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2012 Predictions For A Shift Of The Age

July 15, 2010

2012 Predictions For A Shift Of The Age

Before we get into the heart of the matter concerning four of the top predictions centered on our current Shift Of The Age, one should come to the realization that this whole shift process is a natural one. Not a very easy thought to consider today when the subject is examined without an open mind. If that is your predisposition, or if you know someone who needs a better understanding of what major effects may very well transpire over the next few years of this present shift, it is my intent this article offers some help in that regard.

First off, please know this period in which we find ourselves is a transient, temporary one. Our world today is filled with unprecedented turmoil and challenges which can, at times, seem overwhelming. While some would argue this has always been the case, they could not deny the volume and intensity of what we face today is ever increasing unabated. It’s as if we are face to face with the darkest aspects of humanity screaming at the coming dawn of a new and very bright era now appearing before us. And as this is a natural process, in a similar fashion to creating life itself, the birth pains come before the joy.

The onslaught of these changes some of which are pleasant and others very unpleasant, effect each one of us in the most profound and personal ways. If there is any consolation, we are all on this fantastic ride together. It will be through us coming together as unique individuals with the same intent to ultimately triumph into a brighter day. We now stand on the threshold of a New Earth one we will create that actually begins within each of us.

A Valuable Opportunity

By no historical means are we now experiencing a world-wide cultural paradigm shift for the first time. Throughout our popular recorded history, the inhabitants of Earth experienced within their lifetimes, something so novel that mankind and life on this planet was in many ways, transformed forever. And here we find ourselves again!

Although speculation abounds as to the most probable source of these transformative shifts, yet regardless of what precipitates these life-altering events, history has shown they in fact occurred. I’m not merely referring to cyclic geological upheavals and associated theories of catastrophism. Rather, I would suggest we focus on the wonderful human evolutionary leaps which have catapulted mankind into higher levels awareness through a greater ability to consciously apply finer thought-forms. Here now as before, is where we find ourselves challenged to allow transformation to take place. Are you up to the challenge?

Therein lies a very significant aspect of what we are all once again, facing. An opportunity to consciously re-direct our intentions to define with greater authority, a world truly transformed for the better of the whole. As explained in this post- 2012 Is Happening Inside You, something profound is forcing us to closely re-examine not only our individual lives, but the totality of interaction with our surrounding world. We by our very thoughts and choices without exception, build the world we live in. Could it be that our handicaps are now being removed? I believe the answer to that question is- YES!

Not Etched in Prophetic Stone

It’s important to note and point out that what is commonly referred to as the “Shift Age”, has been occurring for some time now. Most of the leading proponents from varying viewpoints either in academia or within lesser know circles of esoteric, spiritual or religious schools of thought agree the current Shift of the Age process has been rapidly unfolding for the past twelve years.

They would also conclude to a point, that what may happen is malleable. Most schools of thought feel we will look back on the infamous winter solstice date of December 21, 2012 and conclude this date was the defining turning point into another dimension of conscious awareness.

The following predictions are not to be construed as prophetic in nature. These are to be viewed as a conglomeration, a gathering of the most probable outcomes based on humanities current direction with a dose of “cosmic conspiracy of influence” included for good measure. As with all predictions, they are not etched in stone. That is to say, not everyone will experience the Shift equally and as you read, allow your heart to lead yourself in the direction you want for your life. Choice and empowerment are now yours for the taking as never before. With that, let’s move onto the top four predictions for this Shift of the Age.

Predictions for the 2012 Shift

1)      Earth changing astronomical events caused by the Galactic Alignment.

This is a factual astronomical event caused by the Precession of the Equinox whereby our solar system comes into direct alignment and passes through the equator of our galaxy, the Milky Way. Scientifically calculated to occur every 25,920 years as the Earth along with our neighboring planets, traverses the Galactic equator in approximately 18 years. Also, this same event is said to occur at the half-way point of the precession cycle or, every 12,960 years. The most accurate measurements indicate this galactic alignment began around 1998 and will continue through 2016 as we move through the galactic equator. Recent scientific discoveries conclude a super massive black hole exists at the center of the Milky Way galaxy which influence many predictions.

Although not fully understood, the energies which emanate from the galaxy’s center along the Galactic equator could be responsible for the Galactic Super-wave theories and subsequent effects on everything in their energetic path. Time is not on our side as we may soon experience a blast from the past either by the energy emanating from our galaxy’s center or a galactic super-wave.

Finally, one cannot exclude our Sun in this astronomically based prediction. Coronal Mass Ejections or, solar flares peak in 11 year cycles and the next solar peak according to scientists will be in 2012. Massive solar flares unseen in recent history are recorded in lunar rock samples indicating “Super Flares” 50 times higher than any current intensity did occur approximately 16,000 years ago. Additional scientific evidence indicates all of our solar system’s planets are changing rapidly. Apparently, “global warming” and climate change is not exclusively an Earthly domain. See this post for more details-Precession of the Equinox from Darkness into Light.

On the potential for cataclysmic, mountain-moving mayhem, there is a reasonable probability our Earth and we upon it, may be transformed by these cosmic convergences and their associated by-products. Solar flares and the like, combined with our ever decreasing magnetic field enveloping the Earth which is overdue for a magnetic pole reversal, can equally spell disaster or massive changes to our fragile, technologically dependent life.

In conclusion, while these astronomical events are factual, their effect on the human psyche and our planet as a whole could play a major if not a pivotal role in the entire transformation process during the shift time period.

2)      The end of time as we know it.

No credible predictions would be complete without the inclusion of the mysterious Maya Long-Count calendar. Mayan time keeping calculates a 5,125 year long periodic era is concluding on December 21, 2012. For more reading, see this post- The-Mayan Underworlds and 2012. According to Maya mythology, on that fateful day of December 21, 2012, Earth will align with the Dark Rift (near the Milky Way’s center nuclear bulge). They referred to this place and alignment as the Black Road and represented the Crossroads or Sacred Tree in their mythology. They also had a specific term for the Milky Way’s center it was- Hunab K’u. Translated it means womb, or birth place; could they be referring to our return to the place of birth or a re-birth is about to occur? It would serve you well to know the Maya obviously had possession of vast knowledge of the cosmos most of which modern man has only recently discovered (including the timing of this alignment) and confirmed accurate. That fact in and of itself is very curious and noteworthy being that the Maya civilization peaked around 250 AD to 900 AD.

While popular culture may embrace the notion of the end-of-the-world will take place around this 2012 date, the Maya tell a far different story. According to the Maya, the world as we know it will cease to exist in its current state because this date in time marks the beginning of a new cycle called the “Fifth Sun”. They state emphatically: world will not physically end.

The preceding cyclical eras were dominated by altering influences, forces that were either female or male oriented. These where always divisive, fairly unbalanced periods of existence. The current expiring fourth cycle was dominated by the male energies associated with our left brain’s capacity to express its unique characteristics. Think of the emerging Fifth Sun as the equal blending the energetic qualities of both male and female powers. Both left and right brain operating as a whole is the key here. (See this article- 2012 Consciousness Shift- Right Brain vs. Left for more) Imagine a world where one side is not competing against the other, but co-existing equally together without separation and in doing so, eliminating confrontations by helping support one another. Think- peace on earth, harmony and a return to full consciousness and personal power unimaginable, a world essentially void of strife.

Very similar and possibly confirming predictions involving eras and time-cycles come from the other side of the planet. Described within the Hindu scriptures, we also find the concept of time cycles and their corresponding attributes of each. The scriptures describe in detail, four cycles or eras known as Yugas. Most interpreters believe we are or have just exited the Kali Yuga. The Kali Yuga is the last in a series of Yugas, a period of time when spiritual degeneration is at the lowest level. It is also referred to as the Dark Age as people are the furthest removed from God. During the Kali Yuga, the qualities of man and life on Earth read like today’s evening news. Just as the Maya’s Long Count calendar propose, the Hindu time cycles containing the roughest periods of darkness appear to have recently ended. We are now experiencing the remaining, residual effects these ages personify.

Bottom line here is the general theme within these time-based predictions from indigenous peoples accurately point to the time in which we are now in. According to the Maya and Hindu (as well as others) traditions and predictions, we are well into the transition period into a New Earth that will emerge totally changed and renewed. To that, we can be grateful for.

3)      Chaos capitalized by selfish power players.

For those who are oriented towards more self serving means, the opportunity to gain additional control over the world’s population will be seized upon. We should expect to see a continuation to further expand dominion over people and nations through fear-based manipulation and tactics. Whether by controlled economic collapse of countries, environmental or natural Earth disasters, the threat of or actual world war, we will see the most base, deceptive and inhumane behavior promoted by a select few continue unabated for a short while.

Consider the fact that for the past 5,000 years we have witnessed the extreme potential of malice among mankind actually played out in every respect. During the closing days of this age, there will be a portion of mankind who deliberately choose in a valiant attempt, to retain age old power hierarchy and divisional power structures that are purely self-serving. They are aligned with the knowledge that time and opportunity to gain additional global control over humanity is very short. In short, contrast all that to the opposing mass of humanity who are awakening and witnessing all the evidence of high level deception, deceit, greed and self-serving actions of a minority group, these groups will no longer be tolerated any further.

Global opposition to these groups or individuals and their intentions of further manipulative control, have already begun to collapse under their own weight. Expect to witness additional shocking revelations brought into the open in the areas of- politics, government including the military, large businesses and institutions, energy, banking and finance at both the country and world-wide levels.

4)      Rapid evolution of human consciousness .

Here is where the optimism and sincere hope for humanity arrives. Notwithstanding all the three preceding predictions, we culminate where we all begin. There is no doubt you would agree your life is vastly different than it was just five years ago, and for that matter, only a couple of years past. You like I, are changing rapidly. Just like the prediction for cosmic events to accelerate and culminate in a New Earth evolving, so too will we be a different human being. It matters not the external influences or calamities that we participate in either physically or mentally, what is at the heart of the matter is our spiritual, eternal condition reflected outwardly. This golden truth is the wisdom of the ages.

Look around at your neighbors, loved ones, friends and acquaintances do you receive the differences about them? Often you can experience and subtly feel firsthand how they like you, have changed. Some are still struggling, others and integrating and balancing various aspects of their lives and in the process, becoming complete.

During the waning days of 2012 before we are more fully conscious expect to see glimmers of far different human interactions especially with those who have made a personal decision to live life unbounded by fear and limitations. Likewise, expect to witness some who remain locked into a vanishing world that is not supported by those who deliberately choose to face all their darkest aspects and banish them one at a time. We should each expect to partake in a final episode of humanities transition into a fully conscious being that has integrated and become whole within our very being- mind, body, spirit and soul.

We all have to share compassion equally during this transition as we experience changes to ourselves and the world unseen before. Be aware and refuse to succumb into a place where disparities tempt you with the illusion that we are not all equals and separate from one another. There will be an attempt to have people “choose sides” as the separation mindset of our ego demands attention to remain in control of a faded reality.

The Dynamic Combination

In consideration for the length of this post, I deliberately took liberty and condensed the predictions into only four categories. Although the prediction list could be rather extensive, many of the possibilities used to make 2012 predictions can be realistically categorized into one of the four predictions above. It is the authors opinion we could actually experience a dynamic combination of the above four predictions.

Despite numerous potentials, the first prediction is by far the most probable catalyst and ultimate time keeper of when and why these paradigm shifts actually occur. When one considers everything in the universe is related and interconnected down to the atomic, subatomic and quantum level, it’s not a far stretch to conclude the universe sets creation in motion and dictates the evolutionary expansion process.

As anticipation increases the closer we approach the 2012 infamous date, we should not lose sight of just what we all face. Beyond the common hype of doom and destruction when conversations turn to 2012, another more important conversation should accompany such discussions. If only 50% of the predictions prove valid, the outcome is all about the future of humanity and how we coexist on Earth beyond our previous limitations.

Through a very high probability of the predictions above, the universes cosmic influence appear to be conspiring through a combination of ways to remind each one of us that we are not merely spectators to a epoch destined to transpire, but are to be active participants. What we should at least understand by now, is we cannot as human beings, journey much further on the former path we created. Have we not already experienced enough to a small degree, how that path would end?

The shift is really all about you…and your response to any elements of the predictions as they unfold. An opportunity exists for everyone during this current Shift of The Age for looking inward at our personal intentions and how we flow through this whole shift process because it is equally about ourselves in as much the same way as all of us collectively.

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The Mystery Message of Pacal Votan and 2012

March 23, 2010

The Last Great Mayan King

As fate would have it and through many years unbeknown to me, the mysterious Maya King known as Pacal Votan has secretly occupied a place in my life. Albeit for all these years he’s simply been an object of decorative art in my home and it was not until recently that I was re-introduced to this all important Maya King.

He plays a significant role in our shift into the next world age in Mayan chronology on the winter solstice of December 21, 2012. Pacal Votan was the ruler-king from 603-683 BC in the glorious city of Palenque in Chiapas, Mexico. He is revered as the chief engineer that guided the Maya through their inscriptions on stone monuments and temples with very precise astronomical and astrological information.

My initial encounter with Pacal Votan happened much further away while on a trip to beautiful Chichen Itza. Always one with an eye for uniqueness, I was drawn to purchase a bust carving made of jade and situated on a base of black onyx. The only thing I knew at the time was it represented just another Mayan king like many before him and those few remaining after him, and would return fond memories of that fascinating trip. Fast forward to 2010.

