What energy and experiences can we expect in February 2008?

There is a phrase that can give you a sense for the energy of this month, but keep in mind that it is not meant to convey violence. The phrase is, “There will be blood.” We give you this phrase to convey the power of life force energy. The energy of February is a journey similar to that taken by a blood cell as it courses through a person’s body during exertion or when adrenaline is pumping. As we have helped you recognize for months, everything is speeding up and you are developing a personal rhythm, a pulse, by which to follow your life path. Like blood rushing through your bloodstream, it may seem chaotic but it is actually incredibly organized. February is a very red month. Red symbolizes and holds space for Love and passion, as well as violence and chaos. You will find passion this month, but what kind of passion will depend on your soul path and how you are making choices in your lives.

There is sharpness in the energy of the month. There is much potential for things to seem quite stark. If you are living your truth, you will find there is a beauty in stark clarity; if there is something that you are avoiding or denying, you will find discomfort when things are presented starkly. It is similar to when a person says something very bluntly. Sometimes just speaking the truth without excuse or explanation can be a great relief to a situation. At other times it can make people feel very awkward.

During the month of February, consider what is coming into stark relief in your lives and assume that whatever comes to your attention is vitally important. Give yourselves permission to engage it with all the passion that you have or can find in yourselves. Let your life force and your passion guide you to what needs to be more clear and more truthful in your lives. When we say, “There will be blood,” we invite you to recognize again your vitality and your passion. Let it draw you closer to those around you.

Again, this is not a threat of violence – it is an invitation to passion and social connection. When someone is socially active, they are involved in movements -- they are involved in trying to change the world or move the world in directions that they think it should be moving. Whether they are right or wrong or they agree or not, all social activity begins with passion, or with life force energy. Social activity, will become more important to many of you who may not have felt drawn to it before. This is a reflection of the call to service that defines the year 2008. The primary energy of this year is to call all of you into your life’s work – your calling. If you find yourself interested in a collective endeavor, do not hesitate to get involved.

February of 2008 is an excellent time to pool your collective energies. Do not try to find something simply for the sake of doing something. Instead wait until you feel interested, wait until you feel called. It is fine if you do not, each of you has a unique path and some of you will find your calling elsewhere. While it will not be true for everyone, there is an intense gathering energy around February 2008 that you may find inspiring. Within that, given the passion, the starkness and the bluntness of the month, do not be surprised if you find conflict -- conflict with others and conflict within yourselves. Do not shy away from this, just look for the clarity. Look for what is coming into contrast, what is becoming visible to you. Understanding and mending the places in which you were blind or in denial is all you need to concern yourself with for now.

How can we work with this energy in ways other than what you have described so far?

The best thing you can do for yourselves and for your collective endeavors is to take ownership for what is yours. It is time to see yourselves as stewards of your own lives. You have learned about taking accountability for your experience and the life you have chosen at a soul level, including taking accountability for the choices you make and the outcomes they lead to. Now it is time to take ownership.

There is a new level at which you go beyond simply reacting to the choices you have made and trying to deal with them. There is a more proactive approach in taking ownership for your life and developing a sense of stewardship for the lives of those around you. It is time to take accountability for the fact that your soul has choreographed your life to lead you to meet people for a reason. You invited yourself into the lives of others in order to be a light bearer.

Do not confuse this with taking accountability for another’s choices. It is taking accountability for what you do in regard to that person that matters. For instance, imagine you have a neighbor who is in an abusive relationship and having a very difficult time. From across the street you are watching his situation unfold. You do not need to take accountability for his choices or for the life that he is living based on his choices. But you are learning to take accountability for what it means to be his neighbor. Consider that you are there, witnessing this, for a reason. You will find it becomes more comfortable for you to take ownership for your role in his life as his neighbor. It makes a difference if you smile at him from across the street. You do not become responsible for what occurs in his life, but you are responsible for how you engage with him. You cannot change the course of his life, but you must take ownership for the impact your choices have in his life and the lives of everyone around you. Choosing to smile or frown at someone can no longer be something you take lightly. Everything you do has profound effects in the world around you. Assume that anything and anyone in your life is there to be stewarded by you.

You do not have power over all of the people in your surroundings, but because you have chosen a connection with them, because of the intensity in this year and because of the intensity of collective service at this point on planet earth, it becomes useful to consider yourselves stewards of one another. This is entirely a new level of the old phrase from the old bibles to be your brother’s keeper. You are not responsible for one another, but you are responsible for how you choose to steward the people in the communities in your lives. For those of you listening or reading, you have moved into the enlightenment process enough that it becomes necessary for you to take this extended sense of ownership for your reality.

