Vision for the Conscious Convergence
The preparations for the Conscious Convergence, July 17-18, 2010 have begun. Even though it needs the support and active collaboration of a large number of people, the snowball has started rolling. Very possibly, this will be an event that influences the course of our civilization, setting the intention to manifest unity-consciousness on a large-scale with the Ninth Wave of the Mayan calendars. I would like to share my own vision of the Conscious Convergence, and what it may accomplish, in an article with little technical detail.
Since the Harmonic Convergence of August 1987, and maybe even earlier than that, an increasing number of people--and not just a few select mystics--have come to directly experience a unity with all things and a purposeful direction in their own lives. Yet, although such experiences are enlightening or blissful, they have not altered the way our world operates. While this may not surprise us, this shouldn’t be taken as a given. Such experiences, sometimes due to spiritual practices, have clearly been at odds with both the predominating materialist worldview and the worldview that sees the divine as something separate from us. An increasing number of people have experienced “energies” greater than themselves working to provide guidance. In everyday parlance, we talk about certain things having “meant to happen” and other things “not meant to happen.” This direct experience of guiding energies is a relatively recent undercurrent of our civilization, intensifying as the frequency of shifts between calendrical energies increase as we approach the completion of the Mayan calendars. Through this increase, the cosmic plan calls us to wake up and realize that we are here for a reason and that the universe has a plan. This ongoing awakening generates a fairly widespread perception that the end of the Mayan calendars will bring a “shift in consciousness.”
Such experiences make sense in a multitude of ways--in terms of divine intervention, astrology, etc.--depending on the individual. Yet, they always seem to imply that the universe has a higher purpose. The perception of a purposeful direction may be the least common denominator for those choose to participate in the Conscious Convergence. I have come to understand what is “meant” and “not meant” to happen from the broad perspective of the Mayan calendars, that the vast body of scientific evidence showing that the energies these describe have been driving evolution in all of its aspects from the beginning of time.
Along with the increase in individual experiences of guidance, there has also been a number of organized meditations or other special days that focus on peace and other positive causes. We need to realize that, despite these experiences of individual or collective unity, those that embody unity still remain fragmented. As yet, the intention to manifest unity-consciousness has not been firmly anchored in our world. Someone meditating is perceived as performing a private act; part of one’s individual path. A meditation to heal the earth is seen as a basically uncommitted weekend retreat before things go back to “business as usual.” In society and its media, the convergence is relegated to a fringe phenomenon, despite the large number of people with whom it resonates. I feel the Conscious Convergence will be--and has to be--a unique event; more than just another global meditation. It is about anchoring an intention to manifest unity-consciousness, constantly.
The current fragmentation of individuals and groups is critical. It is here the Conscious Convergence will enter into the picture, giving hope and visions for the future. Part of the reason that unity-consciousness has yet to be anchored in consensus reality is that critical mass has yet to be attained. A more important factor: individual experiences and events have not always been perceived as steps in a cosmic time plan towards unity-consciousness. This absence of context in time has probably had more far-reaching consequences than most people recognize, affecting not only those that have become awakened, but also a broad range of grassroots movements focusing on progressive socio-economic change. If such movements are unable to see how they are part of the cosmic time plan for the planet, they too will be fragmented, and their fruits either temporary or incorporated in the pre-existing dualist civilization.
The fragmentation of the experience of unity-consciousness, and the absence of a collective intention towards unity-consciousness have consequences that go farther, much farther, than most people would believe. It influences organizations and projects—and the social movements they nurture—that are potentially healthy to our planet, all because these exist without a context in time. All movements that intend to manifest a world of unity-consciousness may benefit from such a temporal framework, and the Powers That Be may wish to suppress any information about the Mayan calendar that may serve as inspiration and encouragement for those desiring new courses for civilization.
Big media--including but not limited to Hollywood--have thus touted a distorted view of the Mayan calendar: simply a date in the future when something dramatic is supposed to happen. It is almost irrelevant whether this change is positive or negative, since such a view is so totally at odds with the Mayan calendar to begin with. The message of the media has been: “Do not take responsibility for co-creating the future! Just wait and see!” Nothing could be further from a Mayan perspective--and the truth--than an obsession with a singular date in the future, when something is supposed to just fall down on us from the sky. The Mayan calendar describes processes that have been going on from the beginning of time and--step by step--have been lifting human beings to higher frames of consciousness. As part of this, humanity is now heading towards the initiation of a new process, the Ninth Wave, meant to take us to a place of unity-consciousness we have never been before. The solutions of the past are not particularly likely to be applicable, and so we are now called to develop a new level of creativity.