While researching the Maya calendar and time systems specifically the Long-Count version where the 2012 date originates and signifies the end of this particular world age, I came across an image of Pacal Votan. I was pleasantly surprised recognizing the face and immediately and retrieved the carving for a closer look. Yes, it was a representative image of the King himself and it now occupies a special place upon my desk even as I write this post. While simply being another Maya king and that is still true today, the significance and wisdom of Pacal Votan and what he spoke about the time leading up to 2012 cannot be discounted.

Universal Frequency of Natural Time

A quick step back in time to the city of Palenque reveals an amazing archeological discovery that took place while excavating on the site. A Mexican archeological team in 1948 lead by Alberto Ruz Lhuillier first discovered a plaster tube beneath the stone flooring in a room on top of the Temple of the Inscriptions. This plaster tube is known as the “Earth Spirit Speaking Tube” a conduit that is said Pacal Votan used to communicate with the living. It follows the once hidden 69 steps down into the entrance of the king’s tomb inside the pyramid. After four years of excavating into the Temple of the Inscriptions, they found Pacal Votan’s sarcophagus and body. And what a discovery it was. Ruz said it was both awesome and mystical, because he knew that burial chamber had been untouched since 692 AD. He said he could feel the breath of the last people who closed that door. If it had not been for the tube, that tomb may not have been found!

I believe it was this special tomb the only one known to have been hidden by the Mayans inside a temple, and its unique sarcophagus lid that became famous after being brought into public light through the writing of Erich von Daniken in his 1968 book- Chariots of the Gods? Unsolved Mysteries of the Past. The now famous sarcophagus lid depicts what many today see as someone commanding a type of vehicle.

The Mayan academic community believes it only represents Pacal descending into the mouth of the Underworld. There is much more knowledge being revealed through the elaborate carvings on the lids surface. The debate and opinions concerning the “space craft” or vehicle theory continue to this day.

Lord Pacal died on March 31, 683 at the age of 80. He resided as king near the end of the Classic Period, from July 29, 615 A.D. assuming the throne at an incredible young age of 12 and ruled for 68 years. I’m a person fascinated by the likelihood that mathematics (aka Sacred Geometry) govern the known universe; so, whenever I notice similarities or synchronicity involving numbers I cannot hide being at least amused. Some quite interesting dates and time-lines that carry allot of meaning surround Pacal Votan’s burial, 2012 and the subsequent discovery of his resting place. Even with the pyramid construction progress on the Temple of Inscription above his tomb, somehow Pacal Votan prior to his death could see forward into linear time enabling him to communicate a profound message of time so accurate it defies left-brain logic.

Although Pacal Votan died in 683, nine years went by until his tomb beneath The Temple of Inscriptions was dedicated and sealed in 692 AD. Between 692 and discovery of his tomb in 1952, 1,260 years had passed. This number- 1260 is a very significant as an indirect, even subliminal message referring to man-made artificial time. Without diverging greatly, the Maya where masters with date keeping and did so through natural means using celestial mechanisms primarily lunar and solar observations that are so accurate they only need adjustment once every 100,000 years!

Contrary to natural timekeeping, today through our use of the Julian/Gregorian calendar and all our technological advancements, we have lost our powerful connection with creation so much that we still do not fully understand our handicapped nature. Pacal Votan knew this was to occur and wrote of just a world in which we find ourselves today in the closing days of the Mayan 5th world age. More about the cause and effect later, but first we need to grasp the language of time, its cycles, and a prophetic mathematical message as conveyed by Pacal Votan.

12:60 can be viewed as a direct reference to our artificially fabricated man-made 12 month calendar and mechanical, 60 minute hours which have led our world forward since Julius Cesar introduced this calendar in 46 BC. This calendar or more precisely, “clock” was the first machine and the basis for all machine technology to come. It seem fitting that this number, 1260 would blatantly appear in the time line of Pacal Votan as it identifies with the western world’s chosen date keeping method at the time the temple was constructed and the tombs discovery in 1952.

Natural Time vs. Artificial Time

Another, special number appears as well and refers not only to Maya natural time keeping methods, but also the year 2012. Between 692 AD and 2012 the closing of the Mayan 5th age, (see this post) there are exactly 1,320 years. For most, this number quite frankly is meaningless. However, upon closer look at events, an amazing message appears.

From Pacal Votan’s tomb discovery in 1952 to 2012 there is just 60 years remaining. When you add the 60 years together with the 1,260 years the tomb was hidden, you again get that special number- 1,320 years! By the way, this is the same number encoded in the mathematics of the Mayan Long-Count calendar 13:20- 13 baktuns (144,000 days), consisting of 20 katuns (7,200 days) each; the entire 13 baktun cycle is to be completed in 2012. This to me is far more than coincidence as everything was in perfect timing, precisely as foreseen by Pacal Votan and he left nothing about the tomb’s message of time to chance, not even its discovery.

Just as 12:60 is representative of something man-made that is, limited 3 dimensional time, 13:20 is representative of natural time or the Law of Time, a cosmic 4th dimensional existence. This is the world in which not only the Maya but many other indigenous cultures existed in long before man’s attempt to permanently alter natural laws with the introduction man-made time. In other numerical terms, 13:20 can be associated with the 13 annual cycles of the moon and our bodies have 13 major articulations- ankles, knees, hips, wrists, elbows, shoulders and the neck. You can also add 13 + 20 and arrive at a master number of 33 which is also the number of vertebrae in the spine. Let’s not forget the 20 fingers and toes, together all these symbolically connect Heaven and Earth.

To the Maya, 13:20 was a very important ratio as it was also reflected in one of their master calendars called the Tzolkin. Interestingly, this calendar had alternate meanings like- “pieces of sun” or “day-count of vibrational tree-consciousness”.

This Tzolkin calendar although not based on the movement of heavenly bodies, describes all the energies of Creation (260 of them, 13×20) as they daily move along through cycles within cycles. Again, all based on a 13:20 ratio that permeates the entire Mayan natural time keeping system and as we have just seen, the famous Long-Count calendar. In this 260 day calendar, there are 13 months of 20 days and it included 20 weeks consisting of 13 days each.

With both man-made, 12:60 time and universal, 13:20 natural time codes present within Pacal Votan burial, tomb discovery and the 5th age conclusion on December 21, 2012 this could very well be a valiant attempt by Pacal Votan to validate and express a simultaneous convergence of differing existences finally colliding in our time. One could say living in a 12:60 time-line is to be assured of limitation where living in 13:20 a universal, cosmic time-line is to embrace limitlessness and non-separation that exists in all of creation.

A Time Traveler Speaks

All this should not come as a real shock when one considers that Pacal Votan was known as the magician of time and mathematics. He applied mathematics as a language to bridge the divided human experience and will enable us to consciously transcend higher into the eternal realms. He is attributed in saying:

“All is number. God is a number. God is in all.”

This is an intriguing way to conceptualize the Maya’s 2012 message that we are intimately linked together and all of life is ordered by re-occurring cycles of time and their associated patterns within all creation. We are now closing out the most important time cycle, our own solar system’s ~26,000 year Galactic realignment with the source and center of the Milky Way Galaxy on or around December 21, 2012 that coincides with the close of the Mayan’s 5th age and their 13th baktun which began 5,125 years ago in August, 3114 BC. (For more insight see this article) Our infinite, interconnectedness with all of creation is the Mayan’s primary message regarding 2012. We can only go through this opening doorway by living a synchronistic way of life that is in absolute harmony with all creation and this dimensional doorway is represented by natural, cosmic time.

So what did Pacal Votan speak about these days of this cycle we now live in? For starters, he said that mankind would disconnect from the laws of natural order through the use of artificial time and become addicted to materialistic values becoming ignorant of our sacred interdependence with nature, that is- all of creation. This current 5th world cycle is known both as “the triumph of materialism” and “the transformation of matter.” How fitting are those descriptions in this closing age of time. I believe we have accomplished both and now find ourselves awakening to the fact that something much greater and very important to our survival has been missed or unknowingly discarded along the way.

Pacal also understood that mankind would have to awake from a state of amnesia to regain our conscious connection to a universal natural, 13:20 cosmic time of synchronicity and by adopting it, would become no longer spiritually bound by a restrictive, materialistic centric 12:60 mechanized time illusion. Truth be told, time is not money, time is art.

An Error in Time

Even to the casual observer it is easy to see that with the invention of the clock, it gave birth to the false idea that time is outside us. It’s as if time is something we can observe like daily blocks on a calendar or tick-tock of a clock that fly by in a linear fashion totally devoid of the natural, organic process of life that goes on without interruption and without artificial time. I suspect this disconnection to natural time and the rhythmic cycles of creation is a primary means for our current inability to access the higher self and our inherent inner technology with ease and grace.

To clarify what Pacal Votan mysterious message of time is saying to us can easily be seen through what happened at the beginning of the 13th and last baktun of the Mayan calendar. The final 13th baktun cycle began in 1618 and ends in 2012. As we entered this final cycle of time, it was right after the introduction of the 12-month Gregorian calendar system in 1582 by Pope Gregory XIII. It was also during the early 1600’s when the accuracy of mechanical clocks were finally perfected.

Between these two instruments and their combined use is what catapulted humanity headlong into the birth of the scientific revolution and materialism governed by mechanized time. Of course without these tools the industrial revolution and all our technological advancements could not have taken place; yet between the Maya and Pacal Votan time prophesies they verify this world age like others prior is ending right on “time” giving way to a new paradigm.

“The clock turns time from a process of nature into a commodity that can be measured and bought and sold like soap or sultanas. And because, without some means of exact time keeping, industrial capitalism could never have developed and could not continue to exploit the workers, the clock represents an element of mechanical tyranny in the lives of modern men more potent than any individual exploiter or any other machine… Now the movement of the clock sets the tempo men’s lives – they become the servant of the concept of time which they themselves have made, and are held in fear, like Frankenstein by his own monster.” -George Woodcock

We can no longer expect to continue at the exponential speed at which our technological progress is unfolding without attaining a corresponding level of wisdom and expect to avert disaster. Business as usual is a blind path; just look at the crossroads of choice we face today. There is no reason why we cannot transition out of our present condition on this wonderful planet with the proper use of specialized technologies and our own internal, divine technologies to create “Heaven on Earth”.

A key mystery as to how we may do this has been revealed through the wisdom of Pacal Votan’s message about our needed reconnection to once again return to our complete selves by connecting to the natural order of the universe through our use of the 13:20 frequency of natural time. For more information about the Mayans universally correct natural calendar or ways in which this spiritually tuned time keeping method can be applied into your life, visit-

Temple Of The Inscriptions
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2012 Consciousness Shift- Right Brain vs. Left

March 2, 2010

Pole Shift, Mind Shift or Both?

Today, you don’t have to search too far looking for information and various viewpoints about the 2012 phenomena. From countless books, movies, websites and TV shows, they all have added to the growing storm flood swirling around just waiting for someone to jump in. (May I suggest taking a life preserver just in case you become overwhelmed by the rushing torrents!) Some offerings are sincere and in many ways, accurate with their predictive assumptions based upon long standing ancient prophecies of indigenous peoples. Allot more of these messages and especially the main-stream media versions focus on the cataclysmic elements of the event-story line.

While I personally believe the scientific communities’ evidence is quietly proclaiming major earth changes are not only occurring now, but they are accelerating and growing at a much larger, rapid pace. This important life changing component of the 2012 subject is critical to understand, but it is only a passing part of the entire process. If one really wants to dive in and get a better grasp on the earthly changes subject matter, may I suggest looking into the topic of a geographic pole-shift.

This scientific fact is not to be confused with an associated event that is, a magnetic pole-shift which most scientists know, magnetic fields on earth normally fluctuate often. Much of the catastrophic, mountain-moving, continent sinking events that are geologically proven to have occurred at specific time intervals in earth’s past are the basis of recent Hollywood movies. (see this post) So, I cannot totally disagree about the likelihood of just such an event’s possibility; yet, if you do understand the “why” you are in a position of knowledge reducing fear thus better able to help yourself and others if such an event occurs.

Finally, one more item regarding the 2012 time-line. We live in a world primarily driven by our calendar time systems and much of what we now do requires us to be observant of such. So, to expect with utmost certainty that on the winter solstice of December 21, 2012 that all hell is going to break loose, I believe you will find that you have been misled. Consider this current shift of the age as a birthing process which will span a couple years past 2012 possibly into 2014. We are now well into the birth pains and to an uninformed outside observer, this time looks like chaos and pain which being true, it is. But to the informed and consciously awake, the joy of a new life full of promise is soon to emerge into the light of day.

Now that we have set aside a major geological, scientifically and historically accurate probability of just what may happen during this shift of the age we are now in, I want to address the here and now. It’s important to get a grasp on the internal changes within each of us that are at the heart of the matter for all humanity. For in doing so, I believe we will all be in a much better position for the really important turning point in Earth’s and humanities entrance into the Golden Age.

Humanities Potential No Longer Handicapped

For approximately the past 5,125 years and even further back to almost 13,000 years ago, we have for the most part, been living a handicapped life. This handicap while a natural process has been orchestrated by our dominating left-brain’s inherent capacities and minimal influence from our more spirit connected right-brains.

