Like most Americans, I hadn’t heard about the 26-year-old fruit vendor in Tunisia that set himself on fire in protest of his government. Neither did I hear about the uprising that followed in that country, until people in Egypt started doing the same thing. Then, the light went on in my head!
As a student of Barbara Marx Hubbard in her Foundation for Conscious Evolution, I learned that a Great Shift in Consciousness was occurring. This shift had been activated in 1987 with the Harmonic Convergence, which was celebrated by an event organized by Dr. Jose Arguelles, an eminent scholar of Mayan cosmology. According to Arguelles’ research, between 1987 and 2012, our galaxy will experience a major energy shift, a turning point, at the end of a 26,000-year cycle that will change the global perspective of man from one of conflict to that of cooperation.
According to Hubbard and Arguelles, this shift in energy has been occurring quite subtly so far, both in the collective consciousness and in the lives of individuals. Most of us don’t even know that it’s happening. We don’t feel the increase in the frequency of the Earth and have no idea that our bodies are slowly transforming from carbon to crystalline. Nevertheless, it’s happening. Scientists, like Greg Braden and Nassim Haramein are recording it. The proof is out there, and it’s not hard to find.
I personally became aware of the energy shift, when I began noticing injustices in the world and simply couldn’t ignore them any longer. It distressed me to see others suffer because of war, oppression, hunger, poverty, famine, disease and on and on. It forced me to look at issues for the first time with the eyes of a child and ask, “Why?”
Why should thousands and thousands of people die from starvation in Africa, when we have enough resources on this planet to feed everyone? The simple and abhorrent reason that people in Africa have suffered and died from starvation is because the rest of the world did not share their resources.
Why must we engage in war? We know the answer to this question, too, from history class when we studied the rise and fall of the Roman Empire. The reasons why countries or factions of people go to war are still the same in the present day. People might say, “Well, war’s a little more complicated than that.” But, I will tell you that it is NOT more complicated than that.
It was my indignation about war that prompted my attention to the news regarding the revolt in Egypt. I watched in wonder as hundreds of thousands of Egyptians gathered peacefully in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, standing firm in their protest against the oppression of their people. I feared it would lead to bloodshed, after Hosni Mubarak issued orders with his usual heavy hand. And, sadly several protesters did lose their lives.
About that time, I got an email from a friend who was contemplating what would happen in America if such a revolt ever occurred. He worried about a depletion of food and water. He mentioned that banks would close leaving the masses without a means to obtain cash for even the most basic necessities. He talked of looting and people with guns and outright mayhem. Since I had seen what happened after Hurricane Katrina, I knew that his fear was well-founded. So, I talked to my husband about it and asked, “Should we get a supply of MREs and bottled water? What about diapers for our grandson? Should we cash-in our IRA to have a substantial amount of money on hand?
For a moment I went to the fear place, but soon realized that this place was no longer familiar to me. As part of the shift in consciousness, I have become fearless (well, most of the time!). I am certainly committed to living without fear and consciously choose every day to create from love rather than fear. So, reacting with alarm didn’t feel normal anymore. Instead, while contemplating the affect of a revolt in America, I chose to visualize what would happen if we all decided to collaborate instead of act with an attitude of “every man for himself.” It was a lofty vision, I know, and certainly not indicative of past human behavior; but, seriously, what if we recognized that there is a better way of dealing with a crisis—one of peace and collective cooperation?
Before I could even think about it any further, my attention was drawn back to Cairo, where Mubarak was expected to announce his resignation. I had Aljazeera News streaming live on my computer at work. I listened to the crowd chanting in jubilation and could sense their swell of patriotism, as they realized that they had peacefully and successfully ended oppression in their country. This was unprecedented—such creative and amicable collaboration taking place at exceptional speed amongst hundreds of thousands of people. I was watching history unfold right in front of my eyes! Then, Mubarak announced that he would not resign.
“Oh, dear Lord,” I thought, “that crowd is going to go crazy.” They were so hyped up from their perceived victory that I couldn’t see how they were just going to turn around defeated and go home. Again, I expected bloodshed. However, the crowd remained vigilant, but peaceful. They stood their ground and refused to accept Mubarak’s decision. They didn’t go home as the Vice President suggested and, instead, stayed the course of their protest. This was unheard of, as far as civil disobedience goes. I was amazed to hear reports that even police and military personnel were laying down their weapons and refusing to arrest protesters. Something very different was happening. Then, suddenly, without any fanfare Mubarak stepped down as president. I was left speechless at the course of events.
