“Happy New Year!” says everyone today. OK sure, we all love a fresh start, but let’s be aware calling Jan 1 New Years is utterly arbitrary. It’s simply a socially accepted custom the world over, based on our unquestioned allegiance to the Gregorian Calendar of the Roman Vatican that established this Calendar in 1582. What many people don’t realize, is that this Calendar we use to govern our lives is actually an old program that inhibits our connection to our Higher Mind.
Yes, believe it or not – calendars affect our minds, and therefore our lives… Calendars are the central instruments of cultural programs. That’s why the Vatican made such a vast effort to impose their calendar on diverse cultures around the world. The fact is, our global system is still operating on this relic. Our collective consciousness is running on “software” that was last updated back when the Church insisted that the Sun revolved around the Earth.
Unfortunately, our relationship to Time is not something we commonly contemplate. Generally speaking, we blindly accept the historical program of Time we have inherited, without considering its impact on our minds. Regardless of what country you live in, or what your culture or religion is, all of modern society has come to accept “time” as represented by the emptiness of the 12 Gregorian Calendar months which do little to inspire our connection to the larger Universe. If we seek to evolve our culture, we need to be conscious of the cultural programs we operate by so we can make informed choices. This old script of time is not the only option.
So, where does the Gregorian Calendar come from? How did it become the world standard? What historical programs might be inscribed in it? Is this the best calendar choice for our world? Is this calendar helping us prioritize our human roles as shepherds of the planet? Are its cycles inspiring the awakening of our human potential? Or is it merely reinforcing that we keep our focus on paying our bills, working, and trying to just “get through the day?”
The Gregorian Calendar is sourced in the Vatican Catholic Church, Pope Gregory the 13th, and the earlier calendars of Caesar and the Roman Empire. The mathematical structure of the 12-month calendar does not accurately reflect nature’s harmony, as seen in the erratically numbered 28, 29, 30, 31 day months that normalize irregularity. Likewise, in Gregorian time, we are disassociated from the archaic, sacred meanings of the 7 days of the week, and we blindly accept the misnamed 12 months of the year: Sept = 7 and is the 9th month, Oct = 8 and is the 10th month, Nov = 9 and is the 11th month, Dec = 10 and is the 12th month.
Straddling the globe, everywhere we look – from our cellphones, computers, daytimers, TV, doctor’s offices, prisons, presidential offices, banks, supermarkets, elementary schools – we are all told the day’s “date” in Gregorian terms, “Tuesday, January 1, 2019,” – but what does that mean? Is it possible there is more to Time than this empty shell?
I have come to the understanding that the Gregorian Calendar is simply a socially accepted version of time, one that has become the world standard as a result of violent imposition, Christian colonialism, and historical atrocities. Beyond that, it is obscuring our conscious connection to the higher dimensional, non-linear order of true Time in which ALL is synchronized, including the real time of our own natural rhythms, and the natural rhythms of the Earth we live upon, and Universe we dream within.
The ultimate role of a calendar is to guide us with knowledge of the cycles we live amidst, thus illuminating our relationships with all of life, and the inner workings of our human journeys. In this capacity, our modern calendar does not serve us at all. Rather than helping us attune our lives, Dr. Jose Arguelles’ research reveals that the 12-month Gregorian Calendar works in conjunction with the 60-minute mechanical clock to generate the “12:60 artificial timing frequency.”
Within the artificial, linear time paradigm there is a vibration of scarcity underlying our lives, a feeling as though we are perpetually in danger of running out of time. Our minutes seem to all be owned by some obligation, some past regret, or future stress… The clock ticks relentlessly, entraining us into the mechanical pulse of the machine.
Dr. Jose Arguelles summarized that the essence of the 12:60 timing frequency is the concept: “Time is Money.” This mentality carries an often unconscious vibration of survival fear, and its strategy and mode is to separate and compartmentalize. This mind-set can allow the biosphere’s resources – as well as our own human bodies and life-force – to be perceived solely as material worth to be potentially exploited, rather than respected as interconnected sentient beingness.
