ALIVE


The immensity of the Earth resounds

Can we touch it with our minds?
Can we reach the Sky through our hearts?
Can our bare feet
Sink to the planet’s crystal core?

Alive
We are
Tiny hands

Yet vast powers
Of imagination to create with…

As She spins in space, holding us,
Does Earth feel the electrifying winds of our dreams?
Does Earth sense the swirling storms of our fears?

Does the Cosmos hear
The colors of our human longings?

Our painted webs of confusion?
Our solar flares of brilliance?

Does our cacophony of culture
create the dreamscape of this world?

Or is the chaotic music of our fears and hearts
but a response to this boundless mystery we drift within?

What are the True Limits of this Universal Game we are all playing?
What Laws of Life run this Grand Show?

We all know the ancient truths
Of Death & Birth & Sun & Moon

But what force chooses the identities we play-
Soldier, healer, merchant, mother?

What is the Source of the vibrations
that compose the forms we inhabit –
the disguises we wear?

What is the origin
Of the light burning in the stars
And the passion sounding in our souls?

Is the immensity of Earth
Reflected
In the endless potential

Of our humanity?

Is Her diversity alive
In our sufferings
And our glories?

As She
Speaks to us
In waves
Of heat
And
Quakes
And
Floods –

How do we reply
With our
Hands

And
Hearts

And
Minds?

How do we enact
The art of our culture

To confront the poisons
And apply the medicines
Of these
Breaking Times?

How do we summon
The fierce wisdom of our Ancestors

And the spiritual will of Generations Beyond Us
To meet us Now –
In the cauldron of our hearts

To guide our way together,
In this moment of Planetary Prophecy

Ever-nearing the Threshold’s crossing…
?

Alive
We are
Tiny hands

Yet vast powers
Of Love to create with

Be The Rainbow

~ This Poem is for Valum Votan-Jose Arguelles,
who is now on the other side of the veil ~

Be The Rainbow

Riding on a dragon’s back you came,
soaring in to our dreams
enchanted gifts from the one true wizard you gave to us
shields and swords made of cosmic gold,
ancient like the breath of stones

“Look here,” you pointed, inside our heart-caves
“Look deep,” you urged,
“See the Moon’s voice painting pictures of light,
“See the Sun’s call beckoning you to stand straight and tall,
Receive the blessings of the talking Stars
mapping the cycles of your galactic voyage,

Commune with the antennas of the Trees,
Receive the Earth’s crystalline pulse,
Be as one with her evolutionary force,
Synchronizing your heroic mission…”

With celestial wings made of pyramids,
you flew to the One True Center,
you opened the shimmering gates of Tulan,
and pointed to the Guardians of Cosmic Night
“Feed them with your surrender,” you sang
“Praise them with the violet petals of your mind’s heart.”

Deeper still, your feathers stretched,
with codes of rattlesnakes glowing upon their vastness
“To pass through,” you whispered with a smile,
“You must know the ripe moment
to offer your humble soul to the One World’s Soul…

To cross dimensions,
you must dissolve your little fears
into the One Dancing Ocean of Being…”

With a comet in your burning eyes you chanted:
“Only Harmony knows the True Time
Only Harmony knows the True Way
Only Harmony knows the True Self
Harmony is Atonement
Harmony is the Lord of the New Earth
Harmony is the Empress of the New Heavens
Harmony is the only key…”

Upon the blank canvas of our minds,
you showed us the Earth as a cosmic turtle
swimming in the mighty waves of timeless time
you showed us her destiny…

“Be the Rainbow,” you sang to us,
in melodies conjuring us to remember…

“Be the Rainbow,
and take company with the Angels
who protect our one Universe…

Be the Rainbow,
and sleep no more within this cosmic dream,
but Awaken as the Flower you are,
shining as a child in the Garden of Love

You raised your obsidian staff and declared:
“Be the Rainbow, We are One.
Be the Rainbow, We have won.
For the Battle of History
is only fought with the Light of Forgiveness
The Balance of Justice
is only brought with the Light of Compassion
The New Earth Chapter
is only written by the stars of your Heart
The New Human Culture
is only birthed through the wisdom of Planetary Art…

“Be the Rainbow
and Take Flight on the Wings of Now…
I am with you always,”
you closed with a bow.

