The Choice is Yours:
So Is the Karma
By Christine Ford
Welcome to the year 2007; another year gone by! I heard someone say the other day, “Funny, time flies even when you aren’t having fun!” Interesting sentiment and expresses in part the multitude of comments I heard over and over during the 2006 holiday season regarding the incredible blur of the passage of time from Samhain (Halloween) to the heralding of the New Year on January 1, 2007. People of a cross section of all walks of life, areas of the world and even ages, children included, voiced loud and clear that there was just something “different” about the vibration of the holiday season, an intangible variable which made it seem almost hologram-like, a waking dream, even a “Non-Christmas” as some bluntly put it. Though they were following past holiday routines and rituals, coming and going, buying and spending, giving, and sometimes even receiving, the predominant murmur was that none of it seemed real. There was an emptiness and a hollow feeling of discontent where the usual holiday “spirit”, however one defines that, always was before.
Upon returning to the routine now that the season is over while attempting to settle into 2007, I find people still cocking their heads with a puzzled, confused expression on their faces, much like a dog does when he is trying to figure something out that is just beyond his awareness, and saying, “This was the oddest holiday season ever. Did YOU notice? What do you think happened?” In their words, they can’t believe that it even took place; it is almost as if everyone was drugged or in some kind of half asleep walking trance, watching the experience on a screen rather than living and participating in it.
Due to my intense training over the years by Dr. Strickler to hear the words and discern the actions of the world around me with attention to detail as the Lord of Life speaks through the fabric of everyday encounters and words of my fellow travelers, this message being broadcast from all sides was a screaming pattern I couldn’t ignore! The commonality, the all pervasiveness of the expression of similar feelings from such a cross section of the populace kept haunting my thoughts and has lead me down some avenues of consideration.
My first reflection was attached to my personal level of existence. The holiday season and actual day of Christmas this year was dramatically different for me, as it was the first Christmas I have ever spent away from blood related family, be it Mom, Dad and sisters or husband and children. Being with my Spiritual family in Phoenix for that holy time put the beauty and wonder of Christmas, the spirit and experience itself in a whole different arena, one that I cannot begin to share but will ever cherish. With it came the feeling of suspension of time, a positive expression of detachment and a most significant “other-worldly” feeling, but that was an individual occurrence and not an explanation for the all pervasive disconnectedness being expressed by the masses. My questioning had to continue.
Was humanity responding to a gradual occurrence of the speeding up of time on a grand cosmic level as the swirling spiral of the universe, both known and unknown, plummeted us into the “end of times” as predicted by the Mayans with the dramatic ending of their calendar in 2012? Had the fast paced life style we have deviously been indoctrinated into by the productivity chant and relentless demands of the work place finally reached intolerable proportions and caused the mass mind to snap, taking the illusion of time to a whole new warp speed, similar to that which one experiences when they are severely deprived of sleep and a point is reached where automatic pilot just sets in and though the body keeps going, there is little conscious awareness or participation in that which is happening? Could our senses have become so numbed and isolated by the microwave instant gratification expectations produced by the advancement of modern technology that in comparison to the glitz, color, action and sound of a video game, computer enhanced virtual reality, or banal, impersonal meanderings of an online chat room the face to face experience of real time friends and family sharing an experience of love together, without all the bells and whistles, had paled to the point of not even registering on the skewed Richter Scale of our senses that we have allowed to control us by the gluttony and engorgement of constant input of information and artificial stimulation? Might the sensations be the result of a physical phenomenon exacerbated by the increase in solar flare activity, Earth’s movement through the Photon Belt, the predicted Pole shift, Global Warming, or a combination of any and all of these?
Oh yes! I concluded that all of the above explanations were part of the weave of the tapestry that intertwined to cause the mass illusion of an oddly strange holiday season never quite experienced before. The Mayan predictions have been around for some time, and do bear validity and correspondence in our tradition as well as some others. The frantic life style we are forced to lead most certainly is pushing people to the brink of insanity and detachment just for the sake of self preservation, making time a precious commodity; there was a TIME I can remember when there was TIME for everything, but that TIME has passed. I have no doubt at all that the rampaging march of modern technology is developing a whole new breed of so called human beings who will end up with a variety of devices implanted into their bodies to enhance superficial information gathering and external exchange which they will define as communication, totally lacking the human element of true interaction and dialogue, while becoming more deeply enmeshed in the virtual world of impersonality and machines. And finally, our physical vehicles must be influenced by the physical impressions made upon our Mother Earth as we spin around on this third rock from the Sun!
All of these are contributors to the feeling of the past season, but I was not satisfied nor could I stop searching for more. My heart and mind kept hammering me with the nagging question, “Is That All There Is?” and the answer kept coming back “No you Dimwit! Can’t be! Keep asking, seeking and knocking!” After much meditation and contemplation, a final thought just plain slammed into my awareness with an impact that could not be discounted and seemed to me to complete the picture on many levels. I wrestled with putting it in print, as my usual writings tend to stick with the facts and not venture into the arena of “perhaps”, but this came through with such clarity and firmness that I must include it. Disclaimer! This may have sprouted from a seed planted at some time by Dr. Strickler; though I cannot pinpoint nor remember his having spoken the words verbally, I also do not feel I can take “credit” for having originated it, but here it goes!
