All day I think about it, then at night I say it. Where did I come from, and what am I supposed to be doing? I have no idea. My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there. ~Rumi
The more we open our hearts to the human experience, the more we are given to feel into the heart of the entire planet. This can be excruciating at times, as the suffering is tremendous, yet underneath it is all is the most beautiful poignant love imaginable that is actually holding everything together. A new context is needed to lift our minds above the daily news and begin to understand the cosmic implications of the drama unfolding on our planet.
Fifty years ago not much was heard of Islam in the West. But today Islam is a topic that is everywhere in the world news. With all the misinformation and propaganda circulating regarding Islam it is important to reflect on the essence and origin of its tradition from a higher vantage point to gain further understanding of where we are at as a human species, and where we are going. In many ways, the violence we see playing out on our planet today has less to do with religion and more to do with human (or non-human) psychology.
As with all the blog entries, this is offered as reflection for your own journey, as you are the one who holds the key.
Conventional opinion is the ruin of our souls. –Rumi
To become whole humans requires the ability to bypass our conventional mind so that we can see beyond our own conditioned filters and prejudices, most of which have been “installed” by media, mainstream or alternative (as all is second-hand information). The real answers can only be found within.
I have traveled to several Islamic countries – including Iraq, Jordan, Turkey, Dubai and Egypt – and have personally known many Muslims, including Mother Tynetta Muhammad of the Nation of Islam and have witnessed the beauty and great art and culture of Islamic societies as well as the warmth and kindness prevalent among those of the Muslim faith.
In 2004 I had the opportunity to visit Baghdad as part of a peace pilgrimage. Our group drove for 10 hours across the desert from Amman, Jordan to Baghdad. As we walked through the bombed out streets with armed American military everywhere, what struck me the most were the children. Despite all the destruction, they were fearless and curious, reaching out their hands through wired fences and saying As Salaam Aleikum, and “I Love You,” in English. This image is forever stamped in my heart.
It is so important that we keep the children in mind as inspiration to overcome our animosities, judgments, racism and prejudices. The outer “jihad” (holy war or sacred struggle) that we see playing on the world stage is a reflection of the inner jihad playing out within each of us.
Recently I visited Egypt where American tourism is very low because of the fear of Islam. The Egyptian people were very kind and went out of their way to reassure us that they are peace-loving and that Muslims and Christians have lived in peace for a long time and that Allah is just the Arabic word for God, and is used by Christians as well as Muslims. Nowhere in the Quran does it say that other religions should be stamped out, or that Muslims should convert people to Islam. Islam is derived from the Arabic root “Salema”: peace, purity, submission and obedience.
Christian, Jew, Muslim, shaman, Zoroastrian, stone, ground, mountain, river, each has a secret way of being with the mystery, unique and not to be judged.
Time Wars: As Above, So Below
In a previous blog we asked: What does it mean that the Goddess Isis has been replaced by images of war and killing? What is the deeper origin of this war with regard to the feminine matrix?
From a cosmic perspective, the origin of the war we see is a result of the war of the heavens which traces back to the shattering of Maldek, now the Asteroid belt. Cosmic History tells us that war is the institutionalization of a primal carnal crime originated on Maldek that legitimizes killing just for the sake of killing. This jihad or holy war is actually a reflection of the war of the heavens: As above so below. It is a script set in motion long ago.
The present stage of humankind has reached maximum density in its process of degradation, with the dim memory of the destroyed planet always looming in its unconscious. Third-dimensional events can be likened to a shadow play that originally appeared to accommodate the war of the heavens.
In the Quran, the “Fall” (into lower dimensions) is described in Sura 38 when Iblis (Satan) gets into a feud with God, unfurling a type of drama. From the war in the heavens, cosmic time devolves into mechanized time, locking peoples minds into an artificial matrix spawning drama on Earth. From this drama is born the myth of the “eternal return.”
In the Telektonon cosmology brought forth by Valum Votan, the time between the “fall” and the “eternal return” is referred to as the “War and Taming of the Heavens, an Opportunity for Planet Earth.”
“War” describes the dynamic dissonance of processes of synchronization within a star system. In this case, the star system is our solar system with all of its planets. Each planet holds a specific quality of consciousness. What happens on one planet ripples into all dimensions throughout the solar system and galaxy.
The War of the Heavens involves orbital relations of planets and the stability or instability of our solar system in relation to other galactic star systems.
In 2002, the Cosmic History Chronicles transmission began as precipitated by the memory of Maldek’s destruction. These Chronicles serve as memory templates of the planetary transition that we are now undergoing. They contain knowledge and clues about how to adapt, what to expect, how to move forward, how to view what has gone before and what new methods of operation and states of consciousness that we might look forward to.
On the night of Kin 222 (11-11), I had a dream that I was taken on a journey to different planets. Realizing that I was not in the Milky Way galaxy, but the Andromeda galaxy I conversed with many star beings who demonstrated a peaceful solar system with flux tubes connecting each of the planets which made interplanetary travel easy.
On one of the planets, the beings were telling me about the minerals of our solar system, particularly platinum and gold. Though it was a magical dream, I did not put too much emphasis on it until a few weeks later when I saw that President Obama signed a law on November 25, Yellow Lunar Warrior, that “recognizes the right of U.S. citizens to own asteroid resources they obtain and encourages the commercial exploration and utilization of resources from asteroids.’