All the evidence now available from the ancient wisdom of our past to today’s scientific discoveries combined together, cooberate a simple fact- the human race is now experiencing a quickening of our evolution in consciousness. This is no small feat by any measure. Beyond the 2012 doom and destruction portrayed to the masses, our real destination and the bright promise of an entirely different world is becoming possible because we are now returning to spirit-mind-body wholeness. I suspect many readers realize they are eternal, spiritual energetic beings which by choice, are experiencing through physical embodiment “life” here on this planet.

It is through these bodies we indwell that have restricted our abilities to easily access all of our infinite being. Thus, handicapped we have had severely limited abilities and a degraded conscious awareness of our complete, all empowering eternal Selves. What was once out of reach for so many now is becoming a moment-by-moment transformation of Self made possible through reawakening and reconnecting to our true, higher Selves. Through a balanced functioning of our brains, combined with our hearts primary role, we are quickly becoming trans-human.

Left Brain Right Brain

History is replete with individuals who were able to access their complete being tapping universal resources and then applying these to seemingly alter or modify their surroundings and even other people. All these actions and the like were labeled by observers as either miracles or magic. Even to this day some believe these capacities are reserved for the select few, however, it is not true. All this is changing now. The real essence of the 2012 shift is about the transformation of our minds, hearts and spirits. Specifically we are going to focus on the mind portion of this triad. Our minds are magnificent, even magical and a very mysterious component of our bodies.

While some state we do not use 100% of our brain’s capacity all the time, notwithstanding, we have total access to that higher capacity. More importantly in all this talk is the physical brain structure with its two halves that comprise the whole. Here is where it gets interesting from a human historical and forward looking perspective. We have been held back in our consciousness advancement by our inability to balance and effectively use our divided brains through the direct influence of our higher-self, or spirit. One other equally significant contributor in balancing this dance of divinity is our hearts. More on the heart a bit later.

Our brains operate in duality simply because of the way in which they are divided and connected to each side through the corpus callosum. It as if we have two super powerful computers inside our head running on two distinctly different software operating systems with a fire-wall separating the two. As a result of this design, we are in effect able to choose to a degree, which side of the brain is dominant for most of our lives. Yet, for most human beings the choice of which one dominates and directs is largely ignored and left on auto-pilot. Each of the two cerebral hemispheres offers special characteristics that are unique to each other and when utilized together, provide a complete balance in our cognitive abilities. Again, the key here is balance for optimal conscious awareness and a more complete access to the higher realms where our true Self resides.

Merging of the Minds

Most of us have thinking abilities and awareness of this world predominately generated by our left brains. Generally speaking, for the past 5,125 years (see this post) and even further back, we have been lead by, and created life through our left-brain thinking capacities. Our brain’s left hemisphere is responsible for perception of and the response to this reality and its structure generated within our five senses. It decodes and filters language, quantifies and analyzes objectives, and simply put, classifies and judges everything perceived through a lens of logistics- right-wrong, black-white, good-evil, mine-yours, win-lose.

One of the most detrimental aspects of left-brain only thinking is that of supreme separation of the individual from other individual souls including the surrounding reality. While this is merely a mind-generated perception, if normally left unchecked it can lead to all kinds unwarranted, fear induced choices or decisions because one believes others are in the exact same restrictive position. Of course this belief is now proven to be false, but unfortunately it is hard to escape that paradigm without the full use and contribution of the right brain.

These left-brain influenced individuals are separated by the left mind and void of the ability to access or even conceptualize empathy and other emotional aspects of the right brain. Trapped within this limited domain they are unable to comprehend the interconnected effect of their actions or choices which most often greatly impact others. When individuals have limited or even non-existent abilities to feel emotion, they naturally become very robotic-like humanoids. This is when their objectives to manipulate others for the sole gain and benefit of a select group is easily and logically accepted because without empathy, anything goes. Just look at today’s headline news and consider which side of the brain is the ultimate source of and responsible for, our present world condition.

Again, history contains a complete record of what occurs when the left-brain dominates. This is a separation based mindset that can only deliver limited human potential. Fortunately, this time period has run its unbalanced course and is in quick order re-balancing itself. The unbalanced use of our minds has historically displayed the worst of our abilities and until recently, these internal energetic changes which are now occurring affords us a wake-up call- right on time before our collective demise.

Many multitudes are awakening into another expression of living through accessing more often the right-brain’s functions and know if this left-brain dominated world is allowed to manifest unabated, surely we shall soon cease to exist in our present order. In the table below, characteristics and cognitive functions on each side of our brains are identified. Notice the divergent characteristics, although combined together the potential is immense.

Disconnect Left to Ignite the Right

Crucial to human control in a certain direction has been the desire to suppress activity in the right side of the brain, or at least to stop it transmitting that unique activity which originates in the right hemisphere. Awareness and information flowing to each side is transmitted via the brain’s ‘bridge’ known as the corpus callosum. This bridge to either side appears to have tollgate or fire-wall which can be closed or controlled by subtle, externally sourced mind-influencing, thought generating mechanisms unknown to the general population.

Activity generated by either side of the brain can often be easily distinguished from one another. Generally speaking, the left-brain is considered in essence male and the right, female. Just as all things existing in the universe, there must exist the opposing energy forms. Our physical makeup is no different. Each side experiences reality in fundamentally different ways. The right side maintains a direct connection to the infinite beyond our common, five senses with awareness of all interconnectedness. On the other hand, the left side is our direct, tactile connection in “this world” operating within logical, methodical constructs carrying with it a definitive, judgmental, survivalist predisposition. It also allows us to perceive the illusion of liner time as sequences unfold, events transpire, adding to the illusion of time passing and forever moving into a future.

When the left-brain is isolated entirely, foreign levels of infinite awareness emerge. One such documented case involved a woman by the name of Jill Bolte Taylor. Dr. Taylor is an American brain scientist who personally experienced right-brain “reality” when she suffered a hemorrhage after a blood vessel exploded and shut down the left side of her brain. This life altering event could not have happened to a better person; one unique individual scientifically capable of coherently assimilating the brain processes that transpired during this ordeal. When this occurred, she was on an exercise machine and quickly realized that something was amiss as she noticed brain functions slip away one by one, speech, movement, understanding- she studied and remembered every moment.

She went onto write a book titled- My Stroke of Insight which centered on her profound life changing experience. And from her own words-

“…it was as though my consciousness had shifted away from my normal perception of reality, where I’m the person on the machine having the experience, to some esoteric space where I’m witnessing myself having this experience. I look down at my arm and I realize that I can no longer define the boundaries of my body. I can’t define where I begin and where I end, because the atoms and the molecules of my arm blended with the atoms and molecules of the wall. And all I could detect was this energy. Energy. And I’m asking myself, ‘What is wrong with me, what is going on? And at first I was shocked to find myself inside of a silent mind. But then I was immediately captivated by the magnificence of energy around me. And because I could no longer identify the boundaries of my body, I felt enormous and expansive. I felt at one with all the energy that was, and it was beautiful there.”

It could be surmised that one of the most important discoveries that emerged was that Dr. Taylor categorically revealed the left-brain is egoistic, intellectually based in logic and strictly attached to time compared to the right brain which is egoless, highly intuitional and time-transcendent. In short, our left-brain is the function of the “Mind” while our right-brain is solely the function of the “Heart”.

Here is a 20 minute video with Dr. Taylor speaking during a TED conference. Her story is an incredible one validating how our brains define us and connect us to the world at large and each other. Well worth the 20 minute time investment to watch and hear her fascinating story.

Heart & Mind Unity Consciousness

With research exploding in bio-tech, more and more empirical evidence shows the interconnection between the DNA of our genes, brains, behavior, culture and physical environment, proving the ancients right! It is just that now, we are able to more clearly understand their language and the important messages they are still transmitting to us today. The timing of this message and its contents cannot be ignored. Another significant component and very likely the most important one in uniting the eternal spirit with our complete mind is the heart. As heart research continues to evolve and reveal its secrets, we shall soon confirm that our spirit resides in the domain of the heart. Our duality based consciousness erodes when our hearts open allowing an unlimited access for our spirit’s higher Selves to influence equally both hemispheres of our brains. This acknowledgment of the hearts role must not be downplayed. (read these posts here and here)

Think of this natural collaboration a triad of sorts, linking our spirit, undivided mind and heart all unified together capable of unbridled creative capacity dominated by the influential power of unconditional love. At the very moment of birth within individuals, this grand all-encompassing eternal awareness reveals that something miraculous happened. You quickly realize you are not the same person that you were before. On a biological level this true at a cosmic level this also true. With balanced influence from both hemispheres of our brains directed by our eternal spirits, our entire sense of self and surrounding reality changes. Our old values and life perspectives are transformed. Previously hidden doorways to untold beauty and possibility suddenly emerge right before us.

Today more than any time in the past 5,125 years, humanity is now emerging to traverse through these infinite doorways because our incredible universe and our eternal higher Selves has once again conspired to lift this creation to another higher realm of promise. This moment of birth is now upon us all.

Allow the magic of miracles to infuse your entire being playfully permitting your open heart and mind to dance within the unifying music of synchronicity.

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Mayan Underworlds and 2012

January 8, 2010

The Mayan Underworlds and 2012

For the first article of the New Year and just as the 21st century has turned the corner into another decade unfolding before us, I wanted to continue the recent articles discussing the cyclic nature of time. In the western world with our Gregorian calendar, we often conceive time only in a linear fashion; and in doing so, we sacrifice a greater awareness of life itself. In a follow up to the premise about definitive cycles of time proposed in Timewave Zero and the 2012 Convergence and Mayan 2012 Countdown Clock.

I believe an investigation into just what the Mayan viewed as time cycles is of paramount importance. Not just any time as expressed in their numerous calendar systems, but especially those which tracked the movement of heavenly bodies. In taking a closer look, we will examine the real hidden meaning of 2012 and events which lead up to this infamous date in time.

Having researched the Maya’s understanding and beliefs about time concerning the creation of our cosmos, I returned to the fascinating concept they held about the structure of the universe and how specific time cycles influenced the conscious evolution of mankind. According to what I refer to as their Cosmic Creation Clock, it directs us to a time very soon where all points converge into completeness. This is a point where seemingly repetitive time cycles cease to exist. Here we will examine the possibility that December 21, 2012 may in fact not be the actual turning point to a new paradigm on Earth. Having said consistently in so many ways, if one believes and waits upon that particular day expecting a transformation of everything just like flipping on a switch, they could miss important road markers along the way. This is a very exciting time to be here on Earth!

The Nine Underworlds

The term “underworld” quickly brings to mind elements of darkness or places one would wish not to tread. Upon the Spaniards arrival along with the accompanying Christian missionaries on the Yucatan Peninsula, they were perplexed to learn and witness this Mayan belief of underworlds in practice. In the Spaniards minds this term was misinterpreted while assuming it was a reference to hell, they were surprised seeing the Mayan King-priests performing sacred rituals on top of pyramids. It was towards the cosmos they gazed and tuned their attention, not necessarily the Earth below. However, in the Mayan cosmological construct a reference to the underworlds was not about someplace below as we shall soon see.

The Mayans never considered these underworlds as hells; the pyramids are thought of as mountains to the cosmos with everything happening and evolving in-between the heavens above, the source of creation and the “underworld” right where we exist on Earth. So, why the number nine? The first clue coming to mind about the number nine is the frequency at which it occurs throughout many cultures and faiths. Nine is often associated with very holy and highly spiritual connotations. Take for instance the following examples regarding the number nine. Each are totally separated by time and distance to the Maya, yet carry the significance associated with this powerful number:

  • Nine is considered a feminine number by many because of the nine months a child is in the womb before birth.
  • The Muslims the Holy month of Ramadan is the Ninth month of the year.
  • Nine arms of the Hanukkah candelabra.
  • In Catholicism, novenas are nine days of prayer.
  • There were nine doors to the holiest part of the temple in Jerusalem.
  • In Judaism, The Nine Days are the first nine days in the month of Av, a time of intense mourning commemorating the destruction of the first and second temples in Jerusalem.
  • Nine-storied pagodas are commonly seen throughout the world.
  • Norse Mythology is filled with the symbology of nine. Perhaps most notably, when Odin sacrificed himself to himself, he hung upside down upon Yggdrasil, the World Tree that holds together earth, heaven and hell by its roots and branches, for nine days and nine nights and in return received the gift of the runes. 
  • Yggdrasil supports nine worlds. Note: The Maya held belief is that our galactic center is also the tree of life.
  • In Viking mythology the Cosmos was described as being composed by Nine worlds.
  • The Bahá’í faith consider nine a “number of perfection” and sacred.
  • And of course, Mayan mythology – Nine “gods” of the Nine Underworlds

Nine Dimensions in Stone

According to ancient Mayan belief, the Cosmos consists of Nine Underworlds or levels of development and end on a specific date. So important to their cosmological constructs that this powerful number was expressed in their most significant monument construction- pyramids. The nine tiers or platforms are seen in the photo of the Plumed Serpent Pyramid in Chichen-Itza, the Pyramid of the Jaguar in Tikal, and temple inscriptions in Palenque that refer to this special 2012 date being associated with the end of the Mayan Long-Count Calendar. All these pyramids were built with nine different levels signifying some great importance.

