I awoke at about 3 a.m. on July 18. I seemed to be hearing voices in my head — not one or two or even a dozen, but thousands of them. Accompanying this impression of a crowd scene playing out in my mind was a sense of emotional discomfort and tension. The dis-ease I felt was intense. Had I not known what was happening, I could have experienced a lot of fear.

I spent the rest of that night working with my breath, visualizing myself breathing in the healing light and breathing out the muddled confusion. After about two hours' work doing this visualized breathing, my mind was running fairly normally again. The discomfort was gone; the voices quiet.

I felt that what had happened to me was the result of my joining in, on the day before this occurred, the effort called "firethegrid." This movement was founded by Shelley Yates. Her initial intention was to create a unified global response to the period of harmonic convergence which began on July 7 of this year, popularly called "777."

Yates' effort is a response to this latest in a long succession of such events. I can recall a harmonic convergence as early as 1977. There have been numerous times of surging energy crashing upon the planet since then. I expect these waves of fourth-density energy will pulse into our Earth's energy web or grid in an ever-increasing rhythm as we move through the next five years, until the time of shift on Terra in 2012.

Guided by channeled sources, Yates called for people all over the globe to come together in meditation on July 17 to support new energies being brought into our planetary grid. I joined millions of people all over the world that day in setting aside some time to meditate and visualize love sweeping over the planet.

As a channel for extraterrestrial Confederation entities, I can easily understand the power of the experiences Shelley had, which resulted in her beginning to receive channeling from what she refers to as higher beings. She and her son had crashed their car into water and drowned. In the extremity of losing her life, she came into contact with "light beings." They instructed her in how to survive being underwater for 15 minutes. She followed their instructions and both she and her son survived, much to the amazement of medical personnel.

Since that time, Yates has continued to receive messages from these beings. The content of her channeling is quite similar to messages our group has received from the Confederation of Planets. Yates writes, on her website:

"Miracles do happen, and they happen to people like you and me. What we need to make these miracles happen is to open ourselves to the communication that is all around us every day; communication not from this world but from the world of our Creator, the cosmos and the universe. The message comes from a distance, but you find it by going inside and believing. We can all create miracles within our lives."

The vision which these beings shared with her was one of global healing. She writes"

"We have inside of us the power to unite this planet as one race, with peace and prosperity for all. This power lies inside us all. When combined with the loving energy of other humans, we can revive this Earth and catapult it into healing. With this healing will come a new phase of humanity. We will have a time of peace and harmony. All it will take is our intention, as a united group."

The plan which her sources suggest for following through with this July 17 global meditation on the earth grid is this:

"If we as a group of humans take time out every day — and I don't mean huge amounts of time; I mean moments — to remember a happy moment, then we collectively raise the planet's frequency a little every day with little effort. It will also raise the level of the humans who participate. Simply close your eyes and remember a thought or feeling that has given you earthly pleasure. Then be thankful for it. As you practice this little exercise, you will find yourself finding more and more about which to feel happy. It will act like a contagion, because others will feel your happiness and it will infect their field."

I suspect that a lot of people are experiencing the same sort of mental and emotional feelings of discomfort and being somehow out of balance as I did in the early morning darkness last week. We all need to orient ourselves to these interesting times by responding in fearless cooperation to these waves of new energy.

What is the Earth grid, exactly? I recall conversations with two esoteric scientists on this subject. Michael Helius, an occult astrologer, gave me complex geometric designs for our Earth's third-density energy grid and for her fourth-density energy grid. The two grids are quite different, the fourth-density grid being much more complex.

Helius' thesis is that energy streams into our earth world along certain lines of flow. If we concentrate on the fourth-density grid and lend our energy to it, he said back in the early 1980s, we can help to anchor the new energy into our world scene.

Bruce Peret amplified my understanding of the grid by suggesting that there are actually two parts to the energy grids of both third- and fourth-density Earth. There is a "yang" or male aspect to the grids whose points of power sink into the Earth itself. There is also a "yin" or female aspect to the grids which has its points within the ether of the Earth rather than touching into the material Earth.

