Mercury Retrograde

Oct 4 – Oct 25

Jan 21 – Feb 11
May 18 – Jun 11
Sep 17 – Oct 09

Mercury goes Retrograde (appearing to move in reverse) three times a year for about three weeks.

I am not an astrologist, but I am energetically familiar with the energies this event brings to us.

Miscommunication. Verbally, telephonically, email, text, etc. Things get misrepresented, misinterpreted, and misunderstood. Arguments, important discussions, etc. really shouldn’t be allowed to become heated, especially during Mercury Retrograde.

Contracts, Projects. Delays or needing to be redone (see “Miscommunication”). It is not exactly a good idea to start a new contract, project, etc. between the Retrograde dates. Contracts and projects that begin after the Retrograde start date may go wonky. Having said that, I have had success with beginning a contract or project BEFORE the Retrograde begin date and have had it be successful.

Delays. Mercury Retrograde can be a lot like walking and moving forward in a vat of molasses…slow and a bit aggravating. Things can get delayed; you could feel like you’ve taken six steps forward and two or three steps backward. Also expect delays or rescheduling for appointments. This also goes for transportation (planes, buses, trains, etc.).

Electronic Glitches. As if miscommunication, wonkiness, delays or vats of molasses aren’t enough, electrical and electronic glitches can occur, including land lines, cell or smart phones, computers, internet connections. Oh, and don’t forget transportation (a lot of computerization in transportation now-a-days).

Mercury Retrograde gives us the opportunity to slow down; be more present  in the “now”; review all aspects of our life. Going within and introspection are key phrases during this Retrograde.

We can get frustrated easily and crankiness can emerge.

Mercury Retrograde also gives us a chance to practice patience…a lot.

Take slow deep breaths and let them out slowly. Allowing stress to build is not a very good idea at any time, but especially during Mercury Retrograde.

Though the start and end dates are listed, some (especially some Virgo’s and some sensitives) may begin experiencing it up to a week before the start date.

Laughter (genuine, not mean) is a great stress buster and I highly recommend it – especially during Mercury Retrograde.

And don’t forget grounding activities (in moderation and in one’s skill set) can help. Gardening, walking, swimming, etc. and “hands on” activities.

I know this probably sounds like I am only showing negative about Mercury going Retrograde, but that is not the case. I am providing information of what may be affected during Mercury Retrograde so one does not feel like they are experiencing this alone and also being armed with information can make the time go more beautifully.

Mercury Retrograde’s role is very important. We spend a lot of time looking and living outward and we may forget self.

Inner work, introspection, self-awareness (not to be confused with selfishness) and self-growth is what this time is for.

by Jan Toomer


News and Views – September 22, 2014

The previous News and Views were channeled from two deceased humans who had lived in my lifetime; crossed over and are now working with those who are still in human bodies.

This next one is channeled from another being who has worked – from the other side – with humans for a very long time.

To help streamline, I will consider the previous two presenters as presenters #1 and #2. That makes the following from presenter #3.

Holding Back

Many messages have been presented about standing in your truth and being true to yourself.

Many have understood and worked towards these goals, but I’d like to go a bit more in depth.

We are not trying to undermine your progress, and are very proud of your hard work.

As people’s abilities surface, some are holding back – either hiding the ability or hiding the strength of the ability.

If you think about that action (holding back), it really isn’t standing in your truth.

We aren’t saying step into ego – only to own and accept responsibility for all of you.

When you don’t accept all of self, then there is still fear. Perhaps “programming” to feel “normal” and be accepted by your peers or society is what holds you back.

Not only are many others experiencing this, but many also feel very alone with this.

You are not alone. Your teams (guides) are with you to aid you with this.

Please embrace your being and your abilities. It’s time to accept and claim you.

Channeled by Jan Toomer


Reincarnation? So Passé

Someone made the comment along the lines of: “I’ll deal with the consequences in another lifetime. This lifetime? I don’t care – I’m going to do whatever I want.”

I do understand the desire to do whatever you want in this lifetime, and it’s important to set your boundaries and create your life.

It’s also very important to take responsibility for your thoughts, actions and deeds now.

And I’m not too keen on the whole, “I don’t care who I hurt or use to get where I want to be” mentality.

Didn’t that person stop to think?

This is the lifetime to make things right (or balance the scales, balance karma, etc.). This lifetime is when you clear all of your lifetimes…past, present and future.

The reason we are working so hard making things right in this lifetime is because the yin/yang, duality, and reincarnation cycles will cease.

No more dealing with one’s actions in another lifetime.

We are dealing with all of our actions from all of our lifetimes now.

Reincarnation? So Passé

Reincarnation on Earth only happened because humans bought into it.

