The Three Waves of Volunteers – Part One with Dolores Cannon


An Edge Interview, part 1 of 2. Read part 2

By any stretch of the imagination, people who randomly pick up her books and browse through them would declare them to be science fiction. But author and lecturer Dolores Cannon, a regressive hypnotherapist and psychic researcher, says the truth can be much stranger than fiction.

Her many books focus on such topics as Nostradamus, Jesus and the Essenes, the Afterlife, the original birthing of humanity on Earth, Past Lives – and everything from the birth of the planet to extraterrestrials and abductions shared in an ongoing series of books entitled “The Convoluted Universe.” They arise from Cannon’s unique technique of regression using hypnotherapy that taps into the “Superconscious” of the client, revealing not only past-life issues that affect the client in this life but information related to mysteries of the universe. That’s not all. Cannon’s hypnotherapy clients also are being healed spontaneously of diseases and conditions as serious as life-threatening cancer.

Her latest book, The Three Waves of Volunteers and The New Earth (Ozark Mountain Publishing), reveals that since the two atomic bomb explosions in Japan in 1945, three distinct groups of souls representing beings from across the universe have been volunteering to be birthed as humans so they can uplift the frequencies of Earth and help prevent a global catastrophe.

  • The First Wave: Now in their late 40s to early 60s , these volunteers are disturbed by the violence, anger and hate that they experience on Earth. They have had the hardest time adjusting to life as humans, and many of them try to commit suicide.
  • The Second Wave: Now in their late 20s and 30s, these volunteers are more comfortable in bodies and are said to be beacons or channels of energy who can affect others just by being near them. Their mission of just sharing their energy with others means they don’t have to do anything but just be.
  • The Third Wave: The new children, many of whom are now teenagers, have all the knowledge needed to exist on the planet after the dimensional shift and transformation takes place. Their DNA is more advanced, and the greatest challenge they face is being misunderstood by humans as having a condition (ADHD) that needs to be medicated.

The challenge for these souls, Cannon said, is that when they are born they lose all conscious memory of who they once were and why they volunteered to be born here in the first place. She shared more about these volunteers during a phone interview with The Edge from California while on a national tour to lecture and teach her hypnotherapy technique to others.

For those who have not heard of you or are not familiar with the vast amount of information you have gleaned from your willing hypnosis clients, how would you describe the thread that ties all your work together and what does this new book add to what you have already done?
Dolores Cannon: Well, I’ve been doing hypnosis for over 40 years. I developed my own technique down through the years. It’s not like any other hypnosis technique out there. We are able to contact what I call the greatest force there is, and it’s a source of all knowledge. I found the way to have it come through every single person that I work with, and I’ve worked with thousands of people.

In my classes, I teach others how to do what I do, and we have found we can have instantaneous healing in just one session working with this power, because it can come through anybody. This is what I am teaching now all over the world.

When you see thousands and thousands of clients, as I do as a therapist and a counselor, you begin to see a common thread going through many of the cases. Earlier on, it used to be that everybody would go back to a past life and I’d find some of the answers there, and then I’d explore the source of all knowledge to answer all of their questions and do the healing.

Just in the last five years or so, I began to see clients who weren’t all going into a past life on Earth. I began to find they had never been on Earth before and that they had come here directly from God, from the Source, from other planets, other dimensions, where they were light beings.

That’s the common thread that I have been finding, and that’s where I came up with the theory of the three waves of volunteers. When I began talking about this on my radio show and on “Coast to Coast” and at all of my events, people began contacting me from all over the world saying, “Finally, it made sense.” They said, “I thought I was the only person in the world that felt like that.” Like they didn’t belong here and they wanted to go home. They did not understand Earth. They just knew this wasn’t home. They didn’t know where home was, but they knew it wasn’t here, and they all wanted to leave because Earth is such a strange place. And they began to find out, “Well, I’m not the only one out there.”

