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Light and Darkness
Explorations Into Darkness Lead to Light

Dear friends,

Light and darkness

Are you afraid of the dark? Though there are an abundance of exciting things happening in our world, these are intense times for many people. It is easy to slip into fear and be overwhelmed with all of the darkness out in the world and in our lives.

Yet what if we choose not to be afraid of the dark? What might happen if in the face of darkness we choose to open to opportunities for growth? What if we join forces as we endeavor to shine light into the darkness? The insightful essay below provides some rich inspiration along these lines. Enjoy, and have a beautiful day!

With very best wishes for a transformed world,
Fred Burks for PEERS and

Are You Afraid of the Dark?

These are very strange times on planet Earth. You sit at the precipice. You sit at the edge of a great event. You have placed yourself here specifically at this moment, and many of you know that deep in your hearts. You know somewhere there is one thing that you came to do above everything else. We tell you that you are now getting the opportunity to do that. It is happening!

Yes, there are difficult times ahead as you go through these changes, partly because of your own perceptions of what you believe to be difficult, and what you perceive as lack of support. We wish to speak to you about this, because in these times, this is when fear begins.

You have shown incredible strength at your willingness to release old belief systems. Yet the first time you get scared, you jump back into the old belief systems. There is nothing wrong with that, it is simply the human way of advancing three steps forward followed by one step back. As long as you do not judge yourself there is no problem, for it is your perception of yourself that creates your experience of reality.

How Do You Wish to See Your World?

You will see darkness. You will also see fear. Let us speak for a moment about fear and darkness … and evil. We think it so humorous that even some world leaders have used the word 'evil.' What a silly thing to do, for they are looking in the mirror when they do that. Can your right hand call your left hand evil? It does not work.

So, what is evil? What is darkness, and what is fear? That is what we wish to address today, because as you move forward into your own evolution you will begin to perceive darkness, fear, loneliness and a lack of support differently than you ever have before. That is where you stand today – right at the edge of this door that is opening.

Many of you will see darkness. We hope you will consider a different perception of it, because an empowered human sees darkness differently. They see fear differently. It is not right. It is not wrong. It is not black. It is not white. It is not good. It is not bad. Those are the polarities that have confused people up to this point.

What we wish to ask you today is, how do you wish to see your world? These same darknesses can be viewed as opportunities for light. These same dark challenges can be viewed as the door opening to a whole new arena for you. These are opportunities for lightworkers to shine their light in new energetic ways.

Darkness is Only a Lack of Light

Darkness is only a lack of light. If you block the sun with your hand, a shadow results on the ground. Artists look at those shadows and say, "Ooooh, I can do all sorts of things with these!" Photographers look at that shadow and say, "Wouldn't this be fascinating to capture?" Many of you look at the shadows and say, "Oh. That is darkness, and I only choose light in my life." There are even times when you turn and run from darkness which is actually there to feed your spirit.

Darkness gives you an opportunity to shine your light, your confidence, your knowingness ... in a way that you have never done before. Yes, it will be scary the first time, but remember that you are not alone. Look around you. There is a huge family that is awakening to this at this time. This is no longer on the fringe of societies.

You will not find that one day everyone has suddenly awakened from the dream, or see a lead story on the news about how the light came to Earth. It is going to be a very gradual process that filters into humanity very quietly from several sources to reach a critical mass, when it can then naturally reach the level of general consciousness. It is different this time, and if you look at these opportunities for light, you will find things that you never dreamed were possible in your own world today.

This is the reason we have been giving healing modalities; there are many more healing modalities coming to this Earth at this time. The good news is that all of them work. The bad news is that you will have to find out which ones work best for you. Nobody can do that except for you.

So, why healing in the first place? In order for you to carry the light that you are going to do your work, it is important to release your own restrictions to that light. Heal and clear the energetic structures within so that you can anchor, as spirit, fully in the physical body.

That is difficult, for spirits are not of the physical body. Your spirit is pretending to have a human experience right now, and that is what we wish to finally bring you this day – that human experience. It includes light and dark. It includes sadness. It includes finding the beauty in the darkness.

Activating the Network of Light

People in general try to avoid sadness, difficulties, and dark energies. However, we tell you that most music on this planet has been inspired by these dark energies. Most of the beauty that you truly find comes from the shadows hitting light in a certain way. Finding the beauty in the darkness will be a key role as empowered beings and lightworkers. Finding those opportunities for light is now at hand for all people.

