Dear Readers: It feels to most of us that earth changes are increasing in both frequency and magnitude, and yet Gaia says that they are not. She tells us that our interest in 2012 related change has made it seem that way, and that our newer technologies allow many more of us to share similar thoughts at similar times. Gaia goes on to say that this will begin to work in our favor as soon as we align with the kinds of things we want to change instead of the change we think is affecting our kind. I know you join me in wishing you could do more for earthquake displaced family, friends and loved ones, and in wanting to know more about what may be around the next bend. With Gaia’s help we were able to quickly arrange a small round-table to explore this subject in-depth and to broadcast it in several different languages around the world. At the same time, Gaia was clear with us in that we were not to expect a channeled response or explanation following every movement, large or small. She was quick to remind me that my role as a channel is not that of a news reporter, nor is Gaia a public service announcement. That being said, every question posed received adequate and expansive answers. Those who have been significantly affected by recent events submitted the questions included below. ~ Pepper Lewis
The earth is always changing – day to night and night to day, with each new change ushering in the next. Long ago on a very fine day, the earth had changed enough that it could support and welcome human life upon it. Now, as it continues to evolve, the earth will be able to support humanity’s expanding future, which includes much more than a need to simply survive. As you well know, life can be lived or it can be L-I-V-E-D. Now that you have tried it one way, why not try it a new way? In order to do that, you will need to change along with the earth – adding and subtracting here, multiplying and dividing there until you arrive at the right formula. That is what this time is about and there is nothing wrong with the earth or with you.
Change has always been rather difficult for humanity, you call for it in other people, places and things, yet reject in yourselves until it is no longer a choice, after which you proclaim that you are not free to choose. Perhaps you will see the humor in this. The changes that are taking place now should not be surprising to you, and you have known about them in this life and in others, too. The subject of earth related changes has been discussed, theorized, evaluated, prophesied, scientifically explained and more. Now, as you begin to adapt and adjust, you will see that you are suited to live in a variety of different ways and under different conditions. It is time to acclimatize (literally) to new and changing thoughts, environments and more. The next few years will introduce new concepts and techniques into several areas of life. These will include new ways to relate to ordinary and extraordinary situations and events. Natural telepathic abilities that have been latent and dormant in man will reemerge in the younger generations and in those that choose to participate. The transition may require a radically different way to think, and a small percentage of the present population will advocate against it. Change does not always look like evolution and evolutions sometimes looks too much like change.
Humanity requires new resources with which to build the cities that are even now being conceived of. Those who presently control and allocate resources do not do so evenly, fairly or with thoughts toward a future that is unfolding different than the past. If things were to remain the same, the earth could not feed its hungry or sustain its thirsty, therefore the earth must shift its ability to make resources available, which is to say that it will also relocate some of these elsewhere. Although this is in accordance with the laws and principles of planets that sustain a variety of forms of life, it can sometimes also appear as upheaval on the part of the host. While an apology on the part of the earth that is compassionately working on your behalf is not entirely in order, please know that I am careful, concerned and deliberate in my movements.
Can fearful thoughts about earthquakes and other natural disasters actually attract them, or is the timing of these events based only upon natural phenomena?
Fearful thoughts about people, places, things or events will not bring them physically closer to you. That being said, fear is not a natural repellant, either. Fear is like an energetic bookmark. Every time a thought or an event in your life is triggered by a fear, your awareness will turn to that page so you can read what you recorded there the last time you visited that place (or life). Once you have re-read or re-experienced it, you can agree or disagree with it, keep it as is, rerecord it or discard it. You do this every time you have strong opinions or judgments about yourself and others too. This is one of the ways you change and evolve – by choosing how you feel.
Is it possible that the recent increase in earth changes, namely earthquakes, is due to abusive or ignorant practices on the part of humanity?
No and yes. To be clear and specific, there is no real or incremental increase in earth change activity when measured over an appropriate cycle of time. The earth is a relatively small celestial body with a comparatively short history, but it is still much larger and much older than humanity’s existence upon the earth. Only in the last eighty years or so has humanity been able to register and record earthquake activity with relative precision. Records prior to this time are limited, they present vivid and detailed depictions, but with less accuracy. Like you, the earth has many moving parts. And like you, they are moving most of the time.
