Making sense of our world and what we are to do
Article #1 in series: “Ancient Wisdom For Today”
Like hieroglyphs without a cipher, things in our world are now such that they don’t make any sense – and can be overwhelming or demoralizing – without a context of the bigger picture.
The underlying premise here is that there is a “not-Self” who is challenging the Self. This is an ancient battle involving vast forces – in our biblical mythology it’s known as the rebellion of Lucifer, or Satan, claiming to be God.
(Note, in this context I don’t want to get into gnostic views which may see a distinction between the identities of Lucifer and Satan etc; let’s stay with the biblical narrative for this.)
As we know, this narrative is a grand, cosmic scale. And, as many of us can relate, it is also playing out within us individually.
As above, so below. The holographic fractal. As there is a meta-conflict, so we experience it within ourselves… since we have both light and dark in us. You could say: both Soul and “Ego” in us; both God and Adversary in us.
It’s appearing more and more that we were intentionally created that way. Or as my friend Cal Washington teaches: God and Lucifer were intentionally put into Mankind. A hybridization of both; a “bet” by God and a process to settle a massive court case in a spiritual jurisdiction. Cal’s teaching on Genesis 1:26 is profoundly interesting indeed.
In any case, as I meditate on it, it does seem that us having a type of foundational duality in our core identity is a necessary foundation of our existence in matter and time, since this is a universe of free-will.
The plausibility of this is strengthened by how the “awakening” and “trauma-healing” processes just seem neverending… arduously exhausting at times. Why can’t we get to the core of things in our world or even in ourselves? Is there an incorrect assumption (or several) preventing it?
The innate, Self-sabotaging, anti-life force is both without and within. And while it is clearly more visible now on the planet — in utterly bewildering 2023 — it is nothing new. The apostle Paul wrote about how he desires to do one thing but cannot hold to that intention, and he sabotages himself by doing the other thing. (source)
The takeaway: deeply understanding that everyone struggles with the sabotage of Self can help us access a space of self-love, opening up the pathway for inner reconciliation, and experiencing soul-level redemption.
Refiner’s Fire: A “Harvest” At The Shift Of Ages?
Now, as we are now in the long-predicted “shift of the ages”, this “showdown” is quickly reaching an apex point.
This is the apocalypse, which actually means the unveiling, or Great Reveal. As the Truman Show asks: “How will it end?”
It is key to understand that this Great Tension is going to be resolved one way or another during this period. This present darkness will not last, as we show up. This is all going somewhere; we are all going somewhere.
Yeshua spoke of the current time period in terms of a harvest and bifurcation:
“When you gather up the weeds, you might also uproot the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest. At harvest time I’ll tell the reapers: Gather the weeds first and tie them in bundles to burn them, but store the wheat in my barn….
“The harvest is the end of the age [of Pisces], and the harvesters are angels [messengers]. Therefore, just as the weeds are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather from His kingdom everything that causes sin and those guilty of lawlessness. They will throw them into the blazing furnace where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in their Father’s kingdom.”-Matthew 13 (source & context)
On the individual level, we each decide by our actions which of the two main trajectories — and there indeed appear to be two main options — we will take at this time.
While we deeply desire unity and everyone to freaking wake up already, indeed it does seem that when Truth manifests in a free-will universe, bifurcation is a result:
“…He will separate them one from another, just as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on His right and the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.'”-Matthew 25:32-34 (source & context)
In my presentation “Ancient Wisdom Uncensored”, I get into many aspects of the “great wheel” and the approximately-25,000 year cycle. I find it deeply compelling to unearth what the ancients knew and then piece the dots together, including symbol decoding, biblical and other writings, etc; but I will save that for another time.
Atlantis, Water and Fire
I recently read Michael Le Flem’s new book, “Visions of Atlantis”, and was totally enthralled. This is probably the best deep-history book I’ve read to date. (I heard about it in a profound 2-part interview on my friend Brendan D. Murphy’s site Truthiversity, where I’m a member.)
