Tag: 2012

3 Things to Do to Overcome Chaos

the-crystal-ball-WaterhouseHow did you manage to deal with 2013?
How can you overcome the chaos?
How has The Shift of 2012 affected you?

About 15 years ago, I managed to get a job as a computer analyst because the US government was nervous about the use of computers in the work place, especially for highly regulated manufacturing industries such as pharmaceutical companies.  Believe or not, the use of computers versus paper was once looked on with distrust.  As a result, there was a mass effort to high people with certain skill sets and train them to do with the enormous amount of regulations and paperwork needed at the time.  As it turned out, I had the proper skill set and fell right into place in this lucrative position.

That huge pile of regulations over time shrank as computers became more common place and finally business couldn’t live without them.  Now all those regulations came down to a 3 page document –a list of requirements and regulations needed if your computer system fell into a specific category—now something more rare than not.

It took time to go from frantic over regulation and in turn chaos, to a calmer place to now a relaxed way of doing business.  The processes and the attitudes of the regulations and new systems changed over time.

I bring this up, at the this time of year, because last year on December 21, 2012, light workers across the globe were being readied for SOMETHING BIG to happen on that pivotal day. 

Next week will be the 1 year anniversary of that date.   Since then many light workers have felt everything from nothing to nausea to joy to impatience to frustration to….well, you get the picture.  They have simply been all over the place in the lives.  We have dubbed this time period The Shift – because indeed it is a time of shifting changes—almost like blowing sands—going one direction one moment and another direction the next.

Personally we have experienced this activity going on for most of 2013.  It finally began to settle around the time of the fall equinox, when many have reported that celestial calmness finally came into play.

I know of many others whose lives have changed drastically this year.  Many have made their transition during this year or experienced someone else’s transition (death), many have lost or found jobs, moved, got married or divorced, started businesses or lost businesses.  Overall it wasn’t a particular non-active year for most of us.  We are in the midst of a shifting time which may bring chaos with it.  Just like many experienced about 15 years ago with changing technology and the regulations that went with it.  And just as that experience for those companies shifted with time, so shall our Shift.  As time goes on, the chaos will diminish and we will have better processes in place to deal with changing times. 

What can you do to help alleviate the chaos in the meantime?

  1. Turn off the news.  It’s not serving you well if you continually listen to and worry about what is happening outside of your own walls.  The same situations that are being played out in a dramatic daily fashion have been going on for thousands of years.  Countries fight, people die and politicians argue.  Unpopular laws are passed.  People lose money.  People make money.

Live your life outside of this daily drama.  Instead listen to happy music or neutral information.  Watch fun TV, not violent or drama that may stress you out. 


2.  Lighten Up.  You’re called a light worker because that is where you keep your energy –towards the lighter, more positive side of life.  Laugh more often.  Smile more often.  Give more often. You will be rewarded and you may make someone’s day.  The power of smiling and giving is tremendous.  And don’t forget to be good to yourself too!


3.   Ask the Angels for Help.  They can’t help you if you don’t ask.  And their job is to help you.  We forget to ask during the course of our busy day—but they get bored when we don’t ask.  They are there to help you lighten the load.  Ask for the small things or the big things—they can handle it all!  And you only pay with a positive asking and intent!  Otherwise all this help is Free!!!  So ask!

Next year the chaos will be less than this year.  More processes are being put into place; more results are being played out in a more positive manner.  Keep the faith and keep smiling.  Hold the Light and follow it.  You are making a difference, even when swirling changes are all around you.  Hold steady in the storm and keep the umbrella by you, for when you need it. 

Our world is changing –the direction it turns in is up to you.  Keep the positive going and the world will follow suit.  Or if you live in fear and chaos, your world will reflect those fears and provide more chaos for you.  If we all pull our own weight in being positive, the world will become a place not of chaos but enlightenment and wise knowing. 

Peace and Joy,
Blake Cahoon, Teacher/Writer/Channel
Illuminated Engagements Centre for Whole-Being
Opening Hearts, Minds and Spirit
Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

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It’s here! Dawn of a New Era! December 21 2012!

