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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

What to do on 12/21/12 - Diciembre • December 21, 2012 in Costa Rica

I'm SOOO not now nor EVER bought into the 12/21/12 fear stuff BUT - there ARE some REALLY GOOD Conscious programs happening today & Saturday. 

One of the main ones is at http://birth2012.com/tv where throughout the day here are some big (not so big) speakers and some positive messages of CONSCIOUSNESS - something EVERY ONE of us could use more of EVERY DAY!!!


MUCH has been said/believed about 12/21/12 and it's upon us NOW!!!!
What will YOU be doing on 12/21/12 - Friday - Diciembre•December 21, 2012?

(I can't help but LAUGH at all the fear mongers in the world - hence these next 2 links!)
Do you think it's going to end?

What to do when you wake ON 12/22/12

My Facebook friend Sierra Goldman (author of OceansOfInspiration.com) shared this thought on 12/21/12 which basically aligns with my take on it:

     "12/21/12… a day spoken and prophesized about for over 5,000 years (well, I'm not positive on that since they MAYANS [who this "end of their calendar" thing has been centered on] have said they have NOT said ANYTHING about no end of the world, etc.). And IT IS HERE.
     Apocalypse? End of Days? New Earth? New Dimensions and Openings and Energies? No matter what you believe, this day holds great power… the power WE have given to it (besides all that planetary alignment stuff ;). And you can exercise YOUR POWER by focusing on WHAT YOU WANT IT TO BE!
     You can choose to resist all the attention to this day or you can choose to buy into the fear or you can choose LOVE and even join in on some of the worldwide meditations and events that hold much power… because we have given it so. You can tap into the collective consciousness and send the vibration you wish to see in the world in your very own way. You can choose to use this powerful day to be a tipping point for you. Get quiet and ask your Divine Inner Guidance what to do. Personally, I have been called to clean these next 2 days, so my room is getting pulled apart today and as I clean I also let go of all past patterns and beliefs that no longer serve me.
It is a GREAT time of release and renewal. Tap IN!
     One thing is for sure, there is no doubting the power of the collective consciousness focused on this day. So CHOOSE YOUR FOCUS WELL!

For me - Vicki Skinner -  I'm ONLY acknowledging this day for the POSITIVE COLLECTIVE Consciousness aspect since MY focus in life it to stay as PRESENT as I chose each day!!!  (and working on releasing my OLD stuff that no longer serves me, hence the Universe!!)

We get to watch and participate in "the greatest show on earth" (as Sierra put it) - I call that EVERY DAY!!  EVERY Day I get to show up and be PRESENT, and heal my heart and be OPEN to what GIFTS show up and see EVERY "Mirror" that is out there REMINDING me where I still get to work on things and showing me how Collective Consciousness is SOOOO in our face (sadly it's in our face when we're playing "Victim" to blaming the government or anyone else for lying to us or cheat us - when WE'RE #1 lying to and cheating OURSELVES!!!  So THEY'RE just the GIFT to help us see that so WE can ALL QUIT blaming "out there" and work on "101% INSIDE" (since it IS ALL about ME!!!)!!!

What I'm doing is focusing the day on seeing myself as the INCREDIBLE • POWERFUL • MAGNIFICENT SPIRIT I have ALWAYS been - I just forgot it along the way at times - as well as do some more work on healing that Wounded Child WITHIN - as I feel THAT is the BIGGEST GIFT I can give to the Universe/Planet!!
So I will be joining in and listening to a few things - mainly focused around:

Birth 2012 is where people will connect online via a FREE webcast*
"12 Waves of Unity"
that will be staged every 2 hours leading up to the "Birth Moment" at 12/Noon Pacific on SATURDAY - December 22.
2012-themed events around the globe will be shared live during a 33-hour FREE* webcast that begins December 21 at 12/noon Pacific
time [this 2pm Costa Rica time] and continues until December 22 (9pm Pacific time [11pm Costa Rica time]).
The intention of this event is to unify at LEAST 100 million people to celebrate the

BIRTH of a NEW ERA and help awaken a critical mass of millions of CO-Creators!!

The Birth 2012 movement (organized by The Shift Network -
TheShiftNetwork.com), aims to turn the marker point of the end of the long-count Mayan calendar on December 21st, into a

"BIRTH Day" for a new era that is healthy, sustainable, and peaceful.

It will be a 33-hour global LIVE • FREE* webcast linking more than 40 major locations around the world (in English), many of today's top cultural leaders, bestselling authors, religious leaders, and musicians will join together in a call for a collective shift to a new way of living.
Led by bestselling author Barbara Marx Hubbard and The Shift Network's Stephen Dinan, the movement features :

☀ New York Times bestselling authors and thought leaders such as Marianne Williamson, Neale Donald Walsch, don Miguel Ruiz, Jack Canfield, Joan Borysenk, Lisa Nichols and
Deepak Chopra

☀ Spiritual leaders such as Michael Bernard Beckwith, Ram Dass, Jean Houston, Shiva Rea, Swami Chidananda Saraswati, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev,

☀ Mayan elders, Oscar Miro-Quesada, and members of the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers;

☀ Social change leaders such as Lynne Twist, Dot Maver, and James O'Dea; journalists such as Lynne McTaggart; academics such as Ervin Laszlo of Global Shift University and Ashok Gangadean of Haverford; business leaders such as Rinaldo Brutoco of World Business Academy;

☀ Musicians such as
Rickie Byars Beckwith, Ozomatli, Donna DeLory and DJ Fabien Alsultany.

The program starts Thursday - December 20 with a

"3 Days of Love" Pledge

inviting participants to commit to actions and words of love from December 20-22.

A little before 9:30am Pacific time on Saturday(??) -  I'm also going to join in on a

and Discussion
facebook.com/events/213943892074786 with
Guest David Ison (TheIsonMethod.com)
Where they will be making 3 posts for the hour. #1 Welcome; #2 Introduction; #3 Sound Meditation.
So what are YOU going to do to help make this world•planet a better place?  
Are YOU open to helping to create this NEW
for a new era that is healthy, sustainable, and more peaceful???!!!



It ALL STARTS with and is ABOUT - YOU!!!!


We are ALL Individual Expressions of the - ONE ENERGY!!!!!

Please "SHARE" with ALL you that are choosing to LIVE beyond 12/21/12!!

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