Selacia Council of 12 Message for Dec. 2007: Part I - A Look at the Future
Since humans began their journey within the context of linear time, there has been a widespread desire to know the future in advance. People of all cultures have had fears about what will happen "tomorrow," fueled by concerns about potential pain and suffering.
Fear about the future often leads to a preoccupation with the future. Will it be happy? Will it be unhappy? Will it be less or more happy than now? What can be done to make it better? These are among the basic underlying questions of people with a chronic apprehension of the future.
It's normal to occasionally worry about the future. After all, the future is unknown and uncertain. People are conditioned to seek out the familiar and to feel more comfortable in known territory. There is a normal desire for guarantees.
Oftentimes the greatest future-related fear relates to death-when it will happen, how, and what will happen after death. In the 21st Century, there is also increasing speculation about the end of life as humans have long known it. Some even predict the end of the world. There are many disaster-oriented scenarios included in age-old religious prophecies about world events of the next several years. However, not everyone sees the near-term future as a doom-and-gloom situation. A growing number of people from diverse traditions are expecting a very positive outcome-a time of more peacefulness and enlightened consciousness as humanity wakes up from a long slumber and remembers how to love.
Humanity's Future Not Predestined
In a number of metaphysical circles, there is the idea that humanity's future is predestined. According to this view, the human race and the planet are certain to ascend into higher consciousness in a predetermined way. The process of creation, however, is not one of predetermination. Humanity's future is not rigidly laid out.
So what is happening? Humans are evolving and shifting at an unprecedented pace. People in every corner of the planet are being impacted. Other life forms, and even the Earth itself, are in the process of massive reconstruction. A dramatic leap into higher consciousness is underway. Outmoded societal structures are collapsing, sometimes quickly and other times over a span of years or decades. The institutions and systems most impacted and controlled by greed and power mongering are oftentimes the places most resistant to new more enlightened approaches. The people with the power want to keep the power.
Never before on Earth have there been so many changes so fast. Young people born today will need to become skilled in adapting to change, not only the types of change typical in a lifetime, but countless other shifts in circumstances that their ancestors did not face. Because it's all so new, the previous generations have created no roadmap for how to navigate these tumultuous times.
Future Plans and Realities
Imagine for a moment that you buy a home which seems to have all of the basic features you want. You have dreamed about this kind of house for years, and it is finally yours! You move in, having sold your other house. Within a short amount of time, you begin to notice some very aggravating conditions. The roof leaks on rainy days. The plumbing malfunctions regularly. The hot water heater makes hammering noises. The hallway floor creaks. You realize after a few months in your new home that the extra bonus room you set up as your office will need to be converted into a bedroom for your elderly mother, for she can no longer live on her own.
You noticed some of the home's imperfections before you moved in, yet you overlooked them. When you walked through the house with your real estate agent, for example, you had heard a faint creaking sound as you moved from one bedroom to another. In that moment, though, so enthusiastic about having found a house with so many of the features you wanted, you disregarded the irritating potential of the noise. Also, by the time you found that house, you were tired of looking, concerned about finding nothing suitable in your price range, and worried that you might have to settle for something less than you had before.
In this imaginary scenario, you move into your dream house and discover that the future you had imagined looks rather different when you "get there." You can still find plenty of things to feel grateful for-assuming you remember to focus on the good-yet oftentimes you find yourself complaining about the new reality you find yourself in, wishing it could be different. When you are alone with no one to complain to, you sometimes ask yourself what happened to change your rosy future into what feels like a rose with thorns. You wonder what you can do to cope.
Letting Go of the Fight
After deep reflection, you realize the value of accepting your situation rather than fighting it. You let go and turn to your inner knowing for solutions. Your intuitively guided reason shows you some very specific alterations you can make to create a more joyful circumstance. These involve both physical repairs to your home and adjustments in your view about life and living in a house that doesn't measure up to your previous expectations. Your inner knowing reminds you of how futile worry is, and of how much your energy is depleted when you are at war with your circumstances.
You decide to embrace yourself and the situation. You forgive yourself for oversights, and for not knowing some things which were simply unknowable in advance. You remember how fluid the future really is, and how futile it is to worry about what might happen. You realize that the future you worried about before is here now, and if you don't like how it looks, you can change your experience of it.
Changing your experience means you can change certain things previously created, such as the noisy hot water heater. For the things that are difficult or impossible to change, the shift happens inside of you. You can decide how you respond to each and every circumstance of life. To be sure, there will be many things you dislike, yet you can find a way to be at peace with them. You can keep the new house and create a livable situation.
A Different World View
Just as the new homeowner can find peace in a troubling circumstance, humanity has that very choice now. For the billions of people living on Earth, the challenge is to embrace the planet as "home."
To do that will require seeing the world as one interconnected place, rather than as isolated continents which are home to diverse peoples. Fear and domination will need to be replaced by love and unification. This different world view will be born, not in the halls of government bodies or think tanks, but in the hearts of the ordinary human.
If you are reading these words, you have chosen to participate is this great experiment of humanity-to help create a brand new beginning for the Earth. At the core of your being, you remember the importance of this lifetime, not only for you personally but for all sentient beings on the planet. You also recall the vital links between what happens on Earth and what then occurs throughout other interconnected universes. You know the urgency of the situation. You understand the stakes involved.
Before incarnating this time, you made a decision to be one of the Divine Changemakers during Earth's pivotal years. You "signed up" without hesitation-the brave spiritual warrior that you are-realizing the great potential and the many benefits, including to you personally on your evolutionary path.
When you were birthed into your current embodiment, you likely did not remember any decisions about joining other comrades in a crazy dance of human reconnection. Most likely, upon arrival you quickly forgot who you were and why you came. Your remembrance of Self as a spiritual being, too, was most likely covered over with a thick layer of dust. You might even have felt you came to the wrong "place," to the wrong "family," or in the wrong "time."
What You Want Now
Now, at this juncture, you want to feel at home on your planet, and in your own skin. You want to feel empowered to create the changes you know need to occur. You want to feel as though your life has meaning. You want to feel confident in your ability to connect with the truth of what is really happening in your world.
A part of your challenge is that no one prepared you for what you would face. You were not given a map, or even a guidebook with ratings of the best and worst places. You have to figure it out step-by-step, moment-by-moment. Your comrades for the journey, some of which you likely have not yet met, don't have a guidebook either. It is up to each of you to sort out the truths from the untruths, and learn to discern meanings of your reality.
Quite often, as you have learned, things are not as they appear. There is much going on behind the scenes. You hear about some of it through carefully manipulated media channels. For example, you hear about pricing decisions, made behind closed doors, which affect the global economy as well as your own pocketbook.
Copyright 2007 by Selacia * All Rights Reserved
For the rest of this message select: Part II - A Look at the Future