It is said by many ancient cultures how our civilisation on-mass, would go through a major conscious and spiritual change, within this time, due to constellation alignments.
This has been said by such ancient traditions as the Mayans and Aztecs in ancient America, by the Hindu faith in India, to current Native American and Australasian tribes etc.
But has this age of spiritual and conscious change brought about a spirit of independence, of mindfulness, to the detriment of the spirit of connectedness, sharedness and love we used to have for each other.
This spirit of change was said to have been most significant within the years of 1984 and 1991, as it was prophesied how the spirit of Queatzalxoatl or Kukulkan in the ancient American pantheon would emerge within these years, to bring about knowledge, perhaps bringing about the rise of the whole techno era some of us were so fond of, with the rise of synthesiser sounds and rave discos.
Introduction: The year 2012 was a year of great significance for many spiritual traditions. It was believed by many to be a time of transition from Kali Yuga to Satya Yuga in Hindu astrological cosmology, a time of conscious change according to Mayan mystics, and correlated with the entrance into the Age of Aquarius. In this article, we will explore the astrological conjunction in 2012 and its importance in various spiritual traditions.
Hindu Astrological Cosmology: Hinduism has a cyclical view of time that is divided into four ages or Yugas. These Yugas are Satya Yuga, Treta Yuga, Dvapara Yuga, and Kali Yuga. Kali Yuga, the current age, is believed to be a time of spiritual decline, ignorance, and darkness. However, the astrological conjunction in 2012 marked the end of Kali Yuga and the beginning of Satya Yuga, which is known as the Golden Age of enlightenment and spiritual growth. The transition from Kali Yuga to Satya Yuga was predicted to be a gradual process, spanning several years. However, the astrological conjunction in 2012 was believed to be a significant moment in this transition. According to Hindu astrologers, this conjunction signaled the beginning of a new cycle of spiritual growth and enlightenment.
Satya Yuga is believed to be a time of higher consciousness, spiritual growth, and enlightenment. It is a time where individuals are believed to be more in tune with their inner selves, their connection to the divine, and the interconnectedness of all things. This period is believed to be characterized by an increase in wisdom, love, and compassion towards all beings.
Mayan Mysticism: Mayan civilization was another culture that believed in the cyclical nature of time. The Mayan calendar was based on cycles of time that came to an end on December 21st, 2012. This was interpreted by many as a sign of the end of the world. However, Mayan mystics believed that this marked the beginning of a new era of spiritual growth and consciousness.
The Mayan concept of time was based on cycles, and the end of one cycle was seen as the beginning of another. The end of the Mayan calendar was believed to be a time of transition, where humanity would experience a shift in consciousness and a new era of spiritual growth. According to Mayan mystics, this was a time of awakening, where humanity would begin to remember their spiritual roots and connect with their inner selves.
Grammatical Analysis: The book of Daniel, chapter 9, verse 25 reads, “Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.” The grammatical structure of this verse differs slightly in the KJV, NIV, and CTS versions, as follows:
The book of Daniel, chapter 9, verse 25 is a crucial passage in the Bible that has been the subject of much scholarly debate and analysis. This verse is a prophecy about the rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem after it was destroyed, and it has significant grammatical differences in various versions of the Bible, including the King James Version (KJV), New International Version (NIV), and Catholic Translation Service (CTS). In this article, we will conduct a comprehensive grammatical analysis of this passage and examine its historical context and prophecies regarding the rebuilding of the temple. We will also discuss the impact of grammatical changes on the prophecy’s meaning and draw insights from Rabbi Tovia’s interpretation.
KJV: “Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.”
NIV: “Know and understand this: From the time the word goes out to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One, the ruler, comes, there will be seven ‘sevens,’ and sixty-two ‘sevens.’ It will be rebuilt with streets and a trench, but in times of trouble.”
CTS: “Know and understand this: from the issuing of the word to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the coming of the Anointed, a prince, there shall be seven weeks; during sixty-two weeks it shall be rebuilt, with squares and moat, despite the times.” The KJV version uses archaic language and includes “threescore” instead of “sixty,” which may confuse modern readers. In contrast, the NIV and CTS versions use more contemporary language and provide more clarity about the prophecy’s timeline and events. However, the overall meaning of the verse remains consistent across all versions.
We often associate the Holy Spirit in Christian tradition, with a dove on fire.
But can this symbolism be seen else where.
I believe it can.
If we ask ourselves, essentially what is the Holy spirit symbolised as, only a bird in flames.
This imagery presents itself particularly clearly in mythology with the phoenix, where certain modern day fantasy films have taken this imagery and inserted it into particular scenes and themes.
The film Harry Potter and the order of the phoenix is one such film where this imagery is present.
The film X-Men is another where the character of the phoenix presents itself.
While trying to understand the nature of the Holy Spirit and whether this imagery represents and actual bird on fire, we may look to Hindu understanding of energy centres to try and discern this topic… 🙏🙏🙏
Interestingly, it is the solar plexus which is associated with the heart organ and fire, perhaps moving us ever closer to an understanding of an internal change which transforms us.
