A Transmission from my heart to yours…
A Transmission from my heart to yours…
In honor of the “2016” New Year,
let us contemplate how this “Gregorian” calendar system
may affect us personally and planetarily ~
Believe it or not – calendars affect our minds,
and therefore our lives…
Calendars are the central instruments of cultural programs.
The Gregorian calendar became the world standard in 1582. Before this point, there were many more cultural calendar traditions than are in use today. Generally speaking, these calendrical lineages were nature-based, highlighting the changing seasons of one’s local lands. Also, these maps of time connected people to their sacred relationship to time, elucidating cycles that united the microcosm of one’s life with the macrocosm of the Universe.
Nowadays, it seems that our sense of time is largely divorced from a connection to Nature’s cycles, and that in many ways we have lost touch with the sacred and magical dimension of time. For the most part, we have been conditioned with a linear sense of time, and have come to accept the emptiness of the 12 Gregorian Calendar months which do little to inspire our connection to the larger Universe.
Where does the Gregorian Calendar come from? 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 reinforcing that we keep our focus on working, shopping, and paying our bills?
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, “Friday, January 1, 2016,” – 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 order of 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 sacred 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.”
In the artificial time paradigm there is a vibration of scarcity 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.
In these unprecedented moments on Earth, we live in a time of great mystery and unknown. We are all called to open to the guidance of Nature and to attune to our deepest center; our internal spiritual guidance; our heart-knowing. In this light,
I propose a 2015 New Time Resolution to practice all year long:
“Transcend the linear confines of mechanical time and free your heart & mind into natural time!”
Living in natural time is a personal study that can be accessed by tracking nature-based calendars, as well as by cultivating a connection to one’s natural, internal rhythms. Likewise, we all have dormant telepathic capacities waiting to be activated. The process of awakening our telepathy is greatly supported by taking one’s attention off the idea of time being located outside of oneself (mistaking “time” for the numbers on a clock or a computer screen) and truly awakening to the understanding that We are the Pulse of Time; Natural Time is a living force within us, its sacred order governs our unfolding as creatures in this Grand Creation. The more we put our attention on following our spirit’s guidance, our heart’s inspiration, and our body’s rhythms, the more we can find we are In The Flow with our own center and in harmony with our web of responsibilities and relations; In Sync…
Ultimately, my intention for this message 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, and remember that there are countless sacred ways to track and designate the rhythms of our lives.
All of this is not to say one should not celebrate “2016.” The idea of a “New Year” brings an innocent and welcome sense of renewal, something we all seek instinctively – to start again, fresh.
Let us be re-born every day by finding renewed courage to live from our Hearts. May we connect ever more intimately with the sacred dimension of time as the magical synchronizer. As a global culture, may we find pathways to hear and honor the wisdom and clarity of Nature’s rhythms, that we may elevate our human species into harmony with the One Web of Life.
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.”
TIME IS ART!
Mine is my heart. My sincerity. My willingness to keep growing. My family. My mission to help uplift our human culture into harmony with the Galactic order of nature. My deepening relationship to my own breath as fuel, as the road to center into my own wholeness… as the medicine of calm…
I treasure the spiritual path Great Spirit has fashioned for me. I treasure the Faith I have disciplined my soul to uphold. I treasure my conscience, and sense of moral imperative. I treasure the intensity of the spiritual urgency that is calling us all to arise like the brightest full moon beacon to take our places in service to Life on Earth. I treasure my spiritual guides & allies that shepherd me. I treasure the miracles of Grace that rain upon us, in their own immaculate timing. I treasure the winged creatures that soar above, the flowers that smile upon us with their majestic colors, the breezes that refresh and tickle our souls. I treasure the holy water that sustains our life.
I treasure the initiations I have received that have pushed me over critical edges. I treasure all I have learned from investigating my shadow. I treasure the light and art we bring to this earth by emanating compassion for All our Relations. I treasure the poignancy of the impermanence of all of life… I treasure the quest to awaken to my ever deepening capacity to be a conscious vehicle ~ receiving and transmitting Light. I treasure authenticity. I treasure the holy presence of music. I treasure righteousness and the pioneering of a new earth culture. I treasure my kin, my tribe.