The difference between taking accountability for another person and taking on a sense of stewardship for them may not seem obvious at first. When it is unclear to you, in practice turn your attention to your heart. Every time there is a person in your life with whom you are not sure how to engage, or whenever you have a question about a person in your life, always assume that they are in your life because you, at a soul level, made a contract with them. You promised to witness or help, or at the very least to open your heart to them. This may mean smiling gently at them from the cash register line at the store, or it may mean dropping everything and to drive them home when their car has a flat tire.

Experiment with this a little bit. Experiment with how the moment might change for you if you choose to open your heart a bit more, to look someone in the eye a bit longer, or to simply soften the judgments you have about them just as much as you can in that moment. This is something that will develop for you over the course of the year. February makes it obvious -- it almost makes it necessary. Your survival as a human collective relies on your physical connections to one another. We return your attention to our phrase, “There will be blood.” Metaphorically it is your blood coursing through you that makes you human. It moves more quickly when you have an adrenaline rush or when you meet someone that you are excited about -- you feel things speed up; you get hot. This is what we mean. You have journeyed into new spiritual dimensions of yourselves, and will continue to do so, but for now you are returning inward to your bodies and your hearts. You are living in your bloodstreams a little bit more than you ever could before. This month, continually find ways to soften yourselves and steward the people around you.

What days are important during February 2008 and what should we pay attention to?

February 5th through 7th is the time for your hearts to open. You have a holiday, Valentine’s Day, in February. This year, the 5th through the 7th are more like Valentine’s Day than the 14th will be. This is like the bright red spot in the month. It is as if you have drawn a big heart with vivid crimson paint around these days. Metaphorically, watch for where blood is spilt in your lives. Look for where conflict arises, look for where you cut yourselves, or where your hearts have broken. Look for the judgments or the harsh things you think or say about yourselves. Look for any sign that someone is hurting in the world around you. Look for where blood has been spilled. Pay attention.

These are the places that are too sharp for the loving, sweet, gentle souls that you have become and that you were born to be. February will not give you a way to soften those sharp edges -- February will show you where they are. Metaphorically look for where blood has been spilled and ask yourself, “How is this related to my life. Is this a pattern of mine? Am I used to seeing this kind of behavior, or is it new?” It may be your own behavior; it may the behavior of those around you. Look for where blood has been spilled and consider how you contribute either by allowing harsh words or by thinking them yourselves. Notice where you allow conflict to go on when you could step away. Just look.

Gather information during the 5th through the 7th. The equivalent of this is to look for where your Love resides. The places where you are hurting or the place where you are purposefully or inadvertently hurting others, these places are where your Love is. You never hurt one another, you never judge one another except where you feel strongly. Beneath any hard feelings, there is always Love. Over the course of the year you will reclaim your Love for yourselves and for everything around you. For now, just notice where the wounds are. Notice how they got there and assume that this is where your Love is. That is the pathway for you to reclaim your Love. The 5th through the 7th, may be an intense time, but remember they are there for your Love.

You will find that February 21st is like a cool, clear breath of fresh air. It has an energy of water, like a babbling brook or like cool, clean water that you can use for refreshment. Around February 21st you will find an opportunity for clearing. For clearing the air, for cleaning things up, for putting right what may feel wrong or what may feel out of alignment. Give yourselves some time on February 21st to pay attention to yourselves and give yourselves a clearing. Say what needs to be said or spend some time writing so that you can iron your thoughts out and see things more clearly than you did before. It is like splashing your face with cold water.

February 29th looks like a big rock or stone. It is as if you were hiking on a trail and you find a boulder in the path. You will not easily see what is coming around the corner until you get to the boulder and peek around it. It is the same with February 29th. You may find, through the month, some situations arise and you cannot see how they are going to come to closure or be solved or dealt with. Do not worry too much about that which you cannot predict. March is going to open up a whole new world for you. Trying to see it and trying to predict it or plan will not be easy during February because the 29th provides a veil. You can guess what is on the other side of the veil, but you cannot really know until you get there and walk through it.

Do not predict too much and do your best not to plan anything that you will not be able to easily change after February. The energy of the 29th is not there to hurt you or get in your way; it is actually very beneficial. You will find the 29th is energetically holding energy in place for you. It holds opportunities that you will not understand until you arrive there. If you try to plan ahead or to predict your lives after February, you may find that the 29th is like running face forward into a boulder. Even if you are uncomfortable with the future, just let it be. Assume that March is going to give you what you need that will enable you to just gracefully skirt around the boulder once you get there. If it is possible, you will find it useful to have a relatively empty schedule on February 29th. If you can, be like a ghost. Just fly under the radar and take it easy that day. If you are working or if you have things you need to do, do them as gently as possible. Imagine that you are wearing an invisibility cloak. There is no danger, it is just a way to give yourselves the flexibility to get around the energy of the 29th and move into March.

