Messages from The Council of 12
Transmitted through Selacia-December 2007
A Look at the Future
Since humans began their journey within the context of linear time,
there has been a widespread desire to know the future in advance. People
of all cultures have had fears about what will happen "tomorrow," fueled
by concerns about potential pain and suffering.
Fear about the future often leads to a preoccupation with the future.
Will it be happy? Will it be unhappy? Will it be less or more happy than
now? What can be done to make it better? These are among the basic
underlying questions of people with a chronic apprehension of the future.
It's normal to occasionally worry about the future. After all, the
future is unknown and uncertain. People are conditioned to seek out the
familiar and to feel more comfortable in known territory. There is a
normal desire for guarantees.
Oftentimes the greatest future-related fear relates to death-when it
will happen, how, and what will happen after death. In the 21st Century,
there is also increasing speculation about the end of life as humans
have long known it. Some even predict the end of the world. There are
many disaster-oriented scenarios included in age-old religious
prophecies about world events of the next several years. However, not
everyone sees the near-term future as a doom-and-gloom situation. A
growing number of people from diverse traditions are expecting a very
positive outcome-a time of more peacefulness and enlightened
consciousness as humanity wakes up from a long slumber and remembers how
Humanity's Future Not Predestined
In a number of metaphysical circles, there is the idea that humanity's
future is predestined. According to this view, the human race and the
planet are certain to ascend into higher consciousness in a
predetermined way. The process of creation, however, is not one of
predetermination. Humanity's future is not rigidly laid out.
So what is happening? Humans are evolving and shifting at an
unprecedented pace. People in every corner of the planet are being
impacted. Other life forms, and even the Earth itself, are in the
process of massive reconstruction. A dramatic leap into higher
consciousness is underway. Outmoded societal structures are collapsing,
sometimes quickly and other times over a span of years or decades. The
institutions and systems most impacted and controlled by greed and power
mongering are oftentimes the places most resistant to new more
enlightened approaches. The people with the power want to keep the
Never before on Earth have there been so many changes so fast. Young
people born today will need to become skilled in adapting to change, not
only the types of change typical in a lifetime, but countless other
shifts in circumstances that their ancestors did not face. Because it's
all so new, the previous generations have created no roadmap for how to
navigate these tumultuous times.
Future Plans and Realities
Imagine for a moment that you buy a home which seems to have all of the
basic features you want. You have dreamed about this kind of house for
years, and it is finally yours! You move in, having sold your other
house. Within a short amount of time, you begin to notice some very
aggravating conditions. The roof leaks on rainy days. The plumbing
malfunctions regularly. The hot water heater makes hammering noises. The
hallway floor creaks. You realize after a few months in your new home
that the extra bonus room you set up as your office will need to be
converted into a bedroom for your elderly mother, for she can no longer
live on her own.
You noticed some of the home's imperfections before you moved in, yet
you overlooked them. When you walked through the house with your real
estate agent, for example, you had heard a faint creaking sound as you
moved from one bedroom to another. In that moment, though, so
enthusiastic about having found a house with so many of the features you
wanted, you disregarded the irritating potential of the noise. Also, by
the time you found that house, you were tired of looking, concerned
about finding nothing suitable in your price range, and worried that you
might have to settle for something less than you had before.
In this imaginary scenario, you move into your dream house and discover
that the future you had imagined looks rather different when you "get
there." You can still find plenty of things to feel grateful
for-assuming you remember to focus on the good-yet oftentimes you find
yourself complaining about the new reality you find yourself in, wishing
it could be different. When you are alone with no one to complain to,
you sometimes ask yourself what happened to change your rosy future into
what feels like a rose with thorns. You wonder what you can do to cope.
Letting Go of the Fight
After deep reflection, you realize the value of accepting your situation
rather than fighting it. You let go and turn to your inner knowing for
solutions. Your intuitively guided reason shows you some very specific
alterations you can make to create a more joyful circumstance. These
involve both physical repairs to your home and adjustments in your view
about life and living in a house that doesn't measure up to your
previous expectations. Your inner knowing reminds you of how futile
worry is, and of how much your energy is depleted when you are at war
with your circumstances.
