What energies and experiences can we expect during the month of January 2009?
There is a complete shift in energy that occurs just toward the end of December. Most of you will be able to feel this; it will be palpable. The shift in energy can be thought of in two ways. One is that it is just like the feeling of an airplane beginning to accelerate down the runway as it prepares for a takeoff. You can think about the period of time from August or September of 2008 through the end of December 2008 as a time when the airplane is taxiing toward the runway. It was moving slowly, just navigating its way into the perfect position for takeoff.
The energy of January is the moment when you begin to hear the engine roar and everything starts to rumble and everyone gets pressed back in their seats a little bit as you pick up acceleration. January is likely to be a bumpy month with a sense of speed picking up. All of you will be very grateful for the work you have done to get yourselves in alignment over the course of the last year -- to bring yourselves into alignment with your true selves with what you feel most deeply, with where your sense of love resides and to let go of those belief systems, those paradigms, those behaviors that are out of alignment with pure love. Now that you are here in January, the time for changing your course, at least for now, is done. January has a sense of getting ready for a launch forward or upward. That is one way you can think of the energy for January.
The second way you might experience the energy of January, it literally has a big swell of divine wisdom. The years 2009 through 2012 are all part of the same period of time. In many ways, what you expect in 2012 will be true in 2009. January has this energy of God or the Divine sweeping into the room. All of you know at some level that God is always with you, that you are always divine. The divine wisdom from the angels and your higher selves and all the higher dimensions are always available for you. Each of you feels this in varied ways at different times in your life. One of the big shifts that occur in January 2009 is that this sense of God being with you, that sense of divine wisdom being inevitably available, becomes much stronger than it has ever been on Planet Earth. It is like you all have been doing so much work to prepare and now finally it will be evident to you that the universe has been partnering with you all along. This will become more evident throughout the course of the year of 2009.
January is not necessarily smooth. It is bumpy. You can expect to encounter some challenges and feel like you need to adjust yourselves in some new ways. That is okay; just take each thing as it comes. Know that you are on the right track -- otherwise you would not be accelerating as you are right now. Just as an airplane does not start to accelerate until it has perfectly aligned itself on the runway your divine selves, your higher selves, have assured that you are lined up correctly so that you can sit back, relax and enjoy the takeoff even though it is bumpy.
What can we do to best work with this energy?
It will not serve you to fall asleep. This is the kind of takeoff that requires all of you to stay awake, alert, and to keep watching for new information and to be willing to change your minds about things. Flexibility has never been more important. Any paradigm you think you believe in, any leaders you think you want to follow, be willing to change your minds. Be willing to see things anew. Everyone will be making mistakes in January. This is not an invitation to sell each other out or write each other off. It is a reminder that it is important to acknowledge what you see and always check in with your hearts for what you feel is true regardless of what you might see on the surface. It is just an important time to stay awake and alert.
Another way you can work with the energy in January is to have a plan laid out in advance to give yourselves a sense of what you want to accomplish for yourselves during the month of January. Give yourselves a daily or weekly structure in order to be sure that you stay on course or on track. Any kind of structure or schedule will serve most of you very well because some challenges will arise and if you have a structure in place, you can better absorb and integrate those challenges.
Are there any power days or days that it is important to know about in the month of January 2009?
Yes there are. January 7 is a turning point and it gives you an important opportunity to choose to turn toward the light. Whatever happens for you on January 7, consider how you can respond in a way that turns you toward the light -- whatever light looks like in your life: happiness, joy, ease, love, just a reassurance of your goodness. Any version of light will do as long as it feels right, what feels lighter for you. On January 7, choose to respond to everything that turns your face toward the sun, so to speak.
January 9 is also an important day. It seems to bring some challenges and is a portal for self love. It will not be entirely clear. It is not like the kind of self love where you feel warm and fuzzy all day long. It is more like the kind of self love where you see the challenges, the things that keep you from loving yourselves more distinctly. You have a universal gift of the energy of self love to help you resolve those things inside of you -- to help you come to a deeper level of self love than you have ever had before. Refuse to do anything that denies your divinity on January 9. Refuse to give into an idea that you know is not right for you. Refuse to succumb to pressure to do something that does not feel good. Just take good care of yourselves on this day and then you will best be using this kind of portal of self love that is available.
January 15 is important. It is like a clearing. It may be a bit like someone opens the windows and lets in the fresh air. January 15 is a good time to take a breather to give yourselves a timeout from whatever you do, whatever you are involved in. Give yourself a timeout, take a little time to yourself, and give yourself a little more rest than usual. Take a break on January 15. That includes taking a break from worrying. The things you worry about will still be there on the 16th, so for the span of the 15th, set it aside as much as you can. Give yourselves a respite from everything you are carrying; all of the challenges that are coming your way this month.
