Predictions 2008: The Year of Global Awakening
The Brotherhood of Light through Edna G. Frankel
Greetings, dear ones, from the Brotherhood of Light. We are focusing on the year 2008 and scanning potential futures that are occurring all at once. There have been many different predictions about the rising energies on planet Earth-what is happening, when it is happening, where and to whom it is happening. Many voices cry out, “It’s next
year! No, it’s in two years! No, it’s right on schedule!” This is very tiring, don’t you think? As with trying to guess which day is a “portal day” and when is the best time to meditate to “get somewhere,” you have no idea where you’re going, right? [Chuckles.] Ah, children, the whole point is to enjoy the process, not to worry about it! The Earth has her own timetable and another five years of shifting to do before she reaches a new electromagnetic balance in the fullness of the photon belt.
As above, so below. Yes, as you are a meld of Spirit and matter, so you are linked to the planet and to her ascent. As we have said before, each one of you will reach the opening of your awareness in your own space and time. Are you doing your daily practice? If you are, whatever your favorite meditation is, you will never miss a single portal day or special energetic event. You will be rising along
with the Earth’s energies, as long as you keep your jaw joints open to allow excess internal pressure to flow down and out your meridians, making room for new, clean energy to enter your system. As we teach in the Circle of Grace material, the true benefit of any meditation, sedentary or in motion, comes from doing it regularly!
The best advice we can offer you for the coming year is to be strong in your spiritual convictions. The year 2006 we labeled “The Year of New Intent,” followed by 2007, “The Year of Spiritual Discernment.” In 2008, you will be called upon not only to walk your talk but also to stand your ground in dramas at every level, from the personal to the
global. From our perspective, we see it as the “Year of Global Awakening.” Those of you who have been following the millennium shift since the late 1980s are tired of waiting! Those who have become seekers since the year 2000 are gobbling up as much learning as they
can. Imagine, in 2008, how the Earth’s energies will shift when millions of people start realizing that the crazy weather and politics do indeed have a broader meaning. The year 2008 is when you will all start to wake up to the fact that global warming is upon you, and a lot more people are going to start praying.
Ground Your Light Wherever You Are
Dear reader, please remember that your world is the illusion, not the true reality. It matters not if you devoutly believe in the millennium shift or are becoming aware of the imminent dangers of global warming. The cosmic joke here is that the effects of both are dovetailing into
one scenario! Some will say that the shift is becoming palpable; others will say that the climactic anomalies of global warming are becoming more pronounced. It matters not which you believe in; just know that by 2012, the effects of both will be clearly evident. The divine plan is incredible in its intricacy, is it not? [Chuckles.] It covers all levels of belief in order to propel your lessons forward.
Which lessons? Oh, dear ones, life is more precious than gold or oil. Saving people is more important than killing people. Even if the majority of the world’s population never hears about the millennium shift, the work you lightworkers are doing at a very high energetic
level will be mirrored by the thousands of people who are currently involved, and will become involved, in search and rescue and saving lives. Since more than half the world’s population lives in coastal areas, the poorer native populations will be the hardest hit and most helpless. We are not speaking here just about disastrous weather
events, but also the effects of changing weather patterns that you have never seen before. Do not go into fear over this, dear readers; it is not a question of moving to a safer place, because the entire planet is changing. Rather, it is a matter of grounding your light wherever you are and holding that space to anchor the higher energies.
Another factor that will speed up global awakening is the information coming from beyond your atmosphere, as your satellites and telescopes pick up more evidence of galactic changes occurring. Yes, more changes in the gravity and the magnetic fields of the Sun and the other planets in your solar system will be seen and wondered about. Thanks
to the efforts of many scientists (and a few politicians), much information about global warming will be released that had been suppressed in many countries. Once the weather changes take priority over political and financial squabbles, people will begin to see the futility and waste of war. Your resources, money and manpower will need to be redirected to saving people rather than killing one
another. By 2008, you will see a worldwide exhaustion regarding war and the old, fear-based politics. That old fear will pale in significance compared to the mounting climactic problems. People from all walks of life will start demanding that their governments listen and obey, instead of the other way around.
