On this day before the Solstice, I am feeling more and more the tension and the anxiety in the Collective Consciousness, And also the anger and the disempowerment. As a Planetary society we have reached a Crossroads and we must make choices. Much of these feelings have to do with the unfolding horror of the Gulf Oil disaster. It seems as though this, more than any other recent event, has brought home to people the very real consequences of our present relationship with the Earth, and how very damaging and destructive it is and continues to be.
In reading the angry and despairing comments of many people, I was reminded how very much this situation is like the one portrayed in the recent movie "Avatar". The cold and detached CEO who was only interested in profits and was prepared to destroy a people and a forest without thinking twice, bears an uncanny resemblance to the CEO of the Oil Company responsible for the Gulf disaster.
I have always believed that art, and films, are expressions of the Collective Consciousness, and that you can tell a lot about a culture by looking at the art and entertainment that it produces. In many cases these are upwellings of Collective feelings about life. If we were to look at Avatar in this way, it would seem that Humanity is tired of the Corporate Greed and the Economy of Profit that leads to the destruction of the environment and the disempowerment of people. There is a Collective desire to return to the "forest", that interconnection with Nature and the pulses of Cosmic energy, and to be something different, an expression of the "people" rather than a cipher in a violent and destructive corporate money game. This is, of course, the whole nature and purpose of the Fifth Dimension and the New Earth. Indeed, we stand at a Crossroads. As a Collective, we can now make the choice that will shift our Planet into the Fifth Dimension as a whole, or we can continue down this path of profit and greed, until the next disaster when we will be faced with the same choices again.
I was struck by the similarity between the Avatar story and the traditional story of the Grail, because the archetypes are that familiar. In Avatar, the hero is a crippled soldier who becomes the warrior who frees the Planet. He goes through several transformations and initiations to become part of the "people". In the Grail story, the Fisher King is deeply wounded and his land has become a Waste Land. He can only be healed when the Grail seeker finds the Grail and is able to find the Grail "question", that question being "whom does the Grail serve?". In then 21st Century we know that the Grail is the Human Being, the vessel for Divine Spirit, and the question is, whom do we serve? The Divine Purpose of Life and Evolution, or the Economic needs of Big Corporations?
This is a complex question, because life has evolved on this planet to support 7 billion people, and the way forward must be able to sustain and support this population. We cannot go back to the Stone Age. We are a technological society, and we need to develop technologies that are clean and that honor all forms of life. We need to stop raping the Earth for resources to fuel artificial economic growth for profit and find ways to live in harmony with the Earth and in partnership with other forms of life. We need to find ways to build communities that are expression of the "people" and not market places for ever expanding consumerism, while still providing for our daily needs and the expression of who we are.
No, not easy. But the choice must be made now, it is that important. And it will not be made for us. We will not be lifted miraculously to another place and no one will arrive in a space ship to save us from ourselves. As the Hopi say, We are the Ones we have been Waiting for. We are the Ones. We need to empower ourselves and become Warriors of Light and start asking the right questions in our lives. Who are we serving? Are we conscious of Who we Are and our Power. And yes, many of us are, and are doing all we can right now.
I know that many, many of us, are entering into the Collective Consciousness and the Dream Time to intervene with holographic images of Paradise and a Cleansed Earth and Oceans, working with the Cetaceans and the Angels and Masters and the Indigenous Peoples to find ways to lift Earth into the Fifth Dimensional reality of Beauty and Love. And this Power Point of the Solstice is the ideal moment to combine our energies to make a powerful intervention in the Collective Consciousness to say "Yes" we have chosen to be part of the New Earth and to serve the Divine Purpose on Earth.
However, unlike in "Avatar", this will not be achieved with violence, but by coming together to give our energies to new initiatives and new forms of Community that express who we are as the "People". We are only beginning this work, and the first step must be the choice to be part of the solution and the New Energy of the Fifth Dimension.
If you can make that declaration as part of the Solstice Ceremony, then you will be empowering the Collective by letting it know that you are a Warrior of Light and that you are committed to the Peaceful Transformation of the Planet into the Fifth Dimension of Connection, into the Noosphere of Light.
You can say a simple sentence such as : "I commit myself to the Service of the Light and the Peaceful Transformation of the Planet into the Fifth Dimension of Love and Connection, and I serve the Earth and all her life forms for the Highest Good and with the support of Spirit. And So it Is".
Then, allow Spirit to guide you and become aware of choices that you can make in your daily life that will guide you forward. It makes little sense now to blame and accuse and be angry other than to awaken people to how far down the path of environmental destruction we are. Maybe we are grieving for what we have lost, so that we can move forward into the future. It is time to make another choice and to follow another path forwards as a Collective. It starts with us and it starts with the Desire for Love and Peace expressed in gentle but powerful ways! The Collective Consciousness is waiting to hear from Us! Now!
So, here is an interesting interpretation of "Avatar" that highlights the inner need to develop "empathy" and "compassion" and aspects of wisdom that will move us beyond exploitation and control.
And here is a song that I played at a gathering in Europe at the beginning of the year, Michael Jackson's beautiful "Heal the World".
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