Pralaya – A Period of Transition by Elizabeth Ayres Escher.
Ah, where to start. Well, at the beginning, I suppose, but there is not really any beginning. For the last couple of weeks, I have been dealing with typical (for me) late winter symptoms of sinus headache, fatigue, sore and swollen throat and bodily discomfort.
It has felt like my body no longer fit me, like it was some strange contraption in which I found myself, dragging it around, unable or unwilling to exercise, not wanting to eat, just wanting to find a quiet corner and to sleep. I did not even feel like writing, until now… Talk about pent up energy!
It is apparent that this is yet another transitional period that I am undergoing, as I would imagine many are, as well. The latest writings of Aisha North and Denise Le Fay support this contention. They and others speak of the changes to our bodies as wrought by the ongoing ascension energies, finally moving into physicality, hence all the pains and adjustments required.
I have also been engaged in reading a series of messages given by an unnamed scribe that covers the various lifetimes of a large, important soul group, one that cannot be named here, for the privacy of the members, as well as the scribe.
Yet the stories brought forth within this series of messages have illustrated for me the vastness and interwoven quality of our story as occupants of this world. Some of us were here when the world was created and some of us linger here yet.
Reincarnation is not generally taught in Western religions. It is dismissed by theologians as an Eastern superstition, although over half the world’s population believes in reincarnation. And more Westerners, having been exposed to the teachings of Buddha and the ancient Hindu religion, have found the prospect of reincarnation both appealing and a daunting prospect as well.
Then there are the laws of karma and dharma, very little understood by Westerners. Karma or the law of return simply defines the process whereby the soul, embodied in a new body in each lifetime has to balance or repay for the misdeeds of a former lifetime.
These echoes can replay for series of lifetimes, in different cultures, yet the actors in the drama merely change garments or bodies.
If a parent neglects or kills a child in one lifetime, he/she will find themselves the child of their former child or again taking care of their former child. In every lifetime there is an opportunity to balance the energy existing between the two individuals.
It is for each individual to determine whether or not they will master the temptations of the physical world and come into balance in their interactions with themselves, other people, their communities and all life.
Dharma is when an individual performs a work or works that contribute to the whole. Gandhi’s dharma in that particular lifetime was to aid India in becoming independent from Britain.
His great work was nearly destroyed by the formation of Pakistan, a division in the ancient Indian people who has echoes coming down to us from the invasion of Alexander and the later one of the Moguls, and still earlier invasions and wars as recorded in the ancient Vedic texts.
War and violence can never be used for good. War destroys culture, people, and communities and puts souls on a tangent where the energies must be confronted and balanced, or carried into successive generations, as well as through different cultural periods. What is done today will affect our children’s children.
What most people do not realize is that they, themselves, will be their children’s children. More to the point, they will certainly come back into the culture that they just destroyed. Today’s Western war leaders will reincarnate into the cultures of India, Pakistan and the Middle East.
As soul families we move around the world, in a pattern, reincarnating in cultures and affecting them in a negative or positive fashion. In bringing commerce, arts and culture to a nation and people, we bring a positive influence. In bringing war and destruction, we consign that people, our future lives, to discomfort and lives of trial.
There is another lesson from learning about one’s reincarnations as well as that of other people especially those who are of a historic or mythical nature. When the embodiment is done, the particular work or phase for that individual soul is also done. One may be a movie star in one life time and a street cleaner in another.
Or one might be a spiritual teacher and prophet in one life time and a simple merchant in another. The lesson here is that no person is more divine or more special than another, whether ascended or not.
There is not an only son of god as has been taught by Christianity. All souls undergo various lifetimes and experiences for a reason – which reason is for the greater soul to learn about itself. To give another individual magical powers or to believe that that person is capable of saving you, now, in your current lifetime, is to give your power away and to involve the other soul in karmic responsibility. The ascended masters have no desire to “carry” the world on their backs.
And according to Universal law they cannot do so, for that would be a violation of individual free will. We each need to be our own savior by aligning with the will of our greater multidimensional Self.