The Rebirth of The Devadasi

The Rebirth of The Devadasi
(Devadasi : Servant of God dess)

~A Poem For The Vajrasa Temple Dance Ensemble~

Vajrasa Temple Dance Ensemble

Flying………….
     fluid wings of water………….
framed by flames
     She graced the Earth
With her celestial aura of flowers
     A halo of beauty from an ancient above
          Sent from
                   The Temple
                                Of the Sky
                                              Dancer
Igniting Remembrance

Rock hard wrath of Thunder
     Flashing for us all to feel
          The immutable power
of true Feminine

Lightning-fire
Burning in self-delight
of its form
unfolding

Moving in supernatural rapids
Emenating   myriad   prismatic  crystalline
Transmissions

Yet infinite stillness abounding

Like a sacred mirage from the deep void
              a scene in-between worlds –
hide and seek of dimensions exposed

Displayed like a heavenly serpent
Sent to Reveal
Mysteries of the Source
of its undulating prowess

fractal spiral     
uniting stone on ground
     star in sky
Human channel to penetrate the veil

With 10 arms and 10 feet
They Danced
The 5 Dakinis
Into our mind-space

                   Casting a pure trance
Upon the stage of our imagination
Invoking our potential to heal

To redeem
To honor our internal sanctuaries

     Messengers calling
The nectar of holy submission
To arise in our souls

With a beckoning of mudras
     Eyes and bellies precise
Motions cut

              Like steps of a pyramid
Carving a holy path
For us to find ourselves

In Transcendental Union
               With The Devadasi ~
The Higher Dimensional Empress

Guiding us to dissolve our egos
     And set sail
Upon the One Spinning Mandalic Ocean…

Entering The Shambhallic Palace
Of Life’s Omnipresent Beauty

Sacred Questions I Ask Myself…

"Cosmic Question Mark" Photo from NASA Hubble Space Craft

“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.”
-Jose Arguelles

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?

Sunset view from space

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?

Art by Atmara Rebecca Coe

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,
Aryz

The Mystery Weaves and Breathes our Lives


When did our history start?
Before it was ever marked…
For no line
can tell
the tale

of our spiral
unfolding.

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
mapped
by
stars in stone

Or is our path
a creative
“free will experiment?”

What Source
does life emerge from?

What Source
does death deliver us to?

The Mystery,
which we dwell within,

has no beginning,
nor an end

for Mysteries
live
only
to
unravel
their
teachings…
and the only moment
a mystery
can ever
reveal
itself
is the
Present

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
becoming whole

we are
Evolving,
On and on and on

slowly but surely,
but ever mysteriously

with full ripe danger
of self-inflicted wounds
born of bonds of
ignorant allegiance
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
of possibility

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
The tumultuous
ever-bright journey

Calling us to climb
The Mountain of Love

Whose peak reaches beyond
the clouds in our souls

Straight to the beginningless
endless
Source of Self,
in all its Nature

“When you are in tune with the unknown, the known is peaceful.”

Morning Walk

Morning walk
          upon a planet spinning
my feet are small
slow ~ but steady ~ in steps of sincerity

Vast creation abounds
yellow leaves, crisp air surrounds
          veils of thoughts circulating,
rushing like the creek flowing in calm determination

Who gave me this life?
What role does my journey serve?
          When these feet expire ~
what art will my spirit know?

The world reflects the walk
          we all have joined in
trials and glories of the past encoded
into the breathing mystery of this moment

My feet ~ gentle fragile and strong
Precise in their path
          tiny tokens of existence
mapping an instinctive way
through the unknowable destiny

          of this body’s soul

Time dances ~ weaving its cycles
birth and death of seasons
coming and going,      guiding
the pulsing of my heart
to appreciate this life I have been given to walk

At once, I am a pioneer,
          a passenger on this earth,
and an evolving child
venturing along
Great Spirit’s unfolding Road of Being

Open and humble,  I go on…

Natural Time Update

Written on Cosmic 23, Blue Crystal Hand, July 19 2011, 3 Cauac

Greetings Tribe of Light!