That makes them feel a whole lot better, that there are thousands of people who feel the same way. Well, we found out why – because they have not been on Earth before. They are part of this special group that have come to help us through these times we are going through right now.

What are the volunteers here to do and why should we, as citizens of the planet, be interested in their presence here.
DC: They’re here to save the Earth, because the ones who are caught on the wheel of karma cannot do it. They are so ingrained in their own karma and repeating their same mistakes over and over again that there is no way they can keep us from blowing up the world. But souls coming in that are pure and have never had any lives on Earth can do the most good.

But now in body, these people don’t have any memory of why they came. They come in and an amnesia descends on the person and they don’t remember why they are here. But this group has an energy that they have to project. It is a loving energy that will change the mindset here on Earth. It will change history, just them being here. They don’t realize they are doing it, but they are generating positive energy to offset the negativity of the world.

But they don’t want to be here. They don’t like it here. They don’t understand Earth: “What am I doing here. I want to go home.” They just know this is not where they’re supposed to be, but they’re here to generate positive energy that will benefit everyone. They are here to raise the vibration of Earth.

Some of these people, especially the second wave of volunteers, said they can walk through a crowded mall and their energy will affect everybody they walk past. They don’t have to do anything. This energy is just projecting out of them, and it influences everyone in positive, beautiful way. So the average person should be grateful for that, because it is changing the vibration of the world and getting it away from negativity.

Toward the end of the book you even talk about a fourth group of volunteers, the Keepers of the Grid. Can you tell us about them?
DC: That was something I discovered as the book was being put together. I have written about Atlantis many, many times in my other books, in the Convoluted Universe series, and I thought that I had found all of the information on Atlantis, on why it went down, but I learned that Atlantis wasn’t the only civilization that was destroyed. There were many, many others before that.

Each time when people got to the point when they were using energy in the wrong way and couldn’t control it, they had to be stopped. And every time, everything would be reset on this planet. The civilization would go back to the primitive stages and start all over again.

That’s why they don’t want to have it happen this time. They don’t want to start over with the planet and begin life for humanity one more time.

Then I learned about the Keepers of the Grid. During a hypnotherapy session, a woman went back to Atlantis and was telling me the prime reason for Atlantis being destroyed. It was not what I’d heard before, and I told them, “I’ve never heard this theory.” And they said, “That’s because we’ve never told it to anyone before, so it’s new theory.”

I was told that there were scientists at the time of Atlantis. I thought they were fooling around with crystal power, and they were, but there were others who were fooling around with what they called Dark Matter. I was told that this is the same thing scientists are doing now when they are fooling around with what we call Anti-Matter. In those days, they were trying to do the same thing, out of curiosity, to create their own universe and wormholes and things like that by experimenting. They said we have to know this, because the scientists are doing the same thing now. The Large Hadron Collider experiment in Switzerland is the same thing. They are messing around with Anti-Matter. The scientists who are now fooling around with the Collider experiment don’t have any idea what they are really doing, and it’s very highly dangerous.

In the days of Atlantis, this experimenting got out of hand. The Dark Matter began to collapse the grids of the Earth, so outside observers from the universe had to step in and stop it at that point.

Many of these people are coming back into body now, and their job is to energetically rebuild the grids of the Earth. But none of these people, the waves of volunteers or the Keepers of the Grid, know this consciously. But their presence here is extremely important.

If those experiments had continued at that time in Atlantis, it would have broken down the grid of the planet, causing an implosion of the Earth, and it would have reverberated to the point where it would have broken the grids down of the entire Universe. But they stopped it before it got to that point, but destruction took place.

Do you find that there are spiritual seekers out there who are curious if they are volunteers?
DC: Oh, yeah, a lot of them ask me that. Many people, who go back to past lives still have karma to be repaid, have written and e-mailed me saying, “I think I’m first wave” or “I think I’m second wave.” Because they resonate with the description of what they are. But, we never know until we do the session if they are or not. There’s always those people who want to be these things, and then you’ll find after you do a session there’s nothing there at all.

