In November the largest chunk of new jobs came from retail and wholesale trade. Businesses gearing up for Christmas sales added 65,700 jobs or 45% of November’s 146,000 jobs gain. With December sales a disappointment, these jobs are likely to reverse when the January payroll jobs report comes out in February. Family Dollar Stores CEO Howard Levine told analysts that his company’s customers were unable to afford toys this holiday season and focused instead on basic needs such as food. Levine said that his customers “clearly don’t have as much for discretionary purchases as they once did.”
For December’s new jobs we return to the old standbys: health care and social assistance and waitresses and bartenders. These four classifications accounted for 93,000 of December’s new jobs, 60% of the 155,000 jobs.
Obviously, the economy is not going anywhere except down. It takes approximately 150,000 new jobs each month to stay even with population growth and new entrants into the work force. Few of the jobs that are being created pay well, and the constant, consistent demand for more poorly paid waitresses, bartenders and hospital orderlies is difficult to believe. If Americans cannot afford toys for their kid’s Christmas, how can they afford to eat and drink out?
Media spin seeks to create a recovery out of thin air, but these graphs from John Williams (shadowstats.com) show the reality:
Happy New Year everyone, may this be a wonderful year with surprises everywhere. Remember, we are still in the year of magic and miracles. This past year was very challenging. It was a number five year and five rules change. This year will be a number six year. Two plus thirteen (2013) = fifteen/six. The tone of 528 hertz is the vibration of love. The number 528 adds up to 15/6. With this number in affect we will see many people moving into unity consciousness, and this is the year when people will start thinking with their heart. It is also a number 13 year which is the number of the Goddess energy that is within everyone. Thirteen is also the number of transformation.
How did you experience December 21, 2012? Did you think nothing happened and life goes on as normal? That was not my experience. I felt waves of energy come in one after another which connected me with a higher frequency. I have heard from many people who had different kinds of experiences. Some cried for days, some felt the earth’s resonance jump in frequency and others felt the energy of the lay lines change. The crying part was around the time of Christmas and lasted until the full moon of December 28th. What a good way to open your heart chakra.
December 21st was just the beginning of the 12 days of Christmas. First we had the alignment with the galactic center and then the three suns lined up which are Alcyone in the Pleiadian system, Sirius, the central sun of the Milky Way and our local sun. Check out this link. It is the best video I have seen about December 21, 2012.
In the eighties there was a movie that came out called The Dark Crystal. This movie talked about how the crystal had to be in place before the three suns lined up and then the change would happen. The movie was based on Atlantis and its destruction. It was also about the search for the right crystal to activate the earth so a new age could start where there was no more war and everyone lived in peace. After I saw that movie years ago I tried to figure out when the three suns would line-up and couldn’t figure out when that would happen so I finally gave up. It wasn’t until I watched the above video that it all came together for me.
First of all, thanks to all of you who sent cards, messages, gifts, and letters to me at this important time of year. They all mean a lot to me. Our family gathered at our home on Christmas day in groups so that we could have the time to visit and enjoy the kids. It was a very nice Christmas.
Now that the nonsense about the end of the world has been realized, we can get down to the job of creating a new cycle of humanity. The following was given to me during the night recently, and is most appropriate at this time:
Universal consciousness seeping into minds of men, both positive and negative. Making right choices is imperative for the future of humanity. Accept changes and adjust thinking and actions accordingly. This is the Time of Renewal for all mankind as it has been foretold. Each incarnated Soul has the responsibility to protect the way of Love.
The reality of global changes happening all over the world is becoming pretty obvious as the unusual storms sweep across our country and around the world. Hopefully, those who rule our governments will finally realize the changes that need to be made to accommodate our way of life. OK, I won’t get into that. I do personally feel that humanity is starting on a roll toward spiritual understanding that has been sadly lacking for centuries. Every religion has a spark of the reality of universal consciousness, even if undermined by human need for power. Open minds and inner connection with our Creator will ease the path into the future.
Masters, what do you see for us this coming month, and perhaps a bit into the
months ahead of us?
Masters ~ There is a new day coming that will change not only the shape of your planet, but the atmospheric conditions and climates all over the world. Not all at once, of course, but you will begin to see these changes every month, every year, until they can no longer be denied. Yes, the frequencies that surround your planet are changing drastically now, which is causing the unusual storms across the U.S. continent. Such storms will become almost a natural occurance as they roam around the world.