The Mayan calendars have been perceived as disempowering, rather than as guiding tools for positive social and spiritual transformation. The reason for this: it is not generally known that there are not merely one, but nine, calendars that are soon to be completed. Each of these calendars describe a wave-movement of evolution and it is the ninth of these calendars that is designed to bring the unity-consciousness that represents the current hope of mankind, providing a necessary starting point for the birth of a new world. Yet, unless there is a conscious collective intention to affirm this Ninth Wave, what is the likelihood that this will manifest? One might even ask, “Without such an intention to manifest unity-consciousness, has anyone reason to complain if it is not brought forth?” To have this happen, we need to align with this calendar in time, otherwise I believe we will lose our power to influence the course of events. The Conscious Convergence is set so that we will be able to prepare ourselves for the coming energies in advance, and be able to align with them. Unlike the Harmonic Convergence in 1987, a relatively spontaneous event, I believe that the Conscious Convergence in 2010, due to the current quickness of time, will need to be unified by a common intention in order to make a difference. As we approach the simultaneous manifestation of the nine waves, there will be the complicated overlappings of those waves. It may be difficult to surf without a shared intention.
My vision for the Conscious Convergence is an event that helps people break out of the current constraints and fragmentations, helping us to co-create our future, especially as the established structures of society may be falling apart. With the impending unity-consciousness, many things that are not consistent with it are becoming visible in the new light. An increasing number of people are losing faith in churches (Ireland and US), mosques (Iran) as well as bankers and politicians (all over). So much of the previous functioning of the world may be overturned. It then becomes all the more important to establish an intention of manifesting unity-consciousness as a basis for novel solutions. I, however, do not think that the Conscious Convergence is for those that content themselves by criticizing all the negative aspects of our current world. Rather, it is for those that want to create a more positive intention, anchor this intention broadly, and manifest it in the world.
An intention to manifest unity-consciousness does not only serve to guide ourselves or our individual development, but also refers to the possibility to guide our civilization at large. A collectively shared intention held by a critical mass of people may start to live a life of its own and give direction to a wide variety of projects. If this is to happen, it is critical that the intention is authentically held and not from a desire to look good in our own eyes, or in those of our friends, teachers or gurus. Only an intention authentically shared by a critical mass of sovereign individuals will play a positive role for co-creating our future. Conscious Convergence means it is for people who are conscious of their intentions.
Unity-consciousness does not mean conformism or that everyone is molded to think or look alike. Rather, unity-consciousness will generate a world that is the very opposite of conformist. Unity-consciousness is about transcending the judgmental dualities and inherent dominance mentality generated by lower waves, allowing for a much wider variety of viewpoints and lifestyles. Thus, the Conscious Convergence refers to the coming together—convergence—of people from many different walks of life with very different backgrounds and viewpoints, expressing and experiencing a shared intention for the future.
The two initial days, July 17-18, 2010, can be days set aside for individual experiences of awakening, as well as a collective expression of a new commitment to climb to the highest level of the Mayan calendar, co-creating a world truly based on peace. I do not believe that the continued climb will be easy, and no one knows exactly how long it will take until the new world, based on this new consciousness, stabilizes. Yet, I also know that it is only through a shared intention, aligned with the cosmic plan, that there is any reasonable hope for a future. The Conscious Convergence is also about returning the Mayan calendar to its rightful place as a guide on the common path towards a world based on unity-consciousness. In a time of dramatic change, it becomes all the more important to have a firmly anchored intention to relate to as we approach the full completion of all nine calendars. I believe that only such an intention, existing on the level of civilization, may serve to give us guidance in a time when the old social structures start disintegrating. The Hopi prophecy, for instance, urges us to gather ourselves and be good to each other. They warn that the time of the lone wolf is over. We can only survive if we cooperate on common goals. This is obvious to any faithful Christian as well.
Many people realize that there will be a need to recreate our civilization in the time ahead, and if nothing else, a series of natural disasters have told people that this civilization may now have reached a dead end. To get out of this dead end, many are suggesting profound changes in our current economic and social system in order for humanity to survive into a better world. This points to the Conscious Convergence as an event for networking in a very broad sense. If the Conscious Convergence can gather people that are seeking this new direction and experience, then they have the energies of the cosmic plan on their side, and my vision of this event will have been fulfilled. It is also part of my vision that millions will also share their own visions based on this common intention of manifesting unity-consciousness. The preparations for the Ninth Wave would allow many positive aspirations to be anchored in a purposeful process. When millions take a stand that there is a higher purpose to this planet than to end in a series of disasters, I believe providence will move. When millions show each other that they, too, see a higher purpose to life, and manifest it together, a significant step towards the fulfillment of the cosmic plan will have been taken.
Recreating the Global Tree of Life in the Conscious Convergence
Many ancient traditions of our planet saw the four geographical directions as Sacred. Since the beginning of time, the sacred directions have played a role in the ongoing creation of our planet, and its evolution of consciousness. Naturally, many peoples all over the world have performed ceremonies to honor these four directions. The four directions were thought to be associated with different spiritual qualities and so were often symbolized by a guardian angel, as in the Book of Revelation. From many other traditions, such as the Mayan, it is also clear that the four (and sometimes six, if “above” and “below” are included) directions emanate from the Tree of Life. The Tree of Life is the most widespread of all ancient myths, and was seen as the center of the four directions. Examples of how the energies of the four directions were organized are found in the Medicine Wheels of the West or the Mandalas of the East.