Earthquakes are primarily caused by bursts of energy in the earth’s crust that create seismic waves. These are natural and normal for the earth and have always been so. Periods of solar intensity, which are also natural in origin, can cause temporary increases in the frequency and magnitude of earthquakes. These periods are known to occur near the beginning and end of great precessional cycles, this being one such time. Like a woman’s labor, seismic activity can also be induced. For instance, the construction of large dams may contribute to an increase in seismic activity. The same is true of certain large buildings (depending upon the profundity and anchoring of their foundation) and certain earth injection techniques in use during modern well drilling. Coal mining and oil drilling also have correlating factors that can be attributed to certain movements. The earth’s resources are obtainable by many means and it is well that humanity consumes them. It is also important to restore environments so they can continue to supply humanity’s voracious appetite, particularly those that are essential to both earth and humanity.
It is well-known throughout the world now, that many practices do not benefit the health or well-being of the earth; it’s kingdoms and elements, or humanity. Awareness of these practices will continue to raise concerns and eventually humanity will turn its hunger elsewhere. A few recent quakes have been influenced by ignorance and abuse, but the quakes would have occurred just the same. Even if the magnitude of these had been less, it would not have been by a significant margin and the destruction would have been almost the same. Although humanity is not yet able to predict earthquakes, it is not impossible to determine some of the more likely places they may transpire.
What does Gaia feel during an earthquake?
This is an area in which we differ quite a bit. To begin with, Gaia/the earth, does not feel fear or pain, not in the grand scheme. What do you feel when you allow stress to roll off your shoulder during a stretch? What do you feel when you shrug, or curl your toes, or crack your knuckles? Are you consciously aware of what is taking place within your body, or do you simply feel better as the result of a semi-intentional movement? You have a dynamic relationship with your body and so do I. Our bodies know what we need and how to get it, which brings me to another fundamental difference between us – the earth responds to all things including movement in accordance with the laws and principles of nature, which means that it does not forestall or avoid an event. It is common for humanity to delay a distasteful chore, to avert its eyes from an unpleasant situation, and to be less than forthcoming when communication becomes difficult. While this is not natural, it is part of humanity’s natural process of evolution. Although the earth’s movements are natural, my sentience understands that humanity is displaced and distressed by them. Earthquakes are not natural disasters as much as they are human disasters. In time, humanity will learn to predict earthquakes, to build in ways that can accommodate them, and to adjust to them.
Can we do anything to prevent earthquakes happening near large cities or densely populated areas? Are there safer places to be?
Population is of no consequence where plate tectonics and fault lines are concerned. Earthquakes are not attracted to large or small cities. They do not discriminate between land and sea. Seismic waves balance, shift, move, and redesign the earth. They release stress and pressure, and resource the earth’s surface for generations to come. Seismic events are an important part of the geology and structure of the earth, without these the earth would die. I have not asked humanity to build its cities here but not there, even when it would be in its own best interest to do so. The earth does not censure or punish the decisions of builders and dwellers, in fact I place the very best materials at your disposal and offer them with a blessing and a caution — a time may come when buildings will sway. Build well and prepare even better!
It is safer to be in mountainous areas with solid rock such as granite beneath you rather than soft soil. It is best to be in cities and communities where newer buildings have been well constructed. It is better to be near natural waterways rather than ones that have been dammed as these oppose the force of nature. It is important to know the lay of the land, which means to understand the currents of energy and in what direction they flow best. Whenever possible, it would be better to be above sea level by whatever factor of land is available or affordable.
Why do people loot, steal and commit other crimes following large-scale events such as earthquakes?
That is a good question. Looting, sacking, pillaging, despoiling and every other form of taking goods by force has played a role in humanity’s history for a long time. Cities and villages have been plundered by the victorious for as long as humanity has felt threatened by the presence and practices of others. Piracy is another form of looting, be it on the high seas or on the waves of technology. Even among the modern and the civilized, theft and embezzlement is a form of capturing or plundering assets, both public and private. The corrupt and the greedy do not require a natural disaster for inspiration. Interestingly, these more civilized approaches do not seem to affect humanity as much as the sight of a man making off with a sack of rice, a case of water, or a television. Why? Because these barbaric customs represent humanity’s basic nature – an inherent fear that life is fragile, unfair and unstable. They reveal a belief in lack and an uneasy anxiety born of panic and fright.
During natural disasters, people sometimes lose self-control. They forget their “right mind” and lose themselves within a minefield that thinks only of survival, even if their survival is not actually being threatened. A very small percentage of people actually succumb to these actions, but many more than you might imagine do at least think about them. Certain regions of the human brain are still wild, and when these are triggered even the impossible becomes fathomable. Most looters are ordinary citizens; they are not criminals or street thugs and often think of themselves as heroes and champions of the needy. Sooner or later order will return to their mind and to the streets.
