"Greetings to you, my dear friends on Earth! We come to you again to speak about the upcoming transition, as there seem to be some misunderstanding about what is about to happen. First of all, dear friends, the transition is not something that will happen in one day in about four years - it is a process, that has already begun, which is already beginning to influence your lives, and will continue to do so more and more, and when that time comes that marks the peak of the transition, it will continue thereafter for many years to come. It is not a sudden "doomsday" nor an "apocalypse", it is merely a transformation of your world, as it adjusts to the new dimension it is entering, a new level of existence, for Earth and for life on it. Just as birth does not happen in one split second, so does the birth of a new era take some time, time of preparation, time of adjustment thereafter, all which is part of the transition. Just as the preparations for this transition began many decades ago, while the actual "birth" of the new era takes place in about four years from now, but "labor" has already begun, "dilation" is in the process of beginning- which means, you will soon notice the effects of the changes needed.
"So many of you fear the changes, yet while going through "labor" can be very painful, the outcome will be joyous, mankind will be able to celebrate the beginning of the new era, as awareness and consciousness grows, life becomes more meaningful, human beings begin to live more in alignment with their soul's desire, and more fulfilled, more joyful. Now is the time to prepare yourself, and the most important preparation may seem like none to many - but the most essential component is, to be free of fear. Do not worry about what may come - the more you focus on some of the horror scenarios some want you to believe in, the more likely it will be that mankind attracts such events, having to suffer, in order to overcome this low level energy. Realize that the time to come will be a most exciting time to live in, as great advances spiritually and intellectually await you, which allow incarnated souls to advance more quickly on this planet than ever before.
"But, in order to reach this realm, it is necessary to overcome some old energetic burdens, which hold you back from having reached this realm already. Now is the best time to do so, as Earth prepares itself for the leap into a new level of existence, that is why you chose to incarnate now, but it will not be an easy time that is ahead, as a lot still has to be done. Many among you have not prepared themselves, even though they feel and know they should - be honest with yourself, have you really done all you can, to advance spiritually?"
-Michael, on November 07, 2008, from the Messages Of Light website.