“Phew! I’m so pleased that’s over! Yes, labour was long and sometimes painful but I’m home again with a beautiful baby and everything will now return to normal.” The soft inner voice of wisdom rises from the shadows, eliciting further response. “What do you mean I’m deluding myself and haven’t a clue about what the future holds? Are you telling me this is just the beginning and that there are more surprises in store with my life undergoing a complete transformation? Is it too late to put the baby back inside the womb?”
Welcome to 2012 or should I say 2013 plus. As my dear friend, the Kahuna, Hale Makua said: “It’s not the year 2012 which is important, but 2013. For this is when we will begin the next cycle of ages. It’s now we must decide upon our spiritual focus because this will establish the foundation for planetary consciousness for the next seven generations and for many cycles to follow. This will require a tremendous shift in energies on all levels, both personal and globally. Whatever we choose to think, believe or dream now, will form the basis of our existence thousands of years from now.” (From Hank Wesselman, The Bowl of Light, Sounds True, 2011)
The Maya say that 2012 is just the beginning, 2023 is the middle and 2038 is the time when, like an infant, we will feel steady enough to take baby steps towards a new way of living. They predict that between 2013 and 2023, we will experience many challenges as well as triumphs as we follow our own inner light towards a new direction for humanity. Ahead of us are many exciting years of change and opportunity as we emerge like the butterfly from the cocoon and into the golden years of unification with ourselves, others and the Divine. This is what we have been waiting for.
Yet, even as we stand at the doorway leading to expanded levels of consciousness and new horizons, it’s easy to feel a little reticent causing us to request as little disruption as possible to our present life, however imperfect it may be. Change is often perceived as a challenge especially when we can’t dictate the outcome and this is certainly one of those moments. However, the die was cast a long time again and there is no turning back. But there are certainly ways to make life easier so we spend less time fighting against the winds of change and more time going with the flow.
Awakening to the Mystery
One thing which is certain about 2012 is that we’re being offered the chance to pass through a spiritual portal into a level of consciousness we’ve not experienced before. The Inca say this will be the first time that humanity will live fully upon the planet as we attempt to manifest heaven here on Earth. Each of us possesses a piece of the jigsaw which, when laid in place, produces the foundation mentioned above by Makua. More importantly, as we move towards a world where unity through the acceptance of diversity is the key, no-one person’s piece of the jigsaw is more important than another. In other words, the only way we’re going to manifest heaven on Earth, is to work together in co-operation paying equal respect to whatever ‘piece of the jigsaw’ is being presented with none considered more valuable.
The indigenous people say we have stood at this doorway twice before and have not been able to pass through. However, they say it’s different this time, we’re more prepared. Many remote viewers have tried to see beyond 2012 and observe the world which is becoming and yet, for some reason, they can only imagine what is already known. This should not surprise us for who, forty years ago, could have imagined the technological world in which we live today. The mystery of the new cycle awaits us and all we need is an open heart and mind, and the courage to take a step out into the unknown. The physicist Albert Einstein spoke eloquently about mystery:
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
It is the source of all true art and science.
He who is a stranger to this emotion or fails to pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed
He also said:
There are two ways to live: You can live as if nothing is a miracle or you can live as if everything is a miracle.
Mystery can appear suddenly such as with lightning or a beautiful rainbow or slowly over nine months, when a few cells are transformed into the miracle of new life. Yet, many people I meet prefer to limit mystery by having all the facts and figures available to them before making a move. This is the reason why there is an obsession to acquire more information, why ‘google’ has become a household name and why ‘How to’ books are so popular. I’m often told in my seminars: “If you can guarantee that if I follow my intuition, I’ll never suffer, always have money, be successful and meet the love of my dreams; then I’ll take the risk. Otherwise, I’d prefer to stay where I am.” The greatest challenge to humanity’s evolution is our persistent need to try and control the mysterious from emerging.
This is not a new phenomenon. Around 3,500 years ago, the patriarchy, who came into power around that time, decided it was no longer willing to pay homage to a pagan belief about mankind’s origins. The priests and rulers would not accept that we all emerge originally from the mysterious and chaotic feminine primordial waters and that eventually, through further chaos and death, she will swallow us back into her ocean of nothingness. These leaders didn’t like the idea that these female waters, often symbolised as fiery dragons and serpents, had control over their lives. So they sent their bravest and most powerful heroes to kill the dragon/serpent and let the people know that man-kind was now in control. This is the basis of mythological tales such as George and the Dragon.
This decision severed the connection between the serpentine energy in our base chakra, and the much larger and more power chakra underneath the feet, commonly known as the root chakra, causing the serpent, kundalini, to fall asleep. To add fuel to the fire, the land under the feet became known as the underworld and hell, a place we were warned against, often being described as a place of destitution and eternal retribution. In truth, the priests of the day were terrified that we would enter this world and, through its gift of transformation, remember that we are already enlightened and eternal beings. Indeed, the word hell comes from the Nordic goddess Hel, who was actually the goddess of regeneration, a theme repeated in many stories about the dark goddess who rules the darkness of transformation.
