Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Prophecies of Change

Throughout the history of humankind we have looked to the Heavens for inspiration and guidance. It is here where we have found our gods in the constellations and from where we have predicted our futures. Through trying to understand the wonders of the Universe, of the stars and planets around us humankind has come to acknowledge that we are not the centre of the Universe and that we are in fact an infinitely small part of it. It has been through this acknowledgement of our being a small part of something so infinitely large that has inspired many men and women to explore the Cosmology of the Heavens and the physics of subatomic particles to find answers to who and what we are and how our Universe works and also to find out where humankind came from and the essence of our existence.
When looking to the planets and stars and their forces that affect everything in the Universe, mankind has been able to make predictions on how these forces influence the Earth and all that inhabit it. Attuning to the cycle of the seasons produces optimum growth and so on a much larger Universal scale a conscious alignment with the energies of the ‘Ages’ produces optimum growth for humanity.
So what is an ‘Age’ in astrological terms? Because of a particular movement of the Earth’s pole, the Sun crosses the Equator at slightly different point every year. Over the passing years this point shifts 1 degree approximately every 72 years and also shifts the Age Sign every 2,000 years. The complete cycle of all the ages of the Zodiac lasts nearly 26,000 years. The shift every 2,000 years is beginning of a new Age.
At the moment we are in the Age of Pisces, however there is already a strong influence coming in from the Age of Aquarius that is about to dawn on us. The Signs occur in reverse order for the Age’s cycle.
So what does it mean for humankind when moving from the Age of Pisces to the Age of Aquarius?
The Age of Pisces has been largely dominated by religion, Christianity in particular. The Piscean symbol being a fish is used in Christian religion and as a symbol of the early church. It is a sign of sacrifice, charity, mercy and compassion.
The sign of Pisces is ruled by the planet Neptune. Neptune is associated with divinity, blind faith and passionate commitment to a path that is clearer than any we have known before. Within this passionate, blind faith heresy will play its part too, so this age is full of religious conflicts and crusades headed by those that perceive their actions to be right and driven by good intentions but are blinded by their passion and see wrong in those that do not believe in what they do, making massive sacrifices in the name of ‘God’. Basically, even though this is an age of the birth of religion and its teachings of love and compassion, the world has been at war since the beginning on the Piscean Age.
However, Neptune is a spiritual planet and its influences are for humanity to learn about and experience the illusions and delusions of the temptations that entice us in the physical world detaching us from our true spirit. It will take from us the things that we regard as important yet stand between us and pure joy, whether they are fame, power, pride, money or the ego.  Neptune is the great deceiver and Pisces allows us to live in blind faith.
 From the Age of Pisces we are going into the Age of Aquarius. The planet that rules Aquarius is Uranus and it is the great awakener and a symbol of great changes and progress. Blind faith will give way to awakened belief, enlightened belief. We will no longer have to live in fear and will not be lead by disillusionment.
This Age is characterised by technical progress, technology and inventions. Scientists takeover from priests and we have become a society based on knowledge, information and communication. Religious dogma has been replaced by laws and regulations.

With the gentle side of the Age of Pisces, which is spiritually based and invites us to show mercy and compassion, combined with the influence of the Age of Aquarius, freedom and equality will rule rather than religious oppression. The influences of the two Ages encourage us to broaden our souls, to show love to our fellow human beings and by using scientific and technological advancements to improve our health and comfort. Humankind’s relationship with ‘God’, or whatever you chose to call the Source, which has been disillusioned by wars and intolerance, will change from a faith born of blindness to a faith born of vision and light. We will no longer need churches to find ‘God’ for we will simply look to nature and the people around us to know that ‘God’ is within everything. This truth will bring freedom and we will no longer be bound by fear because we have faith within ourselves to trust our own instinct to make the right decisions.
For me, these predictions of change have great resemblance to the changes that happen in H.G.Wells’s story ‘In the Days of the Comet’. So is it just a story or is it a modern day prophecy, whether intentional or not? Was H.G.Wells trying to communicate something other than a great science fiction story? Could he see and feel the change that has been predicted by so many cultures for many years now?
 In ‘In the Days of the Comet’ a Great Change is brought about by the green vapour of a comet which brings about a profound and lasting transformation in the attitudes and thinking of humankind. The book describes how humanity embarks on a greater understanding of itself, war’s end, polluting industries are stopped and the world develops honestly and rationally. People become equal. Negative emotions are eliminated and humankind work together to create a better, more peaceful and beautiful world to live in. Could H.G.Wells see the way the world was going and could see that humanity’s only chance of change was through experiencing a massive astrological intervention to bring about an awakening?

