Last of a seven-part series
My intent is that parts one through six in this seven-part article series: spoke to important aspects of the pervasive spiritual hunger in our world; initiated a useful examination of the design and framework of our current earth reality; offered stimulating avenues for assuaging that ache; and outlined viable steps to take toward psycho-spiritual freedom, authentic sacredness and profound connection.
In part two, we explored the pervasive spiritual hunger in our world by making a case for the necessity of unveiling fundamental truths about the design and framework of our current Earth existence. In that installment I proposed the importance of investigating how it might feel relatively easy to accept that a matrix fiercely and dutifully governs the design and framework of Earth’s political and social systems, economic, educational and cultural constructs, religious structures and most New Age spiritual systems, but somewhat more challenging and confronting to acknowledge that this matrix governs the larger context of existence.
As a way of uncovering the veiled truths and obtaining answers to such questions as, “Is there something wrong with the way in which current Earth existence is designed?” in part two we worked with the film, The Matrix, as a modern myth. In the film, as part of an invitation to extract Neo from his enslaved existence, Morpheus offers Neo two options: the “red pill” or the “blue pill,” with the choice of pills illustrating our right to choose between truth and illusion or ignorance. The red pill will answer the question, “What is the matrix?” – a question that can be answered only by removing Neo from it. On the contrary, the blue pill will ensure that his life or illusion of life will go on as before.
Part three proceeded from the vantage point of having taken the “red pill” and explores the design and framework of our current Earth existence with an emphasis on the various ways many of us experience this matrix in the undercurrent of our lives.
Experiences of truth
In part four, we reviewed the risky consequences of the “unexamined life” and its relatedness to our craving for a clear, resounding experience of truth and a palpable, profound connection to our authentic selves and all of creation.
Part five contained an exploration of our inherent divinity, the existence of various concepts of creation and sacred text distortions, and the identity and agenda of the creators and keepers of the matrix-like reality prevalent on Earth at this time. As I also previously shared, the Source – the creative wellspring at the center of all that is – needs us to examine the condition of our current Earth reality and accept that we are living in a matrix, and to confront the degree to which the human race and reality is manipulated by those who control world events and how these factors affect the global awakening.
Part six of this series contained powerful suggestions for dismantling the matrix and living a life of self-sovereignty, spiritual freedom and glory.
In this, part seven, I offer my interpretive insights and impressions about the theories, prophecies and predictions associated with Dec. 21, 2012. It is important to keep in mind that it is from within the framework and design of our current earth reality that all theories, prophecies and predictions emerge. Let’s take great care to consider all prophecies from a spiritual adulthood platform, sifting through what is being offered via the various prophetic sources and doing our part to discern what resonates as revelation and what smacks of propaganda.
Therefore, these insights are offered from a perspective that is, to the best of my ability, outside the influence of the matrix-like framework. In addition, this endeavor includes intuitively interpreting the hidden meaning contained in the encoded symbols and metaphors of the prophetic texts.
When I began the process of re-visiting the various prophetic texts of the Mayans, Egyptians, Hopi, Cherokee, Essenes, Kabbalists, Dogon tribe, Aborigines, as well as Edgar Cayce and Nostradamus, it became apparent that due to the scope of the topic, I would need to condense my responses and insights. My examination in this installment is by no means an attempt to tackle the vast and somewhat unwieldy library of knowledge on these topics. Rather, my intent is to attend to certain central tenets that will empower each of us to discern the underlying purpose of prophecy.
While in the process of combing through a quotient of the prophetic texts referenced above, I realized that many authors and interpreters use the term apocalypse and Armageddon interchangeably. According to Merriam-Webster, apocalypse is something viewed as a “prophetic revelation.” According to Dictionary.com, the Greek apokaluptein means “to uncover.” Someone with whom I dialogued about this topic maintains that the Aramaic origin of the word translates as “knowledge revealed during a time of mass awakening of consciousness.” Consequently, the word apocalypse seems to me to signify a time when knowledge pertaining to the awakening of consciousness is being and will continue to be uncovered and revealed.
Firstly, I feel it is important to acknowledge the tendency to rebuff the validity of prophetic messages particularly when highly publicized critical sources broadcast how many previously predicted “calamitous” events have not come to pass. However, that is not the highest manner in which to measure the accuracy of prophecy. Prophecy is not an exact science of event prediction and a prophet’s purpose is not just to issue warnings, forecast cataclysm or propose rescue plans. There is a universal principle operating within all prophecies which asserts that what might happen and can happen depend a great deal on the thoughts, feelings and actions of the co-creative participants.
Because of our co-creative participation, nothing is a foregone conclusion. Therefore, if what has been or is being prophesied did not or does not occur, it is because the reality changing participants (us) changed the probability lines. Consequently, we have no grounds upon which to deem the prophecy or the prophet false. This is reinforced by the words of St. Germaine: “…Prophecy is not set in stone…if we respond to the Prophets’ warnings and apply the spiritual solutions placed before us, calamity can be averted.”
Distortions of truth
So much has been prophesied about the date 12/21/2012 by so many cultures and individual prophets or seers that it seems evident that the time to consider prophesies is most definitely at hand. However, just as there are distortions of truth currently being perpetuated in many secular and spiritual belief systems, these distortions can most certainly be found in various prophetic texts.
In fact, to my way of interpreting it, some of the texts that prophesise these events – natural catastrophes, chemical annihilation, unprecedented terrorist assaults, consummate economic collapse, alien invasions, a pole shift and the complete disintegration of Earth’s third dimension and/or the significant alteration of life on the planet that forces most, if not all, survivors to contend with a future of hardship and horror – are deliberately encoded to trigger layers of fear, dread, panic and aggression to gain more and more compliance and control over the masses.