Do we need to worry about a manipulated terrorist attack?

No. There is always potential for violence in the world, but not more this month than at other times. In the last decade or so there has been a higher potential for mass terrorism than there ever was before. There is also less potential for personal or small-scale terrorism. You are more aware of your connections now, so a single act of terrorism can affect more people. But you have lower tolerance for terrorism so it occurs less often than it did in your history.

You will see terrorist attacks throughout the world during February 2008, but not necessarily more or less than in the months of the last several years. Your attention will be called to where blood is spilt, and for some of you this will be literal. You will see blood being spilled on the news; you may see blood being spilled around you physically. You might see a dog get hurt or a friend cut their hand, but there does not seem to be a specific probability for a terrorist attack that has not become a part of your norm in the world at this point.

When we say, “Blood will be spilled”, we say it metaphorically to draw your attention to your physical existence. It will be literal blood for some of you. If you happen to cut your finger during the month of February, pay close attention to the situation that led to the blood or to what was running through your mind. Blood exists as a collective symbol for what is most important. Discover what is most important in your lives this month. Collectively you will see more social activity, you will see people caring more or showing more investment in the world at large or social movements at large.

Will February offer us a great opportunity to connect with spiritual family? Is that passion more readily available to help us see where we can come together physically?

In general, yes, but it will be very different for each of you. Some of you will find that the collective gathering energy, a passionate inspiration for something greater than yourselves, will draw you to your spiritual families. Yes there is a potential for many of you to connect more with your communities, more deeply or more widely or more readily than ever before during February and throughout the year. For some of you, passion will lead you to connect with more people.

For others, you will actually find that the passion and quickening of the blood will lead you to clean up or let go of relationships more than it leads you to acquire more. Some of you will find that conflicts arise in your relationships, communities, and neighborhoods. The passion that each of you feels, will lead you to see things more clearly or to invest more deeply, and you may spill some blood, so to speak. You may get into an argument or have hurt feelings for a period. It is all leading to a stronger sense of collective stewardship -- ownership for the ways that you affect one another.

Some of you will find that the energy of February actually leads you to invest more in the relationships that you already have. It depends on who you are and what is happening in your life in terms of how this actually unfolds. The energy of February 2008 is, more than anything, an energy of Love. Passion is not equivalent to love; passion is a reflection of your commitment to Love. Love in and of itself is not necessarily passionate. Passion happens when you commit to something. You commit your energy and emotions; sometimes you commit parts of yourself that do not belong in certain relationships. Some of you commit the parts of yourselves that are empty into your relationships, then tell yourselves this is Love. This arrangement feels very passionate because you are committing to it deeply, but your commitment is misplaced. It is directed by your need rather than by your Love. Eventually the relationship does not work the way you wanted it to. Be aware that your passion is simply a reflection of your commitment to the moment, emotion, memory, or to some other aspect of the relationship. This is attachment. It does not last. Always look underneath the passion for what you love, how you love life, how you love the people around you. Your passion will help you see your Love if you pay attention, but do not mistake the passion for Love. Your passion simply drives you to see your Love lying underneath the surface.

Would it benefit humanity to know when to take their dollars out of the banks before they are devalued?

If it were possible to predict your monetary systems, then it would benefit humanity to know this. However, your monetary systems are deeply reflective of the collective movements created by your individual choices. This is chaotic. Patterns emerge, but they are rarely predictable. This is the nature of collective experience.

Looking at February 2008, the value of the US dollar will continue to show wild aberrations. It has gone wildly up and wildly down recently in the course of a steady decline. In regard to the dollar losing value altogether, that is not even a possibility in February or in the coming months. Looking at the dollar through February and the next few months, it looks as if it is almost skipping down stairs like a bunny rabbit. The stairs are a gradual decline and the bunny rabbit hops up, it hops down, it hops up and hops down, but the gradual decline continues.

You will find around the time of April, the dollar will swing much more wildly and the steady decline will no longer be steady and the decline will no longer be a given, it will incline as well. The general direction the dollar will eventually take will depend on what will benefit humanity collectively. At this point, the best thing you can do with your personal money is to pay attention and listen to what feels right for you. Some of you will benefit by pulling your dollars out of the system and some of you will be benefited by leaving your dollars in the system. You will need to pay close attention to your personal intuition and your rational knowledge or yourself and your investments. This is true of everything in your world. Pay attention to yourself. Follow your truth.