You decide to embrace yourself and the situation. You forgive yourself
for oversights, and for not knowing some things which were simply
unknowable in advance. You remember how fluid the future really is, and
how futile it is to worry about what might happen. You realize that the
future you worried about before is here now, and if you don't like how
it looks, you can change your experience of it.
Changing your experience means you can change certain things previously
created, such as the noisy hot water heater. For the things that are
difficult or impossible to change, the shift happens inside of you. You
can decide how you respond to each and every circumstance of life. To be
sure, there will be many things you dislike, yet you can find a way to
be at peace with them. You can keep the new house and create a livable
A Different World View
Just as the new homeowner can find peace in a troubling circumstance,
humanity has that very choice now. For the billions of people living on
Earth, the challenge is to embrace the planet as "home."
To do that will require seeing the world as one interconnected place,
rather than as isolated continents which are home to diverse peoples.
Fear and domination will need to be replaced by love and unification.
This different world view will be born, not in the halls of government
bodies or think tanks, but in the hearts of the ordinary human.
If you are reading these words, you have chosen to participate is this
great experiment of humanity-to help create a brand new beginning for
the Earth. At the core of your being, you remember the importance of
this lifetime, not only for you personally but for all sentient beings
on the planet. You also recall the vital links between what happens on
Earth and what then occurs throughout other interconnected universes.
You know the urgency of the situation. You understand the stakes
Before incarnating this time, you made a decision to be one of the
Divine Changemakers during Earth's pivotal years. You "signed up"
without hesitation-the brave spiritual warrior that you are-realizing
the great potential and the many benefits, including to you personally
on your evolutionary path.
When you were birthed into your current embodiment, you likely did not
remember any decisions about joining other comrades in a crazy dance of
human reconnection. Most likely, upon arrival you quickly forgot who you
were and why you came. Your remembrance of Self as a spiritual being,
too, was most likely covered over with a thick layer of dust. You might
even have felt you came to the wrong "place," to the wrong "family," or
in the wrong "time."
What You Want Now
Now, at this juncture, you want to feel at home on your planet, and in
your own skin. You want to feel empowered to create the changes you know
need to occur. You want to feel as though your life has meaning. You
want to feel confident in your ability to connect with the truth of what
is really happening in your world.
A part of your challenge is that no one prepared you for what you would
face. You were not given a map, or even a guidebook with ratings of the
best and worst places. You have to figure it out step-by-step,
moment-by-moment. Your comrades for the journey, some of which you
likely have not yet met, don't have a guidebook either. It is up to each
of you to sort out the truths from the untruths, and learn to discern
meanings of your reality.
Quite often, as you have learned, things are not as they appear. There
is much going on behind the scenes. You hear about some of it through
carefully manipulated media channels. For example, you hear about
pricing decisions, made behind closed doors, which affect the global
economy as well as your own pocketbook.
Learning to Question
You are learning to question. This is a natural ability, of course, yet
it is often underdeveloped and even discouraged in modern culture. In
order to move into your Divine power in this life, you must develop your
ability to question and put it into regular use in everyday situations.
It will be helpful to begin questioning your own questions, too.
For example, any of the following types of questions are future-oriented
and will tend to keep you feeling small:
· Will I be or have (a specific thing or quality such as happiness) at
some future time?
· When will I have (a quality or a specific thing such as prosperity)?
· What if I get (a disease such as cancer) or become (unable to do
· What will happen if I lose (my home, my husband, my job)?
· How long will this (situation, pain, condition, problem) last?
· When will the world become (sane, safe, peaceful)?
Rather than question in this future-oriented way, consider asking
questions that will empower you in the present to change your situation,
or at least alter your view of what is occurring.
To change your experience of the future, you must change your experience
of the present.
Role of a Divine Changemaker
Remember that you are a Divine Changemaker, creating not only your own
present and future but that of the world around you. You change it by
taking conscious actions in the present. You change it by becoming more
aware of what's needed and of what needs to fall away. You then take
steps to help create what's needed and you bravely do the inner work to
release what needs to fall away.
Rather than simply focusing on what's wrong with the world, you
recognize what needs to change and then you focus your energies on
making changes within yourself. Your priority is to live as fully and
consciously as you can, while also learning to be the loving and
peaceful being you want to see everywhere you go.
