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WITH THE CURRENT STATUS OF TRUST FUNDS BEING APPROVED FOR RELEASE BY THE MONETARY AUTHORITIES HAVING JURISDICTION, OUR PREPARATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN IN PLACE FOR THE LAST MONTH ARE FINELY HONED NOW TO GET TO THE WORK AHEAD OF US. ONE FINAL ISSUE THAT MAY STAND IN OUR WAY IS THE CLOSING OF THE BOOKS FOR THE FIRST QUARTER. AS WE HAVE COME TO REALIZE, THE BANKS LIKE TO KEEP THE MONEY IN THE ACCOUNTS UNTIL THE END OF THE MONTH SO THEY CAN CLOSE THEIR BOOKS WITH A FAT BALANCE. THIS IS WHERE THE BANKERS GET THEIR BONUS THAT IS BASED ON THE AMOUNT THEY MANAGED TO KEEP ON THE BOOKS.
Written by Andrea Scully, Golden Age of Gaia, March 1, 2015
This is it!
The Grand Opening of the Gaia Scene community forum! Thank you for attending.
I’d like to share with you now the welcoming words of my dear sisters and workmates who’ve been busy as bees with me building the new forum, Gaia Scene, which is opening it’s doors today.
I’m proud to be in their company, and extremely blessed to have them co-creating with me.
I’m so exited! We’ve built a house!
Up to now we’ve only had the Yahoo Discussion Group, which energetically functions like a mailbox. Contacts, sharings and informations come fly-by in a mail – today they’re here and present within the community, tomorrow they’re gone again.
What a difference this is from the old mailbox, to enter a house with many rooms! Space in here for a huge diversity of individuals; meeting and sharing, exchanging information, experience and understanding, and building community.
It was and is wonderful to have been participant and co-moderator of our Yahoo Group for the past three years. I’ve met wonderful people, made some real good friends, met soul sisters and brothers, shared a lot of my Self, learned a lot about my Self, and expanded and polished my expertise in the Art of Communication.
Sometimes, in busy times with lots of traffic, I’ve felt some sadness about the quick flow of messages in the mailbox, and my inability to adequately respond to everything that touched me. Yahoogroup messages are very much in the moment, they don’t have a container to hold the vibrations, a mailbox doesn’t offer enough body for energy to stay and circulate.
Therefore I often don’t share what I feel resonating and coming up in me in response to a message, simply because the timing doesn’t suit me. When I find the time and energy for a reply, the attention of the group has already gone to another topic, and it just doesn’t fit to try and bring that passed flow back into the now.
Already three years ago I started getting on my boss’ (Andrea Scully’s) nerves, nagging her, “Let’s get rid of the mailbox and set-up a browser forum; let’s build a house for this community!”
Back then there was no resonance from the team. It wasn’t the right time. Divine timing is always right…
Now is the time. We’ve created a browser-based forum, a place people can easily go to by one click from the blog’s main page.
I so much love going into our community house! This has body, wow! Already after a few days work I can feel the energy whenever I enter. I can feel the people who pour in their heart-blood to this sacred and safe space.
I feel the blessings of all those wonderful souls who show their appreciation of the team’s service, by donating to the HopeChest Fund and making all this possible. I can even feel the anticipation of those yet-unknown friends out there in the world who are longing for this house to give them a second home.
I feel our brother, Archangel Michael at the doorway; the front wall vibrates with His blue ray (at the other walls and corners other Archangels have taken their position), and the portal opens and closes by His guidance. Those who enter in the spirit of peace, truth and compassion find His door open and His house welcoming.
Archangel Michael has always been with the moderators of his forum. Yes, His forum.
The Yahoo discussion group was founded after Michael had asked Steve to create a place for people to meet, in order to build community. He also secured help so that Steve wouldn’t have to do the work of holding the forum together.
The right people would come, He said, and He would guide them all along the way. And so He does. All the way. All the time.
And all of this has only become possible because of you, dear friends. My deepest gratitude goes out to all of you beloved readers who support the Golden Age of Gaia, and participate in building community and a world that works for everyone.
