“Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.”
Seeing the Washington Monument hit by lightning in the article linked here, transformed me instantly and the image has stayed with me. It is the first time the modern world has given me a very literal image of tarot; the tower. Or at least the first I’ve taken conscious note of.
That specific tower, the Washington Monument, was struck by lightning in a very auspicious time, at the beginning of the current Black Lives Matter Protest; for the tower signifies the breaking down and through of old stuck patterns that have needed to change for a long time.
“Sorrow prepares you for joy.
It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter.
It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place.
It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow.
Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.”
Many of us have been waiting for The Big Change for a long time, and with each smaller, previous shift, have wondered – “is this it”? When Donald Trump was elected president and I marched in January 2017 in what I refer to as the Tolerance March with 750,000 others (joined by at least that many in Washington DC and 5.5 million people globally), I knew that I was born to be this person in this time.
My 1st wake up call was Dances With Wolves in 1990 (around the time of the 1st Iraq War) where I witnessed merely an inkling of the treatment “civilization” offered the Native Americans when we took their land. I was so angry and mortified at human behavior; I wanted to be a dolphin. (My sister told me I should have been a hippie in the late 1960’s; that was when I was actually conceived, which is as significant!)
Then there was the Y2K scare, and the 2nd Iraq war in 2003, the end of the Mayan Calendar in 2012 along with the Occupy Movement in 2011-12, the DAPL debacle in 2016 followed shortly thereafter by the Me Too Movement in 2017, Greta Thunberg’s School Strike movement in 2018-19. All of these things accompanied by ever increasing global weather, environmental & human wrought tragedies…
~ Jamie Clifton, 10/30/2012
With the COVID pandemic quarantine in March of 2020, I knew the time had come. And when the Black Lives Matter protests and riots started in Late May, early June, an anchor of peace and love dropped deeper through me as I began to see and trust the powerful transformation at hand/heart. With the release of a job in January I had prepared myself and anchored in love and wonder before the big stuff hit for everyone else and I am so grateful to have had a bit of a head start.
“Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder.
Help someone’s soul heal.
Walk out of your house like a shepherd.”
Because as everything is falling apart and predictions for even worse times ahead are continually being expressed, I’ve been able to cultivate and maintain (except for a week of deep depression at the beginning of the riots) a frequency of wonder and amazement at what is unfolding. The things that are breaking down now, in their foundation of greed, have long been ready to change: economic disparity, systemic racism and sexism, cultural, environmental and ecological wreckage. The seeds planted in all of the aforementioned movements and the evolution of all human beings on the planet have been moving us towards this for a long, long time.
What keeps me in the flow of love and wonder is the idea that every single one of the Conspiracy theories, explanations and perpectives that are put forth are all a part of a brilliant sphere that encompasses what we are collectively experiencing. Every perspective is giving us it’s piece of broader picture, there is no right or wrong, we are all just living the world from our specific set of filters and offering our views. The more views I lovingly entertain, the clearer and more beautiful, more wonder-full the whole appears and the more whole my innerstanding becomes.
“Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
Cleverness is mere opinion, bewilderment is intuition.”
Equally as important is this – after the tower has helped us let go of the old and opened our hands to the new, things are always so much better than we could possibly have imagined beforehand!
I know this, and likely you know this, from personal experience. When my dreams and expectations blew up in 2011 with the loss of a favorite job, I was not as graceful and wondering as I was able to manage this time. I felt angry, victimized and stuck and it took a head on car collision, followed by a Phoenix Dream to pop me onto another track. And I know I’m not the only one.
“You are not a drop in the ocean.
You are the entire ocean in a drop.”
Each of us is a part of the whole, a veritable hologram. The human organism of the earth is evolving (and in touch via the Internet)! Our conscious brain makes 3% of our decisions, our unconscious makes the rest; we are instruments of the collective unconscious, we are all doing this together whether we know it or not.
SO, if we can, let’s make that 3% count and use it to cultivate lives that are based on Courage, Compassion, Kindness, Forgiveness, Authenticity, Honesty/Transparency, Vulnerability, and LOVE.
Luckily, we will receive some assistance at the new moon eclipse on June 21st, 2020, the Summer Solstice, from the universal energies of good:
“THE BIG LOVE WAVE – THE SOLSTICE SURPRISE
… the Earth’s most powerful wave of unconditional Love we have received to date, such that humanity will be forever changed by the energy transmission.”
We are sitting at a table with an incredible feast before us, and a fork too long to reach our own mouths. The choice before us, between being in heaven or hell, is whether or not to feed the ones around us. Let’s nourish each other with as much love as we can muster; it will pay off.
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