In it, Le Flem is a veritable dot-connecting ninja, including a summary of key elements from Frederick Oliver’s fascinating 1890’s writing, “A Dweller On Two Planets”. In Edgar Cayce-like fashion, Oliver as a rural young man interacts with the unseen informational fields, and receives insights that are worthy to consider, to say the very least. A source called “Phyris” speaks to him of a Christ-consciousness carrying the Atlantean legacy and the Law of One into a coming age; a vessel of timeless wisdom.
On the subject of great, worldwide shifts – past and future – Phyris says:
“Behold the psychic record of the past, the concrete history of the world, imperishable until time shall be no more. Wouldst thou read of a first destruction of Poseid [Atlantis]? Seek it in thy Bible, and find it as the Noachian deluge. This was before the age of Zailm, or history which they know, many thousands of years.
“Woudst thou learn of the destruction of Lemorus, that great people who were in the Earth before the Age of Ice, when the world knew no cold, nor snow, nor frost; who antedated Poseid by countless ages? Turn to the book of Job and read of how the ‘deep boiled like a pot,’ and reading, thou shalt learn that Lemuria perished of fire from out of the interplanetary depths.
So one cycle of mankind dieth of fire, and the next of water. And again, the next dieth of fire. The races of Earth to-day shall come, afar off as is yet that day, to perish of fire, and the Earth be blased and rolled together as a scroll, find though its prophecy in the second book of Peter III:10.”(source)
2nd Peter 3:10 reads:
“But the Day of the Lord will come like a thief; on that day the heavens will pass away with a loud noise, the elements will burn and be dissolved, and the earth and the works on it will be disclosed.(source & context)
“…the works on it [Earth] will be disclosed….” How I long for that.
But before we go all eschatologically Chicken Little, let’s ground this into a balanced perspective, which recognizes our role of free-will in the matter. Then let’s hear an opportunity for a glorious future.
The grandfather says, “My son, the battle is between two wolves that live inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.”
The grandson thinks about it for a while and says, “Which wolf wins?”
The grandfather replies, “The one you feed”.
Peter Deunov: The Coming Fire and Sixth Race of Man
I want to close this with the complete, unedited words of Bulgarian mystic (some say avatar) Peter Deunov, spiritual name Beinsa Douno, from 1944.
Not because I think of it as the exclusive truth; but because it deserves to be known about, considered and discussed.
In the days leading to his death, and around the winter solstice, Peter had a vision of what was in store for mankind in the century to follow… giving a remarkable prophecy about the troubled times we are going through today, as well as about the coming of a Golden Age.
I am personally blown away by how relatable this is to 2023… written 79 years ago! As you read, feel into the various insights and see if they resonate with you.
Note to reader: If you’re coming from a Christian-biblical perspective, please do not get caught up on semantics and labels in the text like “new age”. Yeshua himself taught of the transition of ages to a new one, and secondly, the text below was translated from Greek. We are all aware here of “new age” deceptions and spiritual bypassing.
Peter Deunov: His Last Prophecy
(Sofia, Bulgaria – 1944)
“In the course of time, human consciousness has gone through a very long period of darkness. This phase, which the Indians called “Kali Yoga” (Iron Age) is now coming to an end.
We are today on the border between two seasons: this “Kali Yoga” and this New Age that we are beginning to enter.
A gradual improvement is already taking place in the thoughts, feelings and actions of people, but soon everyone will suffer the Divine Fire which will bring purification within them and will prepare them for the New Age. Thus, man will be “elevated” to a higher degree of consciousness, absolutely necessary to be able to enter the New Life. This is what we mean by the word “Elevation”.
It will be several decades before the Fire comes to Earth, the Fire that will transform the world by bringing it a new morality. This vast wave is coming from outer space and will flood the whole earth. All those who will try to resist it will be seduced by its power and will be transferred elsewhere.
Although the inhabitants of this planet are not all at the same level of evolution, this great wave will be felt by all. And this change that will happen will affect not only the earth, but our entire solar system and the Universe [sic Galaxy].
The only and the best thing that man can do in this age, is to turn to God and by consciously improving, daily, to raise the level of his vibrations, so that he can enter into harmony with this strong wave that will soon flood everything.
