Say yes! to Peace in 2012

I’ve often said that I don’t predict the future because I find it pointless to do so. We are each able to take part in the creating of our future, individually and together, by becoming conscious and making our choices accordingly.

As 2011 wraps up its final moments, here are some important energies I see as 2012 moves into view. Happy New Year to you!

1. Peace – We are all improvisers in the art of life. The first rule of improvisation is to say ‘yes, and’. In 2012, it will become even more important that we consciously say yes to peace, to cultivating peace, and to having a peace consciousness. It’s obvious that war is extremely profitable for some. Let’s show that peace is an even more valuable commodity for all the rest of us here on earth. What do we gain from peace? Priceless things, like getting to know each other better, and creating a new happier healthier world together, to start. Peace will be one of the biggest energies to become aware of in 2012. It all begins within each of us.

2. Community – As 2011 showed the world, we are stronger when we cooperate together. Working together, people can create massive social change, without lobbyists,  expensive advertising agencies, or violence. All it takes is waking up and seeing clearly, which was another gift 2011 gave to us. After we begin to see each other in a new way, we can work to create what we do want here on earth.

3. Truth – By now it should be obvious that nobody is going to get away with telling lies anymore, at least not for long. The truth is coming out faster than ever, and truths thought long buried are surfacing. This is true not only on a global level, but deep within each of us as well. If you’ve been lying to yourself, even unconsciously so, that energy no doubt surfaced in the past year or two. Now is the time to move ahead with your own truth. Your truth includes being able to listen to and follow your own heart, which is going to be even more important in 2012.

4. Creativity – ‘Necessity is the mother of invention’ is how the old saying goes. Creativity will become even more valuable in 2012 as we are called on to recreate our world. Those who can visualize and imagine will be at the forefront of the new creations. The new pictures are already here, with many more on the way. Creativity includes every other energy on this list. If you’ve been unable to validate your own creativity, now is the time to learn how to do so.

5. MeditationMeditation is a tool that pays off in very big ways, even when you only have a few minutes a day to practice it. You can take it with you anywhere you go, it needs no special equipment, and helps you to learn things you can’t learn anywhere else. It’s well worth taking the time to learn how to meditate, because then you have it for life. Your health, emotions, sense of peace and well being, and body will all benefit from this practice. Find out about my meditation classes and recordings here.

6. Clairvoyance – Clairvoyance was at the top of my list for 2011, and continues to rise in importance as we human beings evolve. The ‘art of seeing clearly’ is what clairvoyance is all about. And if you are able to see yourself clearly, so much the better. You can read much more about this very human spiritual ability in the many posts on this blog about clairvoyance and being psychic.

7. Letting go – Traveling lightly, dropping your burdens, not needing to carry a load of stuff with you as you move forward in your life. What is it you insist upon carrying that makes it difficult for you to step ahead into your life as you want to live it? Though the years 2009-2011 helped us all to let go of much, there’ll be more of that in 2012. Whether it’s a way of living, an old belief or picture you have of yourself that’s not accurate, or a grudge you’ve held onto tightly, it’s all in the letting go that healing happens.

8. Self Healing – Though it seems strange to say so, one of the biggest healings we’ve had in the U.S. has been our decaying and horrid health care system, complete with the rampant greed of the insurance and pharmaceutical industries. ‘Better living through chemicals’ isn’t, and being without insurance has driven many people to the edge of despair, especially when they or a loved one became ill with a serious illness. Through all of this terrible pain and destruction, people have begun waking up to the power they have within to heal, and to the many modalities available to do just that. From the common sense approach to using food as medicine and prevention, which the AMA and other so called ‘authorities’ refuse to even consider as viable, to other alternative ways to create healing – a new way of healing is being born. Look for much more of this in 2012.

9. Love – All you need is love. Love becomes a way of living, healing, creating, growing, transforming our lives, if we only give it the space to exist and grow.

