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Lift Your Spirit – So the Energy of the New Can Circulate

Lift Your SpiritOver the past three weeks hosting Lift Your Spirit, I’ve enjoyed talking with and hearing from those of you who have been brave and caring enough to open your hearts and share where you are in your Ascension journey. And I’m sure all of you who have tuned in to the show have, too.

Marianne, Lambros, Amber, Janine, Jay, Barbara, Waverider, DD, Pat, Louise – and also last week’s special guest, Suzanne Lie, channeler of the Arcturians – are among those of you who have stepped up into the new energies and have generously given the rest of us a special glimpse into the Ascension process, as it stands today.

Stephen Cook hosts The Light AgendaIn doing so, they brought a lot of enjoyment and a lot of themselves to those of you who have been sitting back at home and enjoying the stories.

When I started what was originally planned as a possible one-off special back on May 5, I said that Lift Your Spirit wouldn’t be able to fulfil its mission without All of YOU. That mission, as I saw it, was for as many of you as possible to come together and lift your spirit – individually and collectively.

Well, the initial response was great. Emails flowed in. People said they loved that we were gathering together to share our stories. And so a second show was planned. Then, last week, a third.

But, just as suddenly, the well of those of you willing to go public and share with one another, and thus help one another, seemed to be on its last bucket…

One of the unsurprising things I’ve found while serving on InLIght Radio and here on Golden Age of Gaia (even when it was previously named the 2012 Scenario) is that, just like most things, it’s the same, kind generous souls who are stepping forward week after week, show to show. Whether it be sharing on Lift Your Spirit, calling in and contributing on other programs, like Heavenly Blessings, or providing news tips for Geoffrey West on Cosmic Vision News. And those same few people are the ones who are often making donations to support the work we all do. You know who you are; we know who you are. And we really appreciate you.

But that’s the issue as I see it – there are still far too many of us sitting back and enjoying others’ stories: letting others lead the way; letting others give and give – while some of us receive and receive (and a small group even complains about what they receive – yes, I’m sorry, but it’s true)…

So, my gut is telling me that, collectively, we all need to recognise that we ALL have to step up into the light if we’re all going to come together as a community; one where we are all one. To do that, we need to ensure we are ALL participating in an energy exchange – on every level.

This is really important because, as we move forward, we must move forward together and share and give and receive and, in doing so, circulate that all-important energy.

We must also assist ourselves and others as we do so, because everything we’re all doing now is part of that new energy exchange. And If we don’t all participate in this cycle then the energy doesn’t circulate the way it should.

It’s also more than just an energy of talking or listening or opening up one’s heart and soul. It’s an energy of reward and appreciation for those who are doing the ‘hard yards,’ so to speak. Those giving while others of us receive. (Yes, those who are willing to put themselves out there also need to also feel valued and acknowledged for their contribution to the rest of us in some way.)

Yet, at the same time – and I have to say this because it’s just as important – there are still many of us believing that we are in lack: in lack of the perfect ascension experience; in lack of being able to give; in lack of feeling that we’re able to contribute to the wider collective. Or maybe we just lack interest. I don’t know. ..

In saying that, maybe Lift Your Spirit has simply been just that little bit ahead of that fifth dimensional energy exchange to be an ongoing contribution to the discussion right now. Maybe some of you were just a little bit shy. Or maybe you felt you didn’t have something important to say or share.

But the things is, we are all important and we all have something to contribute. Yet we must do this together. We’ve come this far. And we are all one, after all.

So for all those reasons above, Lift Your Spirit is now ‘On Pause” – because without YOU there is no show featuring YOU. Thus, there will be no show on Sundays for the immediate future.

I’m not disappointed by this. It just IS. It was a decision I needed to make and it may be back at some time – in a slightly different format; as a series of specials only; or as a completely different show. Time will tell.

Meanwhile, the energy of the new is one that needs to continually flow, to circulate. And as it does, it picks up speed, momentum and strength.

