led us to this present moment alive, breathing and ready to create. Often it is easy to drag our history around as an ever-growing tail that can slow us down in the now. Instead, have gratitude for all that you label in the past as either good or bad, high or low and thank it for having been in your experience. Bless your past, have gratitude for it and now move into the grace of this present moment.
What is coming for each and all of us is not based on the past. If it was, we would each be in and endless loop with nothing new happening, just a repeating of patterns again and again. If you want more then it is time to look at life as having the potential to move in a spiral. You are still moving, and you are moving up the spiral in frequency and you are creating the result of that choice in what you are living in the now moment. There can be moving up and down the spiral. Yes you may take two step upwards and then on step downwards. This is called learning. We are each learning to become comfortable with the possibility that we are totally in charge of our experiences in life and any limitations we might set for ourselves are only a choice, a choice that can be changed at any time.
Now the future is unknown and the unknown can be perceived as fearful. The fear of the future can provoke anxiety in many people, and so instead there is a tendency to cling to the known, to go back to the old ways that are known, even if they do not fit for the now. This is what we are seeing with nations in this moment. There is a turning back to nationalistic ideas: strong borders to protect from undesirable "others", new leaders focused on law and order, a fear of new ideas leading to a suppression of free speech in the media. These are some of the reactions that I am seeing. There are also the tried and true old agendas of raising the specter of wars of all kinds- military, economic and social. When have things ever stayed the same for very long? Almost never! And things ARE improving despite the apparent view of the mass consciousness that everything is not going well. Why? It is now much easier to have an awareness of everything that is happening in the world in real-time of the now because of the technologies we have. Fifty years ago you would have had to hope that your local newspaper or broadcaster would report on these things, and often many things were just left out, leaving us blissfully ignorant of many of the challenges and crises happening all of the time. In order to handle the future we must learn to ground ourselves into the unknown of the future and see it not as something to fear, but instead see it as a great opportunity to receive unexpected gifts of surprise that we will welcome into our lives.
To review: Have gratitude for your past whether it was good or bad, it has brought you to this NOW moment. Having gratitude for the past releases the need for you to bring old, dead energy into your present. Old energy has no potential for you to use to create with in the now. It just keeps you stuck on a circular path, a human hamster wheel. Second, live in the GRACE of the present. Take a few deep breaths, feel the life that you are in, you have created it and you are here in this moment generating radiant action, making choices. Your potentials are large, provided you have done the work to release the need to bring the past into the now. This is what we are all working on individually and collectively in this now moment. Third, become grounded in the unknown of the future. We do not know what is coming because we are each creating it in what we are choosing. I believe that the more people who choose for their own well-being, their own good, will create a field of positive expectation that others will attune to to some degree depending on their awareness. This energy will align with the higher frequencies that are already here and will join with each of us as we move into the vibrancy of the much greater potentials now available.
Learn from those who are joyful
Those that I see whom are having the greatest success these days are those who are joyful. They are creating for themselves events and situations that they wish to experience and they are having great fun doing it! Life was never meant to be an continual struggle, it is so important to keep your energy frequency high by doing some of the things that you love in life. If you say there is not enough time, then who is stealing your time? It must be you through the choices you have made, so make another choice! Often in this blog I write the phrase "Less is more". It truly is! If you simplify your life you will have less to maintain and more energy to have what you want. For example one thing I have done recently on a Sunday morning is to attend a local movement class for two hours. A large group gathers and a program of music is played, building in intensity towards the middle of the session before finally tapering back down at the end. People are encouraged to move and dance however they wish, but in silence. It is quite fun because I get to move my body in all sorts of ways that I wouldn't normally, without anyone judging what is happening because they are doing it too! It is very enlivening and I leave feeling in a good mood and having a bit of exercise without the drudgery of going to a structured program. I have found this choice for myself to be a much higher use of my energy than just sitting around the house drinking coffee and watching news programs. Empower yourself to make choices for your own happiness. You first, then others!
Admit that you don't know
There is a great unburdening that comes from saying "I don't know" and being happy with that. We all run around thinking that we know everything, and we have the accumulated knowledge of the world now at our fingertips with technology, yet why aren't we all running down the street skipping for joy? It is because we are overly focused on the intellect! The mind only knows what it knows and there are frankly more pieces of information available than we can cram into our heads, so obviously knowing things doesn't lead to happiness. Yes, knowledge is useful, wisdom is better and beyond that knowing on a deeper level beyond thought is even better. In order to get to a fuller expression of being human we are going to need to step back from the idea that knowledge alone is all we need. If you wish to argue then tell me how you beat your heart, how do you digest your food? Where do your thoughts come from? You can see that by just these questions who "you" think you are is actually a fraction of the being that you truly are!
I have said as well as others that we are spiritual beings having a physical experience. This is one of the most challenging ways to exist because we are still at a formative stage of existence as humans. No one is here by accident, no one is a victim of their circumstances. This is easy to write, yet often difficult to accept yet if you believe that you are connected to a soul energy (however you may term it) then you are receiving input that comes from outside your normal awareness. Breathe a few deep breaths every now and then and imagine that you are drawing in not only air but living energy that sustains you on your path. Aim for your own brand of wisdom and know there is more beyond that!
Focus on your highest inner urgings as you move forward
These bodies we have are focused by our sense organs to perceive life as external. Yes, there is an external life that we all interact with, however it manifests from our own internal state of being as we attend to it. All love, all prosperity, all peace comes from our ourselves first giving it to ourselves on the inside. This is where belief comes into play. As many have said "You will see it when you believe it". All of us have dreams for ourselves. When we can hold onto them and nurture them, then signals will come to us in the form of thoughts or urgings. If we act upon them we are honoring our intuition and intuition is directly tied to that spiritual part of us that is quietly ever-present. Now is the time when we need to pay more attention to this process in our lives. Consider your intuition to be your most benevolent friend, your own spiritual Alexa that can only have your best interests as it's only priority. This process is key to being in our joy in the years to come. Clinging to only what we see in the world without attending to our inner world plays into the hands of living only from one's own ego and that never ends well.