10. Consciousness – The grounding for all of the rest of what it is possible to make real is becoming conscious. Becoming conscious takes courage, and a willingness to see, hear, and know. Many times when unconsciousness rules the day, we create events in order to wake up. Some of these happenings or events may not be comfortable, but they certainly do serve the purpose of waking us up. Deciding to be conscious is a lot more fun, and a lot easier than allowing oneself to be shaken awake. Why not make consciousness one of your key words for 2012?

May 2012 be a beautiful year for you!

This is the post I wrote exactly one year ago today about 2011: ‘Clairvoyance tops the list for 2011’.

©Kris Cahill 2007-2012  All Rights Reserved  ~

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A gift of peace for you

In honor of the Season of Peace, I’ve created a free guided meditation for my many friends, fans, readers, and students.

It’s called ‘A Meditation On Becoming Peace’, and you can find it on my website,, in today’s post. Click here to find it.

Find a comfy spot to sit and listen, settle in, and enjoy! This is a 20 minute guided meditation, recorded at the studio of a good friend of mine, Amadaes Baj. More information about this recording is listed on my website.

Please feel free to share this with your friends. I’d also love to know if you listened, and how that was for you. You can leave me a comment about your experience if you choose.

I wish you peace, from the inside out!

Here is a list of posts on this blog about meditation.

©Kris Cahill 2011  ~
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My new American Dream has room for everyone

There is a big rescue effort underway now in the United States to bring back the American Dream and save that endangered species known as the middle class.

According to sources, this species has been under attack since approximately 1980, and is in danger of becoming extinct.

The middle class has apparently had its version of the American Dream stomped on and severely damaged by strong opponents. The attacks continue to this day, and the Middle Class is fighting for its life.

A note to the Middle Class in America: It is never an easy thing to go through such big growing pains. Life has changed very radically for you in such a short time. When you were just a generation or so into your evolution, you created an idea, a Dream that every generation would achieve and have More than the previous one did. It became very important to show that you had what it took, including all of the accompanying Stuff.

Somehow along the way, paying homage to that Dream may have gotten you off course a bit. All of that unconscious conspicuous consumption hasn’t really paid off in ways you can take to the bank right now, unfortunately. Interestingly, consumption, or tuberculosis, is a disease in which the body wastes away. How different is that from the over-consumption of the earth’s resources that has wasted away so much irreplaceable natural wealth and beauty?

On top of all of this, we are reminded that  Democracy is an all-in process. It’s  not somebody else’s job: it’s yours, and mine. A healthy democracy needs our attention in order to stay healthy. The environment is screaming for our attention, expensive and unnecessary wars are eating up the resources we need to keep our citizens educated, healthy, and truly safe, and we need campaign finance reform NOW. Along with so many other issues. Where to begin to heal this mess?

These are soul searching times, times in which new Dreams can be dreamed, and new visions created. I have been dreaming my own new American Dream, and I’d like to share it with you now. Let me know what you think, and maybe we can create something new and beautiful together.

Here’s how my American Dream looks: Multi Colored! International! All languages and races and religions and genders are welcome, in peace. Everyone has a voice in my dream, and it is the job of each of us to welcome every other one of us into the dream, no matter where we come from. In my dream, there is no hatred or judgment of anyone who is different. We live together in acceptance and peace.

One way that we got sucked into where we are now is that we forgot about Love. Or maybe we’re still learning? We forgot about the intelligence of the earth. We forgot to trust our own instincts and the wisdom of our own bodies, and began looking outside of ourselves to ‘designated experts’ for our answers, to religious, military, and political leaders, medical and scientific experts. We decided that we needed some Big Daddy to care for us, and make sure we were okay. It was easier to let somebody else be responsible for everything.

So if we go back to The Way We Were, and forget that we are creating a new world, we will stay stuck. If we are fighting this fight to go back to the way it all was, we won’t get anywhere worth going to. If we continue to insist on having ‘One of your own kind! Stick to your own kind!’ as our theme song, we. will. get. stuck. again. The old ways are gone – long live the old ways! What do we want to create now?

