by Robert Wilkinson
A reader asked a simple but profound question: "Something's coming......I don't know what it is...but it's gonna be........good?" I figured this would be a great topic for a post. My response: We've been living with so many oppositions for so long that it's hard to name the bigger thing that's happening. We're getting awarenesses and polarizations, but may not have many words to adequately describe what we're all living within. So we call it the Great Transition, New Age or whatever. This is a polarized time between Great Ages, a period of relative instability where old ideas and ways of living will have to change due to circumstances humanity itself has set into motion.
As to whether it will prove "good or bad," I suspect it will a mix of the two, depending on when and where and who. Good and bad are always in the eye of the beholder, and subject to changes as perspectives change. What is good today for some may be bad today for some, or many. Also vise-versa. We mostly can agree that what is bad today for all will be bad tomorrow for all. However, what we believe is bad for us today may be seen as a true blessing tomorrow, if it gets us into gear.
That's why we are spurred to deal with what we must, being prodded by events toward rising to our possibilities. We often don't know how something will turn out in the long run if we persevere. It's all a question of what we're focusing on. We always have the power to re-focus, and turn our understanding to what creates a better life.
By ancient sources we are told humanity is on an arc of return, and past the depths of its ignorance, though there are a few throwbacks still flailing against history. I believe these times are the last effort for those clutching at a way of life that is already fading, as the vast majority of us do NOT think torture, starvation, violence, greed, and smashmouth politics and economics are part of a desireable or sustainable reality.
Humanity has its problems, but almost everyone in the world has been moved to a much different perspective than ever before in human history. We are collectively at warp-speed evolution, about 120 years into a 500 year cycle. Think of the way things were framed before the microchip, internal combustion engine, rock and roll, and indoor heated showering. Even if we take a momentary step back, we're still way farther along than our grandparents and their grandparents.
We've collectively stepped over a great divide in fundamental comprehension of electricity, magnetism, matter, light, and how to use these both constructively and destructively. A laser can guide a bomb as well as provide eyesight to the blind. It's how we use what we've discovered that is the greater human necessity.
We are now becoming aware of global issues that transcend nations, and affect everyone on Earth. This is the wave of history, and we have some ability to determine whether the transition into the era dawning after 2020 will be unnecessarily difficult. It will be rough enough, but eventually we will break free of the mindset that is gripping the planet at present. This too will pass.
It's like humanity is the planetary brain, and one part of it has awakened to some much greater possibilities of how to live in this 3 dimensional place we call Earth, while the other part of the brain has a diseased tumor destroying everything it seeks to possess through its desires with no thought to the destruction it has caused. However, eventually we will learn we must work together as we have always learned since the dawn of humankind. We have grown separate through an illusion that is divisive and exploitive, and this is contrary to evolution. What confronts us is a decision to change focus due to forces beyond our control forcing us to adapt to future needs.
It will all turn out to be ultimately "good," since we'll move past the destructive mindsets and emotional toxicity presently plaguing the public health. During this time, many we encounter will still try to frame "success" and "failure" in terms of the old reality systems, whether they are realistic or not. Often we find ourselves moving through experiences pushing and pulling us in confusing direction.
Our practice is to remember that we are Eternals participating in shaping the future by our thoughts, feelings, and deeds in the present, despite the oppositions, polarizations, dualisms, and crashing philosophies and views that are inherently unreal. Maybe they used to be real (or not!) to whatever extent, but they are no longer, as everything is giving way to the evolutionary necessities that are presenting themselves with greater and greater frequency as we all come to realize our connectedness with the Earth we live on.
So relax a little, and to the degree you're able, enjoy the passing soft parade inside the gold mine. We are the trailblazers of a dawning era that will make this one seem like a grand illusion. We just have to stay focused, balanced, of abundant view and generous in our goodwill in living our lives on this beautiful, fragile Earth.
It will get better after it gets worse for awhile, but that will make the goal all the more wonderful by its contrast to this old dying era. We're playing for the long haul, which promises so much we've never known or experienced that it will stagger the imagination. Our job is to open the door and greet that which shows us our freedom to be greater than we were.
UPDATE: - December 2007
Since what's going on astrologically is of major relevance to any thorough discussion regarding the time between now and 2012, here are three articles written in October 2007 that go into considerable detail about the squares and oppositions coming in the next few years. They offer an in-depth look at major factors everyone will face the next the next 2000 days.
© Copyright 2007 Robert Wilkinson