Baby Buddhas and the Kid’s Cavalry

Image Credit: Google

Image Credit: Google

During my four plus decades on the front lines as a spiritual warrior there have been moments when I wondered when the cavalry might show up. In my darker moments I would occasionally wonder IF the cavalry would show up. In the really bleak moments I would sometimes wonder if there even WAS a cavalry at all or was I fighting a losing battle with no backup.
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Upon Reaching “Retirement Age”

65th Birthday PortraitI celebrated one of those “milestone” birthdays over the weekend; I turned 65.  As I approached this marker, my ego had much to say about it. I realized that what I am dealing with are many cultural concepts and stereotypes about reaching “Retirement Age.”

Now — I don’t look 65, or feel 65 (except perhaps when I try to stand up after weeding the garden on my knees.) I don’t think like I think a person of 65 should think. And what does all that mean and why is it even important? The force of the flow of the ideas in my mind regarding how our culture deals with “getting older,” arriving at “The Golden Years” (what one should and shouldn’t do at this point in life) makes me feel as though I am a salmon swimming upstream against a mighty current.

It is no accident that I am celebrating my 65th birthday in the year 2013. This year represents Year One of our new Galactic Cycle and therefore, I am beginning a new cycle of my life in step with this Shift.

Actually, I retired from the 3D workforce just about a year ago, so that completion already happened and since then, I have been focusing on attending to my own inner clearing and acting from a place of JOY. In many ways I feel as though my life is just beginning. I think there are many retirees who would agree with me on that point. I meet many retired people here who say they LOVE their life now, they have never been happier or busier.

I decided to investigate a couple of alternative cultural viewpoints to see what their traditions had to say about this time of life, what it means, what promises it holds.

In the Tzolkin (Mayan) calendar of 260 days, there are five “Castles” of 52 days each. The Mayan system is based on combinations of 4, 13, and 20 but in this case five times thirteen equals 65, or The Green Castle.”  The Green Castle is about “rounding up the journey.” It is about the process of transformation. This sounds about right.

In the Hindu system there are traditionally Four Stages of Human Life that allow a person to wean themselves gradually from worldly duties to a more spiritually focused one.  Although by our western standards, the last two phases of life may seem extreme or harsh, they are based in more idealized circumstances in which the culture holds this shift from world to God as a lofty goal and supports those who are ready to step back from material life. In today’s world (and especially in the West) we are not set up to give this honor and respect on any broad scale. Still, it serves as a noble ideal for those who have a strong intention and commitment.

For me, the greatest gift and cause for celebration this year has been my understanding and integration of my Universal Value (UV) my true, innate, God-given worth. With this understanding I have been able to put aside my hesitancy of committing myself to something that might eventually become a burden and joyfully enter into connection and interaction with my greater community, knowing that however I choose to share my UV is completely my freewill choice in each moment. Therefore I can make no wrong choices or unwise decisions (a really big deterrent to making ANY choice for me previously.)

Summing up what this all means for me:

1) I have lived to the age of 65 and I’m in really good shape physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

2) This is Year One (2013) of our new Galactic Cycle and I am starting my Green Castle phase, rounding out my journey, taking all accumulated experience with me into this momentous time. It is a phase of transformation (but what phase of my life has not been?)

3) Tomas and I have constructed  a “quiet and orderly” life –our version of the Hindu Third Stage —  simple, with minimal focus on maintaining the material aspects and an intentional focus on our inner work and spiritual matters.)

Life is good and getting glorious. My personal Golden Age is aligned with the entrance of our planet into the much prophesied Golden Age of Gaia. With all confidence I say that my best years are ahead of me. I’m inviting all of you to come along, stepping  into Heaven on Earth, a paradise of our own making.

Namaste           In Lakesh

Here is a link to Brenda Hoffman’s blog that so resonated with me that I’m sharing it with all of you. Very inspiring!

 

Aurora — 5D City of Light — A Grand Picnic in the Echadon Valley — Conclusion

Picnic Day in the Echadon

Picnic Day in the Echadon

Dear Friends and Readers —

This will be the last installment (for now) of my series on Aurora, 5D City of Light. There are a couple more episodes under the above menu option that you can read and re-read to your heart’s content. I have truly loved bringing these pieces forward and posting them on the front page of my blog over the past couple of months. Your reception of them has warmed my heart. Your interactive imaginations and visualizations while reading this information about life in the higher dimensions has literally helped create this Heaven on Earth. I thank you profoundly for all your comments and contributions.

With my outdoor gardening being the dominant flow of my Universal Value through the next several months, I will be posting only once a week, on Mondays. I am hoping to get back to “visiting” your sites, a pleasure that has fallen by the wayside while ramping up the gardens and my broth project. I am traveling today with my younger son to share a double birthday celebration with my sister, as well as Mother’s Day over the weekend.

I extend to all of you who are also mothers a truly magnificent honoring of your blessed role.

This week we will continue to enjoy the Grand Picnic in the upper Echadon Valley. You are in for some real treats, including a “Rainbow Zebra” contributed by artist Mary McDonald, who lives in Ecuador. Click on the zebra image to see her full story. If you missed Part I last week, click here.  Now — let’s get back to our picnic, shall we?
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Stepping Off The Edge — And Flying!

Stepping off the Cliff smallThere is a modern day teaching (not sure whom to credit here) that goes something like this: “When you come to that place in your spiritual journey where it looks as though your next step is going to take you off the edge of a cliff — and you take that step in faith —  one of two things will happen: either the ground will rise up to meet your feet, or you will grow wings and learn to fly.”

Sometime during the last month or so, I took that step in faith and began to learn to FLY!

Many of you bore witness to this process and for that I am exceedingly grateful. I pray that my example will encourage those of you who have yet to step off your own cliff, to do so, whenever it appears. As you garner your own courage, trust in your True Self and claim your faith in your own magnificence, may you find your foot secure on solid ground or feel the exhilaration of your weightless BEing born upon the the wings of Spirit. Either experience will be thrilling and your life will change forever.
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Aurora — 5D City of Light — A Grand Picnic in the Echadon Valley

Picnic Day in the Echadon

Picnic Day in the Echadon

All right! We’ve read and imagined the general layout of Aurora, we’ve learned about Governance, Education, the Homes and some of the modes of Transportation. We’ve been to the Theater, yet still your mind may ask the question: “What do you do for FUN?” This post is all about that.

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Several times within a solar cycle the residents of Aurora co-create a Grand Picnic in the Upper Echadon Valley. Everyone is invited. Most people come. After all, who does not like a picnic?
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