In my new dream, we can no longer afford the following:

Racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, hatred, greed, intolerance of other’s views. Unconscious conspicuous consumption is so 20th century. We need to wean ourselves away from oil consumption, crappy food, pesticides and chemicals. Corporations are not people. If you’ve been busy complaining about how hard things are instead of making a difference, now’s your chance.

It’s time to visualize a new world. Begin with yourself: how do you see you in this new world? What do you want to give, what is your truth, what do you have passion for doing or becoming? Maybe it’s time to go there, and fearlessly go for it. There is nothing to lose if you are in your own truth. You are needed in this new American Dream. There is no other you. Does this sound like your dream?

©Kris Cahill ~
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Social change is a consciousness issue

Photo by Steinar Hugi Sigurdarson

The personal is political, is spiritual. Before anything comes into being, it is spirit, energy.

It may begin with a wish, a new picture for a better way of living. Perhaps there is a deep desire to let go of the status quo, because it simply doesn’t work anymore. It’s time to get out of the way – here comes the future. It’s evolution, baby!

Revolution comes from within. Before any change is created in the outer world, (see ‘Egypt’, ‘Libya’, ‘Wisconsin’…. and many more), it first of all begins within. True revolution is not imposed on us from some force ‘out there’. We create it; when we are ready for new growth and change, it comes easily. If there is resistance to change, or controls in the way of change happening, it will happen anyway, but less peacefully.

As we’ve seen throughout human history, when people no longer put up with despotic rulers, lies, and greedy motives, revolution happens. Young people in particular, seeing themselves as having less to lose and being less entrenched in their self images, stuff, bills, etc… are often the ones to stand up and demand change.

From Wikipedia: A revolution (from the Latin revolutio, “a turn around”) is a fundamental change in power or organizational structures that takes place in a relatively short period of time.

People become accustomed to what they know, to the status quo. Art, music, and fashion don’t do this; the marketplace can’t survive long on old ideas. Why then should we continue to live under old ways of doing things, when it is obvious that they no longer serve us? It is difficult to live up to our true potential as human beings while living in a climate of fear and hatred. Did that, check!

It’s time to move on to what is present time. How about a nice big serving of social justice for starters?

Get enough folks together who are done with war, and there will be no more war. We’ll spend all of that money on education, health, art, and making peace instead. Gather enough of us who want to live sustainably and in peace, and it will happen. When a large number of people wake up and decide that it’s time to value what really has value, like a healthy earth, peaceful human relationships, and being able to live happy lives, that will all be created, by us.

Most interesting of all is the spiritual evolution that arises and helps to bring on the revolutions human beings create and experience. When you’ve reached your saturation point, when you’re through buying into the unconsciousness and lies that have been ruling over you, you are in the midst of your own personal revolution.

©Kris Cahill  2007-2012  All Rights Reserved  ~
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One person living from his or her truth

One person who chooses to live in truth, gives the world a priceless gift. When one person has the courage to do this, others are encouraged to do the same.

When one person looks fear in the face and walks forward anyway, others find they also have the will to take a step forward.

Each of us has our own truth to find. There are also universal truths, including love, peace, freedom, compassion, understanding, and forgiveness, to name a few.

By speaking from his own truth, Martin Luther King was able to inspire each of us to find ours. He saw the possibilities of what we could create together, if we really wanted to do so, and that together we are powerful. We may think of ourselves as being weak and incapable of making a big difference, so too often we don’t try. Actually, we are frightened of what could happen if we were to step forward and speak out, be seen.

The power of Dr. King’s spirit and words frightened those who would not have change, healing, and peace on earth between all human beings. If we were to rise up and free ourselves, those darker forces ruling over us would be driven away.