Red Moon Glyph

In the 13-Moon Natural Time Calendar, we are now nearing the completion of The Red Overtone Moon Year (July 26, 2010 – July 25, 2011). This has been quite a year! The focus of this cycle has been: Purification, Flow, Universal Waters, Self-Remembrance, Empowerment, Taking Command, and Radiating from our connection to our Center, aligned to the Center of All that Is. As is clear to all of us, this year has brought massive change,  personal and planetary, too many examples to list… This is a good time for each of us to take stock of all that we have gone through during this journey around the Sun, contemplating all the ways that we have grown, all that we have learned, and also recognizing the ways we  have yet to grow.

As a planetary family, we are enduring tremendous initiations, living through unprecedented times of record earth changes, climate change, and natural/man-made disasters of all kinds… In these epic days, much crisis and extreme, unfathomable hardship unfold, as do new miracles blooming new colors of love and evolution. Being alive in these times is a vast challenge, a huge honor, and the Greatest Mystery.

The message remains the same: Courage. Compassion. Creativity. Surrendering to the Journey. Intuition. Listening to Earth. Continuing to learn how to live in Harmony and Balance with Nature. Arising as Conscious Agents of Calm and Heart. Following our Inspiration. Living our Purpose. Giving our Gifts to the Whole.  Unifying with Local, Global, and Galactic Community. Opening to the New on every level…

THE ORDER IN CHAOS

Red Earth Glyph

One of the most significant occurrences during this year was the huge earthquake and tsunami in Japan on March 11, 2011 that initiated the worst nuclear crisis in all of history. I find it extremely noteworthy that on the Natural Time Calendar, March 11, 2011 was “Red Crystal Earth.” Out of all the 260 possibilities of energies in the Natural Time Matrix called “Tzolkin,” Red Crystal Earth is the EXACT counter-balance, challenge-that-strengthens the energy of  “Blue Crystal Hand” which is the code of the December 21, 2012 completion of this World Age Cycle. In other words, the nuclear catastrophe and the completion of this vast world age have an intimate, intricate relationship. Knowing this gives me a profound feeling of being held by the synchronicity and intelligence underlying the events playing out in our world as we live through the final stages of this current World Age, known by the Hopi as “The Fourth World of Destruction” and move closer to entering the new cycle called “The Fifth World Age of Peace.” For me, having this clear sign of the harmonic architecture of time unifying this most terrifying catastrophe with the auspicious day of the ending of the 5,125 year Mayan Grand Cycle is deeply reassuring. These crossroad times of transformation, painful and cathartic as they surely are, are aligned on schedule. All of life is being touched by the momentum of these times. The metamorphosis is in full effect. It is no small matter to endure the Shifting of World Ages!

EVERY DAY COUNTS! CLOSER AND CLOSER TO SOLSTICE 2012 SYNCHRONIZATION!

Yellow Star Glyph

July 20, 2011, is Yellow Cosmic Star and “4 Ahau” on the Traditional Maya Calendar. This day marks exactly 520 days, 2 perfect Tzolkin cycles of 260-days each, until December 21, 2012 – the completion of this 5,000 year cycle of Recorded History. Knowing where we are at in this larger context gives us even greater incentive to rise up into our responsibilities in these times.

Regarding the December 21, 2012 Synchronizaton: Here is an excerpt from our new 13-Moon Calendar:

“While this date holds great significance, it wise we do not imagine that it will bring the end of the world, nor the end of all our far-reaching global problems. Let us recognize this prophetic 12/21/12 date from the Ancient Maya for what it is: a precise marker defining the end of our current World Age Cycle. Beyond this auspicious completion date, we shall embark on a New World Age; a new evolutionary phase; a new chapter rich with possibilities: new comprehension, new challenges, new inspiration.” 

Beyond all the hype and negative and positive fantasies about what Solstice 2012 might bring, the down to earth message is that it is crucial we understand the importance of this synchronization as a planetary family. This will be the most focused on date by the most amount of people in all of history, and it is the rarest opportunity to unify all that energy in a loving spirit of consciously completing the old world age, and courageously embarking on the new! Indeed this New Era to come is up to our Hearts and Hands to actualize it!