The Fire I am talking about, which accompanies the new conditions that will be presented to our planet, will regenerate, purify, rebuild everything: even matter will be refined, people’s hearts will be freed from stress, from riots, from uncertainty and people will be enlightened. Everything will improve, everything will rise: Negative thoughts, negative emotions and harmful actions will burn, will be destroyed.
Your present life is a slavery, a grueling prison. Try to understand your situation and get rid of it! I tell you again: get out of your prison! It is truly frustrating to see so much deception, so much sadness and pain, so much inability to understand where your true happiness lies.
Everything you see around you today, in the human world, will soon collapse and be lost. There will be no trace left of this culture and its misery. The whole Earth will be shaken and not a trace of this false, hypocritical civilization that holds people under the yoke of ignorance will be left.
Earthquakes on earth are not just mechanical phenomena, but at the same time they aim to awaken the minds and hearts of people to free themselves from their mistakes and madness and to finally understand that they are not alone in the Universe.
Our solar system now crosses an area of the Galaxy where once, in the very distant past, a constellation was destroyed. With its destruction, this constellation left its traces, its dust in space. This passage through a contaminated space is a cause of poisoning, not only for the inhabitants of the earth, but also for all the inhabitants of the other planets in our system and the planets of the entire galaxy.
The only celestial bodies that are not affected at all by this hostile and harmful environment are the Suns. This harmful area is called the “thirteenth zone”. It has also been called the “zone of contrasts”.
Our planet has been locked in this zone for thousands of years, but we are finally approaching the exit from this space of darkness and we are already approaching to reach an area much more ethereal, more spiritual, where beings live much more advanced.
The Earth is now following an upward movement in its evolution and everyone must try to harmonize with these currents of Ascension.
Those who refuse to harmonize with this new direction will lose the advantage, the opportunity of all the exceptional conditions that will be presented to them to evolve. They will be far behind in their evolution and will have to wait tens of thousands of years for the arrival of a new, similar rising cosmic wave.
The Earth, the Solar System, but also the whole Galaxy are moving in a completely new direction under the influence of Cosmic Love. Most of you still consider Love to be just a force of desire, an attraction, but in reality, Love is the Strongest of all Powers!
For the time being, money and power continue to be in people’s first esteem, as if your life depends on them! In the future, however, everything will bow to Love and everything will serve it.
But it is through terrible sorrows and difficulties that the consciousness of the people will be raised. The terrible prophecies of Daniel mentioned in the Scriptures relate to the age in which they begin.
There will be incredible floods, tornadoes and hurricanes, giant fires out of control, but also earthquakes that will clear everything. Blood will flow abundantly. There will be constant revolutions. Terrible explosions will occur in numerous parts of the earth. Where earth is, will come water and in many places in the water will come earth.
God is Love!
And yet, all these events will be a response of Nature against the constant and perpetual crimes of people who commit almost from the dawn of time against their Mother, the Earth.
After these great disturbances and pain, those who will have remained alive – beings separately – will know the Golden Age, Harmony and Beauty without limits.
Keep your peace and your faith when the time of terror and sorrow comes because it is written that not a hair will fall from the head of the righteous.
Do not be disappointed then. Constantly continue the work of your inner, personal development.
You do not have the slightest idea of the Magnificent Future that awaits you. A New Earth will come to light soon.
In a few decades from now, your work will already be less suffocating, oppressive and everyone will have time to devote to spiritual, artistic or mental activities. The issue of gender relations will finally be resolved harmoniously: both sides will finally be able to pursue their visions, their goals, without hindrance from the other.
Even couples’ relationships will soon begin to be based on appreciation and mutual respect. Humans will begin to travel in space, but also to enter other levels, and then begin to cross intergalactic space.
They will study in depth the function of the various galaxies and will soon have the opportunity to get to know the Divine Universe, to taste it, to unite, to merge with the Head of the Universe.
* The New Age is that of the Sixth Race. * Your destiny is to prepare properly to receive and experience it. The Sixth Race will be built around the Idea of Brotherhood.
All conflicts based on personal, selfish, interests will then disappear. The only search of everyone will be “yes how to manage to harmonize with the Law and the Power of Love.” The Sixth Race will be that of Love. A new continent will be formed for this Race. It will spring up in the Pacific, so that the Highest may establish their abode on this planet.