China and most of the Asian continent will be experiencing hard times, very cold temperatures and earth movements in a few months that will make many changes in the government and the attitudes of the leaders.
The hot continents of the southern reaches of the planet will find temperatures turning colder than usual in the next two or three months, with grand movements.
The great jungles in Africa will be inundated with flooding from constant rainfall, forcing old tribes to seek refuge nearer the coasts. This will be an extreme movement of populations all through Africa.
The Pacific island chains are being shaken by the deep sea movements of the plates and many of the islands will continue to lose land as the waters rise and fall without warning.
Oceans will be moving unrestrainedly as the plates move and merge beneath them.
Tsunamis will become more frequent.
Mankind has been wise enough to put into place instruments to warn of such movements. Your planet is starting its movement back into a slightly different position in your solar system, which is causing all of this.
This song - This Christmas Day - was co-written and recorded by [Gail Goodwin's] daughter, Carly. Enjoy and Merry Christmas!
On this beautiful Christmas morning, I wish you peace and love.
May you be blessed with a heart that understands abundance and always have plenty to share with others.
May you be kind to others and experience kindness in return.
May you know that you are not only good enough, but already perfect, just the way you are. May you share compassion, knowing that everyone else is also doing the best they can.
May you trust in the infinite wisdom that is there for all of us, and realize that you are a part of something so much greater than yourself.
When challenges appear, may you remember that you are a human being who can only see a part of the puzzle, and keep the faith that everything will work out in the end. If it hasn’t worked out yet, it’s not the end yet.
May you know deep inside that you are never alone, nor can you ever be alone, for you are an integral thread in this amazing tapestry of life.
Blessed holiday musings to you during the time of year when humanity resides within the one moment called Eternity. This past weekend millions and millions of hearts participated in a celebration of Awakening. It was a time when many quietly resided within their lives, within their own pleasures and within the great deep peace that flowed from their inner beingness. My holiday wish foryou is that you gift yourself with the time and space to absorb all of the Divine Light structures that are making their way here this week because of that event.
Along with the hustle and bustle of holiday socializing, kids being home, family visiting, holiday meal preparation, and last minute Christmas shopping there needs to be some “alone” time for yourself or you will miss the true holiday gift that is being distributed this week.
When I told my son and his fiancé that I had to get this article done for the week they confidently chimed that they could accurately predict the energies of the week and save me the time of composing an article. David said all I had to send out was a brief announcement that “Bull#&$@ was about to commence along with a little drama.” That is going to be true for sooo many households but not for my readers, right? You are above the usual shenanigans and mischief-making of mundane human dynamics. You are going to have the spiritual willpower to allow everyone to “be” wherever they need to be this holiday season.
As an aside here – a good tool to use whenever you begin to drift into the collective chaos and drama is curiosity. As soon as you feel the triggers begin to agitate you, well-up inside you, or anger you, simply take a moment to breathe – gather your sense of Self back – and then approach the situation with a “Wow, look at what I am doing. I was almost brought to tears because Aunt Josie asked everybody except me to a movie. Gee, that brought up a lot.” It is especially important during intense family times to stay in neutral and allow whatever comes up to simply be. Instead of engaging with the external trigger, you can go inward and become curious, and figure it all out for yourself later in the privacy of your own solitude.
Christmas is a time of traditions. If you have found time in the rush before Christmas to decorate a tree, you are sharing in a relatively new tradition. Although the Christmas tree has ancient roots, at the beginning of the 20th century only 1 in 5 American families put up a tree. It was 1920 before the Christmas tree became the hallmark of the season. Calvin Coolidge was the first President to light a national Christmas tree on the White House lawn.
Gifts are another shared custom. This tradition comes from the wise men or three kings who brought gifts to baby Jesus. When I was a kid, gifts were more modest than they are now, but even then people were complaining about the commercialization of Christmas. We have grown accustomed to the commercialization. Christmas sales are the backbone of many businesses. Gift giving causes us to remember others and to take time from our harried lives to give them thought.
The decorations and gifts of Christmas are one of our connections to a Christian culture that has held Western civilization together for 2,000 years.
In our culture the individual counts. This permits an individual person to put his or her foot down, to take a stand on principle, to become a reformer and to take on injustice.