Unfortunately for the patriarchy, chaos and death won’t just go away because a few individuals deem them inconvenient. For mystery to emerge there has to be death of old patterns and structures. These essential factors of life are mirrored by the Sun which appears to die in the evening sky, by the slowly waning and dying Moon and by winter which is always followed by spring. To accommodate the persistent presence of chaos on the planet, lawmakers over the centuries have had to invent elaborate rules to explain the phenomena, which in turn have become the basis of many religious and social dogmas. “Chaos, illness or death emerged because you did this or failed to do that.” In truth, it happened because chaos always occurs before the emergence of the beautiful and the miraculous. Chaos is the Great Mother’s call for us to surrender our sense of separation to her love and then stand, rapt in awe, allowing the miraculous or unknown to emerge not from our minds but from our hearts.
Return of the Feminine
If we are to heed the Great Mother’s call and welcome her back into our lives, we also need to accept that death and birth have always been the remit of the feminine. For a woman, the menstrual cycle is not merely associated with physical procreation but with ensuring the creative evolution of consciousness upon the planet. During her life, every woman experiences four hundred plus cycles which express the essential features of spiritual growth:
- Death and the purification of completed emotions, beliefs and experiences, symbolised by the menses
- Birth of inspiration, mirrored by the development of the egg
- Nurturing and celebration of life, reflected by the release of the egg at ovulation.
Now as we stand at the doorway of new birth, we need to remember it’s only through the feminine, and in particular women, that the mysterious can be revealed. It’s essential that women reconnect to their sacred identity and destiny. To assist in the process, there are three important links which need to be re-established:
Between the sleeping serpent or kundalini energy in our base chakra, and the creative power and wisdom of the dragon. Thisenergy flows through our root chakra, located about eighty centimetres beneath the feet.
Between our heart and the heart of the Great Mother. We must tear down the barriers which continuously tell us we are unlovable or unloved. This is totally untrue, for, born as we are from the love of the Great Mother, our very existence tells us that it is impossible not to be loved. Such misperceptions were created by those who desired to control our hearts by creating the false illusions of guilt, shame, hate and hurt. The question to ask is: “How would I live my life from today if I knew I am always loved?”
Between our crown chakra and the starchild or stargate chakra about eighty centimetres above the head. This energy centre is an inter-dimensional portal. But access became limited thousands of years ago when humanity failed to treat with respect the multidimensional universe. Our ancestors were unwilling to be accountable for their creations and could not overcome their overwhelming desire to possess everything they saw. Now, we are once again being allowed to reach these higher dimensions of inspiration and awareness, as long as we enter with humility, accountability and respect.
Having set the scene to what is required of us in the years ahead, let’s look in more detail at some of the changes which are already taking place on our planet. With our immense network of media and information opportunities, few can be unaware of the major transformation our planet is undergoing at this time. Planetary alignments, such as the harmonic convergence in August 1987, expanded our understanding to the fact that we exist on at least twelve different dimensions, each powered by twelve energetic centres or chakras. The alignment called on us all to wake up from our maya or illusion and become the eternal and divine beings that we have always been. The light of these 144 centres is our constant reminder not to fall asleep again. The Maori speak of 2012 as the time when Gaia or planet Earth will experience her perfected state on all twelve dimensions. This is the reason they give for natural phenomena such as earthquakes and volcanoes, seen as the Earth shaking herself free of old shackles, mirrored by events in our own lives.
Pluto in Capricorn
More recently, in November 2008, Pluto, the planet of transformation entered Capricorn, the sign of structures, rules, organisations and beliefs. It will remain there until 2023. The entry of Pluto into Capricorn spawned the beginning of the financial meltdown as many banking institutions struggled to keep afloat systems which should have been transformed a long time ago. Despite a general desire for a quick fix, the financial security of several countries is still uncertain, with changes being forced upon them not just on the surface, but at the core of the country’s guiding principles. At the same time, individuals are being asked the same questions: “What matters? What are you willing to relinquish and allow to die? What ideas, beliefs, expectations, dreams and fantasies must be surrendered so you can face the reality of your existence? What legacy do you wish to leave your grandchildren?”
Of course, it would be pleasant to have time to consider these options, but Pluto is not a patient lady. (Yes, she is feminine as were all ancient guardians of the underworld.) Pluto is another dark goddess or crone who trails death and chaos in her wake. Yet, despite appearances, her love for us is intense, determined to do whatever it takes to make sure we fulfil our soul’s destiny. You can try bargaining with Pluto by telling her that you would like a little more time but I warn you, it will come to nothing.
When it is your time to change, she will make it happen whether we’re ready or not as I have seen only too often in my medical practice where I perceive over 80% of illness as a wake-up call from the soul. Whether change emerges dramatically through death of a loved one, loss of a job, involvement in an accident or through illness, such as the breast cancer I developed earlier this year, Pluto will leave her mark. Change may even be foreseen and yet still creates a void and sense of grief, such as the empty nest syndrome when the last child leaves for college. Pluto is sympathetic to grief for there is no better way of moving from one stage to the next than allowing the watery tears to wash away the past and make way for new birth. Yet, should we become stuck in the grieving process, especially immersed in anger or guilt, then she will give us a firm reminder to release our hold on the old story and surrender to the mystery.