If each of us is not prepared to put our deepest wishes into action and ‘be there’ for each other, how can we ‘be there’ for the rest of the world – our fellow human beings, Starseeds, Lightworkers, family and friends, neighbours, work colleagues; the man, woman and child in the street?

So, let’s see how we can truly come together to share, help, relate and appreciate each other. Let’s say to ourselves, no matter our situation: “I have something to give and I have something to share. I want to be part of this growing, caring community. I’m willing to actively participate in the new energy exchange. I will no longer sit around going ’I’m having a hard time, someone help me’. I recognise that the time for sitting back and letting others do all the work is over. We ALL have ‘work’ to do.”

Let’s get that energy circulating by giving, sharing, receiving, accepting and appreciating. And let’s LOVE watching it gain momentum.

And let’s make this commitment to not only lift ours and everyone’s spirit but the world’s – and let’s lift it ALL together!

I’ve left the Comments open, in case you have something you wish to share about this post.

Meanwhile, in case you missed any of the three Lift Your Spirit programs here they are:

Lift Your Spirit, Sunday May 5 - http://www.blogtalkradio.com/inlight_radio/2013/05/06/lift-your-spirit

Lift Your Spirit, Sunday May 12 - http://www.blogtalkradio.com/inlight_radio/2013/05/13/lift-your-spirit

Lift Your Spirit, Sunday May 19http://www.blogtalkradio.com/inlight_radio/2013/05/20/lift-your-spirit

And a big thank you to Suzi Maresca, for wonderfully woman-ning the switch for each show.

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  1. “Or maybe you felt you didn’t have something important to say or share.”

    BINGO! ;) Stephen dear, not everybody has the inclination or gift of gab as you and these other folks apparently do. Bless your hearts and all that. I have to confess I haven’t had a chance to tune in or listen to any of the Lift Your Spirit broadcasts, but I’ll definitely do so.

    Some years ago, and with great enthusiasm, I knocked off a memoir about my Three Biggie Karmas — my “Why Me, Lord?” scenarios. It was a terrific purging, if nothing else. But then as I kept going back to it, maybe months later, I’d changed it a bit here and there. Why? Because my outlook on life had evolved…some of what I wrote no longer seemed relevant or so important. I came to realize that we do agree to various challenges, and help with the creation of our blueprints/contracts before we incarnate.

    Anyway, I’ve put the (online) manuscript on the back burner. I also wondered if I had come across as too whiny in some way. Rehashing it all felt like reading yesterday’s newspapers. I’ve forgiven all the major players, and especially the “me” from those times. I’m no longer that person, and tomorrow I hope to be wiser than I am today.

    Nowadays I’m feeling lots of love for everybody I come across. It’s amazing! Yesterday in town I chatted with an elderly lady who has been evicted from our complex because she couldn’t follow the no-smoking rules. In a few days she’ll be moving into a home for emotionally disabled people like herself. She’s a little frightened and says she’ll miss our beautiful Northern Dutchess County village. I felt great empathy for her, even though I detest being around ciggie smokers (in this case she was smoking a cigar!). I gave her lots of encouragement, and she seemed to brighten up by the time we said goodbye.

    I was especially happy to hear that she’ll be taking Samantha, her 19-year old cat, with her. As I always say, anybody who likes cats can’t be all bad. :)

    Stephen, with all due respect, please don’t get your knickers in a twist because you haven’t received the response you hoped to get. Not to worry. We are indeed all part of the ONE, so we’ll get our act together somehow, and in our own way. Consider what you’ve done as a bit of Karma Yoga: You did the best you could — you put it out there — but now you gotta be detached regarding the outcome. :)

    Love Sparkles

    • Hi Kay (aka Sparkles), Good to see you continuing the energy exchange – as you always do. :) back at ya. Although I’m not quite sure why you feel I have my ‘knickers in a twist’. As I said in the post “I’m not diaappointed. It just IS”… Nor am I attached the outcome, in any way. I simply wanted to explain why the show was ‘on pause’ and ‘rally the troops’ a bit. Too few people are participating in the wonders of the new energy… unlike your dear self (who still looks great!). Love ya too!