I hope that you have enjoyed reading this and it has helped you to consider examining how you are approaching your life. You have gifts that you can share with the world in small or large measure if you like, and the world will benefit from that choice if you make it. If anything in this triggered you, then be happy that you have been called to question yourself at a deeper level. While I work to promote truth as best as I know it and can express it, it certainly isn't the only truth on the planet. If you have been inspired, then pay it forward by inspiring another. Until next time I bid you to fare well and smile whenever possible. Blessings.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
The new year is off to a quick start and we are nearly at the end of its first month of January. The energy of this first month of the year feels to me like a continuation of 2017. Perhaps new things are coming very soon? What does this year hold for us and how can we make the most of it in these ever-changing times? Let's take a look at some of the things happening around us and within us to see if we can shed some light on all of it. I am certain that will a little focus and clear intent many of us will make it a year to remember!
First of all 2018 in numerology is an "11" year, which means mastery year, so it will have more power than last year. The last mastery year was 2009. Can you remember all of the changes that came from the economic shock caused by the financial nosedive? Millions lost their jobs, their homes and the stock market had taken a serious beating, only bottoming in March of that year before beginning its slow and steady rise we still see today. I would expect that while it won't be a repeat of that year, it will offer a lot of profound lessons to millions of us around taking our power, claiming who we are and moving forward into creating a life that truly reflects that truth.
An "11" year is also closely aligned with the wisdom of the divine feminine rising. We are already seeing this in how women are now speaking out about generations of harassment and abuse, setting a new norm of behavior long overdue. The divine feminine also impacts those of male gender too. It calls forth the protective and nurturing aspects of the feminine energy within men to also stand up for the kind of norms they want to have in society as well. Expect to find more people bringing up the issue of compassion towards one another rather than divisiveness that has been rampant in recent times.
Coincidentally we are having a 2nd full moon of the month, called a "blue" moon, along with an eclipse at 11 degrees (11 again-interesting!) of Leo. It will be partially visible from the U.S.A. starting at 6:57 am CST on Wednesday 1/31/18. Energetically eclipses are said to "reset" the overall energy on the planet to some degree, so they are worth paying attention to.
On February 16 we enter the year of the Dog in Chinese astrology, that is why there's a dog photo at the beginning of this article. Do you know the breed? Leave it in the comments if you do! You may remember those placements in Chinese restaurants that told a bit about it as you ate your egg rolls. The Dog year is going to replace the Rooster year which we are leaving. Here are some things about the upcoming new year of the Dog:
1) Repeated once every 60 years in the Chinese calendar, the year of the Earth Dog is a powerful marker in men and women's lives, offering when it occurs a new interpretation of the human condition.
2) Actions based solely on individual drive and demagoguery are unmasked and rejected by the majority.
3) The sign of the Dog, symbol of intelligence and protection, can also turn 2018 into a sensitive period, during which activists and students, but also ordinary citizens won't hesitate to demand radical changes to their life conditions to preserve the future for themselves and their families.
You can see just from these things I have mentioned that the stage is set for much to occur in a positive way in 2018. Things are going to move quickly, so be prepared! I cannot remind all of you enough that we are in the midst of a rapid energetic change on the planet and as we all all stepping into more of the energy that is here we are each going to feel a lot more change. Change is good because it is leading each of us to an evolution of our consciousness and a deeper understanding of ourselves.
Our reality is a mirroring us individually and collectively
Everything that is in each of our lives is there because we have made a choice on some level to invite it in. Being able to grasp and maintain a higher expression in our lives means that we have to take more responsibility for what we see- the good, the bad and the ugly. As we are moving between the old and the new, the old habits and the old patterns will still try to assert themselves in our lives and culture. It is each of our jobs to promote those things that will create peace and prosperity and a greater compassion for ourselves and others. Despite the trap of believing that we have it "all figured out" and can be on auto-pilot in our lives that is simply not the case. Nothing will change until we as humans begin to enact change in our lives. The collective potential for change will happen as we will all be pushed and prodded out of complacency now and in coming years. There is no returning to the way things were, and we are going to have to let go of our fear of the unknown. Imagine it instead as a place of great potential, great abundance and expanded love- all things I believe we want. We just need to not allow fear to keep us from claiming what is our birthright: a life of more.
Remember the acronym for fear: Focus the Energy to Alter the Results, F.E.A.R. That's all it is. You have sovereignty over what you think and whether you fill your mind with distraction and low vibration, fear based media/people/etc. or not. Claim your power of choice.
I am not saying this is an easy process, or that it will happen in short order. Being human does take effort before results are seen. Thirty or forty years from now it will make more sense looking back upon it. We obviously have needed for a long time to collectively awaken from the distorted dream of society that has put the planet under great stress from pollution and the people in a state less than their true nature. We have already made great strides in things like renewable energy, biotechnology and advanced manufacturing of everything from cars to computers. We have ignited great awareness of the need for creating a healthy food system with organically produced food skyrocketing in demand. These are a few of the things that are happening that are positive. Look for your own positive stories instead of just being spoon-fed the stories of conflict, doom and gloom on the mainstream media. That is just the old energy. Eventually they won't have an audience to sustain themselves. The are the dinosaurs of our era, fated to fade away because their vibration is too low to maintain their existence.
