Bask In Life!

Do you want to claim your light body? Do you want to change the world? Do you want to change your life? Do you want to help those who are suffering? Do you want to stop your own suffering? This is how you do it.


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Bask In Life! – by John McCurdy
Channeled on August 17, 2021

I am that I am.

I am Anna, of magical service! Or you can call me Johannes, it doesn’t matter. I am the soul, the divinity, of this one you know as John.

Ahh… John is feeling a little overwhelmed by the energies that he’s feeling right now. He was in that place that so many of you know so well, of feeling a bit disconnected, to the point that it was difficult for him to make the decision to sit down, turn on his recorder and open up to me. Part of him wasn’t sure I’d be here. But, where else would I be?

And indeed, the emotion you hear in John’s voice right now is coming from him, the human. I’m just smiling, like I always do. Just being.

Ahh, dear humans. So much change! Your whole world is changing in so many different ways. You are changing in so many different ways.

You keep wondering when it’s going to be over. When is that light body going to be here? When are you going to be the butterfly?


As we discussed in our last message, you already are the butterfly. You have already emerged. You are sitting there on the outside of your cocoon, wondering why everything feels so strange and why nothing works the way it used to. “Why is my body so strange?” you ask.

You still think you are a caterpillar. It’s such a habit. It’s what you’ve known for so very long.

So here you are. You are the butterfly. You have emerged. You have your light body. You just haven’t let yourself realize that yet.


You look around at the world and everything feels so different. Oh, and there’s so much chaos! So many people acting so strange! There is so much fear in the world right now!


Dear ones, don’t allow yourself to be hooked into those battles and into that fear. They are not yours. You’ve already been there.

Those people, they are still caterpillars, in a way. They’ve asked for this change. You’ve asked for this change. Well, you already got yours, and you know how tumultuous it was and how difficult it was.

Well, everyone on your planet has asked for change. And yet, the last thing in the world that humans want is change. They think they want it, they beg for it, they plead for change! And when it comes, they run and hide. Or worse, they grab hold and try to beat the change back, try to keep it from happening, because it takes them out of their comfort zone. It takes away their power. It takes away—as it has for those of you who are in this place, it took away everything you thought you were.


It’s still working on that with so many of you, because you still keep thinking that you are the caterpillar and wondering when you are going to be the butterfly.

Well, you already are the butterfly, so it’s time to let that go. But for most of the world, they are coming into their change.


Everything they’ve known is dissolving away. Technology is changing everything about the world, about life on Earth. Oh, and you have hardly seen the beginning of it yet!

It’s here, and it is expanding exponentially. In 10 years it’s going to be difficult to recognize the world. If you were suddenly taken from here to there you wouldn’t recognize it, because it’s going to be so different. People are going to be so different, and still the same. They’ll still be human, and different.


What you are seeing right now is simply the chaos that comes with change, and that facilitates change.

You see, the only way that humans change is when life becomes so uncomfortable that they don’t have any other choice. Well, in the past, you’ve created that discomfort through things like wars and oppression, and all of these things that finally pushed people so hard that they had no choice but to allow in a certain amount of change. And then the battles go on and on, and little by little humanity changes.

Well, you don’t have time for that anymore, so you brought in this coronavirus, and that has changed so much on your planet.


Along with it has come the technology that is in the process of upending everything you’ve known. Oh, in a few years your financial system is going to look entirely different from how it does now. Probably—no one knows for certain what the result is going to be, but most likely, based on the energies that we see, it’s going to be much fairer, much better than what you have now.

You see, the change is here, the change you’ve asked for. The change that has been prophesied for so very long, for thousands of years, is here!

You look around at the world and you say, “How can that be true? How can this be the change I asked for, when there’s so much chaos and violence in the world? When there is so much repression and so many people fighting for their right to repress others?”

Well, an interesting fact is that there is less repression now, there is more freedom and peace in the world now, than there has ever been in all of human history. And that’s the truth.

As you look around, what you see isn’t so much the repression of others, as it is people fighting for the right to repress others. Because they are losing that, and it terrifies them.