You catch yourself when you dwell in the past, remembering that the
replay of old tapes is draining your energy and preventing you from
moving forward. You know that to repeatedly remember how someone or
something hurt you is only reinforcing a painful past. You recognize
that your only power is in the present moment. Realizing this, you shift
your focus to the present and to what you can do to be happier now.
As a Divine Changemaker, you are in the process of learning new
approaches to time. You and others like you are now in the midst of a
revolutionary shift in how time is viewed and worked with. This shift is
happening in stages, for the gap between the old and new is too great to
simply jump to the new overnight.
Shifting from a Linear View
The linear view of time is now outmoded and too limited for where
humanity is headed. A rigid linear approach keeps people thinking in a
narrow way. Concepts of timelessness, natural time, cyclic existence,
and the eternal cannot be explained in a linear way. These ideas are
vast and run counter to an unbending notion of time.
You still have clock time, of course, and calendars. These are tools
humans have devised to synchronize activities and plan for the future.
While they are still useful in your modern day world, you will want to
consider some new approaches for using clocks and calendars.
First, know that 24 hours is no longer experienced as 24 hours, for time
has been compressed.
Second, keep in mind that time is not a material thing like a clock. You
can't lose it or misplace it like you could a clock. You never "have"
time to begin with, for it's simply an arbitrary measuring stick devised
thousands of years ago to define motion and events.
Third, time can be experienced differently depending on who you are and
your reference point. An hour of your favorite pastime can feel much
shorter than the same hour laboring at learning a new and challenging
task. If you are 15 and your next birthday is six months away, it can
seem like the date doesn't come fast enough. If you are 65 and your next
birthday is six months away, you may wonder how the years have passed by
Fourth, if you approach the distant future in a linear way, worrying
about the "what if's," you will be setting up a needless cycle of
anxiety, pressure, and dissatisfaction.
Fifth, if you employ conventional views of time when viewing your own
potential-basing future possibilities on your past experiences-you will
limit yourself. To move into your full potential this life, you must be
able to see beyond what you have already created. If you have failed at
something in the past, this does not mean you are locked into failure.
Likewise, if you have succeeded at something before, you want to be open
to new ways of success. When creating anything that's really new, it
will not be a carbon copy of what has come before. Be open to the new
each time you do something.
Sixth, look to the natural world for clues about how to work with time
in a less linear way. Animals allow their own body rhythms and sense of
time to guide them. When the sun comes up, most animals awaken and begin
their day. If they are hungry, they find food to eat. There are no rigid
mealtimes. Animals such as squirrels store food for the winter, not
because they have a calendar reminding them to do so, but because they
naturally know to do it.
Seventh, begin to view your personal relationship with time in a more
expansive and flexible way. That includes how you approach deadlines,
whether artificial or "real." It can be helpful to set your intention to
forge a brand new connection with time. As part of that, you will want
to let go of the illusion that time is either your enemy or your friend.
That is a dualistic approach, and out-of-step with the multidimensional
being that you are. Time is just time. It is up to you to decide how you
will relate to time.
As you are redefining your relationship with time, you will want to keep
in mind your personal needs as well as your interactions with others.
Personal needs. An example is mealtime. Do you often eat when you are
not really hungry, simply because it is "time"? Do you sometimes have a
time focus when you eat, hurrying your meal, and then later realize that
you ate twice as much food as you really needed? Do you ever feel a
slave to a rigid schedule you set for a project, trying to force
creative ideas at a predetermined time when your energies would be
better utilized doing something else at that moment? Do you honor your
personal needs for "down time" and self reflection? Have you learned to
be in tune with yourself at a deep enough level to know when you truly
need rest, food, companionship, alone time, or a specific activity? Do
you factor into your busy schedule enough time to focus on spirit and
your spiritual growth? Do you step back from the minutia happenstance of
the day often enough to get a larger perspective that exists beyond the
short-term? Is it easy for you to ask others for the time you personally
need-whether it's alone time, more time to reflect on a key issue, or
simply release from an artificial deadline?