  2. Absolutely, dear Stephen.

    This has been a part of the conversation at the forum as well for some time now. Who do we think is going to ‘ground’ the energies of Divine Abundance into the human collective if it is not we, the human angels that are here at this time with this mission?

    Sigh… Slowly, we are shedding the programming of lack, there is some movement. Hopefully, we will reach the tipping point sooner than later, where we make the choice individually to stop waiting for someone else to do it for us, and step up and own it for ourselves.

    If we accept that the larger and truer truth is that WE ARE ONE, than what is the difference whether the spoon we hold goes into our own mouth or the mouth of our neighbor?

    Also, there is an awareness growing of how we choose to share our abundance, whether it be a tiny abundance or a giant one. If we are choosing to pay for cable TV, for instance, who is this supporting? Isn’t this the same crew who constantly put out the less-than-true litany to program us to sleep?

    Oh, well, on we go, and so the movement may seem slow, it is still in motion.

    Thank you for what you do to bring awareness to these issues, and the way you bring hope and love,

    Andrea Scully

    • Yep Andrea and it’s the program of lack that we need to lift up out of that I was also hoping to illuminate. It will be wonderful when we all see our fellow ‘servers’ for their true value and recognise them for that.

  3. Interaction is the energy that drives any community. If you want it, you have to encourage and be open to it. People not used to interaction need to practice. Comments Off is the norm here, that just doesn’t serve the goal you say you want. My guess is that this is due to fear, fear that the message you want out there will be threatened by the very thing you want – more sharing.

    • Actually, Otter, it came about because the work involved in managing comments was way beyond our abilities at the time.

      That’s why we started the discussion group, after discussing the matter with Archangel Michael.

      Some comments would get caught up in the spam filter, which made it necessary for constant oversight of Akismet.

      Plus there’s the need to monitor comments to see which needed to be replied to. If you add to that the email that needs to be answered, it reaches a point that exhausts the individual.

      There really are only so many hours in a day, dear heart.

      Now it’s up to each editor to choose. I personally am still so exhausted from those years that I don’t choose to add monitoring comments to my own workload.

      Namaste,

      Steve

      • Ah dear Otter, why didn’t you come on the show?

        • A reason I suspect I share with a lot of folks. I compose thoughts and words much more slowly than I can talk. I doubt anyone would want to listen to the long pauses while I collected the words needed to express myself and there simply isn’t time for that in a radio show format. Nor is there the opportunity for interaction among participants.

          I appreciate that no one has the time to moderate the comments in an active community. The answer to that problem is – Don’t. The communities that are heavily moderated tend to be authoritarian and stagnant.

  4. Stephen, Last week was the first one I listened to. Love hearing your voice again. I would love to share with you and everyone listening but like so many others we are still unsure as to what we have to share…. Hearing you and the loving people willing to shine their light while we/others get things sorted out helps in ways that you cant imagine. I hope to see you start up another show soon. i am willing to bet that after the June 21 you will find a lot more people are willing to speak and share.
    Love you bunches!

  5. Hi Stephen
    As someone who took part in the show I want to say THANK YOU for creating the space for us to shine our light. And for me personally the chance to get to know you a little better and be proud that we are both working in the light ‘downunder’. Yes there are many things preventing a larger response and I agree with your analysis but change sometimes happens slowly at first and every initiative helps towards achieving critical mass when more of us will realise who we really are are and step up into personal responsibility. It takes a huge effort at great personal cost to keep the door open each according to their own gifts and abilities. You have a wonderful gift in being able to lift the spirits of all who hear you and are loved.XXX

    • Thanks Pat. I’m delighted that you came and shared and am ‘pattered” by your kind words. Love ya too!

  6. Hello Stephen:

    I was so happy that you were back on InLight Radio and I loved the two “Lift your Spirit” programs — perhaps because each story was unique. There are probably as many reasons for a reluctance to share — as their are people.

