By Doris Deits
I like to study metaphysics and spirituality because it helps me to understand life as a whole instead of me just believing that humans are insane and life is horribly unfair. I still believe these things of course, but understanding some of the whys and the hows has balanced things out for me. It has become a passion of mine to share some of the more interesting information I come across with others, in hopes that it could bring a new perspective or understanding.
2012 has a lot of hype around the glamour of “The End of The World.” This scenario is unlikely, but it does look like it’s going to be a busy year from an energetic perspective. Many spiritual traditions prophesize 2012 as a time of great changes that are described as changes to the earth itself, astronomical alignments, and shifts in the consciousness of the planet and humanity. Larger, cosmic cycles are ending as others are just beginning. While there is a great deal of speculation going on as people try to understand what these changes will mean in a physical sense, it is undeniable that these changes are here.
The world financial systems, religions, governments and political systems are under pressure to change. There is unrest in the 99% of humanity that is not flourishing. Natural disasters reflect an increase in the friction or shifting of the planet. These things have been building momentum for years and are not new, but how humanity decides to deal with the changing landscape in 2012 will lay the foundation of how we (as a collective) handle and process more change in the coming years.
The metaphysical traditions teach that all life is stimulated by energy. Science has confirmed that everything is energy and the human body is a complex system of electrical impulses. Astrology confirms that there are some significant planetary alignments occurring this year. Metaphysical beliefs suggest that the planets, solar eclipses, lunar eclipses, etc. have streams of energy associated with them. These streams of energy are believed to have a higher consciousness or intelligence, and can have significant effects on the planet, as well as humanity, as they rain down on the Earth from these ‘heavenly’ bodies. What would happen to the physical body if it became stimulated by a specific type of energy….say compassion, for example? Humanity (even politicians) could experience feelings and sensations it has not felt before. (Halleluiah). That could be scary, unusual or exhilarating, depending on your perspective.
Whatever does happen during the course of this year, the attitude of acceptance at a personal level will assist in easing the likely chaos that change always brings. Our political views have become so divisive that people feel they cannot express their opinions in ‘mixed’ company. This “If you don’t agree with me, then you need to be killed or at least seriously injured” attitude is not healthy. We must be able to disagree, to have differing opinions and respect the fact that everyone gets to decide their own mind and be true to themselves. The freedom to express heartfelt feelings is the best venue for positive change from a metaphysical perspective.
We cannot help change things for the better if we give up our voices to be ‘nice’ or ‘polite’. There is no right or wrong when it comes to emotions or opinions. They just are, and they change all the time. Expressing ourselves during turbulent times is what gets us through it more easily and humanely, rather than choking each other or bashing skulls. Anger isn’t a bad thing; in fact it’s needed at this time. Anger can fuel action in a positive way, like the protests at the Capitol. Just keep in mind that anger is a lot like a BB gun – don’t point it or shoot it at another person. Or you might shoot your eye out.
As we move into 2012, let us strive to accept the fact that not everyone will agree or think like us, but that doesn’t make them wrong. It makes them interesting. Accept the fact that not everyone will like us, but our voice, our opinion and expression is important. By expressing ourselves we begin to learn, understand and demonstrate that it’s okay for all voices to be heard. When we realize that domination and control are not the goals of expression, we can find common ground with differing opinions and build the foundations of healthy relating.