Our WorldIt’s here—December 21 2012. Dawn of a new era; end of a Mayan calendar cycle. Many are holding various activities today—various meditations, activation of solar light bodies, alignment of crystal grids, welcoming in the winter season. Some are making fun and mocking. Some are taking the day too seriously; others not enough. Ah, balance! Ah, mankind! Or should we say womankind—since the age of masculine energy is ending and the feminine beginning. But we’ve seen the rise of the power of women since the 1970’s-during woman’s liberation movement; not to say that the right for women to vote wasn’t equally as important (early 1900’s).

None the less—we have arrived! And we’re still all here—meaning the world did not explode or implode for the majority. Although many have gone on before us—especially in recent days. They will be missed. But they haven chosen to go ahead and we will join up with them in due time.

But the world did not come to an end, but rather a new beginning. No, you won’t see change overnight—you’ve been seeing it for decades before this day and you will after. The energies over the next few days will be chaotic. There is much activity and energy swirling around. Stay in the light –that is stay happy and enjoy the season and holidays. Stay in balance –get enough rest along with activity (fun activity) and drink and eat in moderation. Leave your ego at the door—you don’t always have to be right! And be kind to others as well as yourself.

Enjoy! And celebrate!!! And dance!!! Don’t forget to dance!!! That’s what the angels are doing today!!

With Love and Light Always,
Blake Cahoon, Emissary, Transmitter and Illuminator
The Divine Guidance Team
Illuminated Engagements Centre for Whole-Being

Blake and the Team will be taking a needed break next week and wishes all a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. Repeats of old blogs will be posted.

The Winter Solstice of 2012 is Coming!

Big EventThe Winter Solstice of 2012 is Coming! The Winter Solstice of 2012 is Coming!

Soon it will be December 21, 2012 – or doomsday for many. There is lots of buzz in the light workers arena about this day, not to mention those fear-based doomsday preppers with their shelter-building and food and weapons hoarding.

Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you may know that December 21, 2012, otherwise known as the winter solstice (shortest day of the year) was ‘predicted’ by the Mayan Calendar, along with half a dozen other ancient civilizations and ancient texts, to be the day the world ends.

As the kids say, ‘as if’. As if the world will fall apart, have terrible end of the world disasters or….you fill in the blank of this fear-based scenario. Sorry, but you’re not getting out of life that easily and if you celebrate Christmas—you still have to buy Christmas presents.

Note the ‘predicted’ in quotes – because it really is a misinterpretation of the Mayan Calendar, not a prediction. The Mayan Calendar is like a perpetual calendar in that is cyclic in nature—one cycle ends, another begins. And that is what is happening on this year’s winter solstice. One major cycle is ending—which really isn’t an overnight process; and another major cycle one is beginning—again, not an overnight process.

But, and yes there is a but, there are radical and changing energies that are swarming around because of these processes. It’s a major cycle event, not a minor cycle event.

Think of it this way – there’s a very important event going on a particular day. Because it’s an important, all sorts of people are preparing for the event. Say it’s the Academy Awards or even the Golden Globes. Well, an event like this doesn’t just happen. There’s a ton of people setting up for this event—people at the place where the event will take place—so stage hands, lighting crews, cable pullers, maintenance workers, caterers and crew, etcetera are all working hard to prepare for the Big Night. Then there’s the video recording crew—directors and screenwriters and producers and camera people and –well, the list goes on. What about all the publicity people and marketing people? And then there’s the audience—and the stars—many people have to tend to the stars, like costumers and make-up people, limo drivers, and seamstresses and personal assistants, etc.

So there’s a lot of energy going on to prepare for 1 night’s event! There’s a ton of activity to make sure the BIG EVENT gets pulled all together and goes off without a hitch!

So the universal energies are out doing the same with this year’s end of one major event cycle and the beginning of another. Add to this the human factor and interaction—both positive and negative and there’s one heck of a lot of energy going down!!!

