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Karen’s Note: I started the post below as a post from me, and partway through, The George Collective broke in. I was concerned that my message would distract from theirs, but ultimately I decided to leave them together since that is how the interaction occurred. If you don't wish to read my thoughts, please feel free to scroll down to the channeled message.
I have been asking for guidance and sitting in silence and listening. I seldom discuss politics because I understand that we all have different experiences that shape what we believe needs to occur in the world and who/what are the best people and laws to bring about that vision of the world in which we'd like to live. But in my opinion, what is happening currently with the Black Lives Matter movement is not a political issue: It is a human issue. This is about us as humanity, how we choose to interact with one another, and how we choose to be in the world as embodied spirits.
Saying something on social media without putting action behind it is nothing more than virtue signaling, and I don't wish to contribute to the empty noise of virtue signaling without also searching my soul to understand how I contribute to racism either consciously or unconsciously. It is important to me to be part of the solution and not part of the problem. If I leave my own shadows unexamined, I will remain part of the problem instead of the solution.
These are the things I know to be true for me. I stand with Black Lives Matter. I can feel the pain of a system built on the oppression of virtually all who do not fit within the very narrow qualifications for this country’s ruling elite consisting of wealthy, white, straight, cisgender males. And, I understand that while this affects every person of color, every human whose gender identity isn’t male, every human who isn’t straight, and every person who is a member oppressed populations, I also recognize that in the United States, the heaviest burden of the oppression falls on our Black population.
I am a cisgender white woman (named Karen, no less) with education and privilege. While I can empathize with the deep pain, fear, and anger that Black Americans must feel, I know that those emotions for those reasons are not mine to claim; it is an experience I can only try to understand in the abstract because it is outside of my personal awareness. As a woman, I can relate to oppression. However, as a white person, I have never had to fear for my own life or the lives of my family that simply comes from being Black in America.
I also understand that our deeply ingrained oppression of minorities in this country provides me and my family advantages that we have all benefitted from in the past and will continue to benefit from as long as the structures and systems in America remain unbalanced. Throughout my life, I have happily accepted those advantages without looking deeply at who might be suffering while I was receiving.
Additionally, I acknowledge the deep cognitive dissonance white people like me must be feeling right now - those of us who have never felt we were racist but who have also not examined as deeply as we should how we might benefit from systemic racism even if we feel we have never done anything to actively participate in it. Cognitive dissonance is a deeply uncomfortable feeling, but in order to ease the suffering of others, we can no longer try to resolve it by justifying away our causal acceptance of our privilege. Instead, we must lean into the cognitive dissonance and examine our own shadows in order to recognize that complacency and comfort is what has allowed the depth of oppression to remain as intractable as it is for so long in our country and around the world.
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Greetings. We have an urgent message to share with you today, and we ask that as much as you can, you set aside your tumultuous feelings and go within as you read our message in order to feel it in your hearts. Step outside of your mind and listen, instead, with your soul in order to hear the truth of what we wish to tell you.
Oppression arises from the beliefs of “us and them”, “we and they”, “self and other”. The goal of the Third Wave of Humanity was to deeply forget your common Source in order to experience duality, but the consciousness of humanity is shifting from Third Wave “I-centered” thinking to Fourth Wave “we-centered” living. While you will retain your sense of individuality in the Fourth Wave, you will also regain some of your remembrance of the collective Oneness of all beings that inhabit Gaia with you.
As you have come to understand in 2020 (which has a numerology of four that matches with the shift into the Fourth Wave of Humanity and moves you into a more compassionate, heart-centered way of relating to all on Gaia), this shift from Third Wave Energy to Fourth Wave Energy will not come without growing pains. This is what you are currently experiencing.
There are those who are deeply entrenched in their I-ness and will continue to be. These people will likely remain unwilling to make the shift, and there will continue be societal uprisings that are the natural result of the shifting of energetic circumstances. Please be aware, however, that as these uprisings are reported, there is very little ‘clean’ information you will receive, because your current press remains mostly under the control of those entrenched in Third Wave Energy. Please also keep in mind that Third Wave Energy is neither ‘good’ nor ‘bad’, nor is Fourth Wave Energy. They are simply manifestations of energetic circumstances that support humanity’s movement towards re-membering with the Oneness, and each Wave of Energy plays an invaluable role in this process.
Your media is paid for and owned by elites who currently hold the majority of the world’s power and resources. Those elites will use every resource they have to fight to maintain the current power and energetic structures. This includes paying for disruptors in the uprisings to generate chaos and confusion while obfuscating the deep truth of cries and acts of pain, fear, and outrage by the oppressed. It also includes paying for the spread of propaganda and misinformation through the media outlets, political parties, and politicians they control.
Understand that even media you believe is trustworthy may not be; we have warned you of the misuse of the media in the past, and we wish to remind you that this remains true and will continue to remain true throughout the shift from Third Wave to Fourth Wave Energy. Therefore, trust your inner guidance. Shut off the media and question everything. Talk to people who are oppressed and listen to their voices. Hear what they have to say about their experience without judgment; listen with love and compassion in your heart.
