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Waking Times 

To address the media hype around Dec 21, 2012, it will be important for us to hold a positive energy and convey an optimistic message. We really don’t need to repeat the fear that Y2K created. To that end, we would like to emphasize that there is a shift occurring, but how that shift plays out is up to us. The emotions and intent we send out into the universe will either maintain or transform our frequency, and thus our vibration. Which earth would like to be a part of?

The galactic energies of 2012 are stronger than ever. They started to arrive almost three decades ago. It is a continuum of energy that we are in and it won’t just take place on Dec. 21, 2012. The decreasing magnetics of the planet, along with increased solar flares, have already been impacting our consciousness, global warming, and Earth changes. We have witnessed the dismantling of structures that no longer work such as Wall Street and the Berlin Wall.

From a spiritual perspective, this time is associated with the co-creation of New Earth which has been happening over the last several years. There will not be a marked delineation of Old World / New World on the planet, but rather a spectrum of energies. Some countries will carry more Old World energy and others will have more New Earth energy. Some will be more receptive to the infusion of light and some will remain in the dark. Within our cities there will be pockets of light; even within our neighbourhoods there will be folks of the Old World and those who carry the vibrational signature of this time onto 2013.

Within yourself, you will have parts, sub-personalities or archetypes that have ascended to the New Earth, and others which will live in Old World energies. Some aspects of yourself may still be influenced by the negative ego or resist transformation. These energies will co-exist within you, and for those on a spiritual path the balance will definitely favour the resonances of the New World. In this sense, the microcosm always mirrors the macrocosm. This is not an all-or-nothing event. We are in the process of being reborn as the Sacred Human as we acquire more light. The esoterics say a gradual transition from Homo Sapien to Homoluminescent will occur. It can only occur through a deeper intellegence and collective consciousness.

Collective Consciousness

Collective consciousness is a mode of awareness that emerges at the first transpersonal stage of consciousness, when our identities expand beyond our egos. A crucial capacity that accompanies this awareness is the ability to intuitively sense and work with the interactions between our and others’ energy fields, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. For example, just as Gene Rodenberry imagined a future where Star Trek’s Spock could “mind meld” with others, more of us are now becoming aware of our capacity not only to intuit each other’s thoughts and emotions, but also to consciously think and create together without communicating through our five senses.

Collective Psychosis

C. G. Jung, the great doctor of the soul and one of the most inspired psychologists of the twentieth century, had incredible insight into what is currently playing out, both individually and collectively, in our modern-day world. Jung never tired of warning that the greatest danger that faces humanity is to unwittingly fall into our unconscious en masse such that we become instruments for a psychic epidemic to wreak havoc in the world, just like we see today

Jung writes that psychic epidemics “…are infinitely more devastating than the worst of natural catastrophes. The supreme danger which threatens individuals as well as whole nations is a psychic danger.” We are in the midst of a collective psychosis that has become so normalized that very few people are even talking about it, which is itself an expression of our collective madness.

How things actually turn out depends upon how consciousness responds to the situation. During a collective manifestation of the unconscious, the great danger is a mass movement where millions, or even billions of people fall into their unconscious together, igniting a psychic epidemic which spawns an apocalyptic war that ravages life on earth and destroys the biosphere of the planet. To quote Jung, “The unconscious works sometimes with most amazing cunning, arranging certain fatal situations, fatal experiences, which make people wake up.” Catastrophe can only be avoided if enough people wake up to what is being revealed to us as we act out the unconscious, and then connect with each other so as to de-activate, assimilate, and transform the potentially deleterious effects of the activated daemon. We can then, under the guidance of the Self, our intrinsic wholeness, help each other to usher in a new era of sustainable peace, understanding and mutual co-operation. Our very continued existence as a species on this beautiful planet depends upon this realization. 