If you haven’t already, please visit http://peace2012.net   and join the focused efforts to unify people around the globe in the spirit of peace and harmony on Dec 21, 2012, that we may meet this auspicious synchronization in the most powerful way possible!

VAYEB FIVE-DAY PURIFICATION CYCLE:  JULY 21 – JULY 25

July 21, 2011, Red Magnetic Moon is the start of the 5-day Vayeb cycle. This is always the final 5 day cycle of the Natural Time Year, a time for purification and resolving important matters before the start of the New Year. The Vayeb is a time for purification on all levels – physically and spiritually, practically and mystically. Follow your own intuition of how to observe this important cycle. During these final 5 days, let us integrate all this Red Overtone Moon Year has brought us into our hearts, that we may prepare to venture into a New Year!  The culminating day of the Vayeb is always The Day out of Time, July 25.

JOIN IN THE DAY OUT OF TIME!

On the Day out of Time, people in 90 countries focus on Stopping Business as Usual, and Celebrating Peace Through Culture. Please join in! Whether you have a ceremony or celebration alone with yourself, or you join in with others in your community, please tune in on this day and add your light to the collective intention. (Always on July 25th!)

Learn more about the DOOT here: http://13moon.com/doot.htm

http://lawoftime.org/thirteenmoon/doot2011.html

Here is a link to some of the events going on around the world:
http://www.planetartnetwork.info/doot-5skywalker.html

TIME IS ART!

The fact that this July 25 is a Monday on the Gregorian calendar is all the more reason to make sacred space to antidote the “Time is Money” consensus reality, and to instead empower and actualize the truth that “Time is Art!” The Day out of Time gives us an opportunity to meditate on how we can more deeply root to the true, non-linear order of the Universe, knowing that clocks and work-weeks are not accurate models of Nature’s Harmonies. We are Time. The more we strengthen our connections to our own natural rhythms and intuitive and telepathic sense of timing, the more we are shown how to gracefully be in the right place at the right time, becoming ever-more conscious of Synchronicities as the natural way the Universe arranges life. Ultimately, this special Day out of Time is here to inspire us of this timeless dimension that is always accessible to us, calling us to visit it more and more, that we may gradually keep learning to live in phase with Natural Time.

UNIVERSAL FORGIVENESS

Another very important focus of The Day out of Time is “Universal Forgiveness.” As Jose Arguelles shared: “Universal Forgiveness is an affirmation of the unity of existence.” Please enjoy this video by Jose Arguelles sharing on “Forgiveness and The Day out of Time” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBLxAgKygjs&feature=share

Please make space on this auspicious day to embody forgiveness, let go of grievances, and align with an even deeper level of compassion for all players in this one human family. This can be done as a formal ceremony, or in private meditation, or just with the power of your heart’s focus. Indeed this is a life-changing energy that is purely positive, liberating stuck energies and freeing up old wounds from the past, a perfect way to clear the slate for The New Year!

NATURAL TIME NEW YEAR – July 26!

The upcoming Natural Time Year  is “The White Rhythmic Wizard” (July 26, 2011 – July 25, 2012). This Year is focused on the powers of “Timelessness, Receptivity, Enchantment, Organizing, Balancing, and Equality.” In this Year we cross over the threshold into 2012, and our Journey of Transformation Continues!

New 13-Moon Calendar by SkyTime

New calendars from SkyTime can be viewed and ordered online: http://13moon.com/products.htm
As always, our calendars feature 13 visionary art pieces, and have an abundance of supportive material to help one navigate the art, science, and spirituality of Natural Time.  This year’s edition is Dedicated to Jose Arguelles, the original messenger of the 13 Moon Calendar and the 2012 Prophecy, who passed away on March 23, Red Spectral Moon. We are deeply grateful to carry on the rich legacy he has given to us all!

MESSAGE FROM SKYTIME

Thank you all for being part of our Natural Time Family. After 17 years now, I’d like to say again, it is such an honor to produce these Natural Time Calendars every year, and to have the pleasure of staying in touch with many of you. Please know how deeply we appreciate your support and how grateful we are for your presence in this journey together.

