We humans, in no small sense of the word, are recovering from millennia of trauma. We’ve been in a collective state of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for several thousand years now, and I believe this is the starting point for understanding why, for a lot of us, our best intentions to Uplift, to Live in Joy and to Find our Life Purpose can be so difficult. Those of us in the process of spiritual Awakening right now are at the forefront of change. We are learning how to, like Magicians, alchemically transform the pain of generations of trauma into the crystal clear light of Love.
The Roots of Our PTSD
Some say this trauma stretches all the way back to Atlantis, and the dramas that unfolded when a few took power over others, ending it all in a nuclear-like destruction from which we have yet to recover. Others say it goes back further still – to a time-space when we ‘separated’ from our Origins, our God-Source.
I don’t know about these things. They may be true. But we don’t have to go back to that quasi-mythic Island empire, or to the spirit origins or our BEINGness to see the obvious truth of humanity’s PTSD. We need only look back at the 19th and 20th centuries to gather a whole heap of trauma – plenty enough to impact a massive portion of the planet.
Warning: It’s Ugly
We have been slaves and slave-holders, murderers, war-mongers and victims. We’ve been traumatized, brutalized, incessantly hounded and hassled by a host of petty tyrants, social structures, neighborhood bullies and WAR, for so long now that it can’t be any wonder why we’re in the planetary mess we’re in.
In short, we’ve created a mess. And up until the Awakening, we seem to have been downgrading our internal structure, with a human psyche founded in fear and all its offspring: anger, hate, revenge, spite, abuse of every flavor …
This trauma has moved deep into our energetic structure, passed down from one generation to the next, becoming both a ‘nature’ and ‘nurture’ wound we’ve coped with in every imaginable way: Fearing what is different. Doubting the certainty of the future. Being overly cautious, wanting to fool and not be fooled. Defending, violating – or passing forward violation to the next generation, drugging ourselves senseless on everything from heroin to TV to sex and video games …
Be GENTLE with Yourself
And so we must be gentle on ourselves through this spiritual Awakening process. It helps to identify the Foundation of Fear humans have built much of ‘civilization’ upon, but then we must move forward – with compassion for ourselves, our foibles, and our energetically crippled human condition.
It’s from this place that we can then step forward, knowing ourselves as the early recoverers – and offering our sisters & brothers still stuck in the fear-based paradigm our deepest compassion. “There, but for the Grace of God, go I,” may be the most constructive stance to take as we face the outer world and inner devils during the Awakening process.
2012 & Spiritual Giants
So here we are, 2012. We the Awakening Ones are the inheritors of a veritable cesspool of toxic vibrations. And yet, we are, like the Magicians of old, transforming this base metal of our past into the gold of Illumination.
We have spiritual giants to thank, to be sure. Those upon whose shoulders we now stand: the Christ, Lao Tsu, Guatama Buddha, GandhiJi, Mother Teresa, Hildegard of Bingen, St. Francis of Assisi, Krishnamurti, and so many others. Those who seeded our civilization over these millennia with the message of Love.
But it is us – you, me, each and every one – who must now take the poison of what has been, and alchemically transform it into the Light of the World. WE are the Christ Consciousness now embodied in form. And it is through these very bodies – and hearts and minds – of ours, that we sometimes find ourselves hanging on the cross of sacrifice in order to transmute humanity’s ‘sins,’ and set us all free.
For some of us this means loss and suffering as we Awaken and realise the choices, relationships and compromises we made no longer – or never really did – serve our greatest good. For others it’s simply that nagging sense of separation from God. For some it’s about protest or facing wild injustice and violence – speaking Truth to Power. For some, it’s to sleuth the truth and reveal for all the world to see the dark wizards behind the curtain of injustice – risking their lives to get the word out. For still others, it may not be so painful – we simply hold the light. But of us, the Awakening Ones, there’s one thing we all share – the wish to Consciously Transform the World into the Garden Home it truly can and was meant to be.
You Are the Magician Now
Within our very bodies we are being asked to transform the pain and fear of 100s of generations into Hope, Faith and a Love for All That Is. We must “Love thy enemy as thy Self,” recognizing the truth behind physical illusion – that we are ultimately, all ONE. For it is only through this inner EnLightenMent that we set ourselves – and by extension, the world – free.
Self-loathing, random anxiety, frustration, addiction, distraction … these are the ways by which we get side-tracked from our intent to Be and Do good in this world. But it’s okay. Par for the course, you could say. The important thing is to keep coming back, keep committing, keep practicing the tools that connect you with Source and with the unconditional lovingkindness that we are evolving to.
So I say we must be gentle on ourselves. I say we must be patient and kind to ourselves first of all. These are trying times, and the former energies of fear and separation reveal themselves in the most unlikely places as we dismantle the structures of old.
How do you intend to Be the Magician in your life during the coming year? Share your intent with me in the comments below.