The public discourse is also mirroring a process to make us more conscious through showing us the unconscious patterns acting out all around us. We all view life through a lens of perception, now it is time to widen the scope of that lens so we can bring the unknown into the known, or in other words bring the unconscious into conscious understanding. Here is an illustration: The widespread belief in governmental conspiracy, a shadow government, a secret agenda, an alien agenda, etc. that swirl around us are essentially at their root the expression of the shadow side of the human psyche. They are given energy by those who believe in them and that propels them into our media. This field of fear energy is created by humans who need to understand their own power and its purpose. This energy loop returns fearful thoughts back to those indulging in them, reinforcing a belief in a grand illusion. To counter this fear energy and manage it, we have come to rely on our logical based left hemisphere of our brain to use reason and control to make sense of this shadow information. The combination of the actions of these two hemispheres of our brains creates in essence the outer picture of reality that we see. What is different now is that as the frequency of the planet has increased, now we are beginning to see more of our collective creation and the absurdity of it. Those still within it will fight to continue to believe that things are as they have always been and only a few laws need to be created to deal with the "problems". Those who are awakening are seeing the falsity of the situation but generally do not have a plan or proposal of how to address it, they just know it doesn't resonate with them.
Trying to "fix" the illusion of reality as we currently know it just is not going to work. We are each being called to our own personal reckoning with what we want to experience. Are you going to believe in fear as the dominant vibration in your life, or are you going to challenge yourself to bring more love energy into your life? This love energy is the higher vibrating choices that you make for yourself, and as we each do it we will see more of it mirrored into our reality.
Your choice: autopilot or movement
Humans have a strong need for consistency and familiarity. It is part of the social energy that keeps us together as a species. We "know" where things are and what their function is in our lives, from our possessions to our jobs and pastimes, and even our relationships with loved ones. The question we will inevitably ask is " Is this enough, or do I want more?" The feeling side, or emotional body will be asking us this throughout our lives, and it is our choice to listen and act. Oftentimes action may seem to be too difficult or raises anxiety within us. When this happens we have to make a decision, and often it is to remain within our current circumstances. And there is nothing wrong with this choice as long as you are willing to own and accept that that is your choice. It is my assertion that change always comes, there is no avoiding that if you are human, so why not become open to being flexible about inviting more movement into your life this year?
Movement involves the choice of feeling your feelings and taking some sort of physical action towards moving to your desired outcome. For example, at this time of year many are focused on diet and exercise in order to improve their feeling state in their bodies, losing weight, becoming more fit and increasing well-being. These are all good things because they honor the body by making higher choices consciously. This is one example of using the mental and emotional parts of ourselves to create change. Another avenue of creating change is to create physical movement for its own sake.
The physical is one of three factors that we apply in our lives to create. Often it is looked upon only as a servant of our thoughts and feelings but it is more than that. Take a look at physical movement in your life. You may find that you are not using your body very much. You may take it from desk to sofa to auto. You walk a bit. Is there a way to do more with the body to activate yourself? I say yes of course! Remember, you are your own walking universe of trillions of cells and they will respond if you move them in new or different ways. Ask any dancer how they feel after moving and nearly all will report feelings of joy. Moving the body requires more breath, so you are breathing deeper, oxygenating yourself and your cells love this! There is a bit of alchemy to the transformation that we can invite in when we move the body, so don't think about it, just move. Afterward there will be ample time to evaluate whatever you have chosen. Also, state your intention to invite in energies to work with you in whatever movement you choose. A clear intent to move, to want more in your life will give those unknown portions of "you" to act on your behalf as the physical being you are to create synchronicity and opportunities to be seen by you. Have fun with yourself as you give yourself permission to give this a try.
Takeaways from all of this
We are individually and collectively working with the increasing frequencies of energy on our planet. This is causing us to see things we have held as norms, and some of these "norms" are no longer acceptable to us. There will continue to be more light shined in metaphoric "dark corners". People will become less accepting of pronouncements of government and large institutions. They will question the truth of statements made and reject outright lies. Accountability and integrity will start to come into fashion once again. Truth = Freedom. If it doesn't feel like freedom, it's not truth!
Reality is a mirror. We are each like facets on a great diamond called life. We reflect what we choose to see. Always remember your power to choose differently if you do not like what you are seeing showing up in your life. You have a right to your best life experience, and you have to give that gift to yourself.
Enjoy your humanness. You are here, aren't you? While you remain in this life whether it be another 70 years or 70 days, do your best to write the story of you. Breath deeply, move your body and invite in the transformation, the evolution right into your own cells, as if you are the G-d of your own personal universe. Rely less on thinking or feeling right now. Instead focus on being fully in your body. There will be plenty of time for those later. Celebrate the physical you in whatever shape or condition you find yourself in, we are all perfectly imperfect!
I wish you good health, happiness and joyful expression of yourself as we move into the new energies of February and beyond.
Monday, January 22, 2018
The subject of DNA is one that we as a species are only beginning to explore. It is complex because it contains the totality of who we are, in each of us, in tiny packets sprinkled in each of the 100 trillion cells we each have. The action of DNA is so profound that even though we will replace every one of these cells approximately every 7 years, a pattern is maintained of who we are. What if we could consciously interact with our DNA and create a life of great vitality and happiness? Is it possible to influence the essence of the physical "you" in a way that brings more of what each of us want? I say yes, and over time it will become so for all of us. Today we will explore the possibilities before us in order to spur curiosity and fire up our imagination of what we are capable of as humans.
