|Many folks take astrological
happenings very seriously. The ancients discovered spiritual road-maps in
the skies and since then every Age, including our own of GPS technology,
has found useful ways for using the stars (and other celestial bodies such
as satellites) for the advancement of exploration.
Thus when I read about events that are
organized around galactic entertainments, such as the "Global Oneness
Celebration & Meditation" coming up Tuesday, June 8, 2004, which
commemorates the cyclical passing of Venus "across the face of the Sun, my
A rare occurrence in terms of human lifespan,
the June 8 date marks the inception of an 8-year period of celestial
significance which stretches through June 6, 2012 when Venus again
momentarily, in cosmic terms, resides ever so briefly in "the heart of the
Sun," not to return for another 130 years.
During this recurring 8-year window,
according to various ancient prophecies, the odds for the peoples of the
world to come together in a lasting celebration of "love, beauty, light
and unity" are heightened, somewhat setting
the stage for the next several (unto the 7th) generations of worldly life.
The legends encourage us to pay
special attention to the "quality" of the "energy" that we (choose to)
invest in whatever it is we are doing, paying particular attention to our
work in "the arts," most especially including the way we address
"economics, politics, education, ecology and cultural diversity"
and to "continue
building the momentum of global oneness" every day for the next eight years.
Interesting to note is that the last time
this double-ended entendre occurred was 1874 through 1882. This was the same
timeframe when the Telegraph was invented, making it factually the dawn of
our present telecommunications age. Also noteworthy, the various states of the
United States had been, according to President
S. Grant, "happily rehabilitated"
from Civil War.
Still our country was reeling from, as President
Rutherford B. Hayes described it a couple of years later, "the advance of 4,000,000 people
from a condition of servitude to that of citizenship" which he asserted
could only be "remedied" by "united and harmonious efforts"
and called for "a union depending not upon the constraint of force,
but upon the loving devotion of a free people."
By 1881, newly elected President
James A. Garfield addressed a nation that "overlooks a hundred years of
national life--a century crowded with perils, but crowned with the
triumphs of liberty and law" and proposed "let us pause on this height for
a moment to strengthen our faith and renew our hope by a glance at the
pathway along which our people have traveled."
At the same time, segregation,
discrimination and poverty were commonplace, yet "the great experiment of
self-government" seemed to be slowly but steadily winning the egalitarian
race. And by 1885, President
Grover Cleveland extolled the virtues of our collaborative "policy of
independence, favored by our position and defended by our known love of
justice and by our power."
Cleveland further defined our national
policy at that time as a policy of "peace and neutrality" which rejected
"any share in foreign broils and ambitions upon other continents."
Cleveland called it "the policy of Monroe and of Washington and Jefferson
-- 'Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations; entangling
alliance with none.' "
So that was where we were as a nation on
the path to this somewhat universally prophesied "eventual end product" of
"global peace and harmony" one hundred and thirty years ago, the last time
this "significant cosmic alignment" came around. And if we look at all of
this critically, the case could be made that nothing much has changed
In some ways, things are "better." In
others, they are "worse." And in too many ways it seems like we play a
one-step-forward and two-steps-back kind of game. What, one might ask, is
it going to take for us to get off this up-down merry-go-round?
For those who have long studied such
things religiously (no pun intended), there is an awareness that there is this funny little twist
attached to this particular window of opportunity that coincides with many
various "end of the world as we know it" predictions. Most notable
among these is the Mayan Calendar which, along with other
prognostications, seems to indicate that something "major" is going to
right around this June 6, 2012 timeframe.
Thus some might say that this is, perhaps,
humanity's last chance to get its act together. Eight years (minus two
days) for us -- working together in the co-creation of our collective
well-being, to actualize our highest hopes and dreams.
"T-minus 8 years and counting," mission
control echoes in my mind. And I wonder, if this proved to be true... If
there does happen to be some sort of galactic clock ticking and it is set
to run out a scant eight years from now... and if we really came together
in a massive conscious realization of this quickly encroaching reality...
would we be doing anything differently than we did today?
That is -- and I pose this question
specifically to all the folks who invest scads of energy in demonstrating,
campaigning, letter-writing, protesting and legislating "against"
something -- Is what you are doing right now in your everyday personal and
professional life making you happy and producing a product or providing a
service that will be useful to society after "the ideal" is
And I humbly suggest to all of us that the
ONLY way we (as a world society) will ever have the global peace and prosperity
we desire and deserve is by and through the activity of each and every one
of us living perpetually and concordantly with this theme.
Every nano-second at the molecular level,
all the time.
No excuses. No holds barred.
As the prophecies explain it, for global
peace and prosperity to "become real" this energy must "manifest in human
beings." This and ONLY this is what "will set the road to wholeness" and
CAUSE (remember the scientific law of cause and effect?) all action to the
contrary (ie: anything done with an intention of "againstness")
to simply (quickly and quietly) fade away.