"Take heart. As fear and desperation grow, so does love. Selflessness is growing now. Community is growing. Often you must endure horrific events in order to come awake, remembering the truly important.
"Your culture's focus on yang energy has cut you off from the truth of life. You've lost touch with things that grow, bloom, and bear young. You've forgotten your connection, and when mankind forgets, a lesson comes. The deeper the forgetting, the deeper the lesson.
"To do this work with us you must have the stamina of the Net of light. You are needed, and you are needed day in and day out. Develop your connection with the Net of Light and you will be able to do great things.
"Let your heart open. We know that to look upon the suffering in the Gulf and other places is painful. And to see the hardened hearts of those you call the "haves," they laughed ruefully, "is more painful still. They are most pitiable for they have nothing. They have missed the point, grasping and grasping--ending with only a fist full of air.
"We ask you to take the challenge," they said, giving me a level look. "Feel what you feel. Let compassion well up within you and then go forward and serve. Serve with your hands, serve with your voice, with your resources. But most of all, serve with your heart.
"Cast the Net of Light and let it hold you too. Hold everything in the Net. This is your greatest job. Holding, holding, holding. The dominance of yang energy on your planet has conditioned you to worship speed. Now!" they cried, striking their hands together to illustrate. "But the benefits of holding will endure a long time. It will lift all heavy conditions on earth, will lift the earth itself.
"Steadiness and on-going connection with the Net of Light elevates," the Grandmothers said, "so do not lose heart. If you become frustrated when you don't get an instant response, be easy on yourself. For hundreds of years mankind has been conditioned to race about, so don't blame yourself for being impatient. You have been taught to live that way.
"You are part of a family now, a lighted family that is learning the reward of steady holding. Call the Net of Light and feel it under you, behind you and beside you. Rest in it as light pours forth from your heart, blessing everything. As the Net holds you, it calms you and it is this calming and holding that you send to others. Honor yourself. You are a purveyor of goodness. When you perform this work with us, everything that swims, walks, breathes, loves, and fears is lifted. Lifted, lifted, lifted," they said. "This is all you need to do. This is everything."