Each of the nine stories or levels represented a different Underworld expressed horizontally in the pyramids construction. Just as the levels of the pyramids are seen becoming progressively smaller as they tier towards the top, so to the amount of time in each Underworld becomes shorter in duration as they are hierarchical in nature. To better understand the Maya time-math in each of the Underworlds, the following describes their calculations used. Interestingly enough it appears the beginning level and its associated time period has some scientific basis in the calculated age of the universe.

An easy way to conceptualize these nine different time cycles is to understand the Maya used a 360 day (a kin) count for their year, called the tun. The Maya had progressively longer blocks of time based on the kin each with its own name. Not to complicate or confuse, the number thirteen comes into play at each level of the Nine Underworlds to determine their length of time. This will be explained fully in the next section about the Thirteen Heavens. But for now, I mention this number since it plays a significant role throughout Maya calendar mathematics and how they calculated very large blocks of time. The longest tun-based time cycle was called the hablatun and each one totaled 460,800.000.000 days equaling 1.26 billion years. Thirteen hablatuns made up the first Underworld (the initial creation cycle) with a total duration of 13 x 1.26 MM days or, 16.4 billion years. This time period of 16.4 billion years is very close to current scientific estimates for the formation of matter from light at the birth of creation, the “Big Bang”.

So, beginning with the foundation level or the First Underworld, the Maya specified this time period comprised a duration consisting of 16.4 Billion years. Subsequent Underworlds become shorter in duration increasing the frequency of change, yet each level of consciousness attained is raised dramatically within shorter periods of time. This really falls into the theory of time or creation speeding up- alluding to a Zero Point as I discussed here- Timewave Zero and the 2012 Convergence. Fast forward- in the final, Ninth Underworld the total time allotted to this last step in the creation-consciousness evolution cycle consists of only 260 days! This last Ninth level promises to catapult all into an unprecedented cosmic awakening in time.

The Creation Cycle vs. the Long Count Calendar

One of the best authors on Mayan Creation Cycle time keeping is Swedish born Carl Johan Calleman, a toxicologist by profession who specialized in cancer research. Now an accomplished historian in Mayan calendrics. In his books, he has done some painstaking work in examining the Mayan calendar time periods and deciphering associated dates that correspond to actual earthly epochs of time. A majority that has researched the Mayan Long Count Calendar have concluded the last Great Cycle began on August 11, 3,114 BC and continues 5,125 years ending on December 21, 2012. This is known as the GMT correlation.

Evidentially the Mayans set the beginning date of the Long Count Calendar to correspond with the solar zenith in Izapa in southern Mexico the supposed birth place of the infamous calendar. So, the end date agreed to by the archeologists, December 21, 2012, would then have to depend on the fact that the people living in Izapa at the time thought of August 11, the date the sun was in zenith in their own particular temple city, as a holy day. And this is where the discrepancies in the start date begin. If you start with that August 11th date and count forward the 5,125 years, you of course arrive at December 21, 2012. It is important to note regardless of the start date, the end date must land on a particular day in the Mayan calendar called 13 Ahau. The December 21, 2012 day is not one of that energy, it is 4 Ahau day. The closest 13 Ahau day for that correct energy is October 28, 2011.

The Mayan elder Don Alejandro who is the president of the National Mayan Council of Elders of Guatemala, affirms a prophesy- the return of 13 Ahau that seems to have survived through the ages. Also found in a passage in the 200 year old Prophetic Mayan Book of Chilam Balam of Chumayel, that describes the energy of 13 Ahau as follows: “Holy completion of time, truly.” This discrepancy or possible correction was noted by the priests in Palenque several hundred years later who meticulously followed the true Tzolzin count (their 260 day calendar) and noticed something wrong with the correlation in the Izapan Long Count and the Tzolkin. Those priests where not tuned into the beginning date of August 11, 3114 BC based on the solstice date established in Izapan.

This important twist emphasizes the significance the Mayans placed on days and how each day represented specific energies. If you are tuned to the correct day, your ability to not only feel but actually see the differing energies at play in the world, even personal expectancies are heightened. Beyond starting any controversy the priests in Palenque may have avoided forcing the change and could only hint at the error because in dong so, would have wreaked havoc in the legitimacy of the ruling dynasty at the time. A good modern example would be attempting to have Christmas day changed even though many understand Jesus of Nazareth was not born on December 25, but sometime in the month of September.

In the end, Calleman agrees on this account noting that the Long Count Calendar dates closely reflect (within a year) the divine process of creation. The importance of the Mayan Long Count calendar is that it represents a model for the evolution of consciousness. And knowing that it very well may end 420 days sooner than traditionally accepted, gives someone more reason to remain very awake.

Fortunately Calleman has corroborated these facts with others who agree and has laid out dates for the beginning and ending periods of each of the Nine Underworlds. And what he found and puts forth, is contrary to the main-stream notion that the Mayan “flash point” is not necessarily on the winter solstice of December 21, 2012 at 11:11 GMT, but rather, falls on October 28, 2011 officially the end of the creation cycle. The December 2012 date a year later lines up a beginning date, a celebratory period when all is open able be remade anew for the good of all.

According to calculations, he puts forward the following chart which lays out the Nine Underworlds with beginning and ending time for each, including some characteristics and resulting states of mankind’s consciousness. From left to right: First are the exact time durations for the respective Underworlds to dominate. The second column is the start dates for the Underworlds. In the middle column “Initiation”, is the phenomena that driving-focus of evolution during these Underworlds. Next, to the right are the various types, or dimension, of consciousness that will develop. And the last column represents when all will end simultaneously, a “Zero-Point.”

While the evolution of the Four lowest levels of consciousness are all expressed as biological evolution the Five highest levels of consciousness carry the evolution of the cultural, technological and spiritual development of humankind. As would be anticipated, mankind is now at a point of meta-consciousness, an ability in which provides for a higher awareness and perspective beyond the self or ego. Essentially this is what some refer to as “Christ Consciousness”, or, a fully attuned human.

Exact length according to ancient Maya

Beginning date Initiation Resulting state of Consciousness End date
13 x 20 kin =
260 days
2/11/2011 Transformation Cosmic 10/28
13 x 360 kin =
4,680 days
1/5/1999 IT revolution Galactic 10/28
13 x 7,200 kin =
93,600 days
1755 Industrialism Planetary 10/28
13 x 144,000 kin =
1,872.000 days
Writing National 10/28
13 x 2,880.000 kin =
37,440.000 days
Spoken Language Cultural 10/28
13 x 57,600.000 kin =
748,800.000 days
Human Beings Tribal 10/28
13 x 1,152.000.000 kin =
14,976.000.000 days
Monkeys Family 10/28
13 x 23,040.000.000 kin =
299,520.000.000 days
Complex life Individual 10/28
13 x 460,800.000.000 kin =
5,990.400.000.000 days
16,4 Billions
Matter Cellular 10/28

(chart courtesy of:

Here is a more visual representation of the above chart exemplified using the pyramid structure. Note that each Underworld has an associated dimension of consciousness from cellular to cosmic/universal going from bottom to top, and each one is exponentially expedited faster in linear time.

Thirteen Heavens- from Day to Night

In each of the Nine Underworlds there exists Thirteen Heavens or more simply, thirteen specific durations of days and nights within each of the corresponding Underworlds. The number thirteen is a direct reference to seven days or Seven Lords of Creation and six nights of divine action which constitute the Thirteen Heavens. Again, the number seven is associated in many stories and traditions for the time allotted for creation, or matter out of light. Each day and night (like each of the Nine Underworlds) has a defined period of time and unique attributes with very specific evolutionary themes of consciousness. Where a day theme represents time of expansion or higher awareness flowing into night when this new found awareness is expressed in reality.

Just like the pyramid configuration, the length of each Heaven or day/night duration cycles up and down horizontally; each cycle becoming shorter in length as you approach the Ninth Underworld. For example, the final Ninth Underworld will last 260 days- each of the 13 Heavens, “days/nights” lasting only 20 days. The Eighth Underworld which we are currently in, lasts 4,680 days- each of the 13 Heavens consist of 360 days. This Eighth Underworld represents a time-span of approximately 12.82 years ending on February 11, 2011 when the final Ninth Underworld begins. As mentioned earlier, creation and time as we experience it, is rapidly collapsing into itself.

It now becomes clearer why the Mayans conveyed the expression that in the end of creation time will cease to exist as we know it. At least time in the context as we now live through the Gregorian calendar which is contrary to the cosmic time cycles the Maya lived by. Apparently their cosmological reckoning of time attunes both hemispheres of the human brain to our eternal, spiritual origins. Clearly they were knowledgeable of something profound which in essence conveys that beyond the final point of creation, we will no longer be constrained in our co-creation abilities through the process which affected us over the past epochs of time. Also, the Maya ascribed thirteen deities or “gods” to each Heaven with different attributes. Each one of these gods carried the creative progression theme to a next higher level of consciousness.


Where Are We Now?

So you must be wondering with all the dates flying around just where are we on the cosmic calendar? Great question and this would be a nice place to put all this into perspective. We have entered- The Sixth Night of the Eighth Underworld. While date tracking can be problematic when trying to forward look, if the above calculations are even near correct which they appear to be based on evidence rather than on sheer belief, what lies ahead may be discernable. At least our expectations of what may transpire on the world stage could be quantified due to knowing the cycle of just where we are- either in a day or night cycle identified on a progressive scale from 1-7 and what each of those represent. How they actually unfold is yet to be revealed because of the dynamic nature of free-will with its ability to effect prophesy itself. Either way, there is enough recent evidence from around the world that much can be anticipated to transpire soon. According to the Mayan calendar of the Underworlds, we have just recently entered the Sixth Night of the Eighth Underworld. And this Underworld’s theme is- Galactic in scope.

The date for beginning the Sixth Night was November 8, 2009 and runs 360 days culminating on November 2, 2010. In the Eighth Underworld, each day and night cycle consists of 360 days and remember in the final, 9th Underworld each day and each night will only last 20 days! Talk about speeding up; that is an understatement. This time period will undoubtedly bring us socio-economic and interrelationships challenges and in most cases, abrupt change. We are not simply going through an amplified repeat of similar historical events- we are witnessing the final stages of monumental change. My emphasis here is not specifically referring to environmental or earth calamities and upheavals.

Although some would have us to focus allot of energy towards those mental exercises which in my opinion is not where solutions for a new beginning are to be found. Think of those as side-bar distractions. Important yes, all important, certainly not. We are in the final stretch with nine cosmic evolutionary forces converging to completeness at a single point in time giving birth to a new world and the end of all shifts.

In the graph below we see the galactic wave movements from November 2005 until the culmination of all nine cosmic creation cycles on October 28, 2011. These are a partial representation of the Thirteen Heavens which remain of the 8th and 9th Underworlds. One point to know- just like a wave, there is an overlap of the energies that occurs within each of the cycles and should to be considered.

Nothing in this entire process is definitively abrupt when moving between the day/night cycles. Due to this overlapping, and the absolute speed-up of time in the last Wave Movement, expect the upcoming period to be unusually intense, somewhat unstable at times but also energetically quite complex in nature. Again, this is more the reason to be aware of these cycles as they close in so you can be fully aware and more easily move through them possessing a non-judgmental, neutral, non fear-based perspective and spirit.

Convergence and the Clock of the Cosmos

This new world will be born out of our ability to discern the correct path for our future without the previous dominant, separation prone mindset. Although like any birthing process, it will be accompanied with associated pains. Some, like our global economic system will not recover and return to anything resembling its former glory. This statement I have full conviction and confidence will be the case; so be cautious in clinging onto wishful thinking or unsubstantiated hopes without substantial evidence to the contrary. Look closer and ask more questions; the truth will reveal itself. The facts behind the screen away from public view are much to dire in scope in that the money masters will not be able to revive the current system.

I could elaborate and provide facts to support such a statement, but this is not such an article. Those of that nature will be done separately. As a consequence of such radical monetary changes, much of the driving forces in geo-politics being economic in nature, will also follow likewise with massive revisions. Historically, economics and monetary policies of developed nations have been lopsided to a large degree favoring in the long run, only those nations with the greatest economic power. Once this power shift becomes nearly complete, expect to see unbelievably profound changes throughout the world.

An economic shift is blatantly underway and has been since late 2007 to re-balance this unchecked power. So, expect this theme to be a predominate one going forward. This re-balancing may very well come out of a virtual collapse of the US Dollar’s value and pre-imminent position as the benchmark, global reserve currency. Also, it appears we are quickly moving away from the abstract values to real, tangible economic values to foster a cultural renaissance in egalitarianism. Turmoil including various levels of warfare over perceived or limited resources and global control structures will clearly be on the forefront in the evening news. However, all is not lost if one views this in its entirety. We are now witnessing for the first time in the history of Earth, the most significant, intense wave movement in consciousness.

During these days ahead into this next Shift of the Age, I believe this new decade without a doubt will prove to be the time known as the transformation decade. Overall, these remaining years will combine the best and worst of every possibility; each one of us will be able to choose the dominate state of consciousness we desire as we transit these days. Our preeminent focus should not be on a single 12/21/2012 date, but seriously evaluate and consider the value of the Mayans understanding of a pre-determined time allotted for consciousness evolution.

