By Kiara Windrider
October 29, 2012
In the first part of this series we looked at the big picture of an upcoming planetary shift, or what the Mayans refer to as ‘Year Zero’ I would like to continue this discussion now with an emphasis on the evolutionary aspects of this shift.
Humans tend to assume we are on top of an evolutionary ladder. To rightly understand what this ‘shift’ is about, however, we must step out of this anthropocentric assumption and recognize that we are simply one strand in a planetary web of life. The Earth does not belong to us; we belong to the Earth. Evolution is not a blind game of snakes and ladders but an intricately connected highly intelligent journey of unfoldment. No species evolves on its own; we each simply discover a more meaningful destiny within a larger planetary organism sometimes referred to as ‘Gaia’, which in turn is linked with solar, galactic and universal fields of intelligence.
Darwinian evolution postulates that the evolution of species is a long, slow and uniform process. This view has been contested over the years by the view that this long gradual process is punctuated periodically by sudden, rapid and often cataclysmic events. As we begin to understand the mechanisms that drive these periodic spurts of activity we can also begin to recognize that we have an active role to play within this great unfoldment.
We discussed earlier in this series an underlying mechanism that drives the larger evolutionary cycles, initiated by ‘galactic superwaves’ periodically emanating from the center of our galaxy, moving through a precise synchronization of events within our solar system, and culminating in magnetic reversals on Earth. We postulated that many ancient prophecies were not based so much on visions of the future but on memories of the past, and as such referred to an evolutionary mechanism that was precise and predictable. We further hypothesized that magnetic reversals are the key to evolutionary changes, and that these reversals were directly linked with the prophecy concerning ‘three days of darkness’, which for the Mayans and other wisdom keepers, marked the prelude to ‘year zero’, or the great shift.
How close we are to ‘year zero’ is anybody’s guess. I personally don’t feel that we can date this in a precise fashion and I don’t see this occurring as early as the winter solstice of 2012. I suspect that we will be seeing massive fluctuations in the planetary magnetic fields for several months before the actual reversal takes place, demonstrated by spectacular displays of ‘aurora borealis’ type events in the skies as well as immense spurts of activity within our own psyches.
What I would like to emphasize at this stage is that the timing of this ‘shift’ is not accidental. We are not separate from the Earth, and we are not separate from the galactic consciousness that is driving the evolutionary process. Perhaps it would be accurate to say that in the context of a planetary organism we as humans represent the nervous system of Gaia, and therefore have a role to play in bridging cosmic forces from across the galaxies with the evolution of life here on Earth.
We are multi-dimensional beings. There are aspects of our being that exist beyond time and space, beyond creation itself, as pure consciousness. There are other aspects of our being embodied within the fabric of time, space and matter here on this planet. We are both Creator and Creation, and the entire dance of evolution is about Creator consciousness becoming manifest and self-aware within Creation.
Each time we go through a magnetic reversal there is an opportunity to spiral into a higher octave of awareness. It is like a re-set of consciousness. Our subconscious history as a species, including all our instinctive fears, social and religious conditioning, and deep-seated belief in duality and separation, is held within a magnetic matrix within the aura of the planet. This matrix gets shaken up during a magnetic reversal, with the possibility of shifting to a new equilibrium of consciousness that is more directly aligned with the multi-dimensional reality of our creative beingness.
As the magnetic shields of the earth collapse during the reversal, we are bombarded by extreme amounts of cosmic radiation, allowing new species to emerge within the web of life as others go extinct. Simultaneously, new genetic potentials become activated within existing species that allow Gaia as a planetary organism to evolve to the next stage of her own evolutionary journey. On a human level, we step up the ladder of evolutionary potential, mutating from animal human stages towards what Sri Aurobindo referred to as the ‘divine human’, refining our nervous systems so we can embody more creator-consciousness within our cellular matrix, for the benefit of all creation.
We are not passive observers in this evolutionary process. Passing through a magnetic reversal is no small thing, but we must remember that these things do not happen to us but through us. As creator beings aligned with the consciousness of Gaia, we have a role to play in determining what this next evolutionary leap will look like, and what degree of cataclysmic activity we need to experience.
It seems to me that in previous cycles of magnetic reversal, as in the sinking of Atlantis 11,800 years ago, we were not awake enough as a species to play a co-creative role in planetary awakening. There was much chaos and instability in the collective fields of consciousness and the planet could not sustain the massive waves of cosmic energy that entered our solar system at the time. Magnetic reversals were accompanied by crustal plate displacements and geographical pole shifts which led to the sinking and rising of landmasses, and much cataclysmic destruction as recorded in myths and legends of ancient earth peoples.