A New American President with Integrity and Compassion
Part of the awakening of the masses will occur as people reclaim their individual power instead of bowing to their old, fear-based societal traditions. We are speaking here of both East and West, because they must meet and agree, just as enough people, must demand change before science and spirituality can meet and merge. If you look carefully,
most of the governmental and religious leaders are older adults engrained with lessons from the Cold War-the us-orthem mentality. Major change will come from the ranks of younger adults, the children of the baby boomer generation, as they move up into influential positions in big business and politics. Through and beyond 2012, they will bring in the new, higher perspective of “all one” people and what
is best for the common good.
There will be clear evidence of this in 2008, when the people of the United States elect a new president. After two presidential terms (eight years) of lies, deceit and cover-ups, the whole world will breathe a sigh of relief when the Bush regime ends. We do see good potential for the war in Iraq to begin winding down by then. In many unexpected ways, this leader has been positively influential in swaying that nation’s politics toward the good of the masses. Between the futile and embarrassing war in Iraq, the inept foreign policies and the erosion of democratic rights of the American citizenry, people are looking for something better, more noble, more wholesome and more intelligent in their next leader. Yes, in contrast to Bush’s total disregard for the wellbeing of his populace, the next president
elected in 2008 will have clear, recognizable spiritual integrity and compassion. This new president will have a great impact on global politics and will help shed light on many governmental inequities around the world. He will help raise the bar on what is morally correct and work toward global consensus on many important issues.
A Shift in Global Priorities
This same trend of pursuing a higher moral ground will be seen in all countries. Dear ones, if everything global seems to be getting worse,be heartened! The old, fearbased ways of warring and dealing must play themselves out at the planetary level. There will also be new, younger leaders emerging in the Middle East in the next few years who will
greatly help to bring peace to a very political hot spot on your planet. Even the Arab countries that are Muslimrun will be forced to clean up their act and take better care of their citizens. Africa will have more need of foreign aid and foreign influence to stop the civil wars and mass killings. What you will see is a gradual restructuring of wealth and assets around the world as more truth becomes known
and as the global priorities shift from “us and them” to “all of us.” Do you see the difference? Do you understand what huge leverage is needed to nudge the human consciousness from a stance of “service to self” to “service to others”?
That huge leverage happens one heart at a time, one commitment at a time-one person shifting in his or her own time to affect all those around. That leverage will be greatly aided by the speeding up of global warming. It may take a game of “guilt, blame and shame” to make governments bow to public demand, but there is great potential for this as the “old guard” is replaced by younger, more idealistic and
heart-centered leaders. Here we are talking beyond 2008, into the shift itself and afterward. To you, “peace” may mean that no one is fighting anymore.
But that is only the first step! Then the oppressed areas of the world must be invigorated with food, water, basic needs and education so that those people can have a goal besides just staying alive. The best antidote to poverty and oppression is training people to do something productive, giving them the opportunity to learn a trade and provide
for their families. Living in harmony means much more than a “stop shooting!” policy. Giving people a chance to make something of their lives, sharing resources so that none suffer-that is truly heaven on Earth.
Yes, we are speaking of societal and cultural developments beyond 2008. The more you know about your future goals and the more you can itemize the steps and details, the better your manifestations will be! But again we will remind you that you create what you focus on. To pray for global peace from a stance of fear is useless, dear ones, for you are contributing to the darkness rather than the light. Just keep sending your loving light out to the world, without judgment! By 2008 many more dark things that were hidden will come up to the light of public scrutiny.
Increased Scrutiny of Insurance and Drug Companies
You have already seen much corruption come to light in the private business sector, putting those responsible in jail and leaving many people out of work and out of retirement funds. Now the light of truth and compassion is being focused on the governmental level, revealing much manipulation, lying, theft and deceit. Another arena on which light will be shed is the drug and insurance companies.
Again, the old way of giving over your power to others will be questioned. The large insurance companies will come under scrutiny in countries that have privatized medicine. This imbalance of people getting adequate medical care only if they can afford it leaves millions of poor people unable to get help when they need it. The stranglehold that insurance companies have on both patients and doctors must change, for it is an unfortunate mismanagement of health care. Socialized medicine, too, will come under scrutiny for different reasons, but with the same goal: getting people adequate medical attention when they need it, without waiting months at a time.