How are we benefited? Is it just a roller coaster ride of incline and decline? I do not understand how it can be both. Is it a matter of seeing it from a grander perspective?

It always has the potential to be a roller coaster ride because the system is based on risk. Risk is a valuable component. The game only exists because it is based on risk. Otherwise it would not exist, it would not be the same game and the dollar would not exist in quite the same way without the game. So yes, it is a roller coaster. But just like a physical roller coaster, it is one you can decide to ride or to avoid. The reason that some of you will benefit by having your dollars invested in the market system is that some of you committed at a soul level to use this game for your benefit in this lifetime. For some, it gives you the resources you need to do your work. For others, it teaches you trust, humility, and grace.

In this metaphor of the roller coaster, every person has a unique tolerance for motion sickness. Each of you has a particular level of tolerance for the game, and some of you are highly benefited by riding up and down, up and down. Based on your soul path and the nature of the contracts you have made in your lives, it benefits you immensely to ride along with the market -- to feel the ups and feel the downs and make decisions based on the ride. Some of you will benefit by losing money and then gaining it again. Some of you will benefit by gaining money and then losing it. Some of you will benefit by finding that you invest your dollars and , while the market fluctuates wildly, your dollars seem to stay steady. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of different possible experiences in regard to playing this game. It all depends on what your soul needs you to learn, what your soul has to clear. This relationship lead you to have your own, personal tolerance for motion sickness.

If you are interested in the market and the value of the dollar and how it changes, the best thing you can do (and this has always been true) will be to listen to your own inner guidance. More than ever, your personal intuition, your gut instinct and your thinking will lead you to the right answer for you. Take the information that you know about risk and manage that with your own sensibilities. It is always the best way to engage in this or any other game. Because the game has intensified, you will find that the consequences will feel more intense. But you are at no greater risk than you ever were before. In fact, as you move through Enlightenment, you are at less risk because you will find yourselves more clearly attuned to your personal needs and your truth than ever before.

I noticed in the news that Osama bin Laden’s son is becoming active now in creating peaceful ways of getting what you want accomplished. With all of this passion, commitment and love in February, if we look outside the US to the rest of the world, do you see other things like this happening in the most conflicted areas?

Yes, absolutely. This is what the year 2008 is all about. This is a perfect example from a very visible, well known person doing what we are describing for you to do on a personal level. This person is publicly taking stewardship for what he does have an affect on in his life. Here is a person who is not taking accountability for what his father created. He cannot, for his father created it. He is not accountable for it; he is not responsible for it. He is accountable for the position he is in as Osama bin Laden’s son and therefore he takes stewardship for the position his life affords him. He takes ownership for the sphere of influence he has in his personal life.

Every individual person has a unique sphere of influence. For some, it includes their friends and family and the people they see every day in their neighborhood; for others who are well known in the world, their sphere of influence is much greater. This man can do something or say something and it can be known across the world. Therefore his sphere of influence is expanded, and so is the reach of what he can affect through his stewardship.

This is a perfect way for each of you to see the difference between accountability and stewardship. You cannot take accountability for what the people in your lives have chosen to do. He is not taking accountability for what his father has done. But he is taking accountability for his own sphere of influence and he is doing what he can to steward the people or the ideas that are within his realm of influence. Yes, you will see more of this kind of example in the world. This is not the beginning; you have seen this already with other leaders taking ownership for their effect in the world. You are aware of how some public figures use their influence to develop stewardship. You will find yourselves inspired to do the same in your lives.

Would the Guides like to give us any extra advice that they feel we need?

Yes. It will serve you to pay attention to color during the month of February 2008. We have used the imagery of color to reflect the energy of blood, conflict, heat and passion. Pay attention to your physical spaces, to how your senses draw your attention to your body and your sense of self. Use color, sound, scent, touch, and taste to help you wake up and feel passionate and alive. If listening to arias makes you swell with love or passion, turn them on and up. If wearing red makes you feel more powerful or bold, wear it. Pay attention to your five senses. Do not let your five senses get washed out; find ways to wake yourself up. Change the scent in your car or home. Cook new kinds of food or use spicier food as you are cooking. Anything you can do to wake yourselves up on a daily basis will be beneficial for you in February. Remember that stark contrast and clarity will be far more comfortable if you embrace it rather than deny it. Use your five senses to support your clarity and passion during the month. Pay attention!

Remember that the primary energy of the month is Love. Always go back to that. This is the best way to work with the month. Ask yourselves what is hurting and why you are hurting and assume that underneath that is Love or space for more Love.

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