Signs of Our Times

I posted the video, The Quickening, yesterday (below this entry) after having watched only the first third of it and did not write an introduction. I should have and this is it.

The film is about the coming shift in consciousness; its producers (Awakening As One) align themselves with Carl Calleman’s view that the Mayan calendar end-date is October 28, 2011—not Dec. 21, 2012. The video can be summed up as a one-and-one-quarter-hour wakeup call that explores the history of the world through the steps of the Mayan pyramid/time capsule, which can be viewed as a record of humankind’s preordained invitation to spiritual evolution.

The main point of the video is that death and destruction, the end of the material world as we know it, long predicted by native cultures, is looming because a large percentage of us humans are stuck in materiality and will not move out of the false world of materiality into the oneness of spiritual unity until faced with our own death—perhaps not until we witness us destroying ourselves and the world in a nuclear WWIII. Therefore, the coming destruction of the material reality is the will of Spirit/God/Creator, a final invitation to join with Light and Love, to live a life not just about ourselves, but of service to Spirit and to others.

The Quickening depicts two ways of experiencing the next months: living with fear, in negativity and hate; or rising from the flames with a strong faith born of a spirit-based perspective, with hearts full of love and gratitude that Truth will, at last, be known. Those who choose unity, the producers report, will experience the destruction of this false reality with grace and ease. Others will live more like rabid animals, searching for food, for example, killing and stealing from whoever is in their way. The filmmakers recommend leaving large cities for the forests and mountains but remind us, also, that we are each exactly where we are supposed to be and if we cannot leave a city, we can connect with Mother Earth by thinking of water, a tree, or the earth under our feet.

To me, the most important point of the film is one that still echoes from the messages of Jesus Christ: Judge not lest ye be judged. The film suggests that the United Nations could call for (after severe destruction by natural disasters and terrorists, nuclear war and the appearance of fake or real alien beings) a one-world government, with a false leader who, for the price of obedience and subservience, will provide for our material needs. Some will accept these terms and others will rise against the one-world system, but it will be those who remain centered in spirituality, in oneness with the Divine Plan/Christ Consciousness, who light the way to healing by forgiveness of everything, offering love and acceptance to all who will accept it. During this period, we may each be asked to face the results of our own imbalances and errors—to see the seeds of darkness within ourselves, not just in others. This experience of humility will lead to oneness if we are willing to let go of our current warring mentality.

Also important are dates in August and September. During the period August 18-September 5, 2011, the filmmakers say a terrorist attack that could collapse the economy could happen, causing another depression and perhaps lead to WWIII.  The Hopi Indians have a prophecy that four celestial bodies will become visible in the ‘end times.’ Two Brothers (who had a hand in Creation), one the guardian of the north pole and the other the guardian of the south pole, will appear in the sky to return the earth to her natural rotation, counter-clockwise. The Blue Star Kachina will arrive and last, the Red Star Kachina, the Purifier. The makers of The Quickening state that the comet Elenin is the Blue Star Kachina and that when we can see the Blue Star, we will know that change is upon us. They also refer to the comets Honda and Levi.

Significantly, when Elenin was in some kind of alignment with earth on Feb. 23, 2010, there was a major earthquake in Chile; on Sept. 4, 2010, there was a large earthquake in New Zealand; and on Mar. 11, 2011, the catastrophic earthquake and resulting tsunami occurred in Japan. Elenin will be aligned with earth again on Sept. 26th and Oct. 16-17thth of this year. During this period we could see an orchestrated alien invasion, three days of darkness (which will come to an end–remain faithful) and more huge earthquakes. The filmmakers also report that on Nov. 3, 2011, earth will pass through the tail of Elenin. (Here is a link to NASA about Elenin, which states that the comet will have no effect on earthlings and there is no other celestial body, i.e. the Red Star Kachina, following it that threatens earth. Here is a link re: Elenin from

I’m posting this introduction to the video because the greed and self-possession of the powerful, which threatens to destroy our world and way of life (that is yet lacking for so many) could lead to our total annihilation. These men are out of control; we Americans, and others, have bought into their plans and Mother Nature and the Great Spirit are, at the very least, shaking us out of our stupor. Some people believe a peaceful, spiritual shift in consciousness is coming. I don’t know, of course, what will happen, but it is our obligation at this moment in time to discuss and consider the possibilities.

The Approaching Storm, A Guest Post by Michael Brine

By Michael Brine

Note: Some of you may have read about ‘The Approaching Storm’ in my earlier writings. There is much more to our joint story – yours and mine – so bear with me as I connect the dots. M.B.

“When Love and Power unite, almighty Grace endows Mankind.” Schuler

Humanity, and indeed all life on this planet, has now reached a critical juncture in its evolutionary process. Frankly, we are in a mess! We are at the brink of total collapse!

We need to stand back – pause – and take a very deep breath, and review as dispassionately as we can the main factors that have brought us to this unfolding crisis.

We continue to try to resolve our differences by going to war and killing each other. Most of the disparities that lead to war have been caused by differences in religion, mainly the three Abraham-based religions–Islam, Judaism and Christianity. These religions have used fear as the ingredient to maintain control based largely on a judgmental god, a god WE–by that I mean through religions—have created!