    I wonder if I might share a couple of ideas. The first would be a program that is not as much focused on the person sharing where they are in their personal expansion of consciousness — as perhaps how they are applying and how they are inspired to share the application of their expansion in consciousness — in other words, following one’s passion.

    The second suggestion is regarding the Cities of Light. We have heard from our beautiful Genai Townsend about the Sedona City of Light, yet there are many other Cities being created and individuals working on grounding/anchoring. How are they doing this? Is there a process or a technique?

    Last year there was mention of the Cities on 2012 and Beyond with Dave and Siera. Since that time, I believe that several more have been revealed.

    Blessings,

    • Hi Lorraine, The show did talk to people about how they were applying – and we did ask people to share their advice. Genii’s latest book (Universal Cities of Light, Love and Healing) covers off on the other future cities, including one in Australia!While I understand I have a role to play in the connection here in Australia, I’m not an expert. You can contact the gorgeous Genii via the Sedona Light Center: sedonalightcenter@gmail.com.

  7. Stephen,
    I listened to all of your shows and really enjoyed them. For me over the last month I am transmuting some negative energies of the collective and have had terrible allergies / sinuses that are preventing me from talking because I cough and sneeze and blow my noise and nap after work, and on the weekends. To be sick for a month has taken up all of my spare time. :)

    I did take Archangel Michael’s advice and I measured my height. He said that many people have grown. I am one inch taller! I believe that I have grown this one inch in the past 6 months. My daughter could not believe it. She said, Mom you are supposed to shrink at your age! haha In the last 9 months I have been sicker than I have been in the past 9 years. So all of the aches, pains, sneezes, etc., must have contributed to my growth spurt. We are ascending and growing!

    Somedays for me being able to get a coherent sentence out is a miracle. So to go on a radio program and tell my story, would be difficult at this time. But being able to listen to the stories of others has given me “Hope”! The hope is that we are all going thru many changes as a group and feeling that connection with everyone else is priceless.

    We do love to hear your voice. Please continue to do what you do. We are not all “takers”, just maybe feeling a bit overwhelmed at the moment with the changes that are taking place with our bodies, etc.

    Love Light to you,
    Debbie

    • I hear ya Deb…had no idea that we were taller though. I’ll have to check that one out!

  8. Stephen,

    I am disappointed that the show is “on hold” for awhile. But I can understand why people are reticent to step forward.

    As an example, over the past five months I have changed so much, grown to much, clarified so many questions I had, that I am not the same person I was in December. I’ve lost total track of time, days/weeks/months seem to no longer be “real”, and if it weren’t for the calendar alarm in my laptop I wouldn’t have a clue what day it is.

    And because I have changed so much, the stories that I might have considered sharing about the beginning months of this year now seem irrelevant. Everything is shifting, morphing, changing. My attitudes and beliefs are changing moment by moment, the things that I used to perceive were “important” are no longer important.

    If everyone else is experiencing this as I am, then perhaps there’s part of your problem in a nutshell…. I’m sure people would be happy to share their experiences over the past five months IF (and I emphasize the IF) they could remember them clearly enough to tell the tale :)

    Janie Waters

    • Now Janie…. there’s a story that should have been shared on the show! Even if you only have vague recall. HA!

  9. Stephen, I loved your show last year and listened to every one of them. I was excited about this one too, and would love to hear whatever you present again in your time. I agree with Janie that my life continues to change at a rapid pace and I am processing so much that I would have given you a tremendous story several weeks ago about how I manifested my participation in an art show in LA. (I am an artist residing in SF). Synchronicity appeared as it turned out to be the same weekend as the SIRIUS premiere! I ended up having an outrageously joyous time with a great friend, attending my own art opening and meeting Dr. Greer in the same weekend. Yet this week, the lunar eclipse has me feeling “loony” and everything seems to be going awry. I am working on being centered, knowing it’s an illusion, but I am scratching my head, trying to figure out how to proceed, as all that “used to work for me” is no longer producing results. These months (for me) are feeling “dynamic” as I continue to try to get my footing on the waves! Why did I not call in? I am simply shy about articulating with my voice. But I am going to work on that. :) Thanks for all you do! Warm Regards, Yabette

