Guest Writer for Wake Up World
The energy of the world is making a shift. Energy is rising. Chaos is rising. Whether we are aware of it or not, this is causing a huge reaction in humanity. You could say that there are the believers (the few), and the non-believers (the many). Interesting times! History indicates that the few have always been right; the many, wrong. Are we to repeat history? We are in a unique period of living transition.
On a fundamental level, humanity lives a life of illusions. Religions offer much advice on how to live our lives, but few religious leaders lead by example. On all sides of the globe, we see extremes of human behavior, from manic cults to power-crazy dictators, from wanton destruction to the increasing use of drugs, both prescription and the delusional; is there a difference? On all levels of human expression we exploit ourselves and the planet in the manner of a species that is going insane.
As a spiritual teacher, my whole focus is on unconditional Love. To experience unconditional Love means a huge consciousness shift in our relationship with ourselves, with the people of the world, and with the Nature of the world. This may not be the most popular game in town because it means embracing ‘newness’ and releasing the ‘more of the same’ syndrome, but there is no other way forward.
Sure, we can step sideways, but whichever direction we take, you have my word that we have been there before. Forward means a shift in consciousness. Forward means taking responsibility for yourself. Forward is the only place that is new. Forward is unconditional Love. Forward is about major Change. Forward is about releasing fear. Forward is only challenging if you decide it is. Forward is the way of spirit rising. Forward is in harmony with Chaos rising. Forward is self-empowering. Forward is the way of creation.
December 2012 has had a lot of hype built around it, and some of it is pure nonsense, but much of it contains a great probability. You will be the person who determines what happens to you over the next couple of years. If nothing at all appears to happen, be aware that appearances can be deceptive. Metaphysical change may not be instantly apparent, but it will eventually have its physical expression. My metaphysical journeys suggest that we will see a great shattering of illusions. Our belief systems are mostly based in illusion. Our monetary system is based in the illusion that money is security. Security holds hands with insecurity; both are an illusion. Our whole society is based around false illusions. Our governmental system is based in illusions. What people call ‘normal’ is based in illusions. The idea that our planet is stable is an illusion. Our health system – make that our sickness system – is all about illusions. Violence, poverty, sickness and greed, to name a few, are all symptoms that illusions always break down, and our global illusions are about to reach their collective ‘USE BY’ date.
Lao Tzu said: “The mark of our ignorance is the depth of our belief in violence, injustice and tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls a butterfly.” This is exactly the scenario in which we find ourselves; a crescendo of violence, injustice and tragedy are certainly part of the illusion, but they are also a trigger for the metamorphosis that inevitably follows. Whether you and I move from the caterpillar on to ‘more of the same’ caterpillar-ness, or whether we move forward to the butterfly stage of humanity, is not written and determined by a biological blueprint; it will be the result of the way you have lived your life as a human Being.
It is never too late to choose the living transition of Love. But remember, to choose Love means that you have to live Love. Remember also that unconditional Love is not an emotion. Unconditional Love is the power of creation. By living this creative Love you are re-creating yourself. This is a transition.
About the author:
Born in England in 1937, Michael Roads discovered at an early age he was able to communicate with nature and go beyond linear time and space. He immigrated to Australia in 1963 where he was a beef and dairy farmer, and prominent in the early organic movement. He wrote the first book on organic gardening in Australia, which was an immediate best seller. After becoming spiritually awakened in 1986, Michael wrote about his metaphysical experiences and has since published 14 books, translated into 16 languages. 2012 marks his 21st year of traveling around the world giving talks and 5-day Intensives on unconditional Love and emotional balance. www.michaelroads.com