Another factor is the pressure of global population–a factor we largely ignore. Perhaps, understandably, because, what can we do about it? Indeed–what? Here in Canada where I live, we are largely insulated from this particular pressure because of our relatively large landmass.

To give the overpopulation matter some perspective, in 1900 the global population was between one and 1.5 billion. That’s 1900 A.D., by the way. Today – some 111 years later – it has reached seven billion! The basic reason is not simply because of improved living conditions – which is questionable in many countries – but because of the exponential factor: 2+2=4 – 4+4=8 – 8+8=16 – 16+16=32, and so on.

Indeed, we are eroding the land used for crop production as cities expand — add to that increasing weather anomalies across the globe – and it becomes clear we are seriously affecting our ability to grow food. We are already witnessing food prices spiralling upwards.

Another factor which seriously divides us is what I call lines on a map – separate countries. Despite our conditioning to think otherwise, we are one people on this earth. We are called human. Yes, we are subdivided into various races but like other life forms sharing this world with us – ie: dogs, made up of many separate breeds — we too have different ‘breeds,’ but are ultimately one people called Human.

Now, another fundamental element that is a major factor in all of this is the cyclic nature of all livings things. The fact that we have arrived at this global population crisis also corresponds with the fact that we are on the cusp of a cyclic change on our planet. It is no accident that these two elements have coincided. Increasing weather anomalies, volcanic disturbances, tsunamis, flooding and hotter weather conditions manifesting across the globe are all indicators that things are not ‘normal,’ whatever normal is anymore! It would seem even our global financial situation is about to collapse. Hhhmmm – buying gold won’t feed your stomach. This is a time for common sense faced, as we are, with this impending crisis.

To put our collective heads in the sand will not make it go away. We need to face up to the fact that Nature – Gaia –is subject to the same conditions as we are except on a larger scale. The human species has become like an infestation on this earth comparable to a hoard of ants. There are limits to all things and we have arrived at ours. Gaia has been heaving and barking at an ever increasing and accelerated rate as we have seen over these last few years. Telling her to “Cool it” or “Shut up” will have no effect! 🙂

We have reached the tipping point –so what now?

Well – one more bit of delightful information. I have recently been told from several reliable sources that there is a comet on its way towards Earth that will pass very close to our southern hemisphere. Its arrival is likely to be before the end of this year. Its affect will be to create a substantial rising of ocean waters. More northern areas such as northern Canada and the Siberian parts of Russia will have the least damage. Only time will tell – and it would seem that ‘time’ is perhaps all we have!

Here I cannot avoid bringing in the “End Times” factor and the Mayan Calendar synchronicity with all of this. I do not think we can say that this is just a coincidence. It is not! Also, let me add a “P.S.” here. The date for the end of the Mayan Calendar is NOT the 21st of December 2012 as erroneously claimed by the mass media. It is in fact THIS year on the 28th October 2011. The true Maya shamans et al support this, including the Swedish microbiologist and professor who is also a long time student of the Maya – Carl Johan Calleman – who is a recognised expert on this calendar.

Now, let us pause and reflect for a moment. If ‘hard times’ do happen, or something even more devastating, we need to learn from our past errors and not repeat them. We have been living in a Patriarchal age over the last almost 6000 years, and by definition it has been an age ruled by men. In this coming age we are now transiting towards there must be a balance between the masculine and feminine. This apart from anything else is essential. We must also in future learn to work in concert with each other as
in communities – not in competition with each other, but in harmony and sharing. These two elements will be fundamental.

“Money” as a ‘paper’ medium of exchange whether actual paper or by an Internet exchange, should be eliminated. This process that we drifted into over this past age – has been the fundamental cause of so much corruption, along with the resulting pain caused to individuals.

After this approaching storm has passed there will be a great silence across the lands. Then, we will slowly begin to pick ourselves up and survey the damage, and as we move forward hopefully, we will reflect and learn from it all. New energies will strengthen us as we acknowledge and understand that we need to promote honest interaction, love and respect, with all those we connect with.

Now, let me share a very supportive quote by David Korten, Chairman of the Board of “Yes” magazine:

“The human brain is wired to support creativity, cooperation, and life in community. That is our nature. The prevalence of materialism, greed, competition, and violence common in modern society is a symptom of severe cultural and institutional dysfunction.

We humans inhabit a wondrous but finite living planet with a self-organizing biosphere to which we must adapt our lives and economies.

Life, not money, is the true measure of value; monies only legitimate use is in life’s service. An obsession with making money is a sign of psychological and social dysfunction.

Markets are essential to the function of a healthy democratic society. Their proper function, however, depends on proper rules implemented by democratic governments under the watchful eye of a strong and dynamic civil society.

Finally, story power is the ultimate power. Authentic stories liberate the human consciousness, build immunity to cultural manipulation, and give us the courage and insight to create a world of peace and prosperity for all.”

Thank you very much, David Korten, and also to my valued friend Magi, bless her cotton socks, who sent me David’s writings
above! Also, thanks to my friend Menno for his valued insights over many years, especially relating to this possible comet heading our way.

Herein lies our future. Can we rise to the occasion? We must – it is our joint mission – but first we must pass and endure the cleansing Fire about to manifest before us. With the help of angels by whatever name and from wherever they may come from – we will! So be it! As a wise teacher of mine once said, “There is no such thing as a mistake, only unrealized wisdom.”

Michael Brine – 17.07.2011.

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