posted 22 May, 2012 (Wednesday, 21 March, 2012) - Pepper Lewis
I discovered channeling at a very young age. It opened up a new world for me, one that merged wisdom with compassion, and love with understanding. I quickly learned that invisible guides and teachers were just as real as ones that I could see. I knew that I could touch and be touched profoundly by a word as easily as by the wind, as it danced and imitated Spirit for my education and amusement. I did not imagine all those years ago that my future would include teaching others how to channel, yet today it is one of my most favorite things to do.
The winter solstice has risen and the day is new. The physical sun has returned to reunite us with the spiritual sun within and to remind us that we are the light of the world. The sun is beginning to move away from its maximum declination and can be seen as it continues along its journey. And now it is time for us to do the same.
Winter Solstice is the birth of the new solar year and is symbolized by the dark, or midnight sun. The midnight solstice aligns the world of humanity with the world of the eternal, joining both in a sacred union that repeats each year at the same time.
2012 does not belong to this world or to the next. To some extent the entire year will seem somewhat surreal, as if it is out of step with time, and you may feel this way too. There is no ‘normal’ this year, not even a ‘new normal’.
In your own unique way, as guided by the resonant quality of your soul and the desire of the personality that calls you by name, you have crossed another threshold and found yourself in a new year. You approach an invisible marker in time - one that may as well be chiseled in stone as your imaginations have built a monument to it -- this year has earned a permanent entry in the logbook of your life.
2011, like other recent years, continues to accelerate all of the thoughts and things associated with life on earth. The year, as measured by your current calendar, has already moved past the halfway mark, speeding along at a good clip and inviting you to do the same. All things being equal, there should be six more months (of time) left in the year, but while all things are equal, they are not the same. Two lit candles will not burn at the same rate, nor will they burn equal parts of wick and wax
Mythology and folklore is humanity "attempting to explain its world to itself," triggering the unconscious to "remember its own way to create, to unravel the old so that it can then weave the new and the next into this particular life."
Pepper and Gaia answer the question: I have heard you say that we cannot hurt the earth (Gaia). I like the sound of this, but what if, for example, there is a third world war and countries launch nuclear weapons -- this could destroy all life forms in many areas of the planet. Doesn't this hurt the earth? And since Gaia and we are one, we would also destroy ourselves, at least in the physical. Wouldn't that also hurt Gaia?
There is a part of you that knows that you have come through a great desert, and while you are not all of the way through it yet, already you can see that there is an oasis before you-there are new truths, new and fresh resources, the next and new beginning.
Question to Mother Earth: Is it just me or is life getting more difficult and challenging for everyone? I have heard that this is called the "time of intensity". Is this true and if so, what does that really mean?