It is when we choose to dispel that inner darkness, to make our own light the priority, that we are able to create a new world that is ruled by peace and love, not war, hate, and profits for the few at the expense of the many. It is only by learning to love and accept each other that we can forge a new path, individually and together.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The value of being consciously at peace

Especially in the face of unconscious hatred and terrifying violence, consciously deciding to take peaceful action is healing. You contribute to peace each and every time you decide to become peace, in spite of what is happening outside of you.

It can sometimes seem like the hatred is winning, frightening all of us further into a corner, taking away our freedom to live our lives in the way we choose. People say and do the most extraordinary things in order to gain power, control, and fame. Those who are using the divisions between people to further their own selfish ends, are not going to win this game.

When judgment and condemnation rule the day, we all lose. It can seem so overwhelming, especially in the face of terrible loss and sorrow, to move past this negative energy. Sometimes a peaceful word seems weak when compared to the brutal force of hatred. Those who hate and divide seem so certain of themselves, don’t they?

This is the main reason why your peaceful energy is so valuable. Just by bringing into yourself the energies of forgiveness, kindness, compassion, love, and understanding, you help others to choose this path. You don’t have to be in any effort to do this. It becomes a natural part of the value you already have, when you decide to have this.

You might decide to go this route because you already know the other way doesn’t work. Perhaps you have experienced loss, maybe you’re just tired of being controlled by negativity. Whatever your reasons are, you can be sure that when you choose to become consciously peaceful within yourself, you affect so many others you come into contact with. You also create healing within yourself.

The value of your contribution cannot be overstated. Thank you for choosing to walk the walk of peace.

©Kris Cahill /
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Consciousness and peace walk hand in hand

Becoming conscious makes it easier to allow others the freedom to be as they already are. The ability to live and let live could be seen as a ‘side effect’ of consciousness.

If we can learn to do this, rather than fear, distrust, or punish others because they are not like us, we can create a true and lasting peace.

Nobody will be able to convince us that it isn’t in our best interests to do so. We will no longer listen to lies about others. The huge profits raked in by the War Industry, also known as Unconsciousness Inc., will end.

Consciousness is Peace.

If you are able to see the unique spirit that exists in everyone you meet, you’ll be more likely to allow each the right to be. People who are different from us are gifts for us; we are all gifts for each other. We’re blessed with a rich diversity of spirit on this planet, and this is something to celebrate. How boring life would be if there was no diversity, no differences! Imagine what it would be like if there was only one kind of fish, or dog, or tree, or rose, or human being, or way of seeing things.

If you can see the spirit in each living being, in the animals and plants on this earth, and in the earth itself, you’ll be more conscious of how your actions affect this earth and its many creatures. If you can know your own spirit, and love what you know, it will be easier for you to be yourself, and to create your life to be as you really want it to be. It will be easier to know what that is.

The peace you create simply by being conscious of your own spirit has a great effect. When you do the hard work of going within and healing yourself, you are giving to every other living being. You are able to bring the healing you have become to the rest of us, simply by showing up. By finding the peace within yourself, you become peace itself walking in the world.

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The peace in your heart becomes peace on earth

It wouldn’t be so very difficult to create an atmosphere of peace on earth.

If each of us decided to carry this energy with us at least part of every day, not only would our own individual loads be lighter, we’d also be bringing healing energy with us, wherever we went.

Many people already do this. Those who show up with a good attitude, ready to give of themselves, to say hello to others, who are happy to be alive, and grateful for the many gifts of life – these are the healers. They don’t even have to say a word. Just by choosing to embody a peaceful happy energy, they give others permission to choose the same.

If you want to heal the planet and make a difference, consider that your real work might begin with healing yourself. By becoming the energy you want to see become real, you have more of an impact than if you’re running around trying to convince others to do this, or judging and condemning them for not doing so. It can be easier to spend one’s energy “helping” others see the light instead of doing one’s own difficult work. It’s easier to see how others can improve than decide to do this within. Our own personal stuff can be so messy!

