Saturday, September 22, 2012

Transitions. Autumnal Equinox of 2012

Back in November/December 2011 NASA confirmed the discovery of the first Earth-like planet outside the solar system – "Kepler-22b". Doesn't exactly roll off the tongue does it?

Just this month a newly discovered alien planet was announced that may now be one of the top contenders to support life beyond Earth. The newfound world, a "super Earth" called Gliese 163c, lies at the edge of its star's habitable zone.

And while there is remarkable movement up above in the stars and galaxies beyond our world, there is the same sometimes inexplicable shifting going on right in front of our nose as well.

Perhaps the most visible, timeless & profoundly simple and sacred change comes in both the Autumnal Equinox and the Vernal or Spring Equinox. I am so grateful to live in Fargo, North Dakota where the stark changing of the seasons dances before our eyes with a consistency and almost magical transformation each and very year as time marches on.

The Autumnal Equinox 2012 today is juxtaposed as were all the others before it for those of us that meditate and are sensitives, with great anticipation and a keen sense of "Warning! Cliff just up ahead!" We can point at the cliff. We can sit and contemplate what is beyond the cliff. Or we can at the very least try to understand why or when we have reached the cliff. But it is in the sharp blustery winds of Fall that we at least know we will indeed reach it sooner rather than later and that we must remain steadfast to the hope of a New world emerging beneath our feet of freshly fallen leaves. We know shorter days & harsher weather soon will be here but with it a crackling fire, a warm blanket & a cup of soup as well.

So what is the State of the changes on the Planet beneath all these newly discovered planets?

A Presidential Election arrives in 45 salient days. A Presidential Election in and of itself always bring an exceptional shift in the collective consciousness. The United States is seemingly more divided than it has ever been. When I attempt to tune in to the Election, as an Empath, it is very visceral and typically an unpleasant experience. We will do well as Americans to not engage in negative, polarizing behavior. You know the saying "If you can't find something nice to say, don't say anything at all" It isn't always easy but it is vital in shifting the collective consciousness from a divided place to a more unified place. We The People need to turn away from the safer path of cynism. Do your part and Vote & tell others to Vote. Like everything that is seismic right now both in the collective and in our own lives I see this could go one of two very stark and different ways. Dozens of bills have erected new barriers to voting. The illuminations of the Past were great learning lessons that were purposefully and lovingly handed over to us. We would do well to Remember. If we do not even choose to participate the choice is not ours at all. If we turn out in mass & it's still taken away from us in the continuing Saga of our Sovereignty then we must stand up and take it back.

The world's economies are on the brink we all know that. Teetering back and forth from either a vast renewal or a repeat of the same pitfalls with even graver consequences. "When people get at each others throat, the rich and the poor and the left and the right and so on, and you have a basic breakdown, that becomes very threatening," Ray Dalio, who founded Bridgewater Associates recently told CNBC anchor Andrew Ross Sorkin. Adding "For example, Hitler came to power in 1933, which was the depth of the Great Depression because of the social tension between the factions." Dalio also warned that "another leg down in the economies" could cause "social disruptions," but did note that citizens can prevent the rise of another Hitler if they "work through this together."

Dalio, is not the only financier worried about social unrest. George Soros is another billionaire who has repeatedly warned of the possibility of social unrest as governments around the world slash spending even as unemployment remains high.

And as if all that wasn't enough in a mere 91 days it will be the end of the Mayan Calender. As a tide of fear for so many and hope for the rest of us, rises and sets on this conspicuous date for the collective consciousness.

Change is inevitable. The more profound and prevailing feeling with this Equinox, especially with all the transitions going on in the galactic, national, international & often most challenging: personal plane, is that we do not know where we are headed. We do not know what's next. But there is a deep profound feeling that it will be systemic change beyond our ability to comprehend.

Be still. Trust the Great River has it's Pace & it's Direction. Let Go & Do not be afraid. Do what you can with where you are at. Within each of us we have the choice to leave old habits behind and walk away from all that no longer serves us. Some are up for that task. Others are opting to leave the physical form to find peace and eternal life in a far less difficult place.

The leaves turning and falling is inevitable. But so is their glorious sacred return in the Spring. Be mindful of that in the coming months.

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