video by Gregg Braden--a review
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Last night I sat for four hours and watched a presentation by Gregg Braden
at the Seattle Center in 1995, about the changes in the earth and in human
awarenesses that are converging at the turn of the millennium. He brought
so many diverse factors into play that it was, and still is, difficult to
keep a logical sense of them all together. This was a more condensed, and
in some ways a looser interpretation of many of the same areas explored
by Drunvalo Melchiezidek in his much longer Flower
of Life workshops: sacred geometry, crop circles, earth electromagnetism,
alien presences, the pyramids, sacred sites and ancient mystery schools.
Gregg puts a larger emphasis on the emotional challenges we face now through
our relationships, and ties this realm of evolution to the changes in the
We can look forward to a reversal of the earth's magnetic poles, perhaps
even the direction of rotation. The earth may stand still for a couple of
days in the transition. Many people will not be able to cope well psychologically
with these changes, will simply shut down and attempt to remain unconscious.
Others will be challenged to confront our fears and to move past them to
the vibration of love, one more in harmony with the resonance of the heart
and the earth. These relationships are documented by Gregg in terms of real
physics, electromagnetic measurements, graphs and examples such as the formation
of loose particles of sand into geometric filigrees with different sound
frequencies. With each example there is a connection drawn, or demonstrated,
but not explored with scientific thoroughness. Instead, he jumps to the
next topic, the next aspect of the change, and we are brought along to believe
or not, as we are able.
The progression of thought in such a presentation is non-linear: in this
respect it is entirely appropriate to the subject at hand, which has more
to do with fractal and holographic models of reality than with the more
familiar three dimensions we are used to. Gregg guides us through the realm
of mystery, of intuition and feeling, where indeed the work is being done
that needs to be done. No more, he says, is it necessary to undertake rituals
in the sacred temples: we are training in the crucible of our daily relationships
here and now, wherever and however on earth we happen to live.
The emotional realm is then seen as a kind of alchemical laboratory, by
which the human being trains itself to resonate in harmony with the cosmos.
The two realms, the human and planetary, are converging at a point called
"zero point," roughly analogous
to the endpoint of the Mayan calendar in the year 2012, in which the collapsing
magnetic field and slowing rotation of the earth coincide with a rising
electromagnetic pulse frequency which earth shares with the human heart.
Gregg even suggests that the heart's frequency, tied to our emotional state,
has a reverse influence on the earth itself. The main lesson, he says, we
have to learn is to reduce the charge with which we experience our emotions.
The culmination of evidence presented hovers around the crop circles. He
likely chooses these not so much for any logical conclusion they demonstrate,
but rather for the precise beauty of their design, the sheer wonder of their
construction. Appearing in every part of the world where major crops of
cereal grains are grown, they do not damage the crop but merely bend the
stalks (at a 51 degree angle) to create the desired pattern. Images appear
of the Pleiades, of the 21 fragments hitting Jupiter, of a portion of our
Milky Way galaxy, of the flower of life mandala, and so on, indicating an
extraterrestrial perspective. Without any firm clues as to meaning, the
implication is that the timing of these appearances is significant in drawing
our attention to a new awakening.
If the tone of this review is rather flat, it's because I have difficulty
dealing with all of this information coherently. It's all I can do to remember
and repeat some of it. What does it all mean? Can we expect some of the
specific changes, such as the pole reversal, to in fact happen in the near
future? Certainly the geologic record supports it happening again sometime,
as it has already 14 times in the last 4.5 million years: the record in
the undersea strata is clear. So what? The so-what in Gregg's view is to
increase our conscious growth in the emotional realm, to improve the quality
of our relationships. Great-good idea, as the Inuit says. We're doing that,
for sure. This is the age of self-help and communication skills. There are
documented earth changes: increased seismic activity, even longer days.
Solar storms, increasing. Earth climate changes.
In short, there is one big synchronicity afoot. That is to say, everything's
happening at once. As it always does. The trick is to figure out what it
all means. Or indeed, if there's a need to give it meaning.
Clearly the sages always counsel improving our own emotional state, and
the quality of our relationships. This is the inner work and the outer work
of being human, of evolving, transcending, resurrecting. The earth changes,
the sun and planets and stars and galaxies? That's a backdrop, a stage for
the human drama. I suppose the main awareness to be gained from a presentation
like Gregg's is to integrate the macrocosmos more closely with our own playacting.
To see the stage as alive, as part of the cast. This is a new kind of ecology;
or rather, not new, but more comprehensive than the save-a-tree movement.
It's a new, scientifically elaborated version of the ancient principle,
As Above, So Below.
Yes, this is an exciting principle. Maybe my emotion about it, for the
moment at least, simply has too little charge. Or maybe emotion is more
properly applied to human interactions, and our relations with heavenly
bodies have the quality of more esoteric forms of joy and love. In the book
Conscious Loving by Gay and Kathryn
Hendricks, a map of emotions puts love outside the frame containing all
the rest. There is a kind of hierarchy aligning with chakras,
the way I interpret it: moving from sexual feelings, fear, anger and rage,
up into sadness and hurt, to excitement and joy. Love aligns with the crown
chakra, which is the gate from human being to cosmic being. When we experience
human love, our heart beats with the earth and our spirit soars: we become
enlarged, our self boundaries expanding to limitless dimensions. Likewise
when we contemplate the immensity of space and time and existence itself,
we transcend the "lesser" more limiting human emotions, and become
open to the flow of universal connection, which finds its way into our lives
in the form of personal union, of human love.
There is wisdom here only sketched in grain fields, glimpsed in the passing
of a video. Four hours? Where is it now? We are here.
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