You see people, religious people, fighting desperately to hold on to their way of life that doesn’t work anymore, fighting for the right to impose their religion on others, and it’s not working anymore. Oh, in a few places it seems like it is, but it isn’t, really. There are places on Earth that are a bit behind the rest, but they are still changing. The change is here, and it cannot be stopped.

There are still many potentials for which way the change could go. But there are enough of you, dear friends, enough people who are conscious, who are aware, who have let go of their battles, who have come to their own realization, to their own emergence as the butterfly. There are enough of you that there is a very strong likelihood that things are going to go in a very beautiful way.

That’s going to take some time, in human terms. But you see, the whole world is waking up. That’s why there is so much chaos: they are waking up. They are realizing that there is something more than they ever thought about before, and that they are something more than they realized. But they don’t have a context for that. They don’t know what to do with it. All they know is that everything they thought they were, everything they thought they knew, is being torn away, and they’re fighting desperately to hold on.

Dear friend, don’t fight them. Don’t fight them. Have compassion for them. You were there once, not so very long ago. Have compassion, for humanity IS waking up and they don’t need you fighting with them. They don’t need you teaching them.


Oh, that’s a tough one for some of you. You think you need to go out and teach them the new ways! You don’t. They already know inside of themselves, and as you’ve discovered, it is only what comes from inside of you that ultimately makes any sense.

Each one of them is waking up to their own soul, to the wisdom of their soul, to the wisdom distilled from all the experiences they’ve ever had. And you, dear friend, you know how profound and how valuable that is. You also know how confusing it was, and still is sometimes, so don’t do battle with the world. Don’t fight them. Step back. Be the observer. As Adamus Saint-Germain says, sit on the park bench.


The “park bench” is simply a metaphor for being the observer, for enjoying life. You sit there on the bench, and you watch life go past. You bask in the warm sunshine, or in the beauty of nature. You watch the people go past. You are simply the observer, and the radiator.

Oh, you don’t need to try to radiate. All you need to do is sit there on the bench, and you are such a bright light. Such a beautiful, bright light!

Oh, the humans don’t recognize it, but their souls do. They see you. They feel you. They walk past and they don’t even know what’s happening, but because of you they see something in their own life that they never saw before. And it changes them.


That is your job, dear friend. That alone: Sit on your park bench and enjoy life!

Oh, that bench can be anywhere. It doesn’t even have to be a bench. You can simply walk in the park, or in the woods, or in the city, or wherever. Just be. Just observe. Observe the energies, observe the people, observe yourself. Bask in the beauty of life. That’s all!

And that, dear friend, is what changes the world.

You see, if this change had come any sooner, before there were at least a few thousand of you, before there were at least a few thousand butterflies emerged, it wouldn’t have worked. Humanity would have blown itself up, or found a way to destroy itself. The chaos would have been too much. It has happened before in human history.


And now, you are here. Your time has come. Oh, but you’re not here to fight, or to battle for human rights or any other cause. That just sucks you into the mess and pushes everything down.

You are not here to teach.


You don’t need to teach. You are a teacher by nature, and just simply your presence teaches, in a sense. Your light shines.

Instead of presenting people with mental ideas about life, your light shines into their lives and they see things they hadn’t seen before. They see them for themselves, and they come to new awareness. You don’t need to tell them how, unless they ask, and then you share what comes.

Oh, a few will ask. A very few, perhaps.

Some of you are still looking around and thinking, “I know I’m a teacher, and that would be a really good way to make a living, to earn the money I need!”

Well, let that one go. It’s really just feeding on them. Oh, your money will come. It’ll come in many different ways. It might come from leading workshops or sharing your wisdom. You might find yourself channeling like John, and people paying you for that, sending you money. And that’s beautiful, but it is not the point.

John channels because he needs to. He needs to express himself. He needs to let himself out, and this is an expression that we love, his soul and him. But it’s just an expression.

So, step back. Your abundance comes because it is part of you, and that is all.

You don’t need to teach in the old way. You simply need to bask in the beauty of life, in the joy of life, and in that, your light shines so bright that it literally changes the world! Not in ways the human can see right away, but in ways that are so deep and so beautiful and so, so very needed right now.

