Only days after the beginning of the Ninth Wave of the Mayan Calendar that occurred on March 9th, a huge earthquake and tsunami hit Japan. Next were the aftershocks of that earthquake, coupled with the release of nuclear waste, then a string of intense storms, tornados, floods and fires that have swept our world, and even the Earth has shifted on her axis. There have been powerful human revolutions in the Middle East, continued challenges to our political & economic systems, new wars begun, the price of gas soaring, and an increasing chaos that can be felt beneath the surface. Things are churning and turning, shaking and trembling in the belly of Mother Earth and in the ground of our own beings.
What is occurring in the outer world is a metaphor, a reflection, of what is changing and shifting within our psyches, within our hearts and souls, within our consciousness, and within our lives as we experience our own inner revolutions, fires, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis and storms. Sometimes there is a feeling that things are falling apart and dropping away, that our “old reality”, our “old ground” has been shaken, that a “huge wave of change” has rushed through our life and washed things away. There is a feeling sometimes of dissolution, and perhaps a sense of disillusionment. What was, is no longer.
There may be increasing moments now where we don’t feel we have much to hang onto, and in some ways this is true as our “old world” as we have known it is being dismantled and transformed. Beloved hearts, do not allow yourself to go into fear, as this is all part of the Great Cycle of change we are experiencing on Planet Earth, all part of a greater cosmic plan.
As this process happens and as we surrender to it, we enter the depths of our own being, we learn that what we really do have to hang onto isn’t what we thought, because it is something that is ageless and timeless, something that is beyond form. It is of the heart and of the Soul deep within our being. It is our Divine Essence, our inner spark, our core Self, our inner Truth, our eternal Spirit, and is connected to the magnificent starry Universe, and the deep still lake within. It is something of a deeper and inner nature, and is who we really are as Divine Beings having a human experience.
This is what we have to hang onto now, not the outer trappings of a dying culture or a greed ridden, materialist consciousness that has had its’ time. There is no judgment in this because everything up to this point has been exactly as it was destined to be, all part of the cosmic plan, all part of our learning process as a human family living on Mother Earth. This has been our school, our learning ground, but now it’s time for profound change, as the old ways no longer serve us, or Mother Gaia. It is time to transform, evolve and awaken into the New Earth Beings that we are already destined to become! The seed has already been planted, it is part of our original Divine blueprint, and is hidden in our DNA, just waiting to be tapped.
I was comforted as I read Calleman’s article (included in this publication on page 7) to remind me that from the Chaos is where the New Earth will be born. As is the way of the Universe, new birth always comes from chaos, from the dark void within the “Great Cycle of Destruction and Creation”. In the Dance of Life there exists a continual cycle of creation and destruction, death and rebirth, a cycle of constant change. This is the nature of the Universe.
So let us remember, as we experience all of these changes in our personal lives and on Planet Earth, that what is going on is part of this Greater Cycle of Change. New life will certainly be birthed forth again from the sacred void, from the ashes of the old reality. In fact it is already being born within us and in our consciousness as we are awakening. We are truly at the ending of a huge cycle but a new one is on the horizon. It just may feel insecure sometimes because the new hasn’t been born yet. It’s like standing between two worlds, between two realities.
Let us remember, as one cycle ends, another begins. As one door closes, another one opens. This is the nature of the Universe. The amniotic waters have broken and we are in the birth canal of the New Earth. It is the truly the dawning of a New Age.
Letting Go and Moving On
During this time of profound change, it is important to remember to not hang on too tightly to what has previously felt so secure, to not resist the change, to not succumb to fear, but to rather let go and trust that this is all part of a larger Cosmic Plan and Universal Cycle unfolding in our own personal lives and in the Collective Soul on Planet Earth. We are not alone and we are part of a larger movement of change and transformation. So let us surrender and trust that we are being guided, carried and supported by something much greater than ourselves, by the Universe, by God/Goddess, All-That-Is. It is safe to let go and trust the change. It is safe to let go of the river’s edge and surrender to the great flow of life, to surrender to the Divine Plan as it is unfolding. It is time to get out of our own way, to move beyond the illusions of our ego, so our Divine Self can shine, to let go and let God. The more we can surrender to this the happier and more balanced we will feel, the more open we will be to the synchronicities and magic of life!
Let us also be comforted in the knowing that after every death, there is a rebirth, after all destruction and chaos there is new birth & creation as this is the very nature of the Universe!