Were the earthquakes in Haiti and Chile related to one another?
They are both in active areas where several lines of energy meet and/or cross paths. The earthquake in Haiti did not trigger the one in Chile; they are unrelated in this respect. The earthquake in Haiti began its journey elsewhere, but erupted there as many elements that are also associated with timelines and probabilities are drawn to this area. The earthquake in Chile was centered there. The panoramic and powerful Andes were formed by some of the most powerful earthquakes ever, which took place long before your written language and instruments could record them. Interestingly, the events (they took place in eight successive thrusts) were observed and recorded by beings much like yourselves who resided on Mars at the time. If this seems strange to you, remember how your own telescopes were able to observe the impacts on Jupiter just a few short years ago. You are a family of earth-dwellers, but you form part of a larger galactic family too, and so do others who do not dwell upon Earth.
Some people have reported changes in eating habits, sleep behaviors and more following earthquakes.Are these related?
There are very few things that are as unsettling to humanity as natural disasters. From a human standpoint, the ground beneath you should be solid and your environment secure. While this is true most of the time, sometimes it is not. Earthquakes can be life-altering events and the physical destruction they leave in their wake is the least of it for those who are sensitive in these areas. Buildings can be rebuilt and belongings refurbished, but human nerves are more delicate; the path and process they take on the way to wellness is often individual and unique Restoring and regaining the trust of your central nervous system requires patience and personal attention.
A physical earthquake may last from a few seconds to a few minutes, but its aftermath can last much longer. It is not uncommon for the physical and emotional effects of an earthquake to last approximately two years. In rare instances it can last a lifetime, and in even more rare, but not unheard of cases, it can take more than one lifetime to heal. This is particularly true if there is an over-attachment to one’s physical belongings, position in life, or relationships.
The most common after effects associated with natural disasters (in no particular order) are: excessive fear of darkness, separation and/or being alone, worry, anxiety, nervousness, depression, clinging to loved ones and/or belongings, aggressive behavior toward strangers, timidity, immature or child-like behavior, changes in eating and sleeping patterns, persistent nightmares, headaches, stomachaches and other physical complaints, irritability, anger, increased stress, sadness, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, hyperactivity, and lack of concentration.
Generally, these normal reactions will not persist longer than a few weeks to a few months, but it is not uncommon for them to last longer. Some feelings or responses may not appear for weeks or even months after an event. Many who appear to be cope with disproportionate calm following a high magnitude event might suddenly regress over a small aftershock several months later. Delayed feelings and expressions are sometimes also accompanied by specific resentments toward both earth and heaven.
Whenever possible and to accelerate the healing process, it is helpful to be near loved ones. Touch and hold each other often, but respect the need to be alone if it is requested. Take frequent breaks from the recovery and rebuilding process, pay attention to health, diet and sleep, and if necessary, mourn or grieve. It may take time to feel safe in your world again.
Can you shed more light on rumors that the earth’s axis has shifted?
The earth’s axis is constantly shifting by minute amounts that are for the most part, imperceptible to humanity. Large-scale natural disasters can and do affect the wobble of the earth’s axis, and even small-scale disasters can have an impact in this regard. Events of this magnitude can be catastrophic to humanity; they can move countries, continents and more. The earth has experienced several pole reversals that have wreaked havoc upon the earth and reset the clock, so to speak. Please note, however, that the largest earthquakes on record are still small-scale events to a celestial body such as the earth. In terms of the earth’s axis, you have been taught to imagine a line (or plane) that intersects the earth from the north to the south pole, balancing the earth on an invisible point like a child’s spinning top.
While useful, this illustration is not completely accurate. Why? Because it is a little like imagining a balloon balancing on the head of a pin – one little pivot this way or that and kaboom! The earth’s axis is not so fragile and neither is that of the other planets. The earth does pivot and move and shift, but it rests upon something that looks like an energetic pillow that is both strong and spongy, and very resilient. This invisible layer of elasticity acts like a shock absorber and allows the earth to pivot and wobble without losing or reversing its polarity. The length of an earth day is also quite relative with some being shorter or longer than others. The length of each day is actually determined by the relationship that the earth has with the sun at any given moment. This relationship is responsible for at least some of the changes the earth is currently undergoing and for others that are still to come.
