But that isn’t the way my mind works.
I have little interest in the past except as a reminder of what does and does not work or a means of liberating energy from a stuck place.
The past as the past doesn’t hold a great deal of interest for me. And so I don’t commit to memory what happened last week and last month.
But what happens now and what will happen in the future we create, that interests me.
In addition, I’m interested in the growth, expansion and evolution of mental, emotional and spiritual horizons. And that’s what I‘d like to write about here.
In the course of moving into my new apartment, sorting through stuff and throwing some things out, I’ve had a chance to refresh myself on some of the “big ideas” that have influenced the paths I’ve taken in life.
I’d like to just briefly mention some of them.
The idea that we had a self, were a self, and could know our self was probably the first “big idea” that I became aware of in life.
Yes, before it, I was taught to be respectful, play nice, be friendly, etc. and those were big ideas operationally. But they weren’t set out systematically, discussed, and explained in schools, learned journals, videos, and what have you.
Whereas the idea of self was.
At first I encountered the idea of “self” in psychology. Then in sociology. Then in anthropology. The self became the looking-glass self, the self image, the self-serving bias, the symbolic self, the inner-directed and outer-directed self, and so on.
Then in spiritual studies and it morphed into an idea of Self, the One individuated, the many in the One. The Self became associated with the soul, the heart, the Light.
Presented in the first place in the fields of transactional analysis and symbolic interaction, I became enthralled with the notion of society and with the notion of social interaction and behaviour patterns.
“Transactional analysis” looks at the intentions behind the moves we make in interaction. It examines the games we play, the scripts we live, the rackets and numbers we run – all the manipulations we perpetrate on others to get what we want, when we want it.
“Symbolic Interaction” looks at the moves we make in social interaction as having meaning and what the symbols are that we use to convey that meaning, such as significant words, glances, gestures, props, even spacing.
Having become aware of the self/Self, I was now made to focus on the way people behaved with each other, the patterns they imposed on their behavior, and the ways they conditioned themselves to reproduce patterns of behaviour that accomplished their goal.
I was always fascinated with patterns in behavior. The newly-accepted emphasis on social interaction only confirmed that interest.
The IQ test I took back in 1979, which was said to be the test that measured the highest levels possible at the time, was pure pattern recognition. I could see synoptically, in a moment or gestalt, which of the six figures was not the same.
It was almost a recognition by a faculty similar to peripheral vision, but more like allowing the eyes to go slightly out of focus and seeing what was not the same in the images I was looking at. For me the test was easy.
The format of the repetition, the reasons for patterning, the results of patterning, the limits it placed on life, etc. – these were questions which constantly fascinated me. I was always commenting on patterns – how they felt, what they resulted in, etc. – like the wearing of lipstick or stiletto high heels. Or working night shift or gathering statistics on football games.
I would observe the patterns in my own behavior and notice why I did what I did. This tendency was awake in me long before taking Cold Mountain Institute, which ignited the path of awareness in me, or the est Training, which was like post-graduate school in the awareness path.
This all led to a search in my academic life, which was going on concurrently with my Growth-Movement explorations, for that which persisted through time and ushered people into a society, maintained that society, and saw to the society’s transformation.
The phenomenon that performed those functions was our “culture.” Culture is an organization of ideas, manifest in act and artifact, which allows us to understand our world and take purposeful action.
Culture has to be transmitted for social life to carry on at the level it was (and not deteriorate or implode). Ideas alone can be transmitted (usually through language). Neither behavior nor artifacts can be transmitted so neither is basic to the transmission of culture (except artifacts like books that convey the ideas).
Once I saw that culture was the repository of information that I needed to tap to understand the society I was in, I had my field of knowledge specified.
Around 1977, a second branch of things opened up for me when Sai Baba came to my attention. That’d be a very long story. Suffice it to say that I had two spiritual experiences connected with him, one of which left my hair standing on end.
Going to India and visiting him and other ashrams and temples brought with it an education in the subject of enlightenment. Suddenly the purpose of life (enlightenment) was brought to my attention.
Journeying on this path culminated in a vision I had on Feb. 13, 1987, in which I saw the entire journey of a single soul, through myriad lifetimes, from God to God. (2) What it revealed was that enlightenment is the purpose of life and that there is one level of enlighenment after another after another, throughout and beyond time, until we return to and merge with God again.
Suddenly now I could see the big picture, the game plan, the Divine Plan. And that altered my life. It brought the choice to me: what did I want my life to be about – getting ahead or enlightenment? And I chose enlightenment.
My life suddenly went through the wringer when I accepted a position as a Member of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada. I was now responsible for deciding the fate of men, women and children who had been subject to torture and other forms of persecution or would be subject to them if returned to their own countries.
That was cosmically sobering. It was traumatizing, revealing and life-altering. The subject of “human rights” went from something undoubtedly good but a matter of mere intellectual knowledge to a clear and obvious necessity of amicable life on Earth and a matter of experiential knowledge.