That is why you are here. More than anything else, that is why you are here! The world needs to see a butterfly, many butterflies, flitting around in the pure beauty and joy of nature and of who you are.

They don’t need you teaching them how to fly. They’re still caterpillars, and you can’t teach them to fly! They don’t have wings yet! But when they see what you’ve become, it gives them hope. It lets them trust themselves a little bit more, especially when the time comes for them to spin that cocoon and go into their own transformation.


You wonder how it is, with humanity being so crazy right now, how it is we could say that the world is waking up. Dear friend, you already heard this from others, but in thirty to fifty years everyone on this planet will be awake and realized.


Oh, many will leave because they are not ready yet. There are other places for them to go, that you have been creating, other realms—we won’t call them planets right now—other realms where they can go and continue their games until they are ready to discover their own freedom.


So, as you look around at the world today, have compassion.

John was looking at the news this morning, at what is happening in Afghanistan. The United States finally pulled out, and the Taliban took over. Ahh… Part of him felt so sad about all that turmoil, all that brutality, coming back.


But then he remembered: Everybody must choose their own freedom. It can’t be imposed on others. It cannot even be given to others.

The United States tried to give Afghanistan freedom, but you can’t. You can’t get to freedom through battle. It simply doesn’t work.

Oh, you can win a battle here and there and for a short time you have freedom, and then the other side comes back. And until the people of Afghanistan choose their own freedom, they won’t be free. They’ll shift from one oppressor to another, but they won’t be free.

Nobody in this world will ever be free until they choose it for themselves.

This is where you come in, dear friend. If you are hearing this message, if you are resonating with it, you have discovered your freedom.


You might not think so yet, but you have, and simply by existing on this planet as a human being combined with your soul, you show an example of what everyone else on this planet can and eventually will choose.

You can’t impose it on them. You can’t even make it easier for them. You don’t help by fighting against those who oppress them. That doesn’t help at all, because until they choose their freedom, they are going to continue choosing an oppressor instead.

And yes, it is their choice. You can drive one oppressor away and they’ll pull in another one. It always happens, always, because until a person chooses freedom for themselves, they cannot be free.

That goes for nations, too. The people of a nation must choose their own freedom.


And more and more of them are making that choice. Eventually, there won’t be nations anymore. There will simply be masters, free people, living together in freedom.


People talk about freedom all the time. But for most people, what they’re really talking about is the freedom to have power over others. And of course that doesn’t work, especially now. Power is disintegrating. It was an illusion to begin with, and that illusion is falling apart.

It won’t be so very long and there will be no more power over others, anywhere, and that is scaring people. It’s terrifying them, because for so long they have lived under the illusion of power. Whether they perceive the power as coming from someone else and oppressing them, or whether they perceive it as their own power over someone else, the goal of humanity for so long has been power. Even if it is just personal power over one’s own life.

Well, we’ll be blunt here and say that even that does not work. Pursuing personal power over your own life will keep you stuck and at the mercy of everyone else’s power. You’ll spend your life at the mercy of life, instead of being the creator of your life.

Oh, but you thought that being a creator was having enough power to create what you want in your life.

Ha! It doesn’t work that way. That is making yourself a victim of life, pure and simple.

A creator has no power.

A true creator has no ability to create their agendas in life. None whatsoever, because that is not how creation works.


That is why the park bench is so very important. Because when you are sitting on the park bench you’re not out there trying to force your agendas into reality, and that opens you up so that real creation can happen. And then you get to watch it all around you.


You watch the people walking past. You watch the beautiful nature, the animals and birds and all of these things, and dear friend, they are all your creation. And that is how a true creator lives.

A creator lets go of any ideas about improving their life, or fixing or changing anything. They simply bask in life!

Oh, this is hard for many of you. John knows it so well now, and there are places where he still gets caught in it.


Let go of personal power. Let go of trying to create your agendas.

Oh, the mind argues and says, “What do you mean, agendas? It’s just the things I want!”

Well, that is the definition of an agenda. Let it go.

You see, your soul knows exactly what you want, even better than you do. It knows what turns you on. It knows what potentials are available that you cannot even imagine! And when you let go of your agendas, when you stop saying, “But I want that instead of this!” well, it opens up your energies so that they can bring in those other potentials that you don’t see yet. You can’t even imagine them yet, and they are going to thrill you! They are going to surprise you! They are going to make you so happy!