I wish you all the greatest blessings during these ripe times. May we take heart knowing we are together as part of an evolving family of awakening beings. May the Ancestors, the Future Generations, and The Earth and Cosmos Guide our Steps, Moment by Moment, that we may blossom into the Living Art we are here to be, Beautifying the Whole!

To the Journey!
In Lak’ech – I am Another Yourself,
Aryz Eden Sky

PS: Please find Eden Sky – Natural Time Visionary on Facebook – it’s a fun way to communicate and stay connected: http://www.facebook.com/eden.sky.natural.time.visionary

We Are Traveling Beyond The Veils Of Illusion – Life Unites Birth + Death As One Whole Continuum…

MWC 922: The Red Square Nebula

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…

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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.

Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche

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.

The Seer By Autumn Skye Morrison

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…

Art by Mara Friedman New Moon Visions

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,
Aryz

“2011” – Courage We Must Have; Courage We Must BE!

Painting entitled “Courage” by Nancie Zivetz-Gertler
See more art at http://www.nzgartwork.com

In deep meditation and prayer, I received that the Mission for “2011”
can be expressed in one word:
COURAGE!

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.

This living prophecy is about us awakening to the Majesty of our own True Nature, which lives within our Heart. Each one of our Hearts mirrors The One Heart.

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…

Chinese Character for “Spirit of Courage”

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!
New Remembrance!
New Inspiration!

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!

A CALL TO ALL!

It is our mission to turn the forces that prey upon us, into forces that we pray for – that we may illuminate ourselves. Our wounds can become transformed into an embodiment of wholeness. This only comes with the ripening and fulfillment of Time. For it is our human willingness alone that lights the way for us to put down the repository of suffering and embrace the hand of Spacious Emptiness ~ Vast, Non-linear, Indivisible Beingness. As His Holiness The Dalai Lama states: “Everything you are looking for lies beyond the mask you wear.”

On the other side of our personal and collective wounds, traumas, (and re-enactments there of) is the doorway to a realm of life which emanates and expresses the majestic Simplicity of our True Nature. This is the only force that can cleanse and release us of “sin” – which is only the forgetting to remember who we really are, sparks of the One Flame of Consciousness. Each of us equal in this One Ocean of Existence.

Asleep. Dreaming. Awake. Remembering to Awaken over and over and over… As we feel a fear begin to “prey” upon our heart, mind and body, let us discipline ourselves to become alert in that moment to Pray. This act of praying does not have to look like any one certain right way. To sincerely Pray is simply to be willing to receive light to descend, penetrate, and illuminate the darknesses we harbor inside. Prayer is alchemy. Prayer can only be consummated by a willing, humble heart. Prayer is a letting go our habitual contraction into the separate-egoic-self and letting go into a vaster dimension of compassion and all-embracing awareness. It is easier than it may sound. While the Source of Prayer originates from beyond our physical body, the vibration of Prayer lives within the echo and pulse of our own heart-beat.

Prayer can be formal; it can be spontaneous. We can pray ceaselessly, to keep our vibration secure in the Light and immune to the sabotaging forces seeking to prey upon our weaknesses. We can instead turn those vulnerabilities into a prayer for strength, courage, guidance, and humility to receive assistance from our own inherent, True Nature.

Prayer happens by being authentic. We can pray devoutly while washing dishes, while baking bread, while bathing, while walking, while laughing, while crying, while smiling, while singing. Prayer can be silent or loud; chanting, whispering or screaming – breathing always. Prayer can be zen or rainbow; blank or vibrant; linking the eternal and the impermanent; the absolute and the relative; heaven and earth; formless and form…Prayer brings the Mystical into the mundane.

Prayer is a communion, a celebration of revelatory remembering. Each time we remember to Pray, through our intentions, through the gestures of our body, speech, and mind – we align with the very Source of our Being, and are thus Renewed by our own wholeness.

When 2 or more beings gather and bring their prayers together through physical and telepathic synchronization of heart-effort, the Prayer expands. The Call for Light is amplified, becoming an even broader signal… True Prayer has no definition; no boundary; no rules; no nation, race or dogmatic attitude. Prayer is a presence, a vibration that cleans us, bringing peace and redemption to our perceived “errors,” our forgetting of the Wholeness within that is always available, offering us all we truly need for body and spirit.