Inasmuch as we are individually able perceive these shifts in consciousness, remember we are all going through this together regardless of someone’s belief. As the frequency moves faster and higher after mid July 2010 leading up to a Universal Wave Movement around March of 2011, find comfort in knowing these times of chaos have a divine purpose and will soon thereafter stabilize. Once passing through what may well be the final transition point on October 28, 2011, we should find ourselves and our world at the very beginning of a millennium of peace ready for a re-birth celebration on December 21, 2012.

I often wonder if so much we hold as reality can be overturned and overhauled in such a short period of time, and can only conclude it all depends on how tightly we demand our world to be transformed for the better. While it is true previous reformations were localized and based in part only on written word to facilitate the spark, this great awakening happening now is of galactic proportions sourced from the cosmic convergence of consciousness within each of us. A greater trans-formative power beyond the mind is facilitating and orchestrating this shift and the Mayans somehow understood this lost knowledge.

With all our spirits divinely inspired to build a world removing all non-life affirming vestiges, we will soon find our Earth as one expressing unconditional love. This above all, is beyond a worthy cause and reason why you’re here now. Be a part of this wondrous adventure- share in the knowledge as we quickly flow out of the Mayan Underworlds into a future where your divine power is needed to create a constant, joyful, experience on a New Earth.

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2012 Precession of The Equinox- from Darkness into Light

November 2, 2009

From Darkness Into LightPrecession image

It is said: history repeats itself. And what we call precession of the equinox is a wonderful, age-old cosmological example of this gem of wisdom. In this article we discuss what is accepted, main-stream knowledge of this repetitive astronomical process and then dive into some significant lesser known emerging hypotheses relating to and tying together the accelerating 2012 phenomena and current events we now see unfolding.

Last, we look to show by placing the puzzle pieces together into a cohesive, high probability way that our solar system including Earth and all its inhabitants, are now emerging into a inter-dimensional frequency shift beyond our limited perception of only three dimensions.

Much of what will be discussed here may be to some, arcane. So with that in mind, I will attempt to concisely convey esoteric concepts and beliefs in a logical fashion combined with supporting emphatically provable scientific evidence. This would also be a good time to personally reflect that each of us is responsible for our spiritual awakening and physical evolutionary progress. It always begins from within, not from some external force as it so often seems. A key to unlocking profound changes within can only begin through deliberate application of unconditional love wrapped in wisdom.

May I suggest if you find yourself in a position requiring a new level of acceptance or understanding to what is written, simply open your heart and mind looking for evidence in your own life to help support the conclusion presented. In doing so, you will inevitably join in the discussion finding inner strength along the way into a new light of awareness. Before we jump into the real subject matter of this article- From Darkness into Light, let’s first lay a basic foundation for those who may not be knowledgeable about what the astronomical term precession of the equinox means, the following explanation should prove helpful.

Precession Of The Equinox

The precession of the equinoxes also called the Great Year, refers to the precession (slow western movement) of Earth’s axis of rotation with respect to inertial space. There are a couple varying schools of thought as to the cause of this precession. The mainstream theory held is that earth’s precession is caused because earth is not a perfect sphere but an oblate spheroid. If the Earth was a perfect sphere we would have no precession. The primary cause of this effect is because Earth’s equatorial diameter is slightly larger (due to earth’s rotation) than the polar diameter. Another more visual example used to explain this rotation is the analogy of a spinning top. In the case of the spinning top, gravity effects how the top eventually tips over while it is spinning. Earth’s wobble however, is said to be caused by the forces of the sun and moon as gravity is nonexistent in space. Precession earth-spintop

A few last important tidbits. A complete precession cycle covers a period of approximately ~25,625 years; this is the so called great year. During this time the equinox will regresses a full 360°. Processional movement also is the determining factor in the length of an Astrological Age. To summarize, the precession is the sun’s apparent position moving slowly west in a constellation when observed on the same day each year; it takes an equinox sun approximately ~2,135 years to move through one of the twelve constellations on its 25,625 cycle completely around the Zodiac.

This understanding of precession will be crucial later on in the article. Currently we are now moving out of the age of Pisces and into the constellation Aquarius with all its “new era” symbols and profound meanings. Although there is ongoing debate as to the exact timing when entering a new age reflected in the backdrop of the heavenly boundaries, the variance of linear time is negligible for this discussion. That fact along with additional interesting information is the basis of this article. Now, let’s move on exploring some fascinating possibilities.

Note: If you want to have an overview of what you just read and receive some good visuals, watch the 7 minute video below.

A Return Path To Rediscovery

While some people may debase or discount astrology and the meaning of astrological signs, we can indeed find synchronicities in earthly events when taken in context of the meaning of an astrological age. Since the precession is an established fact, we can now look back into previous astrological ages to gather characteristics and influences of a given age. Take for example the last one, the age of Pisces. In thinking about the age of Pisces, the first thing that typically comes to mind is the symbolism- a fish. This was an age of big religions. Symbolically, the fish is interpreted in many ways such as: sacrifice, charity, mercy, compassion and pardon. It is also associated with the planet Neptune represented by faith and divinity. In Hinduism the fish was also the symbol of the savior; Vishnu’s first incarnation in the shape of a fish saved Manu from the flood.

A close look at the Christian faith along with many others, strive in these characteristics as ways of pursuing the divine. Consider also that Jesus spoke of his disciples as “Fishers of Men” offering those with ears to hear enlightenment and salvation. The Piscean age was one of spiritual awakening in which all are invited to seek God, service to others rather than service to self- living the Golden Rule. It also can be viewed as a world age which embodied virtue and eternal truth of spiritual salvation available to all.Pisces

So, it may not be farfetched to conclude the age of Pisces was the birth age of Christianity and greater spiritual awakening worldwide. Soon to follow, and continuing much to this day, a division, separation and strife as religious world views clash. Much of this is fueled by spiritual misconceptions and strict dogmas built upon an unawareness that we all have eternal natures and the same divine inheritance. In a sidebar, interestingly Christian eschatology’s infamous book of Revelation, (or Apocalypse, from the verb apokalypto, to reveal) describes a new earth which is revealed at the end of the age. One could say that truly it shall be the end of the world- the present world as we know it. This book clearly is infused with a Shift of The Age perspective.

Furthermore, what transpires according to prophesy is a “Golden Age”, a “New Heaven, a New Earth”. Many other traditions speak of a world unlike the one that we now inhabit coming into existence in this Aquarian age.    In a passage recorded in Luke 22:10 Jesus, in preparation for the Jewish Passover and the Last Supper, makes a statement which alludes to the coming Aquarian Age: And he said unto them, Behold, when ye are entered into the city, there shall a man meet you, bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house where he entereth in”. This is an interesting reference to the Age of Aquarius’s symbol of the man carrying water (water = light) alluding that more light is to come. Implying this just preceding a Jewish upcoming holy day and festival is significant since it commemorates the Hebrews escape from enslavement in Egypt.

A statement like this is analogous to our physical bodies (DNA) restraining our spiritual self back from revealing its full potential. Passover in the spiritual sense should be interpreted as divine intervention bringing one closer to a new, freer world without limitations, a prelude to an Aquarian Age. The Last Supper was also symbolic of the future abilities; alchemy of water into wine, a transformation of mind, body and spirit transmuting the divisive structure of our ego. Suffice to say, the Piscean age was one in which we all should acknowledge duality of body and soul being revealed for the purpose of raising our lower physical nature by including our eternal, spiritual selves.

One More Cycle Back In Time

AriesPrior to the Piscean age was the age of Aries, symbolized in the ram. The age of the ram signified a time of expansion of empires and conquest. It is often associated with fire, war, conquest, adventure and of course, initiative growth. A Bronze age in Central Europe saw the rise of classical Greek with the worship of Apollo the god of the sun and of course, the orient, Persia and Rome in all their glory. Moses in his exodus from Egypt with the Hebrews into a new, promised land exemplified the expansion hallmarks of this age.

The Old Testament or Hebrew Torah is filled with warrior conquests and nomadic life for its full religious history and symbolism. However, the most Arian like theme is the One-God, One-Creator concept. Monotheistic Judaism quickly won out over the Golden Cow through great spiritual personalities like Abraham and Moses. Even Egypt stepped up in like fashion with Pharaoh Akhenaten’s drive to replace polytheism with monotheism. Finally, the symbol of the ram being removed from a place of worship to one as the sacrificial lamb/ram was a symbolic rebellion from a previous age- Taurus, the bull. Moses instructed the Hebrews to dispel the bull, by placing lambs blood on the door posts as a form of divine insurance. He clearly knew it was the end of the age of Taurus and the beginning of Aries.

Where To Now?

Just as we are now entering into the Age of Aquarius, transitional effects occur and characteristics of the previous age linger. Liken it to a seasonal change from winter to spring, they are gradual and recede, it’s never an abrupt process. Each age merges and blends together for a short time in what the Mayans referred to as the “galactic underworld” and is also a time modern astrologers call the “cusp”. A general theme for this time between two worlds is easily described as one of chaos- rapid, unorganized change accompanied by ever increasing universal truth being revealed.Aquarius

Later we will learn what to expect and what we may well witness during the near-term in regards to the transition phase we find ourselves in now. The point in reviewing past ages was for the sole purpose in validating the existence of documentable themes of every age. Yes, history does in fact repeat itself. For a more detailed, scientific look at time cycles see the book review post: Fractal Time.
Having just done a 6,000+ year look-back one should easily see that if you had continued further back in time, life on earth in an enlightened sense, darkens quickly.

Thankfully, earth and its inhabitants are now returning to a place in the cosmic backdrop in which a powerful light energy is transforming every atom in its path with its laser-beam like focus.

“As we know from ancient Egyptian history, there are symptoms of psychic changes that always appear at the end of one Platonic month and at the beginning of another. They are, it seems changes in the constellation of the psychic dominants, of the archetypes or “Gods” as they used to be called, which bring about, or accompany, long-lasting transformations of the collective psyche.” C G Jung

Disharmony- A Separation From Source Light

From a cosmological perspective our solar system is returning on a 25,625 year path laid amongst the cosmos back into a very powerful stream of light energy. This light energy which constantly resonates and essentially acts like a focused, intense beam of energy is emitted from our Milky Way Galaxy’s center 26,000 light years away from Earth. Our local solar system located on an outer spiral arm of the Milky Way naturally travels like a wave oscillating up and down relative to the galactic plane, in and out of this “light energy” beam emanating out from the Galaxy’s core. Today, modern astronomers have verified that at the center of our Galaxy is a “whirling disk” with a “Black Hole” at its center that is both swallowing and giving birth to stars. During this 25,625 year traverse, the solar system including Earth, enters into and passes through the galactic plane twice; one pass slightly closer to the Milky Way Galaxy’s center than the other. Metaphorically speaking this is traversing from darkness into light.Dark rift galatic planeAs we travel further away from and out of the Galactic plane, the light energy emitted from the galaxy’s center, becomes less concentrated, less effective in our local solar system. Since science understands that all of the Milky Way Galaxy’s components for creating it suns, stars and planets were and are sourced from the center, reason dictates this source is a pulsing, light wave energy containing life giving transformative power. We can look to one of the most astronomically and mathematically advanced civilizations of recorded history the Mayans, and gather a logical opinion as to the significance of the galactic center. Here is what they said about it: They referred to the Galactic Center as “Hunab Ku” and it was the ultimate creator and supreme God and everything that occurs in our Galaxy is directed from its center through the emanation of periodic “Consciousness Energy” bursts.

Before you write off the Mayans as ancient indigenous idiots filled with superstition, consider the following- Astronomers at Sweet Briar College and the Naval Research Laboratory have detected a powerful new bursting radio (read frequency) source whose unique properties suggest the discovery of a new class of astronomical objects. The researchers have monitored the center of the Milky Way Galaxy for several years and revealed their findings in the March 3, 2005 edition of the journal, “Nature.”

Principal investigator, Dr. Scott Hyman, professor of physics at Sweet Briar College, said the discovery came after analyzing some additional observations from 2002 provided by researchers at Northwestern University. “We hit the jackpot!” Hyman said referring to the observations. “An image of the Galactic center, made by collecting radio waves of about 1-meter in wavelength, revealed multiple bursts from the source during a seven-hour period from Sept. 30 to Oct. 1, 2002 – five bursts in fact, and repeating at remarkably constant intervals.”


An image of the new source located below a large expanding ring of debris from a supernova remnant. The plot below is a radio light curve of the five detected bursts occurring every 77 minutes.

The team has monitored the Galactic center for new transient sources and for variability in approximately 250 known sources, but the five bursts from the new radio source, named GCRT J1745-3009, were by far the most powerful seen. The five bursts were of equal brightness, with each lasting about 10 minutes, and occurring every 77 minutes. Although the exact nature of the object remains a mystery, the team members currently believe that GCRT J1745-3009 is either the first member of a new class of objects or an unknown mode of activity of a known source class.

(Naval Research Lab press release 3/2/2005 emphasis added)

Full press release click here- Naval Research Laboratory

Will these energetic bursts from Hunab Ku the Galactic core increase in number and intensity as we approach the year 2012? The Mayas would answer a definitive “Yes”. After approximately ~12,812 years the halfway point in our precessional movement, we are emerging from a period of ‘darkness” characterized by the preceding ages into one which exhibits a re-birth of full consciousness through a hyper-dimensional energetic change taking place now.