And finally, I have come to treasure my own self, as I am, Whole amidst the pains and wounds and fears that can never stop the invincible shine of Truth… And With self-love anchoring ever more deeply, day upon day, I have come to treasure this journey ~ all of it ~ what a mystery, a gift, a challenge, a blessing, a prayer unfolding… And now, I treasure this opportunity to share my heart, with you.
Let us move from powerlessness into Empowerment!
A Message from my Heart… In Lak’ech – I am Another Yourself,
Eden Sky, Author of The Galactic Calendar http://www.13moon.com
Awaken The Magic of Everyday!
Life is Precious.
Love is our Universal,
Sacred Opportunity + Quest.
All that Challenges us
is ultimately in Service
to teaching us how to learn Love.
Self-love opens the windows of our Soul
to allow the Higher Light
to shine upon our Earthwalk,
and upon our Webs of Relations.
Forgiveness is born from a willingness
to bloom freely and gradually into our wholeness –
to liberate ourselves and others from the past,
and unlock the wounded, hardened places inside,
that they may breathe and open into a New Day, a New Now.
Compassion is the Life-force that Heals, Resurrects, Protects and Uplifts All.
Each one of us is endowed with infinite capacity to Love, Forgive,
Generate and Extend Compassion, Mercy and Healing
upon Ourselves and All Beings.
May we each be shown the Path of Soul Evolution,
that when our Time in this current bodily form is complete,
we may look at our life with Gratitude and Praise
for how we showed up for the journey of our incarnation –
recognizing how sincere we were in learning how to rise into our potential
to be Human Instruments of Love…
How willing we were, to learn the Great Lessons of Heart…
Having focused on, and prepared for the prophetic date of Dec 21, 2012 for the past 18 years, I was honored beyond words to cross the Solstice 2012 threshold in Palenque, Mexico, holding vigil around a blazing prayer fire, in sacred, torrential rains for hours on end, directly across from Maya Grandfather Don Marzo Yuk Quetzal, surrounded by a circle of kin, including many from the International Rainbow Family.
In the middle of the night, Grandfather’s presence was like a mystical mirage as he glowed in his white wizard cloak. He emanated fierce tenderness and determined compassion, many times proclaiming: “Guerreros de la Luz” (Warriors of light!) As he gently rattled, he was a shamanic artist, painting prayers with invisible colors, weaving words and hands as incantations before the sacred fire. The fire that consumed and transmuted one cycle into the next… the fire of the New Dawn burning vividly amidst the cosmic downpour. Grandfather’s eyes were closed the majority of the night, as he was clearly communing and communicating with his ancestors, his guides, the earth and the heavens.
I felt we were traveling on the canoe of the Maya ancestors, sailing through the “Xibalba Be” (Mayan term for the dark rift in the Milky Way Galaxy), while Grandfather was calmly and silently at the helm, letting Great Spirit steer. He navigated with an almost invisible hand, upholding the law of equality, permitting all to wield the moments of our long ceremony as the larger tapestry of communion unfolded through our collective heart.
For hours upon hours, we held hands, soaked and surrendered to the cosmic baptism purifying us from above, adorning the long moments with sacred songs of all traditions, while the ancient smoke of copal encircled us time and time again. Shiva Shiva… Hare Hare.. Hey Wichitayo… Tierra mi cuerpo… Om mani pedme hung… Countless sacred folk songs en espanol were cast. We were like children. Miraculously, every voice was pure, gorgeous, loud and holy as though the divine spirit was moving through each one’s vessel, guiding the ever-changing scene our one consciousness was to emerge into… Don Marzo’s wife Sylvie sang in octaves of crystalline rivers flowing from her soul, bringing me to encounter new angelic dimensions I had not yet met.