Daily life doesn’t offer as many aware mirrors as such a community of awakening fellow travelers does. Nothing’s fostered the expansion of my consciousness more than participating in a discussion forum. Sharing and learning from the feedback of the group is a great awakening tool.
Don’t miss it, dear friends, we’re building community and welcome you home. I’m looking forward to meeting you here. Love, life, and laughter expands when it’s shared, and here’s a safe and secure place to do so.
See you soon, Beloveds…
From Alex Clark-
It’s interesting for me to look back at my history on the internet and remember the primary reason I purchased a computer in 1999 was simply so I could join an online forum.
Fifteen years have flown by in that time and the technology and platforms of this type of communication have evolved just as fast. Anyone who remembers being a member of an AOL group with dial-up internet access knows exactly what I’m talking about.
Over the past decade, our ability to communicate globally has increased exponentially. What I’ve noticed during this time, much of which has been spent in forums, asking questions, sharing my experience and providing information, is a decided shift in pronouns.
When I first began communicating with beings online, the use of the pronoun ‘You’ was very prevalent. It was all about you doing this and how it makes others feel. The energy of blame and outwardly-directed agression was prevalent. It was certainly choppy seas as many struggled to find a place to be heard, share their collective blame and stand in small disenfranchised groups.
As beings started to get the hang of communicating through the ethers, there was a decided shift to the ‘I’. Many folks stopped blaming others and began standing firm in their personal feelings and beliefs. A platform for being heard had been achieved, and for some, it became a soapbox to call out from.
I’d say that during this time, the energy supported a vast level of geopolitical awakening within the collective, and many sought out a family of sorts, a place where others stood with them in islands of belief, wearing what they stood for like team colors.
Technology again shifted as desktop and laptop computers made way for smartphones and tablets. Internet communication went mobile, and the ability to instantly communicate across vast distances made our world appear much smaller.
A whole generation of young folks then flooded the internet. These kids haven’t been born into a computerless world, and many have amazing innate technological savviness. Social media cements a laticework of connection between beings that can only be compared to the etheric energy grids. Lives across the planet are connected in real time.
In this time of greatly accelerated energies, I’ve seen a decided shift into the use of the pronoun ‘We’. Folks are feeling more connected than ever, even as the vestiges of the old world crumble and release the last limitations of separation.
People are seeing in this the awesome opportunity to work together. They’re feeling heard. They’re seeing themselves nestled within the ‘We’, and how working for common goals and support for everyone builds a much firmer foundation than operating as the ‘I’.
The beauty of this circle is, of course, that the’We’ is really the divine “I” of the All-That-Is, so all are served in this communion.
This energy of the group, of the ‘We’, is so exciting to experience, and to work and play within. This feeling of personal support in the midst of the collective is so new for many of us, but this energy is indeed intended and nurtured within our new Lightworker community that is lovingly named Gaia Scene.
I feel so blessed to be a part of bringing forth this new energy and communications creation, as an offering to ALL.
THE MAGIC MOMENT IS HERE, AND THIS IS ZAP #88. IN CHINESE CULTURE, THE NUMBER 8 IS IMPORTANT AS IT MEANS PROSPERITY AND LIFE REALLY. VERY LUCKY NUMBER AND SOUGHT AFTER FOR CELL NUMBERS AND THE LIKE.
IRAQ’S PRIME MINISTER, HAIDER AL-ABADI, SEEMS TO BE QUITE HAPPY AFTER HIS COUNTRY APPROVED THE 2015 BUDGET LAST THURSDAY. THE DINAR IS NOW REVALUED, AND PRELIMINARY REPORTS PEG IT AT USD 3.70 SOMETHING.
REMEMBER WHEN I SAID THAT THE CHINESE DO IMPORTANT THINGS ON THE 1ST OF THE FIRST MONTH, 2ND OF THE SECOND MONTH, THE 3RD OF THE THIRD MONTH AND SO ON? WELL, TOMORROW, MANY CRITICAL THINGS WILL BE AGREED TO, AND THE FOLLOWING DAY (WHICH ALSO COINCIDES WITH THE NEW LUNAR CYCLE…GO FIGURE), MAJOR FUNDS WILL BEGIN TO FLOW OUT.