Good news: the world isn’t ending. Bad news: lots of chaotic energy going on right now. For the sensitive soul, this can be a time of confusion, misdirection and false starts. The Divine Guidance Team offers this advice: “Stay calm, dear ones and let the spirit of the holiday season hold on to your heart and not those who would spread more fear and chaos. All will be well soon enough. Just a few more weeks and life will be more calm. Then we shall speak to you of what the next cycle holds for you.”

I like that good news! Hang in there!!

Love and Light Always,
Blake Cahoon, Emissary, Illuminator and Transmitter
for the Divine Guidance Team
Illuminated Engagements Centre for Whole-Being
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Blake is still in the midst of buying Christmas presents for friends and family. She managed to get your holiday cards out though this year. She’s looking forward to the new major life cycle of 2013.
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The Changes of 2012 Reflect Our Natural State of Being

The Changes of 2012 Reflect Our Natural State of Being

The world is changing as we continue into the pivotal year of 2012. This is the year that several indigenous populations have touted as year of change and paradigm shifting. From the Native American Hopi nation to the Mayan calendar and beyond, there is a general feeling of shifting from an aggressive world view to a gentler over-arching world view. This change will not happen overnight, but as the years progress into the 21st century, the world is due for a change and hopefully for the better.

Because the world is changing, we have to be prepared to change too. If we fight the shift, if we fight against the turning tide, there is no doubt that there will be strive, struggle and loss. But we are seeking an uplifting of our spirits and our souls. We want to move into this new time with ease and joy. For joy is our natural state of being. We did not come into this world to struggle, although at time it may feel that way.

Now is the time to release the old and embrace the new…the new path that is gentler, quieter and far happier to be on.

Did you know that happiness and joy are our natural state of being? It’s true. Several independent scientific studies have been performed over that last several years to determine if our natural tendency is toward cooperation versus competitiveness. Scientists studied animals in the wild and found that overall nature is in a cooperative state of being.

Animal altruism examples include dogs who adopt other species including cats, ducks, squirrels and even tigers! Dolphins have been known to support other sick or injured animals, staying hours with them, nursing them back to health. Even wolves will bring back food to the pack, if not all members can hunt.

Harvard Professor Yochai Benkler , best-selling author of “The Wealth of Networks” is known as one of the world’s top thinkers on cooperative structures. He was recently interviewed on his new book, “The Penguin and the Leviathan: How Cooperation Triumphs over Self-Interest”, where he uses evidence from the scientific fields of neuroscience, economics, sociology, biology, plus real-world examples to break down the myth of self-interest and replace it with a model of cooperation in our businesses, our government, and our lives.

Business consultant, psychologist and author of several books, including “Natural Born Leaders: Why People Blindly Follow”, Dr. Perry W. Buffington, Ph.D. states in his paper, Competition vs. Cooperation, “Which works better, competition or cooperation? The answer, without equivocation, is cooperation. Although most people are surprised by this, scientists have repeatedly verified it in hundreds of studies since the late 1800s.” He further states, “If in fact competition brings out the “beast” in us, then research demonstrates that cooperation surely brings out the “best” in us. This finding has been held in virtually every occupation, skill, or behavior tested.”

The studies are too numerous to list here – you can do your own research and determine for yourself if we are better as a species to cooperate with each other or to remain competitive with each other? I believe we are moving towards a more altruistic society and away from the world of competition. Perhaps this is the change the ancient elders were talking about for the shift of 2012. We can only hope so.

With Love and Light Always,
Blake Cahoon, Founder
Illuminated Engagements Centre for Whole-Being

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Blake believes that joy is our natural state of being and that cooperation gets us further than conflict.

Message from Metatron – July 2011

Message from Metatron – July 12, 2011

In July of 2011, I was reading an article that was channeled about an esoteric subject, that I personally found offense in that its portrayal was very vague and didn’t offer any practical or common sense about its premise. To my belief, what was being outlined had nothing to do with everyday life. I got angry over the article because I’ve read too much channeled material that is so ‘airy-fairy’ that it gives substantial channeled information a bad reputation. I expressed my displeasure rather verbally that night, while my cats wondered what Mom was so upset about. Almost immediately I was strongly compelled to pick up a pen and paper and take down some dictation from a very strong spiritual source. This was not usual; I usually prepare myself for such dictation and do so within intent. This came out of the blue and the feeling to write became a need – a strong need.