When the moment of Solstice SILENCE came, I was now sitting on my drenched wool poncho, directly across from Grandfather, next to Sylvie, all of us now seated before the grand fire, with a huge circle of kin still standing strong around us. It was a moment of ultimate nothing… pure being… Opening to receive the lucid victory of returning to zero, the victory of conscious unity on earth… Opening to send my heart and soul into the one shared, enlightened silence of inter-being… It was at once dramatic and calm, utterly surreal yet wholly penetrating. I was in ecstatic gratitude for all the days of my path that led to this conscious reunion, as I felt the presence of all the human hearts meeting this profound moment together… Surely the angels’ trumpets were heralding our arrival…
Hours later, as the sun of Dec 21, 2012 rose, our numbers increased dramatically. Still the rains poured, and together we greeted the directions with ancient Mayan prayers on this holy day of 4 Ahau. You could feel that now the mission was celebration of our successful crossing. Don Marzo’s beauty that shone like a gentle shaman in the night, now glowed like a soft king of heart in the daylight. His joy was both subtle and elegant, yet exuberant in the vast grin that ignited his face. Through Grandfather’s smile, the triumph of his ancestors resounded, and he was at once a wise elder and an innocent cosmic child.
As the day of Dec 21 unfolded in Palenque, the rains relentlesly poured, leaving nothing untouched. Arriving eventually at the ancient temples, the indigenous dancers were in full regalia – jaguar and coyote heads and feathers of unfathomable grandeur graced the moment as the copal burned on mighty coals. From many corners of the Earth, hundreds were gathered to feel the vibration of this ancient prophesized day resonating on the sacred stones and holy grounds. Natural Time Calendar kin had traveled from all around the globe to join in the festivities! Among other leaders, Stephanie South was there “On behalf of Jose Arguelles – Valum Votan, the healing of Mother Earth, and the manifestation of the Rainbow Bridge.”
The day brought more long, rain-soaked circles of hand holding. Eventually, many of us joined in the sacred rhythms of the traditional dancers and danced joyously and timelessly in the mud. There was nothing to do but surrender to Mother Nature’s waters as she humbled us all equally and offered her cleansing rains to liberate the past world… Indeed, if you wanted to be in the majestic Realm of Palenque for Dec 21, 2012 you had to bear the unconquerable floods from the heavens. It felt it was not an average day at the Pyramids, as the temples too were being cleansed and renewed…
As I communed with the visible and invisible tribe gathered, I felt the ancestors and future generations inside my cells, my consciousness, my heart and soul, declaring: “Victory of Love. This is the Fulfillment of Prophecy.” This experience of TRIUMPH was not because of who we were, or where we were, or because of some particular ceremony being invoked… but because as a Global Family we were consciously unifying in our hearts, establishing a new foundation of lucid connectivity which is now our new guide in navigating here in 2013… I did, and still do, feel the TRIUMPH of successfully closing one cycle and entering into the next.
All told, I was in the rain for 16 hours straight. Having already known of the SunDance, now I have met the RainDance!
I feel the journey of this holy night and day is now a part of my soul. With infinite gratitude for this graduation and initiation, I bow to all the forces that allowed me this honor, and I vow to consciously integrate this empowerment into my life’s walk into the New World Age!
AH YUM HUNAB KU EVAM MAYA E MA HO!
*One more reflection that I’d like to share is that it seems that a theme of Dec 21, 2012 for many, including myself, was that the day did not unfold as had been formally planned or expected. I feel this is a powerful teaching as it disempowers our egoic agendas and humbles our self importance. Upon hearing reports of others experiences it seems that for some, the Solstice may have felt uneventful, or chaotic, or people may have ended up alone instead of gathered in community. Also for many it seems the Solstice was dictated by Mother Nature’s extreme weather, reminding us of who is truly in charge. Let us gracefully accept however our Solstice experiences unfolded – whether majestic or subtle. Let us know that, regardless of appearances, we have consciously crossed the threshold together, and are now within a New Dimension of Possibility!
“We must continuously keep in mind
that the world is a collective dream,
and that we are engaged
in dreaming a new world into being.”
How can we comprehend the vital role our imagination –
our dreaming capacities – our psyche – our consciousness- plays
in re-engineering our world and our global society to one of harmony?
How can we unify the powers of our imagination and our creative visionary longings for new frontiers, with concrete, grounded actions?
Can we understand these times of prophecy as asserting we are “Re-Turning”… ?