That’s when I recalled what I had learned at the Foundation for Conscious Evolution. Hubbard explained, along with visionaries such as Jean Houston and Elisabet Sahtouris, that when a critical mass is achieved, a tipping point is created, where new possibilities and potentialities exist. And, this is exactly what had happened in Egypt! With the help of social media, critical masses of people were able to connect, communicate and cooperate in a way that humanity has never witnessed before. I had learned about this in theory, as well as seen it on a small-scale with the Hundredth Monkey Effect, but who would have believed it could happen on a scale this large, so quickly with such success!
I now know that we can absolutely, peacefully rise up against destructive forces and effect change in our lives, in our communities, in our governments and in our countries. It’s no longer just a theory or New Age wishful thinking or something that requires bloodshed and hoarding of food, cash and ammunition. We can come together as the divine children of God that we are and create positive change that ripples out to the rest of humanity, thereby, changing the course of human history. We can do it because it has now been done.
This just blows my mind! I was told this would happen, especially amongst the young people (the Indigo and Crystal children), who simply won’t stand for such things as oppression. After all, it IS madness to allow one person or one group of people to dictate the oppression of a country or control the world’s resources or quash the truth about our divine birthright of living in freedom and abundance.
So, it was no surprise that it was young people not affiliated with any particular political party who started the revolts in Tunisia and Egypt. However, most of us have never really looked at these kinds of situations through an unfiltered lens. Most of us have grown up with war, oppression, and separation as the way things are. But, those who have awakened to the truth of our individual divinity and potential for co-creation with our Creator don’t accept that. This is exactly what Hubbard and Arguelles alluded to when they talked about a great shift in energy. And, this is exactly what we are seeing in Tunisia, Egypt, and now in Yemen.
Where will this wave of new energy take us? According to a February 5th article in Conscious Life News, there’s scientific proof that galactic energies are triggering a worldwide consciousness expansion. Yes, the same galactic energies that Arguelles referred to. Interestingly, this article was published before the revolt in Egypt made mainstream news, but described the event to a tee.
However, scientists, such as Bruce Lipton and David Wilcock, have been talking for years about the Earth’s impending alignment with the galactic center of our universe, which coincides with the ending of the 26,000-year cycle of our galaxy. And they have eloquently described the subsequent energetic effect it will have on our planet and humanity. These prophesies and predictions certainly were the inspiration for my blog post, “2012: Doomsday or Age of Awakening” and important sources for my book, Reunion on the Rainbow Bridge.
For twenty-five years I have followed the work of these scientists, futurists and visionaries resonating with their wisdom. However, although I fully concurred with what they were saying, I wondered if I would ever see such a shift in my lifetime. But, amazingly, the world has watched as Egypt’s system of government was dismantled overnight, and we continue to watch in awe as they create a new system of democracy with extraordinary grace, reverence, and cooperation.
So, where once before there was great fear about 2012 and the necessary breakdown of global systems that are based on oppression, there is now renewed hope that we can make change without life-altering trauma to ourselves, our communities and our countries. In essence, the world is like a blank canvas, and we can paint anything we want because we have the power to do that now. We can realistically dare to dream of a world of peace and abundance for all.
What will you create with your new powers? I’m certainly looking forward to seeing some changes in my own country within our own government and power structures.
In the meantime, the metaphor is not lost on me that this wave of change began in the very cradle of civilization, where Moses once told the Egyptian Pharaoh, “Let my people go.” Connecting these dots gives me goosebumps!
These are astonishing times we are living in right now! We are witnessing the beginning of a change in human history that’s unprecedented. One day, we will tell our great grandchildren about this time, when we truly left the Dark Ages and entered the New Age of Peace.
So on this extraordinary day, I wish you peace and love and look forward to co-creating with you. Please share your thoughts, too. I’d love to hear how these profound current events are effecting your life.
Love and light,
Sherri Swanson Defesche
If you want to learn more about this unprecedented phase of consciousness evolution that we are now experiencing on this planet, feel free to check out these information sources:
http://www.barbaramarxhubbard.com/con/ (Foundation for Conscious Evolution)
http://www.barbaramarxhubbard.com/con/node/34 (Visionaries in the field of consciousness evolution)
http://www.theresonanceproject.org/personnel.html (Nassim Haramein’s work related to fundamental geometry of hyperspace, theoretical physics, cosmology, quantum mechanics, and anthropology)
http://www.greggbraden.com/ (Greg Braden’s work as a geologist combined with his research of 21st century science, history, religion, and ancient mysteries)
http://www.worldtrans.org/pos/monkey.html (Hundredth Monkey Effect)
http://consciouslifenews.com/ (Conscious Life News)
http://www.voiceentertainment.net/movies/quantumcommunication.html (DVD: Quantum Communication)