In a small Indigenous ceremony on March 9th we celebrated Ahau, the last round in the Maya long count calendar T’zolkin. Daykeepers (Indigenous Maya time keepers) say that on the ancient ball courts of Palenque, at the Kukulcan pyramid in Chitzen Itza and in the night sky observatories atop the pyramids of Tulum… tremors shivered. Later that day the Pacific Plate off Sendai Japan hiccupped a pre-quake 7.2. and as our little group sent energy into the heart of the Earth Mother the most bankable members of the European Union shifted into crisis mode, yet again, to prop up the economies of Greece, Spain and Portugal. People in many nations were in public protest with their governments, including the United States of America. Our US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, packed with Republican appointees have received dreadful reviews from such concerned groups as the Union of Concerned Scientists: “Authored by UCS nuclear engineer David Lochbaum, the report examines 14 “near-misses” at U.S. nuclear plants during 2010 and evaluates the NRC response in each case. The events exposed a variety of shortcomings, such as inadequate training, faulty maintenance, poor design, and failure to investigate problems thoroughly.” Our Congress, now peopled abundantly with hacks and spanking brand new vitriolic barkers for the Tea Party (without a clue as to the functions or laws of the land), was dangerously proposing the profiteering agendas of their corporate masters, enthusiastically supported by a Republican dominate Congress’s desire for expanding American energy resources: oil drilling, coal mining, natural gas fracking mining and the pinnacle __ new nuclear reactors. They are keeping Presidential company; President Obama ditto-ed each one of these resource expectations for America! Essentially they willfully ignore the science of climate change, global warming and the death of global bathos (the deep of our oceans) to plunder what is left of our natural resources and qualifying their profiteering with political rhetoric steeped in fear of lack!
On March 11th in the wee hours of the American morning Japan’s Great Quake unleashed a tsunami and as the best prepared nation on the planet began to realize their peril, the shattering destruction rushed over them. In a near constant disaster porn replay of Japan’s tragedy, the MSM and sensationalist / exploiters online or on cable earned their viewership, (the carrion bastards). Then the reality of Fukushima’s nuclear reactors washed out even before Japan had hardly the instant to catch any breath. And it’s become as frightening as any tale ever heard or movie ever seen about the END.
In sheer frequency of it’s happening, life’s lesson is that an END is always a new BEGINNING. T’zolkin, (the Mayan calendar) in pure mathematical calculation, debuted (or Day 1 was) 16.4 billion years ago; circa Big Bang. There is some debate within academic and Indigenous communities’ as to the exact calculated end date, but the assumed one would be the Winter Solstice, December 21, 2012. The other calculated date is October 28th, 2011, depending on the astronomer / cosmologist you consult. My money is on the 2011 date. Either way, the real point is that we are smack dab in a zenith of cosmic, solar forces strongly influencing magnetic shifts in planet Earth (throughout the solar system, actually). Astronomers explain “precession of the equinoxes” and the astronomical ‘great year’ we have just concluded: Our solar system has traveled through twelve constellations, just recently out of Pieces and into Aquarius (out of belief and into knowledge) in a 26,000 (great) year cosmic journey. Each constellation represents a world age down here on planet Earth… the Age of Leo, the Age of Taurus, etc. They begin in Aquarius and end in Pieces. We know when a new age is beginning because the phenomenon known as “precession of the equinoxes” is observed (as it is now, a 50-100 year period of the constellation of Aquarius gradually dominating our rising horizon – as it has been doing since the late ’70’s). Historically, every new age is signaled by ‘cosmic events’ that forecast great changes both elemental and socially. This new ‘great year’ signals more than just the conclusion of a 26,000 year cycle. T’zokin’s end (or recycle) indicates something brand new for this cosmic neighborhood (our solar system in our Milky Way galaxy) and the “New Age” community celebratory / initiation lifestyle is anchored in the rare astrophysical alignments we are experiencing (between August of 1987 through December 2012). We are going in and out of a flat out even elliptical alignment to the black hole center of the Milky Way. We are in the midst of a cosmic ending and new beginning! According to the Classic Maya we are not experiencing the end of the world, we are experiencing the transformation of it.
Japan continues to struggle to cool down the whole Fukushima complex as contaminate radioactive levels of tap water in Tokyo ain’t fit for babies while along the tsunami struck shoreline mass graves are the only option left for a People who reverently treat their ancestral remains. Japan is in all consuming CRISIS. How many of us are allowing ourselves the total awareness of the numbers and the crushing need? Hundreds of thousands of Japanese are homeless, needing heat, water and food. They have not yet begun to determine the numbers of those who are already contaminated with radioactive fallout. The current death toll exceeds 10,000.
Almost instantaneously there is a revival of the anti- nuclear movement happening all across Europe, in New Zealand and Canada…. we must join this movement. Today as I conclude this writing the news from Japan comes with the fearful expectation; raising the possibility that radiation from the mox fuel in the reactor — a combination of uranium and plutonium — could be released. By end of today (Friday March 25th) the crisis will be raised to Level 6. The situation slips away more each day. We are past dangerous. Long past it… to Japan, it’s devastation.
Shh. Be quiet. And listen.
“Take a few moments to reflect on the beauty of the Mother, Her love, Her wisdoms, all Her Children. We are Brother and Sister to all upon the Mother; the four-leggeds, the finned, the feathered, the creepy-crawlies, the Standing Ones, the Mountians, the Waters. All is our Relations. We are One. Give thanks, give blessings, give love. GIve forgiveness to one another. Give Compassion, the Highest form of Love. Mitakuye Oyasin ~ We Are All Related“
I think of prayer as a bit of good self psychology; an inner dialogue. An attempt to stay sane when insanity threatens and it’s product is a tad of self confidence and Earth anchored wisdom. Bitterness, cynicism are not the qualities of leadership that will bring us safely into a new age or heal and recycle a new world for our Relations. Despite a natural inclination to ‘draw my steel’ and battle my way through__ I am learning to allow my heart to guide me to be kind. A kindness to reach out, to learn and grow__ to evolve.
Can we speak through the heart to one another? Nuclear “energy” is not clean. It is not efficient. It is insanity. So, when Republican leaders suggest more corporate profits through their company programs to sell then build more nuclear reactors, please get the fuck out there on the streets and let them know: NO NUKES!