The Cyclic Factor, a Guest Post by Michael Brine

By Michael Brine

Let me ‘entertain’ you for a bit as I present to you this controversial issue of the cyclic nature of the world we live in, as well as the entire universe we are very much a part of.

We are all aware of the four seasons – right? Then there is the cyclic element of our lives, being born, maturing and dying. You also know, for instance, that rabbits are on a seven year cycle – right? What else is obvious to us earthlings? Let me see – oh yes, the moon – women are very aware of that cycle, of course – which also affects the tides of the world’s oceans. Then we have the astrological awareness of the movement of the stars within certain cyclic factors. Am I making headway?

Now, you are asking, “Where is he going with this?” Good – glad you asked ‘cause I am going into deeper waters – so put on your bathing suit and pay attention!

Some of what I will be saying I have written before, but stay with me as we need these building blocks as we go into these deeper waters. Right – so, follow me.

A major cycle that is affecting us is the approximate 26,000 year cycle of what is referred to as the “Procession of the Equinoxes.” This grand cycle is once again concluding right now – in our time. This is what the ancient Mayans were aware of, as also the Kali Yuga of the Hindus, the Hopi and other indigenous peoples around the earth. One of the big questions is, ‘Has it happened before?’ The answer is probably yes.

Ever heard of Atlantis? Lemuria? These, too, were civilisations about whom there are whisperings from the past, which some have heard. How valid are these ‘whisperings?’ Well, to a large extent it depends on your openness and level of acceptance. At least, have a good level of curiosity. Here’s what I know – or to be fair, ‘feel’ I know.

Let us look at the similarity between structures one can observe on two different continents separated by a large ocean – the Atlantic. In Egypt we have the pyramids. In Central America we have the Mayan Temples. The question arises, “Could there have been a common link?” These two cultures had no direct contact and were certainly far apart geographically. The Atlantic Ocean lay between them – and that is exactly my point!

There is strong evidence to suggest that there was a continent referred to as Atlantis where the Atlantic Ocean is now. To many it is considered just a myth. However, if one chooses to be more open, there is evidence that would support this ‘myth.’ One is what appears to be building structures in evidence on the ocean floor. Another is that the Greek philosopher, Plato, referred to “that land that ONCE lay beyond” what we now call the Straits of Gibraltar. Some South American indigenous peoples refer to it also. This is not hard proof but it is suggestive. Then there is the Bermuda Triangle off the coast of Florida where planes and ships have disappeared off the radar without explanation, and never heard from again.

Now, what I have heard – and you’ll have to trust me on this – is that Atlantis was comprised of two main land masses. They lived in harmony for many hundreds of years until tensions rose between them. Sound familiar? This ultimately ended in all out war. It seems that at the time people we would likely refer to today as mystics, advised their followers that nature was about to react and these lands would be destroyed. Those followers in the northern area migrated to the land mass we now know as Africa, and the southern followers quietly moved to what is now known as South America. The ‘storm’ hit and Atlantis disappeared beneath the waves.

It is difficult to prove this, of course. However, my mother remembered being a young girl in Atlantis and watching a ‘parade’ of sorts with her parents. When challenged about this she said, “There is a difference one can feel between a dream and an experience.” I can also attest to that. So can many of you, I am sure. 

Then there is the rumour of another civilisation that existed where the Pacific Ocean now lays called “Lemuria!” That was well before Atlantis – indeed, likely at least a full cycle before.

The point of all this is to reiterate and to try and demonstrate that cycles are a fact and affect all life everywhere. We are now facing critical population pressures, and increasing global disruptions as conflicts are seen to be escalating: Global financial systems being greatly pressured to the limit, and food supplies are being disrupted through more weather anomalies—all this at the same time we seemingly have arrived at the ending of a 26,000 year Grand Cycle. Can we ignore all this as “nonsense?” Or, consider that “some of this may be true, but probably not in our time.” Or, we can stick our collective heads in the sand and hope it will all go away. Remember the old saying: “There’s never smoke without fire.”

I realise that these concepts can be a bit challenging but that’s what I do! We need to be challenged and to reconsider some of the ways we have been conditioned to think. We also need to question the often unthinking and narrow minded directions we are led to accept, often by those who have selfish, hidden agendas.

For all of us today the big question is, “If this IS true, what can we do about it?” Well, if you feel that you may be heading into a storm, you’d likely tie the roof down, have some kerosene lamps in case the power goes out, and, make sure you have some food stored away, and plenty of matches.

Then there is always the opportunity to connect with those who share your thinking and work together as a community. It might just work. It might also begin to lay the foundation of a new way for us to live together on this Earth, and when the storm passes and we begin to pick up the pieces of our lives, we may move on to create a happier future.

Perhaps. Perhaps we will have learned from our past mistakes or, as a wise teacher once said, “There is no such thing as a mistake – only unrealized wisdom.” Hhhhmmmm–Perhaps.

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