Many healers also feel guilty about taking their own energy back and using it to heal their own lives. There are agreements with the others that may need to be changed in order to move on and create something new. This requires consciousness, which can be so inconvenient: If I actually see what’s going on, I may have to make some big changes, and so and so won’t like it. Perhaps your consciousness is merely inconvenient for the status quo.

What if peace were to become the status quo* within you? What if you decided that no matter what anyone else decided to become, you would become peace?

*The original phrase from 14th-century diplomatic Latin was in statu quo res erant ante bellum, meaning “in the state in which things were before the war”. This gave rise to the shorter form status quo ante bellum “the state in which (it was) before war” (indicating the withdrawal of enemy troops and restoration of power to prewar leadership), as well as other variations such as status quo itself. ~Wikipedia

In this time of big change and growth,  I wish you peace in your heart, and love in your life.

©Kris Cahill /
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I am not at war with anyone

Continuing with December’s theme, Peace, here is a video for your enjoyment. This is a beautiful version of the Luka Bloom song, ‘I Am Not At War With Anyone’. Enjoy, and thank you for the song, Luka Bloom!

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Peace is more than an absence of war

Peace is a quality of life issue, a creative, living energy. True peace isn’t static – there is constant movement and growth. When we decide to make peace a choice, we can choose it again and again.

Having a passion for peace means you can create from an experience of having peace, rather than in response to war. What if peace were much more than just not fighting?

What if the definition of peace were to include the right to decide for oneself; the right to speak and think freely; the right to clean food, water, and air; the right to have health and good health care; the right to create; the right to love whom you choose; the right to worship what you choose; the right to pursue happiness. Peace and freedom go hand in hand down this road.

Having an experience of peace can begin within you, right now. Why not begin with your own body? Here is a Peaceful Body Meditation you can try for yourself:

Sit in a comfortable chair with your feet flat on the floor. Close your eyes, allow your attention to come back to yourself, from wherever it’s been out in the world. Breathe, and send a peaceful hello to your body. Ask how it is, notice the energies, emotions, sensations, in your body. Accept your body as it is, there is no need to fix anything or to criticize your own body.

Create an energy connection from your lower body to the earth, and allow yourself to be connected deeply to the earth itself. This connection is called a grounding cord. When you are grounded to the earth, it is easier for you to safely let go of energy you’ve taken on that isn’t yours, especially any non-peaceful energy.

Give yourself a deep breath, and notice the grounding you’ve created. Allow it to be a brilliant color, or make up an image you like that feels earthy and grounded, or fun for your body. Try different grounding cords on until you find one that feels good.

Notice how your body likes this grounding. Now you can use the connection you made from your body to the earth to release any energy you’re through with, or that just doesn’t fit right inside of you.

This is a Peaceful Body Meditation, so focus on having the energy of peace within your body. Begin with your feet. Notice if there has been any non peaceful energy in your feet, and let it go down the grounding cord, back to the earth. Just send it down the cord, and let yourself release it. Notice how this feels.

Move on to your legs and do the same. You don’t have to know where the energy came from or solve it, just release it. Your body can help you out here – just ask it if it’s holding onto this energy. From your legs, move to your torso, including your organs: heart, liver, lungs, and so on. Let the non peaceful energy go to the earth, which will neutralize it again.

Continue through your arms and hands, neck, head, face, and so on. Notice how it feels to let go of this energy. Then do it some more.

Finish by creating a beautiful gold sun above you. The gold sun contains your own energy, and is there whenever you want to replenish yourself. Shine it down, and fill in your entire body with your own beautiful healing vibration. Your own energy is peace within you. Notice how it feels to come back home again.

Do this meditation any time you feel you’d like to. You have the power to create your own zone of peace. It always begins with you.

Visit my website to listen to a free guided meditation, ‘A Meditation On /Becoming Peace’.

©Kris Cahill 2007-2011  All Rights Reserved. /
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