  10. Hi Yabette, well I’m hearing you now… great story. I didn’t realise I was SO scary HA! Interesting you say the “all that used to work for you” is no longer producing results. Irrelevant of the show, I can totally relate to that! Everything that I used to do “before” has not produced the results I expected this year at all, which is why I have had to change – and keep changing – so many things and the way I used to do them. And my expectations. BUT, in saying that, everything I used to do before has no hold for me; hasn’t particularly excited me. And so, NOT doing that has brought results on many other levels, so I suppose it HAS worked for me by bringing me into the new….even if it felt like I was standing still, feeling like nothing was happening. So yes, you are right: the new energies call for new processes, new ideas, new thinking (especially new thoughts!) … and yes, sometimes it’s tough. But we must not believe we are in lack or can’t do something because the energy of the new will pick up on that and then that will become our new reality. SO keep working on that voice of yours…it has a lot to say. :)

  11. Stephen, I listened to one of your three shows from the archive and thought about callin in, but because local time is inconvenient, I did not. Most of the In Light shows start at 10p, when I’m sleeping.

    Another consideration was my language barrier, since English is my second language. I was also striken with stagefright. Nevertheless, I have had very interesting experiences, which I believe should be shared for everyones’ benefit. I once had a night visitor in my bedroom when I was asleep. I woke up to find him looking at me. We talked briefly.

    It occured to me that writing about my experiences would be a better way to communicate and share with others. Perhaps you could read on the air what people send you, rather than having them talk live. It’s only a suggestion, and who knows, there might be many like myself out there.

    Thank you for all you do,

    Love, Maria.

    • Hi Maria, yes, the time differences among us due to where we all live around the world are something we all have to contend with. It’s also a factor in what time we program shows, too. Especially with me being in Australia and trying to reach the greatest number of people LIVE with the actual show time. I understand your suggestion regarding reading others’ stories out but there’s nothing quite like the person themselves telling it like it is. Personally I’m not a fan of listening to someone read someone else’s story, especially as it would need to be long enough to get the whole feeling, energy and facts in. That’s why I’ve been interviewing people. It keeps the energy up, too. Meanwhile, can I suggest you may wish to join the Golden Age of Gaia Discussion Group, where you’ll find numerous people sharing by writing it all down: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GoldenGaia/

  12. Ah but Stephen, I bet you’d look mighty cute with your knickers in a twist. Perhaps you could post a pic and let us take a vote. ;)

    I was pleasantly surprised to see that you’ve been chatting it up here with the folks — nice!

    (Maria, above, made an interesting suggestion.)

    Love Sparkles

  13. I Love Golden Age of Gaia and thank you to all of you who are sharing. Maybe I am one of those you are describing in your post. I don’t share usually and I most definitely haven’t even thought of calling in to talk about my own experiences.

    I am very open for growth opportunities and therefore choose to look within for anything resonating with what I read, in this case sharing more etc. this is where all that landed in me:

    I have many opportunities in my everyday life to share and to exchange thoughts and ideas about the process of ascension that we are all in and since I truly love people and feel honored when people share themselves with me I played with the thought of why not doing exactly the same on the air if that’s what’s needed? Well, not a bad idea, but… Is that really the point? For me it’s not right now (could change in a month, next week, tomorrow, today, in an hour, a minute, who knows.) I’m doing exactly what I’m supposed to. I think I’m one of those who is part of building the foundation, so to speak, which many of us are not even aware of that we are doing and what a tremendous job that is and how important what we do really is. So to share may not be simply a matter of daring to let our light shine brightly. What may be happening is that many of us shine our light brighter and brighter by adding one brick after another to the foundation seemingly unnoticed. Then one day, sharing on a grander scale will be more natural as we look at the beautiful building that now rests on the very foundation we helped to build. I think it would be wise to give Lift Your Spirit some time. It will happen!