I call the Founders of this New Civilization “Brothers of Mankind” or even “Children of Love”. They will be immovable, unshakable for the Good and will represent a new type of people. People will form a family, like a huge body, where each people will represent an organ of this body.
In the new race, Love will be manifested in such a perfect way that today man can not yet even have a very vague and fuzzy idea of it.
Earth remains a hotbed of controversy and violence for the time being, but the dark forces are about to retreat, withdraw and set it free. People, seeing that there is no other way for them, will enter into that of a New Life, that is, of Grace and salvation.
In their foolish arrogance, some of them will continue to think until the end that they can live on earth a life completely contrary to the divine order, but in the end everyone will come to realize that the administration of this world does not belong to them.
A new Culture is preparing to see the light and this Culture to come will be based on 3 guiding principles: the elevation of women, the elevation of the humble and the protection of human rights.
Light, Goodness and Justice will triumph. It is only a matter of time. Religions will be forced to purify themselves. Because each one contains within itself a particle of at least the Teaching of the Masters of Light, but a particle obscured due to the constant influence of human interventions.
One day the believers of all religions will be forced to unite and agree on a common Principle, that of placing Love as the basis of every faith, whatever it may be. Love and Brotherhood, this will be their common basis!
The Earth will soon be shaken, swept by extremely fast vibrations of Cosmic Electricity.
In a few decades from now, the very evil and vicious beings will no longer be able to withstand their intensity. So they will begin to be absorbed by the Cosmic Fire, which will burn down the evil that possesses them. Then, they will begin to repent, because it has been prophesied that “every flesh will glorify God.”
Our mother, Earth, will soon be rid of the people who will not be able to accept the New Life. [S]He will reject them as if they were “spoiled fruit.” In fact, they can no longer be reincarnated on this planet. Likewise, criminal spirits will be “impossible to come back.” The only ones who can stay on our planet will be those who will have Love in them.
Today, there is no place on earth that is not contaminated, either by human or animal blood.
It is therefore necessary to have a purification. For this reason, some of the present continents will be submerged, while other lands will spring up elsewhere.
People do not have the slightest suspicion of what threatens them. They will continue to run after the vain goals they have set and behind the search for pleasures.
On the contrary, the people of the Sixth Race will be aware of the value of their role and will have respect for the freedom of others. They will be fed exclusively by the plant kingdom. Their Ideas will have the Power to circulate as freely as air and light circulate nowadays.
The words “Unless you are born again.” correspond to the Sixth Race. Even Isaiah [chapter] 60 refers to the coming of the Sixth Race, the Race of Love.
After the great upheavals and disasters, people will stop living in sin and will find the way of Virtue again.
The climate of our planet will change and will be temperate everywhere, while violent differentiations will no longer exist. The air will be clean again, pure, as will the water. Most parasites will disappear.
People will begin to remember their previous incarnations and will feel intense satisfaction finding that they are finally free from their old conditions. Just as one frees a vine from its parasites and its dead leaves, so do the Most Evolved Beings act to prepare people to be able to serve the Source of Love, God.
They give them very good conditions to grow and develop and to those who really want to listen to them and follow them, they say: “Do not be afraid of anything!“
A little more time and everything will be fine. You are on the right track. He who wants to enter the New Civilization, let him study, let him work consciously and let him “prepare”.
Thanks to the Idea of Brotherhood, the earth will once again become a blessed place and it will not be long in coming.
But before it happens, huge tragedies and pains will come to awaken the consciences. The mistakes and crimes that have accumulated over thousands of years must be repaid. The fiery wave emanating from the Supreme World [sic Galactic Core] will contribute to repaying the karma of the peoples.
Release can not be given otherwise. Humanity must prepare for the great inevitable trials that are coming and that will bring an end to egocentrism.
Under the Earth, something amazing is also being prepared. A majestic and completely inconceivable revolution will soon manifest itself in nature. God has decided to uplift this world and he will! It is the end of an old age.
A new order will come to replace the old one, an order in which Love will reign over “the whole earth.”(source)
Thank you for reading. Comments are welcome below. -Josh