Shifting in 2008
In the year 2008, more and more people will begin questioning things
that they never questioned before. Individuals from all walks of life
will be seeking new answers and to make sense of a nonsensical world.
For some people—who have been asleep to humanity's great current
of change—a personal crisis in the not too distant future could be
the catalyst to seriously question the status quo. The crisis could be
anything from a grave health condition, a costly divorce, a house
foreclosure, or a job loss. When the person begins questioning more
deeply than before, and realizes how shaky the traditional means of
support are, an opening is created to change course.
To be sure, such a person receiving this "wake up call" must act
on the "call" in order to shift their circumstances. As part of
that, they must choose a different path than the one they have been
The New Path of Heart
This new path involves looking within for answers and responding to the
world with a heart-centered focus. It means giving up, bit by bit, the
habitual ego-based patterns learned in the conventional world. Giving
these up is not a simple thing to do, for there is much resistance and
ignorance about the truth of one's real condition. That is a normal
part of being human.
This awakening person will need to approach the new path with
dedication, persistence, self-love, compassion, and patience. The last
quality of patience is particularly important, for success in navigating
the new heart-centered path will require ongoing actions and choices.
The person must be willing to continue choosing the higher path, and
taking actions that reflect that choice, regardless of what appears to
be happening. Sometimes it may appear as though nothing at all is
happening. Other times, the progress may simply seem to be too slow. No
matter what adversity is experienced, discouragement must not be allowed
to block the person's resolve. The shifting into an entire new way
of being requires tenacity and an ability to continually remember the
For Experienced Travelers
For those already on the path of conscious awakening, this coming cycle
will precipitate an even deeper level of questioning than before. Light
will continue to shine on disparities and dysfunctional old paradigm
approaches. As that happens, many secrets and much hidden knowledge will
be exposed. Truth will come out into the open. Some of this uncovering
will involve personal issues that will present themselves in a new way,
perhaps escalating into even more of a crisis. When these things occur,
if approached intuitively and sanely, doorways will open to allow for
resolution. A skilled person who desires to rid themselves of a
longstanding concern, therefore, may find that this next cycle gives
them just the spiritual fuel needed to finally complete the healing.
The Shift on a Global Scale
Each person on the planet will be impacted in some way by the
accelerated transformational shifting in 2008. It may be conscious or
unconscious, but the impact will be there. The challenge will be in
connecting the dots and making sense of the oppositional forces.
Fear-based agendas and actions can be subtle, disguised as something
benevolent. Again, remembering the larger view and making sure to
regularly question within are keys to each person's individual
If you feel that your ability for inner inquiry needs to be
strengthened, there has never been a more important time to further
develop this skill. Having this talent in these pivotal times is not a
luxury, but a necessity. This ability is developed by first opening to
it, and then through lots of ongoing practice. Opening to your natural
ability to question will take a very strong desire, and a willingness to
learn new ways of approaching your reality. It will also require an
inner strength that does not waver when you feel challenged by others,
the status quo, or unflattering information you receive about yourself.
You must be willing to see the truth behind the falseness in everything,
including your own human-formed identity. That, too, must be allowed to
fall away so that you can discover your true Divine self hidden
Inner inquiry is also an essential part of developing your intuitive
knowing or psychic abilities. Those who have developed their skill of
using intuitively guided reason will be in high demand in the times to
come. They may call themselves intuitives, or they may use other
language to describe their gifts.
Those gifted with intuitive ability will be needed everywhere – from
corporations, government bodies, households, health care facilities, to
the intuitive arts. They will surface to help others not yet skilled in
inner inquiry. They will also be able to help other skilled intuitive
people, who from time to time desire additional input from someone
outside the conventional paradigm. Sometimes it will be in sharing the
results of one's own inner questioning with such a person that
hidden truths of one's dilemma will surface.
Need for Restoration of Atrophied Talents
For most people, questioning and listening are rather atrophied talents.
Everyone can learn to do these things, but the conventional world puts
little value on them. In fact, from an early age, most people are told
what to do, how to think, and what is true.
Education, even at the higher levels, does not teach people to question,
to listen, or to really think for themselves. People learn that to
succeed in the outer world, they must be first, best, fit in with what
society dictates, and be the loudest voice in the crowd in order to
stand out. There is tremendous pressure to do and be these things.