Science Corroborates Ancient Wisdom

Today’s scientists although having sophisticated instruments available to measure portions of this energy and the effects created, do not fully understand its transformative powers. Speculation surrounds recent theories of why we are witnessing ever increasing unusual activity and changes in our local solar system and planets. Below are a few examples of recent scientific observations showing interplanetary changes. These changes are not unique to only the Earth, especially its warming:

  • Earth a precipitous drop in earth’s magnetic field has been developing according to Dr Paul Murdin, of the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge. Quote: “the measurements lately are showing us that the Earth’s magnetic field is not decreasing in a normal manner, but in a dramatic way…Yet now all heads are up as it is disappearing at an alarming rate at the poles or near the poles, which is an excellent sign the flip (magnetic pole reversal) is close to happening. Intense solar radiation bursts will cause particle storms to batter the atmosphere of Earth—all with solar particles affecting not only Earth but its inhabitants profoundly.”

    Earth Magnetosphere-

    The magnetosphere shields the surface of the Earth from the charged particles of the solar wind and is generated by electric currents located in many different parts of the Earth. It is compressed on the day (Sun) side due to the force of the arriving particles, and extended on the night side. (Image not to scale.)


Disappearance of white vortexes in Jupiter’s middle latitudes.

  • Neptune Relative few bright clouds appeared in 1989. From 1996 to 2002 showed a 40% increase in its near-infrared brightness, just above visible light.

    Neptune 1996-2002

    The thumbnails show how the brightness in Neptune's southern hemisphere has increased since first observed in 1996 with the Hubble Space Telescope.

One final compelling piece of information comes from the fossil record. Earth’s fossil record shows a cycle of dramatic and swift changes including mass extinctions occurring in intervals of 26 million years. This is a very interesting set of numbers when cosmology is thrown into the equation. It is estimated that our Milky Way Galaxy makes one full rotation every 26 million years. Studies by Raup & Sepkoski (Science, Vol 241 July 1, 1988) and their conclusions point to extraterrestrial causes. Although surrounded in controversy, data does imply that of an outside force being a catalyst for evolutionary leaps on Earth. While we are on the verge of repeating this cycle of time, it is not to imply a mass extinction event or massive meteor impact is on the horizon for us, however, this does suggest significant and expedient changes take place on a regular basis. Extension Rate Raup & Sepkoski 1984

Suffice to say there is an abundance of scientific data available that suggests great changes are afoot in our local planetary neighborhood; the previous examples are but a minute sample. Soon it will be discovered that this galactic core energy is the main cause effecting the changes noted above. Everything in the path of this galaxy-centered energy is being affected. Human DNA and other DNA life forms on Earth are transforming, and most importantly our accompanying consciousness is feeling, reacting and interacting with these transformative powers once again. Consider this: a human being is a microcosm of the universe. Going a step further, principles that govern the universe are the same principles found within each of us; therefore, it’s no surprise we should find them collectively in human consciousness. Much like a fractal, we are a part, a copy of a much larger whole without separation once viewed from a higher perspective. Although our bodies contain the building blocks of the universe and vise versa, another component not fully understood today by mainstream science is one in which empowers and mobilizes all- consciousness.

Reuniting Dark & Light, Male & Female, Yin & Yang

“…if you realize that the eventual human goal is to transcend the world of relativity to play in a realm of freedom, then plodding along attached to a theory is unfortunate. When the individual is able to enter a world in which the two aspects of yin and yang return to their original unity, the mission of these two symbols comes to an end.” Masanobu Fukuoka

Yin YangSeparation or duality of consciousness sometimes referred to as good/evil, light/dark emerged when our solar system embarked on a departure away from the galactic center about 12,800 years ago. Some refer to that time as the “Fall from Grace”. We are now witnessing a reuniting of the divine masculine and divine feminine energetic forms blending together in ourselves creating an intelligently ordered progression for an evolutionary leap to higher consciousness. This process is one of re-balancing that which is out of balance signified through a feeling of separation and division. It should be very clear Earth’s Precession of the Equinox and it’s geometrically reorientation with the Galactic Center’s cosmic energy is a catalyst for tremendous, rapid geophysical changes. And on the human level, a time dominated by spiritual awareness married with cosmic consciousness, rather than life by merely a latent biologic, mental existence.

Upon returning to a point in the cosmos which contains a unified, un-fragmented potential many quickly realize what has occurred because of the shear caused by separation and departure out of the illuminating plane of galactic light. What emerge are powerful souls capable of a miraculous, even magical renaissance of civilization void of the negative impacts caused when duality and separation are present within each person. This catalyzing process is for most, not without self induced growth instigated by way of a greater, heightened awareness. Energy fields surrounding our bodies are modified allowing for an influx of new, revitalizing forms of energy. We can allow these to act as a metamorphosing agent flowing freely or, we can hinder this process with negative or unpleasant consequences physically manifesting internally and externally around us.

As expected, symptoms of this reuniting mechanism can be noticed on at least two levels. Physical and non-physical. Much like a typical healing process which occurs naturally within the body, observed are various manifestations brought on by vibrational/frequency induced shifts within the body’s cells, at the level of DNA.DNA the language of Light

Since DNA contains hydrogen bonds which are a phosphodiester (the backbone of DNA and central to all life on Earth) they essentially act like light activated structures within DNA. DNA could be called the “language of light” since it responds to and changes its structure when immersed in Galactic Center generated light. As our bodies become more in tune while processing energy with a higher vibration and resonance, structures within the cellular makeup experience a metamorphosis. It appears that simultaneously with bodily changes, an altered, more highly evolved consciousness appears in lock step. Of course on the surface, during this time it can appear that something is very wrong if we are not aware of what potentially is occurring.

A few transitory symptoms (not specific medically related conditions) listed below are associated with the physiological and psychological changes incurred during a transformational balancing process.

1.      Fatigue higher than normal

2.     Anxiety, depression and panic

3.      Emotional sensitivities increase

4.      Insomnia, irregular sleep patterns

5.      Memory lapses, mental fog, confusion

6.      Skin issues, tingling, itching, crawling

7.      Headaches, blurred vision, body aches

8.      Digestive issues, appetite changes, new food intolerances

The second, non-physical symptoms some of which are noted below:

1.      Increased intuition

2.      Desire to live purposefully

3.      Integrity, truth appreciation

4.      Time acceleration, dissolution

5.      Successive, life altering events

6.      Desiring solitude, retrospection

7.      Improved integration of mind, body & sprit

8.     Vivid, lucid dreams, altered states of consciousness

On a global scale, Earth’s inhabitants reflected through a collective consciousness, will exhibit similar characteristics both in breaking down institutions and systems with no longer useful value, replaced with fantastic innovations and embracing new social structures that exemplify the principles of service to others in cooperative leadership and partnerships opportunities.

Expect to see a continuation of radical changes in geopolitics, intensification of conflicts, economic policy, governments large and small, business, religion, etc. Look for an escalation of efforts to polarize groups each struggling to retain division and separation through exploiting the power of fear. Evidence to support this can be easily found in the toxic, divisive words used (us/them, win/loose etc.) on major newscasts and print media. During this transition, remember the reason for the symptoms- Nothing is exempt from this transformational momentum; so don’t loose touch with yourself as we transit, embrace the process.

2012 And Beyond Into Unified Consciousness

CosmicEvolution With all that has been said, there is one last important piece of science before we discuss the ultimate outcome. As surmised earlier, light and more specifically, Galactic generated light effects profound irreversible changes in all that encounters its magnificent power. In the earlier reference implying DNA is the language of light, we have research from a Russian, Dr. Peter Gariaev, known as the Father of “Wave-genetics” doing DNA experiments where he and his colleagues use non-burning lasers to transform frog embryos into salamander embryos.

In simple terms, they had a salamander embryo in one hermetically sealed container and a frog embryo in another; then they applied light from a non-burning laser through the salamander embryo and re-directed that light into the frog embryo. The results where shocking. The frog embryo completely metamorphosed as the cells divided and as the embryo continued to grow, it grew into a salamander! All this was initiated through the light transference of the “DNA light code” embedded into the laser light beam. What this process shows is in effect what is happening on a macro-cosmic level to all of us. The major difference is, the transformational Source-Light is now coming from the Galactic Core through interstellar space, through our sun, then permeating our Earth and subsequently our bodies.

Many of us are aware of our body’s unique energy fields, some of which are scientifically proven to exist and married or associated with an internal organ. In this portion we discuss how in esoteric terms, the incredible power they contain to transform when all are balanced and unified together. As we approach closer to the Galactic Center and pass through it around 2012-2016 or so, this understanding and application of our profound power from within will play a pivotal role in our collective re-birth. Chakras (translated as wheel or rotation) as they are referred to, are best understood from the Hindu perspective beginning around 1200 BC, they contain 7 primary energy vortexes or psychic points.

They are starting from the lowest to highest-

1.      Base or Root Chakra (last bone in spinal cord)

2.      Chakra (ovaries/prostate)

3.      Solar Plexus Chakra (navel area)

4.      Heart Chakra (heart area)

5.      Throat Chakra (throat and neck area)

6.      Brow or Third Eye Chakra (pineal gland)

7.      Crown Chakra (Top of the head)

Aura As energy is moved through prayer (thought) or meditation, it is transmitted one stage or Chakra at a time, up from the base or Root Chakra ultimately to the Crown Chakra. This is where the light form energy of unconditional love combined with wisdom transforms the individual embodying them with a highly evolved state of consciousness. A final appropriate, quote from Jesus that is remarkably profound and implies this transformational power is within all of us. Luke 11:34: “The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.” Many consider or think of God is Light, and the reference to when the eye is single, is alluding to the 6th Chakra or Third Eye connected to our pineal gland. If then the eye is dark, there can be no light in the body.

While this indeed is a birthright available to all, discipline and practice is a pre-requisite for attainment. It is the premise of this article to conclude we are now in a position caused by external forces to much more easily (relative term) bring us to a point of near-spontaneous leap in unified consciousnes. A valid point is this- All of this is not off in some “future” date as the process has already begun, it is occurring in the now. Again, it is the inner that creates the outer. Only now we have available to us an accelerating window created through an influx of light with its life-transforming powers, the opportunity to embrace and create a miraculous, magical life.

Allow The Healing To Arise

We now can expedite the healing process that feels long over due. Each of us plays an important role as we should now understand that a new, better world is one which we are responsible for creating. Truly the “Kingdom of Heaven” is within all of us and just as important as that statement is the fact that we can and must by divine right, create it outwardly. Each of us must diffuse the limitations fear imposes since it is an illusion that can only exists in a vacuum where universal truth is denied. By replacing fears with truth, we are not only emboldened to move progressively forward, we willingly navigate away from calamity and catastrophic destruction.

Everything that is happening now points to what is referred to as “Zero-Point” where time and space collapse as we enter into a higher dimension. With the capabilities not afforded to us previously from behind the veil, those of a service-to-self disposition will not pass through the shift due to their physical and spiritual makeup. There is good reason for that proposition. In such a dimension where thought forms manifest materially instantaneously, there could not exist those of a vibratory nature based in fear. That is a universal, natural law. Hopefully, the reasons for that are obvious. Within a unity consciousness based realm, intentions in that higher dimension, (as we now do much slower in the third dimension) allow us to co-create a new reality without limitations.

In the process of stepping out of the shadows naturally imposed in a realm of separation based on fragmented duality of both our natures, we will pass gracefully by deliberate conscious effort, into a cosmos filled with grandeur beyond what or mortal minds can conceive. We shall be welcomed with unconditional love into a galactic, extraterrestrial family of other co-creators who are living beyond the constraints of space and time.

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Love is Energy…. Pass it forward! Video

August 31, 2010

Love is Energy…. Pass it forward!


What is the most exciting thing that each one of us could possibly be doing right now to enhance our long-term inner joy? Could it simply be receptive to and radiate out that which empowers all of us? You know that compelling feeling deep inside.

We all have experienced it and know it is not an imaginary thing. Although fleeting at times, it will never forsake us for it cannot because this mysterious force is in all and through all. It actually powers the known universe!

What is “IT“?

The answer- Love. Of course! And more definitively, Unconditional Love; attempting to be expressed through our own human fragility. Not merely effectual love between living beings, as this form is but a fragment of the complete, all-encompassing immense Unconditional Love. As we move closer to the division and choice point in humanities split-in-the-road evolutionary mile marker, each one of us will have ultimately faced a very important decision. Some have already made their choice, others may be indecisive still.

Unconditional Love only waits patiently for each to decide. There is still a little “time” left.

A Choice To Make

This choice of how to govern your life at the most intimate level is only yours to make. Consider the importance of your choice because it matters to your life and the planet as a whole. Participation here is mandatory. Believe it or not, this is the key reason you have chosen to be here and now. To those who have expressed their decision to allow Unconditional Love to flow through them and experience more magic (and more LOVE) in their lives, congratulations!

“Unconditional Love is the only truth, everything else is an illusion”


“We cannot suffer without having taken the temporary to be the eternal”


“What you resist persists. What you love and accept releases you”


To the undecideds, ask to experience the eternal touch of Unconditional Love often enough to remind you of your ultimate purpose in life. That is, to be a conduit and a recipient of this power while simultaneously being a benefactor and also helping in your decision process. Our world is ready and waiting for us to reach a tipping point of transformation through Unconditional Love into a more harmonious, peaceful world.