I chose to specialize in gender claims and listened day after day to women who were sexually enslaved, forced into marriage, faced honor killing for having chosen their own marital partner, faced sterilization for having one too many children, and so on. The regrettable state of many areas of the planet became crystal clear.
Meanwhile the richness and importance of all that I studied under the heading of “human rights” was ennobling and inspiring. A new vista opened up that I didn’t immediately connect to spirituality or enlightened behaviour.
I now see it as a middle ground between the predatory behavior of the cabal and the elevated behavior of the ascending masters. It was inspiring but it wasn’t enough to base the creation of Nova Earth on. It didn’t go far enough.
Until now, one might think I’m leading a quiet life, moving from awareness of self to awareness of enlightenment. As far as spirituality is concerned and not the other areas of my life, I was.
And then in July 2007, after having retired from the IRB, all that ended. I became aware that our governments were not who they represented themselves to be. I learned that they actually did not have our welfare at heart. Far from it. I learned that from watching a video called In Plane Site. (3)
I now became aware that 9/11 was an inside job, that our own governments had caused, colluded in, or connived to bring down the Twin Towers and destroy a significant piece of the Pentagon.
From that first revelation arose similar revelations about the London bombings, the Madrid train bombings, the Bombay assault and numerous other lesser events. They were all staged by our own governments to further an agenda of increasing world conflict and increasing control by the world’s elite. Having seen that, I could not shut up about what I’d found.
Moreover, one revelation led to another until the whole plot to take over the governance of the world was laid bare. Weather warfare, chemtrails, pandemics, World War III … one plot after another was shown and proved by people who risked their lives to do so.
That had me put my spiritual ambitions on the back burner and start this blog, which at that time had several purposes, one of which was to expose the cabal.
Then on Aug. 29, 2008, I was made aware of the Ascension scenario. We were in the end times, the time during which one cycle of evolution, called by Hindus the Kali Yuga, came to a conclusion and a different cycle began.
Suddenly, strands of research that I’d been doing all my life came together to form a rope. Social science, history, spiritual studies, human-rights law, and activism all led to the starting of this blog, then the 2012 Scenario and now the Golden Age of Gaia.
Just as suddenly, everything said about the “end times,” the “rapture,” the “second coming,” etc., made sense. These were cryptically-framed references to this time that ends one age, one cycle, and one round of life and starts another.
And with the notion of Ascension came the notion of Disclosure, of the ending of the best-laid cover-up in human history – that we’re not alone in the universe. And with that came knowledge of where the races that inhabit this Earth came from, of who it is that has been watching over us, and how extensive the human species is in the universe.
These other civilizations showed that they worshipped the same God and obeyed the universal laws that we hardly knew about. They showed themselves reticent to reveal themselves until we as a planet could manage the shock. Yet at the same time, they occupied themselves with subduing the cabal, turning back the tide of pollution, mitigating the Earth changes that needed to happen to rid the planet of negativity, and preparing all of us for what was ahead.
Progressively who is here has been revealed to us. Now we know that all (or perhaps most) of the lightworkers here are starseeds and angels. Never mind ascended masters, but transcendental beings from the get-go and from dimensions beyond the twelve known to us. Wearing the veil, yes, but possessing incredible capabilities once the veil is gone.
And just as suddenly as we learn that, inner tugs begin to be felt that would have us “act like who we are.” I begin to feel a call to nobility and sacredness. I begin to feel drawn and stretched in a process and towards a destination I know nothing about.
Building Nova Earth
And it’s at this point that I’m made aware that the real assignment of my life (and undoubtedly yours), the real mission, the real task at hand, for which all of us came is building the new world, Nova Gaia, a world that works for everyone.
And suddenly again, this march of ideas makes sense but on a broader scale. All the skills I developed over this lifetime – pattern recognition, interpretive skills, listening, cross-cultural spirituality, configuration management, decision-making, case presentation, activist journalism – come together to form tools in the toolbox, as we set our minds to the task of the reconstruction of our shared world.
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And that’s my retrospective, not of 2014, but of all the years of my life since 1975. I can remember the long-term and ancient details but not the short-term and recent details. Archangel Michael told me some time ago that he’s wiping my memory of much that’s Third-Dimensional and that sure seems to be the case.
I feel myself concerned with the sweep of history, but not with its details. And here and now I’m concerned with the sweep of the future, the building of the new world, free of the defects of the old.
(1) Leslie White discerns three types of scholarly argumentation: the historical, the structural and the evolutionary. The historical looks at discrete events through discrete time and space. The structural stops the action and looks at the structures that make up the whole and their functions. The evolutionary looks at classes of events through non-discrete time. See Leslie White, The Science of Culture: A Study of Man and Civilization. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1949 and Leslie A. White, The Evolution of Culture: The Development of Civilization to the Fall of Rome. New York, etc.: McGraw Hill;, 1959.
(2) For a description of the vision, see “The Purpose of Life is Enlightenment – Ch. 13 – Epilogue,” Aug. 13, 2011, at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2011/08/13/the-purpose-of-life-is-enlightenment-ch-13-epilogue/.
(3) 9/11 In Plane Site Director’s Cut at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igX7Z8VstN4