THIS IS INDEED THE “IT” WE HAVE ALL BEEN AWAITING.
AND MY TENURE AS ZAP WILL BE OVER (WELL…REAL SOON NOW), AS THE PROSPERITY FOR OUR HUMANITY WILL MANIFEST.
THERE ARE MANY ITEMS OF INTEL THAT HAVE REACHED ME, BUT FOR THE MOST PART, THEY CONFIRM WHAT IS HAPPENING IN RESPECT OF THE ABOVE. ONE ITEM THAT IS VERY IMPORTANT IS THE CONTINUING CLEANUP OF THE SYSTEM. FOR EXAMPLE, THE PHILIPPINES (AND OTHER SELECT COUNTRIES) ARE GETTING A BANK AUDIT DONE BY THE CHINESE FAMILY. THIS IS THE FINAL STEP IN THE CLEANUP TO BEGIN THE REDEMPTION OF THE ASSETS CONTAINED THERE FROM THE MARCOS ERA, AND FROM BEFORE.
LAST IME, I SAID “NO MORE STEALING” BY THE IDIOTS THAT WISH TO RAPE AND PILLAGE. WELL, IT IS ALL TRUE. REALLY. MISS PHIPPS CHECKED WITH THE PIGS, WHO CHECKED WITH THE CHICKENS, WHO CHECKED WITH BIGFOOT AND ALL ARE IN AGREEMENT. AND SORRY, THE DIAL A DINAR SERVICE IS DEFUNCT. IT WAS A NOBLE EFFORT, FRAUGHT WITH THE BEST OF RUMOR FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT, BUT SADLY IT HAS COME TO A TIMELY END.
VEGETABLES SEEM TO BE SCARCE TOO.
NOT MUCH MORE TO SAY OTHER THAN IT IS ALL HERE AND COMING OUT OF THE CLOAK OF SECRECY THAT HAS SHROUDED MOVEMENTS AND EVENTS. IT IS ALL GOOD.
Written by Wes Annac, The Culture of Awareness
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when someone says the word ‘hemp’? For the uninformed, marijuana might immediately pop up, which could cause them to automatically shun the plant.
Almost any article you’ll find about hemp distinguishes it from marijuana, which is closely related to it but doesn’t actually have much to do with it. Unfortunately, the United States closely links hemp with marijuana by putting them in the same ‘Schedule 1’ drug category.
Even though industrial hemp doesn’t contain anywhere near enough THC (the active ingredient in marijuana) to produce any kind of ‘high’, the US government has utterly failed to distinguish it from its psychoactive counterpart.
Despite hemp’s numerous benefits, the Federal government’s comfortable pretending it’s the same as marijuana when, in fact, the two are very different. You can’t get high off of hemp, but it’s legally considered a dangerous drug.
Most people don’t realize that the only people who’d really be hurt by hemp’s legalization are the interests who want to maintain the grip that the cotton and timber industries (among many others) have on our society. Due its many uses, hemp’s a great alternative to things like cotton and the aforementioned industries would lose sales if it were legalized.
Here, we’ll explore some of hemp’s benefits as we plow our way through the misconceptions that have been mistakenly accepted as reality.
The intention of this article is to help break some of the socially accepted stereotypes surrounding hemp while raising awareness of its uses, and if enough awareness is raised about it, it could eventually be legalized for industrial use and finally show us what it can do.
A lot of other countries already cultivate it for its industrial riches, but the US has yet to catch up.
This world could change significantly if hemp’s many uses were understood and accepted, and in time, the widespread ignorance that surrounds this plant will be replaced with an understanding of the many benefits it can offer our society. We could definitely use something to help us out of our ongoing economic slump.
explains why hemp is such a valued plant.
“Hemp is one of the oldest agricultural crops, cultivated as early as 4000 B.C. in China. It has been mentioned in different contexts in several ancient texts:
“It was grown all over the world and valued for its medicinal benefits.
“Once its many properties were discovered, it was treated as a precious substance and even given importance in religious ceremonies.
“Hemp is one of the oldest known sources for cloth
“Composites of hemp and limestone have been discovered in ancient Roman structures.” (1)
We’re also told about how the East India Company grew industrial hemp and used it on their ships (and, I’d imagine, on plenty of other things).
