Critical Mass and the New Blueprints

Nora Herold
5 min readJul 1, 2022


Nora Herold and The Pleiadian Collective
Excerpt from Summer Solstice Celebration
June 21, 2022

We want to talk a bit about what we see as most important when it comes to this particular solstice, this gateway, as you’re moving through the energy you’re connecting with, as you’re being supported by here from your sun and then the galactic center, and how this energy will affect you moving forward. So, we’re going to talk about the big one first. The question about upgrades came in, oh, during the last transmission, and we mentioned that you’d be receiving upgrades during this gateway, the Solstice Gateway. This will last, this energy period which has already started, you kind of walked into it a few days ago but it’s really been kind of amping up and will continue to ramp up now for the next week or two. So today is not the apex of it at all. You’re going to notice that apex happening in a couple of weeks and then you’ll kind of hit that dénouement energy, where you start to slow down and integrate more completely the new information, the new energy, the new support in your life. The whole process will run for probably a couple of months. You’ll probably hear callbacks to it during the “Day Out of Time” transmission and around the 8/8 Lions gateway, and that’s probably when you’ll really feel yourself saying, “Okay, got it, got it, understand how my operating system has shifted in very real and practical ways.”

We talked about a communications upgrade that’s underway for you all right now, and we’ll help you with that today again, but there’s another even bigger upgrade that’s occurring here, and this has to do with your blueprints for incarnation in your operating systems. You’ve heard us say that prior to the winter solstice of 2012 you all came in on a particular blueprint for incarnation, and then on that winter solstice of 2012 all contracts were cleared, a whole new availability and blueprint for incarnation was created, and everyone who has come in since then, since the winter solstice of 2012, that December Solstice of 2012, came in on that blueprint, on that new blueprint.

One of the big changes is the suffering piece. Prior to the winter solstice of 2012, it was encoded into your blueprints not only that suffering would be a facilitator for your lessons, your growth, your evolution, but that it was necessary, and that’s just the way it was. You all collectively got stuck there, and that was the blueprint that was being used for a long time.

You don’t need to go into story about perpetrators and villains when it comes to those blueprints or this understanding, because you could. You could make up a big story about ET beings creating it that way, and we would suggest that at this point, you don’t do that because it doesn’t really help you in the here and now create for yourself, and then participate in the collective creation of reality, the most joyful reality you can claim. It doesn’t help you at all access any sense of agency to run stories about beings that are in some way, shape, or control in control of you all. That’s just like religion. It’s like saying God is in control. There’s really no difference there.

So you had gotten kind of stuck in this loop of suffering, and then that ended on the winter solstice of 2012. The beings coming in now, well, they don’t have that encoded in their blueprints. They don’t have the idea that suffering is necessary for evolution, which, of course, as we have said in the past, it is not suffering that paves the way for evolution, it is love. Suffering begets more suffering.

Now, this doesn’t mean that you can’t choose to learn as you look at your experience of suffering, identify certain things for yourselves, and grow, but that takes conscious effort. The underlying supposition of “suffering is for evolutionary purposes” says to you all, “If you suffer, you will evolve”. It really has not been at all that simple. There’s this step in the middle which is love and agency. It takes conscious attention and awareness to say, “Ah, I suffered, and this is how it hurt me, and this is how it’s affected me, and these are the behaviors I run as a result of it, and here are the healing paths, and the therapy paths that I choose for myself to maneuver my way out of those programs of suffering so I can step into a greater space of self-love, unconditional love, self-acceptance, and begin to see the world through that lens and that filter, begin to make choices for myself and my relationships with others that come from that space as well.”

This takes work, there’s no simple, seamless, “I’ve suffered, and now I’m in a better place.” It doesn’t work that way.

For many who have suffered, they didn’t have the resources for healing or growth or therapy or whatever so have stayed stuck in suffering, which has just created a bigger, well of suffering for them individually, and then that’s added to the collective experience.

Since the Winter Solstice of 2012, so many new beings have come in, meaning have been born onto your world, that don’t have this encoded into their blueprints that you now have reached a tipping point. You’ve reached a critical mass here in collective consciousness where all of you who came in on that old blueprint of suffering can now switch your blueprints.

This means that you can deactivate within yourself that outdated blueprint that tells you you have to suffer, and that suffering is good in some way, and you can instead activate from within, because you are all one, so you don’t have to go outside of yourself for this process, you can activate from within a blueprint based on the foundations of love and joy, a blueprint that says, “I can joyfully shift without needing to suffer. I don’t need to hurt to change. I don’t need it any longer.”

So, we’re going to run through a process with you all right now that helps you make this switch within yourself. You can feel the bigness in this? Yes? Let yourself have this right now, the bigness of this.

Full audio recording of this transmission available here



Nora Herold

Pleiadian channel, reiki master, incarnate guide, faerie, feminist, progressive, dog and cat mom, finding the funny in as much as I can.