Then, go quiet and go within. Hear what your soul has to tell you. Listen deeply and compassionately. Quiet the noise of your mind. Quite the noise of your subjective experience and realize what you believe was your experience comes through the filters the oppressors use to maintain the illusion there is no oppression. Quiet your fear. Quiet your own outrage and pain. Simply listen and ask yourself this: “Is the heart that beats within the person that I consider ‘other’ truly any different than the heart that beats within me? Is their soul of a different Source?” When you take the time to go into your heart center and focus on those you consider ‘other’, you can begin to recognize that there is no ‘other’, and when you allow the oppression of another, you also allow your own oppression while also acting as a de facto oppressor.
And so, we ask you to do this instead: Join your hearts and voices with the voices of the oppressed crying out for recognition of their pain, terror, and fury. Visualize a world in which there are not haves and have nots, understanding that under different social, economic, political, and educational systems and structures, there is enough of everything for everyone. There is no need to oppress. There is no need to hoard. There is no need to hide from the cries of the oppressed in order to continue to justify how your own choices contribute to those systems of oppression.
We also ask you to try to understand what keeps your deeply flawed systems and structures in place. Follow the power and the money; who benefits from the misinformation, oppression, and chaos? Notice that they operate in the shadows. They sit back in their bunkers watching the chaos they have bought and paid for in the hopes that you will destroy one another so their power base will grow. They care little about you; you are pawns in their own quest for power and advantage, and they have thrown all of their resources into turning you against one another. Your current sense of freedom is an illusion they have allowed you to maintain, but whether you know it or not, they are the masters you currently serve as they control you with money or poverty, privilege or lack thereof, advantage or disadvantage, and with fear, materialism, suspicion, xenophobia, anger, hate, and chaos. It is all misdirection that they hope will cause you to look away to other things while they continue to pursue their aggressive agenda of control and domination, and they hope that you will be so distracted you don’t notice they are doing it.
It is no coincidence that this has all come to a head now as your world is still trying to emerge from COVID-19. It is all part of the same set of energetic conditions created to shine light on that which has remained in the shadows of humanity for so long. Within these energetic conditions lie the seeds of awakening, should humanity choose to allow them to germinate and grow.
It is also no coincidence that in spite of all of those who are protesting with a peaceful and hopeful spirit to bring what lies in the shadows into light, that agents of chaos follow those with honorable and peaceful intentions to cast even deeper shadows instead of shining a light. These conditions are related - COVID-19 and the current demonstrations and riots. While it may not seem to be true, both have shined a light on the deep, dark secrets humanity holds that the distractions of your daily lives hide. They can bring about healing, but in order to do so, you need to take a step back and recognize who is behind the chaos. Look for the beneficiaries of both; the same group of people and systems benefit from chaos of COVID-19 and the mayhem that is following the peaceful demonstrations. These people are crafty and quiet with endless resources available to continue to create chaos for as long as you allow them to remain in the shadows. And these systems are deeply entrenched and disguised as cultural "norms." Find them and shine a light on what they are doing. For the longer they are allowed to remain in the shadows, the longer it will take for humanity to make a meaningful shift into the Fourth Wave energy.
But make no mistake. This is where you are going. The shift is happening and will continue to happen, as critical mass has been reached. Therefore, hold the light inside. Send your energy and support to the energy that is bringing about a shift on Gaia. Certainly, shine light on the shadows in order to expose corruption but err on the side of love and compassion over fear and rage. Intention is everything here. Hold in your hearts the ideal of Oneness and love. Remember that while you are certainly experiencing the sense of separation of self and other in your current state of subjective reality, even those you judge as the “worst” among you are still part of the Oneness and are therefore not "other".
Remember also that this too shall pass. Everything in your earthly reality is temporary; embodied life is about the shifting of energy so it provides various experiences. Throughout your lifetimes, every one of you has been everything. You’ve been oppressor and oppressed. You’ve been rich, and you’ve been poor. You’ve been black, and you’ve been white. You’ve been male and female, cis gendered and gender fluid, healthy and ill, gay and straight, religious and atheist, conservative and liberal. And if you’ve lived lifetimes as those things but still know your soul is worthy of redemption, then understand that the people choosing to play the roles you dislike in this lifetime, those who spark your rage, fear, indignation, or hatred, are currently living lives that you once lived as well. And therefore, when you bring their shadows to the light as is necessary while humanity shifts, recognize also the need for compassion, as they are playing roles in this lifetime that have served as a catalyst for the most important shift humanity has made to date.
As always, we love you and honor you. We feel your fear, pain, and outrage as our own. We hear your cries and cry with you. And, we embrace you with the Light and remembrance of who you truly are. Not one among you is unloved.
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Our Greatest Good is created by Karen Frazier, an author, spiritual teacher, psychic medium, and intuitive energy healer who channels a benevolent group of entities called The George Collective. The Georges, as Karen calls them, have been sharing messages of hope and support for humanity with Karen since she was a child.