We have a basic understanding of DNA and genes, know about the mapping done by the Human Genome Project and we know about GMO foods but for the average person that is about the extent of our working knowledge on the subject. The study of the chemistry of DNA and the function of genes on a physical level is well beyond this author's area of expertise, suffice it to say that DNA operates beyond the physical while being physical. So how do we influence it for our benefit? The short answer is to begin to move towards choices which support higher consciousness, and then the DNA will reflect in our bodies that shift into a higher functioning vehicle.
Currently our DNA is functioning at a level of 30-31% of its potential. If we increase this potential then we will have a far expanded experience of being a human in a body. Some of this may include having conscious knowledge of other lifetimes you have lived and all of the wisdom gleaned from those other times. Second, with higher functioning DNA we can create an intelligent immune system which will eradicate many of the diseases we now have few tools to heal. This will also mean that we will be living much longer than the 75-80 year average, and instead regularly exceeding 100 years of age and perhaps some being able to maintain good health until 200 years of age. Changes like these are coming and they will have a huge impact on global society in the next century. People who live to 140 or 160 years old will be able to easily identify non-functional patterns of behavior in themselves and in society and will direct efforts to much better outcomes.
To gain the benefits of one's DNA expressing to a higher level it means we have to be in a body and wanting more. We have to do our best to respect the vehicle that we each travel within in order to experience evolution, and evolving we are. Many of us wish we could just activate our DNA and we could morph into an evolved being instantly like in a sci-fi movie, that however is not how it works. We aren't meant to bypass the experiences along the path-the journey is just as valuable as the destination, otherwise why would we be here?
We are beings of Light living in a body
If you have your 6th chakra somewhat active, you can see some of the etheric field of energy that surrounds us and all living things. It is one aspect of the light that we are. We are actually composed of frequencies of light and love that express through and within whatever vehicle we happen to find ourselves in. Currently we are talking about the human physical body because I assume that you have one and are using its eyes to read this, correct?
One interpretation of what our DNA is comes from the author Richard Rudd, creator of the book "Gene Keys". Here is what he has to say: "Your DNA is a wormhole. It contains a code that, when activated, opens up the core of the holographic universe. As such, the DNA molecule is really a transducer of light. The more open the wormhole is, the more light pours through it. Like a torus, it both draws light towards itself and emanates it outward. Eventually, so much light will radiate through you that the wormhole itself collapses. The resulting supernova reveals to you your true universal nature as one with all of creation."
Most of us have at one time experienced what it feels like to radiate joy. You might have heard someone telling you "you are beaming!". When we are in these higher states our cells are literally vibrating at a higher rate and we are radiating more light into our surroundings. Aura photography can also show the radiation of a person's energy field. Historically we have seen paintings done where a person's radiance is depicted as a halo over their head. You may also be fortunate enough to be in the presence of a very spiritual person who you can feel the emanation of their energy field or even see it. All of these examples fit with Rudd's assertion that we are transducing light through our bodies. It is our nature, this is not just a fanciful notion.
To activate our DNA we need to consciously choose evolution
Increased consciousness goes hand in hand with evolution. Life involves choices. While our bodies may function quite well without much thought from us, our path of growth and creating more in our lives involves us making conscious choices for it. It is up to each of us how fast or slow we will go, there is no one way to approach this process. Just be glad that you are in it, despite the clamor and drama of the external world.
Why activate ourselves? Because any work we do towards our own growth and evolution in love will not only make our current life better, it will also carry over into soul's record which will benefit all future expressions of life that we may take. It is inevitable that at one moment or another we will all have to embrace this process and move out of a very limited awareness that has been filled with the challenges of duality and a 3rd dimensional existence.
Is DNA activation valid?
Presently there are healers who are offering a wide variety of modalities to "activate" ones DNA, usually with the intent of moving towards "ascension" or some other perceived higher state. While a healer may be able to help a client move towards activating their DNA in a limited fashion, it is always the client themselves doing their own work that causes a shift to occur.
According to Kryon in the book "The Twelve layers of DNA", the third layer of this multi-dimensional substance is the ascension and activation layer. "The reason the word activation is in the name of this layer is because, like the battery, this layer is fully charged and ready to go, but it is always measuring your spiritual vibration. As you solve the puzzles of duality, create peace in your life, and clam the power of the creator inside, DNA knows it and this layer is used to increase the power to your cellular structure to live longer, think in a balanced way, conquer fear, heal itself, and move into an entirely new paradigm." The thoughts that I get after reading this are that we cannot fool ourselves into thinking that we can bluff our way into higher consciousness, we have to authentically be present to ourselves and our life situation and do the best we can, knowing that we will still make mistakes along the way. That is the journey of us as humans.
The DNA is listening to us all of the time. It is not merely a chemical shifting within the cells that occurs, it is a quantum shift that cascades throughout the body system in response to a person's own healing. So how do we talk to our cells? How do we attain this shift into wellness and joy? We have to do our work as it presents itself to us. No two people have exactly the same lessons to learn or the same approaches to life. Yes, we share many commonalities however we must avoid self-judgment when inevitably comparing ourselves to others.
I have mentioned in previous writing about how we each come into life with 5-7 major "blueprint" items to work on in our life. Yes, we do script these opportunities into our lifetime before our birth. When we achieve completion of each, we do receive an increase in vibration that moves us up the spiral so to speak. I imagine that this corresponds to an increased activation of one's DNA. Kryon appears to concur and speaks of mastering "life lessons". Once they are done they do not have to be repeated again. I will show you a list of some of them he wrote. They all do not have to apply to you, just own the ones that you know on a feeling level do apply. They are: Learn to love, Learn to listen, Learn to receive, Learn to love yourself, Learn to speak your truth, Learn how not to be a victim, Learn not to let anyone define you and Learn that you deserve to be here." If you take an honest look at yourself you will probably resonate with one or two of these. That is the task at hand for each of us. We can fail to learn, or we can try to avoid our lessons but eventually we will have to learn and master them. Activating ones DNA and moving to higher consciousness means that we do have to claim more personal responsibility for ourselves our actions and the outcomes we create. We are each capable of this, it is our destiny.
