HOPE: Healing Our People & Earth.....2012 and Beyond
Starting February 11, join Dr. Jude Currivan and her guests for the live video webinar "Healing Our People & Earth." A world shift is speeding up and it needs the engagement of all of us at this crucial moment of potential global breakthrough. The course will empower us to see beyond the mundane turbulence of the Shift, to understand its deep meaning and higher purpose, and how the future of the world lies in our hands and minds - and hearts. For this 4-session Evolver Intensive, produced by GreatMystery.org, Jude's guests will include Ervin Laszlo, Jim Garrison, and Marilyn Schlitz.
As we enter 2012, we're beginning a year that not only according to ancient prophecies but unfolding and likely acceleration of world events could indeed live up to its billing as the end of an era.....and then what?
If we merely view the turmoil on the surface we would I believe miss a far more profound, meaningful and hopeful understanding of the bigger picture of what is underway.
For me, this bigger picture is a spiritually and cosmically influenced Shift of our collective awareness; prophesied by mystics, astrologically timed and crucial to our transforming an impending breakdown due to the limitations and ignorance of our historic behaviors into a breakthrough to a new, empowered and enlightened future.
A piece I initially wrote for my colleagues at www.worldshiftcouncil.org sets the evolutionary scene for this:
In recent years, Darwin's evolutionary theory has been moderated to a view of slow incremental modifications punctuated by rapid transformative changes. The former applies during stable epochs, as the entire ecosystem and environment gradually optimize their co-creative fitness. Revolutionary leaps, whether biological or psychological, occur however because there is no other option.
In times of great stress, when pre-existing environments, whether physical, social, or both, become unsustainable, gradual change is no longer able to maintain equilibrium and the forces of revolutionary evolution are energized.
Since the end of the last Ice Age, the relative stability of our global physical environment has supported our consequentially gradual evolution. Whilst we have come a long way in terms of technological adaptation, we've done so with comparatively minimal increases in the level of our awareness. That disparity has brought us to the current state of global unsustainability. And as famously pointed out by Einstein, we can't to solve the issues that such awareness has caused, without transcending its limited perspective.
We're now at a point in our collective evolution when there is no other option. Only a revolutionary leap will suffice if we are to survive and evolve as a species. Now though it's an evolutionary shift in consciousness rather than a biological leap of species that is underway.
As with all such revolutionary change, the impetus for such emergence arises not from the dominant species of an ecosystem or the vested interests of the status quo, those with the perception of having the most to lose by -- and thus fearful of -- change. Instead, in our collective psyche at this pivotal moment the emergent awareness is being embraced by those who are releasing the fears that have imprisoned them. With courage and hope, they are striving towards a better future, not just for themselves but for the greater good of people and planet.
The 2011 events of the Arab Awakening arose from a fire of despair that became a flame of hope. Energized by a higher level of communal awareness and peaceful aspirations, with enormous courage its momentum has inspired others to empower themselves. As our collective awareness undertakes a worldshift, it is doing so in a marvellously organic and co-creative way, led not by those invested in the past, but those yearning to co-create a new era and especially the younger generations of our human family.
Despite its attempts to hold on, the old paradigm of centralized leadership, control and hierarchical command is inevitably falling away, its outworn level of perception giving way to the emergent consciousness embodied in the Shift. In moving beyond the limited and often fear-based attitudes of politicians, financiers and corporate leaders, the transformational urge of our collective consciousness is finding its inspirational voice and its emergent empowerment through the peaceful activism of people; the hitherto silent and often subjugated majority.
This is revolutionary evolution at work. This is worldshift in action.
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The Chinese glyph for 'crisis' embodies a two-fold meaning, intertwining both risk and opportunity. The risk of our current crisis is our attempting to perpetuate the unsustainability of the status quo; the opportunity is our having the courage to embrace urgent and radical change. As the failing systems of rampant and aggressive control and the lack of social, economic and environmental justice fall away, we truly do now have the opportunity to transform ourselves and our societies for the greater good of people and planet.
To do so though, I believe we need to acknowledge, heal and energetically release the archetypal patterns of psychological trauma we carry as a species; the wounds and schisms that we re-energise and continue to play out at all scales from individuals to nations and our collective psyche.
These patterns of abandonment, betrayal, denial and abuse have embedded themselves in our beliefs and so find expression in our fear-based behaviors.
Indigenous elders describe the members of our human family by their colours -- black, red, brown, yellow and white. And they say that just as every single person plays their unique role, so the larger ethnic and national groups also have their own special contribution to make.