Peret encouraged me to visualize the feminine-energy grid in my meditations, as doing so would be absolutely beneficial. He noted that if one focuses in on the masculine grid penetrating the earth's surface, there is the danger of strengthening the present, 3-D grid. So for two decades now I have been visualizing a web of love woven of golden dreams, love and positive intentions which I help the angels weave in our skies. Many times, when I do this visualization, I suddenly "see" the angels weaving their golden web with great love while singing, "Holy, Holy, Holy."

This is an important point for those who are working on visualizing peace. Focusing in on the details of the political scene in the Middle East, for example, is not recommended. That focus pulls our minds and hearts back into the details of the 3-D issues, which causes us to experience fear and despair. Focusing on the golden, etheric web of love draws our minds, hearts and spirits forward into the fourth-density energy which is coming ever nearer as 2012 approaches.

Q’uo, a Confederation source I channel, offered this thought in a session dated Jan. 6, 2006:

"That which remains to be done by entities living in third-density bodies on planet Earth is, for the most part, not personal. Rather it has to do with the energy of so many among your people, which has a kind of group karma to it.

"This energy is that which those among your people who have destroyed parts of their planet or their entire planet in previous attempts at third-density evolution have carried with them to this point. There is a lot of healing that various entities wish to accomplish. In many cases they do not even really know how to accomplish this healing process. More and more entities, we feel, will find a connection between their own spiritual health and the health of the planet on which they live."

The Confederation suggests that our population is made up of several groups of people from places like Mars, Siruis and Maldek and, on our own planet, from Atlantis, who have collectively destroyed their environment in the past. The messages urge us to work together in harmony now to heal the Earth's energy grid as well as balancing our group karma.

They do not suggest that the shift of Earth will be cataclysmic or that we shall experience a sudden discontinuity or the end of time in 2012. Rather, they suggest that we humans, after dying from natural causes at the end of each of our lifetimes, shall experience one of three things.

We may continue with this planet into fourth-density positive if we have embraced service to others and have become able, fully and unconditionally, to love and serve others and to accept being loved and served by others at least 51 percent of the time.

We may move to another planet which is experiencing fourth-density negative if we have honed our service-to-self skills to the point where we are acting solely in our own interests at least 95 percent of the time.

If we have not polarized either in service to others or service to self, we may be transferred to another planet in this part of the creation which is experiencing third density in its own life. There we shall take up the School of Third Density once again.

Further, the Confederation teachings suggest that even though the empire builders of our time seem very negative, the negative harvest will be very small. This is due to the fact that most of our negatively oriented leaders rationalize their conquests and abridgements of the personal rights of others by believing that their work is for the greater good. This was Hitler's attitude, and it kept him from graduating to fourth-density negative, according to the Confederation.

Naturally it is very easy to be caught up into fear when musing upon such dramatic changes. Our mortality alone can be a fearsome prospect, as frightening as it is inevitable. When one adds in the uncertainty about how the world shall wag on in the face of diminishing natural resources and accelerating pollution that fouls the air we breathe and the water we drink, a reaction of fear is entirely understandable. However the Confederation, in a Nov. 1, 2005, message, suggests we discipline our minds to respond in another way:

"In the face of fear, remember love."

"In the face of anger, remember compassion."

"In the face of disunity, remember union, for are you not part of everyone and everything that you meet?"

"In the face of seeming dearth, lack and limitation of resources, we ask you to dwell in thanksgiving and joy upon the unlimited possibilities that dwell within your imagination."

And again, in a Jan. 1, 2006, message, Q’uo says:

"We ask you to respond to these waves of intense energy that you are feeling not with fear but with faith. Take this opportunity to stand on your own two feet and remember who you are and why you are here. As you breathe in and as you breathe out, you are little lighthouses, able to take that breath and that energy of life and bless it with your firm intention to serve. The glow and the radiance of your beings shall be a beacon for many. You do not have to explain, discuss or do anything to be light workers at this time. You have only to be yourselves and to know yourselves. So we would ask you to investigate and explore who you are and why you are here."

I open my arms and embrace your spirit. Let us be explorers of our own nature, finding the Love that has made us and allowing that Love to shine through us. Let us together create a new paradigm of love and light on Planet Earth!