This will be accomplished soon as the evidence is overwhelming everywhere. Whatever your decision is, there is no right or wrong choice, you are only responsible for deciding. Others opinions matter not, for their life choices are also their own.

This remark may come as a surprise to some, to others, it confirms a basic universal principle- the world is not broken and eternity allow for us to experiment continually.

Enjoy this short clip showcasing the importance of Unconditional Love-

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The Struggling Class – The emergence of consistent poverty.

August 30, 2010

The Struggling Class – The emergence of consistent poverty. How the other half live financially.

40 million Americans on food assistance and large unbanked population. Family Dollar up over 80 percent through the recession.

Re-post from

It is disturbing to see many articles published in foreign newspapers and magazines highlighting the plight of the middle class in America.  You would think that our own media would want to cover this issue which should be at the top of the list for everyone.  Instead, our mainstream media systematically attempts to keep everyone financially in the dark and shell shocked into spending money (assuming they still have disposable income).  They do this by pumping out inane show after inane show to keep people numb to the deeper problems of the day.  The middle class is giving way to a new struggling class.  This is a class that is defined by a constant struggle merely to chase the middle class carrot on the stick while the large banking sector becomes ever more powerful and the resource pie shrinks.  The recovery never even appeared for millions of Americans.

not hiring

It is troubling to see articles talking about the erosion of the middle class especially when they come from overseas:

“(Spiegel Online) Ventura is a small city on the Pacific coast, about an hour’s drive north of Los Angeles. Luxury homes with a view of the ocean dot the hillsides, and the beaches are popular with surfers. Ventura is storybook California. “It’s a well-off place,” says Captain William Finley. “But about 20 percent of the city is what we call at risk of homelessness.” Finley heads the local branch of the Salvation Army.

Last summer Ventura launched a pilot program, managed by Finley, that allows people to sleep in their cars within city limits. This is normally illegal, both in Ventura and in the rest of the country, where local officials and residents are worried about seeing run-down vans full of Mexican migrant workers parked on residential streets.

But sometime at the beginning of last year, people in Ventura realized that the cars parked in front of their driveways at night weren’t old wrecks, but well-tended station wagons and hatchbacks. And the people sleeping in them weren’t fruit pickers or the homeless, but their former neighbors.”

Keep in mind this is for a relatively expensive Southern California county.  I think many people in foreign nations are used to seeing areas like California through the eyes of reality television shows like “Laguna Beach” or “The Hills” but that only paints a caricature of a region.  The fact of the matter is, many people are falling off the middle class treadmill right onto the poverty floor.  There is very little safety net in the America of today at least if you are part of the middle class.  If you are a big bank, you can fail in grandiose fashion and have billions of dollars funneled your way.  This painful transition doesn’t happen seamlessly:

“Finley also noticed a change. Suddenly twice as many people were taking advantage of his social service organization’s free meals program, and some were even driving up in BMWs — apparently reluctant to give up the expensive cars that reminded them of better times.

Finley calls them “the new poor.” “That is a different category of people that I think we’re seeing,” he says. “They are people who never in their wildest imaginations thought they would be homeless.” They’re people who had enough money — a lot of money, in some cases — until recently.”

Now I know most of you have little sympathy for someone holding onto a BMW while they are going for free meals at the Salvation Army.  That is understood.  But there are many more millions that never over extended and thought they were doing the right thing financially but were launched off the road from this painful recession.  There is an emerging struggling class in this country and their numbers are looming large.

Food assistance

In every recession those seeking food assistance grows with the times.  Yet this recession has pushed more people off the edge since the Great Depression:
food participation rates

Source:  SNAP

Over 40 million Americans are now receiving food assistance.  This is the highest rate ever recorded.  We can’t compare this to the Great Depression because there was no safety net back then.  Where did these new millions come from?  Many came from the shrinking middle class.  It is easy to see how financially things can unmask so quickly.  You lose a job then you lose your home.  A few months are bought before being evicted with the millions of foreclosures in the pipeline.  But eventually, you are chasing a ticking clock.  We have spent too much time focusing on the needs of Wall Street and banks and so little on the working and middle class.  Don’t expect the media to show you charts like the one above.

The U.S. is spending $5 billion a month on food assistance.  This money is spent quickly into the economy and that is why you see dollar stores doing well in this recession:
family dollar

Just drive by any dollar store and you’ll see a wide range of people shopping there.  There is a reason why Family Dollar is up over 80 percent since the recession started.


unbanked households fdic

Source:  FDIC

Nearly 30 percent of Americans are either unbanked, underbanked, or simply are off the financial grid.  These people are simply struggling to keep their financial lives in order.  The banking bailouts haven’t even come close to touching this group here.  If you were to talk to that above person living in their car, their most pressing issue is getting a job.  To them, this verbiage of quantitative easing and protecting big banks is merely a shell game to protect the rich.  People have a strong sense of the financial injustice that is currently happening.

Retraining but for what?

In past recessions, many go back to school to retrain for new jobs.  By the time most were done with their new training, the job market was usually rebounding or their new skills were in demand.  That was an old world:

new training

“(New York Times) For six weeks, Mr. Valle, 49, absorbed instruction in spreadsheets and word processing. He tinkered with his résumé. But the interviews his caseworker eventually arranged were for low-wage jobs, and they were mobbed by desperate applicants. More than a year later, Mr. Valle remains among the record 6.8 million Americans who have been officially jobless for six months or longer. He recently applied for welfare benefits.

“Training was fruitless,” he said. “I’m not seeing the benefits. Training for what? No one’s hiring.”

Hundreds of thousands of Americans have enrolled in federally financed training programs in recent years, only to remain out of work. That has intensified skepticism about training as a cure for unemployment.”

This job market is absolutely weak.  Banks are turning out billions of dollars in profits thanks to taxpayer money.  At the moment, this is a zero sum game.  Banks have eaten 90 percent of the pie and have left 10 percent of it for the entire nation to fight over.  This is why it feels like people are struggling for the scraps.  While that is happening, the Federal Reserve has gone out of its way to secretly to purchase billions in bad commercial real estate deals from banks but they have tried to keep this under wraps.

The long-term unemployed chart is not pretty:
long term unemployed

We really need to shift our entire focus on jobs and figuring out where we want to take our economy moving forward.  Things are broken at the moment and it is largely the fault of the financial sector with government advocating for its bailouts.  The new struggling class is merely a reflection of the broken system.


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Awakening As One

August 24, 2010

Awakening As One


Recently we received an email from a reader expressing his gratitude for Shift of The Age’s willingness to spread the truth and a common, shared light of our times. Included in the email was an invitation to check out his parallel work and website called-

Awakening As One” – uniting the way to a new world by Keith Wyatt.

Of course SOTA is all about sharing a common worthwhile endeavor, so a closer examination was in order. After having reviewed the fantastic Awakening Trilogy videos titled- The Call, The Plan and The Prophesy, I highly recommend paying a visit to the Awakening As One website.

Hats off to Keith Wyatt and team for more great, inspirational and a well executed plans for uniting humanity. It is always refreshing to see talent expressed in various formats enabling a broader reach of transformational knowledge and a straightforward call-to-action.

Clearly we are now in a world crying out to each one of us to stand up and determine our contribution towards a more joyful life here on Earth. The power to decide first lies not outside of us, but rather inside being fully willing and able to deliver externally a world truly worth sharing among each other.

Here is Awakening As One’s mission statement-

Awakening As One exists for the sole purpose of inspiring and encouraging humanity to make the intelligent choice to unite and live for the peace and harmony of all, rather than for the material gain of the self.

Awakening As One commits the total sum of its available resources and creativity into the furtherance of the immediate divine objective for humanity and planet earth; which include

1) uniting those who hold a vision for a more harmonious existence, and

2) combining our diverse, yet complimentary skills, so that we may free ourselves from our dependency on our current self-destructive system, and thereby

3) begin the co-creation of a new harmonious Way of BEing, with each other… and the Earth.

With grateful hearts
We are…
Awakening As One


Take a visit to their website to find out more and share this information with others. Sharing and exposure is very important. You never can fully know how influential and effectual something can ultimately be for someone else. So, pass this on!

Here are the videos in the Awakening As One Trilogy-

The Call-


The Plan-


The Prophesy-


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Time AND Space Illusion- Why We Choose It

August 24, 2010

Time AND Space Illusion- Why We Choose It


Wisdom coming from beyond our normal perception is so profoundly simple to understand and even easily applied, that at times, it’s mistakenly discounted because of that very nature.

I often feel caught between two dissimilar worlds that are infinitely more interconnected than humanly imagined.

Could this be happening only because my ego refuses to stand aside allowing my true-self to fully experience living in the moment? What is time as we know and live it? Think about it- Does the “future” ever come?

The real answer may actually shock you!

Wisdom helps me come into a comfort level of remembrance that life for me, is never fully complete. I guess that is what we would call eternity.

In the following clip from intelligences existing outside of Earthly time constraints, comes a beautifully conveyed message about time and space. Don’t let this short, dose of wisdom pass you by. A refreshing yet powerful message containing keys to daily unlock more magic, and offering a better understanding of how to improve your life through the thoughts and feelings you choose to entertain.

I enjoyed this message so much, I transcribed the audio below. As you listen, follow along visually to entrain both sides of your brain for full impact. Enjoy!

The reason you have come forth into this wonderful time and space reality is because it gives you a structure that helps you to focus, which give you the benefit of noting  your progress. It’s just a way as a leading-edge  deliberate creator, you can more emphatically feel your movement, your progress, your evolution.

So, time as well as space are integral to this leading-edge creative process that your upon. Rather than thinking so much about time, we encourage you to contemplate the idea that things are constantly expanding. In other words, even with this conversation that we are having  together now, we are taking thought beyond that which it has been before. So you might say- that the universe has expanded and is more now, where it was less before. So rather than thinking about time, think about expansion.

The amount of time that it takes something to manifest is only as much time as it takes for you to achieve vibrational alignment with what you are looking for. So, if you are feeling disappointed or anxious or frustrated, then you are holding yourself apart from what you want indefinitely until you change that feeling to one of hopefulness or expectation. You can’t say it takes this many days to create this, and this many hours to create that, because everyone is in a different vibrational proximity to what they are wanting.

So if we were standing in your physical shoes, rather than saying- “it will take this much time to accomplish this”, we would say: I have to be this happy to accomplish it. And how much time will it take me to get that happy is up to you.  You have to practice hopeful thoughts, expectant thoughts, thoughts of appreciation, thoughts of happiness.

Someone could be disappointed or impatient year after year after year and what they want would never seem to come and it’s not because it’s not cued up and ready, and it’s not because it could not come tomorrow or this week, it’s because they are vibrationally out of sync with it. The things that you want feel good when you get there, but you have to feel good before you get there or you hold them apart and time can be indefinite; you see.

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No Recovery in Sight: 40 Statistics which Confirm the Collapse of the U.S. Economy

August 12, 2010

No Recovery in Sight: 40 Statistics which Confirm the Collapse of the U.S. Economy

Here is a sobering re-post from my friends over a In typical style they call the shots in a factual manner and this post is no exception. Although the numerous bullet points speak for themselves, they are quite an eye opener speaking to the great shift we are all swimming through right now. And America is also not alone in this by any stretch of the imagination.

For a balanced approach to critical thinking, I believe it serves us well to look “reality” directly in the face so we are better equipped to seek and apply effective solutions. Our destiny of a brighter future will never come solely from minds within an elite group or from inside positions of political power. It comes from deep within each one of us.

Like it has been said: “they all seem like game show hosts to me”. Don’t many of them? Reason no more as to why in America regardless the political party in power, real solutions are rarely seen or put forth. It is far past the time for a continuation of apathy amongst the growing population that is now awakening. Let’s look past the blame game, past the impotent politicians and related parties towards real solutions.

Take a look below at the 40 statistics listed and I’m sure you can find a common theme grounded in facts which apathy cannot overlook anymore. Oh, and one more note- I’m sure this list was cut short deliberately so as to not place you in complete depression mode!

Look up- We can and have begun to overcome these mounting problems just by simply not accepting deceptive, delusional deniers and through active participation in seeking solutions we actually begin to create them.

No Recovery in Sight: 40 Statistics which Confirm the Collapse of the U.S. Economy

Global Research, August 12, 2010

Most Americans still appear to be operating under the delusion that the “recession” will soon pass and that things will get back to “normal” very soon.

Unfortunately, that is not anywhere close to the truth.  What we are now witnessing are the early stages of the complete and total breakdown of the U.S. economic system.

The U.S. government, state governments, local governments, businesses and American consumers have collectively piled up debt that is equivalent to approximately 360 percent of GDP.  At no point during the Great Depression (or at any other time during our history) did we ever come close to such a figure.  We have piled up the biggest mountain of debt that the world has ever seen, and now that gigantic debt bubble is beginning to pop.  As this house of cards comes crashing down, the economic pain is going to become almost unimaginable.

Unemployment is at shockingly high levels.  Foreclosures and personal bankruptcies continue to set new all-time records.  Businesses are being shut down at a staggering rate, more than 40 million Americans are on food stamps, and the U.S. government continues to pile up debt at blinding speed.

The following are 40 statistics that reveal the truth about the collapse of the U.S. economy….

1 – According to one shocking new survey, 28% of U.S. households have at least one member that is looking for a full-time job.