Whilst recognising that such larger groups are more complex than a single person, nonetheless the cosmic hologram of consciousness plays out on these larger scales the shared experience and same archetypal behaviors as do individuals.
As I explain in my recent book HOPE and as healers do on a personal level, the symptoms of national and group dis-eases can also be distilled to understand how they arise from the deeper wounds and dysfunctional beliefs whose characteristics continue to collectively bind and limit us.
Just as with individuals, every nation embodies such karmic patterns from the past and a bigger-picture approach can be applied to all member groups of our human family as we seek to heal the schisms that have divided us for so long.
As for our own personal inner healing, the opportunities for reconciliation and resoulution lie in acknowledging and understanding those past traumas and outworn beliefs, so as to be willing and able to release their hold and replace fear with love.
Such resoulutions are often very challenging -- rarely easy! But if healing is to occur, there's no other way.
The benefits, however, of taking this collective journey of healing are literally cosmic in scope. For as the elders say, if their fears and traumas can be healed, each nation can then give great gifts to our entire human family and its potential and greater destiny realized.
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I consider that there are three fundamental aspects to such collective healing and our completing an evolutionary Shift of awareness.
The first is the return of the divine heart-based feminine to the forefront of our collective psyche and her balance with the divine mind-based masculine. These cosmic aspects of consciousness play throughout our entire psyche regardless of our physical gender. But as expressed within women the divine feminine has been especially peripheralised and denigrated. The education of women and girls is recognised by the UN as a fundamental investment in humanity. And the active involvement of women at all levels and in all sectors of societies throughout the world is crucial to our developing and implementing socially and environmentally sustainable policies.
The second aspect we need to consider is the transformation of our collective worldview. The perspective of western science is that of a solely material world which is random and meaningless and in which consciousness is merely the accidental outcome of arbitrary evolutionary processes.
Such a limited and disempowering outlook has brought us and Gaia to the edge of destruction.
The new vision that's gaining ground is of the integral reality of the whole-world of the Cosmos. Reconciling science and spirit, it grounds all our experiences in a meaningful and spiritually based awareness of the oneness of All That Is and is a vastly more empowering perception of our co-creative role in the Cosmos.
This scientifically articulated vision of the whole-world offers us a bigger-picture understanding that invites and inspires us to come together in community, to treat each other with honesty and fairness and to literally ‘get' that we when we hurt someone else, we injure ourselves.
And when we heal ourselves, we heal each other.
The third is that we need to fully realize that we are the ones we've been waiting for. Rather than waiting for someone else to sort out the issues that we need to re-soulve, or feeling that somehow they're too big to deal with, by finding the courage within ourselves and overcoming the fear that has held us back, we can fulfil our higher purpose in being here and now.
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The bigger picture of the potential transformation of 2012 and beyond also engenders the powerful astrological influences of the so-called generational outer planets of Uranus, Neptune and Pluto acting like an energetic attraction and co-creating the tidal pull and push of the Shift in our collective psyche.
In late 2008 Pluto moved into Capricorn, where he'll stay until 2023. Capricorn is a cardinal Earth sign associated with physical, social and economic structures. And so Pluto's purpose during these critical years is to transform the structure of society and the fundamental ways we live on and with Gaia.
Pluto's role is to energize the transmutation of our worldview and ways of life and to destroy that which will not support the Shift. He does so by revealing what's been hidden and no longer serves us. But Pluto is an underworld archetype and if we try to cling on to the unsustainable and fear-based behaviour of the past, he will take us to the very bottom of the darkest pit to resolutely fulfil his task of transformation.
His first undertaking in Capricorn played out in the areas of financial mismanagement, government corruption and environmental degradation. And it's his influence that's already teaching us hard but necessary lessons about how to have healthier relationships with money and the urgent need for economic justice and greater equality.
Capricorn's involvement with power, authority and hierarchies means that Pluto's transit will also bring down what is corrupt or incompetent in government, corporations, organized religions and other forms of hierarchy.
Pluto's needful destruction of what no longer serves our higher purpose is for our greater transformation. As the outer structures of our unsustainable lives are smashed, we can emerge like a butterfly emerging from its chrysalis. And the core of what is true and sustainable can become the foundation for the way ahead.
Uranus the planet of revolution and awakening moved into the self-empowered Fire sign of Aries in mid 2010, lighting the flames of people-powered revolutionary movements around the world. Since July 2011 his influence of radical empowerment to move towards economic, social and environmental justice has been retrograde and thus directed inward, only to re-emerge into direct influence in late December 2011. Throughout the first six months of 2012 his impact will outwardly re-invigorate the many struggles for positive change and his expressive influence will support a greater willingness to accelerate radical new, fairer and more sustainable ways of living.
