I mentioned yesterday that I have been reading and studying quite a bit lately. I just finished The Intention Experiment. I'm now reading The Four Insights, a book about ancient healers in hiding since the time of the Conquest, now re-emerging to offer wisdom in order to "sustain us during the great changes we are about to face." (In case you don't believe it's possible for a group to be in hiding this long, there was a writer about an ancient civilization of runners recently discovered in Mexico on John Stewart on Tuesday.) On top of these recent books, I've read The Toltec Prophecies, everything written by Eckhart Tolle, and almost everything by Pema Chodron over the last few months. I feel drawn to do this, and I don't really know why. But I feel as though something is happening. Our world is going through a change. Almost as if there is an "ordering" or organization of energy. People's energy, earth's energy, all energy. Something like "the endless passing back and forth of energy between all subatomic particles, leaving scientists to believe that all matter in the universe is connected on the subatomic level through a constant dance of quantum energy exchange." (The Intention Experiment)
I know some of you will think this sounds crazy. But before you wipe me from your blog world, ask yourself - have you been feeling differently lately? Have you had a feeling of being anxious, but without a ready explanation? Have you been drawn to programs like The Philanthropist, a program about doing good deeds, with messages that we are One? Do you feel a need to retreat from anger, violence, negativity, preferring calm discourse? Or perhaps you have thoughts of a world where everyone is equal, and less of a desire for material things. Does something tell you that you need to be more self-sufficient? Grow, can, eat organically? Maybe not eat factory-farmed meat, or not eat meat at all. Or maybe it's just an overall feeling of wanting to be a better person, to think good thoughts, and be grateful for life's blessings.
I know these are generalizations, easily applied to a variety of reasons. You can say they are just because of the economy, or news programs, or a fad. But I don't think so. Every book I have read has something about a great wave of change coming to our world. If you believe only in the Bible - then it's Armageddon. Edgar Cayce talked about it, the ancient civilizations and healers talked about it, every book I have read lately has something about it. It was even mentioned last night on a program about alien encounters! Is it the end of the Mayan calendar - which is 2012? Is it the changes in our weather patterns? Is it a metaphor for a spiritual awakening?
Could that be what we are experiencing? Is there an ordering going on because we may need each other?
It's a puzzle, and we are the pieces. I would love your wise words, opinions and stories. I hope you don't think I'm crazy. But somehow I don't think you do - at least some of you don't, or you wouldn't be reading this right now, I would have been deleted long ago.