January 27 is the time when you might consider that you will have left the ground. Using the runway metaphor, by January 7 you have taken off and by January 27 you will be well on your way. You will still encounter challenges; you will still need to monitor yourselves. January 27 is a good time to stop, look out of the window and survey the territory. Take a look at how far you have come. Take a look at how well you have stepped out of the things that still hold you down, how well you have been able to step beyond the pull of gravity so to speak.
Is there anything else we need to know about January 2009?
The phrase they are giving is as much as you have prepared for this, as much as you have passed the test and prepared yourselves for these years around the year 2012, really the story has yet to be told. A full understanding of it has yet to be embraced. Be willing to let the story unfold this month. Be willing to assume that you do not know how it is going to work out and that is okay. The whole point of human life is the sense of adventure that comes when you do not know everything. Find a way to be comfortable with not knowing. Now more than ever that skill of being comfortable with ambiguity will lead you to such greater happiness than you will have if you do not get comfortable with ambiguity. Be willing to see the gray areas of life. Be willing to acknowledge there are things that you just do not understand and fill everything with grace and love. Forgive each other for mistakes. Do not push each other to the breaking point. Just assume that even if you do not understand that some day you will. In the meantime, your only job is to be graceful.
Above is the Looking Ahead version of the Message, channeled over one month in advance. Below is the Monthly Update, channeled several days before the month begins.
Can you add a little more about what the bumpiness is going to be about this month?
The word bumpy can be applied to almost every arena of life this month. Bumpiness occurs because there is a distance between your expectations and what will actually occur. We can give an example with the political and social arena in which you see the global economy is unraveling. Looking at political structures, governments, social structures like your collective economy, you are all going through a massive change and you have been going through this change for years but you were able, collectively through the acts of individuals, to stave off the appearance of the change. This change has been occurring for about a decade. Now that you are seeing the effects of that change, now that you are actually seeing it manifesting itself in undeniable terms, the bumpiness is what happens after you go through the shock of first realization.
People have been going through shock in the last several months in regard to your collective economy and the changes in political and social institutions that drive it. You have a model to describe the stages of grief and how it starts with denial and then it goes into anger. You could say collectively, you are moving out of denial in January. There has been a sense of shock and most of your individual reactions to this collective change have been somewhat based in the denial of the permanence of this change. It is not that you will permanently be in a state of crisis, but the things that have unraveled in the foundation of your economic, social and political structure will not be rebuilt in the same form they were in before. You have to write a new template for the global economy. You have to write a new template for how governments work and for the foundations upon which they built themselves and the ways they engage ideas and values.
As the fundamental nature of this global change dawns on you collectively across the world that global economic systems will not work in the ways they used to, each of you will struggle with releasing your previous expectations and hopes, turning instead to what exists in your reality now. This adjustment will be turbulent, hence our description of January as bumpy. Your approach to change can no longer be to patch things up; instead it must be a matter of really stepping forward into something new and that will be bumpy. Many mistakes will be made; many mistakes have already been made. You are moving forward. Using that metaphor of the airplane taking off, you are moving forward and upward but it is a bumpy ride because there is a profound difference between existing on the ground and existing in the air and making that journey from one to the other is bumpy.
In practical terms, you will see more systems fail and more corporations and organizations "go under." The idea of a government bail out will soon become untenable because it will be necessary in so many places over time that it will not be possible. At some point, the idea of a government stepping in and taking care of things will have to give way to the fact that some companies will dissolve, but know that new companies are rising to take their place. There is a great deal of suffering in that transition and part of what will become necessary is for all of you to find ways to support one another as you play various roles in the suffering.
On an individual level, you are all going through some bumps as well. In tangible terms, this means that many of you in January, February and March will find yourselves in situations in which the structures you rely on begin to change. Actually, they have already changed, so what you will find now is that you become aware of how they have changed. These are the things that feel as if they have always been a part of your life -- you unconsciously rely on them all of the time. These might include certain relationships with other people, the physical structure of your home, the organization of your workplace, or even your perception of time or the rules of your society. These kinds of structures are often invisible because they are always there, they often do not change fundamentally. In January these will rise to your attention. This is not to say that everything will unravel, but some of the fundamental structures of your lives will reveal how they have dissolved or reorganized. You will be required to question them and to find a new way to structure your life so that you are more empowered to be the architect of your life structures rather than a slave to them.
You will find that it will feel bumpy when the foundational structures of your lives do not look stable anymore. There really is not any kind of message here about a lot of you individually falling apart. It is more that it will turn your attention to the places that have worn thin or the elements of your lives that have fallen out of alignment for one reason or another. Be prepared to see things that feel uncomfortable to you in your personal lives. Be willing to address what is no longer working. Imagine that the flood is pressing up against your floodwall and now is the time to be occupied in making adjustments before the flood gets stronger. This will appear differently for each of you. Some of you will find it is all about relationships, others will be all about work, or family, or emotions. Really the fundamental calling is to be willing to look at what is not working and deal with it now while it is smaller than it will be later.
