Sunday, March 13, 2011

Asian Earthquake / Tsunami Redux

We've been here before: the 9.0 Indonesian 'quake struck the day after Christmas 2004, unleashing unimaginable devastation from which the affected countries are still recovering. It's déjà vu all over again. As I look at the images of destruction in Japan, mulling over the meta level lessons of this latest leveling, I revisited the article I wrote six years ago: Watershed.

This is only one of many such cataclysmic events we're experiencing as humanity births itself to a new level of consciousness. Yet context is crucial to understanding what's going on. I did my best to explain the higher dimensional perspective to my dad yesterday, and while he listened, he remained skeptical, because the material is so foreign to his way of thinking. So I wrote him a letter, and realize much of it may serve others as well:

"The times we're living in are some of the most exciting ever (although doubtless people of most eras have felt this way), because, in a very real sense, we're witnessing the end of history. This is what the conclusion of the Mayan Calendar points to; not the end of the world, but our collective graduation into a new level of consciousness as a species. It's a monumental shift that humanity has, in essence, been growing towards since man first walked the Earth. The past few decades have seen a tremendous acceleration in this process, and on March 9th, we entered the final phase, or "step" on the Mayan pyramid, called the Unity Wave. Scholars have been writing and teaching about this coming time for years; numerous books, articles and videos are available on the subject of human evolution and specifically this time period.

But it doesn't entail believing in Mayan cosmology. The Maya simply left good breadcrumbs — a map for what would unfold far into the future. They were one set of guides. Other indigenous peoples, such as the Hopi and Aztecs, have said the same thing. The Mayan system is the one that found me during my own awakening, but it's not a "belief" or philosophy with which you need to agree. The shift is happening regardless; my role has always been to transduce, or step down, energy/information into an available form for others.

Think of it this way: when people thought the Earth was flat, this didn't alter the truth of its spherical nature. Yet the proof that our planet is round galvanized a global shift in awareness and acceptance. Same with whether the sun revolved around the Earth, or the Earth around the sun. This shift in human consciousness is happening globally, and millions of people have been facilitating it.

Now we're at the critical juncture, waking up en masse. All systems are affected: political, economic, geophysical. The riots, the cataclysms, are all part of it. And we will emerge on the far side into a new reality. This will evolve over time; it's not like throwing a light switch on a certain date. The article, The Sky Is Falling – NOT! The Truth About 2012 is one of my clearest explanations.

Having this information offers you a grander context for your life, and for how you perceive the world. Of course, you're welcome to disregard it all. That's always an option, with any new information. But until you have the knowledge, you can't make an informed choice."

We are living a tsunami in consciousness, a tidal wave illumining all. May you live through an open heart, which is the key to all healing, and be blessed as you hold this light for others.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Firework: An Ecology of the Mind

I can't get the lyrics to Katy Perry's Firework out of my head. While the tune is catchy, the first time I actually listened to the words, I marveled at her perspicacity. Who hasn't felt "like a plastic bag drifting through the wind, wanting to start again"? I sure can remember when I had no skin, "so paper-thin, like a house of cards, one blow from caving in." And that part about feeling "already buried deep, six feet under screams but no one seems to hear a thing"? She knows the journey, all right.

This is how I felt when I thought no one understood what the awakening process looked like for me, when they thought I looked fine, unable to read the wildness in my eyes. And as I embarked on a three-plus year dark night of the soul, questioning my very existence, I didn't yet know how to "ignite the light and let it shine." Yet this became my life purpose, and the name of my service — Live Your Light — on the far side of this healing adventure.

How does Katy carry such insight at such a tender age? She penned Firework in her mid-20s — a time when I was still fast asleep spiritually. Given the accelerated pace of personal and planetary evolution, it doesn't surprise me that Katy is conscious far earlier in her life than I was. What's exciting is how cleanly she's managed to encapsulate personal evolution into a few spare lines, offering guidance and upliftment to multitudes on their quest.

Another song that riveted me in a similar way a few years back is Crazy, debuted by Gnarls Barkley in 2006. I was driving, idly listening to the radio, when the DJ offered, "Pay attention to this one," and I was astonished to hear, "I remember when, I remember when I lost my mind. There was something so pleasant about that phase. Even your emotions had an echo in so much space. And when you're out there, without care, yeah, I was out of touch. But it wasn't because I didn't know enough. I just knew too much. Does that make me crazy? Does that make me crazy? Does that make me crazy? Possibly."

This is exactly how I felt, what the journey looks like: you do "lose your mind," your ordinary, rational mind, as you embrace the multidimensional realms of existence. Everything in your life echoes, because you've pried your mental fingers loose and are free-falling into the depths of your soul. I speak to this in detail on my CD, What You Need to Know Now: A Road Map for Personal Transformation.

How amazing it would have been to have heard such songs in the blackness of that dark night. And, in fact, they were probably there, had I been able to hear them, or known then what I was experiencing.

So as we enter this corridor of global rebirth en masse, know that you are not alone, even when you feel like a plastic bag drifting in the wind, having lost your tether to reason. It's exactly what needs to happen now, and it's all good. Surrender to the journey of a lifetime; on the far side of it, you'll ignite the Light, and let it shine.