Ancient Culture’s Prophecies of change  
For many centuries ancient cultures from different countries have had their own prophecies and one that modern western world is becoming more aware of are the predictions of 2012.
Being a race living in world driven by the importance materialism the modern western world interprets these predictions from just the physical, material existence. Consequently, these prophecies are misinterpreted, blown out of proportion and sensationalised for our entertainment and a false assumption of a doomsday has been predicted. We need to remember that we are spirit beings living a physical experience and these prophecies came from ancient civilisations that were fully aware of this.
Here is a brief overview of some of the ancient culture’s prophecies, notice their similarities.
The Maori prophecies state that 2012 is an end of time where divisions dissolve and spiritual and physical worlds become one. The survival of this time will be to learn to live in the vibration of the Earth, Sun and Universe as one, rather than believing we are all separate beings. Great healing will take place and they say “Seek not to fight not fight it....let goodness take its place”.
The Zulu prophecies talk of a world being ‘turned upside down’ by the passing of a massive comet. They believe it has happened before and the comet is due to return in the year 2012.
The Egyptian stone calendar shows an era end in 2012 called the Phoenix Cycle. We end one Age and begin a new one.
The Kalachakra teachings from Tibet say that after the world is lost to war and greed a new Golden Age will arise.
The Peruvian Quechua Incan and Q’ero peoples also predict the coming of a Golden Age. They predict a merging with the Universe when we meet ‘ourselves’ again and people come together and be a new kind of people that will be able to relate to the Earth again. It will be the end of the world as we know it. We will become beings of light again while in human form. We will be our own leaders and learn from nature and its wisdom. We will honour and acknowledge the Divine within everyone, ourselves and creation and look with the eyes of our soul and engage the essential.
The Aztec prophecies tell of an Age of massive change they call the ‘Time of the Sixth Sun’ which will bring about a huge transformation after which a ‘new people’ will inhabit the Earth.
The Cherokee calendar ends on December 21st 2012. This is when their version of a ‘messiah’ will come to the Earth. They predict a massive upheaval for humankind, many will die but humanity will survive. To the Cherokee it is a time of choice as to whether it is to be a time of great destruction or the new beginning of a great culture that have learned to love and honour each other and treat the earth with respect.
The Inuit prophecies share the belief with the Maya ancients that we are living in the Fourth World that is stuck in male energy. This energy is ruled by intellect and aggression.  We are now moving to the feminine energy ruled by intuition and the heart. First the Earth is going to give us a good shake up and we are to cleanse and heal ourselves. We are not to be afraid but to have faith and trust in the process.
The Waitaha nation of New Zealand say that they have been waiting for the sign of the water bearer, Aquarius, as a turning point and predict great chaos and changes in the Earth, climate and in human governments and financial systems. But after the chaos comes beauty. During this time humankind is to recover our hearts and souls so that we can see the beauty in the Earth, ourselves and each other. We must recover the vast power of compassion.
The cycle of the Maya calendar comes to a close on December 21st 2012 and predicts great change to an Age. The Maya have said that a 5125 year period encompasses a single ‘World’ and that these Worlds when they get to this age are prone to ending with environmental and social chaos. They believe that this is a time of great opportunity which can mean humanity either choosing a new more harmonious Age or face apocalyptic catastrophe, they have the choice. Their prophecies suggest a time of turmoil and a great sense that time is somehow speeding up, followed by the cleansing of the human soul that will lead to a spiritual and cultural rebirth. The prerequisite to this rebirth is that of humanity recognising an understanding that they are spirit beings having a physical experience and that higher dimensional forces are constantly interacting with us.
The Hopi prophecy of the ‘Blue Star’ or ‘Blue Kachina’
Some 13,000 years ago a group of Maya were sent on for a purpose which was not made known at the time; this group became the Hopi tribe.  The Hopi elders passed down their myths and prophecies from generation to generation. One such prophecy says,
“When the Blue Star Kachina makes it appearance in the Heavens, the Fifth World will emerge. The return of the Blue Star will be the alarm clock that tells us of the new day and the new way of life, a new world that is coming. This is where the changes will begin. They will start as fires that burn within us, and we will burn up with desires and conflict if we do not remember the original teachings, and return to the peaceful way of life”
They predicted that there would be great spiritual conflict and war with much material being destroyed but a new world would emerge, a one-world, one-nation under one power, the power being the Great Spirit, a Compassionate and Environmentally Balanced Governance. This time will come when the Blue Star, then far off and invisible, makes its appearance to this generation. It will herald the start of a great Purification period prior to 2012.
Some believe the comet 17P/Holmes to be the Blue Star or Blue Kachina. The comet Holmes exploded in size on October 24th 2007 and made itself visible at the time the Hopi predicted the Blue Star would appear. It is now the largest single object in the solar system being bigger than the Sun and is visible to the eye at night, high in the northeast sky.
In humanity’s eyes, throughout history, the passing of comets have thought to have brought warnings of change whether good or bad, could the comet Holmes also be a harbourer of a message of importance to humankind? Could it mark the beginnings of a Great Change similar to that H.G Wells describes in ‘In the Days of the Comet’?
Even if you do not believe these prophecies to be true maybe just take a moment to reflect on our World as it is at the moment and how things could be if there were to be a Great Change. Can you blame these cultures and those that believe even just small elements of their prophecies for believing and hoping for a better, more peaceful and compassionate New World that lives in harmony with the Earth and all that inhabit it?   

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