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The Root of the Change

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We are now in a period of growth and social change combined with weather change and geological upheaval.It is difficult to see the big picture. It has all happened before and “this too shall pass”. It will be a bit interesting to live through though. We do need to work out what is coming so we can manage its effects.At the threshold of each change there is a period of upset. The entrance of the new will cause upset in all systems thus the saying that it is always darkest before the dawn.

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We do need to work out what is coming so we can manage its effects.

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, a time to reap that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;

A time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;

A time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;

A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose;

A time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew;

A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

The Larger Cycles

There are many reasons for the larger cycles.

  • The orbit of the planet around the sun is not properly circular.
  • The orbit of the Sun about the galactic centre is not circular.
  • The central sun of the galaxy is not even in its emissions.
  • The planet wobbles on its axis like a spinning top.

Mankind has tried many ways to describe the combined effects of these and other irregularities. The Yugas described in the Hindu philosophy calculate a cycle of approximately 24,000 years which is very close to the full precession of the equinox.

The Earth’s axis completes one full cycle of precession approximately every 26,000 years. At the same time the elliptical orbit rotates more slowly. The combined effect of the two precessions leads to a 21,000-year period between the astronomical seasons and the orbit.

In addition, the angle between Earth’s rotational axis and the normal to the plane of its orbit (obliquity) oscillates between 22.1 and 24.5 degrees on a 41,000-year cycle. It is currently 23.44 degrees and decreasing.

Sounds to me that we might be on to something. There is not a great distance between 24,000 and 26,000 years when you consider that these periods came from different people, different cultures and different locations. Allow the difference to be the error produced by different baseline data and different calculation methods.

All of these cycles combine to produce a whole raft of changes to both weather and culture.

Told in the Past

The various mystery schools also describe a phenomenon where the central sun of the galaxy is spinning and releasing waves of light. This light prescribes a series of radial arcs as the galaxy turns. As a star system enters a light band, its weather is changed – this is happening to us now..

The light is subtle but of a frequency that also increases spiritual growth. Now that is a recipe for change. As we enter the light band we become more spiritual and as we leave the band we revert to a struggle for survival. In effect a set of spiritual seasons. Spiritual ice ages and spiritual temperate times as it were.

At the threshold of each change there is a period of upset. The entrance of the new will cause upset in all systems thus the saying that it is always darkest before the dawn.

Planetary Changes

The planet has a series of changes to endure as do we.

It just so happens that we are both entering a period of great change at this time. We are mutually reliant – planetary adjustments strongly affect us and our behaviour strongly affects the planet which in turn affects us. Get the picture?

The important thing to remember about these changes is that they each have a tipping point where it goes slowly, slowly, slowly and then rapidly as we hit the tipping point.

The effects of the change

The effects of the change are myriad. We will see it in just about every aspect of our lives – all things are cyclic – and related.

The only thing to remember is that mankind has a very poor long term memory. Look at the economic clock – the primary boom and bust cycle is only 7 to 10 years but there are also 30, 90 and 120 year cycles. The smallest is difficult for most people to remember let alone the longer cycles.

In wave physics there is the concept of destructive and constructive interference. This applies to the meshing of cycles. It means that some have a small effect whilst others are very strong, particularly if more than one cycle peaks or troughs at the same time.

A peak of one cycle corresponding with the trough of another will tend to average out the result, while two positives will add to the effects, so without a better understanding of the component cycles it is very difficult to predict the outcome.

The take-away here is that this cycle of change is larger than we are. In order to ride it out we need to be prepared.

In the interim – leave a comment or two – who knows, it may create a chain of thought that assists a lot of people, including me!

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