This linear, mechanistic relationship to time, imbedded in the 12-month calendar and clock, is contrary to the dimension of Natural Time in which all of life – all moments, all beings, all circumstances – are inherently interwoven and synchronized. Natural Time is non-linear and now-centered. Time is understood as an organic symphony of living rhythms; energy; consciousness; infinite possibilities of the unfolding art of beingness; synchronized patterns of fractal aesthetics… Indeed, Nature reflects beauty, and reminds us we too are interconnected reflections of that same potential to actualize beauty and harmony.
A direct pathway to transcending linear time and attuning to the harmony of Nature is to align with the “13:20 natural timing frequency.” Also known as the Universal Frequency of Synchronization, this 13:20 Time map was first recorded by the ancient Maya and then re-articulated by Dr. Jose Arguelles in the form of a 13-Month/28-day Calendar. Also known as The Galactic Calendar, this alternative calendar offers a daily way to evolve beyond the limited, empty 12 month Gregorian Time. We say “Time is Art ~ Life is Art.” From this paradigm, we are all here to beautify our shared planet as a living work of Art! Every day is an invitation to awaken to the magic of synchronicity.
In 13:20 Natural Time, we come to understand the simple yet complex mathematical order that unifies the microcosm of our lives with the macrocosm of the Universe. We discover how to re-connect with our internal sense of natural timing by listening to our bodies rhythms. We discover how to be in The Flow with our own center, and therefore we discover the path to be in harmony with our web of responsibilities and relations; In Sync…
In summary, what we have overlooked as a global culture is that Time is the essence of our lives, and the way we relate to Time affects us at a core level. Nowadays, our sense of time is largely divorced from a connection to Nature’s cycles. In many ways, we have forgotten and lost touch with the sacred and magical dimension of natural time. For the most part, we have been conditioned with a purely linear sense of time. However, when we look at Nature, we find its true language is not linear at all. Nature speaks in patterns and harmonic ratios, such as the Fibonacci spiral expressed in pine cones, seashells, ocean waves, and the spiral of the galaxy itself. When we only conceive of time as linear, we are cut off from perceiving and experiencing the higher dimensions of life, and the universal harmony we live within. This limited perception stunts the development of our minds, our intuition and our imagination. We live in a non-linear Universe, therefore our cultural entrapment in linear time thwarts us from comprehending the deeper significance and synchronicity underlying our lives and our existence as citizens of the Cosmos.
In these unprecedented moments on Earth, we live in a time of great mystery and unknown. Together, we face tremendous challenges. We are here to help each other find our way to actualize the potential of our human culture. We are all called upon to open to the guidance of Nature, and to attune to our deepest center. We can help be part of the solution by living from our own internal, spiritual guidance; our heart-knowing, that we may follow our inspiration and give our gifts to the world.
Ultimately, my intention for this message is not to say one should not celebrate a new beginning of “2019.” The idea of a “New Year” brings an innocent and welcome sense of renewal, something we all seek instinctively – to start again, fresh. My intention is to inspire an expanded context in which to perceive the Gregorian calendar and the affects of its time prescription. Rather than giving the 12 month calendar the power of our un-examined allegiance, let us empower ourselves with our sovereign connection to Natural Time which always lives within us as our deepest intuition. Let us be re-born every day by finding renewed courage to live from our Hearts.
As a global culture, amidst the cacophony of our modern world, may we seek to hear and honor the wisdom of Nature and its true rhythms and cycles. May we seek to intimately connect with the sacred, indwelling dimension of time that calls us to bring our magic to life, that we may help elevate our human species into harmony with the One Web of Creation.
To the Journey of the ever-changing Art of Now!
In Lak’ech – I am Another Yourself,
Author of ~ The Galactic Calendar ~
“Be the Wizard you wish to see in the World.”
“Be the Wizard you wish to see in the World.”