Of course it is also important for us to be prepared for the great changes that are before us on Planet Earth. The guidance from the Hopi Elders about these times really speaks to this more than ever now. Please take these words deeply into your heart and soul….
The Hopi Elders Speak
You have been telling the people
that this is the Eleventh Hour.
Now you must go back and tell the people
that this is The Hour.
And there are things to be considered:
Where are you living?
What are you doing?
What are your relationships?
Are you in right relation?
Where is your water?
Know your garden.
It is time to speak your Truth.
Create your community.
Be good to each other.
And do not look outside yourself for the leader.
This could be a good time!
There is a river flowing now very fast.
It is so great and swift that there are
those who will be afraid.
They will try to hold on to the shore.
They will feel they are being torn apart,
and they will suffer greatly.
Know the river has its destination.
The elders say we must let go of the shore,
push off into the middle of the river,
keep our eyes open, and our heads above the water.
See who is in there with you and celebrate.
At this time in history,
we are to take nothing personally.
Least of all, ourselves.
For the moment that we do, our spiritual growth
and journey comes to a halt.
The time of the lone wolf is over.
Banish the word struggle from your attitude
and your vocabulary.
All that we do now must be done in a
sacred manner and in celebration.
We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.
A message from the Hopi Elders of Oraibi, Arizona- The Hopi Nation
There is such deep wisdom in these words right now. Many of us are getting the inner guidance to live sustainably on Mother Earth, to grow our own food, to be connected in our local communities, to care more deeply for our earth, to live simply, and to join together with others during these changing times. We are aware that we need to leave the consciousness of struggle, lack, greed and competition behind to enter a new world of grace, ease and abundance for ALL. We are consciously invoking this more and more in our lives and it is exactly what we so desperately need right now.
Many of us can feel the huge wave of transformation that is on our doorstep this year of 2011, change and transformation like we have never known before. We can feel it in our bones, deep in our bellies, in the heart of our intuition. So put your seatbelts on and prepare your self for the great ride that is before us on Planet Earth. Open your heart and ride the great waves of change. This spring and summer, with 3 eclipses in a row, is sure to be a profound time with much change moving us into whole new zones of reality and consciousness.
Let us remember through all this change, chaos and turmoil that we are in the Ninth Wave, the last cycle of creation in the Mayan calendar, sure to bring us forward into Unity Consciousness. This is crucial to remember and this is where we so deeply need to hold our awareness and consciousness now. Holding our focus on the larger Divine Plan unfolding, remembering that we are all connected, that we are ALL One, that we are interconnected, that what affects you affects me, will help carry us through the collective transition and birth process we are now experiencing on Mother Earth. Moving beyond all separation into Unity consciousness, let us truly embrace the change that is upon us, and BE the Change we wish to see in our world!
The Sacred Marriage
Part of this transition, as we move from one age to the next and into unity consciousness, is the healing and sacred marriage of the masculine and feminine on earth, within our own psyche, and within the temple of our personal and collective heart. We have lived through patriarchal times for the past 5,000 years, with a dominant male consciousness, and before that were matriarchal times. It is time now as we co-create the New Earth together that we move beyond patriarchal and matriarchal consciousness, that we come into a place of equality & balance where neither is dominant, where there is a sacred balance of the masculine and feminine within the heart of all beings. This is crucial for our evolution as a species. Holding the sacred marriage within and meeting each other in the outer world with deep respect is vital. Honoring and seeing each other as a reflection of the beloved that dwells within will bring deep healing and peace.
In order for us to do this we must bring deep healing to both the feminine and masculine. Many people often forget that the masculine is just as wounded as the feminine. It is just expressed in a different way. The truth is that we have all been conditioned by the consensus reality of our culture, a reality that we have been part of unconsciously co-creating and perpetuating ourselves as well. We have been playing out a big archetypal drama, a “battle of the sexes”, a polarity of “victim & perpetrator”, “dominance & submission”, for much too long now, and it’s just about time for this to come to an end. There has been much abuse of power, suppression, repression and oppression. It’s time for us to break free now from these chains of bondage, no matter which side we have been on because the truth is that at one time or another we have been both the victim and the perpetrator. But now it is crucial that we create peace & reconciliation between us and within us all. We need the power, the love, the wisdom and the presence of the embodied Divine Feminine & Divine Masculine on our beloved Mother Earth as we go through our ascension process together, and as we move into the Aquarian Age of Equality-The Golden Age of Peace on Earth. We cannot go through this separate, but rather in unity, oneness and equality.