Meanwhile, doctors are being overtaxed by insurance paperwork and limited by the insurance companies in what they can prescribe. When insurance companies are in charge of what a doctor can or cannot do, the result is sad for all people involved. Some patients are not getting adequate medical care, and doctors are not allowed to practice medicine as they were trained to do. Also, medical malpractice insurance has become such an overblown system that in some countries it is literally putting doctors out of business. After years of training and years of medical practice, some doctors cannot afford the local malpractice insurance and are being forced to either move or retire. Insurance companies are in need of major moral restructuring, as are drug companies, in order to serve the needs of the people, rather than just milking people to make as much profit as they can.
Dear reader, please understand that we applaud all the medical advancements you have made and the development of many life-saving medications, as well. But sadly, pharmaceutical companies in many countries are so powerful that they can create a new illness for people to “buy into” just because they have developed a new drug. If
you do research on attention deficit disorder, for example, you will find no information at all on ADD or ADHD before 1975. Why? Because that was when Ritalin was developed. Since then, millions of children and adults have been medicated with Ritalin and similar drugs that have made great profits for the drug companies. We are not discussing
the value of this particular medication, we are just using it as an example of how people are easily swayed by governmental and medical approval of these drugs, and even by drug commercials on television. Again, this is another old, fear-based way of doing business that must
be restructured in a more ethical way. Health care must become heart-based, not profitbased. Though it will take some years beyond 2008 before true change comes, you will see the need for change and the seeds of change happening this year.
Global Warming and Global Illnesses
Around the world, weather and politics will clash, showing the need for major changes. Since more than half of the world’s population lives in coastal regions, the poorest will be the hardest hit. These weather anomalies will also affect crop growth, and thus food supplies. Long droughts in some areas and floods in others areas will become more common. As the seasons shift away from their prior patterns, some parts of the globe will see longer spring-summer weather, whereas others will have more consistent cold weather. This distortion in nature will cause many illnesses to flare up. As global warming brings us higher temperatures, there will be more time for insects to live and reproduce. Malaria, encephalitis and dengue fever may spread again, affecting the poorest populations in the hottest climates.
Even now, many people are suffering an intensity of allergies due to extended pollen seasons. Some are becoming intolerant of chemical additives or developing lateonset allergies and asthma. Many lightworkers who are clearing illness patterns from their bodies through holistic work are finding those illnesses cropping up one more
time. Or symptoms may appear, but nothing for which a doctor can pinpoint a cause. That is why we urge you to become conscientious consumers, do research, get a second or third opinion and then decide which therapies are appropriate for you. Use the tools that both the medical and holistic fields offer you in order to get healthy. As we have said in earlier Circle of Grace work, the more you clear your PEMS layers with a daily practice, the stronger and healthier you will feel. The best way to gracefully weather the energetic changes of the shift is to have a daily practice, in some form, to keep you grounded and able to assimilate each rise in frequency without getting sick.
Numerologically, 2008 Will Be a Year for New Beginnings
Numerologically, 2007 has been a “nine” year (2+7=9). Nine is the number of mastery, the number of completion. Many lightworkers who diligently built their future work saw the fruits of their accomplishments begin to bloom in 2007. The year 2008 is a “one” year (2+8=10=1). Yes, one is the number of the pioneer, the number of new beginnings, the number of new changes coming in to transform old structures. Take heart, you dear lightworkers who are still seeking your true home and true gifts-a one year is perfect for beginning new things!
We remind you here that each person shifts in his or her own time and in his or her own way. Although the metaphysical movement worldwide may be a small percentage of the total population, you are gaining
strength from the new energies pouring down upon your planet. Expect to start seeing miracles in holistic work as practitioners hone their skills and blend their tools to greater and greater effect. Doctors will be slower to accept the healings that come from energetic therapies, but as the evidence mounds up they will eventually come to see a need for both allopathic and homeopathic alternatives in general medicine. This too will take many years to develop, but you will begin to see the seeds of it planted in 2008. Remember, dear lightworkers, that as the energies get stronger, so do you! That is why we are teaching you the value of being a clear instrument for those energies to pour through.