This time around however, I feel that we have achieved a higher spiral of consciousness, and that there are enough awakened humans on the planet (assisted by whale and dolphin fields) to achieve a relatively smooth transition into the next stage of collective evolution. But we are not out of the woods yet. The script is still being written, and we still have a choice between a number of potential timelines for what this next phase of collective awakening would look like.
It may be appropriate in this context to say a few words about ‘ascension’, which is a term often used to describe this collective awakening. The term is accurate when referring to the vibrational frequency of matter. Our planet has gone through many shifts in vibrational density over the eons, correlating with various dimensions of experience. What we currently identify as third density is an experience of reality rooted in separation, limitation, and duality.
To the extent that we are identified with third density, it is accurate to talk about ‘ascension’. However, to the extent that we identify with our unlimited potential as multidimensional creator consciousness, I believe it would be more appropriate to refer to this journey as a ‘descension’. It is not about escaping from this reality but transforming it. As we incarnate fully into these bodies of matter we become co-creators of a new earth, fully expressing our multidimensional presence within the dance of creation.
A few months ago I had been swimming in the ocean when I was stung by a portuguese man o’war. The pain was intense, and I blindly raced for shore in panic to find my body covered in large red welts. Despite dabbing myself liberally with aloe vera, the stinging continued unabated, and as evening approached I found myself entering into a highly altered state of consciousness.
That night I had a very vivid shamanic dream. In this dream I found myself lifting off the earth, freely and effortlessly flying through various dimensions at will, recognizing that the density of my physical body had changed, and that I was able to radiate the light of my divine self while still remaining in material form. It was an ecstatic feeling, and felt like the most natural thing in all the worlds.
A little later in the dream I was with a small group of other people and we all started to lift up from third density. It was like learning to fly the dragon in James Cameron’s movie, Avatar, just one big ecstatic dance of freedom. And then later in the dream I was given a date, which indicated a time of collective ascension/descension for Gaia.
I’ve spoken earlier about the perils of focusing on linear dates, and so will not publicly say more. In any case, I think we are still fluctuating between many possible timelines, and there are no calendars set in stone, whether Mayan or otherwise. I also feel that as the time of the shift draws close, we will begin to feel this for ourselves within ourselves, as any mother knows who has ever been pregnant.
An appropriate metaphor for the nature of this timing is the caterpillar turning into a butterfly. At a certain point in its life cycle, the caterpillar identify begins to fade as old thoughts, feelings, forms, and memories dissolve into a genetic soup. In the darkness of the cocoon, new DNA material becomes activated, until eventually in the right timing a butterfly emerges fully formed from the soup.
Our own metamorphosis is an equally mysterious process. Sri Aurobindo refers to the journey of our species from the ‘human human’ to the ‘divine human’, towards a higher stage of evolution in which our identity will no longer be mediated through our current linear third-dimensional thinking mind, but rather through a multidimensional soul-infused supramental center of consciousness.
Just as with a caterpillar however, it is a biological process. We can facilitate this process by consciously aligning with the truth of who we are, but it is not about trying to do something or get someplace through mental effort. It is not about flapping our legs and trying to fly. We don’t become butterflies as long as we are running around trying to become better caterpillars. It is only when we surrender to the evolutionary forces that are already at work within us that the shift happens in its own mysterious way.
We are already beginning to experience this shift. As we go through an accelerating phase of magnetic fluctuations on the earth, our physical, emotional and mental bodies are already undergoing changes. Many of us are going through extreme physical challenges, including aches and pains in the joints, uncomfortable symptoms of kundalini activation, and various assorted miasms and illnesses as the density of our physical bodies responds to higher-vibrational evolutionary forces moving through us.
Many of us are likewise going through intense emotional ‘stuff’, as old patterns begin to surface from wherever they’ve been buried, and we are forced to re-evaluate our priorities in context of who we truly are and what we really want. This includes a re-evaluation of deeply held belief systems as we move out of social conditioning and religious dogma into a direct experience of our multidimensional self. As old identities dissolve, we go through cocooning phases that feel dry, depressing, painful, and suffocating. Our minds stop functioning. We forget names and places. Certainties dissolve. Our attachments to places, people, roles and concepts fall away. We go through a dark night of the senses, even a dark night of the soul, where everything that we have ever known ourselves to be melts into cosmic soup…
And through it all a new light shines, a supramental light not yet seen on this earth, a beautiful emergence of butterfly consciousness where creator and creation ultimately realize their identity as one. This is the evolutionary goal in this grand experiment of life. This is why seven billion beings have chosen to be here at this time in human form. This is what Year Zero is ultimately about!