PERHAPS a subtle, yet powerful quality of the vibration of Yeheshua (Jesus, Christ Consciousness) never before available to this level of physical manifestation was rained upon the masses this holy season, spilling down in a relentless torrent from The One, flooding the entire plane and every level of consciousness with a blinding flash of the experience of contact with Soul. Much as Adam is still sleeping and has never been awakened, perhaps the ring of the alarm clock of humanity was sounded this holiday season, as it is each year on Christmas day at first light, with an added intensity and demand from the sounder of that alert, Shaddai El Chai, The Living and Almighty God, to shake up the masses and get this show on the road, with the admonishment of “For God’s sake, for YOUR sake, Wake the fuck up before it’s too late!”
Perhaps all levels of consciousness were given a brief glimpse of the enormity, timelessness and infinity of the Soul, whether they were on a conscious Spiritual Path or not. A vibration of such purity and intensity would register and resonate within their consciousness and sphere of sensation. All of the manifest universe would by Law be unable to deny a response, thus creating a mass altered state experience dependent upon the capacity of individuals to understand and internalize that vibration. Just how that dynamic outpouring and inrush of Divine beauty and truth would be perceived, retrieved and translated into their actual understanding and waking awareness could be the touchstone for the feelings of disconnectedness, emptiness and waking sleep state, almost as if being placed in a state of suspended animation. The issuing of such a vibration by the Lord of Life would have an impact that would continue to influence and, yes, confuse and overwhelm people long after the initial event, causing them to question and wonder what the Hell…or Heaven…had happened.
As I mentally replayed the comments I had heard during the season, a chord of knowing was struck within me as to the similarity of the descriptions being relayed by those around me and specific impressions that I have had over the years; this never before experienced feeling people were so desperately and inadequately attempting to describe and seeking an explanation for has become an occurrence which has become both familiar and even anticipated and desired by me as I have walked the Path. I must admit that in the beginning of my journey I was totally thrown into a panic of fluctuating wildly between fearing that I was losing my mind, questioning whether I had been secretly drugged, or wondering if I was actually dying and this detachment was the beginning of the loss of the physical sensation of having a body, but the overlay of my past experiences had a commonality with that which was being expressed to me through my verbal encounters with the questions being asked about the “strangeness” of the season. It is somewhat amusing now as I look back on those frantic moments and the accompanying tears, panic, confusion and hysterical phone calls to David and Dianne for reassurance and reality checks from their point of wisdom and understanding, with sincere gratitude for their patience and gentle guidance through those new experiences!
Over the years I have grown to welcome these moments of seeming disorientation sometimes accompanied by overwhelming sorrow and emptiness. I have come to know that I will experience the same feeling again and again with varying nuances as I continue to move forward gaining more conscious contact with Soul, emerging from each “dipping” (to steal a term from David) brighter, stronger, and with an increased conscious awareness of Who I Am. There is a distinct and undeniable commonality between that which has been expressed by those around me this holiday season and the experiences I have over the years come to treasure and hunger for, which I have come to know are beautiful moments of true contact and communication with Soul.
In summation (to high-jack another word from David) it is my occult opinion that this holiday season we were all blessed with a rare rending of the veil that separates our mundane physical existence from knowing the True Beauty of that which we eternally are, Soul in manifestation, a physical being having a Spiritual experience. Granted a glimpse of Soul awareness, each and every consciousness in physical manifestation shared the common experience of being touched by the enormity of grace and compassion held within the communication with Soul, and to borrow from the quote we used to open our December Edition of SCN:
“Even in the darkest dark of the Human Soul,
It was there the Word burned brightest
And for a moment, I was blinded.”
. . . Archangel Gabriel
(Christopher Walken, Prophecy 3)
For a moment we were given a glimpse of that Soul which we were, are, and forever will be, and for a moment we were blinded. In that instant we were forever inexplicably altered, for that expression of The One will continue to reverberate through the universes and our beings for all eternity.
The question I pose, my friends, is what will you do with this unique gift you have been given: Bury the flame deep within your heart and extinguish it, or allow it to blaze through in acts and deeds? Deny that it might have happened, just hit the snooze alarm, roll over and continue sleeping the unawakened sleep of Adam, or attempt to shake off those bonds of sleep and begin to open your eyes, minds and hearts? Keep bumping blindly into the same old walls of limitation you set up for yourself by following the same old patterns of denial and ignorance, or ask, seek and knock, questioning a Spiritual Teacher, yourself and your Soul for more awareness and clearer understanding, wisdom, and knowledge?
Given this beautiful expression of Soul, what are YOU going to choose to do with it? The choice is all yours, you know. That is your right by the use of Free Will you have been given. For your sake, and for the sake of awakening humanity, I implore you not to blow it by continuing in your ignore-ance and challenge you to for once actually act upon a decision and DO something.
May you allow the brilliance of Soul to shine through the stupidity of your preconceived, shallow existence and ask the questions of Truth and Beauty that lead to further Soul communication and conscious awareness.