As I watch Earth change during this year, it has caused me to reflect on my world travels over the years. Meeting and learning from different cultures, how they live, their beliefs and listening to their stories were very enlightening. I became fascinated with World Religion which created a burning desire in me to learn more. That is when Maggy stepped into my life and became my mentor.
One story in particular Maggy told me stands out in my mind which is: “Universal Love is the answer. But until people learn to love themselves they cannot understand Universal Love. Over the door of the Temple at Luxor in Egypt are the words “Know Thyself”. There are two parts of the temple; the outer temple where the beginning initiates are allowed to come, and the inner temple where one can enter only after proven worthy and ready to acquire a higher knowledge and insight. One of the concepts that the Egyptians had was that humans were the microcosm of the universe.
This is the reason for the saying: “Know Thyself.” The spiritual aspect of this concept is held within all humans. Its symbol is a five-pointed star, the divine essence of the Creator and the Heavens. The kingdom of heaven is within you; and whosoever shall know their “Self” shall find it. Knowledge is only a power of experienced thoughts created by the person who has the wisdom to know their heart. The power of heart comes from knowing this truth. The frequency of love holds many facets from the center core to the outer. Know this and you will begin to understand Universal Love”.
My first meeting with Leon, a Comanche Medicine Man, was in Cottonwood, Arizona. We sat at a desk across from each other looking deeply into each other’s eyes. I knew he had a spiritual wisdom and knowledge and I was going to learn. Leon taught me how to love myself and respect my abilities. His teachings inspired my energy so much that I wanted to go save the world. Of course he laughed about that, he did add that I would make a difference in the world by teaching people how to love and understand themselves.
Leon’s teaching consisted of field trips and explanation of what each experience was about. I was to learn the natural elements of earth. Learn to be quite, listen to the wind, see the signs in the sky and feel the energy filled with earth’s great blessings. I was to go to the mountain top and watch the sun rise. The time to project out what I needed in my life. In the evening I was to watch the sinking sun projecting out what I no longer needed in my life. It was always a special time to encounter such energy while watching the colors the sun projected. Leon would say “When you respect and love Mother Earth then Father Sky will join and assist you in your endeavors.
Respect earth and you respect yourself. When you are emotionally in tune with earth then you are balanced within your emotions. Earth is chaotic because people are chaotic. Humans must stop looking outside of themselves to learn their truth. All answers are within so it’s time to start the journey. Some will like the trip some will be side tracked due to fear. Fear is a human’s worst enemy. Over come your fears and you will have rewards from the heavens. It is the answer to the all for you are the connection to earth and the sky.”
My next trip was to the Hopi Reservations. I felt butterflies in my stomach while sitting in the restaurant at the Hopi Culture Center waiting for my new Hopi friends Jacob and Clarabelle. The energy on the Second Mesa is quite, calm and refreshing like waiting for a new experience that would be unforgettable. Clarabelle and Jacob arranged for me to attend ceremonies and listen to Hopi stories. It was here that I met Grandfather Jack and Grandfather David and listened while they talked about the Hopi Prophecies.
One Hopi prophecy was that 2011 was a year that earth and its people would build a new foundation.
“There is a river flowing now very fast. It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid. They will try to hold on to the shore. They will feel that they are being torn apart and will suffer greatly. Know that the river has its destination. The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river, and keep our eyes open and our heads above the water. And I say “See who is in there with you and celebrate!” At this time in history we are to take nothing personally, least of all ourselves. For the moment that we do, our spiritual growth and journey comes to a halt. The time of the lone wolf is over. Gather yourselves! Banish the word “struggle” from your vocabulary. All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration. “We Are The Ones We Have Been Waiting For.”
“Take these words we give you to the masses. Yell it from the mountain top. Tell the people they must make changes with their thoughts before its too late .Let them know their minds are like walking radio stations. They are sending wave signals out filled with hate, greed and battles. They must learn to send signals of love and peace for we are all of one. We have told you our stories now it’s time for you to visit the Mayan’s.”
I met Abbot, a Mayan, in Cancun, Mexico, during a tour of Chichen Itza. Abbot explained that the Mayan’s had a deep understanding of mathematics and astronomy. That was how they knew to create the Mayan calendar. The Mayan calendar ends on the calendar date of December 21, 2012. Abbot said most people believe it is the total end of civilization. Really it’s just simply a change of enlightenment in this current time. Both the Hopis and Mayans recognize that earth and its people are approaching the end of a World Age. In both cases, however, the Hopi and Mayan elders do not prophesy that everything will come to an end. Rather, this is a time of transition from one World Age into another. The message they give concerns making a choice of how we enter the future. Your moving through with either resistance or acceptance will determine whether the transition will happen with cataclysmic changes or gradual peace and tranquility.
Abbot’s last words to me were “Your next visit will be with the Aborigines in Australia. They are waiting for you just like the Comanche Medicine Man, the Hopi and me. You have chosen to teach and this, you will do.
