The Winds of Change, A Guest Post by Michael Brine

“Today man stands at the decisive crossroads of his fate.”
Major Wellesley Tudor Pole – 1960

By Michael Brine

The “Winds of Change” are blowing across this world of ours and it is because of an awareness of this that I have chosen to write these articles over the last several years. I am fully aware that there are those who may question my ideas, or that I touch on sensitive issues relating to their faiths, perhaps creating some discomfort. No insults intended. Happily, I also know from responses I’ve had, that there are a good many who are supportive and even intrigued by some of the insights penned. This, of course, is encouraging.

Let me be clear. These “insights” are not just mine; they are shared by many others around the world. This realisation is because of the new element we are able to use in this ‘modern’ world we now share – the Internet! In the past, many of us felt we were operating in isolation, but the internet has brought us all together and with the happy awareness that we are not alone in our understanding.

The old ways no longer serve us. We must be open to change. Like it or not, change is happening. Its intensity will only be increasing as we move forward into this new awareness that is lighting the path now unfolding before us. The litter we are leaving behind must be seen for what it was, and the damage it has done to the human psyche. Control through fear can only exist in darkness. A new light dawns. A new awareness is being felt. The darkness is fading, and a new dawn is spreading its Light across the world. Hope is being replaced by a new inward surge of understanding and an inner awareness that is beyond words: Love.

It all boils down to awareness – awareness – awareness! Searching for a clearer path and knowing has been an interesting journey for me. Opportunities came and went, and like a dog I would sniff the air, put my nose to the ground and follow a particular scent, check it out, piss on the odd tree, and then move on–or not. It all boiled down to awareness!

I now realise that there is no room for me to distrust or to give my power to fear; instead, I have compassion for how much unawareness there is–part of the sad conditioning of sick civilisations that are in need of undressing. By this I mean, throwing away our soiled clothes, spreading our arms, and welcoming the breeze of Love that can now begin to caress us in a warm embrace. We have to trust enough to risk undressing, exposing our vulnerabilities with AWARENESS! Until we can do this, mistrust will continue to be the influence and we will bow our heads and weep.

We only have to look at Syria or Iran and their pathetic leaders to see the seeds of distrust once again sickening their people, as well as humanity as a whole, into another ocean of despair. Once again, we see the religions mankind–and I mean ‘mankind’–has created, purposely gaining control through fear. Once again history repeats itself, and we have learned nothing, OR have we? Those beautiful and special Messengers of the past that have blessed humanity have had their messages of Love so disembowelled to satisfy a lust for power by men that it has divided us from each other–sadly, so very successfully. Satan himself couldn’t have done a better job!

Well, now wait – listen — there is a “Cleansing” about to take place the likes of which we have never seen on this Earth before. In the meantime those who are waking up and have garnered a degree of awareness must sit on the sidelines and watch in sadness once again, as in Syria and Iran, but also sadly at times, even within more individual situations. The amputations of the heart casts a shadow of fear over the human family.

Be prepared. The storm IS coming, and when it has unleashed its fury, it will pass; then there will be a silence across the lands and oceans, the likes of which have never been experienced before. Then – slowly — there will be a slight breeze that will begin to caress us – and like a quiet whisper we will begin to hear its gentle voice – and our awakening to a new dawn will hopefully begin. A new Sun will begin to bathe us in its fresh and gentle light.

In the meantime we must trust who we are and find peace within ourselves, for you are me and I you, and the embrace will go out to enfold us all after the storm. Storms are for cleansing – remember how fresh the air is after one? Remember?

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Can you Dance—Between the Ages? A Guest Post by Michael Brine

By Michael Brine

“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who are hungry and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Humanity sits poised at a precipice; in front of us is an undeterminable pathway, behind us is the shell of a decaying age. We are at the crossroads of our experience; already actions, as well as thinking processes are being set which will determine the nature of a new and extraordinary destiny. Our survival as a thinking species and, as well all living things upon the Earth, now hangs in the mercy of the Winds of Change—Winds that no longer blow quiet warnings; rather they carry with them a somewhat foreboding message and always deliver a swift altering of our contrived reality through extremely volatile occurrences.”
Dr. Robert Ghost Wolf

We have arrived on this Planet at a point of transition between two Ages. We are in the process of leaving the dark age we have just moved through, over nearly the last 6000 years – referred to by some as the Yuga cycle – and into a more enlightened Age. It is this transition that the Mayan Calendar, the Hopis and other indigenous peoples are aware of that has so many concerned as to the meaning of it all. It is not a single date, as in December 21st, 2012, focused on by so much of the mass media with its gloom and doom scenarios.

These are the closing days of the past cycle and what we are seeing (and indeed will see more of) is what has been referred to as a “Cleansing” period. Putting it bluntly – getting rid of the garbage we have accumulated over the past 6000 years – since the time of the earliest Egyptian Pharaohs. The immediate months to come will be difficult and unsettling, to say the least as this ‘Cleansing’ takes place. We will all indeed need to be strong in our resolve to see it through. It won’t be easy.

As many will recognise, I have written on this theme before. However, I am bringing it back into focus to also highlight the uselessness of war and hate in any form – whether in our angry thoughts towards another or where we as a country take up arms against another country – for this kind of negativity begets negativity. In saying this I am not suggesting we should not defend ourselves when attacked, as in WWII by Hitler. I am however, pointing the finger, as an example, at Canada’s sad involvement in Afghanistan. Up until we were dragged into this by our southern neighbour’s government at the time —  for its own hidden reasons by the way — we were highly respected by the International Community as Peace Keepers.

Let’s take a wider view of how we have been manipulated as societies and cultures across the world by giving our power away to Patriarchal [male] control during this past Age. What is sadly missing is the presence of the female energy as a balancing element within our cultures and societies. We have been controlled by what I have referred to as ‘little boys’ who haven’t grown up and are still romping in the school yard as bullies. North Korea is a prime example at this time! The Taliban are another sad example and in the latter case, also of how religious extremism – another negative element that has corrupted us over centuries – has produced these little bullies.

The future we are now moving towards must see this imbalance corrected. The concept of Earth as Divine Mother or the Mother Goddess was central to the earliest cultures, far predating the masculine religions that emerged in this passing age. The Greeks gave us the name Gaia for Earth – a feminine noun. It shares the root Ge, with the Earth sciences of Geology and Geography. To the Greeks and other ancients, science and theology were not opposed to each other — just different ways of looking at the one whole. However, and unfortunately, during this passing Age, science and religion became separated – the material versus the ethereal, and our ‘little boys’ got into the act. The rest is a very sad history.

All life — human and indeed all life forms — come from the One source, whatever name you choose to give It. Its message is Love and Compassion. In order for Love and Compassion to become a true reality in the world around us, it has to start with us individually. If, as we have, continue to allow ourselves to be separated from each other by false male inspired ‘teachings’ and these pathetic ‘little boys’ known as ‘rulers,’ the sad results of this, even now, lie depressingly before us.

It is time for us all to wake up and see where we have allowed ourselves to be led. Enough is enough! To realise that by working together in communities, not separated by fences and lines on a map, maybe — just maybe — we can begin to be inspired to join hands with all who share this world with us and create the Dance of Love!

As Teilhard De Chardin wrote,
“Some day, after we have mastered the winds, the waves, the tides, and gravity, we shall harness the energies of love. Then for the second time in the history of the world, humankind will have discovered fire.”

Thank you for reading this. I have simply put into words what many others are also feeling and expressing across these manmade boundaries of ‘separation.’

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