Balancing Inner Male and Female Aspects
The biggest change we see coming in 2008 is a shift away from war toward finding peaceful solutions for problems, both local and global. As global warming captures the attention of the media, terrorism will fall back to being the extremist criminal act that it truly is. All of these extremes-or polarities, if you will-will be revealed as such. Polarization of all kinds will be scrutinized and found lacking in balance, and therefore lacking in moral integrity. The idea that all is one will emerge as you all become brothers and sisters on the same planet. The entire metaphysical shift, dear ones, is occurring to ground the idea of just that, so that the effects of your work will flower after the shift. Please don’t be discouraged if you still seem
to be taking baby steps instead of striding full-tilt into your new future. It takes time to raise the consciousness of an entire planet!
When you embrace unity, or all is one, you must go even deeper than balancing the male and female relationships in your life. What do you think an acceleration in your DNA will cause to happen? Among other things, it will require you to balance your inner female and male sides. Yes, dominant and nondominant, yin and yang, positive and
negative-you need to make peace with your own inner male and female aspects and heal them back into balance. Remember, you have been both man and woman in so many lifetimes that you have experienced a wide range of life experience as seen from either perspective.
Are you surprised that we used the word “perspective” in regard to you being male or female? Well, being in that body pretty much defines your role, more or less. But remember, your higher self is not male or female, for your eternal self has no need of a body. We of the Brotherhood are nonphysical, no matter what you call us or how you
choose to depict us. Gender in the nonphysical realms is like adding spices to your soup; it is a subtle nuance of flavor that makes the meal exquisite! Our world is one of vibrations, of frequency rather than form. How we express ourselves energetically is our unique chord within the body of God. And remember, God is one force, the highest level of pure, unconditional, all-encompassing love. Truly, God has no gender either! [Chuckles.]
An Influx of Divine Feminine Energy
And yet in the past few years you have defined a much higher level of feminine energies reaching your planet for the first time. Whether you call her the Divine Mother, Quan Yin or Mother Goddess, we agree that these energies have come, and they have been much needed to balance
the inequality in human awareness between men and women. The shift to patriarchal rule made this a planet of great contrast and accelerated life lessons for all peoples. Part of the ascension process will require men to open their hearts and women to open their throats. Yes, in the next few years, dear practitioners, you will see many women
clients with chakra pair two and five (navel and throat) needing care. Men will tend toward blockage in the three-four chakra pair (solar plexus and heart). Many female lightworkers began clearing the throat chakra in 2006 and working on the two-five pair throughout 2007. Yes, that is how long it can take to clear out not only genetic patterns, but imprinted patterns as well.
By “imprinted,” we mean that the life you are leading was chosen by your higher self before you were born. Your parents were chosen as the best to further the lessons your soul sought to learn. Each life is outlined beforehand: male or female; wealthy, poor or in-between; religious orientation; opportunity potentials; and lastly, race. You
cycle through many societies and religions in life after life to experience their lessons from both male and female perspectives. Your higher self blends this incoming learning and gains more wisdom about the true essence of love. By further dividing you into male and female, there is twice as much potential for learning about love on your planet!
No matter where you were born or which family or society you were born into, you all have the potential to redefine yourselves as God in human form, to rise above the limited lives you have lived in dense expression. Learning to let go of all the painful parts of your past is vital to raising your vibration out of that density. You have done a very good job on the spiritual, mental and emotional levels. We are so proud of you! Now, in the last quarter of the millennium shift, the rising energies will require you to clear your physical body as well.
Congratulations! You are down to the core work. One last time, dear hearts, we encourage you to have a daily practice; to get enough exercise and sleep; to drink lots of water; and to eat small, simple meals as often as you get hungry. When you listen to and honor what your body needs, you will become more grounded, centered and peaceful. Although drama and crisis may swirl around you, it will not touch or affect you. You will walk in and out of 3D pockets of life and pass by without notice. Yes, dear budding, harmless masters, Christ consciousness walking the Earth, we bless each and every one of you.
You are all God, and you are all dearly beloved by God. We are, in all love, the Brotherhood of Light.
Reprinted with permission © 2007
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