“The naval prominence in the Netherlands around the 17th century brought about the Golden Age. The Dutch East India Company has established their shipping trade globally, with the financial support of the Dutch merchant empire. This naval industry relied on hemp to a very large extent.
“It was the second most important component in ship-building, after wood. It was used as rope, canvas and to waterproof the hull through caulking. Around 21 kilometers / 13 miles of rope and several hundred square meters / yards of canvas were needed for each sailing vessel. This in turn increased the cultivation of the cannabis plant.” (2)
The end of this quote mentions the cannabis plant, and I think it’s important to remember that there is a difference between the two plants (hemp and marijuana). I’m sure they’ve been grown together in times when the latter wasn’t outlawed, but it’s very possible to grow hemp without growing marijuana or producing any THC whatsoever.
Hemp Benefits also explains hemp’s role in building up the American colonies, which would eventually become the United States.
“The British colonized the region of modern-day America and set up large agricultural fields to produce the raw material, mainly in Kentucky and Missouri.
“The processed fibers were exported to England and the other colonists. Employment opportunities increased in America as the spinning and weaving industry grew, eventually leading to the War of Independence against England’s dominance.” (3)
The US thrived cultivating hemp until interests across seas who sold it for cheaper prices started to dominate the market (the US became one of their buyers). They were forced to start growing it again during World War 2, lest they wanted to miss out on its industrial benefits.
“The growth of hemp in the U.S. dwindled with the availability of cheaper imported fibers from Manila and the East India Company.
“During [World] War II, however, the Japanese took possession of the Philippines and the East India Company, and since jute supply from India was also restricted, the Americans had to produce hemp once again, for industrial purposes as well as to sustain the vast demand from the army and navy, as follows:
“Rope made from hemp was used in rigging, towing and mooring the ships
“Paratroopers needed webbing for their parachutes
“The fiber was used to make shoes for the soldiers
“It served as a fire-hose of average quality
“Thus, hemp has played a vital role in global history.” (4)
Most hemp advocates have seen the video the US government made in the 1940s entitled ‘Hemp For Victory’, and this video displays that at one time, the US government clearly knew the difference between hemp and marijuana and were willing to use hemp to help this country.
Their stance on hemp has definitely changed since the 40s, and again, this is probably because of the vested interests in other commodities who don’t want to lose out on the money hemp would save.
Hemp could easily overtake cotton, lumber and plenty of other things that are grown industrially, and if it were legalized, the corporations who make big money off of these depleting resources wouldn’t profit as greatly as they’re used to.
It seems like a small price to pay for the revolutionary things hemp offers our society, but greed always seems to trump the will do to what’s right.
David P. West tells us that hemp’s among the most misunderstood plants of our time.
“Surely no member of the vegetable kingdom has ever been more misunderstood than hemp. For too many years, emotion—not reason—has guided our policy toward this crop. And nowhere have emotions run hotter than in the debate over the distinction between industrial hemp and marijuana.” (5)
David also explains the difference between THC, marijuana’s active ingredient, and CBD, the non-intoxicating cannabinoid that’s found in industrial hemp.
“Cannabis is the only plant genus that contains the unique class of molecular compounds called cannabinoids. Many cannabinoids have been identified, but two preponderate: THC, which is the psychoactive ingredient of Cannabis, and CBD, which is an antipsychoactive ingredient.
“One type of Cannabis is high in the psychoactive cannabinoid, THC, and low in the antipsychoactive cannabinoid, CBD. This type is popularly known as marijuana. Another type is high in CBD and low in THC. Variants of this type are called industrial hemp.” (6)
Hemp contains a lot of CBD and almost no THC, but most people who don’t know anything about it are too worried that legalizing it will lead their children to try to get high off of it. It’d feel pretty bad for anyone who tried to get intoxicated from hemp, because it seems silly and it wouldn’t work.
Parents don’t have to worry about their children seeing it as some new drug, and all we have to do is let them know about the difference between it and marijuana.
We can let our children know that these plants are related but one of them serves various industrial purposes and the other causes an intoxication that they’re best to stay away from – at least until they’re at an age where they can make their own decisions.
