22 February 2012
Welcome to the year of the Water Dragon, to the time of Neptune in Pisces. This time is about water. Our season has been wet, wet, wet. I am grateful for the cool, and the rain. I’m also grateful it is not too much!
This is the third blog post I have tried to write recently, but of course, the energies are even more speedy than last year and my bedtime is still 2 am, despite my best efforts! Spirit has demanded I spend more time with spiritual pursuits, and so I have been deep in conversation with animals, trees, the wind, the water and those from the Otherworld. I have been doing my spiritual work. (And taking copious notes!)
This spiritual expansion is what the astrology of the time is demanding. It comes as no surprise being 2012 and all!! So let’s see what else is on the immediate radar.
My sense is that there are also the dangers of following false gurus, whether they be human or otherwise. “Otherwise” could be drugs, fear, disillusionment, escapism. It is the negative aspect of the good. This is 2012 – the year of a prophecy which calls for peace. If people can remember that, it will be an excellent compass setting. Peace is a high frequency after all.
Still, my sense is there are many who talk a good talk, even if they don’t walk it, and people are hungry and fall prey. Have your discernment radar turned up high. There is a sense of bandwagon hysteria growing. There is the sense of change. There is the sense of people standing up for what they believe is right, and the dissolving of an outmoded model of society. Those who resist change will find fear and possibly chaos.
Bye-Bye Third Dimension
The New Moon in Pisces, which we have just had, also calls for a going within – the new beginning of a potentially highly creative time. It feels like a turning point, a revving up. For many, the year will have just begun! So creatively think about the world you want and the life you want to live.
WIth the arrival of what I’m calling the water astrology (okay, the wet astrology), I felt as if I had a waterfall inside me, that I was dissolving into the mist. I was teary about everything. (More than normal!) And especially last week, at a menu in a city cafe which offered “baby octopus, baby lamb, baby calf”. I was sickened. Somebody’s babies. Imagine if that baby was yours.
I felt like a string was cut between me and the sea of humans around me who were relishing this food. The third dimension is a dense, dark, cruel place which doesn’t have to be that way. It’s practises are simply unacceptable. And I refuse to accept them. As a vegan I don’t accept them anyway, but this felt like a snapping of a cord. I felt myself fading into the mist, into a different world where humans were full of heart. And animals were respected. I think I live there most of the time now surrounded by like-minded community – students, friends, and colleagues. So coming back into this harsher, more asleep world, is more of a jolt.
It is harder today to walk among the “asleep”. But still, we must hold compassion and love for them in our heart – because they are simply, asleep. Unconditional love is the only way forward. Love alone , will unite us.
The third dimension really fell away last October, at the end of the ninth wave, and since then people have been struggling to live in the new energies. It’s a challenge, because the world is operating differently now. Hint: Don’t accept the old. Get off the old loop. Follow the advice of your heart. Be brave. Forge new trails. Forget limitation.
It is a strange time. There are strange forces about, and while there is a layer of peace and wild excited, joy of the blank canvas which is the new dawn, there is still this sense of shedding, shedding, shedding. Old issues are slapping people in the face, forcing them to take responsibility for all their old programming and for all their thoughts. It is a time to really let go. Let the water of the time flow through you, dissolving all that is keeping you stuck.
Still, people feel like glass – about to shatter. If you are unhappy, look at what is making you unhappy, and take steps to heal and let go the issue. Really, there should only be happiness. I realised that as an artist, I wasn’t tending my art — and that was affecting my heart. So this year an upgraded model of me will be launched! And that is incredibly exciting. Many people are finding this. I call it the 2012 Morphing Effect.
There are also colds and flus, fluid retention, dizziness, and aches and pains and fatigue and feeling hot and then cold and sleep deprived as we shift and let go and become upshifted into better people. It is not that comfortable. This is a time to drink water. It is a time for fluidity and grace, gratitude, rest and peace. Yes, it is okay to rest. I have heard from many people who feel guilty at needing to sleep away an afternoon. You needed it. You were probably working all night in your dreams!
And dreams. There is so much dreaming going on. It is a time for dreams.
Remember the earth is changing her vibration, and for humanity to shift with her, we, too, have to become lighter. In all ways.