The course is changing…We are Remembering something forgotten…
Ancient hidden memories dawning… Self-knowledge emerging…
How can we unite the ancient indigenous roots of living wisdom, with the gifts of modern creativity and new insight? What is possible for human culture as we drop our allegiance to artificial technospheric “progress” and we re-sensitize to the Natural World?
What new levels are awakening inside of us as Nature’s cycles are now calling us out of our deep sleep of separation, fear, ignorance and greed and back into awareness of the interconnectedness of the Whole?
How can we remember our sacred place in this Universe
as instruments here to affirm and honor the gift of Life?
How can we be instruments of Harmony?
Where there is war, sowing seeds of peace…
Where there is fear, sowing seeds of light…
Where there is pain, sowing seeds of compassion….
How courageous are we really,
to let go of what we have known, to drop the script of history,
and be wholly available for new domains of planetary existence?
How authentically can we open to new positive possibilities?
How deeply can we believe in the beauty and power of our hearts?
How available can we be to the accelerating currents of evolution?
How calm can we be amidst the intensifying storms of changes and shakings, as we are invited ever-more deeply to meet the mystery of our existence, and each day more honestly confront the realities of how fragile and precious our lives are, and how tumultuously this moment hangs in the balance?
What does it mean to be Shifting World Ages?
What is happening to Earth in this transformation process?
Are all the abundant crises part of “The Emergence?”
How can there be so much tragedy and beauty simultaneously?
Is it because All is being amplified?
Is it because as the prophecies say:
“All that has been Hidden is being Revealed” ?
It seems no accident all the turmoil and grace on our planetary scene is coinciding with epic Solar Flares that are mutating all life on Earth…
not to mention affecting our consciousness…
Chaos and Coherence Dancing to the Cosmic Symphony…
In this alignment with Galactic Center now taking place,
can we have the courage to open to the new vibrations arriving?
Can we open to a new dimension of reality that is not some utopian fantasy
but rather a grounded, embodied Heart Awakening?
How can we find wholeness in this fragmented modern culture so split off from Nature?
How can we transcend our obsession with our “little me’s” and put our energies into collaborating with the One family of Life? How can we earnestly keep growing that we may fulfill our missions in these crossroads times on Earth?
As Maya Ajq’ij Denise Barrios writes
in regards to December 21, 2012:
“Mother Earth – like the living being that she is – will elevate her spiritual condition. This is why humankind, as a manifestation of her evolutionary legacy, will be able to transcend to the next level. Sadly, we have continued to destroy our Mother Earth and have put our own evolutionary history at risk, just as the previous civilizations did when they reached this point. Notwithstanding, once again we have the opportunity to ascend to a higher level, and to perfect our spiritual evolution through Her.”
What does it mean to ALIGN with the Earth’s Shifting into a new world age?
How do we survive The Great Shaking? What if our heart knows much more clearly how to navigate these mysterious and dangerous times than our linear minds do?
What does wisdom look like – how does it act – how does it share itself?
How do art and wisdom intersect and synergize
and give birth to new joys and new blessings
that benefit the whole of life?
What does it mean to Honor the Earth as a Living Work of Art?
What does is mean to be Planetary Artists?
What IS Art?
Can we re-define “art” to where ALL people can be artists
with entirely distinct mediums of beauty and truth?
What IS Compassion in action?
How can we truly live in lucid recognition of our interconnectedness
with all beings and ALL MOMENTS?
How vastly can we imagine the possibilities of healthy human culture?
How vastly can we dream?
How effortlessly and gracefully can we awaken our human potential –
personally and planetarily?
How courageously can we support each other to Shine?
How humbly can we bow to our sacred equality?
How deeply can we honor our Living Earth home?
What role do our hearts have in restoring her sanctity?
What role do our hands have in mending her whole?
How at home can we feel in this Universe –
how can we KNOW our place in this galaxy?
Can we be both wise and innocent?
Free and disciplined?
Spontaneous and grounded?
Now-centered with long-term Vision?
Can we be the Feathered Serpent
uniting our primal earth bodies and our celestial spirit minds?
Can we transcend the cage of death-fear and meet our Spirits?
Can we allow the idea of “the end of the world” to die
and transform into a devotion to birthing the world alive, anew?