Earthquakes rarely arrive without warning, but humanity’s instrumentation is not yet sophisticated enough to see or hear them. To be precise, an earthquake is what happens during and after an actual seismic event. In other words, an earthquake is what happens at on the surface of the earth, and specifically to humanity. Seismic events include natural phenomena such as a rupture in geological faults, volcanic activity and landslides. They can also be generated by mine blasts, drilling and even nuclear detonations. The epicenter of an earthquake, whether natural or manmade, is the point at ground level, just above where the seismic energy is first released, also called ground zero. Stored energy is released from rock at the hypocenter, the point where the fault begins to rupture. Energy is released in waves, and these fall into different categories. Physics is a science that understands and studies wave phenomena, but not yet with the certainty and subtlety that is required.
The earth may seem quite solid to you, but it is actually very elastic. Seismic waves have different characteristics and as their force moves through the earth it leaves behind certain signatures. There are many types of seismic waves, but the most notable are Primary or P-waves, which can travel through anything and Secondary or S-waves, which can travel through solids, but not through liquids or gases. Other seismic waves worth mentioning are body waves, which travel through the interior or body of earth following specific paths in accordance with the density of the earth’s interior, and surface waves, which travel more slowly than body waves, upon the surface of the earth as the name implies. Due to their low frequency and long duration, surface waves are most destructive where humanity is concerned. Surface waves can be further subdivided into categories of ground roll, ripples, shearing and more. Low frequency Rayleigh waves, are as yet inaudible by humans, but easily detected by birds and both marine and earth mammals. These slow moving and long lasting waves are detectable over long distances and for long periods of time. Domestic animals are attuned to these and other ground vibrations. They are good predictors of earthquakes too.
The importance of this expanded answer is that inherent within the science of seismology is the language of seismology. The earth is speaking to you and warning you that change is imminent. Currently, your instruments record this data after the fact, because they are not sensitive enough to hear the earth speaking before then. In the near future your technological devices will be more sensitive and precise, and your intuitive hearing will be more discriminating than it is now. Within a short span of years you will be more attuned to the language of nature and you will be able to predict the location and timing of earthquakes with relative accuracy. In time science will have access to better instruments and these will lengthen the predictive cycle to approximately six weeks before major earthquakes and four weeks before those of lesser magnitude.
Tectonic (natural) earthquakes can occur anywhere within the earth where enough strain has accumulated, even in areas that seem less likely given past historic models. Sometimes, and without your knowing it, fault plates slide smoothly past one another aseismically (without friction), avoiding an earthquake altogether. On the other hand, even a smooth glass surface can have just the wrong amount of asperity (roughness) and cause a jolt or too. These moments are difficult to predict and our communication is not yet so highly attuned that these could be communicated to you. I communicate with humanity in a variety of ways, only one of these being high and low frequency waves of specific origin and properties. Please understand that there are many ways to talk with one another, the least accurate of these being verbal.
Can you give us an overview of upcoming earth changes and events that could impact humanity?The first half of the year will record earthquakes and other movements that wash soil away from their normal path and to other directions. Waterways under the earth are being diverted and rerouted as well, in order to be of better service to humanity later on. These movements will place greater strain on certain portions of the ocean floor, but will relieve pressure in other areas, particularly where land mass (continents) are great and mighty. Underground water of all types will be affected and even simple wells may experience a shift in level or mineral composition. You are accustomed to water levels that rise and fall, but in this case they may be sliding sideways above and beneath the surface.Most of the quakes will be offshore and deep enough that they will not disturb the surface populations, but as you have already seen that is not always the case. Areas to watch in North America include the Alaskan coastline, the waters west of the Pacific Northwest including Oregon and Washington, and the southern section of California as it dips into Mexico. In South America, Chile is still not stable and may experience one or more large spikes that will be strong but not as long lasting as the initial quake. Peru is another country that must keep watch at this time. Strong indicators of quakes will persist in Indonesia, particularly where island nations are also host to many volcanoes. The second half of the year will include at least one major volcanic eruption in the northern hemisphere and another in the southern hemisphere. Thousands of miles apart from each other, the two eruptions will be related.What specific message could you offer those who become displaced due to earthquakes and other natural disasters?
During the day, dare. At night, dream. Live, love and listen to one another. Give generosity and gentleness to others. Celebrate, cultivate and contemplate each moment. Have humility, honesty and sincerity, Rebuild, renew and restore. Breathe, balance, and believe again.