As we experience this end of cycle times, things will continue to get more bizarre. We are ending a 26,000 year cycle, written about by all of the ancient cultures, and a time when we are ascending from the Dark Age, or Kali Yuga according to ancient Indian texts. With our collective ascension towards another Golden Age is the astronomical phenomenon of our solar system crossing the “equator” line of our galaxy. The Dark Age has been full of violence and control as our diminished consciousness placed us in positions of seeming powerlessness. As we move out of this age our consciousness is slowly regained and we will begin to take back our power as humans. I love that word. Human. Humanity. It has connotations of compassion and heartful living.
We have no idea what to expect but we can look to smaller cycles to get a general idea. We know that the energy of change is most intense just before the cycle completes and as the new one begins. The human experience includes clearing the old baggage to make room for a fresh beginning. There is always the sense that we could repeat the same old patterns for as long as it takes, or we can move on. We have free will in this regard.
I like to think of ascension as an inner process of integrating the polarities of our existence; masculine and feminine, light and dark and so on. The mandala of the zodiac gives us clear directions for this personal journey. This integration includes an unconditional acceptance of everything, but working together in a more balanced way. Balance and wisdom can only come from seeing both sides of the polarity, not staying at one end or the other. From here we can begin to feel compassion for all.
I was listening to a radio show recently where the speaker speculated that realities would be more strongly demarcated as we begin to see how our thoughts are creating much quicker results. For some, life may get much better and for others much worse. What resonates for me with this is the idea that we are in times that require us to be hyper vigilant with our lives so that our thoughts and choices can come from a pure and integrated place, one coming from the heart.
These ideas are not new. They are integral to all of the great religions and philosophies, but we have collectively been having a harder time understanding how important they really are because of the dark times we live in. We have given our sovereignty away to religious and political leaders who love to do our thinking for us as part of the power and control mechanism.
Here are some of my favourite tricks: Don’t expect to get as much done in the course of a day as we are used to or think we should. Time is going too fast. Stay grounded by feeling the soles of your feet on the ground at all times. Move slowly and decide consciously in each moment what is the most important thing to do. Check in with your thoughts throughout the day and notice what the general trends are and where the shifts need to be made. Speak and act from the heart. I always like to think of our great role models with this: Would Jesus, Buddha, Mohammed, St. Francis of Assisi etc. do/speak this? It’s not always clear and there is a place for every human emotion. These Masters were not afraid to see and say what was wrong with the human condition. But the tone of a word or action if coming from the heart wisdom brings the most power for change.