    What an awesome community this is and how lucky we are to be a part of it. I can very well imagine that Lift Your Spirit will develop into something that may not be obvious right now. Very important indeed :)
    Lots of Love to all.

    • Just realized that my name didn’t show. It’s Christina.

      • Hi Christina. I hear you and you may well be right. I also think the show had an important role to play. But when there’s a shortage of those willing to come and share on air; there’s no program. As you can see from the responses above, finding people who add a new perspective to the journey and are comfortable chatting about it is not so easy. (At this moment in time anyway) I can’t materialise enough guests for the show to make it interesting, informative and entertaining. Hence my dilemma and my decision.

        • The willingness may be there but to me there is an element of confusion about what ‘adding a new perspective to the journey’ really means. This journey is so unique to the individual and at the same time it unites us all. But the journey itself is a huge subject. What is interesting, informative and entertaining?

          • Hi Christina, ‘New perspectives’ are ones that bring something new to the discussion. Different stories, different angles (be they gender, cultural, racial, etc) on dealing with things; different attitudes; different ‘aha’ moments. When producing and presenting a radio show I am looking for variety and diversity. As for what is ‘interesting, informative and entertaining’? Well, that’s often purely subjective. In the case of my shows it’s what stimulates me – and thus, I hope, my audience.

  14. So maybe your show was a “Reason.” Or a “Season.” It has served its purpose very well. And now it’s onward and upward to the next Wonderful Idea! :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_kBbWjyf8U

    Love Sparkles,

    – k

  15. Hi Stephen, I hope you start up your new show again. I have been a long time listener to your shows on InLight Radio and personally want to thank you for all the work you have done in helping to raise people’s awareness over the years. I really enjoyed the first 2012 Scenario conference in Sedona and meeting you both. Absolutely agree with you that we ALL have to step up into the light but I do see it happening in many small ways. I’m 64 and had my first contact with my guide and galactic family at about 5-6 years old so have always been a bit ‘out there’ for people who have been around me but I don’t feel so ‘out there’ anymore now that so many others are coming to their new understandings on their journey to ascension and the unique part they have to play. So many wonderful things have happened in my life since being in Sedona, and Nov 12 2012 especially, and if I had to describe where I am in my life right now I would say it is ‘a state of grace’; I have a new website, have started up my workshops again and see so many people who are growing day by day it truly warms my heart. I think that a lot of people don’t have the confidence to speak up about themselves as they feel that no-one would really be interested and that their journey is not really special…but your new show has shown people that there is someone who is interested and someone who does want to listen … aka Stephen Cook. Keep doing what you do Stephen and know that it is making a difference. Hope we can catch up in Sydney soon. Blessings Louise

  16. Hi Stephen, I hope you start up your new show again. I have been a long time listener to your shows on InLight Radio and personally want to thank you for all the work you have done in helping to raise people’s awareness over the years. I really enjoyed the first 2012 Scenario conference in Sedona and meeting you both. Absolutely agree with you that we ALL have to step up into the light but I do see it happening in many small ways. I’m 64 and had my first contact with my guide and galactic family at about 5-6 years old so have always been a bit ‘out there’ for people who have been around me but I don’t feel so ‘out there’ anymore now that so many others are coming to their new understandings on their journey to ascension and the unique part they have to play. So many wonderful things have happened in my life since being in Sedona, and Nov 12 2012 especially, and if I had to describe where I am in my life right now I would say it is ‘a state of grace’; I have a new website, have started up my workshops again and see so many people who are growing day by day it truly warms my heart. I think that a lot of people don’t have the confidence to speak up about themselves as they feel that no-one would really be interested and that their journey is not really special….but your new show has shown people that there is someone who is interested and someone who does want to listen ….. aka Stephen Cook. Keep doing what you do Stephen and know that it is making a difference. Hoping to meet up with you in Sydney. Blessings Louise

  17. Thanks Louise… Much appreciate your kind comments. Stay graceful!