“The major advances in civilization are processes which all but wreck the societies in which they occur.” Alfred North Whitehead
“Hiram Bingham was the discoverer of Machu Picchu, and I have chosen to retrace his footsteps through the jungles of Peru to the mythic Inca City of Light. It’s curious that when a “civilized” man is shown a place where natives have lived for centuries, he is called its discoverer – as if the natives had been keeping it a secret from the rest of the world.” Alberto Villoldo
As I said last week, we live in the time of acceleration. This was predicted in ancient times. What changed on December 21, 2012, known to some of us as the cosmic moment, was that the flow of energy became one of accelerating, ascending wave forms. (Please read last week’s blog if you have not done so). Ancient astronomer priests predicted this eons ago. Proof came on May 11, 2012, with the headlines “The Oldest-Known Version of the Ancient Maya Calendar Has Been Discovered – Deep in the Guatemalan Rainforest.” (P.M.H. Atwater) David Stuart of the University of Texas, an archaeologist who worked to decipher the glyphs said: “The Mayan Calendar is going to keep going for billions, trillions, octillions of years into the future… numbers we can’t even wrap our heads around.” (Children of the Fifth World) Research shows that we are not even at the beginning of an understanding of Mayan mathematics; however, in Fifth World Atwater says that we can recognize something odd in the astrological pattern of the Great Shifting. This is a “swing time” (null space) between 1980 and 2018 when the shift moves into space.
This swing time is described as peculiar due to the fact that the accelerating energies do not and will not follow any particular course. They are, seemingly, undefinable and without apparent direction, or null. This is a manic period where everything seems to happen at once or in rapid-fire succession and furthermore, there is also no clarity as to whether or not it’s positive, negative or even aimed a particular way! Plans go awry. What used to be constant and predictable is now on the skids says Atwater and the formerly ridiculous now makes sense. “It’s chaos in full swing… and out of chaos always comes a new and better order… the Fifth World isn’t just coming or going; it’s here.”
“The Fifth World is here and accelerating.” Atwater describes the Millennials as the shift generation in the age of shift. “There’s never been a generation before like the Millennials, at least not that we know of. Although they possess the strengths and weaknesses… no one can ever really know who or what they are, as they can alter in a flash. They come from null space…”
And the new kids, the Rainbow kids, well, says Atwater, “wake up, parents. Your children are familiar with aspects of time that you are not. Don’t be surprised if they ‘ride’ wave forms in the in-between.” A 7 year old boy tells his music teacher: “There’s a tear in time. Kids like me can go back and forth whenever we want. Older people can’t, though. From nine on it’s harder to do. But for a seven -year- old like me, it’s easy.”
From 2018-2025 here are the prophecies as described by Atwater: a time of Earth concerns, Earth changes, global economies switch, fortunes change hands, security, safety, and food issues, different forms of housing and different ways of doing business. Water shortages.
Those of us living in Quebec and Ontario have recently been baking under the sun due to climate change. In Montreal safety personnel were going door to door checking on people. We are told that weather extremes are the new normal. During 2011 nine nations scorched under record-breaking temperatures. Pakistan was just under 130 degrees. Apparently, there is way too much carbon in the air for a healthy planet. Do we need to move toward ancient ways?
I began moving toward ancient ways in 1986 when I began studying Hatha Yoga. I learned to meditate and slow down having come from the fast pace and drama of a busy community hospital setting where I worked as a Registered Nurse. Yoga and its philosophy and practice resulted in me relaxing for perhaps the first time ever since landing on the planet. Since then, having trained in Reiki and Indian Head Massage and other ancient ways – I have discovered that there are not only many ways of knowing but also many ways of healing. As systems, including the medical system, break down ( a client of mine was recently examined by a cardiologist in Ontario who says the health care system is “broken”) we are dis-covering that prevention and alternative therapies (especially ancient ones) are often amazingly effective.
One way to heal is to practice radical kindness. Dr. Alberto Villoldo, (One Spirit Medicine) a psychologist and medical anthropologist and shaman healed himself when Western medicine deemed him ‘terminal.’ He studied the healing practices of the Amazon and the Andean shamans and brought himself back from the edge of death. He teaches us how important it is to attain the consciousness required to create health. Villoldo says an empowering personal mythology is necessary for health and well-being. He recommends what I often recommend – write a new story!
Dr. Villoldo feels that we are creating a new human being. If you are ill, why not create a new story and then be your own shaman. What does a shaman do? From my experience and readings, I found that shamanism is an emotional and mental adventure in which both the patient and the shamanic-healer are involved. The shaman helps the patient transcend their ordinary definition of reality (hopefully that is part of what I do with my teachings) as well as their definition of themselves as ill. The ancient ways of shamanism is so powerful and taps so deeply into the human mind that it renders an individual’s cultural belief systems and assumptions about reality irrelevant says Michael Harner – the shaman who taught one of my own teachers, Steven Farmer.
Shamans, says Villoldo, in a lecture I listened to on-line, are cartographers of the soul. Villoldo who knows the wisdom-keepers of the Andes says we need to connect to Mother Earth if we are to survive the hurricanes, fires, storms etc. He says that our route to inner strength is through Nature. We all know this don’t we? There is nothing like a walk in Nature to clear our minds and inspire us. He says that the changes in the earth will be acute and out of balance but that the Creator’s intention for our planet is one of ultimate peace. That is also my sense of things. Villoldo says that the earth is calling to many but only some will hear. He says that ancient prophecy says that the earth cannot sustain 7 billion people as we are currently living but it could sustain 1 billion using bicycles.
The solution according to Villoldo? He says that with melting glaciers and species going extinct that we need to go back to the Garden of Eden and practice sustainable ecological practices and healing practices that are founded on the experience of infinity and clear the imprints of illness of all kinds. We need to integrate science with ancient wisdom, ancient ways.
Love & Light, Monica p.s. In August I will have been blogging for 5 years, weekly, on Thursdays. I will continue to blog every 7-10 days as it fits in with my client and teaching schedule as long as I feel I have something worthwhile to convey. Thanks Gillian for keeping me going!