I’ve done hundreds and hundreds of these cases, and that is when I began to put the whole story together and it began to make a theory that I’d never heard before.

Perhaps it doesn’t really matter if we know that information, if we’re volunteers or not, and we should maybe just focus on living our lives the best that we can.
DC: That’s what I tell everyone. That’s why the memories were taken away, so we can just live and do what we’re supposed to do. The job is to help everybody, to help people. That’s the purpose of everyone who comes to Earth, even though they don’t realize it.

You’re not here to get rich and drink and party and all of that. You’re here to help each other, so if they’re doing that, at least they’re doing what they’re supposed to be doing in some way or another. There’s a lot of different ways to help each other. But, it’s better off if you don’t know why you’re here and then you can just fulfill your mission.

From the surface, it seems to me that the average Joe who picks up your book for the first time might look at it and say that what you have here is science fiction.
DC: I have some people at my lectures who say, “You’ve got to be the best fiction writer in the world!” There’s no way on Earth I could make this stuff up.

I have 16 books out there now, and all of it has come through the cases I have worked on with the average person just walking in off the street. I did not know these people until they came through the door of my office, from every walk of life you can imagine: CEOs of companies, professors of colleges, priests, shamans, and many ordinary people. I have not found anyone who has not had a past life. So, that should be one answer to the skeptics out there. It’s never what they were looking for to be the answer to their problems, but it’s definitely not fiction.

To me, this is real because I’ve worked on it for so many years, and it makes perfect sense to the client because it explains their problems and they can understand where it’s coming from. They put it into place and they can go on having a normal life. But even the average Joe who picks up my book is fascinated by it. They say they may not understand these concepts, but it makes them think, and that’s the important thing. They’ll know it’s not fiction once they get started into it.

Something inside of them will resonate with them when they start reading it?
DC: Yes. When I began writing The Convoluted Universe series, I wondered if anybody out there would be able to understand it, because I said that book is for people who want their minds bent like pretzels. Readers said the same thing: “It makes us think.” We go into all kinds of concepts and theories that even people who have studied metaphysics for years have never come up with, so it’s interesting.

My job is just to produce lost information and bring it back to our time. But, yeah, people when they read it say, “I know this and I don’t know how I know it, but I know it and I know it’s true.”

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  1. I resonate deeply with the extra-ordinary discoveries of Dolores Cannon. AND, I am very thankful! Where I fit in the scheme of things she speaks about I have yet to find out. Although, it is clear that I am being lead to information that is steadily pushing aside the veil over my own being. How exciting!

    Last year I sent for a book: The Key – a true encounter written by Whitley Strieber. The information given by the informant in this book reveals some striking parallels – to the information about volunteer light beings etc uncovered by Dolores Cannon through her research.

  2. I find this is very interesting, as I’ve been seeking how to be “awaken” for long, but with minor effect. In my country, Vietnam, I attended a class of radiesthesies energetique, and they taught about waking up your own sub-consicous, but it’s very hard to achieve that state. May be regressive hypnotherapy is a good method to try! Please let me know how to contact Dolores Cannon and attend her class!

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  4. I really know my dear Dolores Cannon. What you say. I was part of Knowledge book and i read all the book. In there said that. really interested because seven years ago, I awaked to this misterious life . I have been in contact with the Kosmo Spiritual being. like Archangels and other group from Federations, Brotherhood White and other. In this moment i am part of my counsciousness ,my triada escence from my past dimenssion and all thing thati know about myself and my Sacret Family from Kosmo. What you said about the two Earth Planet is in this book. and then i know by my contact . Really I would like to contact you , because I have a some kind of blocked mind. I would like to be in knowledge about it. It is very important Dolores. It is very important because i know that people from other galaxies are comming to the Earth Planet to help the planet. I am here because of my life before contact. was like you say.. I feelI am not from this planet, nor for the country, nor for the family, I was thinking i am not from it planet. and I ask myself where i am come from? as well other questions.. I wake up through a dreams a reality dream, after i was visión a real visión and i was awake. when it happen. after i feel doing traveling for the kosmo. and other more. I am writing a book actually. process the human intelligent mind. but I am in a big problem with it. you know why? it is true. my email and my Facebook you can contact me and we can email or we can chat and other contact. thank for it. i am really i am not in a dream. we are in the really world in transformation. bye for now Dolores.

