Message from Valerie Donner - August 2, 2008
Return to Straight From the Heart

Dear Ground Crew:

Since we last communicated, much of the smoke has cleared from the wildfires in California that once numbered 2,000. We had firefighters here from as far away as Greece, over 15,000 at one time. We are still only in the middle of our fire season so there continues to be the need for prayers and caution. Cleansing and purification are important for future new growth and renewal.

On August 1, we had the solar eclipse. The energies of this eclipse created a build up that seemed to subside yesterday with a sweet loving energy. We still have the lunar eclipse and the full moon on August 16, and on August 17, the 19th anniversary of the Harmonic Convergence. Apparently for 14 days prior to eclipses and after, there can be an increase in the liklihood of earth changes.

By far the most important energies coming are the 08-08-08. This is not due to the beginning of the Olympics although they are part of the energies. According to Archangel Gabriel, Benu through channel Karen Cook (, “The 8-8-08 is a doorway.” Beginning the evening of the 7th, it will be felt in all planetary systems and brings forth an awakening in consciousness that we have yet to come into contact with. “You will feel time speeding up after this and you will feel like you are skating on thin ice.” These energies will be intense and emotional. They could produce a quantum leap in spiritual energies. Are you ready? There could be some disruption with computers and technology so you might want to consider this in your travel plans.

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Many thanks to Russell Boulding from his “Earth Energy Healing Newsletter”
for this list of 08-08-08 events and information:

I am grateful to all of the Lightworkers on the planet now. Our time is here. We will be as busy as we can be assisting with these new energies and helping others respond to them too. We will be focused on re-creating our lives if we have not been living our truth. If you have been stuck in some area in your life you can expect change.

Have you noticed how quickly peoples’ lives are changing especially if they are not living their truth? It is impossible not to live your truth because the universe will step right in to align it. One of my clients had been unhappy on her job for several years. Last week her boss called her in and fired her. He based his decision on what sounded like hearsay but it was more about energy. She was also a mirror for him and he probably did not want to see it. He is filling his business with people with whom he feels more alignment.

Everyone’s issues are coming up for healing and resolution. If you are in a relationship that is challenging this could produce some long overdue changes. Remember, we are not on the Earth to suffer, endure, or to make choices to please others. We are here to live our truth and to be a co-creator with our Creator. We are here to learn to love unconditionally and to gain wisdom and knowledge. We are here to express our selves and to use our gifts.

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Mt. Shasta Retreat

The retreat I held at Mt. Shasta from July 17-20th was joyful and delightful. There were 12 lovely people who came from as far as Hong Kong to be in the retreat. We bathed in the healing waters of Stewart Mineral Springs. This is a place that the Native Americans used for healing. Over 100 years ago the Indians led John Stewart to these springs because he was dying. After being in the waters he healed and he bought the land and turned it into a retreat. These waters, which contain a lot of silica, are thought to be some of the most healing on the planet.

We went to the top of Mt. Shasta to Panther Meadows where St. Germain was seen a long time ago with a Black Panther on each side of him and that is why it is called Panther Meadows. We walked along admiring the wildflowers; the underground springs, and had many butterflies around us and all in front of us on our trail in lower Panther Meadows.

My friend, Louise Jones (author of the Telos books about Lemuria and the city left over from Lemuria one mile underneath the mountain) and I, channeled Lemurian messages. Louise did a special Ascension Ceremony one afternoon for the group.

We spent time with waterfalls, lakes, with the fairies and nature spirits and in the beauty of nature. We delighted in seeing space ships over the mountain. Our hearts, bodies, minds, and souls were healed as we basked in the energies of this higher dimensional place called Mt. Shasta. We had a lot of synchronicity, laughs and good food. We were truly blessed to have spent this time together.