While trying to understand the nature of this change we may also apply Hindu understanding of energy centres and apply it to the scene in X-Men apocalypse, when phoenix destroys Apocalypse…
We may ask ourselves why Apocalypse is portrayed as being a dark blue color, while reflecting on the energy centre which this color represents.
The imagery of Apocalypse represents the mind and perhaps in particular, the male ego mind.
Here with this scene in X-Men Apocalypse, Phoenix is presented purely as female, although both characters may have equal amounts of male and female within and without, but for simplicity we will keep to the theme of genders as it is presented within this scene.
Here we can see how Phoenix or the Holy Spirit totally annialates Apocalypse, simply because he only thinks of himself and has no-one to help him.
What the power of the Holy Spirit does to us is breaks our mind and our identity with our ego, shattering every assumption of control we may think we have in life.
When our mind is broken like this, scripture prompts us to follow and walk with Christ, opening our hearts to one another, to make new connections in faith.
While focusing on others we find new allognments beginning to blossom, new friendships begin to emerge and an allingment with what other spiritual traditions call twin flames.
Feeling that everything is eternally lost while merging into an eternal union… 🙏🙏🙏
This transformative process is the Holy spirits safe guard, it is how it can ensure its children are protected as it brings new relationships together.
Music therapy is a field of study that is based on the therapeutic use of music to promote physical, emotional, and cognitive well-being. It is a complementary therapy that has been used for centuries to treat a variety of conditions, including depression, anxiety, and chronic pain. In recent years, music therapy has gained popularity as a non-invasive and enjoyable approach to enhancing quality of life, and its use of solfeggio frequencies and different musical instruments has been studied extensively.
Music therapy is a form of complementary medicine that utilizes music to address the physical, emotional, and cognitive needs of individuals. The practice of music therapy has been shown to be effective in a variety of settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, schools, and community centers.
A trained music therapist uses music interventions such as singing, songwriting, and listening to music to help individuals achieve their goals. The use of music as therapy has been found to have a positive impact on a wide range of conditions, including depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Introduction Water is one of the essential elements required for human survival. We need it to stay hydrated, flush out toxins from our body, and keep our organs functioning correctly. However, not all water is created equal. The quality of the water we drink can significantly impact our overall health and well-being. Adding sea salt and bicarbonate soda to our drinking water is a simple and effective way to improve its quality and, subsequently, our health. Doctor Hazel R. Parcels, a renowned health practitioner, has extensively researched the benefits of this combination, and her findings are worth exploring.
Benefits of Adding Sea Salt and Bicarbonate Soda to Water
Balances pH Levels The human body’s pH level is essential to maintaining overall health. A pH level that is too acidic or alkaline can lead to several health problems. Sea salt and bicarbonate soda have alkalizing properties that can help balance the pH levels in our body. This balance is crucial for maintaining healthy organ function and reducing the risk of chronic diseases. Helps with Digestion Poor digestion is a common problem that many people face. It can lead to several issues such as bloating, constipation, and even weight gain. Adding sea salt and bicarbonate soda to water can help improve digestion by stimulating the production of digestive enzymes. This increased production can help break down food more efficiently, allowing for better nutrient absorption and improved overall digestive health.
Detoxifies the Body Our body is exposed to several toxins daily, from the air we breathe to the food we eat. These toxins can accumulate in our body and lead to several health problems. Sea salt and bicarbonate soda can help detoxify our body by flushing out these toxins. The combination helps alkalize our body and supports the liver’s natural detoxification process, leading to better overall health. Enhances Mental Clarity and Focus Doctor Hazel R. Parcels found that adding sea salt and bicarbonate soda to water can help remove radiation from our body. This removal leads to increased mental clarity and focus, allowing us to think and perform better. It is worth noting that while there is radiation in our food, the levels are generally low and not harmful to human health. Scriptural Passages about Salt and Bread Salt and bread have been significant elements in human history and culture. Many scriptural passages mention the significance of these elements in religious practices and rituals. Here are some examples:
Before choosing a specific type of meditation, the first step is deciding whether you’re looking for guided or unguided meditation: • Guided meditation. An instructor talks you through the process. This is especially helpful for beginners. • Unguided meditation. There’s no instructor, and you’re free to choose your own pace and methods. Here is breakdown of different meditation techniques to help you get started.
Focused breathing Focused breathing involves sitting quietly and focusing on your breath. “Just by watching the breath, not only will it start to slow, but the pause between the inhales and exhales will start becoming longer and longer,” says Kimberly Snyder, spiritual and meditation teacher and author of “You Are More Than You Think You Are.” “It is in these gaps where you can start to connect to the deepest parts of yourself. In the gap is peace.” A 2017 review Trusted Source shows that slow breathing can positively impact your heart, respiratory system, and autonomic nervous system, which controls heart rate and digestion. How to do it Here is an adaptation of a meditation practice from Snyder’s book:
Take a comfortable seat, keeping your spine straight.
Observe the natural inhale and exhale of your breath.