When people follow this conventional recipe for success, they are headed
for disappointment. The recipe may be all they know, and it may appear
that others use it for great achievements, yet it is based on a lie. At
the root of the lie is a tangled web of false notions of the conditional
world. They appear real because humanity has given them so much energy
and accepted them as a guidebook for living. Each person must dispel the
false notions for themselves, one at a time. To do this, a person must
restore their atrophied talents of inner questioning and listening.
When atrophied talents are restored and made relevant for these times, a
person has an intuitively guided rational means of responding to
uncertainty and chaos. Those who are drawn to focus on these
untraditional approaches know, at a deep cellular level, that this time
in history is unique.
The next few years will not be a carbon copy of any other time, even
though some dynamics are similar. The familiar themes—long part of
the human landscape—include war, greed, ego-based control and power
maneuvers, hatred and prejudice towards anything or anyone seeming to be
different, fear-based messages of doom and gloom which include
predictions of the "end of the world," and growing numbers of
people fed up with it all.
What's Different This Time
This time around, the world is being profoundly impacted by the
cumulative force of an awakening consciousness. Underway is the biggest
shift in consciousness humanity has seen in so short a time period. The
force of awakening has been building for many years across the planet,
with new levels of progress reached each year. Much of this forward
movement is difficult to discern, especially in times of hardship, and
when most people are so focused on what's wrong.
Humanity, right now, stands on the edge of the crucial jumping off point
that can allow for a dramatic leap into higher consciousness. This is
the leap you have come to Earth to make, and what you have been working
towards—knowingly or unknowingly—your whole life.
The brand new paradigm of enlightened consciousness really is more
within reach than ever, despite what you hear to the contrary. It is
important that you believe this, and that you focus your energies on
creating it—mainly within yourself but also in your actions taken in
The more consciously you work to create this new paradigm in the next
few years, the greater your opportunity to shift into a higher
vibrational state, and to positively impact the planet. As you do this
inner work, you will be assisting others around you and also helping to
create a more heart-centered world.
It is vital in these next few years to stay awake to the lies and
manipulation. You will be told that there's no hope for the planet,
no Earth for your great-grandchildren to inhabit, and that only certain
"good" people will "survive." You will be told that you
must give up your freedoms to be protected from the "enemy." You
will be told that it's too costly (or some other explanation) to fix
human dysfunctional systems involving health care, allocation of
resources, and destruction of the environment. None of this is true.
Setting Your Intention for Change
Set your intention right now to be one of the ones who seriously
questions what is happening, and to take conscious responsible action in
the world to be a positive force for change. Intend that you do this
continually, regardless of what seems to be happening. Remember that
your intentions and actions count.
The momentum of change is all around you. You can see evidence of it
regularly. Noticing the discontent in people and their desire for
something brand new can become inspirational reminders that people are
growing less accepting of conventional ways of being. When you view it
this way, rather than as a reminder of how much everyone is suffering,
you shift your vibration higher. This view may also inspire you to be of
more service to others.
In 2008, people in all corners of the world will have less tolerance of
lies, hidden agendas, broken promises, cover-ups, and deceit of all
kinds. These ways of being, and public outcry about them, will be more
out in the open than ever before.
Differing points of view about truth will continue to be a source of
conflict, on both a personal level and within groups of people. Most of
the wars fought between peoples have involved disagreements involving
truth. Some cultures teach the idea that there will be a final battle
between good and evil, and that only certain "good"
ones—classified by their idea of "good"—will survive and be
"saved." Other cultures have very different ideas of truth. The
truths at issue will always be relative truths, based on the
Your truth may look quite different than another person's. Truth is
sometimes thought of as what you think is real. Consider that, without a
full awareness of reality, including the physical and nonphysical, it is
impossible to know truth except in relative terms.
Waking Up to Human Interconnectedness
Thanks in part to the power of the media, growing numbers of the
world's population are now realizing the interconnected stream of
energy that has always impacted the diverse forms of life on the planet.
A war or peacemaking event in one place impacts the whole.
Oppressed peoples in one country become a cause of global outrage. A
large-scale natural disaster in one place stirs compassion and aid
relief from strangers living half way around the world. A new discovery
in medicine in one country helps to resolve a health crisis for a
threatened impoverished culture.
The need for joining together and helping one another has never been
more urgent. In the next few years, humanity as a species will have the
opportunity to fully understand human interconnectedness and to utilize
this to help create a brand new world.