Blessings in Drag

When we become taken over by the unconscious, to quote Jung, “…the unconscious in large measure ousts and supplants the function of the conscious mind. The unconscious usurps the reality function and substitutes its own reality. Unconscious thoughts…manifest themselves in senseless, unshakable judgments upheld in the face of reality.” When we find ourselves ignoring factual evidence and holding a “magical” belief that we rationally know not to be true, we are under a spell, being “driven” by the unconscious, which is at that point in the driver’s seat. The psychic factors which make possession possible are suggestibility, lack of critical discernment, unwillingness or inability to self-reflect, fearfulness, propensity to superstition and prejudice. The contents that take us over when we are possessed by the unconscious appear as phobias, exaggerated affects, peculiar convictions, idiosyncrasies, stubborn plans, compulsions and obsessions, all of which are not open for discussion or correction. 

We must realize that every moment of our experience is inseparable from our own consciousness, which is to recognize the fluid, non-objective and thus, “dreamlike nature” of reality. Just like figures in a dream, the way we observe the world literally evokes the very world we are observing. This means that it is through our awareness itself that we can intervene in the underlying matrix of creation and find the leverage point where we can change the waking dream we are having, which is “evolution-in-action.” Interestingly, we wouldn’t have woken up and had this realization without the antagonistic co-operation of other forces that are secretly allies in disguise, catalysts of consciousness appearing as adversaries, blessings in drag.

Duality to Oneness

As we connect to higher realms of consciousness, we move beyond the existence of a polarized world where things are only black or white, good or evil, and instead we experience a continuum of energies. To transcend our duality, we need to move to a state of unconditional love and non-judgment of our self and others. For our planet, we will overcome duality with the archetypal blending of the Divine Feminine and Sacred Masculine.

Karma and Ego

When we are living in higher dimensional energies, the law of cause-and-effect or karma takes a back seat to the law of attraction. The magical process of synchronicity guides the art of co-creation and manifestation. If we are creating from a conscious, enlightened part then our results will be magical, and without the burden of unfinished business and painful lessons. We are learning how to manifest from light, love and joy.

If we are creating from an unconscious part, then karmic lessons and transforming shadow will be involved. Due to our wounding and the resistance of the negative ego, our lessons may be challenging and painful. But there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Once we transform our darkness, that aspect moves into light.

We are not trying to kill or annihilate the ego. The ego should be the willing servant of our soul. We want to be soul-guided as opposed to ego driven. The egoic selves are transformed through the process of love, pain and suffering. Love moves us beyond narcissistic self-absorption. The higher purpose of suffering that coincides with difficult lessons is the transmutation of the ego. With the loss of the egoic selves comes a void and emptiness. Replenish this void with the higher octave emotions such as love, gratitude, joy, and energies currently present as we approach 2013.

Descending Heavenly Energies

The current alignment we are experiencing through the process of transformation enables us to bring more sacred, heavenly energies to Earth. They move down to us, allowing us to connect more consistently with Source energy. We don’t need to die and “go up” to experience facets of heaven on Earth.

We are meant to rejoice in these divine vibrations, celebrate the rebirth of Paradise within, and create beauty and harmony in our lives. Let’s remember this is not a polarized experience, but one that lies on an array of frequencies. We will still have bad days. We can slide up and down this spectrum based on what level of consciousness we are coming from.

As messengers of these energies, we don’t need to convert others – but through role modelling, a ripple effect will occur. Those who are ready but not there yet will be magnetized to this higher energy through the law of attraction and synchronicity. These are indeed exciting times to be living and at times they are tumultuous. Remember, this event only happens every 26,000 years. Aren’t you glad you showed up for it!

In conclusion, then, it is of the highest importance for our individual and collective flourishing to appreciate the importance of global consciousness and spirituality in opening deeper access to our encounter with Reality. There is more to Reality than any one cultural, religious or disciplinary narrative. And awakening the global lens, the global heart and mind has been a perennial concern of our great spiritual traditions through the ages. Our future now depends on making this shift together.

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  1. thanks zen, i’m gonna read this in the morning. what a sad & somber day hear in america…i can’t help thinking the massacre in conn. was timed to spread fear & negativity just when the energy is really pouring in to uplift us all…thank you so much for what you are doing.