The revolutionary fervour and the increasingly urgent realization that things must change will be highlighted between 2012 and 2015 by an extraordinary series of seven exact square alignments between Uranus and Pluto, which will act as progressive crossroads and triggers for transformational change and whose influence will continue to affect world events for many years to come.
The first square alignment takes place on 24 June 2012, just after the highly significant transit by Venus of the Sun that completes at dawn on 6 June and the solstice that follows on 21 June. Venus transits of the Sun take place in pairs eight years apart, but only every 120 years or so. The first of the current pair of transits took place on 8 June 2004 in Gemini, the sign of the heavenly twins, which is the sign of communication and the embodiment of our twin human-divine nature.
Historically, such transits in Gemini of the planet of relationship have enabled greater levels of communication to bring humanity closer together. This has been reflected this time by the eruption in global telecommunications and social networking since 2004.
The 2012 transit, though, could be even more momentous in energizing our human-divine consciousness, perhaps helping us reconcile the left and right attributes of our minds and reunite our minds with our hearts and the divine masculine and feminine aspects of our psyche.
The influence of Neptune that guides our perception of reality is key to the Shift, too, as it will shape how we explore our unfolding understanding of the cosmic hologram and negotiate the transformation of our worldview.
Discovered in the sign of Aquarius, Neptune has just completed his first 'visible' full orbit of the Sun and astrologers think that this fully embodies his influence within our collective consciousness.
For the last 13 years or so Neptune has been travelling through the sign in which he was discovered and has thus been energizing the coming Age of Aquarius. Between April and August 2011 he moved into his home sign, Pisces, reflecting the transcendental nature of the enlightened human being. After briefly pulling back into Aquarius until February 2012, he will then re-enter Pisces, to remain there for the next 13 crucial years.
With him in Pisces, are we on the threshold of evolving from digital communications to conscious communications? As the mutable sign of Water, Pisces also holds its highest elemental vibration. And so the presence of Neptune, named after the Roman god of the oceans, generates a powerful healing opportunity for both the emotional waters within us and the waters of Gaia.
And to ensure the maximum cosmic support for such re-soulution of our collective psyche, the planetoid Chiron, representing the wounded healer of our hitherto dis-membered psyche joins Neptune in Pisces until 2019, encouraging us to have the courage to heal at the deepest levels of our being.
Chiron in Pisces does present the risk of compulsive behaviour which retreats into the illusory anaesthetic of addiction instead of showing a willingness to overcome the fear and challenges that will accompany our personal and collective healing. But if we're prepared to work with Chiron's energetic guidance, we can emerge from this period in-to-greated and able to fully embody our cosmic destiny.
The inner healing offered by Chiron, the revolutionary and empowering nature of Uranus, the altruistic higher purpose of Neptune and the unremittingly visible and transformative influence of Pluto are all powerfully facilitating our collective Shift in the years to come. But only we can manifest our destiny by discovering the courage within ourselves to heal and re-member the cosmic destiny that we chose to be here and now to fulfil.
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Both as a healer and in my own life, I know that I make things unnecessarily complicated if I focus disproportionately on my head rather than coming from the simpler and more profound wisdom of my heart. I've learned, sometimes the hard way, that my heart knows what's right, and I believe all of us do too, although we often deny or dismiss it and retreat into the often fear-based rationales of our minds.
But the Shift is offering us all the opportunity to take a collective leap into the transpersonal awareness of the universal heart. And by in-to-greating our hearts, minds and purpose in that higher level of love, we can access on both personal and collective levels the insights, inspiration and co-creative empowerment to release ourselves from the limitations of the past.
Revolutionary developments in organizations, technologies and societies are accelerating; they are extraordinary in that there are often no identifiable leaders as such, or if there are, they are facilitators of the whole. Structures are essentially transmuting from rigid and hierarchical organizations to holographically intelligent organisms.
This emergence is fundamental to our collective Shift that's not only enabling us to in-to-great our human psyche but also empowering us to expand our awareness to commune with the consciousness of Gaia. The bigger-picture astrological influences of our Solar System and our ability to align with them at ever-greater levels of awareness are also supporting our collective healing. And ultimately we are re-membering who we really are; eternal spiritual beings, all of us microcosms of the oneness of a multidimensional Cosmos.
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