The fact that hemp and marijuana are so closely related has been used as a reason to keep the former’s enormous benefits from us, and it’s because of the close-mindedness of the public (and our elected officials) that it hasn’t yet been legalized.
If we can understand the difference between the two related plants, we can bring an end to the close-mindedness and open up to the idea that this plant might actually help us out of the industrial and economic mess we’re in.
David West explains why hemp isn’t intoxicating.
“Myth: Smoking industrial hemp gets a person high.
“Reality: The THC levels in industrial hemp are so low that no one could get high from smoking it. Moreover, hemp contains a relatively high percentage of another cannabinoid, CBD, that actually blocks the marijuana high. Hemp, it turns out, is not only not marijuana; it could be called ‘antimarijuana.’” (7)
CBD actually prevents a THC induced high, and what dismal traces of THC are left in the industrial hemp plant are rendered useless by this compound. This alone should reassure scared parents that nothing about the hemp plant will intoxicate them or their children or even change their consciousness in the tiniest way.
This plant is as harmless as the trees we use for wood and paper, and it can actually make stronger and more durable paper than what we receive from trees. Not to mention that it grows much, much quicker than any tree ever will, and it can be harvested three times a year (as opposed to waiting seventy years for a tree to grow into maturity).
We’ve heard a lot of talk about hemp oil lately, and apparently, some people are concerned that it’s as intoxicating as marijuana. David West busts this myth.
“Myth: Hemp oil is a source of THC.
“Reality: Hemp oil is an increasingly popular product, used for an expanding variety of purposes. The washed hemp seed contains no THC at all.
“The tiny amounts of THC contained in industrial hemp are in the glands of the plant itself. Sometimes, in the manufacturing process, some THC- and CBD-containing resin sticks to the seed, resulting in traces of THC in the oil that is produced. The concentration of these cannabinoids in the oil is infinitesimal. No one can get high from using hemp oil.” (8)
Again, I’d feel bad for anyone who tried to get high off of hemp oil, because they just wouldn’t gain the effects they desire. If they’re looking to cure cancer or some other type of illness, then hemp oil could very well be their answer, but it won’t intoxicate them or change their mental state one bit.
It just doesn’t contain enough of marijuana’s active ingredient to be intoxicating, which naturally makes people question why the US government (and other governments) would close-mindedly classify it in the same category as marijuana.
Just because the two plants are related doesn’t mean one has to speak for the other, and even the most passionate marijuana haters can recognize that beyond their close relation, they don’t really have much to do with each other.
We’re the ones who decided they had to be the same thing, and we’re keeping ourselves from prospering by refusing to open our minds a little.
Now, we’ll examine some of the health benefits of hemp seeds. Hemp doesn’t just have industrial value – its seeds provide nutrition in the form of certain essential acids we’re meant to have in our daily diet.
We’d receive a significance dose of these acids if we ate hemp seeds every day, and we’ll learn more about them and the overall nutritional value of hemp before we wrap this report up.
Care2.com tells us about the fatty acids hemp seeds contain, which are important for our health.
“Sharon Palmer, author of The Plant Powered Diet, wasn’t wasting her breath when she said, ‘I think hemp is the next ‘it’ food — it has been for a while.’
“The hemp seed is bursting with Omega-6 and Omega-3, essential fatty acids that have heart health and anti inflammatory benefits. Hemp seeds are nutty in flavor and breathe life into salads, desserts, yogurts, cereals, and breads. Hemp seeds can be turned into butter, milk, protein powder, finishing oil, and soap.” (9)
We’re also told about some of the benefits of hemp as a plant.
“Unfortunately, Uncle Sam outlawed hemp farming in 1958, a shame when you consider how amazing a crop it is. The plant thrives without pesticides, purifies the soil around it, and kills weeds. The U.S. is the only country that bans industrial hemp farming, quelling what could be an agricultural and financial boon for our indebted country.” (10)
Not a lot of other plants actually kill weeds, and most of them are overtaken by weeds, vines or some other type of invasive plant species. Hemp can apparently thrive without being overthrown by weeds or anything else, and this, along with its uncountable industrial benefits, makes it a good candidate for farmers.
