Posted in End of the World Prophecies, Superheroes, world changes

The Shift, The Rapture, Enlightenment, Ascension, or What?

“Whether we are changing the world or we are changing ourselves, the effect is the same – we are living in a new world.”

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Superhero Report from Monday, August 11, 2014

Since time began, or at least since either climate change or barbaric hoards came and destroyed the harmony that human beings had once known (see Riane Eisler’s books, Sacred Pleasure and Chalice and the Blade for more on these theories), we have been yearning for another kind of world.  Whether communicated through hippie tie-dye dreams of peaceful revolution or apocalyptic foretellings of the rapture and the promise of the “kingdom to come,” we have looked for something other than the fear and conflict that often defines the human condition.  This generation’s talk on enlightenment and ascension is no different.

. . . or is it?  Ultimately, that decision is up to you.  Because, in a sense, we create our own reality (more on that in a bit), so we get to decide….do we want to remain in the world as it is, or live in a way that supports a more peaceful and harmonious world?  And, is there something to the increasing numbers of people speaking for and working toward making the world a better place?  Or is this as it always has been and we just have more access to these conversations because of the internet?  Again…the answer to this question is up to you.

As one who is not interested in creating or supporting anything as doctrine, I will not tell you what to believe, but instead, will invite you to discern for yourself.  There are a million and one resources out there for exploring the ascension, enlightenment, world changes, third dimension/fifth dimension transition, the shift, etc. etc. etc.  Simply type one of these terms into Google and you will find a million possible answers.  At the end of this post, I will share with you the resources that I turn to for support in this discernment, but again, don’t take any of this as doctrine, instead, please discern for yourself.  In the meantime, it is important to understand that:

“Whether we are changing the world or we are changing ourselves, the effect is the same – we are living in a new world.”

And this is exactly what it boils down to.  If we are in a stage of our human evolution which is facilitating dramatic and peaceful change in our world…..yay!  If, on the other hand, it is more about our own inner transformation, then that is ok too.  This is the part about creating our own reality, because ultimately, creating a peaceful and harmonious world, starts with ourselves.  When we do the inner work of cultivating peace, compassion and harmony within ourselves, it can’t help but trickle out into our lives and ultimately, out into the world.  When we take care of the world that resides within us, it is reflected in the world around us.  When we become peaceful, compassionate and joyful, the world becomes peaceful, compassionate and joyful – even when we are surrounded by hatred and fear.  When we know the love that we are and enjoy the peace of that knowing, the events of the outside world have no negative impact on us….and maybe this is what some of the New Age “Ascension” folks are talking about when they refer to the 5-D, fifth dimension world:

 

Harmony and understanding

Sympathy and trust abounding

No more falsehoods or derision

Golden living dreams of vision

Mystic crystal revelations

And the minds true liberation…

 

Ultimately, it is up to you.  If you are looking for a peaceful, more loving world, enter the SHIFT within yourself and see what happens.  In the meantime, here are a few resources I have found helpful:

 

  1. thinkwithyourheart.com
  2. spiritlibrary.com
  3. thecosmicpath.com
  4. agendaawakening.wordpress.com

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Posted in God, Inspiration, Raised Catholic, The Divine

Why Mary Rocks

In the Catholic calendar, today is the Feast of the Assumption – the day that all Catholics give honor to Mary, the Mother of Jesus.  Today’s blog examines why Mary is important, not just for Catholics, and why we all need a Mother God.

Divine Mother

For 2000+ years, Catholics have lived a truth that all human beings know but might be afraid to admit.  Catholics, in our reverence toward Mary, are living the truth that we all know – We need a Mother God.  Yes, yes, yes, I know that technically Mary is not considered to be God, neither is she counted as equal with God, but in practice, Catholics really do treat Mary as if she were God.  And yes, I know that the whole Mary thing is one of the reasons other denominations have a problem with Catholics, accusing us of worshipping idols (Mary, the saints, etc.), and that the Institution of the Church defends the reverence offered to Mary as differing from the worship we offer to God.  But again, in practice, Mary really is treated as if she were God….or at the very least, a Goddess.  I do not think this is a bad thing.  In fact, I believe that the reverence offered to Mary in Catholic practice is healthy and an intuitive reflection of a much deeper knowing – the knowing that we all need a mother, more specifically, we all need a mother God.

The Death of the Goddess

In Riane Eislers books, The Chalice and the Blade and Sacred Pleasure, she examines the ancient cultures of the Middle East and Mediterranean, specifically the transition from a egalitarian culture to patriarchy.  In this shift from egalitarianism, the co-equal images of the Divine as God and Goddess were violently overtaken by a single, warring God, primarily resulting in a shift from a peaceful and harmonious culture to one that became ruled through fear, power and intimidation. We see evidence of this shift in the Hebrew scriptures as the Goddess is demonized (Eve, the serpent, the fruit, Asherah, feminine practices, etc.) and systematically obliterated to make room for the single male God who is frequently portrayed as vengeful, wrathful and jealous.  As the Goddess was destroyed, so too was the sacred honoring of the feminine as women became lesser citizens, oppressed instead of being honored as co-equal and co-creators with their male companions.  The good news is that while human beings try to make things go their way, God has other plans.  As such, the Goddess has never really been destroyed, she has remained in the back recesses of our consciousness, waiting to be reclaimed so that as a species, we can experience the peace and harmony that naturally results when we honor the sacred in all aspects of the Divine and in all human beings – male and female.

Mary, Our Mother

We intuitively know that God cannot be only male.  But more than this, we LONG for images and experiences of the Divine that reflect our highest natures.  And what could be more reflective of our highest natures than an image of God that is nurturing, caring, loving, tender, kind, ever-present, soft, attentive, affectionate and looks at us through the eyes of adoration as a loving mother would?  I believe it has been the Goddess as a loving mother, hiding in the back recesses of our consciousness, that has ultimately driven Marian devotion.  It is for this reason that I not only accept, but embrace all the muss and fuss that goes with the Catholic tradition of giving honor and reverence to Mary, not only as the mother of Jesus, but as the Mother of us all.  It isn’t a mistake that in the Catholic church, Mary’s official titles include:  Mother of God, Queen of Heaven, Co-Redemptrix, Source of Salvation, Spouse of the Holy Spirit, for even though the Institution would protest, in their heart of hearts, they know we need a mother too!

Some Mary fun:

So, just for fun and maybe to help you in your own reverence to Mary…or whatever name you give to the Goddess within, here are a few of my favorite Mary songs:

Breath of Heaven – Amy Grant

Ave Maria – Bach

Ave Maria – Schubert

Lauri Lumby

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