Interactions with others. When you update your relationship with time,
you will want to do so responsibly and without harm to others. To be
responsible with time means that you consider how your actions impact
the lives of others. Examples include your attitude and actions as you
interact with other people on the road, in the market, on the phone, at
work, or in another public place. Do you tailgate on the freeway when
you are in a hurry? Do you get angry when you must stand in line at the
grocery store at the end of your workday? Do you have a habit of being
late for meetings with others? Do you arrive late at the movies and
disturb others in the audience? Do you make plans with a friend and then
change plans at the last minute without regard to how the change impacts
your friend? Do you commit to projects at work without a realistic view
of how long it will take, your delays setting off a series of other
delays for your coworkers? In your most intimate relationships, are you
respectful of your loved ones' time?
Being Where You Are
To simply be where you are-without a preoccupation with past events or
future outcomes-is easier said than done. Even though a part of you
knows that the present is the only point of real power, it can feel
challenging to keep one's awareness present-focused. That's especially
true if you don't like your present reality.
To be satisfied with your own existence, even amidst great challenges
and suffering, is one of the most difficult things you can learn to do.
Arriving at a peaceful coexistence with yourself and your outer world is
not automatic. You don't achieve this by reaching a certain age. It
doesn't come from where you live. It cannot be reached through fame or
fortune. No other person can give it to you. There are no advanced
beings from another planet coming to make this happen for you.
This state of peacefulness is only to be found deep within you, when you
access your true nature. That eternal part of you exists beyond time and
space. The eternal you is unaffected by the world's chaos. It is able to
simply "be," no matter what. You can learn to connect with this aspect
of Self. You can learn to be satisfied, peaceful, and free. You can
learn to feel comfortable with uncertainty. This is your Divine
You are here during these pivotal moments in time to help influence the
upward movement of human consciousness. To stay sane in the process, you
will need to become watchful of how you allow others and the world view
to influence your mind. You will need to become more aware of emotional
states and learn to intelligently work with them to stay in balance.
Your Media Can Be a Blessing or Curse
Powerful media messages, these days accessed 24/7 by anyone who cares
to, will remind you of the uncertain state of the world. You can see
that as a blessing or a curse. Certainly, your ancient ancestors had no
Internet or cell phones to give them the kind of global perspective of
change you now have. They often did not know about the sufferings of
people beyond their small villages. It was common to be ignorant of the
connected web of life on Earth. History was not viewed globally, but
regionally from the perspective of what the local peoples had
You can choose how the media and technology will affect you. You can
learn to be OK with evolutionary change and with a world under
Indeed, it is as though you and other humans are living in a
construction zone. As humanity and the Earth undergo the process of
massive reconstruction, you may feel like you want to run and yet there
is no place to run. The changes are underway all around you, while you
continue to live on the planet you have long called "home." If there
were another planet you knew to go to right now, you might be tempted to
Since that's not an option, you are like the homeowner with the new home
needing repairs. You can choose to make the repairs, while also
adjusting your view about life and living in a home that doesn't fit
your current needs.
The key to empowerment in these chaotic times is to develop more
self-awareness, train your mind to switch off the fear channel, and
fully develop your intuitively guided reason and ability to question.
You will want to question what others say will happen in the future. You
will want to question your own views of what is possible, determining
where your blind spots are. Have you discounted something that is
important to your soul's growth? Have you forgotten to make sensible
plans for some aspect of your future physical existence? Are you taking
adequate care of your body? Are you waiting for someone, or a certain
event, to change your reality?
On a regular basis, inquire within to determine whether your view of the
future is based on perspectives that are sane and balanced. Get in touch
with any views that need updating. These include fantasies you may have
previously unknowingly bought into, now seeing them for what they are.
Acknowledge pessimistic views, too, such as doubting that your efforts
can be worthwhile. To create the kind of future you want to live in, you
must believe it is possible to change your present reality. You must
embrace your role as a Divine Changemaker.
As you continue the journey of rediscovering your Divine nature, we
surround you with our love and blessings. We are The Council of 12.
We appreciate your sharing these messages with friends, and posting to
your newsgroups and websites. May you be blessed and walk with grace!
Copyright 2007 by Selacia, Channel for The Council of 12 * All Rights