Thursday, September 11, 2008

9-1-1, 8 Years On

An infinity (8 on its side, ∞) has passed since the watershed American event known simply by the date it occurred: 9/11. Since the beginning, I've referred to this wake-up call as 9-1-1, which in the U.S. is the number to call in an emergency.

Emergency means "emerge and see" as well as "emergent sea": we're all swimming in this nascent consciousness, some further upstream than others, encouraging those still at water's edge to jump into the bracing blue waters of awakening.

The shift affects every aspect of existence, including politics. The current American election is one of the most critical of our age, because who we vote for now determines, in a very real sense, our future direction as a planet. Thought leader Deepak Chopra has crafted a stunningly clear piece on the choice before us: to evolve further into Light, or stagnate in shadow.

Read Obama and the Palin Effect

While the distinction seems apparent, we as a people are still riddled with ancient fear, one of the densest energies. I learned this anew when camping recently on Mt. Shasta, a sacred vortex at the tip of California, visited by people from all over the world. One evening I was parked on a residential street, doing some work on my laptop before returning to camp. Suddenly headlights from a hunkering SUV blinded me, pulling up almost nose-to-nose with my car.

The driver got out and demanded to know why I was parked in front of his house, threatening to call the police if I didn't leave immediately. If fear can evoke this kind of reaction to someone sitting in their own vehicle on a public street, it's obviously still deeply ingrained in our national and global psyche. And that's what keeps us in the Dark Ages, literally as well as figuratively.

Thankfully, since synchronicity is the order of the day, Jean Hudon has just compiled an entire meditation focus devoted to mastering fear.

This is an amazing moment for us all. Cells in the body of humanity, we are slowing coming to realize what our bodies themselves have always known: we're all in this together, and together, we are strong.

∞ Blessings! ∞

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