Raising Consciousness for Personal and Planetary Harmony
October 27, 2008 Vol 17
Trends of the Time
“With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation’s wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan — to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations.”
Abraham Lincoln, second inaugural speech, March 4th 1865
Lincoln spoke of the natural truths inherent to a healthy conscience. These truths have not changed, no matter what the political, religious/philosophical, or economic slant may be. Kindness, sharing, justice, and tolerance are some of the key ingredients of genuine prosperity. Greed, self-interest, and exclusion, on the other hand, are signs of scarcity. The latter mindset results from a haunting sense of lack. It spurs the notion to take as much as possible, and to compete unscrupulously. The ends justify the means.
In the past few weeks the truth of the actual economic situation has been revealed. Borrowing/lending against invented/false values ended up in disaster. Naturally, this was to be expected. It’s no coincidence that the collapse occurred just now either.
When we trace the energies in the sky, we find that Pluto is finishing up its pass through the sign of Sagittarius. It will not return to that sign for well over 200 years. Sagittarius is associated with natural principals. Cause and effect are such natural principles. Deregulations within the economic machinery finally had an effect. The outcome reminds us in an ominous way of the great depression. Isn’t it interesting how fast we forget and fall prey to the same old greed, self-interest, and exclusion that tripped us back then? As a matter of fact, these same trends have been running the show for thousands of years.
By the end of November Pluto is going back into Capricorn, where it will remain for a good decade and a half. We are now being given a chance to make conscious what has been controlling us subliminally. These outdated psychological patterns of dominance, hypocrisy, misuse of authority, guilt, and faultfinding are finally coming into focus. Now we can make them very clear, detach, and hopefully discard them altogether.
We are aided in purging these modes of operation from our repertoire by a galactic shift. Not only are we entering a new era, namely the Age of Aquarius, but we are also headed towards re-alignment with what Spirit is made of. The latter is a 24,000-year cycle of expansion and contraction in human consciousness. Contraction equals a mindset rooted in materialism, expansion brings awareness of metaphysical forces.
When your center is rooted in mortality, you’re much more prone to scarcity. Everything is measured and timed tightly. What matters is to have things. Yet, it never seems to be quite enough. The glass is always half empty. Conversely, if you think of yourself as an infinite soul who happens to have an earthly experience, it becomes easier to relax a bit. The glass seems half full. Because of the gravitational pull towards expansion in conscious awareness, we are now being given a chance to shine the light of truth on qualities that heal our bodies, elevate our hearts, free our mind, and liberate our souls.
The same old greed and self-interest will continue to rear their ugly heads. But in the times to come, they can be seen more clearly. A free mind and an open heart will choose prosperity over scarcity, love over hate, justice over prejudice, and sharing over exclusion. Although many people are not capable of thinking for themselves, they will gradually be exposed to these “new” trends. As more role models reflect these ideals, the herd will emulate and accordingly modify their behavior. Of course, these global patterns of realignment with transcendent values occur over hundreds, even thousands of years. For those who can read, however, the writing is on the wall.