Yet, let me be clear, the source of change is not external even though at times we react as if we’re victims to our outer circumstances. The source of the transformation is from within, as our own psyche or soul yearns to know itself in its fullest, breaking free of anything that limits its expression, especially man-made constructs built as a result of fear or shame. Everything which has ever happened to you has been created by your soul so you will be driven away from pain and towards greater love and wholeness. Therefore, I suggest, instead of dissolving into despair you call on the love and wisdom which always surrounds the spirit world. Ask for simple and effective guidance so you can make the most of the opportunity being offered by your soul.
There are some very obvious signs that Pluto is trying to get our attention and that it’s time for change. It is probably best not to ignore the signs:
EARLY: resentment, irritability, dissatisfaction & criticism of present circumstances
At this point you may be told not to be so negative or be shamed into hiding your feelings as they’re not very spiritual
LATER: lack of enthusiasm, boredom, withdrawal, lack of joy in life & easy distraction by more exciting ventures and addictive behaviour
Here you may be chided for your lack of passion and commitment which may work for a short time, before you realise that the buzz has gone out of the situation
FINAL: depression, dispiritedness, burn out, fibromyalgia, serious illness and descent into a dark night of soul
Your soul is calling you in neon lights and it’s time to act!
Uranus in Aries
Uranus, the planet of sudden change, rebellion and revolution entered the sign of Aries, which represents new beginnings, adventure and war, first in the summer of 2010 and then in March 2011. It will remain in this sign until May 2018. The last time that Uranus was in Aries was 1927-1934, when the world experienced the great depression and the rise of fascism. Let’s hope we are wiser this time round. We have already witnessed rebellion and revolt within many countries as the populace seeks democracy and equality. Some of this follows austerity measures put in place to deal with the financial crisis. Such despair and poverty were definitely factors in the ease by which men like Hitler took control of such large numbers of the population, all of whom sought better lives. Let us hope that instead of allowing a small group to lead, we produce a true democracy where all are responsible for their actions and all are respected whatever their status, intelligence and wealth.
Neptune in Pisces
The final of the giants, Neptune, the planet of mystery and dissolution entered the sign of Pisces in February 2012 and will remain there until 2024. Pisces represents the collective unconscious, imagination, creative brilliance and a belief in unlimited potential. It also has a tendency towards addiction, delusion and madness. If we thought the technological advances produced by Neptune’s passage through Aquarius were spectacular, we’ve not seen anything yet! We are about to enter a world of virtual reality where we will meet ourselves on all dimensions and nothing will be hidden; the true meaning of the word apocalypse. Despite, the fact that this is what we’ve all desired for so long, the challenge will be to keep our feet firmly planted on the Earth. Otherwise there will be a risk that we won’t know which way is up leading to increased mental illness, especially amongst our young people. Already many individuals are spending hours indoors, facing computer screens without any real physical or eye to eye social interaction disconnected from their physical body and Mother Earth. Spiritual transformation can only take place through the body and not through the mind which is limited by its past experiences. What can appear as creative endeavour can, if not grounded in reality, remain as fantasy.
Young people rely on role models to show them the way. They need to see their parents interacting with each other, their environment and their bodies in a healthy manner so they can follow suit. At the same time, with so many possibilities surrounding us, it’s essential we learn to listen to and follow our heart’s intuition which is directly linked to the destiny of the soul. Some of the questions we need to ask ourselves are these:
- Do I feel respected and honoured in my job/relationship?
- I am acting from love or fear?
- Am I saying ‘Yes’ when my heart says ‘No’?
- Even if I am talented in this role, can I learn anything else from this experience?
- Am I following my intuitive messages or ignoring them because they are inconvenient?
- Here are some simple hints to enhance the intuition:
- Spend time each day quieting the mind perhaps through walking, sitting or breathing out fully and then holding the breath out until the next in-breath.
- If you hear the same message three times, act on it
- Be aware that the soul often speaks to us when our left brain is occupied on something which needs little thought such as shaving, showering, ironing and gardening. Make sure you have a paper and pencil to write down these ideas and remember to follow through.
- Ask for help from the spirit world especially in dreams.
As the mystery unfolds, we will see that the age of the guru, messiah, teacher and master, is over, for such archetypes exist within all of us. However, old habits die hard and, inevitably we will see those who promote themselves as such, often appearing as sorcerers with magical powers. They will always attract a crowd, for there are still many who would prefer to give away their power than take ownership of it. But times are changing and each must follow his or her own heart to find the true sense of belonging and unity we all seek. The winds of change are upon us, grasp this totally unique opportunity to realise your dreams.
DR. CHRISTINE PAGE is a gifted intuitive, mystic and alchemist, who shares her insights and knowledge through teaching, soul readings and writing. She is the author of 6 books, including 2012 and the Galactic Center: The Return of the Great Mother and her new book (to be released Jan 2013), The Healing Power of the Sacred Woman: Health, Creativity, and the Fertility of the Soul. Her website is www.christinepage.com.
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