Smoothing the Transition to the New Golden Age

December 21, 2009 | By | Reply Read More

It’s an exceedingly rare thing, the chance to start anew. The chance to wipe the slate clean and stride into the light of a dawn never before seen by human eyes.

That opportunity, the likes of which has not occurred for thousands of years, opened for humanity early in December 2009. (I felt the energy shift while participating in ayahuasca ceremonies in the Peruvian jungle.) We now stand at a tipping point, balanced between the end of the current age and the dawn of a new one. It’s as if the universe is holding its breath.

And what each of us does now will make all the difference.

Will we collectively create a smooth and graceful transition to a more utopian existence? Or will we do it the hard way, with a horrific transition filled with cataclysms?

It’s up to us. More specifically, it’s up to you.

A Work in Progress

This transition is a work in progress, being shaped moment by moment by every human thought and action. When we choose fear, greed or selfishness, we vote for the hard way. When we choose love, generosity or selflessness, we vote for easy entry into something akin to Paradise.

Of course, the specific choices we make are important. But never before have our motives for those choices, and our feelings as we make them and carry them out, weighed so heavily in the balance.

Don’t worry; perfection is neither required or expected. We are still human, after all. (Although our collective upgrade to homo luminous may be closer than we think.) But by doing our best to think and act in the highest and best way we can – and getting as close to that goal as often as possible – we will each be helping to anchor this radiant new vibration on the planet now.

Good Choices

I don’t know how long we have to shape the nature of this transition. In terms of how we can best deal with it, the specific duration really doesn’t matter. The strategy is the same, and feels so good that you’ll want to make it a lifestyle anyway:

  • Choose love instead of fear
  • Choose generosity instead of greed
  • Choose selflessness instead of selfishness

If you want to expand the list, you can add these “2012 Beingways” from James Gustave Speth’s marvelous book, The Bridge at the End of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability:

  • being, not having
  • giving, not getting
  • needs, not wants
  • better, not richer
  • community, not individual
  • other, not self
  • connected, not separate
  • ecology, not economy
  • part of nature, not apart from nature
  • dependent, not transcendent
  • tomorrow, not today

Don’t dwell on what’s wrong with the world; fighting against the old power structures is rarely the most successful strategy. Instead, to the best of your ability, take Gandhi’s advice and start living the beautiful reality you want to see in the world now. Embody the change that matches your highest vision.

An Experiment in Co-creation

It bears repeating that this is a collective experiment in co-creation. There are no official leaders, no rulebook and no authoritarian hierarchy. Those who feel called to lead simply stand up and start leading; those who feel called to follow them follow. “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.”

The universe is an intelligent and naturally self-organizing consciousnesss, and we humans are integrally woven into its extraordinary design. When right intention is exercised, the means for its material manifestation naturally unfolds. The magic of synchronicity will ensure that, as each person self-selects the role that best fits them, all the necessary pieces for the Golden Age transition will fall beautifully into place.

  • Choose love.
  • Choose generosity.
  • Choose selflessness.
  • Above all, choose love.

Revised 1/10/15. Originally published in the Dec. 21, 2009 newsletter.

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Category: Practical Spirituality

As an “astroshaman,” Benjamin Bernstein offers both the soul-level insights of astrology and the healing power of shamanism. Benjamin hosts iTunes' #1 astrology podcast, and was voted Western North Carolina's best astrologer three years in a row. After doing over 6000 sessions, Benjamin has fine-tuned his ability to help clients master challenge and embrace transformation. Satisfaction guaranteed, or it’s free!

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