2 – A recent Pew Research survey found that 55 percent of the U.S. labor force has experienced either unemployment, a pay decrease, a reduction in hours or an involuntary move to part-time work since the recession began.

3 – There are 9.2 million Americans that are unemployed who are not receiving an unemployment insurance check.

4 – In America today, the average time needed to find a job has risen to a record 35.2 weeks.

5 – According to one analysis, the United States has lost 10.5 million jobs since 2007.

6 – China’s trade surplus (much of it with the United States) climbed 140 percent in June compared to a year earlier.

7 – This is what American workers now must compete against: in China a garment worker makes approximately 86 cents an hour and in Cambodia a garment worker makes approximately 22 cents an hour.

8 – According to a poll taken in 2009, 61 percent of Americans “always or usually” live paycheck to paycheck.  That was up significantly from 49 percent in 2008 and 43 percent in 2007.

9 – According to a recent poll conducted by Bloomberg, 71% of Americans say that it still feels like the economy is in a recession.

10 – Banks repossessed 269,962 U.S. homes during the second quarter of 2010, which was a new all-time record.

11 – Banks repossessed an average of 4,000 South Florida properties a month in the first half of 2010, up 83 percent from the first half of 2009.

12 – According to RealtyTrac, a total of 1.65 million U.S. properties received foreclosure filings during the first half of 2010.

13 – The Mortgage Bankers Association recently announced that demand for loans to purchase U.S. homes has sunk to a 13-year low.

14 – Only the top 5 percent of U.S. households have earned enough additional income to match the rise in housing costs since 1975.

15 – 1.41 million Americans filed for personal bankruptcy in 2009 – a 32 percent increase over 2008.

16 – Back in 1950 each retiree’s Social Security benefit was paid for by 16 workers.  Today, each retiree’s Social Security benefit is paid for by approximately 3.3 workers.  By 2025 it is projectedthat there will be approximately two workers for each retiree.

17 – According to a new poll, six of 10 non-retirees believe that Social Security won’t be able to pay them benefits when they stop working.

18 – 43 percent of Americans have less than $10,000 saved for retirement.

19 – According to one survey, 36 percent of Americans say that they don’t contribute anything to retirement savings.

20 – According to one recent survey, 24% of American workers say that they have postponed their planned retirement age in the past year.

21 – The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index declined sharply to 52.9 in June.  Most economists had expected that the figure for June would be somewhere around 62.

22 – Retail sales in the U.S. fell in June (2010) for a second month in a row.

23 – Vacancies and lease rates at U.S. shopping centers continued to get worse during the second quarter of 2010.

24 – Consumer credit in the United States has contracted during 15 of the past 16 months.

25 – During the first quarter of 2010, the total number of loans that are at least three months past due in the United States increased for the 16th consecutive quarter.

26 – Things are now so bad in California that in the region around the state capital, Sacramento, there is now one closed business for every six that are still open.

27 – The state of Illinois now ranks eighth in the world in possible bond-holder default.  The state of California is ninth.

28 – More than 25 percent of Americans now have a credit score below 599, which means that they are a very bad credit risk.

29 – On Friday, U.S. regulators closed down three banks in Florida, two in South Carolina and one in Michigan, bringing to 96 the number of U.S. banks to be shut down so far in 2010.

30 – The FDIC’s deposit insurance fund now has negative 20.7 billion dollars in it, which represents a slight improvement from the end of 2009.

31 – The U.S. federal budget deficit has topped $1 trillion with three months still to go in the current budget year.

32 – According to a U.S. Treasury Department report to Congress, the U.S. national debt will top $13.6 trillion this year and climb to an estimated $19.6 trillion by 2015.

33 – The M3 money supply plunged at a 9.6 percent annual rate during the first quarter of 2010.

34 – According to a new poll of Americans between the ages of 44 and 75, 61% said that running out money was their biggest fear. The remaining 39% thought death was scarier.

35 – One study found that as of 2007, the bottom 80 percent of American households held about 7% of the liquid financial assets.

36 – The bottom 40 percent of all income earners in the United States now collectively own less than 1 percent of the nation’s wealth.

37 – The number of Americans with incomes below the official poverty line rose by about 15%between 2000 and 2006, and by 2008 over 30 million U.S. workers were earning less than $10 per hour.

38 – According to one recent study, approximately 21 percent of all children in the United States are living below the poverty line in 2010 – the highest rate in 20 years.

39 – For the first time in U.S. history, more than 40 million Americans are on food stamps, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture projects that number will go up to 43 million Americans in 2011.

40 – A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey has found that just 23% of American voters nationwide believe the federal government today has the consent of the governed.

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Central Banking in Crisis: Some Twenty Countries on the Verge of Insolvency

June 23, 2010

Central Banking in Crisis: Some Twenty Countries on the Verge of Insolvency

The following is a June 23, 2010 re post by Bob Chapman of The International Forecaster, for Global


SOTA Note: The underlying problem inherent in this credit-money system has not been correctly addressed and fixed. That is, massive debt accumulation and the inability to service such debt ultimately creates insolvency. Notwithstanding governments which can create money at will, corporations, business and individuals cannot do likewise without acquiring the associated burden of both principal and interest payments. While certain governments can roll over their deficits and continue to only pay the interest on the debt issued, the rest of us cannot readily do the same. Eventually for all parties, the cumulative effect takes a toll and the entire system fractures then implodes.

Our present dilemma is one of solvency not liquidity. True, for countries with Central Banks, they in times of economic crisis become the “lender of last resort” and are the only and last means to support (prop up) the flow of funds into the economy. That is called stimulus and the beneficial effects are short in duration.  In this article, Mr. Chapman quickly lays out the mounting problem affecting all of us. From countries to corporations to families, the mathematical outcome remains the same. The deleveraging and unwinding of debt accumulation must be faced regardless of the economic pain experienced. Let’s clean the world’s financial house!

Market Volatility as the Debt Implosion Continues

Cycles were created for the accumulation of wealth. A boom occurs and you get wealthy from investments on the way up and even wealthier on the way down, because the elitists are controlling the supply of money and credit and interest rates. That is the real underlying mission of the Fed, which is owned by banking and Wall Street. All the power to control markets and create inflation and deflation lies with the Federal Reserve. Politicians do not create monetary policy, the Fed does. The politicians do as they are told. They know from time to time there will be economic pain, but the payoffs are so good they learn to live with it.

This time the damage is so bad that the Fed has been forced to monetize trillions of dollars of debt. The disease this time has spread to Europe with the ECB, using, quantitative easing by simply creating money out of thin air. That is something they said they would never do. The only real liquidity in Europe is emanating from the ECB and the Fed. We believe that eventually countries will fail, as Iceland has. You know all the possible victims. There are presently 20 of them including the US and UK . Three-card Monte games do not last forever. If liquidity is that scarce then where is the money coming from?

The only place it could be coming from is the Fed. Not only is a $2 trillion bailout in process, but also as banks and thrift institutions fail stress tests some will be bailed out by being absorbed by other supposedly solvent institutions. When that option is gone then governments must bail them out. When the monetization hits the entire system collapses. After 50 or more years in this business we believe the system is definitely going to fold.

All the central banks involved are broke or virtually broke. If they are not broke why is their condition a big secret? The Bundesbank told Spain last week that we do not want stress test results made public. The reason obviously was because of the sad condition German banks are in and their penchant again to keep everything secret. These are the same people who want a one-world currency in the form of an SDR, which is worthless, because it has no backing. It is just another fiat currency. They all are in such bad shape they cannot even sterilize their interventions. The new trillions we see in the system in Europe and the US cannot be sterilized.

In England we see the Bank of England financing and monetizing the UK budget deficit. The alternative is financial collapse. The UK is in such terrible shape that they refused to partake in the almost $1 trillion bailout of the euro zone PIIGS. Recently the Fed bought $1.25 trillion in toxic waste and $800 billion in Treasury paper for over $2 trillion dollars. Adding to the incompetence and desperation, the ECB is buying the toxic debt of euro zone that are on the verge of bankruptcy. All entities are extending their debt buying programs with money they do not have and for people that can never pay the debt back. The central banks do not care as they save the financial institutions. The citizens are an afterthought. Not one of them wants to give up their power base. They don’t want to declare insolvency – they want the public to pay their debts. Weimar wasn’t much different, except it wasn’t caused by German greed, but by the vengeance of its enemies to bring about a war worse than the war to end all wars. This time it is propelled by greed and a quest for world government.

The result of all this is that some 20 major countries are on the edge of insolvency, not to mention scores of other countries. We see one funding crisis after another. Even major countries can’t sell their bonds even with higher than normal yields. Interest rates are close to zero. We suppose they could go into minus territory, where they would pay you to borrow money. Don’t laugh, it has happened more than once. It was also not uncommon to see negative lease rates, as countries engaged in the suppression of gold prices. Governments do anything they want. This same state of mind exists in increases in money and credit.

Presently almost all governments are in trouble. If they haven’t made a dog’s breakfast out of their own economies they have bought bonds from those who have and stand to take stiff losses. Look at the euro zone’s almost $1 trillion bailout of the PIIGS. Do you really think those bonds will ever be paid off – we don’t. It is this concept of interconnectivity that as the players are finding out it is a disaster. How can solvent European countries even contemplate a $2 trillion bailout for nations that really do not care if the debt is ever paid off? That is how today’s world turns.

We fall back on a very important underlying concept and that is if you do not understand what is really going on behind the scenes you can never get the right answers and conclusions. People talk about cycles and super cycles as if they occurred out of nowhere. They all happen by design. As an example, the economy has improved, but that is because of $800 billion in stimulus and Fed spending. The growth that evolved was tepid at best. Now that the economy is trailing off, the stimulus having expended itself, and the question is what comes next? The only way to stave off recession/depression is to have another stimulus plan. That, of course, doesn’t affect the root causes – it just gains time.

In this debt parade we find it interesting that but for one source, we see no mention in the media of America’s contribution, via the IMF, of some $60 billion. The frauds and criminality continue unabated. Nowhere do they tell you that among the biggest speculators were the banks that you are being forced to bailout.

Over this past year we have seen a stampede into corporate and Treasury bonds, at minuscule yields, due to the perception that bonds are safer. These investors are in for a big surprise as banks and other professionals start to factor in the risks involved, which throw off such poor returns. As the world economy runs out of stimulus and liquidity that has been chocked off by central banks, the realization will be that the prospects of countries and corporations have been severely diminished. GDP is falling and could in many countries, led by the US , should be negative for the last two quarters of the year and beyond. There is no safety in bonds, particularly municipals. Bonds are in a bubble, as many will soon discover. If income falls the ability to service bonds gets more difficult, both by government and corporations. While these myriad problems exist our Congress grovels before the political masters of Wall Street, banking, insurance, big Parma and transnational conglomerates. Pricing of risk is now impossible, which means risk rises exponentially. Eventually this reality will make credit harder to access as we move into the future.

What is important more than anything else are jobs and those who create them cannot easily borrow money. At the same time free trade, globalization, off shoring and outsourcing kill our jobs and fill the coffers of transnational conglomerates that keep their profits tax-free offshore. You cannot do that. While this transpires your Congress stuffs their pockets with cash from elitists who own them.

The troubles we see in Europe are but a reflection of what is going on worldwide. This leads us to the conclusion that Americans and others are being systematically betrayed by their legislators. – A problem that can be remedied in November by removing almost all of them.

The European rescue attempt will not work nor will phony, temporary stimulus, or increased issuance of money and credit. Do not forget as well that a great deal of that European debt is being held by US institutions. Expending volatility is on the way, as the debt implosion continues. Is it any wonder, as we predicted, gold and the shares are hitting new highs.

Stock and bond markets have no way to go but down. If you are not out of both, with the exception of gold and silver shares, you had better be. The big money, the professionals, are in a state of panic and that money has to go somewhere. Yes, you guessed it, and that is very bullish for gold and silver related assets. As an added incentive the dollar is in the process of completing a head and shoulders, which means the rally is over and the dollar is headed down. Even though the dollar decoupled from gold over a year ago, as we predicted, and probably only affects gold by some 20%, it is still gold bullish and not neutral or negative.

Adding further fuel to the fire we predicted four years ago not only real estate would collapse and that foreclosures would wipe out trillions in real estate values, but that millions would walk away from their underwater homes. Homes where mortgages were greater than the home value. The first wave began two years ago, but we now see affected those with good to excellent credit who are defaulting because one or even two breadwinners have lost their jobs. Now we have those underwater that won’t sit with a wasting asset. Besides they realize this could now go on for years, perhaps two more years to the bottom of the market and many more before any semblance of normality is seen.

They have now become about 13% of all defaults, up from 4% three years ago. Mortgage holders also see this as payback for the banks that caused the debacle and screwed the homeowner in the first place. Banks aided and abetted all kinds of fraud and no one has ever been charged, never mind sent to jail. The Fed and government also bailed out the banks and not the public and that has further incensed homeowners and others. It pays to be a crook. The banks are losing about $100 billion a year and that is funneled into the economy via other channels – another stimulus plan, that is because many no longer pay a mortgage or rent. In the next two years homes in negative equity will rise from 25% to 50% to 60%. Lots of lenders are going under and that is the way it should be. It, of course, will be devastating for the economy.

Bob Chapman is a frequent contributor to Global Research. Global Research Articles by Bob Chapman

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