Authentic Sacredness & Profound Connection
Raven in Zion by The Center for True North, llc
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 questions like 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.
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 12/21/2012. 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 creating 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".
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 prophesize
- natural catastrophes,
- chemical annihilation,
- unprecedented terrorist assaults,
- consummate economic collapse,
- alien invasions,
- 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,
- a pole shift
are deliberately encoded to trigger layers of fear, dread, panic and aggression in order 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.
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