According to Care2, adding hemp seeds to our diet could give us more energy and vitality.
“The protein and fiber in hemp combine to slow digestion, which prevents spikes in blood sugar and therefore sustains your body’s energy. A diet rich in hemp promotes digestive regularity.” (11)
Not only can they give us more energy – they can keep us full for a longer period of time.
“When sprinkled on your cereal or fruit at breakfast, hemp protein and fiber also help aid in satiety, which will prevent you from snacking and keep you fuller longer.” (12)
Hemp is one of the only plants with seeds that contain Omega 3, which can apparently keep Alzheimer’s away.
“The Omega-3 fatty acids in hemp reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, lower blood pressure, and may even ward off Alzheimer’s disease. Hemp seeds are one of the few Omega-3 sources found in plants.” (13)
Hemp seeds contain Omega 3 and Omega 6, which can keep our skin, hair and bones healthy. Their amino acids can also help us control our muscles and maintain our cells and organs.
“The Omega-6 fatty acids in hemp stimulate skin and hair growth, maintain bone health, regulate metabolism, and help the brain function.
“Hemp seeds contain essential amino acids, which improves muscle control, mental function, and normal body maintenance of cells, muscle, tissues, and organs.” (14)
Hemp seeds help the human body in all these ways, and yet, growing it still isn’t acceptable in the US. Its industrial benefits alone should cause us to reconsider our biased stance on it, and even if it weren’t for these benefits, the acids its seeds provide (which the body needs to stay healthy) should lead us to consider that this plant isn’t so bad.
People are nothing if not judgmental, and all it takes is a few people in power telling us something’s bad for everyone to jump onboard. Most people will do little to no research on hemp, because they rely primarily on their governments, mainstream media, and general social conditioning to know if something’s ‘good’ or ‘bad’.
In relying on society to tell us what’s right for us, we start to overlook things that’d benefit our planet greatly but pose a risk to corporations who make money off of the alternatives they’ve relentlessly pushed onto us.
I think people need to wake up and educate themselves about hemp’s numerous benefits, and instead of immediately lumping it in with marijuana, which is itself lumped in with drugs that are much more dangerous, we can see that the two only have as much to do with each other as we let them.
The degree to which we associate hemp with marijuana determines its true relation to the drug, and if we wanted to, we could keep the two completely separate and grow hemp by itself for purely industrial purposes.
Plenty of people (and countries) already do, and there hasn’t been a spike in marijuana use in the countries who allow hemp to be grown industrially. If there were, you can bet the mainstream media would let us know.
In time, the haze of confusion surrounding hemp and marijuana will clear, and we can start to see this plant for what it really is – a revolutionary godsend that could help the hurt economies of various nations, introduce jobs galore to countries that outsource employment to other, distant places, and bear seeds that help our bodies prosper.
We just have to clear our biases and replace collective ignorance with knowledge, and we might find hope for this planet after all. Hemp might not solely help our planet thrive, but it’ll help us a lot more than most people are comfortable giving it credit for.
|Playing Our Part for the Planet
By Sarah Varcas
The final month of 2014 is dominated by the penultimate exact Uranus/Pluto square mid month (14th/15th December). With it we enter the grand finale of this potent alignment which has been with us since 2012 and finally begins to fade come April next year. No one has been left untouched by the quickening power of this time. Many peoples’ lives now bear little resemblance to how they looked before these two planetary heavy-weights began their alchemical dance. Nothing and no one has been protected from the destructively creative grace conjured by the cosmos these past few years. The challenge for so many has been to let go and trust, to embrace the changes brought about no matter how devastating they may have felt at the time. To look into the darkness, of self, of other, of life and to recognise that within it lays the deepest wisdom, the most enduring truths. This past year has been about acknowledging and owning the personal and collective shadow in order to recognise that it is not some dreadful realm to be feared, rejected and denied but simply another part of ourselves to be embraced, accepted and, in doing so, brought into the wholeness of all that we are. This year has demanded the deepest authenticity we could muster and then some! It has been both brutal and beautiful in equal measure, destructive and creative at one and the same time. To quote Joni Eareckson-Tada when referring to the wheelchair that symbolises her quadriplegia from the age of seventeen, this year has been ‘a bruise of a blessing, a terrible grace’. And this coming month which brings it to a close, reminds us that whilst the journey is nowhere near over, some of the more challenging times are now behind us.