How can we confront the horrors – the violence – the corruption – the abuse
and ignorance with Divine Compassion and Divine Justice?
Can we feel the presence of those who came before us
who cut pathways on this Earth with their own feet and souls…?
Can we feel ourselves as living links
between our ancestors and those yet to come?
How many times has our Soul been on Earth?
Where else have we been? How vast is the Universe?
What is our “Galactic Responsibility?”
Can we transcend the mind-fears that bind us, haunt us, stress us
and shut down our self-love?
Can we replace our distortions of self-importance
with the realities of our true self worth?
Can we embrace the simplicity of Being
as its presence all ways breathes and smiles
underneath the clouds and veils of thinking…?
Can we meet the epic challenges
and rise to these Grand Times we are in
as a Beacon in the Night –
A Phoenix taking Flight…
I ask these sacred questions of myself,
and of you – as another myself…
May our Sincerity guide us to ever-evolve into our radiant altruistic nature,
When did our history start?
Before it was ever marked…
For no line
of our spiral
What is our true age as a species?
And what World Age
are we living in now?
Where have we come from?
And to what World
are we going?
Is our course
stars in stone
Or is our path
“free will experiment?”
does life emerge from?
does death deliver us to?
which we dwell within,
has no beginning,
nor an end
and the only moment
How can we see history from the Heart of Now?
How can we see the path of this moment’s real potentials
~ beyond our cloaks of “little me’s” ~
and greet the new dawn
as it is
calling us to dance
the ancient lucid beauty
of its new harmonies
As a conscious species
On and on and on
slowly but surely,
but ever mysteriously
with full ripe danger
of self-inflicted wounds
born of bonds of
to a false master:
ego’s portrait cast upon a vacant mirror
Let us trade in our rusted and worn self-concepts
for a new comprehension
of the Nature that we are,
each of us a fruit and flower
of One growing, budding Tree of Life
Let us shed the old skins
whose time it is to be let go of
and compost their decay
to nourish new seeds
to ripen their codes of raw beauty
upon a weary planetary scene,
bleak with exhaustion and contraction
Let us breathe into a brighter color
Let us hear a louder clarity
Let us see a more delicious
Feast of love
before our eyes
And within our palms,
Receiving All this Mystery
As it forces us to Surrender to it,
Knowing Time does heal all,
As we welcome
Calling us to climb
The Mountain of Love
Whose peak reaches beyond
the clouds in our souls
Straight to the beginningless
Source of Self,
in all its Nature
“When you are in tune with the unknown, the known is peaceful.”
Today is Blue Lunar Storm, April 22, 2011, Earth Day & Good Friday.
Last Blue Lunar Storm, 260 days previously, was the last time I saw my Beloved Teacher Jose Arguelles in person, as he has now passed beyond this dimension as of Red Spectral Moon, March 23, 2011.
The following message came to me on Blue Overtone Night, March 17, 2011, and I am just now sharing it… On the actual day he passed, within an hour or so of his departure, although I did not consciously “know” of it at that time, I was outside in the Sun, reading over this message and contemplating Death…
This message was my spiritual response to the Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Nuclear Crises in Japan – that are now affecting the planet as a whole, now understood to be even more severe than the Nuclear Crisis of Chernobyl… I find it significant that Jose Arguelles passed 13 days after the 9.0 Earthquake in Japan that started this recent, accelerated chapter in our planetary history, as we continue spiraling together on this Road of Living Prophecy…
Let us be clear of these times we are in. A World Out of Balance. Unstable, unpredictable, unprecedented events escalating by the day… We are in the Times of The Great Purification, no question, no doubt. We do not know how this Journey will unfold… Moment by moment, day by day, moon by moon, year by year, generation by generation… All we have, and all we are, is Now.
How can we personally evolve in these times of crisis? How can we planetarily evolve? Are these disasters natural? Is the Earth speaking to us? Are these disasters man-made by our accelerating levels of disharmony with Nature? Is not man a part of Nature? What is the message? Many depths… many layers… many choices… many wounds to mend…
Surely Humility is Key – placing our humanity in proper context within not only the Supreme Matrix of Nature, but also within the impeccable interconnectedness of the One Web of Life… Let us honor and acknowledge all the tiny and large human interactions and intentions that together weave this Karmic Dance we are in with the Divine Order.