Start to pay extra attention to the gaps — the spaces between your inhales and exhales. Notice them start to expand.
Try to keep your body very still and breathe softly.
If your mind wanders, come back to simply observing the breath.
Box breathing Box breathing can help in those moments when stress takes over and you need an immediate way to relax your mind and body. The beauty of this type of meditation is you can do it anytime, anywhere. “Box breathing is especially great for those who [deal] with intense, physical responses to anxiety and stress,” says Amanda Huggins, anxiety and mindfulness coach. “The intent of this practice is to stimulate the vagus nerve, which helps to lower the heart rate and bring the body out of the fight-or-flight response.” How to do it
Inhale for 4 seconds.
Hold the breath for 4 seconds.
Exhale for 4 seconds.
Hold the breath for 4 seconds. Repeat 12 to 15 times or more as needed, and don’t skimp on the “holds.” Those gentle pause points between inhalations and exhalations help cue the nervous system into relaxing.
Anxiety relief meditation Using the power of visualization and deep breathing, anxiety relief meditation can relax the central nervous system through deep breathing. “A visualization meditation that does double duty for anxious-minded folks: not only is it a fantastic way to self-soothe, it offers a safe way to dialogue with the anxious mind,” says Huggins. How to do it Here’s a step-by-step meditation recommended by Huggins:
Find a comfortable position.
As you close your eyes, place one hand on your heart and one hand low on your belly. Breathe deeply, and notice how it feels to offer yourself supportive physical touch. Stay here for a few cycles of breath.
With eyes still closed, ask yourself: “Where in my body am I holding this anxiety?” Focus on that part of your body.
In your mind, assign a color, shape, or texture to the anxiety.
Keeping the visual in your mind’s eye, draw the attention back to breath.
Focus now on your exhalations. With every breath out, visualize the anxiety leaving your body.
Ask yourself: “What do I need in this moment?” This is a place to feel into your inner guidance, rather than to think through it.
Stay with the meditative reflection for as long as you need to feel complete.
Mythology is a fascinating area of study that reveals the beliefs and values of a particular culture. Every culture has its unique mythology, and these stories often have similar themes, imagery, and motifs. In this article, we will explore the similarities between Mesoamerican deities Quetzalcoatl and Kukulkan and the biblical figure Satan, as well as the linguistic similarities between the Irish myth of Cuchulain and the names Setanta and Lugh. We will also postulate upon a possible spiritual connection between the ancient American world and Ireland, which has been expanded upon and inserted into the Bible.
Quetzalcoatl and Kukulkan:
Quetzalcoatl and Kukulkan are two closely related deities from Mesoamerican mythology, both of whom are associated with the feathered serpent. The feathered serpent is a common motif found in different cultures across the world and has many symbolic meanings. In Mesoamerican mythology, it was believed that Quetzalcoatl was responsible for creating humanity and teaching them various arts and crafts, including agriculture and medicine. Kukulkan, on the other hand, was worshipped by the Maya people and was believed to bring rain, wind, and good harvests.
Interestingly, there are some similarities between the imagery associated with Quetzalcoatl, Kukulkan, and that of Satan in the Bible. For instance, Quetzalcoatl and Kukulkan are often depicted as serpents, which is also a common symbol associated with Satan. Additionally, Quetzalcoatl is often referred to as the morning star, and Satan is also called the “son of the morning.” Both of these deities are associated with the dawn, and the symbolism of the serpent and the morning star suggests that they are linked to ideas of knowledge, wisdom, and transformation.
However, it is essential to note that these similarities do not imply any direct influence or connection between Mesoamerican mythology and the Bible. Rather, it is more likely that these similarities reflect universal human experiences and concerns that are expressed through different mythologies using similar symbols and themes.
I was naked and you clothed me; sick, and you visited me
Jesus said to his disciples: ‘When the Son of Man comes in his glory, escorted by all the angels, then he will take his seat on his throne of glory. All the nations will be assembled before him and he will separate men one from another as the shepherd separates sheep from goats. He will place the sheep on his right hand and the goats on his left. ‘Then the King will say to those on his right hand, “Come, you whom my Father has blessed, take for your heritage the kingdom prepared for you since the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food; I was thirsty and you gave me drink; I was a stranger and you made me welcome; naked and you clothed me, sick and you visited me, in prison and you came to see me.” Then the virtuous will say to him in reply, “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you; or thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you a stranger and make you welcome; naked and clothe you; sick or in prison and go to see you?” And the King will answer, “I tell you solemnly, in so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me.” ‘Next he will say to those on his left hand, “Go away from me, with your curse upon you, to the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you never gave me food; I was thirsty and you never gave me anything to drink; I was a stranger and you never made me welcome, naked and you never clothed me, sick and in prison and you never visited me.” Then it will be their turn to ask, “Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty, a stranger or naked, sick or in prison, and did not come to your help?” Then he will answer, “I tell you solemnly, in so far as you neglected to do this to one of the least of these, you neglected to do it to me.” ‘And they will go away to eternal punishment, and the virtuous to eternal life.’