Over the paper my pen flew and when I was done and the owner of the dictation came forth –I was in awe and surprise. It was none other than Archangel Metatron, who had been the channeled being from the magazine article I was reading.

And so a great new relationship began with this very powerful archangel. I relay his first encounter and message to me here…note that the capitalizations of words are his, not mine. Here’s how it all played out that fateful night.

As I threw the magazine to the floor in disgust, I believe I was shouting to the world in general something along the lines of: “And what the hell! Can’t these damn people ever write something practical? What difference does it make if the world has some sort of stupid crystal grid around it?!” (I told you – I was angry!)

The magazine landed at my feet with a thud; the cats that were present, looked up and realized I wasn’t talking to them, so put their heads back down and went back to sleep. (They were used to Mom’s occasional outbursts!) Suddenly I was strongly compelled to pick up pen and begin to write. Here is what I wrote:

“It is more than you realize. The ascension process is part of man’s evolutionary process. All that has been happening—earth, weather, political, social & economic changes for the last several years—is part of the quickening ascension process that is taking place for the last 25 plus years and will come to a pinnacle (head) on 12/21/2012.

The world will not end but the energies will peak at this time and then begin to even out as the new time of higher vibrational realms continues to occur during the next 150 plus years.

What this means for you, dear child, Blake, is the time for the {crystal} skulls, indeed, all the multi-dimensional realms to which you converse, will increase –meaning more voices and more messages. One of your purposes is to deliver these messages; the other is to teach others to receive these messages.

What benefits are there in these messages? They are blue prints for living in the New Times, where living is easier and harder at the same time. Soon (Now) more than ever, the lessons of achieving life balances is going to be needed. Awareness of universal laws and truths need to be reviewed, retained and retrained as they relate to your new world realities.

You asked what your purpose is and this is part and parcel of what your purpose is—to teach, to enlighten, to lift up poor weary souls that are lost along the new paths and ways that are being cared into your psychical life landscape over the last two decades and specifically over the last five years and five years into the future, where the acceptance of the new paradigm will take place.

So continue to feed your soul with the new knowledge so can feed others and they in turn can feed others still. It is Train the Trainer time and you are in the middle of this time.

We are proud and happy you are taking this path and will help you to define it as you move forward.

Thank you for being a part of this new world which shines brightly once your growing pains are behind you. You understand the basic truths that now must be taught so others can understand too.

Your crystal skulls are keys to help other unlock knowledge within themselves. The ascended masters help with the transitional process while we angels help with the spiritual aspects of the human soul that will need to come forward in a stronger manner. Faith and belief will be key to overcoming obstacles and light workers will help fuel the faith.

It is now time to rest. More will come through in due time. Remember to capture our messages electronically too as part of the promise.

Together we co-create a bright tomorrow and a better way for living each day.

Yours in Love,

I sat and stared at the message for a while. The urgent need to write had subsided as quickly as it came and I stared for a long time at the name Metatron. I was only vaguely familiar with the name.

Later I looked up the name; and found he was a top ranking archangel of immense power and notoriety. I was then in even more awe and shock.

Since last July I’ve learned to accept his power, position and presence in my life. He is one of the co-founders of Illuminated Engagements and remains a strong ally.

Today, I’m excited as my spiritual adventure is raised up a couple of notches (said almost sarcastically as these new guides are just that powerful!) and my new venture –rather our new venture – comes forward to provide illuminated content and spiritual and divine engagements to any and all who are ready to ask, listen, learn and also venture forth along their own spiritual path. These are exciting times we live in!

With Love and Light Always,
Blake Cahoon, Co-Founder
Illuminated Engagements Centre for Whole-Being

Blake tries to limit her occassional outbursts to one or two a year. She is happy to be a channel for such a wonderful Divine Guidance Team.

Picture of Archangel Metatron found on web; unsure of origins.