And then your light is going to get brighter, and then you are going to start to understand the incredible value of a few people conscious enough, and free enough, to relax on a park bench while the whole world seems to fall apart around them.

You see, you feel sorry for other people. You see them going through their experiences and their own chaos and their own suffering, and you want so much to help them. We understand that. We appreciate that. But what you don’t understand yet is that that is the last thing in the world those people need.

What they need is your light.

When you try to help them, you close off a part of your light. You get sucked down into their level, and it’s like putting a putting a dark sack over your light. It hides it.

Instead, have compassion. There might be a moment when there is something you just feel inspired to do that might help in a particular situation, but don’t fight. Don’t push. Don’t do it from a place of helping. Do it because it’s your natural expression, because you feel joy and passion about doing it.


Oh, the human thinks about sitting on the park bench when there’s a war going on around them with people dying and people suffering, and they think, “How can I possibly sit there on a bench and be so lazy?”

Dear friend, it is not lazy. It is the biggest thing you can do to sit there and bask in the beauty of life even as other people suffer and die all around you, or go through all their other games and traumas all around you.

Because your light illuminates things for them, and even though it might not make a difference right now in this moment, they see something in that illumination. They see something different. They see some different possibilities. They see things in a new way. And in time those new perspectives will coalesce within them, and something will change. You don’t know what and we don’t know what, and it doesn’t matter, but something will change. They’ll open up. They’ll bring in a little bit more of their soul and its wisdom, and their life will begin to change.

You see, you have to remember that everything you see around you is an illusion. There is no death. Death simply does not exist! Oh, the body transforms. You step out of it at the right time and let it go, just like you step out of your car and let it go when it’s the right time. Your body transforms back into the earth from whence it came, and even that is not a death. It’s just a transformation. But you, you go on.

Up until now, you’ve always popped right back into another body, but now you are a butterfly. Now you have a light body that you can change at will. Oh, right now it still looks a little bit like a caterpillar, because that is the illusion you are holding on to. It’s what you are used to. But the truth is, your body can be anything you want it to be, including nothing at all.

It’s right there. It’s already here.

You see, we use the metaphor of a butterfly because it’s a beautiful metaphor from your own nature, but it is also limited. Just as the human was far beyond any caterpillar, so who you are now is far beyond any butterfly.


You are not sure about that yet. You keep looking at yourself and seeing what you expect, which is an illusion of that old caterpillar, or that old human.

Oh, in any moment now you are going to see something a little bit different, and suddenly, you are going to realize that it was just an illusion.

It is an illusion you’ll hold on to for the time being, for the sake of others, because for the most part they are not quite ready to see the true you. But you will quickly learn to project it for them even while you understand that you are so much more, and that you are no longer limited by that illusion.

It’s here, dear friend. It is here right now. It has actually always been here, and now you know that it is here. You are still looking into the future to try to figure out where it is, but it’s here. It’s simply a little perspective shift.


Sometimes those are the hardest things.

You know the story of, oh, hundreds of years ago. Europeans were exploring the world. Some say it was when they discovered the Americas, some say it happened somewhere along the African coast. Who knows? It doesn’t matter, but it’s a true story.

When the explorers arrived they anchored their ships out in the bay, got in their little boats and went to shore, and they met up with the natives. The natives asked them, “Where did you come from in these little boats?”

And they said, “Oh, from out there in our big ships!”

The natives looked out, and they didn’t see any big ships. As far as they were concerned, they simply weren’t there! Because they’d never seen anything like that before. It wasn’t even in their consciousness, so they literally could not see them.


Of course, it wasn’t long before something happened. Maybe they watched one of the little boats going out into the bay. Maybe one of them went for a ride in the little boat, and as they got close to the big ship it was suddenly too obvious to miss anymore, and suddenly they could see it. They shouted back to the others as they climbed up on that big ship, and suddenly all the rest could see it.

Well, dear friend, that’s what is happening right now.