To heal this separation and come back into unity we must break the chains of our conditioning. In our world, women have been “trained” to be nice, subservient, giving, self-less and silent, and this has lead to our dis-empowerment. I think we can all agree it is now time for the feminine to be in her power in the world, and it is the POWER of LOVE that is her greatest power that must be embodied now for the sake of all beings. The world is in dire need of this love, power and wisdom of the Divine Feminine; that energy that can come through each woman who is deeply connected to Mother Earth, to her own sacred Self, who is open and self-loving enough to allow the Spirit of the Divine Feminine to flow through her, who honors her body as her holy temple, who honors all her inner cycles and seasons, feelings and emotions, as SACRED.
As women it is up to us to step up and claim our voice, to love ourselves, to begin to speak our truth without fear and to stand up for what we believe in as we carry the POWER and compassionate voice of the Divine Feminine forth on Earth. This Divine Feminine power is rooted in the heart of Mother Gaia and carried deep within our sacred wombs, and it is expressed through the Heart of Love to all beings. It is a deep love and power that has reverence for the sacredness of All life, that sees the Earth as sacred ground and all creatures as equal in the eyes of creation. It is a spiritual power that comes from the still quiet dark womb-place within, from the womb of the Universe, from the heart of Mother Earth, that sits in the empty void and receives, yet takes compassionate action when needed. It is a power that holds sacred, compassionate and loving space for oneself and others, that can create, sing, dance, weave, and express with great passion. It is a power that is deeply connected to the cycles of the moon and the seasons that pass over the Earth, and is attuned to the rhythms and movement of nature.
On the other hand, Men have been conditioned to be tough and strong but for God’s sake not vulnerable, to deny and repress their softer feelings, “big boys don’t cry”, to live from their heads and their groins not their hearts, to support and protect their families, their homes, their countries at all costs. For men to heal, it is important for them to become humbled, to set down their swords and break down their protective walls, to learn to trust and listen to their softer feelings and to know that having them doesn’t make them weak. To learn that they can allow their vulnerability and compassion to come through, that it is safe to live from their heart, and at the same time be strong and firm but in a more balanced way, in relationship with others, with Mother Earth, and all of creation.
As we come into greater equality on the Earth and as women become more empowered it will be easier for men to let go and trust their softer side. It will be easier for them to trust and listen to their hearts and to live their lives from this place again. They will be free to embody the wonderful qualities of the Divine Masculine including those qualities of: strength that has the best interest of all concerned in mind, action that is balanced with the heart & higher wisdom, Truth that is coupled with compassion & love, a mind that also thinks with the heart, an intellect that has great vision. They will be free to express a voice that is both encouraging and supportive but also strong at the same time, and they will begin to uphold the sacred Laws of the Universe once more, where the Highest Good for ALL concerned will always be considered. And they will be able to truly support the empowerment of the Feminine on Earth because they will know that true strength comes from a strong yet compassionate heart, and they will not be threatened by her power and strength any longer.
Through all this men and women, the masculine and feminine, will both be honored in their Divinity as well as in their deep humanity, and they will be able to support each other’s strength for the good of the whole. In the New Earth, every being will hold the sacred marriage of the Masculine and Feminine within their own hearts in Divine Union, and from this true Unity Consciousness will be birthed on Earth and we will be able to live in peace and harmony.
As we move through this powerful and transformational spring and summer season may we find strength in the still voice within and listen to the deep wisdom of our heart. May we surrender and let go of all that no longer serves us so that we can gracefully ride the waves of change. Do not hang on. Let go of the shore. Go with the flow. Trust the Great Ocean of Change. Let go and Let God. Trust the Divine Plan as it unfolds before you. Put all fear to the side. Live from a humble yet grateful heart. And know that you are being Divinely guided in each and every moment. May you be infinitely blessed now and always.
Deborah Knighton Tallarico, MA, LCPC, is a soul psychotherapist, spiritual counselor & crystal-sound healer, flower essence practitioner, devoted planetary priestess, way-shower & a loving spiritual guide for the New Earth Consciousness, an emissary for the Golden Age. She has dedicated her life to holding a sacred & loving space to help heal & empower others during this profound transition on Earth. It is her heartfelt prayer that all beings are free of suffering, that Love permeate the hearts of ALL Beings, and that Unity & Peace be restored on Earth. She can be reached at: 207-653-7823, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.spiritualrenaissance.com.