Spirituality & Spiritualism
My time with the Aborigines began in Adelaide, Australia. The journey was long but worth all the efforts of getting there. One evening while staying a 194,000 acre Sheep Station, I met my Aborigine friend Adoni. He had walked to our place and took me to meet Pennaroo. Pennaroo told me “A great prophecy was once made by Guboo Ted Thomas, Australian Aboriginal Tribal Elder “I was in dreamtime. I have seen this great wave going. I tell people about this wave. It wasn’t a tidal wave. This was a spiritual wave. So, to me, I believe that the Dreamtime is going to be that.”
“I believe the revival is going to start in Australia when we’re Dreaming. It’s the humming bee that I’m talking about. And love. We’ve got to learn to love one another.
“You see, that’s really what’s going to happen to the earth. We’re going to have tidal waves. We’re going to have earthquakes. That’s coming because we don’t consider this land as our Mother. We’ve taken away the balance, and we’re not putting it back.”
Pennaroo continued talking. “Spirituality is an ultimate or an alleged immaterial reality of one inner path enabling someone to discover the essence of their being. Their deepest values and meanings by which one lives with spiritual practices including meditation and prayer.
Spiritualism is about self developing. It is about the long thought through realization of who you are and how dedicated you are. It is not about hard and fast rules that have to be rigidly adhered to. There is no right or wrong way to go about it, it is a natural process and one which I am sure you will never stray from once you have journeyed it. By progression I refer to the stages of development that you choose to tackle, with the hope of purifying and increasing your connection with the divine source. We all have the ability to link with the greatest power if we so chose to, it is down to the individual self’s will. Self will is the strongest, most important aspect of spiritual belief as without this we would be robotic, prepared to be led, never taking responsibility for ourselves. This is the fundamental aspect of being spiritual, to learn to live a life akin with nature and our surroundings without contradicting or damaging our essence, for we all have a powerful resistance within us that can cause confusion or harm if we let it.
Be wise and “Choose Your Own Adventure.” You may not realize it, but you have the power to create your very own self-fulfilling prophecy. You have always had this power inside you, and you have been using it unconsciously all along to create the life you have right now. It is the power of belief.
“The Benefits Of Positivity.” Whether your beliefs about yourself and your abilities are predominately positive or negative will play a big part in how your life turns out. If you have a generally positive belief in yourself and your abilities, then you will have a much easier time being calm and confident no matter what situations you might encounter. Any short term losses or failures will not bother you and will be seen as learning experiences. You will be much more open and receptive to opportunities as they present themselves because you will not be dwelling on your failures or perceived shortcomings.
“Become A Positive Prophet.” Any time you feel yourself slipping into a negative mindset, identify what belief’s you hold about yourself that are causing the negativity. Release them from your mind and replace them with positive beliefs of your choosing. By being courageous enough to use your power to choose your own beliefs, you become your own authority figure. Removing the negative beliefs that hold you back will eliminate the detrimental effects those beliefs have on your actions and thoughts when trying to succeed. It is then that you can create and realize your own positive self-fulfilling prophecy.
Learn these universal spiritual principles and it will help those who want to live more simply.
Being kind to all life is a choice you can make in every moment of every day–doing as little harm and as much good as you can, given your situation.
By putting yourself in other people’s shoes you may understand their struggle. The roots of the word compassion are “to suffer with;” by practicing voluntary radical simplicity, you will better understand the situation of the world. Most spiritual traditions extend compassion to all life, the Earth as whole, and the beholder that is you.
The intense concern a mother has for her child, and the child for its mother is one example of unconditional love. Most of you entered this world in the space of love. When the child no longer relies on its mother for nourishment, warmth, and safety, the Mother Earth takes over meeting your needs. This space of intense concern can be extended to all life.
When you love others and the Earth you will naturally want to be accountable for your influence on their welfare. In a global economy, truly being accountable for the implications of even our smallest actions is a tall order. If you transition to a bioregional lifestyle where you see the results of your choices, you will cultivate a love for all life and you will be more willing to be accountable.
Self-imposed limits and restraints are part of a spiritual life. You can grow to love limits as they focus your energies into positive, helpful activities that do no harm.
To see the wonder and miracle of even the seemingly common things helps you appreciate your brief time on this planet. You draw a breath. . . and then another. . . What a miracle!”
Pondering these prophesy’s I realized that an inspired utterance of a prophet is viewed as a revelation of divine will. A prediction of the future, made under divine inspiration or prediction transmitted orally or in writing. I understood the importance of getting these stories out to the people. Stories are like a golden chain, it will continue on with the path of self and Universal Love. Hopefully through these stories you will learn the importance of knowing and being yourself.“
“Remember, we are all affecting the world every moment, whether we mean to or not. Our actions and states of mind matter, because we’re so deeply interconnected with one another. Working on our own consciousness is the most important thing that we are doing at any moment, and being love is the supreme creative act.
By Ram Dass