(Note: After someone questioned this story, I did a little digging and discovered that the original account on which it is based was written by Sir Joseph Banks, botanist on Captain James Cook’s ship, at the time in 1770 when they first discovered Australia. The details differ a little from popular mythology, and from how it is told here, but the underlying story appears to be true and the metaphor remains valid. —John)

Oh, we’ve been coming to you—different ascended masters, different facets of your own soul—we’ve been coming to you and telling you, it’s right there. It is right there, just waiting for you to see it!

Your new ship. Your new you. It is right there.


Some of you, some of you, are beginning to see it. And when you do, when you take ownership of that ship, suddenly others start to see it. They can’t help it, because you are there. You are on it, and they can see you, and suddenly they can see what you are on. And soon, the whole world will see the new ship.


That’s where you are at, dear friend. That is why you, simply basking in the beauty of life and in the adventure of life, are so very important right now. It makes all the difference in the world, because when you see it, then other people can begin to see it too.

So let that in, dear friend. There is nothing, nothing, NOTHING more for you to do to help this planet! Simply bask in its beauty.

Oh, and wherever you are, in the heart of the city, in the depths of the storm, in the wonders of nature, in the middle of war, it doesn’t matter. Wherever you are there is a park bench, even if you have to imagine it into being, even if it is shaped simply like the ground to sit on, and there is beauty to bask within. Spend your time doing that, instead of worrying about your body and about the world and about everything else.

Bask. Bask in the beauty, and that will change the world!

And more than that, it will change your life. And you will begin to discover what it means for the caterpillar to become a butterfly, or for the human to become a whole and integrated divine, sovereign and free being. A creator being.

And you will discover creation in a whole new way. A creation that simply springs up around you.


Let in in, dear friends. Let in that beauty. Allow yourself.


Allow yourself to finally be lazy for a change!

Allow yourself to relax.

There is nothing left that needs your attention, or your struggle, or your agendas.

Oh, everything is blessed by your attention. But there is nothing left for you to do, other than to bask in it. To bask in the beauty of life. To allow this new perspective where—oh—where even the ugliness and the horror and all those dark things becomes beauty.

Oh, they don’t change. They are still there and they’re still just as horrible for those who choose that perspective, but you begin to see the colors.

As Tobias once said, the grand ascended master, you begin to see the tapestry that is being woven, and the incredible colors and patterns that are going into that tapestry. And you begin to discover that your divinity is found within the darkness just as much as within any light.


For you see, it’s all you. It is all your energy. It is all your soul, serving you, and serving your choices.

Oh, the human thinks, “Well, I have to make better choices then. I have to choose this or that in my life, and…”

No. No. Just stop right there. Please, stop it!

No, the only choice there is to make anymore, for you, is simply: How do I choose to see this part of my life? Do I see it as something wrong? As something evil or painful? Do I suffer with it? Or do I see it as just another beautiful experience?

Oh yes, even pain can be such a beautiful experience. And when you choose that perspective, when you really choose that perspective, it stops hurting. Because that’s how it works.

Stop trying to choose for your future. That does not work anymore.

Instead, choose how to see life right now.


Of course the mind jumps up again and says, “Okay, what do I need to see in life right now?”

Oh, just stop. Just stop!

There is so much to see in life right now. It’s not about choosing what to see. It is simply about choosing how to see what you already see.

Do you see it as a threat, as something to battle against? Or do you see it as an experience to have, or simply something to observe without judgment?

Those are your choices, dear friends.

When you start making choices at that level, oh, watch what happens and be prepared for beautiful surprises! And even if they don’t appear beautiful at first, be prepared for them to turn out to be some of the best experiences of your life!

Remember that the human doesn’t like change, so some of these experiences are going to come in and scare you, because they are so unfamiliar.

Perhaps you’re driving down the road and your car breaks down, and suddenly you’re stranded and you don’t have money to pay for repair. Well, you can see that as a disaster if you want to. Or you can go, “Wow, what an experience! I wonder what magic is going to come out of this?”

And then you sit there with a smile on your face and watch what comes. Watch what beauty comes out of that experience. Oh, and it will!


Unless you panic and get all tense, close off the energies, and grab onto the few little potentials that your mind can think of. Well, then that is all you’ll get. More stress, and very, very limited solutions.