    • Exactly, Maggie! They’re trying to jam the signal…vibrational chemtrails. What’s cool is they can’t touch consciousness. So really it can work for good, helping people let go of the whole connection to our body/mind/ego that gets influenced by their control grid. There’s a happy thought. And don’t watch this drivel on TV, it’s gonna get really bad as they play this to the hilt. And like I said, they pull something every Christmas, when people have at least something to be a little happy or hopeful about, as delusional as much of it is, people come together and think about love, despite the crass materialism and religious mythology. Now they’re thinking horror and death. Like 9/11 they’re gonna want some form of revenge, and that’s where the controls come in. Virtually “the guns did it! Get rid of the guns!” yada yada

      • yes,i actually don’t watch tv, but as soon as i got on FB last night after work, all i saw was stuff about the need for gun control, and of course peoples feelings about this sorrowful event. but it is just them trying to push our buttons & play us like an accordian. i am so glad david icke woke me up after 911, now i can hear the same ol tune of “problem reaction solution”…i wish everyone else could…

  2. Wow…You are on fire Zen…four mind blowing articles in less than couple of hours…Mayan energy sure got you man…Thanks a lot…The articles are amazing

  3. * sometimes the uber ‘divinity- speak’.. whilst alluding to a metaphysical direct- line to ‘Dog’… coupled with arcane symbolism…screams out ‘hierarchy’ to me as in ‘snob’/ we & us/ nomenclature, as if delivered from the lofty perch of the “All Knowing”…just sticks in my craw, as the recycled jargon of the “new age”, neurolinguistic common purpose diatribes, that are so prevalent, it seems, these days….or….I could just be in a shit mood!?!

  4. “As messengers of these energies, we don’t need to convert others, but through role modelling, a ripple effect will occur.” Exactly.

  5. This should go into eveyone’s blog, what a special read, thanks Z, you are the great one for sure! If the world got a daily newspaper this should be the front page for global awareness…Primetime!

  6. Thanks, Zen, says it all. What’s that in the distance? OMG, it’s the 100th monkey. Do you see him/her? Love, A.

  7. By golly I think your spot on Zen. I’m very glad to have found your site not long ago & its now a firm favourite. You are helping me a lot. What you have said here rings loud & clear & in harmony with what I can only describe as a kind of spiritual quickening for me over the last couple of months. I think God has been pounding me of late, as though there is some urgency that I get with the program. Thank you.
    Love & Light

  8. Great article Zen. I would like to share some information about the anatomy of the ego here.
    Nowadays there is allot of talk about how the ego is the enemy and needs to be managed, controlled, disabled or even destroyed. This idea can lead to self loathing.
    We know that there is no local physical home of the ego in the brain hemispheres or the body. It is somewhat mysterious, but evidently very real.
    I remember seeing an illustration of it in a book by a South American author. My older sister showed it to me when I was a teenager. I forgot about it for a while but it came back to me a couple of years ago.
    Anyway I would like to share this knowledge here for the enlightenment of those who seek it.
    The ego is an energetic shield in the shape of a purple umbrella. It can be completely folded up at the top and allow all energy to enter and leave your body’s energetic field. In a peaceful environment this is the best position to be in. In a hostile environment your body’s field gets shielded by the ego from that incoming energy. Little kids do not have that shield developed yet that is why they easily become upset and start crying. They develop it as they grow up and start hanging out around other kids who might be antagonistic or hostile toward them. Now the umbrella’s center is above your head where you are energetically connected to your higher self. It is at the transition point where your bodily field ends and your spiritual field begins. This transition point is like the cork that keeps us in our physical bodies. The problem with the ego is that when it is unfolded, it separates you from our spiritual self. In a fight or flight situation the ego umbrella comes way down to lock in your body’s field for quick physical energy and survival of the body. It also folds back up when the danger is averted or over. When you offend other people and they are actively opposing or hating you, the shield stays down for as long as you need to be shielded against this incoming negative energy. This can become a way of life for some people. In extreme cases the umbrella turns into a giant basketball which completely envelopes your whole body’s energetic field and is more of an inflamed red than a healing purple. In this situation of living in your own bubble, locked in your own world you can feel energized and empowered. The ego creates an environment where our heart energy bounces off the inside of the umbrella when it is down and reflects back to itself in a sort or feedback loop making you feel good about yourself. We start feeling that we can do no wrong and that we are always right and the center of the world. We become the center of “our” world which is not the point of this life. Like I said for a survival situation this is good and beneficial, but it also shifts the focus to just you and your cause, because you can’t see or feel others or the higher spiritual in that state. It is a self-preservation mechanism. The key here is “self”.
    Although we need it here on earth for our carnal bodies to survive, it does nothing for us spiritually. On the contrary it separates us from other’s bodily and spiritual fields and the spiritual above all together. If the ego is “down” for a long time it can lead to stunted spiritual development. It can also lead to a self-centered and primarily self-serving energetic attachment to your own body’s energy, which due to its density is always a lower vibration than the spiritual.
    Eventually you can end up a narcissistic, worldly, self-centered and self-serving, pompous buffoon, blind to your own shortcomings, disconnected from spirituality, love and compassion for others.
    So can we get rid of our ego? Yes and not really. We cannot control it. We can manage the circumstances in our lives to avoid having it come down in the first place by being nice to others. “It is nice to be important, but it is more important to be nice”. A Chinese woman once told me that being nice to others makes you lucky. I know for a fact that she is right. Ultimately we are happier people when we connect with others, because what we don’t have, they have and it makes us whole energetically, since we are not as much individuals as our egos lead us to believe. Don’t hate yourself for it but try to create a loving environment in which it will be rarely needed and eventually become rudimentary.
    I hope this helps.
    Cheers,
    Maynard