Talk to your body
To activate your DNA into a higher expression it is important to talk to your body. We have these trillions of cells which are like a whole universe where we are the Voice that speaks, yet we almost never speak to it. I don't want to limit it to the notion of only talking to body parts. Speak to your body through how you use it. Take it on a walk. Go out dancing. Dig in the dirt. Move it. We have become so mentally driven in our culture and spend so much time thinking and watching our devices that we've neglected our connection to ourselves as physical beings. Take more time for this. Yoga is a wonderful way to send loving messages to your body. Even bending over and touching your toes is good! The increase in vibratory rate on the planet is affecting our cellular structure and we need to allow for expansion of energy within the physical structure. Taking time for your self on a physical level will allow for more balance with the mental and emotional portions of you, making it a win-win. Balancing those aspects allows space to enter into your awareness to allow flow of ideas of what you want to be received.
The body wants to be in balance. It is our faithful servant and our connection to the physical world and this planet. We, as humans, are the nexus point of creator energy in form. We are the ones who are paving the way for the emergence of higher consciousness and evolution to occur. Living in a body is not always easy, however it is the perfectly imperfect teaching tool that is constantly changing and evolving with us. It may be oftentimes very quiet but it does have an awareness that is beyond your thinking mind. Introduce yourself to yourself once again and revel at the possibilities for your future together!
You are becoming multi-dimensional
Life is in constant motion, constant change and we are each transforming. We are in year 6 of the new energies on the planet and that includes the vibrations of the 5th dimension, as well as all of the other dimensions up to it. As we each grow in awareness of ourselves as creators in our own right of our lives we continue to apply energy towards our evolution, and our DNA is watching and listening. Each of us has within us the complete potential to become masters and I believe that the more we hold to this belief, collectively we will drive the potentials towards that outcome. Look to the younger humans, especially those born since 2000, as they are wired to remember more of who they are, and they will be more willing to express it in their lives going forward. Have compassion for those of older years, for many are still imprinted with the old paradigm of only a 3D existence, and they will fight to say that that is all there is. You and I know there is more. It is time to start expressing our truth more in how we live, and inviting ourselves to expand through love of self. I invite you to challenge yourself to make firm plans to bring more higher vibration experiences into your life and see what happens. Enjoy yourself more and sing to your cells that there is more coming because you have invited it in. Anticipate the unexpected gift of surprise that you can give yourself as you go through this powerful year of 2018. To your success!
Sources: Gene Keys- Richard Rudd
Kryon- The Twelve Layers of DNA by Lee Carroll
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
What it wellness? It can include all of the words in the picture at the top of this article, but it also includes something that many of us do not pay attention to regularly. Wellness is being in the flow of your own being, in your passion to create the life that you want for yourself. We are all creating all of the time, the present is calling each of us to greater awareness of what we are creating in our lives. Each of us is building our lives and contributing to the collective as we go forward, so let us take a look at how we might address our individual and collective wellness differently.
We all have energy. It comes from that electromagnetic connection of our soul to our body. It varies depending on what we are choosing and through our feeling state it is telling us if we are in alignment with our greatest joy. Have you noticed when you are doing things that you love, that you have more energy and time seems to fly by or become unimportant? And when you are involved in things that do not arouse your passion it feels more difficult to do them and time drags on? Passion is connected to one's heartbeat and our heart is the direct link to the soul. Therefore when you are acting upon your soul's desire you have more heart to take actions in your life. Also, you can still choose actions less aligned to your power as this is a free will environment. Here we are talking about the desire for more wellness so we will focus on the intent to be more conscious, more passionate, more loving. Now things are obviously in change in society world-wide and with the planet itself so let's explore some of what that means.
Things are changing
There is an increase in the frequency of energy now bathing the entire planet. You could call it a "quickening" of all things. Many people are reporting that time seems to pass quicker. A day may feel like it is only 16 hours long, or a week may only feel like 4 or 5 days in length. Rest assured, the time and the days are still there, it is now we are all stepping into more of the energy that has always been here because of this increase in frequency. This will continue to be felt for at least the next 10 to 20 years and there will be no returning to the former condition of times past. The energy is calling us to respond and make new choices. We are now in a new energetic environment and we are birthing together a new way of being human, an expanded way of being not known in our history. Are we now entering a new Age?
When I say new Age, I don't mean the the fads of pop culture. While some of those things have been and are helpful to raising consciousness I am intending to bring you the larger picture of what is ongoing and accelerating in life today. What I am writing here is of very long cycles- Ages. These cycles last for thousands of years and now we are likely moving into the next great Age that will be the theme for generations to come. Those who have studied Hindu texts regarding the cycle of ages will be familiar with what I am speaking of here. One such scholar published a text in 1998 detailing with great insight into this process. His claim is that we have now left the lowest part of the cycle, the Kali yuga, and are now entering into the Sat yuga. Yuga means age. The Kali period is one when the frequency is lowest on the planet and the actions and consciousness of humans is at its ebb. No one could deny that the period of the last several thousand years hasn't been easy, but now we are on the threshold of an environment of rising consciousness and rising creation upon the planet. In a manner of speaking we as humans are being re-informed!
This process requires that we be present on the planet and participate each in our own way to move forward into our heart's desire. Much of this will be about letting go of old ways of being and living. Just doing things because "it's what has always been done" isn't going to work in this new energy. We are going to have to leave the confines of the known in order to get there. It is clearly obvious in our world today as more and more are questioning the status quo. What is real? Is it true because someone says so, or do you check with your own inner feeling state and intuition to decide?