In the modern era, knowledge about the Tree of Life and the Four Sacred Directions has essentially disappeared, replaced by a purely quantitative GPS system. While modern people typically acknowledge cultural difference between the East and the West, it is rare they would see those differences as related to the Tree of Life. Many have become insensitive to the shifting energies of time and how these shifts affect the evolution of humanity. Only some indigenous cultures have retained the tradition of the spiritual qualities of the four directions. Yet, the Book of Revelation describes how the new world emerging at the end of time will, at its center, have a Tree of Life that will nurture the inhabitants all year around. Maybe we are now beginning to see a return of this Tree of Life, as its appearance in pop culture via Avatar suggests.
What then is the Tree of Life? It is hard to believe that a phenomenon that has been worshipped all over the world, by almost all traditions, would not be more than a myth or a symbol. It seems there has to be a reality behind it. This, I believe, is an etheric three-dimensional scaffold from which all the energies that create the universe emanate. Yet, there is not just one Tree of Life. The Tree of Life is more like a nested hierarchy of holograms, and exists at several different connected levels of the universe that are in resonance with one another, ultimately according to the principle as above-so below. The highest level is the cosmos, referred to as the Heart of the Heavens by the Mayans, the second--lower--level is the galaxy, the third is the solar system, the fourth the Earth, the fifth the human beings (and all other organisms), and then down to the level of the elementary particles. Each of these levels has a central axis, a Tree of Life, which is at the center of all of its energy grid systems (branches). On the level of our Earth, the Tree of Life is the Polar Axis(1) and since we ourselves are affected by the energies of the Mayan calendar through our resonance with the polarities the Tree of Life generates, it is now crucial to prepare for the onset of the Ninth Wave. To be able to do so, I believe that it will be necessary to recreate, through ceremony, the Tree of Life after centuries of oblivion.
Our planet and its human cultures have emerged through the polarities of energies originating from the Tree of Life. The same can be said about the imbalance between male and female that has dominated for about 5000 years, and it is not an accident that in the Judeo-Christian creation story of the expulsion from the Garden of Eden, and the ensuing separation of the genders, the Tree of Life plays a crucial role. According to the Mayan calendar, which is based on the shifting polarities of the Tree of Life, we know however that these imbalances are now being rebalanced and will ultimately result in unity-consciousness if our resonance with the Tree of Life is strong enough. These polarities are introduced along different perpendicular planes. One plane is equatorial and separates the northern and southern hemispheres, another goes through Berlin, Rome and Cape Town and separates the western and eastern hemispheres of the planet, and a third plane goes through Washington, DC and separates the front (Pacific) from the back (Europe/Africa) hemisphere of the planet. Through the influence of the Yin/Yang-polarities emanating from the Tree of Life, the planet has thus evolved into a global brain, where the western and eastern hemispheres of both brain and Earth correspond.
Ideally, to recreate the Tree of Life, we would like some people to gather and perform ceremonies at both the north and south poles, but since this does not seem practicable, the North and South will be represented by gatherings in Scandinavia and South Africa, respectively. To recreate the global Tree of Life, these gatherings will be complemented with gatherings on the equatorial plane--the West in Guatemala and in Singapore/Bali in the East. In each of these directions, representatives of cultural traditions to who still keep to the sacredness of the four directions, and have remained a living reality, will be participating (Sami in the North, Chinese/Hindu in the East, Bushmen in the South and Mayan in the West).
On July 18, at 7 AM PDT (check here for other time zones) people everywhere will have the opportunity to connect with the gatherings in these node points at the four directions in a globally synchronized ceremony. Although the details will have to be developed locally, it is recommended that part of the ceremony is about recreating the global Tree of Life and strengthening the relationship of the participants with this creative source. A second part may be about unifying the energies and peoples of the four directions. The Conscious Convergence is setting up a base camp for the climb to the Ninth Wave, and at base camp, you make sure that you are prepared. This is true also for the ceremony of the Sacred Directions. As the Ninth Wave of the Mayan calendar activates on March 9, 2011, a new frequency of vibration, and a new polarity of consciousness emanating from the Tree of Life will be introduced. We need to be prepared. The Conscious Convergence is meant for those wanting to be co-creators with the divine plan and so July 17-18 is nothing but a start point of that path towards unity-consciousness, and the recreation of our planetary Tree of Life plays a vital role.
(1) Note that I am here talking about polarity shifts in consciousness. This has nothing to do with the many unfounded speculations about a shift in the position of the polar axis or a geomagnetic pole shift in 2012. For a scientist's view on these type of speculations, see for instance. In fact, the only understanding of the Mayan calendar that no scientist can reject is that it is based on the evolution of consciousness.
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