From the Editor: Celebrating our Shared Humanness


Whenever I speak with Christine Day, a spiritual leader and ambassador for the galactic community known as the Pleiadians, something she always mentions resonates so deeply with me: that we need to honor and celebrate our humanness. In her November column (find it only online this month due to her featured interview in this issue), she writes, “Open into a state of self-acceptance of all that you are in your humanness.”

In my interview with her, Christine pauses a beat, clears her throat, and says, “Really, it makes me emotional even talking about it, but the most key thing (the Pleiadians) are asking is that we learn to accept and love our humanness. Yes, our enlightenment process is coming, but now it’s about accepting our own imperfection as a human being, and through that we come back to a place of self-love and understand the journey more — that we have come here just to have a series of experiences to learn from and that we need not do it all perfectly.”

We need not do it all perfectly. Let that resonate within you for a moment.

I cannot speak for anyone else; all I can do is share my own perspective. I do try to focus on my existence from a “soul” perspective — that I am, in truth, an immortal soul temporarily residing in this spacesuit called the human body, just like all of us are, and when I open my eyes, I see you as you truly are, another immortal soul looking back at me from the same place. I think about this while walking through the grocery store, staring at the frozen food shelves and wondering which product to put in my shopping cart, and then you walk by and I look into your eyes and I remember that we are unlimited beings of energy bound here in a dimension that forces us to take one step at a time.

I confess that a part of me is frequently frustrated with all that appears to me in my waking moments, because it does not adequately reflect the unspeakable beauty of Spirit that I know always overshadows our limited human perception of reality. That frustration is what leaves me personally saddened when my human experience doesn’t live up to what I imagined my life would be like. Perhaps you, too.

That frustration also is what drives people to march arm-in-arm against injustices and decry poverty and support refugees and create art to inspire more peace, love and understanding in the world. So much effort is expended to make things right, to transform the mundane into the sacred, to expel all that is not right in the world.

And I think Christine Day is telling us this: to let go of that effort to make our human world anything other than it is.

She tells us that many souls on this planet still have elementary lessons to learn about how to exist in society without killing each other, and that those who have chosen that experience for themselves, as perpetrator or victim, do not need to be saved by us. She also tells us that planet Earth is undergoing its own metamorphosis, and that when the timing is right, it is quite prepared to reboot itself and restore its primitive beauty — and it doesn’t need to be saved by us. And as hard as it might be to accept, Christine is telling us that we all come into body with personal challenges that we came to experience, and that it is not my place, or your place, to judge whether or not someone else experiences what they came here to experience.

And yet we still care deeply.

It seems she, and the Pleiadians, echo the wisdom of other spiritual leaders who remind us that planet Earth is a place that souls choose for incarnation because we can experience things here that we cannot in any other dimension — and we are just playing temporary roles that we have mutually chosen. It’s like we all choose to be in a play, and once the show is over (death), we return to the wardrobe room and begin chatting with fellow souls about how the show went and how we may want to do things differently in the next performance.

As easy as it is for my soul to comprehend that, my mind still hurts for the oppressed and finds many things on this planet hard to digest. Does knowing that pain and suffering are only an illusion make it any easier? I sense that this is just another lesson on planet Earth.

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Tim Miejan
Tim Miejan is a writer who served as former editor and publisher of The Edge for twenty-five years. Contact him at [email protected].


  1. Thanks for the deep dive into your experience, Tim. I have been aware of messaging since the ’70s that there is an impeding breakthrough of planetary consciousness and then have watched many people find crushing disillusionment impale them when that ginormous shift they are anticipating in the world or themselves remains illusive or seemingly unattainable. I don’t think illusion is a clear enough word to describe pain, suffering, hardship. My wise father taught me the wisdom in seeing everything as real. Thus, even your hurting mind for the oppressed is real, to me, if not to others. Many years ago he also taught me to accept my emotions, and feel them, but not permit myself to wallow in them long nor allow them to control my life. He also taught me we cannot “save” every soul… But by doing whatever we want to do to assist those who are in some need or challenge, we can create for ourselves the opportunity to engage with the radiance of our own glorious self’s consciousness breakthrough to a sustained peace — And it is in that endless opportunity that exists each moment of every day, where resides the joyful perfection of being here now no matter what is happening inside or outside your spacesuit. Virtual hug, — Giselle M. Massi


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