Sacred Journeys – April 2011Kim Elkington April 1, 2011
Everyday Rituals & Celebrations
Last month’s column, in answer to a question from a reader, began to explore where we might find ourselves by the end of the Mayan calendar. This calendar began 16.5 billion years ago and is ending, depending on your sources, either October 28, 2011 or December 12, 2012.
Last month, I discussed what is happening to the earth herself, both scientifically and mystically, and how those changes are inspiring us to shift as well. There is a new consciousness being birthed, and we are both the babes being re-born and the earth’s midwives. She has begun to go into contractions. We can ease them by actively calling in our positive future. We can fill with love and let it be the basis of all that we say and do. We can make choices based on what would be best for all of us, and demand that our governments do so as well. Enlightenment will begin right here, in the simple choices we make surrounding energy, politics, food, and relationships.
There is no question that these next few years will see us united through adversity, and united in consciousness as never before in human history. The question is, will our resolve be enough to propel us into an enlightened future on a new Earth?
My gut feeling is that we should be further along than we are right now. We have, too often, been seduced into turning the other cheek. However, the frequency of change is intense, and each of us will be caught in an updraft and find ourselves stepping up to the plate. As the planet vibrates higher, we are responding: those socio-political patterns that are dense and repressive are beginning to shatter, facilitating the release of a new, more loving and supportive configuration.
Think of the fruit seller in Tunisia. His death began a revolution that is spreading around the world, even to Wisconsin, and it has only just begun. Our collective hearts recognize that, in order to be birthed into a new world, we need to be released from oppression, whether at the hands of banks or dictators. In the West, we will be demonstrating and bringing change with our wallets, whereas in poorer and often more repressed countries the changes will likely be more violent.
Politically, the world has been at the mercy of billionaires controlling governments designed to support billionaires. As Michael Moore said in Wisconsin recently, “It is an affront to freedom, morality, and humanity.” The revolution ahead must be fuelled by each one of us being present in each moment.
The momentum of this spring offers the perfect time to get involved and help plant the seeds of change we seek in the world: we can add our strength to the campaign to stop gold mining residue from being dumped in the lakes; help stop the nuclear industry from burying used fuel rods under the Great Lakes (that is their plan, and it will happen if we don’t do something about it); fight to keep corporate piracy out of the Arctic (Suzuki Foundation); join a seed saving group to make sure Monsanto is unable to sterilize and own all of the seeds in the world; promote the Robin Hood tax, where the banks give us .05% of their profits in tax (Google: YouTube The Banker Robin Hood).
A fun way to get political is to bring love into your conversations all of the time. Love is the most powerful transformative energy in the universe, and every time we ask ‘what would love do now,’ we will receive the highest guidance, and make the right decision, not only for ourselves, but for the collective as well.
This is the last spring equinox of the Mayan calendar. Plant some intentions that are political and planetary. Make sure, while you’re at it, that you clear the old seeds that might have been planted years ago out of fear or anger or jealousy. They clog the garden and keep us locked in an old, dense existence. You will recognize them every time you feel yourself crash-land for a moment or two. Those are old negative beliefs, thought patterns, attachments, etc. See them for what they are and remove them from your future way of being. Ho’oponopono is a simple and powerful technique for releasing.
This spring will bring enormous change. Ask yourself: “Is what I am doing with my life good for the community or does it put money into the hands of the billionaire overlords?” If it’s the latter, step into the river and let the new octave flow through you. There is nothing to fear but inaction. Trust yourself. After all, you are a wise spirit in a body, giving itself permission to wake up and co-create a new community and a new Earth. Food and sex have a role in this too, but we’ll save that discussion for next time.
Kim Elkington is the co-founder of The Algonquin Tea Co, a line of quality teas made from organic wildcrafted Canadian herbs. These days, Kim works with Local Sustainably Wild-picked Canadian herbs to make organic herbal, black, green and chai tea blends. Find these products online: www.wildcanadiantea.com, or www.algonquintea.com Email Kim at: firstname.lastname@example.org