The zone of contradictions
On a mental level we are all having a great challenge in what we see before us. We see leaders and prominent people in our culture behaving badly. We see policies and rhetoric befitting a dark comedy television show. We may feel that this is not right, that something should be done to change things for the better, yet who is to step forward? The answer is: each of us. Life seems complex at times and how can we find stability in this time, how can we find wellness? Then I would direct you to the heart, the heart of your own being.
This "zone of contradictions" is pushing many into having to create in new ways. The planet is doing it as well. Millions are facing drastic changes due to weather becoming more extreme. I believe that also is a reflection of a great shifting of energy in human consciousness and planetary consciousness developing a new relationship in our midst. It is not something to fear, it is something that compels us to choose more consciously for our well being, and people are responding.
There are still going to be many who will continue to resist these changes to their last breath. Old habits and ways of being don't just readily shift into something vastly different overnight. So presently we are witnessing the clash of the old and the new and all of the instability and fearful feelings it is creating. It is also creating many good feelings and profoundly beneficial changes but those are less reported because as a collective we have an obsession with fear. This is an old habit that will begin to fade in coming generations as more turn inward to their hearts and their true nature and come to embody a more advanced way of being a human withing themselves and the culture at large.
I'll give you an analogy from the realm of gardening. We have been like small seedlings in a tiny starter pot and we have suddenly been transplanted into a much larger pot with fresh soil and water. We still remain small for a while but we realize that there is room to create new roots and new leaves so we grow and we flower and finally produce new fruits that we could not have created in our old small pot. The transplanting has been done, now it is up to each of us to consciously wish to grow and expand and fulfill our greatest expression in this now moment. We can read about gardening and the growth of plants all we want just as we can fill our minds with much knowledge of spiritual growth but there comes a time when we each must embody this process for ourselves. That time is now.
The time is always NOW
This life we lead as humans is subject to the apparent feeling of a linear expression of time: past-present-future. If you step back for a moment you will realize the you are always in the "now". Being human allows a certain focus on the individual self of the life you are living and the memories you have of it. This allows for choices to be made based upon experiences in one's current life, which you direct along a certain pathway.
It is also known, yet not fully accepted, that time is a construct to this reality which does not exist in higher frequencies or higher dimensions of awareness. In fact, all is happening simultaneously! It is a mind-boggling concept that all is "now", but we must eventually come to the awareness that life as we have known it is a purposed illusion. It is designed in such a way to promote our eventual awakening to the greater reality that we never truly left. This is why it is often so difficult and confusing being a human because here we are, in a separate body dealing with forces constantly shifting and acting upon us. My claim is that we are now at a juncture where what is termed the quantum field of possibilities is upon us, exciting!
A huge error in our thinking is that we are part of a dualistic system that states here we are on Earth and we are separated from G-d or the Kingdom of Heaven, Nirvana, etc. Only through death do we reach it. This paradigm is in the process of shifting now that we are in this higher vibratory frequency. As the reality of what and who we are is being opened up, more of what "truly is" will start to come into focus in each of our lives as we can incorporate it. We will start to begin to remember, to be re-informed about what has always been but was just outside of our awareness. Our multi-dimensional awareness is coming online and this will be both a challenge and opportunity. Some may well start to remember clearly other times, places, existences which will "bleed through" into our current awareness. We have been having these all along, often in sleep state. It will start becoming more noticeable and consciously interactive with you.
It is similar to when you would meet a stranger and feel as if you've known them all of your life. Or perhaps you are in a foreign country on holiday for the first time and you find you are more comfortable there than in your hometown. Your meditative and creative time might bringer you stronger more vivid images or words of things outside of your own memory. Be flexible and like a leaf floating down a slow river as you move forward. You are not going insane, you are awakening to more of you in the now as you allow it. You still have your identity, you are expanding your known by going into the unknown.
Wellness is about you flowing more of you energetically into conscious life. It is about really connecting to your heart's desire, which is a reflection of your soul's passion. Align in order to receive. Small steps are perfectly fine, it is your choice. Being in these frequencies which I often label the 5th dimension is about learning the way of allowing your desire to manifest. The core of this is in acceptance of one's current circumstances and knowing that you at all times have the power to change how you view those circumstances. Free choice is essential for each of us in life. Always remember that thought is first, then your feelings (emotions) follow. Choose higher thoughts and better feelings will be result.
Wellness also means being careful about what you invite into your purview or awareness. If you choose feelings of peace, happiness, joy, etc. then you may not wish to watch the news as it is predominantly fear based. Again, exercise your free choice to choose what you already know is good for you. The more that each of us focus on creating our own well being, the more we will see it reflected in the larger world. Consider your body to be your own private world and make peace within it. There is much to come about how we exist and operate within these bodies that is changing as we speak. Notice changes in your habits and desires and take that as an indicator that your body is changing for the better in order to support you more on your journey through life. Always be your own best friend to yourself and you will create the tendency to be much more loving towards yourself. Do not wait for others to do it for you, but be open to accepting loving support of others if that feels right to you.
Stay strong for coming times
It is difficult to grasp the hold that the ego has over the collective consciousness of humanity. It is everywhere. The difference now is that the light of truth is pouring in to every nook and cranny of life and awareness is increasing exponentially across the planet. While I have no doubt that the truth will prevail and be expressed as the norm, in the meantime we are in for a grand clash of the old and the new as is already being witnessed and reported by the media. No one has an absolute claim on the truth or the path that we will go forward on, in fact we are all contributing to its creation. That is why it is so important to take care of your own wellness first before attempting to help others. Much more is going to come to the surface in our individual lives and in society about how deeply we have been caught in illusion and this will cause many powerful emotional reactions in many. Remember- thoughts precede emotions so be careful to choose what you wish to feel carefully.