Continuing this contemplation, we naturally arrive at a deeper, renewed dimension of humility when realizing our inevitable human mortality, death of our bodies, whether in a disaster, of old age, etc. The skyrocketing numbers of humans crossing over to the other side is a sobering reminder of both the fragility of our form-body, and of the precious impermanence of each of our life-times.
The ever-present reminder of the reality of the body’s death is an invitation – and call – to be present, here and now – to the gift of being alive, in this gracious, challenging world. Humbling also, when we must then face our limited ideas and experiences of what is the Other Side? Other Side of what? After the body dies, then what? A question we are highly served in contemplating now, before that journey is made. For our investigation into death, birth, and the circuit of life that connects them has an infinite light to help inspire our earth walk, now… Helping us integrate, grow, evolve, find deeper soul and heart capacities.
As long as we fear, and live in denial of, the force, presence, and reality of Death, we are only partially alive. As my Tibetan Teacher Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche (who passed on June 19, 2010) said: Death is Natural. Day and Night are two parts of the Whole. Why do you fear the Night? Death is Natural. Why do you fear what is Natural?
Is not death fear underlying so many of our cultural dysfunctions? We seem to be very immature in this fundamental issue of reconciling with this Law of the Universe. This seems to be a mirror ~ showing our ignorant games in the form of reckless, arrogant, materialistic, escapist consumer mentalities and consequent life styles, and our collective (unconscious) self-destructive tendencies. Also, I feel this denial is deeply at the heart of our collective obsession with, and fear of, “The end of the world.” Are we not simply terrified of our own ego’s annihilation? For indeed, while we may try to do anything to distract ourselves from our mortality as our ever-present companion, death will be the end of our world when it comes.
This death fear thrives on our erroneous identification with the body/personality as our Self; a misguided, confused, and mistaken sense of the totality of who we are. Therefore, until we embrace Death as our Teacher, Guide, Friend and Destiny, we cannot known our own Wholeness; we cannot know our True Self. Also, we can never really feel safe upon this Earth, living in the ever-present unconscious fear of dying, which is also reflected in our dysfunctional relationship to aging and to navigating the health and unfolding journeys of our human bodies. I have found a powerful orientation by reminding myself everyday that the word for “body” in the Tibetan language translates as “that which I will leave behind.”
I am not necessarily advocating any certain (religious) reference point for a doctrine on Death, nor one for comprehending the possibilities that may lie on the “Other Side.” Rather, I am highlighting that this is one of the single most important archetypal human issues we must face and integrate, especially in this collective moment we are all in. I feel we must educate, mature, and elevate our comprehension of the Force of Death, as “The Great Equalizer,” and come to hold this moment in the world from an expanded view, and in a new light. This illumination process must come from inside of the deepest part of ourselves, as that is how it has the power to transform us, from the inside, out.
Therefore, I am advising you to research this great matter for yourself, applying your mind and heart. Let us all inquire into the universal mystery – what happens after the body dies? I have found much revelation in studying accounts of those who have had near death experiences. Always they point to the key message being about LOVE. Personally, I have come to include the reality of my body’s death as a daily backdrop of my prayers, and an ever-deepening guide of refining my daily adventures in this human form.
