Tuesday, March 29, 2011
We are on the cusp of a new era of consciousness on the planet. The
whole hub-bub about 2012 is about this shift. It's a transition from
masculine to feminine consciousness, meaning those humans (men or women)
who resonate with the earth's unfolding creative, dynamic, careening,
ever-changing life force, will be better prepared for a future that
holds a tremendous amount of change in the next 50 years.
A major determining factor on whether you will be one of the
clear-minded, flexible, sensitive creatures who rides the universal flow
or one of the clamped-down, stuck, recalcitrant, comfort-seekers
is....of course.... THE FOOD YOU EAT.
I have noticed both a decline and a crescendo of human
consciousness in America. (Have you?) The primetime network TV shows
seem to be getting more crass, more violent or vulgar and yet... the
artists and visionaries and healers I know are galloping over their
life-hurdles at an apparently accelerating rate. The news gets
ever-bleaker from around the world, and yet quantum physicists are agreeing with the Dalai Lama. (and Einstein might have too.)
In one single week last month, I had four people who didn't know each
other mention to me the healing power of ley lines and vortices. (This
is something like fengshui or acupuncture for the planet-- Camden,
Maine, where I live, happens to lie in a vortex of energy, much like the
ones in Taos, New Mexico, Sedona, Arizona or Findhorn in Scotland)
Apparently the people who live in such magical places are the
beneficiaries of some form of earth energy that amplifies and vitalizes
all growth and development.
I know a group of artists who moved here expressly for this reason.
Almost everyone I talk to--from bankers to massage therapists--seems to
know that this is true here, without knowing why. The vitality,
creativity and healing energy are that self-evident.
When you spend time here, you come to marvel at the number of world
travelers, artists, healers and metaphysical practitioners who have
settled here. You also come to marvel at how you can drive 30 minutes
inland and it's not there. An hour south, nope. 40 minutes north...
nope. There are edges to this vortex of energy. You can tell from the
store fronts and the people and the food. It just feels different.
Food is dangerously crappy everywhere you go in America (and now in
many other countries too.) Devitalized, processed food is available to
everyone here and in many places in the country, there's no alternative.
People are raised on extremely nutrient-deficient food and they never even see someone who eats a different kind of food.
Certainly that happens here too. But there's a choice of food culture
here. Many of my friends haven't owned televisions for years. (A
regular TV habit is a very solid predictor for eating processed food.)
Most everyone I know cooks their own food most of the time. A fair few
friends shop regularly at Farmer's Markets and natural food stores. This
culture honors farmers.
Artists and healers are particularly sensitive human beings, by nature.
Fact: If you eat processed food, you injure your sensitivity. You close it down.
It follows, then, that to truly be prepared for the shift that is happening around us, we must eat clean food.
We must get right with ourselves and connect with our environment. We
must support our farmers and acknowledge their crucial role in
delivering to us the vital life force of the earth, so that we can
participate in the earth's evolution.
The Mayan calendar is the one that ends on December 21, 2012. Carlos Barrios, Mayan elder
and Ajq'ij (is a ceremonial priest and spiritual guide) of the Eagle
Clan studied with many teachers and interviewed nearly 600 traditional
Mayan elders. This is what he has to say:
sunrise on December 21, 2012 for the first time in 26,000 years the Sun
rises to conjunct the intersection of the Milky Way and the plane of
the ecliptic. Some observers say this alignment with the heart of the
galaxy in 2012 will open a channel for cosmic energy to flow through the
Earth, cleansing it and all that dwells upon it, raising all to a
higher level of vibration."
process has already begun. Change is accelerating now and it will
continue to accelerate. We need to take care of the Earth that feeds and
are disturbed -- we can't play anymore. Our planet can be renewed or
ravaged. Now is the time to awaken and take action. Everyone is needed.
You are not here for no reason. Everyone who is here now has an
important purpose. This is a hard but a special time. We have the
opportunity for growth, but we must be ready for this moment in
and spiritual practice are good, but also action. It's very important
to be clear about who you are, and also about your relation to the
Earth. Develop yourself according to your own tradition and the call of
your heart. But remember to respect differences, and strive for unity.
"Eat wisely ---
a lot of food is corrupt in either subtle or gross ways. Pay attention
to what you are taking into your body. Learn to preserve food, and to
conserve energy. Learn some good breathing techniques, so you have
mastery of your breath. Be clear. Follow a tradition with great roots.
It is not important what tradition, your heart will tell you, but it
must have great roots."
live in a world of energy. An important task at this time is to learn to
sense or see the energy of everyone and everything -- people, plants,
animals. Go to the sacred places of the Earth to pray for
peace, and have respect for the Earth which gives us our food,
clothing, and shelter. We need to reactivate the energy of these sacred
places. That is our work."
Wherever you live, you are an expression of the earth's energy. A
dynamic conductor of life force. Or not. Kinda depends on how many Hot
Pockets you have in a week. (wink)
Taking steps (even baby steps) towards clearing out your pantry and
your life of "black hole" food (that which sucks your energy into an
abyss) is taking steps towards a new future where your life and your
body are part of the solution that the planet conjures up for itself.
Wouldn't that be nice? To be a dynamic conductor of the solution? The
healing of the planet and all her inhabitants?
Yes, please. Supersize THAT.
Holly Noonan writes about self-nourishment and food empowerment every month in her Mind Body Nutrition Newsletter.