I do not want to suggest that some great calamity is on the horizon, to me that is old thinking, old cellular memory of times gone by trying to release. We are powerful creators and can change the game for better or worse at any time, never doubt your power and place your trust in it first before the babble of the electronic world. I do suggest that there will be challenges as the old energy tries everything it can to summon fear. Do not buy into it. See it for what it is, the dying gasps of an egocentric world that cannot continue as it has.
Like the Buddha used to promote- take the middle path. We are journeying through this world. Do not renounce it, and do not become too attached to the things of this world. We are here for learning and evolution, not to see how many possessions we can claim. Experiences, both ones we would judge either good or bad can be our teachers. Each of us has a piece of the story of human to work, to add to the collective. Take yours and work it in a way that pleases you, knowing that your love and your effort does make a difference. Only the bravest and most capable souls incarnate during epochs like this, I honor your spirit for what you have brought to the planet and what you will continue to bring. May you find more wellness in the coming months and years you so deserve to experience!
Thursday, October 19, 2017
When we hear or see of "the next big thing" it's usually something that is around for a short while and then fades into the background. Some things do last a bit longer, but even they fade with time. What I am speaking of here really is a HUGE thing, yet it is coming in without announcement or fanfare, yet it will affect each and every one of us for the rest of our lives and beyond. What is it? I'll get to that in a moment, but first let's review.
The world we are residing upon is in the midst of rapid change. Some of it is seen and much is somewhat "behind the scenes" so to speak. No one has a complete picture of it our how it will turn out from a human perspective, yet we are each working to shape how it unfolds in our lives. As I have written in this blog for years now, I am focused on the upshift of consciousness to claim higher awareness, which I term the 5th dimension. Over the past 30 years there has been a re-engagement of humanity into the higher spheres of consciousness of the 4th and 5th dimension. Prior to that time we were firmly entrenched in a 3rd dimensional consciousness. The reason that we have shifted is that collectively we have asked on a higher level for the opportunity to be here and create from a higher position, so that we all can enjoy peace and the full range of the meaning of prosperity in our lives. Prior to that time the opportunities to do this were very limited. Now we are on the verge of an explosion of change that will dwarf anything in memory. Some of this will be welcomed and some of it will be strongly resisted, yet it will happen regardless. Love, enacted through each of us, is coming to a higher expression in human life.
Up until now we have dealt with 3 continuum's: Care, Change and Transformation. I have written about these previously in other articles on my site. Each of us is always at choice as to how we approach life, and based on where we are at, we are in one or more of these places. Care works with the basics of self-care, wellness and basic stability of one's person more or less. Change involves us saying to ourselves "this is not enough, I'm going to try something new" and is the zone of choosing a new path for ourselves. It can be as simple as engaging a new pastime or making a new friend, all the way to creating a new career or new location and more. Transformation is moving beyond the known, it is where the change you have been doing leads to benevolent unintended consequences that move you well beyond your old tried and true ways of being and into a whole expanded approach to your life. Sounds very sweet, eh? Yes, you have had moments of this and so it is not unfamiliar to you. Reflect on turning points in your life to gain more understanding of how this has worked for you. Generally what happens is that transformation moves us into a higher expression of who we truly are and it feels great. All of these continuum's are about us operating here and now as co-creators. We are all constantly involved in creation whether we acknowledge it or not. Sometimes we keep re-creating the same circumstances over and over again, but that is not what is intended for us and by us at a higher level. This is why I speak of it as a co-creation. We, as humans, are co-creating with the higher aspects of our true selves (higher self, divine self, G-d, Christ consciousness, whatever you wish to term it) in order to bring about a divine plan, or play or consciousness that is all about going home. Now this seems like going somewhere physically, but it is not. It is about going to a place of allowing more of who we truly are to inhabit the day to day lives of who we are right here and now. It is about starting to come into conscious awareness of the grandeur of each of us as spiritual beings in human form, and taking this form to its next level of expression.
The next Big Thing
Recently I received some compelling information from my non-physical counselors that I want to share with you. The next continuum has arrived and is now open to all: The continuum of evolution!
Evolution is a profound shift from where we have been. It means we now have the opportunity to move into greater states of knowledge and greater states of love from where we are presently. We are on the verge of things getting really interesting in coming years, and each of us have a ring-side seat here on the planet to participate in it and be blessed by it. For some reason, this continuum is only available to us while we are embodied, and perhaps that is why so many souls have incarnated on the planet in the last 50 years. Evolution is going to require us to be nimble and flexible and utterly fearless. It is going to challenge a lot of people's basic assumptions of what life is and what life means going forward, and out of that a whole new expression of humanity is going to emerge.
If you have noticed the feeling of things speeding up as I have, you may wonder what is the reason? It is not that time itself is speeding up, in fact it is that we are all actually beginning to step into more of the energy that is already here, and that is a good thing. When I experience a speeding up, I see it as an opportunity to bring my focus to those items that really matter to me and feel the best to me, and ignore the rest. It is getting to the point where it is very difficult to attend to all of the distractions and pastimes, the news, the politics, the environmental changes, etc. There is nothing wrong with attending to what you wish, just keep in mind that you need to attend to your balance and your wellness closely. If you find yourself getting anxious, sad or depressed, go back to basics. You have permission to make your life in any manner you choose. Exercise your free will liberally to change things to what you want, rather than put up with what you do not. This is a very powerful practice and you have the power to change. Too often people settle with "keeping up appearances" or going along with social norms as to not be questioned by others. The time of this being endemic in world society is coming to an end. That which is true will stand, and by that I mean true to the core our your being.