    • Maynard, that was terrific. I’ve seen ego as a sort of iris of the eye, a muscle that contracts for protection and what you outlined, but dilates to let the light in which happens when people relax the ego etc. I love the umbrella picture and the ball. So very true in so many ways. I think also while these mechanisms are always at play to some extent, same as living in this lower density body, we can at any time see through all of it, umbrella up, down, open, closed or sideways, and observe through it all from a higher state or frequency. In other words we’re not even limited by these ongoing mechanisms once we become consciously awake and aware. We can watch it “unfold” before us. People might get the impression that uh, oh, I need to control my ego better and do this and that. Maybe, to an extent, but there’s a higher place that’s like an xray booth where you never have to worry about what’s going on, if that makes sense.
      Anyway, that was terrific, great explanation and understanding, thank you! Love, Zen

  9. Hi Zen,
    Yes the ego definitely causes a Light Energy Flow Restriction at the top like the contraction of an iris.
    After watching the videos posted in the “Soul Searching at the End of Time” article, I’ve come to the conclusion that the Umbrella unfolds on the surface of the human torus field which has a round apple shape. When the ego is activated and contracts the opening in the top, the whole human torus field contracts. The outside of the human torus turns into a Faraday Cage of sorts when the ego is on.
    Yes these mechanisms are always at play since they are an integral part of our energetic field. It is not something you want to get rid of altogether. It has a purpose.
    Yes we can watch it from the outside, as long as our souls still reside in the chests of our bodies, it requires a conscious shift in perspective to make these observations. And I agree that everybody should take some time everyday to escape the 3D body to expand their consciousness in meditation and reflection.
    I do think it is desirable and more practical to manage the circumstances in our lives in a positive way which helps keep the ego at bay. So that we can live fulfilled spiritual lives in peaceful harmony with our bodies, minds and energy fields.
    When I say positive I mean a conscious decision at any moment in time to seek mobility toward the light away from the density of our bodies. Positivity keeps our spirits “buoyant” and the need for the ego at a minimum. This way we are not limited to being observers of the fates of our lives in this universe, but active contributors toward the light. It doesn’t take much and isn’t hard to do.
    I hope you agree.
    Keep up the good work and all the best,
    Maynard

    • Tx Maynard. Gr8 points. The ego’s a funny concept, as lot of mechanisms appear to be at work. I’m no super metaphysician and just try to observe and hopefully at least sort out most of what comes my way. I look at it like this, if the information is empowering and easy to grasp for almost anyone, I’m drawn toward it. That’s why the Zen approach is so appealing, although I’m no accomplished Zen anything. It just appeals to me and the common sense conscious approach is such a wonderful, practical and liberating spiritual enzyme. The simpler the better. Even the ego concept for some distracts from the simplicity of their experience cuz their mind kicks in I guess I was saying, just what they’re learning to bypass or transcend. But understanding that can be very helpful at the same time. Thanks again for the great analysis. Keep on! Z

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