So, when something happens, take a deep breath and open up to the magic.

Don’t try to define it. Don’t try to push your mind to think about ways things could work out. No, let it go, because the solutions that come are most likely going to be things your mind never thought about before. They’ll come from places, and in ways, that your mind never imagined before.

Because, you see, you are a creator, and when you are not focused on controlling your creation, that opens up your creator ability.

Oh, we don’t like those words, but it opens up the real creation, which works everything out in pure magic and in pure grace, if you let it.


So, it is a beautiful and amazing time in which you live.

This is it, dear friends. This is the change that you have been awaiting for so long. And for you hearing this message, if you are resonating with this, then for you the change has already happened.

You’re still realizing that, but it is already here. It’s just a matter of letting it in, of allowing your perspective to shift, and it will. It truly will, and along with it everything in your life will shift and change in the most beautiful ways that you can’t even comprehend yet.

Let it happen. It is already here.

And as you take off into the air as a butterfly, all those other caterpillars in the world are watching you. Their humans don’t know it, but they are watching you and they will see that it is real. And little by little, they will go through their transformation—oh, much easier than you did, because you were among the first—and they will begin to take off and fly as well.

And the world will be such a different place.


Allow the change, dear friends. Don’t try to make it happen, just allow it.

Allow you, just as you are. Because what you are now, you cannot even imagine yet. But soon, you will know.

And so it is.

* Note: Conscious channeling is an act of translating incoming feelings into human words the mind can understand. It is an imprecise process and sometimes the wrong words come out of my mouth. In the recording it is usually quite obvious what the intended meaning was, but it’s not so obvious in the transcript, so they must be corrected. Those words or phrases, if any, are marked with an asterisk (*) since they are different from the recording.

Also, since spoken word is very different from properly written word, along with my soul I have edited the text slightly. My (our) focus here is not on good grammar, but on clarity and readability without making it too confusing for those who choose to read along while listening to the audio recording. Changes that do not impact the meaning are not marked.

In transcribing these messages I have chosen to include many of the various ahhs, hmms, and other non-word sounds that come out of my mouth while channeling, because they indicate a moment to pause, take a breath, and reflect upon what has just been said. —John

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TRANSLATED_TITLE – por John McCurdy (Traducido por Liliana Audet)
Canalizado el DAY de MONTH de 2021

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* Nota: La canalización consciente es un acto de traducción de los sentimientos que llegan en palabras humanas para que la mente pueda entenderlos. Es un proceso impreciso y a veces salen de mi boca palabras equivocadas. En la grabación generalmente es bastante obvio cuál era el significado deseado, pero no es tan obvio en la transcripción, por lo que deben ser corregidas. Estas palabras o frases, si las hubiera, están marcadas con un asterisco (*), ya que son diferentes a las de la grabación.

Además, como la palabra hablada es muy diferente de la palabra correctamente escrita, junto con mi alma he editado ligeramente el texto. Mi (nuestra) atención no se centra en la buena gramática, sino en la claridad y la legibilidad sin que resulte demasiado confuso para aquellos que decidan leer mientras escuchan la grabación de audio. Los cambios que no afectan al significado no están marcados.

Al transcribir estos mensajes he decidido incluir muchos de los diversos ahhs, hmms y otros sonidos sin palabras que salen de mi boca mientras canalizo, porque indican un momento para hacer una pausa, tomar un respiro y reflexionar sobre lo que se acaba de decir. —John

8 thoughts on “Bask In Life!”

  1. So glad you and your soul are so moved to share these messages! They are so timely and pure.

    I find them the best way to soothe myself on sleepless nights.

  2. Timing of this message is so utterly perfect! So pure, so simple, so beautiful! Deep gratitude for this reminder! All is truly well!

  3. Dear John,
    «Bask in life» became an incredible and deep message and also a reminder of Why We Are Here.
    I’m very grateful for the «hint»:
    Start enjoying the park bench!
    Thank you so much!

  4. It is the middle of the night. After a 4 hours sleep, I woke up and came here to listen to your new channel… and to bask into the beauty swirling around in my heart. Thank you for being!


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