earth“Our suggestion is to not be frightened by these changes that are upon you, but recognize them as breaks in the walls of a prison that have been erected around you. Step through the cracks into your freedom. You are creator gods and goddesses.” – Tom Kenyon/the Hathors, Increasing Intensity of the Chaotic Node

Just over a year ago, the BP oil catastrophe and subsequent dumping of toxic “dispersants” in the Gulf of Mexico was named the worst eco-disaster of our lifetimes. Now, as we celebrate another Earth Day, and are still just beginning to understand the effects of oil and Corexit in the Gulf and beyond (See Dahr Jamail’s BP Anniversary), we’re faced with an escalating nuclear crisis, birthed in Japan but quickly becoming a global issue.

Radiation is flooding into the atmosphere, into the ocean, into our bodies — invisible, uncontainable and deadly. Long-time anti-nuclear activist Dr. Helen Caldicott, in a recent press conference on Fukishima, basically says that the plutonium being released is enough to poison the entire planet (thank you, Robert Phoenix, for this link).

Echoing the US government’s cover-up of the environmental impact in the Gulf, the Japanese government has ordered their media not to report the reality of radiation dangers in order to “avoid panic.” The EU and US have responded by upping the “safe” radiation levels permitted in food and water (see Radiation Spreads Worldwide).

Denial, although a popular choice among world “leaders,” is probably not the most productive response. Radiation is the new reality on planet Earth, and we are going to have to adapt and learn how to respond to it very quickly. The nuclear war we grew up fearing (we who grew up in the 80s, that is) is happening, we’re in it, and while the Japanese are on the front lines (again), no one is immune.

Uranus in Aries (as of March 11th) signifies rapidly changing and chaotic times in which we have to activate our Warrior natures in order to survive, and to be effective agents of transformation.

I’m just now really starting to get what Barbara Hand Clow means when she says, “Our ability to access multidimensional consciousness will be a basic survival skill as we approach the mysterious end-date of the Mayan calendar” (Alchemy of Nine Dimensions).

neptuneAs long as we respond to the nuclear crisis solely from a third-dimensional perspective — that of material reality, linear space and time — the situation is hopeless. In this mindset, it’s easy to fall into unconsciousness, escapism, depression, self-pity, addiction and denial — the shadow expression of Neptune in Pisces.

But the higher potential of Neptune in Pisces is increased access to the invisible realm of spirits and ancestors, the dreamtime, multidimensional consciousness. From this expanded awareness, new possibilities open up, new approaches to seemingly impossible situations.

The Hathors (via Tom Kenyon) say: “However bleak a situation may appear to you, we wish to convey clearly this message: you are the co-creator of your reality. Move upward in consciousness, even if those around you move downward…. [Y]ou will have to find the center path, the narrow passage that leads upward.” (Increasing Intensity)

In their latest message, Medicines of Light, they address the radiation crisis, and give directions for making your own “medicines of light,” stressing that this is something that anybody can do — no special powers needed. They say, “Even if you are left with nothing but the tools of your own consciousness, you can protect and heal yourself.”

Some of the people I consider authentic and useful leaders in this time have helped me understand what multidimensional consciousness is, and how to move into this new reality. Many can be found on the amazing Conscious Media Network: Eric Pearl on the Reconnection, Barbara Marciniak on the Pleiadians, Bruce Lipton on Spontaneous Evolution, David Icke on the Moon Matrix, and Christine Page on 2012 and the Galactic Center. (CMN has a free 3-day trial subscription, FYI).

taurusAccessing higher dimensions is not about floating up out of our bodies and off the planet. The higher dimensions can only be effectively navigated if we are grounded in our bodies and rooted to the Earth.

We just entered the Taurus season on April 20th — in the Northern Hemisphere, this is the lushness of spring, Mother Earth in her full flowering of fertility, sensuality and abundance. This is a time for renewing our love, appreciation and gratitude for the planet and for our own bodies.

Also on April 20th, Venus — Taurus’s ruler and therefore this season’s presiding deity — moved into Aries the Warrior. The entry point to embodiment and Earth connection is the heart. Venus in Aries is the warrior of the heart, courageously opening to the world with vulnerability, authenticity and compassion.

As Sacred Activist Andrew Harvey writes in Heart Yoga: “Only intense and deep mystical love, strength, and passion, combined with a commitment to sustained transformative action, can now preserve the planet. This fusion of body and soul enables people to find the luminous energy, calm, and power that they will need in order to become Sacred Activists and give birth to a new world.”

– Emily Trinkaus