Secrets Being Revealed

Speaking of space ships and our space brothers and sisters, it is interesting that ex-astronaut Edgar Mitchell is now telling the world the truth about extra-terrestrials. According to Dr. Mitchell, who was one of the Apollo 14 astronauts and one of the first who walked on the moon, the government has kept this secret for 60 years. He said other countries are starting to open their records about this. I wonder how much longer our U.S. government will be able to keep it a secret?


Got a Secret?

by Valerie Donner


Got a secret?
Most everyone does.
Is yours little
Or bigger than you want others to know?

The records are opening
From the past.
What was sealed shut
Will be opened at last.

Time to tell the truth,
To fess up.
The dimensions are rising.
You can’t mess up.

What was done is done.
In truth all is known.
There are no secrets
When all is said and done.

The Creator knows everything.
It’s all in the library.
If you try to cover it up.
The news will be contrary.

Got a secret?
It’s time to tell the truth.
For if you don’t
It will get loose.

Whether it’s about life on another planet
Or some smaller item,
It’s time to clear your chest
And let the truth be provided.

© 2008 The Ground Crew

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A Message From Mira From the Pleiadian High Council

Channeled Through Valerie Donner

On August 2, 2008

Greetings, I am Mira. I greet you today with love and tenderness. We see the pressure building for you and for the Earth. It is time to walk gently and to be tender. The energies of harshness and fear are not in resonance with the new energies that are coming to the Earth. These energies are of the past. They are in contrast to the sweet new energies coming from the Creator to all of life.

Much of humanity is caught up in the element of fear. It is up to you who are more aware to rise above these falsehoods and see the big picture. This is what we want to talk about today.

From a purely human perspective it is easy to see how many are caught up in the illusions of the third dimension. Although there is pleasure in this dimension there is so much more to learn and explore in the higher realms. We will be bringing some of these teachings.

Fear is a thing of the past for this audience. Even though you may feel uncertain, this is the time for you to step forward into the unknown trusting that where you are going will be far greater than where you have been. You are the way showers. You have the joy and truth in your hearts. Your Pleiadian ancestry is becoming fully activated within your DNA. You want something better for yourselves and for the Earth.

It wont’ be much longer in your earthly time that we will be together. You will love it and so will we. You will find that we speak the same language and that we understand each other. You will resonate with the direction that we are all going in and you will want to lead others in the same direction. We will be the support team for you. Where this stops nobody knows. We can go to the far reaches of the universe and even further. All you have to do is take those steps in trust and faith.

Your gifts and talents will be heightened. You will be telepathic and will be able to travel by other means than you have in the third dimension. Your health will be improved to the point where you will not need the type of health care that you have had in the past. This invasive system is archaic and has done some good but also has left the body out of balance. You will see the educational systems falling apart. You are already seeing the financial institutions and many businesses begin to fall.

Many of you will be pleased to know that eventually you will not need money as a means of exchange. This will be freeing. You will be able to make your decisions based on what is of value and purpose to you. You will be living your truth. You will be coming together in communities and will share what you have. The whole concept of greed will become something of the past. It does not exist in the higher dimensions.

Can you see why we are discussing tenderness and trust? The system under which you have been living has not lent much of itself to these energies. It has fostered the idea of personal gain at the expense of others and this will fall apart in favor of what is the highest good for all.

As time continues to speed up it will hasten the demise of what is not in alignment with these softer more loving energies. Many businesses will have new realizations and will become more heart centered as they learn to care more about their employees and customers. The bottom line will adjust itself accordingly to higher ideals and purpose. Businesses will learn that without these contributors to the bottom line there is not any purpose in providing the product or service. People will become aware they have choice and it is in exactly this new realization that the energies will move to a higher level of truth. This is what will bring long awaited abundance for those who felt they were always rushing to catch up.

We need all of you to be aware of what we are telling you and to act upon this new awareness. Your consciousness is powerful and that is why you must remain positive and forceful in the new directions that you are taking for your lives and for the Earth.

We ask you to remain steadfast on your path and to know that you are powerful change agents in a time of chaos and transformation.