The next 10 years are going to be a time of rapid shifts. While many of us believed that 2012 would usher in a massive transformation in a moment, it actually was the start of what is now to unfold. As my counselors have indicated, the learning, understanding and actions that had previously taken the last 10 years to accomplish will now only take one year. Subsequent years will bring in a quadrupling of the rate of change, so you can imagine that by 2028 or so we will be living in a world vastly different than now.
I want to add that they pointed out that while events may seem to indicate that this the end of it all, it actually is the beginning of the new phase of human evolution. Just like a birth, it will be messy and sometimes painful, but it will usher in something that is way beyond life as we have known it. Are we surprised? I would hope not! I think and feel that we all know deep down that what has been transpiring over the last 50 years is an approximation of reality, an ego-based construction of human life that is unsustainable and would likely lead us to extinction as a species. The beauty of the human is our ability to manifest a quantum shift that will lead us to further growth and expansion with the vibrant energy of the love that we really are!
The game board
The game board that we exist within consists of three parts: Time, Space and Energy. We are all intertwined and affected by each of these, as we affect them as well. It also includes the dimensions of 1 to 5 and beyond. There is a relationship between each and each is evolving into a new expression as we know it. Who is playing the game? Well, one is the human. There are other aspects playing as well, such as the planet herself, which has its own consciousness, and her own agenda. And likely there is the spiritual realm of which we are never really separated from. How that looks is any one's guess and for purposes of this explanation I will focus on the human portion because that is what is most important to me and you I would think.
Our awareness has been focused through living in a body and with an ego, while also holding in our heart's a piece of the Creator. We have done our best with limited awareness to each create a world that makes sense to us, while dismissing information and experience that we could not understand and put into our framework of reality. Now who and what each of us are is vastly larger than we have experienced and been led to believe for the most part. This is going to change and it will be up to each of us to allow and stay balanced as much new experience and information comes into awareness of mass consciousness. Those of us in the spiritual/metaphysical world have been receiving a taste of it already for quite a while, now imagine that most of humanity will gain access to this themselves in the near future. Quite a paradigm shift I would say!
So what is our role on the game board at this time? Simply to be a creator of our heart's desire. Getting to the heart, which is the center of the body, the center of our energy field will be the place where we can create stability in the years to come. Not much longer will sitting on the fence be an option. It will be a time of action.
Feeling that change is afoot, the amount of resistance to it is strong. As things move forward into evolution, the level of resistance will also increase. It is part of being human and feeling separate that we wish to protect ourselves in a known bubble of reality but this is about to be burst and we will have to each in our own way go into the unknown and create with all which is new to us from our present awareness. On a higher level we are familiar with it, now we are each going to bring it to the human portion of ourselves. It is of utmost importance as my counselors have told me, that we each come to a greater understanding of free will and free choice in our lives. Consider this question: "Are you willing to lose everything you have to step into everything you could be?". This is a provocative question and it hints at a much greater way of being that can now be claimed by each of us if we are willing to loosen our grip on what we think we know. Is the world we have been living in really real? Or is it an illusion?
The older I get the more I realize that despite having accumulated a mountain of knowledge, I know very little. I do have some wisdom, yet I cannot be certain of anything except love. Yes, like you I have a body and an identity that exists for a number of decades, then ceases to be. I also know that consciousness transcends the body quite intact after a lifetime is complete. I know that each of us is working on our own individualized plans of healing while we are here. And I also know that we are loved and supported in many unseen ways as we go about beginning to remember the Creator in our hearts and begin to respond to its call to us with greater passion and risk, instead of fear and avoidance.
What do you really own in your life? You may recite a list of things that you possess but that is not the point of the question. I am pointing to your thoughts, feeling and intentions as you go through your experience of life. Are you in charge of those as much as you would like to be? Have you considered it before?
Up to now a large percentage of a large number of us have been acting mostly unconsciously, not living in the present moment of thought and feeling. You can easily see this in the amount of distracted behavior people are doing such as distracted driving, looking into their cellphones while doing other things, etc. What is interesting is that as the potential of increased consciousness is becoming available, the stark contradiction of unconsciousness is getting a strong light shined upon it as well.
Here are three things for us to consider as we move forward to great knowledge and greater love on the path of evolution. First: Do you know what you are doing? Second, do you know why you are doing it? And thirdly, Are you taking ownership for what the outcome of your actions will be? These questions can only be truly answered by us if we are fully present in the current moment, breathing and feeling and thinking. Are you willing to take the risk to live your life with more passion? Are you willing to have more compassion for others in their efforts to grow? Do you support the status quo or do you want more? These are question we will all be faced with as things intensify in coming times. This merging of time, space and energy is going to push all of us out of complacency. There is no going back to some imagined time when things were "better". The only way is forward and even those who resist this will be brought forward in one way or another.
To complete this introduction to the "next big thing" the continuum of evolution I will say this. You can go on with your life as you have been living it and not take heed of what I have said here. Maybe 1000 people will hear this message. If of those who read it, if100 take it to heart it will be magnified tenfold. You can do this too with the power of your heart, your passion, your compassion. If you do read and consider this then you will be far ahead of the masses, you'll still have work to do but you won't be blind-sided by things, you will have given yourself time to consider your actions and that is a wonderful gift to yourself. A world constructed of greater states of knowledge and greater states of love will have much better outcomes than the one we are presently living in. Come up with a love plan of your heart's greatest desires and begin where you are. The new and improved world will be birthed in each of our hearts, now is the time to make our plans and begin to nurture this new world into manifestation. May you be brave in bringing your truth into the light for all to see.