You have placed yourself in key positions all over the world to be there at the right time with the right energy. You have made it. You are here! The time is right, and now we ask you to look at the darkness for all the beauty that it holds. Look at those restrictions, those negativities, the horrible things that are being reported in your news. See them as opportunities for light, because these are the things that will catalyze your further growth.

Keep in mind as you do this that you are not the physical body at all. Many of you push away those physical parts and deny those pieces of yourself in order to be spirits. We tell you, however, that in fact you have no problem being spirits. It is being human that is the problem.

You are here as spirits to have a human experience, and that includes light and dark, failure and success. Those are only labels placed upon your journey as you go forward, but they mean nothing when you get Home. The parts you will re-member are how you found beauty in the darkness – how you found your part of your world to share. That is the piece you came to do, and we tell you now is the time.

Earth Hologram

There is a total re-working of many events that will happen over the next seven to ten years. As a result, this hologram of light is overimprinting the original hologram of Earth. The Earth that you are creating through your own thoughts and your own process is creating a hologram that will now overimprint the original hologram of Earth.

As that begins to happen, organizations and gatherings of souls that are not in harmony with this advanced state will start to fall apart and crumble. Some systems will not make it from one level to the next, yet that does not mean collapse. Much the same way we have shown you that as one system leaves, another comes right in to take that place, so will it be with your economic systems. You simply have to keep your eyes open for the possibilities, because that is what will create it. When you expect a miracle, it happens.

We tell you that is more difficult to do because your ideas and concepts of miracles put limitations on the fulfillment of them. Many times when you say, "I want this so I need to be specific. I have to say exactly what it is I want, I have to mention the color, how much it will cost and all the details."

But specifics are the old energy. You actually limit spirit's fulfillment of your dreams when you are specific. Grab the essence of your heart energy around that creation and let Spirit fulfill it for you, because it will fulfill it in ways that will grow with you and not limit you to your belief systems. Those are the possibilities that are starting to happen right now.

You are not accustomed to seeing the daily negativity in the news as opportunities for spreading light, so this message may be difficult for some. If you would simply step in that direction and look for those potentials and possibilities, you will find heaven being created on Earth as you speak. That is the new hologram of Earth, and that is where you are moving.

You will also see many who will come to the forefront during difficult times, who will specifically request to be the new healers with 'the' answers. Please understand that as you move forward, you do not need leaders to lead you in the ways they once did. It is no longer necessary to have the types of leaders you have had on this planet. It is time for you to take power yourselves, in your own reality first, and then your leaders will see what you need for support. Those are the potentials and the direction humanity is heading at the moment.

An Overview

As all of you change your evolutionary structure, you will step further into what you came to do, and you raise the collective vibrations of humanity on all levels. That is what is taking place right now. We see the times that you cry because you are lonely for soul family, and have few who understand and empower you. We see the times you think you do not have anything to say, and all the dreams you have of something important you came to do here.

You cannot be hurt in the ways that you think you can. It is like sending you out in the backyard of Earth to play. There are certain toys you might hurt yourself with, but yet you are not restricted from those toys. You go find yourself. You go play. You find your light. You find your darkness. You find a blend of a spirit being human. That is the most important part of the next stage of work – being fully grounded in your own physical being means that your spirit is anchored in the physical being. That is hard to do because you were not born that way.

The reality is, you were never born. You simply evolved from one energy to the next and took another form, because as you leave one form, you enter another. There is no such thing as time on the other side of the veil. The illusion of time only exists here, so it is possible for you to weave many paths as a soul pretending to be a human. Our only concern for you is that your beliefs and judgments may tell you something is wrong, and you would place a polarity label of right or wrong on that. You could not fall if you tried, and we would appreciate it if you would stop trying so hard!

Laughter will bring you back to center. It is the language of angels. It is how we speak to you through your own hearts. Re-member us when you see the darkness. Smile, and laugh. Jump into it because it is an opportunity for light.

You come to have your life changed in some way to re-member who you are. We cannot have words or energy that can convey to you how much it means to us that you are there listening. That has never happened before. You are the empowered humans that are moving forward, and we honor you more than you will ever know. Take pride in that. You are the chosen ones. You have chosen to pretend to be human. Enjoy the ride.

It is with the greatest of honor that we leave you with three simple reminders. Treat each other with the greatest respect. Nurture one another at every opportunity, and play well together.

By "the Group," as delivered by Steve Rother. Edited for clarity and brevity.

Copyright 2006. Steve Rother. This information is meant to circulate and may be freely disseminated, in whole or in part, provided that this notice is included. This material may be used with the condition that all rights, including copyrights of translated material, remain with the original copyright holder. Further information from the Group may be found at:

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