Some of you may be saying, “I don’t even believe in reincarnation, so I know that statement is wrong.”

Just because this physical manifestation of self doesn’t believe in it, doesn’t mean that your soul doesn’t believe in reincarnation.

Reincarnation was a group consciousness decision or agreement.

Since we are releasing the group consciousness Earth-life decisions, agreements and rules, the reincarnation cycle will cease to be.

Some Hanging On

Yes, there will still be some reincarnating until they take responsibility for their own lives and/or until third dimension Earth ceases to be viable.

And Some Coming to Help

And, if you haven’t already noticed – a lot of youth have been, and are being, born with past life memories and/or memories of their lives on the other side. A lot of the youth today are coming in to help others in their growth.

Why are they coming in with memories intact?

One, the veil of forgetfulness* is not being utilized as much anymore. Yes, some did, and will, use it – but there’s not as much call for a complete veil (though some may still use it as per their soul life-plan). They are coming in “awake” to help the human race.

Second, they are dealing with their past life in this lifetime – so usually the memory or memories intact are the ones they need to deal with.

Stop and Think

So please stop and think. We are dealing with our “later” now…so what are you setting yourself up for by not caring, and taking care of it, today?

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* Veil of forgetfulness (simplified) = The erasure of the memories of past lives and of life on the other side in preparation for this life and giving one the opportunity to concentrate only on the current lifetime.

by Jan Toomer


News and Views –September 15, 2014

Stand In Your Truth

When you listen to yourself, you know what feels right to you and for you – and what doesn’t.

Don’t get sucked into a cult-like mentality. Remember, if something doesn’t feel right, it usually isn’t right.

Don’t accept someone else’s truths or beliefs unless is resonates – in a positive manner – in you.

Know that your own beliefs and truths can grow and change and you grow and change. This also means that can leave behind some truths and/or beliefs that no longer fit you – you had outgrown them.

Channeled by Jan Toomer


Energy Update – September 8, 2014

  • Off-centered
  • Tilted
  • Wonky
  • Ishcombibbled
  • Disconnected
  • Scattered
  • Focus Impaired

These are some of the feelings coming through right now. These can be mixed in with:

  • Emotions/empathy is stronger
  • Increased drama intolerance
  • Desire to refine
  • Craving order over chaos

It is a bit of a push me – pull me sensation, and – simplified – it boils down to this…

We are struggling to remain connected to what is familiar (living in third dimension energies).

We are struggling to disconnect from the third and move through the fourth and connect with the fifth dimension energies.

Push me – pull me.

When I experience the push me – pull me, it is almost comical (if it wasn’t so frustrating sometimes) to see me navigate.

In other words, I become very clumsy. I knock things over, spill things, and feel heavy and uncoordinated in my body.

This, for me at least, is not knowing what to do with my third dimension physical body, and how to completely convert it to a fifth dimension energy vibration.

It is an awkward transition – kind of like when we worked on going from puberty to adulthood. Awkward.

Then we have all of that with emotions/empathy being stronger seemingly tossed in here and there.

Okay, I cry a lot anyway – births, weddings, happy endings, sad endings, seeing acts of kindness or compassion, etc. … but I feel it even more deeply now.

At the same time, some are finding drama and pettiness hard to stomach and/or not wanting it, or those who thrive on it, in their life anymore.

Expanded Awareness

This one is frustrating. Catching more glimpses of the “Big Picture”, but wanting to be there now.

And for me, this goes hand in hand with “Craving order amidst chaos”.

Desire to Refine

Working on not only allowing the ‘real’ you to surface, but also practicing creating your life (manifesting your thoughts).


As Always

I recommend staying aligned with your physical body (your subtle self re-aligning with your physical self by visualizing and saying, “head to head, neck to neck, arms to arms, hands to hands, fingers to fingers, torso to torso, legs to legs, feet to feet, toes to toes”) – as well as laughter and grounding.

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I had a doozy of a time trying to type this (apparently still in the awkward phase *grin*). My fingers were all over the keyboard…and I had trouble with spelling every once and a while.

“Awkward” still looks wrong to me – seriously wrong (but the online dictionary assures me that it is the correct spelling).

I believe this goes back to the wanting to be in the “Big Picture” now. Telepathy (our known form of unimpeded communication which is normally dropped – at least to a lesser degree for some – when in third dimension) is one aspect of moving to the fifth dimension – instead of the awkward (yep, still looks wrong) and limited oral and written forms of communication.

by Jan Toomer



News and Views – September 8, 2014

Trust Yourself

If you’ve not done so yet, please consider learning to listen to and trust yourself.

For example: if something doesn’t feel right to you – it usually isn’t right.

Channeled by Jan Toomer



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