This empowerment of the individual is unique to Western civilization. It has made the individual a citizen equal in rights to all other citizens, protected from tyrannical government by the rule of law and free speech. These achievements are the products of centuries of struggle, but they all flow from the teaching that God so values the individual’s soul that he sent his son to die so we might live. By so elevating the individual, Christianity gave him a voice.
Formerly only those with power had a voice. But in Western civilization people with integrity have a voice. So do people with a sense of justice, of honor, of duty, of fair play. Reformers can reform, investors can invest, and entrepreneurs can create commercial enterprises, new products and new occupations.
The result was a land of opportunity. The United States attracted immigrants who shared our values and reflected them in their own lives. Our culture was absorbed by a diverse people who became one.
The big story today is Venus moving into opposition with the Black Moon (the Moon will hit that point again, re-triggering it, around 01:00 am EDT/ 6:00 am UTC on December 26th, keeping the theme extended). So today something related to relationships happens and continues into the day after Christmas. This will bring clarity and an associated feeling of peace or calm – if only momentarily.
Venus and the Black Moon are sisters. They know each other well and they get along well. Venus is the only energy that quiets the tumult of the Black Moon, but sometimes they come with drama. The other effect of Venus and the Black Moon comes from clearly seeing the the cold truth of matters. We are observing this today- not necessarily acting on it.
Don’t feel pressured to make any big moves or decisions. This day will go much better if you put yourself in the mindspace of flowing with events instead of dreading or directing them, depending on the circumstances you are in.
Remember our mission is falling back in love with life. We are in control of that. Venus and the Black Moon bring beauty in the form of beautiful things to look at, beautiful acts, and beautiful words. It’s a prized time for us to find beauty because it is all around if we look.
Have you noticed lately how many people when they say “Goodbye” (which actually means “God be with you” – a blessing more than a farewell), also tuck in a little “I love you”? I pray that there were a bunch of them earlier this month in Newtown, Connecticut.
We sometimes address the problem of evil by asking “Why do bad things happen to good people?” That, of course, is the wrong question. The real question is, “What are we going to do about it?” Even though we often feel so powerless in the face of evil.
One cartoon shows a child asking God: “How can you permit such violence in our schools?” And God answers: “I’m not allowed in your schools.”
Lots of finger pointing: it’s the guns, or the video games, or our divorce rate, or that over half of our children are being raised by a single (working) parent, or the meds that the shooter was – or wasn’t – taking, or the ad nauseam media coverage offering blueprints for other enraged crazies, or the violent wars worldwide, or the feeble politicos who fail to provide persuasive, prophetic leadership, or the example we give to our kids that major conflict is resolved by bombs and bullets…
For the week of Christmas, the guidance is about your inner work of preparation and clearing the old away. This is a week of letting go of all toxic habits and situations, as we prepare to enter a fresh new year.
Dear friends! I just wanted to send you all a little message on this important day now that I finally have a short break between these super intense energy downloads. For they have certainly increased these last two days, both in intensity, number and duration.
I did a solstice-meditation together with my sister at the exact time for it, which was interestingly enough 12:12 in our timezone. It was a quiet and serene one, very different from the one we did at 12.12.12, when the energies felt like we were breaking through a wall of light. After a while, a bird started to sing outside the window, which is rather unusual for this time of year, and I suddenly got this image that I know some of you also have shared: I saw this enormous waterfall of light that started to pour down on us all. It literally filled us up with light, and from us, the light started to flow out into every part of this planet. It was so beautiful, and then I heard this phrase from an old Carpenter’s song “We’ve only just begun” over and over again. In other words, this waterfall of light will continue to flow down into us all, and it will continue to fill not only us, but everything and everyone else with light as well.
Right now in this moment you are experiencing the miracle of life. You may be facing challenges. You may have financial problems, health problems, relationship problems. You may be concerned about natural disasters or the state of the world.
Take this moment and let go of all of those concerns. You can come back to these issues and problems later but in this moment just experience the miracle of creation. You are a divine being. You are eternal. The awareness which you are will never die and the joy of creation will always be part of you.
No matter what challenges you face take this moment and express your gratitude for the precious gift of life that surrounds you. Life may not be perfect in every moment of your individual experience of life but life itself is indeed perfection. You are part of this perfection and your thoughts and actions matter more than you can ever imagine.
Take this moment and make a concentrated effort to focus on the positive energy that surrounds you. Think of those moments which have given you the greatest joy. Think of moments of love with your family. Think of others who have shown you kindness or to whom you have shown kindness.