Of course, as with so many things, attitude is the final arbiter of where we find ourselves at this point. The more open we have managed to be to the shocks and surprises, upheavals and realignments of the past two and half years the more we can begin to sense the gradual easing of pressure and lightening of energy as the year comes to a close. If, however, we have continued to resist and battle against the cosmic reordering of our lives we may find ourselves exhausted and depleted, wondering where on earth we go from here. It is, however, little wonder that we opt for resistance when the very fabric of our lives is falling apart all around us. It seems the logical thing to do. We must fight for what matters, not surrender to forces which seem intent on our demise. But as logical as it may seem to be, and as negative as it all may look, we still have time to embrace change not fight it, take our part in it not wrestle ceaselessly to make it stop. If we can do so we can still conduct powerful forces of transformation into our lives and directly experience the fact that what felt like death is in fact the nascent beginnings of a new life more vibrant and connected than anything we had before.
This month begins with an opportunity to look after each other and recognise the vulnerability of our shared humanity. We all have our own personal battles to fight, our fears and anxieties, shame and grief. No one is immune to these fundamental challenges of the human realm even though for some it can be all too easy to assume one’s own lot is harder than someone else’s. Throughout the first week of December we are encouraged to set such views aside and do what we can to help others manage their troubles, forgetting about our own for a while. The more people who can commit to doing this the more care and compassion will be available for us all. Whilst it can be relatively easy to tend the emotional wounds of another when they are distressed and seeking support, it can be much harder when those wounds are expressed as anger, aggression or defensiveness. As December gets underway it’s worth remembering that we may encounter just such behaviour. Recognising it as an expression of pain or fear, lack of self-worth or crippling doubt, can help us respond in ways that de-escalate rather than worsen a tricky situation. The human psyche is incredibly complex and we are rarely quite what we appear to be! Bearing this in mind now will help us maintain an open heart and mind in the face of someone who may otherwise cause us to close them and move along fast.
On 8th December Jupiter begins a four month retrograde journey through Leo which, together with Saturn’s entry into Sagittarius (the sign ruled by Jupiter) on 23rd December, marks the beginning of a formative time, especially for those with planets in Sagittarius. The natural exuberance that comes on the Sagittarian vibration may be tempered here by a need to develop depth of perception alongside breadth of experience and a willingness to delay satisfaction in favour of more enduring rewards once certain qualities have been developed. Jupiter retrograde in Leo brings us face to face with our ego and what we do with it. It poses questions about how we interact with others, our willingness to question ourselves, our motives, our behaviour and whether we use our personality to forward our own interests or promote a better quality of life for everyone, ourselves included. Saturn in the sign of the archer demands that we now live the truth that we have sweated to unearth during the past two years while it traversed Scorpio. Whatever we discovered during this time, about ourselves, other people, how life really works as opposed to how we think it should, our task in the next three years is to live that truth on a daily basis. To allow it to take root in our consciousness and stand by it no matter what, come hell or high water. And yes, if those truths begin to shape-shift into something new, to shape-shift with them, in constant pursuit of guileless authenticity.
The Uranus/Pluto square, exact on 15th December GMT raises the issue of spiritual illusion and the guises in which it may continue to trip us up even now. Evolution takes time, be it physical, mental, emotional or spiritual. We may want it done and dusted but the cosmos has other ideas. Whilst some individual shifts happen in the blink of an eye, rendering the past something to which we can never return, for those shifts to be fully grounded, lived through and out the other side takes time, commitment and a willingness to see all sides of what they reveal. We do not know the true nature of change by its moment of occurrence but by the consequences of it taking root in our lives. Whilst a new road discovered may look beautiful we cannot know this for sure until we have walked its length and seen for ourselves. Nor can we claim to know it better than others. Judging it on the first few yards tells us nothing about what lies around the first corner. If we have been too quick to embrace transformation and proclaim ourselves renewed without having lived the change into its fullness before doing so, this alignment reminds us that the universe is not here for our benefit to deliver whatever we happen to desire when we demand it. Instead we are part of a collective organism, forever moving into wholeness, evolving in each moment. As such we do not arrive at ‘transformed’, we pass through it, over and over again as we are more deeply refined and revealed by life. This alignment keeps us humble and warns us to keep a check on our ego. We’re not in a race to the finish and no one, except all of us, needs to win.