My sense is that there are many spiritual and sensitive people who just want to run away from Earth through the ascension. But I always felt that was a “leaving pattern”. It’s not really taking responsibility for the beautiful planet who gives us everything. I believe in reciprocity and live my life by this . We need to give back to the Mother who gives to us. We can give back in many ways, including making the world a better place. Join the movement for change and live more lightly and with more respect. The shift is about heaven on Earth.
My internal radar has also been sensing the tectonic plates shifting and grinding. Sometimes I sense the poles shifting. Sometimes the grid of light. The world does not feel stable and this is reflected by all the social change happening in the human world. It is not a bad thing. It is a promise of a dawn – an exciting new tomorrow – if we can go with the river, with the tide, and make the inner changes ourselves. If we can remember to be free of all heavy encumbances, and to shine our light and our love. And I think that’s really important right now — shine your love.
My sense is those who try to swim against the current of change, the ones stuck in the old paradigms, are the ones who will have the hardest year. Those who embrace change are those who will surf the waves with glee.
Forward into Sustainability
At home we have had flooding rains and thunderstorms and no summer to speak of at all. I didn’t mind that. I have loved the weather – a continuous spring.
But mopping up the leaking kitchen is getting a bit old! So I have changed my priorities. One of my forest ladies told me to shift focus – from work to home. And that is something coming from within as well. It is time to tend the home, fix the leaks, declutter, shore up, create sanctuary. This is something the animals have been saying for years. Now it just feels like we must, that it is vital.
Our focus has to be on green, eco, self-sufficiency, sustainability, and understanding that life as it once was is now coming to an end. Once it was “the work is so important” and now it is “enjoy the moment.” And “be responsible”. It is time to truly be an earth-keeper, stewarding your home territory whether it is a flat or a farm. (You can grow sprouts and veges in pots!)
The time of greed, waste, excess, striving for success at the expense of all else has to go. Wouldn’t it be lovely if the new currency was family time, compassion for others, self expression, and time to be?
So, this is not a bad thing. If everyone grew their own food gardens, investigated water tanks, and alternative electricity and became more community minded, we would have a better world. Mother Earth would thank us.
These are the steps we need to take during this process of change. Do what you can.
Please see the recent interview I did with Nedda Wittels of the Animal Communicator Forum, in which I explore this theme, of listening to the animals, and nature, and being prepared for whatever Earth Change 2012 might throw at us. It is a matter of knowing how to live better, with less, as Philip Carr-Gomm says in our film This Sacred Earth: The 2012 Phenomenon. Kitchen gardens and medicines, uniting with neighbours, exchanging with others, recycling everything, going green with vision and compassion. Folk music. Hand crafts. Beauty. Art. Nature. Animals. Families. A return to the values that matter. As Aboriginal elder Minmia says in the same film, “The Earth Changes are here to help us get our priorities straight.”
The other sense is that of being in a holding pattern. People are reporting they are so tired, and so many want to shift and change into what is more reflective of who they really are, but they are inside the chrysalis, waiting to emerge as a butterfly.
Perhaps this new moon, under the influence of the impending Equinox, will be the trigger which helps us break free.
Each one of us is a light. I’ve been shown that our fear has dulled our light and that the shift, the expansion of our DNA, will fill us with light that is bright and touch everything and everyone in our path. The words “your light will increase in wattage” were sent to me. This is why it is so important to do our spiritual work right now. Meditate, be still, and stay in love.
I was shown a light being walking this land.
It was me!
My expanded inner light showed as a glowing luminous energy field. As has been predicted – we are the children of light! This is how we can all expect to look when we do our work. Glorious light beings in a body!
There appear to be portals opening up everywhere, as well. Now, that could get interesting. People are reporting sounds from the earth and the sky. The intensity of the year is just getting started!
There is a feeling of tension, of unsettledness amongst humanity – but not outside in nature. There lies peace.
My sense is that this year will explode – with drama for some and fantastic opportunities for dreams coming true for others. Right now it is a drum roll. Can you hear it?
I, like so many others, have the urge to stay in my chrysalis just a bit longer, waiting for my stage entrance.
We are morphing.
We are changing.
We are being born anew.
The Great Dissolving:
One of my favourite astrologers (and I have a few), Eric Francis, likened Pisces to a “water colour in the rain”. And this is how it feels right now. The illusion of life is dissolving and leaving a mist of transparency, a blank canvas for us to create anew. Opportunites abound.