  5. Hi there is meditation called Raja yoga from Brahma Kumari and they teach of of similar things as Deloras Cannon. I felt uncomfortable with at the time thinking it was all just mumbo jumbo. But now I am having second thoughts as it preaches about offering peace and the Earth coming into a very important time. A new birth so to speak which is reoccurring every couple of thousand of years give or take a bit of time. Is this simular type of belief and thinking?

  6. It may sound a little crazy but my fingers and lips tingle and my insides felt so strange when I read this article…. I need to read more

  7. It is possible that I am one of the First Wave. I keep stumbling upon more and more information that all tells the same story. In short, I have come to raise the vibration and level of consciousness and help turn around all of human civilization. All of this came to light at age 55. But 20 years ago, I wrote a book (to be published soon) that the title just popped into my head one day and the story evolved from there. It’s about a guy (a character who is me) who is visited by Noah and is told that his life experiences are being recorded to help God determine if the human race should be altered and that he will experience many horrific events as well as a few good ones. My real life played out much the same as the book. But it was God himself who called upon me to serve, a few months ago, by having me look at a video which described my mission. In the video, there was mention of a strong significance of the number 40. When I did an internet search, it came up with a list of things from the Bible which started with the story of Noah! One thing has led to another and I’ll just close by saying that the world will change! I will make certain of it! It’s the will of God!

  8. Bonjour, je suis née en 1959, je suis donc de la “1ère vague” et j’ai en effet depuis toute petite beaucoup de difficultés dans de ce monde, je ne m’y sens pas chez moi et j’ai fais plusieurs tentatives de suicide. Comment dois-je faire pour vivre dans ce monde en y apportant le meilleur ? Je ne sais vraiment pas comment faire, aidez moi s’il vous plaît. Martine.

  9. Edge Translation (via Babylon): Hello, I am born in 1959, therefore, I am of the ” 1st wave” and I have in effect since any small a lot of difficulties in this world, I have no sense not to me and I am doing several suicide attempts. How do I do to live in this world by providing the best? I really do not know how to do it, help me please. Martine.

  10. Well I don’t know where to start. I was born 1989/may/08/ and I have been searching my whole life for my reason of being here. Ever since I was young I never understood life itself. I always wondered what my purpose is, and I still do today. I am 25 years old now and sometimes I think that I was send here for something, but for what I don’t know. I feel like I am a lost soul not knowing where to go or what to do. I have been lost since I could remember. I only believe in myself for it is all I have known. There are so many cultures and beliefs but I don’t know what to believe anymore. I have always been asking myself and the universe what my reason for being here is, but I just do not get any answers. I scream and cry sometimes not knowing what to do, for the things I see and the energy I feel hurts me. I don’t know why, but its like I can feel the pain and suffering of everything and everyone. I can see my world dying and feel it, but it feels like there is nothing I can do. I do not understand the feelings that I have. It feels like the whole world is on my shoulders. I always feel like giving up on everything, but it is like there is something deep in me that doesn’t want me to give up. I am not here to say that I was chosen for this but something inside of me makes me believe that I am here to take the pain away. If not, why do I feel the pain of others. All I have really wanted to know all my life is who I am and why I am here. All I am asking is to be shown the path I need to go, so that I can know the true meaning of why I am here and why I feel the way that I feel inside.

  11. Hang in there! Your purpose as a human is just to feel good. If you feel good wanting to help others feel good, that’s awesome. You obviously care about others since you feel their pain and this may be your calling.