When the Sun shifts into Capricorn on 21st December (GMT), followed closely by the Capricorn New Moon on 22nd, Uranus completes five months retrograde in Aries. It’s time to get down to business and walk our talk! In days gone by the outer planets such as Uranus and Pluto were deemed purely generational and unavailable to us as individuals, but all that is changing now. Uranus can be as personal as we make it right now, which means that we can become the power of innovative change, up-ending all that we have assumed in favour of the liberation of something altogether fresh and new. We can make 2015 a year like no other and this turnabout of Uranus encourages us to do so. If we’ve been saying we need to implement change in our lives now is the time to commit and begin to follow through. Uranus is on our side. The inner process of discovery is over for now. It’s time for the outer world to catch up and it is we who need to make that happen, not waiting for a miracle to deliver us where we want to be, but resolving to be that miracle for ourselves and each other, unleashing change and transformation on the world like never before, the more radical the better! As mentioned previously, Saturn enters Sagittarius on 23rd, heralding the very beginning of a ‘stand by your truth no matter what’ cycle to complete the cosmic message to get off our backsides and start doing what we’ve been saying we would!!
26th December sees the North Node, Uranus, Chiron and Pluto join forces in an alignment which continues until the middle of January. As such they form the bridge from the old year into the new across which we can choose what we carry and what we discard over the side into the abyss of ‘no longer needed on the journey’. But a warning is in order here. We run the risk of making unnecessary hard work out of life at this point. There may be a tendency to ratchet up the stress simply to motivate ourselves to make a stand, declare enough is enough and decide to live differently in 2015. Fair enough, if that’s what’s needed to make us change tack so be it. But we could decide not to make such a personal drama out of things and realise that this planet and all of her inhabitants are in a process of deep and powerful renewal right now. There is much to be let go – old habits and ways of living that are wounding Mother Earth and those who live upon her; tired beliefs which pit us against each other and nature itself; lifestyles which place personal satisfaction above collective well-being. There is plentiful evidence of the need for deep change everywhere: socially, politically, environmentally and spiritually. We don’t need to rely on a personal drama to wake us up. This collective journey should be enough to garner our commitment to be the transformation required and live more peacefully, making fewer demands upon the earth and her inhabitants.
As this month comes to a close and 2014 with it, we have an opportunity to look back upon a year which has seen phenomenal shifts for so many and times of extreme stress and challenge as a result. But it has also shown us who we need to be to thrive in this evolving world, and how to align our desires with those of the collective in order for a win/win situation to prevail. As Uranus & Pluto have reminded us this month, there is no destination, only an on-going process of change. The question is one of the direction and depth of that change and whether it orients us towards awakening or a deeper slumber as the planet continues in the pains of birthing a new age. This past year has offered us plentiful opportunity to align with our authentic rather than false self and to discover who we are beyond the trappings of ego and identification. In the coming year we can apply what this process has taught us to the task of daily living and pull out all the stops to move our collective evolution of consciousness in the direction of wholeness and deep, refreshing renewal.
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|GAIA PORTAL: “Sterilizations” of lower energetics is now underway
Posted: 01 Dec 2014 03:38 PM PST
“Sterilizations” of lower energetics is now underway
“Sterilizations” of lower energetics is now underway.
hu-beings harboring such feel the neutralization, and prepare for egress.
Gaia Higher Beings heed the call for all Humanity, as recognitions are prescient.
Sensations in all dimensional bodies increase and those with the prodding are assisting the transmute.
Multiple timelines have sealed… only the Higher Gaia timeline remains.
“Casual” participants in the lower energetics become casual-ties.
All Gaia participants now fully protected as they recognize the Higher Vision.