Neptune, the great dissolver, is in Pisces. The water dragon is here. It is all about water , representing the Divine Feminine, and change, change, change. It is about creativity and non-conformism. With Chiron and Uranus in the works, it is about healing and not letting anything standing in our way of becoming whole.
One night, Andrew and I were up at our front gate, watching the pouring rain flood like a river down the hill, eroding our road, now pitted with gullies.
“This is what is happening now,” I said to Andrew. “Water is changing everything. It is a powerful force. It creates a tide of change. It erodes anything in its way.”
I realised the other day that the waterfall I was sensing inside myself could also be the broken waters of a birthing mother. If Mother Earth’s waters have broken, then it is true that her children will be soon birthed. In other words, for those who are ready and open and light, the quantum shift in evolution could be very close.
Are you ready to make the conscious choice to leave the karmic wheel behind? Have you dropped old baggage, made your peace, forgiven, and stepped off the loop of suffering, including contributing to animal suffering?
I don’t know when this shift will happen. What I do know is that there are seven billion people on the planet, and the tipping point hasn’t yet happened. But gradually people’s hearts are opening like a flower, and what is flowering is the green sustainable revolution. And compassion for our animal kin. And that is beautiful.
Physical preparations you can take that will benefit you, your animals and your community:
There are other planets to talk about and other shifts predicted, but I wanted to say one thing. If the poles do suddenly do the big shift, instead of gradually as they are now, the Mayan elders are saying there could be anything from 20 minutes to 3 days of dark and that we might come through this and find ourselves in a different climate zone.
Their (paraphrased) advice is, “Don’t freak out, sit in stillness and wait – for the sun will return again.”
“And be prepared.”
I have stocked up with extra candles, matches and torches, extra food, and am being more organised. When I can, I buy in bulk. I make sure I have all the animal food and medicines I need, so I am not caught short. This was helpful when we were flooded in recently.
We also lost electricity through the storm, and that was no biggy either. Are you prepared for a time without electricity? Because all over the world, that is happening – it might be three hours or it might be three weeks. Can you and your beloveds cope and be warm or cool and comfortable? It pays to just have what you need so blips in the system don’t bother you.
And it is better for the Earth anyway.
Get some candles, some lamps, go to a camping store, go to a solar store etc. You don’t have to suffer through these blips if you are organised. I’d like to be even more organised and that’s a big ask with the number of animals we have. But we are getting there. There is a huge movement of people getting off the grid, and living closer to nature. This is not about fear. It is about a change in values and loving Mother Earth, and wanting to protect her. And being more personally responsible for your life.
In order for the world to change, we have to be the change. Going vegan and green and spiritual and respectful is a wonderful path to tread.
Nobody knows what will happen, if or when. But we are expecting intense solar flare activity and intense astrology this year. So it is good just to be prepared and be forewarned . I don’t know if the poles will shift all at once, but they could and certainly there are many things coming together to herald a huge shift like this.
The other thing I have noticed is that the dark forces are using situations to keep humanity’s light dimmed by fear. Don’t fall for it. The prophecy was about peace and peace is a high frequency. Keep the faith.
My sense is that people are definitely asleep if they think the world is going to stay the same year after year. The parasitical way we have lived on the planet has to change. And it is my hope that humanity wakes up to that en masse very very soon.
So don’t be in fear. Just be prepared. This is not the end of the world. It is the end of an old paradigm that never served the world. It’s time for a beautiful world of peace and harmony for all species. This is the new dream that we can create with our thoughts and our actions.
Bring it on.
– Billie Dean
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Billie Dean is an internationally recognised interspecies telepath, animal and peace advocate and award-winning creative artist. She is the author of Secret Animal Business, and an independent filmmaker of inspiring and heart-warming films about animals and peace. Billie runs a transformational on-line school Rainbow Fianna, teaching animal communication with ethics and an eclectic blend of native and visionary wisdom to help people evolve into the human angels animals need them to be. With her husband and daughter, Billie runs A Place of Peace at her home, where over 40 rescued horses run free, and is the founder of The Billie Dean International Deep Peace Organisation, a not-for-profit organsiation to promote peace and freedom for all animals through the arts, education and compassionate action. billiedean.com
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