So, what is the ultimate intent of reincarnation? It is to experience everything that can be experienced while in a body, in a physical world. It is a process of the soul learning about itself, in a slowed down environment where the consequences of actions are not always immediately apparent, at least if not dealing with an irritated samurai warrior. And so how does this affect our current situation in the world?
Well, according to some visionaries, our world has been in a transitional period which first started in 1987, at the time of the Harmonic Convergence. This cycle is known as Pralaya, a period of intense transformation, which occurs at the changing of cycles, from Kali Yuga to Satya Yuga or from Dark Age to Golden Age.
Many of the prophecies of great destruction at the end of the Dark Age reflect race memory of other transitional periods where whole cultures perished in fire, storm and flood. It has happened before; the tale of the fall of Atlantis is etched on our collective race memory as one such time.
It was thought that these kinds of events would overtake us at the end of this particular epoch, as well. However, according to a couple of sources, the Rishis or Heavenly Hosts in charge of our world decided to postpone the ultimate destruction for a time, in order to allow the darkness upon this planet to dissipate.
They did so in hopes that humanity would turn to the light and the violent earth changes, as predicted, would no longer be needed in order to dissipate and remove any lingering darkness. It remains to be seen, however, if the transitional period will be extended, again, as the article suggested might happen should the Rishis deem it necessary.
The current political and social unrest in the world is a reflection of the “churning” of dark and light within each individual, each culture and the natural world. The planet is in the midst of cleansing herself of the pollution created by the misuse of resources, as well as the collective negative thoughts created by the misuse of thought by the human race.
Most people do not realize the power of thought. Your thoughts, every one, are etched upon the Akasha and can be read, at least in part by talented psychics and advanced souls undergoing ascension, for the sake of learning about the consequences of actions taken and not taken.
Nature will come more to the forethought of every man, woman and child in the coming days, months and years, as the planet continues to change its weather patterns. Yes, the planet is becoming warmer, the Polar Regions are in the process of shrinking and many areas that have been cold will be much warmer.
Areas that have been deserts will bloom, coast lines will be inundated with higher water, some islands will disappear and there will be much change in the world maps. People will be forced to move from the coasts so that those areas can rest from the consequences of human impact.
Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions will shake and remodel the land. Whole cities will be vacated and peoples forced to move to new areas. The existing populations of those inland areas will have to absorb the influx of new residents and adjust to changes.
There will be a re-emphasis on cooperation and living together in harmony or else there will be great chaos and destruction, if people fail to work together. Such is the test of this transitional stage.
People are resistant to change, so change will come to them whether or not they like. Those who are open to changing consciously will not need to suffer as much or will have greater ability to listen to intuitive messages allowing for greater preparation, greater detachment towards whatever comes into their personal sphere of experience.
The extent and length of this transitional period will depend on how each one of us responds to change and how much we can release of the darkness that dwells within each of us. For you see, in my little excursion through past lifetimes of others, I have discovered that there always exists an opportunity to transform a life of karmic repayment to one of dharmic completion.
Are you adding to the legacy of humanity through the creation of art, music, literature, dance, plays and social interaction, acting with diplomacy and patience or are you bent in gathering material wealth and power to yourself, while destroying the lives of others in through acts of violence and greed?
Are you intent in living a life spent in cooperating with your family and neighbors and co-workers, or you intent in punishing and destroying the works of others, even of whole communities, cultures and sovereign countries?
Do you regard everyone who is not of your own family, belief system or culture as being an enemy or are you willing to live with others and to enjoy the variety offered by experiencing the diversity that exists among different cultures and systems? It is a choice or a series of choices that each of us makes at every moment in our lives.
Currently, the period of Pralaya is supposed to last until 2015, to give humanity more time to balance their karma, by releasing the darkness that currently infects the planet. The darkness on the planet was determined to be too great to allow the earth changes to go forward, so they have been dampened down, for now.
There is a period of adjustment that humanity has been granted, by the grace of Heaven, so that the darkness that abides in each person can be released and a new way can be found so that all might live in abundance, harmony and peace.
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