I have learned and experienced unspeakable revelations and heart transformations through losing many people in my life, especially over the course of a bit more than one year, beginning in Feb 23, 2010, Yellow Galactic Warrior. Since that date, I have experienced a full spectrum of the faces of Death: From a treasured friend and fixture in my life dying unexpectedly from a genetic disorder at 43, to a beautiful 21 year-old mother dying in a horrific accident as a pedestrian run over by a Max Train, to my Venerable Buddhist Teacher who I took Refuge with crossing over in his late 60’s, to a cherished brother in the community committing suicide by jumping off of a building, to a man accidentally drowning in a river where we were praying on Galactic New Year July 26, 2010 Red Overtone Moon, to my paternal Grandmother’s passing who I felt deeply sad I did not know better, to a revered Brazilian Elder of mine being murdered by a patient of his who was mentally ill, to my Beloved maternal Grandmother who was one of my most precious best friends in existence departing Earth a month before her 89th birthday, to my Great Aunt “Queen of Hugs” dropping her body at age 94, to a precious old friend passing of cancer who was famous for a book he wrote (Phaselock Code) after falling off of Mt. Everest in 1962 on the first ever American expedition… And now the Great Galactic Guide Jose Arguelles joins the ranks of those who have gone Beyond… This is just in my tiny world. I mention all of these to share that living through these huge losses has also given me so much in the spirit… An Expansion…
For many years, I have felt that one of the most important components in comprehending and awakening to the opportunities of these Times of Living Prophecy is to really meet the force and presence of Death, as an Ally; a Sacred Truth; an Unavoidable Universal Pathway that calls us by name, according to its own natural timing; a schedule beyond our control.
So as we meditate on what is taking place in this unstable world, let us elevate our consciousness around all the deaths taking place. Let us recognize this force of Transformation; changing states. Let us seek to know ever-more what that might truly mean… Let us question Death now, humbling ourselves with receptivity to its invincible power. For people (and creatures) do not die as punishment, or as a failure. In my heart, I feel they are called back to Source, Returning to Origin…in their perfect time…
Surely there are no words to convey the Grief of losing a loved one, and in no way am I de-emphasizing the excrutiating heartbreak and despair of someone’s precious presence no longer being there as you are so used to. Yet even and especially, that grief is Natural; it comes to cleanse us, tear us apart and carve out a greater space in our heart to feel, to appreciate, to love and to live. Grief is a sacred Ally. (One of the most amazing teachings I have ever heard is from Martin Prechtel, a trained Mayan Shaman, called “Grief and Praise.” It changed my life and I highly recommend it: http://www.floweringmountain.com/CATALOG.html )
Overall, in this modern world, I feel that we fill our moments and ourselves up with so many distractions (and addictions), because we don’t have the courage to really face the death and dying process that we are collectively going through on this planet. Its as though we can intuit that we don’t yet have the capacity to genuinely grieve and transmute all the pain, so we tend to massively numb ourselves out. In this age of information-overload, we are so bombarded from all avenues, that each time we are reminded we are right now living through the “Second Mass Extinction” since the Dinosaurs, generally speaking we just nod knowingly – too paralyzed to even really let it in, let alone help each other process in any cathartic way…
The magic of grief though, is it is so alive, it comes in waves, and it is hand in hand with surrender, acceptance, resilience, letting go, faith, spiritual expansion, and fearlessness… Un-met grief is very stagnant, and potentially very (self) destructive, whereas grief in process is active, clearing the old, pouring light into the wounds, sacred tears opening hearts…
Therefore, the more courageous we can become in letting ourselves MEET this collective wounded moment on Planet Earth that we are sharing in, we can find more and more capacity to integrate the greater depths and pieces of our true wholeness. For unlocking our natural grief also unlocks our natural gratitude and Joy for the Mysterious Journey…
So yes ~ we have, and will continue to witness much death ~ whether brothers and sisters lost in earthly and man-made disasters; loved ones dying in wars; human family perishing from lack of equitable, humane conditions; animals, birds, fish and insects crossing over from the ongoing genocide against the biosphere; our own loved ones passing as they are called by their own internal life clock; and one day our own sacred ending will arrive, and our own journey beyond the body will commence. So let us open to this Teacher and Teaching. There is no way around this Lesson – in fact, it is a graduation out of this dimension of Earth School. Yet who knows how vast the University truly is?!