More than anything, the bumpiness has to do with considering your expectations and seeing them for what they are, which is your expectations rather than reality. Be willing to let go of what you expected in order to embrace what is. There are all kinds of spiritual and religious practices that will support you in doing this. Almost every religious or spiritual path gives you a template for how to release your attachments and surrender to what the grace in the path before you.
Is there anything else about the metaphor of the airplane taking off that the Keepers can unpack for us, such as how that is going to play out or what to expect?
Yes, it is the idea of going up. While there is no actual higher or lower way of being, the sense of going higher is used intentionally to reflect the fact that all of you have, collectively and individually, called yourselves to a higher level of functioning. You could also say you have been called to a higher level of accountability. A very visible example of this is if you look at the rhetoric engaged by President-elect Obama, based on the idea each person must take care of themselves and their fellow humans. This is an opposing idea to the one in which a leader would take care of everyone by taking his or her personal power away. Instead it is the idea that everyone must take care of themselves and one another if you are all to get through the revolution you have created. We use this as an example but not to say that this particular leader is more or less spiritually in line than anyone else. In January and February you will see that some of your hopes and expectations will not be fulfilled as much as you hoped they would be. While this rhetoric is perfectly in alignment with what you are all being called to do, the actions taken by your leaders will need to be questioned now more than ever, for the only path toward an enlightened future for humanity requires that you are all called to be accountable for your thoughts, your words, and your actions.
Step into a higher level of accountability for what is happening in your lives and for what is yours to take care of. This is in regard to your personal lives and also to what you see happening around you. All of you are being called to pay attention to your neighbors, your loved ones, and to strangers that cross your path. Take accountability for the invitation that presents itself. Some of you are being invited to provide financial support or help to one another. For some of you, the real struggle is learning to be able to ask for help from others. Giving and receiving among individuals will become more and more necessary and it will become more and more evident to all of you that your individual choices to both give and receive all kinds of resources in your daily lives is the fundamental fabric that holds society together.
It is not a government; it is not a particular leader that will move you upward. This is a higher level of accountability for everyone. We say higher because it requires a bigger part of you. It requires a broader scope of attention, a stronger sense of self in that ability to step away from blame or imagining that you do not have the power to change your life. Instead it requires a stronger faith in yourselves and a stronger faith in your fellow human beings. It is a step up from where you have been. For a lot of you, you have already been here on this step; even for those of you who feel like you have already got this, there is a higher step for you as well. Literally everyone on the planet is being called to step up in regard to accountability and to take good care of what presents itself in your individual lives. That is the other part they would unpack. That idea of going up is a very important part of the metaphor.
January is often thought of as a time of change, a time of resolution. Is there a way to use this shifting, takeoff energy to create changes individually that we all want in our personal lives?
The answer begins with what looks like a contradiction to some of what has come through, but it is not. (It looks like a contradiction to Jen but the Keepers are pointing out that Jen's perspective is limited!) They are saying that the best way to engage resolutions or renewal at this time is to look back. In other words, the only way to set for yourself individually, what to hold onto, what to change and what to move toward is to look back at what you have done so far.
Particularly since May of last year, every single one of you have gone through a fundamental change. All of you have had challenges that are unique but are shared in a cycle that so many people have shared, but it is so distinct that all of you had particular changes in the last seven to eight months and all of you have come out of that period fundamentally different from what you were last April. The most important thing you can do in regard to creating resolution for yourselves is to not base your resolutions or your commitments for the coming year on any kind of generalized or habitual sense of what is good or not good. Everyone wants to quit eating so much or quit drinking caffeine or all those kinds of things that are generally stated to be good or bad. Do not rely on those every day assumptions about what you should be leaning toward.
Instead, look at your personal life and ask yourself, "What was my greatest challenge between May and November of last year?" "What did I learn?" "What is a new perspective I have now that I did not have back then?" "How can I make a commitment that will help me embrace this or challenges this further or utilizes my new perspective as a tool to move forward?" Let it be so personal, maybe so personal you cannot even fully articulate it but you feel it inside. The best way to make resolutions at this point is to make it as true to your own challenge as possible because this shared cycle is happening for a reason. All of you have entered a collective time of change together for a reason. It is because each of you will do your part that the collective will be taken care of. While this is always true -- at some level everyone kind of knows that -- but it has never been more evident and it has never been more executable where literally, if you take care of what is happening for you, of what your true challenge is, everything else will be taken care of. The best way to set your resolutions this year is to look back on your own personal life and set them based on your personal challenges and growth so far.
A lot of us are really excited about the inauguration of a new president in the U.S. Is there anything significant the Keepers have to say regarding this event?
