by Archangel Gabriel Greetings to you all, dearest friends on this Planet Earth! Yes, you are all my friends, because you are all spirit, we are all from the same source, so we are friends, we are family – although the illusion of separation is so dominant on your planet. This illusion of separation is the root cause of all the suffering you are experiencing. If you were all to obtain the consciousness of Oneness, there could be no crime or war, no wrong-doing, no violence against any living being, no hunger and no poverty, as you would understand that hurting another, taking from another, would be like hurting yourself or taking from yourself. What I am suggesting might seem like paradise or Utopia, but there are many planets in this universe, even in your galaxy, where this is common practice. I do not come to you to accuse you of having fallen so deeply into this illusion of separation, but to help you to arise from it, and to give you a vision of where mankind is heading. Because, dear friends, now is the time to do so – it is time to wake up, to expand your consciousness, and with this expansion of consciousness, to have a greater understanding of who you are, of what you are and of why you are here – and this includes understanding that you are less individual, less separate than you have thought and believed for thousands of years. While those of you who read this may have an understanding of what it is to be a soul, a part of mankind and of the creation – incarnated here on earth to learn and to grow -, very few have been able to internalize this, i.e. this may be in their minds, a mere thought, but not part of their active consciousness. However, this is about to change, as you are beginning to enter into the Age of Aquarius. As there is a lot of controversy about what is going to happen during this year that has just begun, allow me to shed some light on this issue: First of all, December 21, 2012 is not the end of the world, there is not going to be any global destruction. Secondly, regarding the widespread discussion of when the age of Aquarius begins – as there are theories that it began in 1844 or 1991, or that it may begin in 2200, 2442, 2600 or 3573, while many believe it to be on December 21, 2012, arguing that this is when the Mayan calendar ends – it seems to me that there is an interesting mixture of calendars, as well as astrological and astronomical theories that add to the confusion. All I can tell you is that indeed a new era will begin towards the end of this year. We have been labeling this new era the Age of Aquarius, as this seems to be the common term among those that believe in a shift in consciousness. What truly matters is less what you call it, rather that you know what is happening. Allow me to resume: Planet Earth is about to shift its main vibrational frequency. This will bring about some very significant changes for mankind, mainly as far as consciousness is concerned. It is not by some random error of nature that humans use only a small percentage of their brain during their lifetime, although some scientists dispute this. This lack of use is by design, as soon you will be able to use the full capacity. But I must add that the brain is not what makes you think – thinking is a process that takes place in your mental energy field, while the brain acts more as a processing link to your physical body; it is much like an antenna for your thoughts. Yes, it controls your physical functions like heartbeat and breathing, but it is also is the connection to your mental energy body. As humans are currently quite limited in their awareness, it is understandable that only a small percentage of the brain is used. But, as mentioned above, this is about to change, as the vibrational change of Mother Earth means that mankind will experience a shift in consciousness – not just a shift in the sense of a change, but also as a great expansion. As such, abilities that are currently restricted to a few, such as telepathy and other extrasensory perception skills, will become very common. Time will cease to be strictly linear and you will learn to “stretch” and “squeeze” time; some of you may already have had some experiences in that area. But the most significant benefit will be an increased sense of Oneness. This returns us to the starting topic of my address today. Allow me to add some advice for this year, due to the special nature of this day and this year that we have just begun. First of all, let me remind you that a good light protection, like the triple light protection by Emmanuel, is even more important now. I urge you all to apply such protection at least every morning and every evening, and before any situation that might influence you energetically, such as any spiritual work, a visit to the supermarket, etc. – having more light within not only prevents lower energies to influence you, but also helps release energies already present, thus helping to prevent them manifesting physically as the symptoms of disease. You may notice that you are less likely to be infected by viruses the more you fill yourself with light and it is easily done in a few minutes every day. The benefits are so great, with such little effort, that everyone should be doing this. Also I need to point out that while 2011 was a challenging year for many, 2012 brings the “final exams”, the final tests, to ensure you are all well prepared for what is to come. So do not be surprised if there is a global economic collapse, further severe natural and man-made disasters; although mankind has seen quite a few during the last years, the peak of the transition is about to arrive, so be prepared. How? Primarily, on an individual level, with the light protection, further lightwork, meditation – and furthermore, it is wise to begin to speak up, as you may intuitively feel who you can talk to and help them on their path as well, i.e. don’t keep your knowledge to yourself. There is no need to become a missionary – just carefully observe your surroundings, your fellow human beings, and when they are in need, provide assistance in form of advice or whatever else they may truly need. This year will teach mankind solidarity and tolerance. The sooner each and every individual, like yourself, embraces this lesson, the sooner all of mankind will too, and they will pass this great lesson without having to be reminded of it over and over again, with repeated opportunities to demonstrate that the lesson has been learned. While 2012 will bring many challenges, and some very important lessons need to be learned, there is no need to fear this year, as it marks the entry into a new era, and as such provides reason to look forward to it, with great joy. As mentioned above, there is no need for suffering – all human suffering is man-made. Accept who and what you are, and this world will change – literally. Now, this is no longer an esoteric Utopia – it is the beginning of the new era, at your doorstep. It is a great privilege to be incarnated at this time; many souls wish to be here now – which explains the historic high of human beings on earth. Embrace life, above all your own, and respect all other life as you do your own. Be blessed. Amen.