Ultimately, we are living through a tender moment on this Earth, and within our collective human psyche. From my perspective, one of the most constructive things we can do in these times to balance out the extreme energies we are enduring is to personally explore how we can reclaim a sacred connection to Death; to ending; to transformation; to shedding skins and identities… making peace with the Day and the Night. In this Universe we are all together Wakefully Dreaming within, let us all explore how we might be able to do our personal part within our own minds, hearts and cultural human expression, to help elevate our collective mentality out of the nightmare-self-fulfilling-prophecy-vibrations which are resonating, dreaming up, and invoking the “end of the world” as a shadow-projected fear of one’s own ego’s termination. Let us know for real that we are closing an epic cycle of History, right now, and we must go through the passage of this cycle changing, whatever it may continue to bring. With the resources of our spiritual guidance, and ever dawning creativity, it is in our hands to navigate these increasing challenges… These are sacred times of testing. Let us bring our most willing, courageous heart to this task of finding a sacred way for humanity to live on Planet Earth. Let us invest our creative attention in death-embracing, and life-affirming, LOVE. Let us Surrender to the Journey. Let us let our human smiles redeem the toxicity of this radio-active moment… In the Name of Wholeness, let us unite matter and spirit; form and formless!
“…More and more doorways beyond the veil of physical duality are presenting themselves and opening as wide resources, the nearer we venture in this closing World Era process. Again, the only way to enter through the doorway is WILLINGNESS. That is all that is required for us to confront, transmute, and metamorphasize our human potential…There is no other time to do our life’s healing work than NOW, this exact moment; this ongoing, ever-changing, morphing moment that keeps recirculating the possibilities of being for us to co-create with and respond to… Death is not an escape from consciousness, it is but a shedding and transcendence of physical form. Even and especially upon death, we still must do our work navigating our consciousness...” – from A Call To All
OM MANI PEDME HUNG…
~To the One, Precious Awakening Heart,
In deep meditation and prayer, I received that the Mission for “2011”
can be expressed in one word:
There is no other way, then for us to have Courage of heart, mind and body – to be the Art we have come here to be; to be models of integrity, whole within ourselves. There is no time left to be split within ourselves, there is no time left to have the inner battle raging. War in our minds creates war in our bodies. There is no more time for war. Let us put down the weapons of self-destruction.
It is time to Receive the Great Peace and Trust in our Hearts.
It is Time to Receive our Own Worth.
The Stars are Shining upon us; the Stars are Way-showers.
A New Octave is calling us.
We are the intersection between Free Will and Divine Will. Our Path is the Sacred Mystery. Courage illuminates the path. Courage of Heart lights our way. All can be transformed. This work is not easy, but it is simple and direct.
Here in “2011,” we must look beyond all the stories and conditioning of the past, and be willing to Rise to a New level of Consciousness and Action; A New Embodiment of Fierce Strength and Gentle Unwavering Faith; a New Patience, a New Resilience; a New Receptivity to the Divine; a New Welcoming of our Inner Beauty; a New Outpouring of Harmony and Grace.
Let’s GO BEYOND what we have known: survival fear, separation, linear fear-based scheming, competition, male-dominant perspective, limited logic…let us go beyond into a new frontier of divine safety, unification, non-linear trust in organic unfolding, cooperation, wholistic knowing and being, expansive imagination…
New Vision! New Openness! New Determination!
New Humility, and New Respect for the Sacred Web of Life! New Cooperation with New Allies! New Divine Deserve-ability!
We are all parts of One Whole – On One Earth, Under the Illumination of One Sun, and the Mysteries of One Moon; Spiraling as One Family in One Great Galactic Whole that is Ordered and Beautiful in its Sacred Chaotic Perfection… giving us all-ways what we need to grow – abundant challenges and blessings!
This Time is HERE NOW for New Awareness!
Let us not be “sheep” –
blindly following the consensus reality,
Let us now and ever-more be “Shepherds”
helping lead the way to our human family of how to Awaken
the Fires of Love upon this Earth, and within our One Heart…
THIS PROPHECY IS ABOUT MANIFESTING THE RAINBOW!
With our body’s 7 Chakras illuminated, each of us emanate the 7 Rays of the Rainbow; Threads of Light – together manifesting the Tapestry of The New World Consciousness; Manifesting The Rainbow Bridge Around the Earth.
1. New Comprehension!
2. New Creativity!
3. New Courage!
4. New Compassion!
5. New Connectivity!
6. New Calmness!
7. New Consciousness!
Our mission is in our bodies;
our mission is to embody our mission!
IT is up to you and I
to tend to the Gardens of our Relations…
The New Era to Come is up to us
and our human ingenuity and Courage!
We are all on the Journey Beyond a Destination!