(Originally published for www.bizymoms.com)
All things are birthed, from a new product to a new life. Even a new thought goes through a birthing process. And each birth requires the stages of conception/fertilization, gestation and delivery.
We all know the stages of birth for a new life: Sperm meets egg, fertilizing it; egg attaches to the uterine wall and is nourished through the placenta; ten moons, or nine months later, a new life is birthed.
For a new product, the conception stage (sperm meets egg) is recognizing or creating a need/desire in any purchasing population for the product; “growing/nurturing” the product through research and development until it is birthed – brought to the purchasing population.
A new thought’s birthing process is a little more abstract. Its conception is in the unconscious and fertilized when the thought first reaches the conscious. The gestational stage occurs by allowing that thought to change your perspective; and its birth is when that change in perspective somehow changes your life, and the way you live it.
The Earth, too, has been birthed – several times. And She is in another birthing process. Presently we are in the gestational stage of the anticipated birth date of December 21, 2012, known as the Ascension. Certainly those of you reading this recognize the importance of this particular stage of a birthing process.
According to the Mayan Long Count calendar, and substantiated by advancements in modern science, it seems the Earth has gone through several 26,000-year cycles of birth and death. The Mayans were an advanced, ancient civilization recognized for their mastery in mathematics and charting the Cosmology of Man from the beginnings of TIME up to December 21, 2012. Their timelines are so exact it was originally thought that the calendar’s end date of 12/21/12 meant the prediction of the end of the world and Mankind. There are some who still espouse that theory today.
But advances in technology and science, rediscovering ancient sacred texts and paying attention to the wisdom of the oral traditions of present day indigenous cultures have allowed the study of our Earth and Her peoples’ histories in greater depth. This has allowed us a more accurate understanding of our Earth and Her past, as well as Her potential future.
And so, it is now understood by many scientists as well as spiritualists that our Earth and Her people have gone through these 26,000-year birth/death cycles before. Each one has brought a different dynamic to civilization, but the Earth still lives – and so do Her people.
But what of this gestational stage our Earth is presently in? How do we help with the Earth’s birthing process? How do we assure a better Earth for future generations? After all, isn’t that what we want – for ourselves, for our children, for our children’s children?
The key is in the evolution of our consciousness.
According to Jose Arguelles, the late Mayan Calendar expert, and others like him, December 21, 2012, marks the birth of Earth and Humanity into the next 26,000-year cycle – the biosphere. It is the advent of Humanity moving from the previous cycle, the technosphere – where great advances in technology have been accomplished, into a time where these advances benefit all in respect and appreciation for the diversity of ALL Life. (The Judeo-Christian bible refers to this time as the 1,000 years of peace.).
From my point of view, shared by fellow metaphysicians, mystics, philosophers and others, this requires a change in consciousness - a change which brings the awareness that We are ALL One, and that what happens to One of Us affects ALL of Us. It requires the awareness that nothing happens in isolation. It requires the understanding that our Earth is one celestial body in a system, the universe, encompassing other celestial bodies, and that Her health and vitality affects that system – and each One of Us.
Modern science now recognizes what we mystics have known for eons – our consciousness affects everything we see, hear, feel, taste, touch and smell; in fact, our consciousness creates it all. Historical, scientific icons like Albert Einstein and Max Planck, men whose wisdom and perspectives on life changed our world, knew this.
A change in consciousness feeds the Earth sound nutrition and offers strong nurturing during Her gestational period. This offers the greatest potential for our new Earth, expected to be birthed on December 21, 2012, to be one of Peace and Prosperity for ALL of Us.
The willingness to understand one’s Self on a deeper level is all that is required for a change of consciousness to begin. This opens the opportunity to know one’s Self in a more intimate way, allowing the motives, fears and resistances hiding within the unconscious to come to the surface so that they can be reflected upon.
It begins a journey of conscious living – making decisions for Self and Family that are in accordance with creating the future rather then letting the unconscious choices and mechanisms create it for us.
We are ALL One. What We do, how We feel and think, how We behave is creating the world We live in, the world Our children will inherit.
What kind of world do YOU want to leave behind?