As we are now closing this Grand World Age Cycle (3114 BC – 2012 AD), these exact upcoming 2 years – 2011 and 2012 are an unprecedented demandingly urgent Time for Real Prayer to descend – silencing, clarifying and uplifting by offering communion, realization, and celebration. Prayer aligns us to actualize; Prayer lifts us, to receive the depths of our true being.

By our willingness to exercise our capacity to Pray, we call for light, and in that call we are lifted, and we can find our way to arise to a new level, opening ourselves to access higher realms inside of us. Prayer is answered in the true calling. We are purified in the act of letting go, and opening to assistance from a divine clarity and force larger and greater than ourselves.

In the closing of this World Age which has been dominated by the left-brain, masculine orientation, we are in great need of learning to step beyond the shell of our rational, linear, egoic, mental identities and into a feeling expanse of a holistic immersion into a space of non-duality; Oneness; all-embracing presence, a space beyond right or wrong… Where our linear minds separate and categorize, our spiritual hearts unify and make whole – not by doing – but by receiving; gathering all the “pieces” that are already there that just need to be held together within ourselves; integrated.

The Path of Prayer offers us a sacred tool which is always readily accessible. Prayer is like an ever-present candle inside the altar of our soul that we can choose to light and ignite at any moment, again and again and again. To pray, you can hold someone’s hand, listen to the sound of a creek, drink in the seas of the stars, you can gaze into the center of a flower, you can drink fresh water with closed eyes. You can read a poem, caress a pet, hold your own heart, stretch your own legs with tenderness, stoke a fire, write a song, feed your mother, lend strength to someone who is down, breathe the earth into the soles of your feet. You can hug, burn prayer smoke, ring bells, finger paint, climb a tree, make a meal, breathe in eternity, question reality, send a message, ride a dream, call an angel, imagine a bird of peace in the nest of your heart, weave a blanket, play loud drums, sit in the silence of our turning world, commune with your own heart-beat.

In these times, as the human instruments that we are, sometimes we get preyed upon by lower forces within us and around us which are seeking light and liberation. If we see suffering and insanity in the external world, we must own that it is reproduced from somewhere also within is. We must own how we are contributing to the larger world and its vibrations and manifestations. Therefore, we must all do the necessary work of being aware humans. This means looking at ourselves honestly, taking stock of our incongruencies and shortcomings in order to grow. We must be willing to listen and take in reflection from others, always examining our own psyche and conscience; our mind and body’s storehouse of all the karma we are carrying.

I see no way to access the new vibrations that are coming to greet us, to usher in a New World Age, other than Praying to the Truth of Who We Are, over and over and over, until we are firmly seated there. This Mayan Calendar schedule which maps these World Age Cycles, CLEARLY indicates that this moment now playing out on Planet Earth was talked about in Times of Old, by ancient wisdom-keepers the world over. We are the future generations of those who saw and anticipated the turbulence and transformation now possible on Earth, in this NOW.

World Ages set the theme of the evolutionary stage. In “2011” and “2012” we are on the brink of the snake eating its own tail; a moment of great return; great remembrance; great revelation; great reunion…

As we Pray, let us ask ourselves: “WHAT DO I NEED TO LET GO OF, IN ORDER TO RECEIVE MY OWN WHOLENESS? AND WHAT DO I NEED TO RECEIVE IN ORDER TO LET GO OF FALSE PERCEPTIONS OF SUFFERING AND LACK?

In these times, we have the opportunity to heal the continuum of our incarnations and our our ancestral lineages. 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. The seed of our True Nature is our core, and it is up to us to water the flower with the flowing Prayer of our natural beingness, relaxing into its calm, all-abiding wisdom and expanse.

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. On one hand we always have the opportunity to evolve; and on another hand we’ve actually never left our True Nature. Sleeping does not negate the possibility of being in an awakened state. While prolonging an awakened state is our objective, so too is simply stirring oneself as soon as you realize you are asleep and dreaming unconscious.

At any moment we can become Lucid. May we Pray to that within us that is already Awake, whole, clear and harmonious in being and action.

May The Blessings of Human Prayer Bathe All Beings in Compassion, Courage and Joy.

A HO MITAKUYE OYSIN ~ To All My Relations