  12. “I think that I am the first wave”
    I am something what uders are not,I am so different,and generaly they don’t like me,they never did,even my parents.And I was so beatiful and clever,as a child.I still am,like a woman with no age,and like I don’t belong anywhere.

  13. What I believe to be true:

    I have a memory of before I came into this life – into the 3rd dimension consisting of time and place.

    I was with someone in ‘intimate communication’ (their identity is unknown to me at this time), and together we looked at the life I could live on earth. My memory is of the experience with that unknown ‘someone’, not of anything I ‘saw’ in the life we considered, other than the life was to be lived on planet earth.

    I remember making the decision to come to earth and live that life. I have no doubt I will return to the existence/awareness I had before, and I assume it will be with full memory of my existence before, and of the entire life I am now living.

    Although the ‘time’ factor is a little ‘tricky’ because my existence before, that I shall return to, is in a dimension that is not constricted by the concept we call ‘time’. Based on that premise, the decision I made to ‘come to earth’ was actually a decision to come into the dimension of ‘time’ and ‘place’ – the 3rd Dimension.

    Now, as I approach the end of my life, I find that I eschew the very concept of time, the control it has on my psyche, my actions, my priorities. I long to exist without that constriction hindering me. I shall be grateful of my life experience on earth (yes, all of it), I am sure. But I shall welcome my departure from here, back to my ‘home’ dimension.

    I anticipate that then I shall have increased maturity, relevant to my ‘dimensional norm’, that will put me on the path to yet higher dimensions of existence.

    Putting this into perspective:

    Looking at a 2-dimensional image of yourself, you see something that does not appear to be desirable, i.e. you wouldn’t naturally desire to leave your existence as a 3-dimensional being, and change places (even for a ‘time’) by becoming that 2-dimensional being. The 2-dimensional life appears to be ‘life-less’ from your current 3-dimensional perspective.

    So it is with considering changing from a 4-dimensional existence to a 3-dimensional existence, with its ‘time’ and ‘place’ constrictions. It just isn’t something you would naturally desire to do – unless you saw the value in doing so, and felt confident in making the choice by careful consideration and conference with someone you trust.

  14. I have come to believe I am one of the very first of the first wavers; I was born in 1949. Had a deep hypnosis session with a certified Delores Cannon practitioner about a year ago. Without my having difficulty going into hypnogogic state, she was unable to elicit any past lives on Earth (or elsewhere for that matter). She told me I was a first waver. I was sort of puzzled but it made a kind of sense to me. I now think “I” am from some other “planet” (I’ve been told I’m from the Constellation Pegasus). That resonates with me but I don’t have memories of that either.

    I have always felt very out of place on this planet and despise the way this planet operates (war, hate, fear, harm to humans and animals, etc.) After 67 years of living on Earth in a very challenging life living through life-threatening traumas, and caregiving to the point of exhaustion for many years, I am worn out. I’ve meditated for 44 years, putting well over 32,000 meditations and pursuing other spiritual practices which have kept me “going” through all of the suffering of others and myself. From the time I was 22 years old and learned about Enlightenment, that has been what I wanted “most”. No “awakening” yet, and some days I despair of ever attaining enlightenment in this life. For that reason, the desire to leave this time and space pulls on me regularly (with lots of crying to “go home”). I feel like none of my efforts have brought about a better Earth, and I don’t see the promised New Age arriving. I hope I did what I was supposed to do with this lifetime, but really I’m very tired and want to leave this misery.

    I pray all seekers find their way “home”. Maybe I will meet you someday in a much better place.

  15. Dear all,
    the exoteric teachings we’ve all had, that which you learn in school. dive into the esoteric doctrine, the esoteric doctrine is also called the occult. the occult is the hidden knowledge, but bring the latin and greek language with you.

    I’m a second wave, I know where I come from. and what my job is. this became totally clear when I was 7 years old. thanks to people like dolores canon.


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