The following is from the Akashic Records, through Jen Eramith MA.
You can read more transcripts from Jen here.
What is Barack Obama's karmic role in leading the U.S. at this time?
Barack Obama's karmic contract is to be a leader for the world, not just a leader for the U.S. His legal contract is to lead the U.S, but his karmic contract is to be a leader for the world. His karmic contract is to be a catalyst for enlightening change in the world. A catalyst is a substance or an object that facilitates change. It does not make the change occur – instead, it initiates and enhances a process and that is precisely what his role is to be. In fact, his contract to be a catalyst for a certain process has already been accomplished. His initial contract was fulfilled during and just after his election campaign. The changes he was meant to facilitate occurred in the hearts and minds of people across the world.
With his initial karmic contract fulfilled, he is now working to support the changes that are only possible if they are created and upheld by the citizens of the world. A catalyst is a substance that causes or accelerates a chemical reaction, or a person that inspires an event or change to take place. A catalyst can signal a process to begin and it can enhance or speed up a process that is already underway. Barack Obama is doing both. He helped initiate a process and he is also helping to enhance or make more efficient a process that is already under way. The process is human empowerment, which is both a result of and the driving force for healing of the human family.
Barack Obama is not the only catalyst and he is not the only leader involved in this work. There are many other world leaders, both official and non-official, who do this work. The catalyst that he provides is unique. This role can be seen most clearly in what was fulfilled during his election campaign, where most of his karmic contract was fulfilled. The speeches that he gave and the particular way that he ran his campaign catalyzed a process inside millions of people across the world. The messages and actions that took place during his campaign initiated and activated a process within millions of individuals, and a process across many societies, by which human beings are becoming empowered enough to dismantle oppressive forces and create more light and love, effectually making the world a better place. (As you might imagine, this is the dramatically short version.)
In a sense, Barack Obama’s karmic contract was to be a catalyst for hope. Hope only works in the individuals who choose to carry it or act on it. The effects of his catalytic process were most outwardly apparent in the ways that people were activated to vote or to make changes in their communities. But the greatest actual effects occurred within people’s minds and hearts. The massive shift toward hope and empowerment cannot be measured but rest assured, the world is a more peaceful place and more people have moved forward in enlightenment based on the role he has played. Now, the work and the way forward are yours to determine.
Once Barack Obama entered the presidency, his role as a catalyst has been somewhat diminished because people have a tendency to cease their own empowerment when they turn to a powerful leader. This occurs because people, through the dynamics of oppression, have learned to turn their own authority over to their leaders. People in nearly every culture on the planet have learned to wait for their leaders to take decisive action, and in waiting each individual forfeits their own power to affect change.
Citizens in the U.S. have exhibited a tendency to imagine that once Barack Obama was in an official leadership position that he would take care of things. When you wait for your leaders to instruct you, or you sit back and blame others for their missteps, you lose track of your own power, and it becomes easy to lose faith in your own ability to create positive change in the world around you.
Remember that all of you have been oppressed in one way or another. It is not your fault that you have been oppressed, but it is your responsibility to actively choose to reassign your personal authority to yourself, to re-determine and revitalize yourselves to make positive changes in the world around you. This reclaiming of your personal power, and it’s collective potential, ultimately is the process that Barack Obama was meant to catalyze. His calling is to inspire all the citizens in the world into action. He will not make the world a better place through his actions; instead, he inspires all of you to make the world a better place.
As long as each of you is taking responsibility and doing what you can to improve the world within your sphere of influence, then you are using him positively as a catalyst. If people do not use his leadership role to further inspire and empower themselves into action, then the usefulness of his role will expire. It will no longer be useful for him to be in the role of a world leader officially if the role of catalyst is not being fulfilled. It is vitally important that all of you continue to remember that he is not here to make change, he is here to inspire you to make change. That is the role he came here to perform, that is the karmic contract that he signed up for. Most of this has been accomplished on his end of the contract. Of course as a president he has legal and societal contracts to fulfill, but outcome of his karmic contract now depends upon you.
How will the changes happening in Ascension and Enlightenment relate to the next elections in the United States?
The next major elections in the United States occur in November of 2010, 2011, and 2012. The changes that are occurring through Enlightenment and Ascension are creating societal instability. More of you have come to recognize that you want to make positive changes in your lives, and that you actually have the ability to make those changes. This realization comes as you are no longer willing to buy into or put up with societal oppression; either oppression of yourself or of those around you. As you make these shifts inwardly, you create a dramatic shift in the fabric of society.
Ultimately the shift is toward a new, more stable system. But instability is a hallmark of change. You have to unravel the current system in order to make space for the new system to be built. If you think of the two political parties in the U.S. as being on two sides of a pendulum, each election swings the balance of power toward one side or the other. As you move toward a system change, the swinging of the pendulum becomes stronger and more erratic. Eventually, the pendulum will break free, so to speak. It will no longer serve you to have a political system based on duality. In the meantime, you will continue to see the balance of power shift more drastically with each election. No one side will triumph eventually. Instead, in the coming decades, you will revise the entire system.
For the next few years, you will continue to see a bigger, stronger, more rapid and more dramatic swing when the power shifts to the other party. It appears that there is an increase in polarization in U.S. politics, when in fact the thing that is actually changing is that within most of you that polarization is diminishing. Fewer of you are willing to gives yourselves over completely to one side or the other, and therefore you are creating change; you are creating a shift.
The first result of the shift is the increase in the pendulum swing. But then the pendulum, when it comes back to center, will come back to a more stable center, for far more of you are finding residence in what you call a political middle ground. The political middle ground is simply the space where people tend to turn to their own authority, to rely on their own thinking and intuition to make decisions rather than turning to a pre-set paradigm, a particular leader, or habits or behaviors that are dictated by institutions.
You are seeing an unraveling occur. This has been happening for 30 years; it will likely happen for another ten or twenty. What you are likely to see in the next few elections is a further swinging of the pendulum. In the past you may have seen one party stay in power for eight or ten years at a time, you are now going to find that parties tend to stay in power two or three years at a time.
The shifts will increase. They will appear more dramatic and then suddenly, at some point in the next ten years or so, you will find the swings become greatly diminished. It is not a guarantee, but right now that is the outlook for U.S. elections. This dynamic is occurring before stability is occurring across the world in all different government systems, in all different political dynamics. You can apply that dynamic to every other government and political system. All across the world, the change of Enlightenment is occurring and therefore as people are waking up, they are less willing to hold the current institutions of power and oppressive institutions in place. You are going to continue to see more unraveling and more dramatic swings in political power.
In some parts of the world this will continue for another fifty or sixty years. Ultimately your governments and political systems will need to revise themselves according to how much their citizens have empowered themselves as individuals.
And it all begins with each one of you. The choices you make and the power you develop in your own life has a massive impact on the potential for collective Enlightenment. The journey of a thousand miles truly does begin with a single step, and all of you began taking those steps long ago. As each of you moves through Enlightenment, you make a radical difference in the potential outcome for your government and political systems. Your life and your power matters more than you imagine! (January 2010)