We are with you all the way. Focus on love and tender, gentle ways. You can be in your truth and move mountains in a gentle way. This is true power and this is the way the Light works. Work with us as together we continue to propel the Earth into a new way of being.

With great love,

I am Mira from the Pleiadian High Council.


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Water and Hydration

In my continuing research about the importance of hydration, I found the following information from

Symptoms of Chronic Dehydration

Most people don’t think they need to worry about dehydration. To them, dehydration is something that happens to travelers in the desert when they run out of water. But there is a chronic form of dehydration that does not have the sudden and intense nature of the acute form.

This list will inspire you to get a glass of water, and another and another. After each symptom we will show how lack of fluid affects the tissue.

  1. Fatigue, energy loss: Dehydration of the tissues causes enzymatic activity to slow down.
  2. Constipation. When chewed food enters the colon, it contains too much liquid to allow stools
    to form properly, and the wall of the colon reduces it. In chronic dehydration the colon takes too much water to give to other parts of the body.
  3. Digestive disorders: In chronic dehydration the secretion of digestive juices are less.
  4. High and low blood pressure: the body’s blood volume is not enough to completely fill the entire set of arteries, veins and capillaries.
  5. Gastritis, stomach ulcers: To protect its mucous membranes from being destroyed from acidic digestive fluid it produces, the stomach secretes a layer of mucous.
  6. Respiratory troubles: The mucous membranes of the respiratory system need to be slightly moist to protect the respiratory tract from substances that may be present in the inhaled air.
  7. Acid-alkaline imbalance: Dehydration activates the enzymatic slowdown producing acidfication.
  8. Excess weight and obesity: We may over eat because we crave foods rich in water. Thirst is confused with hunger.
  9. Eczema: Your body needs enough moisture to sweat 20 to 24 ounces of water, the amount necessary to dilute toxins so they do not irritate the skin.
  10. Cholesterol: When dehydration causes too much liquid to be removed from inside the cells, the body tries to stop this loss by producing more cholesterol.
  11. Cystitis, urinary infections: If toxins contained in urine are insufficently diluted, they attack the urinary mucous membranes.
  12. Rheumatism: Dehydration abnormally increases the concentration of toxins in the blood and cellular fluids, and the pains increase in proportion to the toxins.
  13. Premature Aging: The body of a newborn child is composed of 80 percent liquid, but this percentage declines to no more than 70 percent in an adult and continues to decline with age.


This is why the Water Wands are so important for hydrating the body. While most people only absorb 3-6% of the water they drink, by using the Water Wand for 20 seconds, the water molecules go from a cluster of molecules to a single one, which allows the body to absorb 33-36% of the water that is consumed. The blood oxygen increases by 10.33% and within 90 days the body releases toxins by 18%.

Please go to The MarketPlace on this website to learn more about the Water Wands. This little $80 wand can improve the body’s health and well being in many ways.

If you are interested in a Water Wand please go to Market Place on our web site and read about it.


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In Conclusion

It looks like we are going to have our spiritual hands full with the intense energies that are coming to the Earth. This should remind us who is in charge, that there is a bigger factor at play. All of this is necessary for us to shift the consciousness on the planet. It is what we know how to do and what we signed up for in this incarnation.

Prayer, meditation alone and in groups will help us through these chaotic times. We need to stay straight on target, ground crew, because we know where we are going and it is good.

Take excellent care of yourselves on all levels.

Blessings, love and Light,


Copyright 2008 The Ground Crew -

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Valerie Donner is the founder of The Ground Crew web site. She is a spiritual counselor, intuitive healer/reader, energy worker, channel, teacher and writer. She works internationally as a channel for such beings as Mother Mary, Djwal Khul, St. Germain, Kuthumi, Mira from the Pleiadian High Council, and Rosalea an elder from Telos (The city underneath Mt. Shasta that is left over from Lemuria.). She may be reached at:
925-287-8976 (In the U.S.)
P.O. Box 5705
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

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