“The new age is coming, whether you like it or not, and whether you understand it or not.” –Jordan Maxwelladvertisement - learn more
Everything we experience is a chance to learn and grow. When faced with uncertainty, it helps to connect to the possible purpose or lesson that is trying to express itself.
As students in this school of life, we are not only challenged with individual but also broader learning opportunities confronted by humanity as a whole. This could be a grand lesson for a particular generation for instance. I wanted to address one of these grand lessons for humanity that will be coming with the dawning of a new age.
I hope this information will help you connect to the lesson so that you can better navigate a changing landscape as time goes on.
As you may be aware, ages are connected the axial wobble of the Earth, or the procession of the equinoxes. Procession is gradually leading us from the age of Pisces into the age of Aquarius.
You should also know each age has its own characteristics, its own feel. The feel coincides with the Earth’s chakra or energy point that is evolving during the particular age. This gradual procession of ages moving from base to higher more spiritually advanced chakras is meant to evolve the Earth and humanity into higher and higher consciousness.
Furthermore, each age is connected with an astrological sign and each sign is associated with an element carrying with it certain characteristics. Briefly:
Earth = physical/material
Air = Mental/Analytical
Fire = Energy/Passion/Creativity
Water = Emotions
All of these factors combine to give the age in question particular emphases, challenges and goals.
This past age, the Age of Pisces, was associated with the heart chakra, evident in the dominance of Christianity, where a big emphasis was placed on the Christian values of giving, loving thy neighbor and faithfulness. The denser side of the Piscean zeitgeist perpetuated self-denial and the notion we are all born sinners. Oh and the guilt, let’s not forget that! Pisces being a water sign is connected to emotions, and people of this time grew through believing and having faith.
The Age of Aquarius brings with it an air sign influence. Air signs in general have to do with mental strength, clarity of thought, science and analytical thinking. Aquarius in particular integrates these qualities with innovation and individuality.
The influence of a new age is not immediate, but gradual, with crossover influence from the new as it approaches and residual from the old as it passes. The influence of a new age has been expressing for some time, enabling achievements like the scientific method, for instance. These influences only get stronger as time goes on. Think about it, we have literally gone from a scientific break through emerging every decade to potentially everyday.
Aquarius & The Third Eye
Vibrations tuned to the third eye chakra are pervading the earth’s energy field. Many people incarnating on the earth today have an awakened third eye, although in many it is unbalanced. This is because there are actually two aspects of the third eye, referred to as the upper and lower petals. The lower petal is associated with powerful mental capabilities and analytical processing. Our current information age explosion with new technology being developed daily (maybe hourly) is a product of this.
Shifting from a blind faith characteristic of the former age, people now have a need to know and understand.
The upper petal is associated with intuition, spiritual connection and alignment. It’s interesting that more and more people seem to prefer an individual spirituality over devotion to religious institutions. People seem to be striving to understand their life’s purpose and reach personal fulfillment.
A Search for Something More
It is through grappling with this division and ultimately integrating these two aspects of the third eye that individually and collectively we will benefit from a resultant higher consciousness as well as a better world to live in. We are moving towards the development of new institutions that value consciousness, spirituality and science, with the goal of working with nature so we can all benefit.
Another characteristic of this transition is that old institutions become polarized. This is the fundamentalists, the ones who talk of reestablishing the wholesome goodness of the past. What we are seeing is the old reacting to the changing winds. Feeling threatened, these institutions try to deny their stagnicity with a façade of security. They also demonize anything new in an attempt to cling to an authoritative and legitimate position. Those inclined to the mindset of a new age who find this confusing, offensive and often angering can take solace knowing this is a natural tendency when institutions are falling.
What Will The World Look Like?
This new age has a goal: the integration of science and spirit. We are obviously not there yet as a whole, polarized in the lower petal of the third eye. However, a new age is coming and you can either fight against it by becoming entrenched in old ways, deny it and lose your chance to contribute to the new age in this life, or you can stand up and help bring in the new. Working with the new age is moving in alignment with your Higher Self. If you listen to your heart, your passion and intuition you can expect more opportunities for a fulfilling and inspiring life journey. That doesn’t mean you won’t encounter difficulties, but you will gain the accomplishment of fulfilling your soul’s mission in this life.
Whether you are feeling anxious or uneasy about the approaching new age or excited and ready for new challenges, remember, this is ultimately an opportunity to learn and grow. So don’t expect to get comfortable, we may be in for a bumpy ride.
Just remember, change isn’t meant to feel stable, so everything is as it should be.
Some information about the new age and third eye informed by Indigo Adults by Kabir Jaffe: http://www.amazon.ca/Indigo-Adults-Kabir-Jaffe/dp/1601630670
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