Here are two interesting podcasts, interviews with healers and spiritual innovators.
See LINKS, which will take you to the interviews. Summaries are provided below.
Miracles (Maria Kellis): This healer tells of healing herself through a centering upon her inner vibration of gratitude and love. We have the power of choice to shift our lives and when we follow the intention of love (rather than fear, guilt, or insincere motives), miraculous results may unfold.
Trance States (Pi Villaraza): This Filipino man walked through his country in order to learn self-trust. He lived as a hermit on a mono-diet of coconuts. Along the way, he came to recognize that our normal state of consciousness, which is tethered to society and the value systems of culture, actually inhibits and hypnotizes us. By learning to surrender and to center upon the expanding states within, by ecstasy and dance, we reach trance states that reveal to us our authentic selves, where we are free.
Here’s an inversion of the biblical Noah story. In the story of flood, Noah is saved because of his righteousness. A remnant of humanity — and animals — take refuge on the ark.
In this era of global climate change, many natural disasters put our lives at risk, both human and animal lives. Here is a sad story of horses who died due to drought. One horse was saved. See link.
Now, I do not believe that God “caused” the flood in the days of Noah. Nor did God cause the drought that killed many horses in Arizona. However, the fact that one horse was saved — aptly named Grace — can give us hope and alert all of us, in whatever ways we can, to be like the horse Grace. We are given life. Let us live in a way that we may contribute, generously, to the lives of others. Let us do our part to avert disasters and to contribute to restoring our natural environment.
2012 Prophecies: the Shift
What ever happened to the golden age, which was supposed to be impending, long predicted by the Mayans and other ancient seers? On December 21, 2102, it was said, we would shift to a higher dimension or the 5th dimension. Suffering would dissolve, at least for those who cooperate with the process.
Since the world did not transform in an instant, in the aftermath of the shift predicted for 2012, many explain that no miracle had ever been predicted. A new heaven and new earth would not suddenly descend and be made real. Quite the contrary, the shift predicted would be an ongoing and gradual one.
Can’t you feel it? We are living in a new time, a quickening, aren’t we? The prophecy has come true, at least for those who have a heart to experience it.
A statement that can meaningfully be true, in logical terms, must be falsifiable, capable of being true or false. Prophecies are not always falsifiable which means that they cannot, necessarily, be verified logically.
It may be that prophetic speech is less like a prediction – which can be verified and falsified — than like a warning, which people may heed or ignore.
Biblical Prophets: No-Win
Biblical prophets have faced a dilemma from at least the time of Jeremiah. If a prophet’s teachings are accepted because they prophesy good times and prosperity, they are likely to be false; the prophet has conjured an auspicious forecast in order to flatter the ruling establishment and to garner popularity for him or herself.
If the prophet forecasts doom, however, he or she may be regarded as a false prophet if the doom and disaster do not happen as planned. Under such conditions, it may seem that the only way a prophet can earn a reputation for accuracy is by forecasting a horrible fate that, in fact, transpires just as foreseen — (in which case, naturally, the prophet suffers because he or she will be assaulted and attacked for stating a dire predicament from which none can escape).
No wonder many prophets argue and protest when they are called to the office of prophet!
Biblical Prophecy: Prediction or Warning?
The prophet’s fate may be rosier if he or she gives others the chance to repent and change their future. Prophecies may be intended less as predictions than as warnings. Does the prophet predict a future that will happen with undeviating precision? Or are prophecies aimed at moral reform, in which case the prophet serves to alert people that they ought to change their ways, lest there be unfortunate consequences?
The latter option — that prophecy aims at repentance and a change of heart — makes sense of the prophet’s role as a grim supervisor of morality. If a painful outcome is avoided, the people may have been fairly warned and may have changed their ways in order to avert the negative outcome. Conversely, if the golden age has not yet arrived, perhaps people must change their hearts before being capable of receiving it.
So what do you think, Lightworkers? Did we undergo a shift or turn of the ages with 2012? What does that prophecy mean to you? (Send along your thoughts.)
See this classic treatment of failed prophecies:
See this article about the prophecies of Nostradamus at the millennium. The article discusses Delores Cannon, one of the prophets of the new age.