Likewise, the prophetic texts that describe 12/21/2012 as the moment when we will experience the instantaneous emergence of a spiritually renewed utopian world circumvents our free will contributions, our co-creative participation in the evolutionary process.
In addition, we ought to consider, as just one example, that Nostradamus was the product of the religious fanaticism of 500 years ago and, consequently, devised methods of obscuring the insights in his prophetic writings. Therefore, comprehending his messages requires a great deal of mystical skill to decipher the hidden meaning. Many prophetic texts contain symbols and metaphors that require intuitive interpretation.
Whether a prophetic text contains data like the instability of the Middle East, pervasive terrorism, a precarious world economy, calamitous weather changes or a pole shift, we are encouraged to consider prophetic texts from the platform of our individual spiritual adulthood so that we can sift through what is being offered and discern what resonates as revelation and what resonates as propaganda.
The core concern
Therefore, it seems that the core concern surrounding the date 12/21/2012 is whether life on this planet will be somewhat altered, significantly changed or come to a complete halt. Let’s explore the significance of the date 12/21/2012, considering just a sliver of the prophetic, esoteric, astronomical and astrological information available.
The ancients devised prophecies about the emergence of a new world through their intimate and impressive observation of the planetary bodies. In their experience, the rotation and orbit of the planets operated as a celestial clock that charts changes and transitions, with changes in the heavenly bodies functioning as a mirror of change to all of existence.
The winter solstice, also known as the first day of winter, is the time when the northern hemisphere is farthest away from the sun, making it the shortest day and longest night of the year. On the winter solstice of 12/21/2012 at 11:11 a.m. Universal time, our sun will intersect with the center of the Milky Way galaxy.
It seems there is a vast hole in the center of the Milky Way. This hole was considered by many ancients to be the womb of our galaxy. Likewise, many contemporary astronomers believe that this vast hole or center is the place from which many of our galaxy’s stars were created. Given the particular intersection of our sun with the center of the galaxy, some feel that whatever energy is available to Earth from the center of the Milky Way will be disrupted at that time, while others maintain that this alignment will enhance the available energy.
Additionally, some ancients, ostensibly including Plato, regarded the Milky Way galaxy as a keeper of particular time cycles that typically end in catastrophic change. With this, it seems important to consider that according to the Online Etymology Dictionary, the word catastrophe is derived from the Greek word katastrephein, meaning “to overturn,” and that in 1540 it became associated with the “reversal of what is expected.”
Furthermore, according to some mystical, esoteric, prophetic and astrological sources, there are two significant alignments to consider. This first energetic alignment occurred on our planet in August 1987 at the Harmonic Convergence and will reach a zenith on 12/21/2012. Apparently, on August 1987 the plane of our solar system became synchronized, and our solar system began moving toward an anticipated intersection with the center of our Milky Way Galaxy (at 27 degrees Sagittarius), which will take place on 12/21/2012. Therefore, it seems that in 1987 we reached synchronization and in 2012 we will reach the intersection point.
Some describe this intersection of our solar system with the center of our Milky Way Galaxy as something that hasn’t occurred for 250 million years, while others purport that this alignment took place as recently as 26,000 years ago.
The ending of the Mayan Calendar’s Great Cycle on 12/12/2012 is mirrored by numerous other prophecies (Hopi, Egyptian, Cherokee, Ethiopian, and the works of Nostradamus and Cayce, to name a few). One of the components these sources have in common is their assertion that the Winter Solstice 2012 heralds change. I concur with those who maintain this paradigm shift is monumental and contains threshold after threshold for personal, planetary and even galactic transformation.
From my perspective, the first movement in August 1987 heralded an energetic shift in consciousness that has, at its core, an invitation for each of us to wake up and be prepared for our graduation from spiritual adolescence to spiritual adulthood. This invitation included a summons to spiritual seekers:
- To cast aside outmoded and limiting beliefs.
- To reclaim our essence identity as co-creators.
- To embrace our profound and significant purpose as participants.
This is a time of simultaneous dismantling and the co-creative birth of a new way of being.
The second movement, which I sense will occur on 12/21/2012, has to do with completing our graduation from spiritual adolescence to spiritual adulthood – crossing that threshold, utilizing the energy available to us to walk through the 2012 gateway and continuing our co-creation of a profoundly awakened, empowered and fulfilling personal, planetary and galactic reality.
The insights and perspectives contained in prophecies (whether they pertain to the nature of divinity, possible purposes for our existence, and/or to probable future events and occurrences) are invitations that stir us to awaken, to open our hearts, to expand our consciousness, adjust our compasses and risk change.
Prophecies are a summons to action. It is up to each of us to determine whether the actions we take bring fleeting change or become the seeds of unequivocal new beginnings, because what we do with the spiritual information we amass matters very much. The vital question to ask is whether we acquire spiritual data and allow it to remain mostly information OR allow the information to activate our knowingness so that we actually change…we actually live (vibrate, think, feel, behave, appear) differently after assimilating the informational insights.
As we consider the various theories, prophecies and predictions associated with 12/21/2012, let’s keep in mind that it is from within the framework and design of our current earth reality that all theories, prophecies and predictions emerge. I therefore champion each of us to take great care to consider all prophecies from a spiritual adulthood platform, sifting through what is being offered via the various prophetic sources and doing our part to discern what resonates as revelation and what smacks of propaganda.
Most importantly, let’s not abandon our posts as co-creative participants in this shift. Let’s heed the words of Ranier Maria Rilke who reminds us “The future is not something that will happen or even must happen…it is not engraved or pre-destined…rather the future enters into us in order to transform itself in us long before it happens.”