There is a lot to say about this. In fact, there is so much to say that there will be a Live Channeling the day before. (For more information and to register for this event, please visit:
At this time we can say that it will not be what you expect. It will be both bigger and better than you expect, and smaller and more disappointing than you expect at the same time. This will be true of the next seven years in U.S. politics and government. We are talking to each of you, recognizing that each of you have different expectations. Some of you are very unhappy about the outcome of the election and some of you are overjoyed about the outcome of the election. It does not matter. Whatever your expectations and opinions are, this is both going to surpass them and fail them altogether. There are potentials for particular things to occur. Protests, even assassination attempts, are being plotted. Right now, at the beginning of January, the potential is not that any kind of radical event will occur in the course of the inauguration, but those potentials do exist and a lot of you are tapping into the sense and feeling of those potentials. There are assassination plots being pulled together at this very moment, but that is true across the world for many leaders all of the time. Very rarely do they come to pass, but the possibility is there.
The event itself will be, in one way or another, a demonstration of your collective power. This will come just through the overwhelming attendance and the symbolic act of many people standing together. It may also come through an action that all of you take based on what might happen. There will be more information as we get closer, because of course, what is kind of vague potential right now becomes more clearly probable or improbable as we get closer to the time.
The best way to work with the event on a personal and spiritual level is to spend some time personally reflecting on what you hope for in the new cycle of the U.S. government. This is true for anyone across the world not just U.S. citizens. Consider what you hope for, what you are afraid of and what role you hope to play on a personal level in the world as it moves forward. Essentially, the strongest line of energy emerging from the new presidential regime in the U.S. is the line through which, just as you ask your leaders what will they do for the world, you then must ask yourself what you will do for the world in response.
Without requiring of yourself what you require of your leaders, you disable the true power of democracy. Energetically a government cannot lead people who are not leading their lives. It is more necessary than ever that each of you acknowledge what you hope for and expect of that event and the new presidency. Then before the inauguration happens, be sure to ask yourself what you expect of yourself. What role you wish to play in the world. The phrase from Gandhi, "Be the change you wish to see in the world," is a perfect phrase with which to guide your self-reflection through the month of January in regard to world events. Make a commitment, just as you are asking your leaders to make a commitment to the world and to you, make a commitment to the world and to yourself about the role you will be playing.
Fragmentation is no longer the order of the day. You can no longer only exist or imagine that you only affect a single section of life. All of you are connected globally; you are global citizens in absolutely every way. It is going to be more evident than ever; you are going to feel this in your everyday lives more than ever. If you will act accordingly, you will see all of humanity continue to emerge from suffering.
Is there anything else the Keepers want to say about the month of January before we close?
First, "Stay the course." More accurately, it would be, "Keep your eye on the ball." If you are playing a sport like basketball or soccer, often people will say, "Keep your eye on the ball" because that is where the action is that matters. It can be easy to get distracted by other players, something in the audience, or something in the weather or whatever else might be happening on the field. If you do not keep your eye on the ball, you lose your ability to stay in the game and create the effects you want. It is like taking your hands off of the steering wheel. The reason the Keepers are giving you this advice, and you felt like asking about setting resolutions and setting your course, is that it would be easy to get distracted by drama or certain little challenges that come up in your life.
Consider the metaphor of the airplane taking off and how a pilot cannot be distracted by turbulence. The pilot must remember the core of what is happening, is flying the plane and only that which affects the safety of the plane should draw the pilot's attention. For you, stay the course or keep your eye on what matters most to you. Avoid being distracted by drama. Because it will be bumpy, because you will have things that come along that do not meet your expectation, you feel like things are falling apart but they really are not. You will find later this year in May, after you have reached your altitude and you are settling in for your snack, that everything really was fine. Do not panic here. Keep your eye on the ball; keep your eye on your priorities, your own personal commitments and what matters most to you. You are going to find that you will ride through those bumps safely. After what you have been through in the last year, the challenges that come up now are completely manageable if you will avoid overdramatizing or panicking. They are all things that you will be able to meet collectively and individually.
There is something worth mentioning. There is a strong potential for there to be further violence in the world executed by humans, such as terror attacks. This gets stronger in February, but in January you may see this increasing. Again, be sure to stay the course. Be sure to remember that you are headed in the right direction as a global community and for every horrifying, disheartening event that occurs there are a thousand really heartening and forward thinking events that are collectively available for you to see that show you that you are moving forward together, that you are improving together. Be sure to keep your eye on the ball. The ball is actually moving forward and upward and you are all doing beautifully despite the challenges. It seems important to mention the potential for those things so that if and when they arise you can see them with some of this perspective that we are offering now. You will help ground everyone else and prevent people from panicking more than they might without you there. Actively choose this month to "be the change you wish to see in the world."
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