Checklist for Personal Transformation in 2008
The following are some guidelines for approaching your own personal
transformation in 2008. Become still and move your focus to your heart
as you read these words. Invite your intuitively guided reason to show
you which of these is a priority for right now. Then, as 2008 begins,
review this list again in the same way, noticing if the priority has
shifted and if you have new insights about your personal journey.
1. Observe your mind. Become more aware of what you are thinking, what
you focus on, and what you repeat over and over to yourself like a
broken record. This will give you clues about what belief systems you
hold within you at the DNA level.
2. Learn to focus your mind. You can do a number of things at one time,
yet your mind can only efficiently focus on one thing at a time. Notice
when you go out of focus, putting your attention on another topic.
Practice focusing your mind on something positive you wish to create or
3. Bring your intuitive right brain more into your everyday experience.
As an example, as you focus on something you desire to create, imagine
your creation in living color with details filled in. Allow your right
brain to come up with additional details you may not have included when
thinking of your creation through logic alone.
4. Question. Set your intent to question things you have never
questioned before. Then get into the habit of questioning what your
world presents. It could be a television show that glorifies meanness,
your doctor giving a dire prognosis, or your government officials voting
away your freedom of choice. It could be something personal, such as a
relationship challenge or your own doubts that you have made any
progress in recent years. Question these things and more.
5. Take action on your questioning. If you inquired within about your
doctor's prognosis and received very emphatic intuitive guidance
that your doctor doesn't have all the information—another more
positive outcome being possible—refuse to let the doctor's
prognosis decide the outcome. Be willing to take every step you can to
create a different outcome. Invite a Divine solution and ask to be shown
the way, a step at a time. Continue to trust what your heart tells you
is true for you.
6. Do not settle for an everyday approach to personal growth.
Conventional approaches do not allow you to progress spiritually. You
have not come here to be conventional. You are here to make a new mold.
Ask to be guided to new paradigm methods of healing and knowing the
Self. Find and apply new approaches in ways that suit the particular
approach. Have the courage to stick with it, even when your lifestyle
seems increasingly foreign when compared with that of the everyday
person. .Remember during times when your courage wavers that you did not
incarnate this lifetime to simply continue your cycle of ordinary
existence. You came to rediscover the Divine at the core of your being.
7. Become more compassionate. Without compassion for yourself and
others, you will not be able to realize your true Divine nature.
8. Drop all judgments. Set your intention that you will become more
awake to your judgments. Humans have a habitual tendency to judge
everyone and everything. This puts people and things into boxes labeled
right and wrong, good and bad. When you judge, you reinforce the
polarity of opposites. In the process, you limit yourself. Decide that
you will judge less and be more accepting of what is.
9. Reassess and update your relationship with yourself regularly. Get
into the habit of frequently asking yourself whether your life is
reflecting the new paradigm road you desire to travel. At home, for
example, you can reevaluate your environment, your lifestyle, and even
your clothes. Consider whether some modifications are in order. You may
have an extra bedroom filled with things you hardly ever use, and
you've been wondering where you would find a quiet space for your
meditation practice. Perhaps some reorganization could serve a number of
purposes. Another example could be your quiet time, and the realization
that you would like to devote more time to inner reflection and being
still. Consider what outside distractions and other factors you would
need to address. A third example involves looking at your use of time
and energy in the context of the path you want to travel. One week you
may have invitations to become involved in several diverse projects.
When you carefully evaluate each one—using your heart's wisdom
and keeping the big picture in mind—you may realize that at least
one of the projects may divert you from your goals. You may discover
that there are much better uses of your time and energy.
10. Trust that you will be guided to solutions. Regardless of how
hopeless a personal dilemma may seem, it is important that you trust
there is a Divine solution. Invite in this solution and then be open to
how and when it shows up. The solution that is perfect for you may not
be the solution that would work for others, yet it will be exactly what
you need. If your dilemma remains unresolved after a time, it is
important that you are willing to simply be with your condition. If you
can learn to trust what is and to know that there is always a higher
purpose to things, you can find peace.
11. Use your time wisely. Remember that each moment and each new day is
an opportunity to grow spiritually, to love, and to progress on your
path of light. Set your intention that you will make full use of your
gift of physical life. Treasure the moments during which you experience
love, openings, and awakening to the movement of spirit. Let go of the
12. Go gently with yourself. Treat yourself as you would a best friend.
When you know you need to rest, don't push yourself needlessly. When
you have suffered a major disappointment, be kind to yourself. When you
don't meet your own expectations, resist the temptation to criticize