Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Real Change is in the Human Psyche

Yes, it's been a little while. A short retreat. Reading and wandering (and wondering). I have a feeling that there will be many changes in 2008, much of this based around the fragility of Western economies. Yet it is not for me to use scare tactics - it is all about preparation.

I wanted to introduce the words of Michael St Clair, a well-known astrologer who predicts major 'problems' in the coming few years and who advocates prudently identifying safe places to live. Yet I like the way he equates 'earth changes' with the state of the human psyche. So, I quote at length from his Zen of Stars webpage:

The problems facing mankind is not of a runaway planet, but is related to the psychic and psychological state of our minds. The unseen reality is that the Earth is protecting us although the eco-system is currently in a state of upheaval and collapse. There are key points in the Solar Systems Galactic orbit where things change, transformation occurs and the magnetic frequency of the earth is altered. It is not only the Earth that undergoes these alterations, but the sun and all the planets undergo the same cyclical changes. The process is totally natural. This cycle of change will happen regardless of the ecological situation on Earth. The problem for mankind is his own state of mind. Human beings are not in danger from the planet they inhabit, they are a danger to themselves. In that respect people are totally out of step with the cycle now unfolding. The popular song and dance about Climate Change is misleading. When St.Clair began to warn people that catastrophic changes would alter the earth, he also pointed out something that most people prefer to ignore, and that is the value of our lives as we enter this time. The quality of human experience has largely degenerated at a time when people need to be alert and sensitive. This is the problem facing human society and not the natural events unfolding in this time. As bad as things appear in terms of physical human pollution and the ecological deterioration of the environment, the real disturbance is the psychic and psychological pollution. The pollution of the way humans think and behave is far more toxic than the physical pollution. It is the disturbance of the psyche that will disable most humans ability to cope with the challenges facing them in the next decade. Our way of thinking is a far greater danger to us than the Earth Changes, but no one wants to seriously address this. The situation we have now, is that at this time of cyclical change in the magnetic field of the earth and the resulting Earth Changes, the support we need from the natural environment is not there. We destroyed it. The local environment is not going to destroy mankind during this planetary upheaval, but how can the environment protect and nourish us when we have destroyed most of it? This goes all the way back to the destruction of the Native cultures living close to the earth. That is the issue facing us, and not global changes in the weather. We are leaving the times of abundance and we are entering times of scarcity. The self self-indulgant and greedy societies we have built will not be able to cope with the harsh reality they are about to face. Rather than look at the earth and grow fearful, we need to take a good look in the mirror and re-align our personalities and our priorities. Who are we (really), why are we here? To indulge? A mind that cannot contain its greed will create conflict when it has to share. This is why Zen of Stars was written, and not to announce that coastlines will be hit by a big wave. Perhaps it is time that we learned some kind of compassion for our surrounding environment, for the animals, birds, plants and trees. The Earth is giving birth to a new age, and by destroying the planet during this process we are killing ourselves. The natural environment we need to see the next generations through the changes is rapidly disappearing. The cause of this destruction lies inside our minds. That is the central issue of Climate Change: The human mind. The human psyche. Not to focus outside, but to be aware of what is going on inside.

Also - link here to see a video interview with Michael St Clair.

So, I look forward to what may happen in 2008. I am deeply considering my own changes too...

Welcome to the beginning...


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