Platinum and gold are two key minerals that would be mined. This is most interesting in light of Maldek/Asteroid belt and its connection with these minerals. This also ties in with Islam and the Ka’bah (cube) as everything is connected.
Why are you so enchanted by this world, when a mine of gold lies within you? ~Rumi
In the synchronic order, events take on significance according to their relationship in time to each other. For example, Muhammad (born in A.D. 570) was a contemporary of both Pacal Votan and Garab Dorje, who brought the teaching of Dzogchen, which is believe by some to be the highest mind teachings on this planet. Dzogchen is said to be practiced in 13 world systems, with earth being the thirteenth. Muhammad was also a contemporary of Pope Gregory 1 (540 – 604), who consolidated the Catholic church as the Vatican.
Pacal Votan was 29 at the time of Muhammad’s death in A.D. 632. There were 1,320 years between the death of Muhammmad and the discovery of the tomb of Pacal Votan in 1952.
There were also 1,320 years between the dedication of the tomb of Pacal Votan in A.D. 692 and the closing of the Great cycle in 2012. .
For those new to this, the Thirteen Moon Calendar is based on the 1989 scientific discovery of the 12:60-13:20 timing frequencies (Jose Arguelles/Valum Votan). The 12:60 refers to the unconsciously accepted order of time that is artificial in nature, and 13:20 is the natural timing frequency.
Old time = Old Mind New Time = New Mind.
But before we can step into a new time, we have to learn the lessons of the old time by seeing it with new eyes.
Synchronic Context: Buddha, Jesus, Muhammad
To attain full comprehension of what is playing out today it is important to understand the connection between the archetypes of Buddha, Jesus and Muhammad. They were each born 570 years apart and their influence has greatly shaped civilization as we know it today.
Each messenger or prophet is born into a certain time and place for a specific purpose. It is important to note that while the Bible was written by several people, the Quran was written by only one man, the prophet Muhammad, who received guidance from the angel Gabriel. (Hadith and Sunna, the sayings and stories of Muhammad, were written by other men four or five centuries later and are the basis of sharia law).
Buddha, Jesus and Muhammad were all reformers. Buddha was reforming the prevalent system of thought in his time which was profusely polytheistic. Christ was supposedly reforming Judaism which had become highly legalistic and separative from its roots in Mosaic law. Muhammad was sent to reform the tradition of Abraham which is where the root of his teaching came from.
The root of Muhammad’s link with Abraham was the Ka’bah (cube) which houses a celestial stone that “fell from heaven.” Some accounts say that the stone was once white but turned black with the “sins of Adam.” Turning black can be related with the Indian concept of Kali Yuga—the dark age which we are now in.
Early Life of Muhammad
In Muhammad’s time there was talk that there was going to be a prophet from Arabia, but no one knew who this was going to be. Muhammad was the grandson of Abdul Muttalib, a prominent member of the society of Mecca and of the tribe of the Koresh, the tribe in charge of maintaining the Kab’ah in Mecca. Muhammad’s father died on a training mission in Syria before Muhammad was born. He was raised by his grandfather and mother Aminah.
At that time, it was the tradition to take the children from the city to the desert to raise them. The foster mother and Muhammad’s wet nurse had a son who became his close friend. When the two boys were three or four they were playing and his friend came back and said there were two men dressed in white who came to Muhammad, laid him on his back, opened up his chest up took and out his heart and put it back in and then did something to his back.
If this is true, was this some purificatory rite (or was it a type of star intervention?). Some accounts say he had an oval shaped spot on his back. Many other people testified that Muhammad was an unusual boy. His mother died when he was six, followed by the death of his grandfather, leaving Muhammad in the care of his uncle. Muhammad was recognized by a Christian monk who lived in a cave called the Hira cave when they were on a caravan route to Syria. The monk had a premonition that there was going to be a prophet and told people about it.
When Muhammad was 12 years old and was a water boy, this monk said he wanted to see everyone in the village because he had been having visions. The monk told the people that they forgot to bring someone, and they realized they had left Muhammad to tend the horses. The monk prophesied that Muhammad would become a prophet. Then another monk came who also recognized Muhammad by the spot on his back claiming it was the sign of his destiny.
When he was in his early 20s Muhammad had gained a reputation as being a very just person and was also called “Al amin” – “the merciful”. When he was 25 years old he married Khadija, a prominent forty year old woman who recognized something special in him. Khadija kept Muhammad well protected and provided for him financially. When he was 35 years old, Muhammad started having more dreams and visions showing him that the Ka’bah should be repaired and reconstructed.
Soon he began the reconstruction of the Ka’bah and the walls were pulled down where the mysterious stone sat in the corner, placed there 2500 years earlier by Abraham and Ishmael after an angel had directed Abraham to a celestial stone.
At this time the shrine of the Ka’bah was in disrepair and a haven of idol worship. The next challenge was figuring out how to move the black stone. Who would have the honor of lifting it and putting it in the corner? A group of holy men were trying to determine this and one said: “Let the first man who walks into the mosque be the one to put it in.”
Muhammad walked in. He said everybody who wants to lift it up can lift it up altogether. Now, everyday more than a billion people pray five times in the direction of this stone. This stone has a tremendous magnetic attraction (see Book of the Transcendence, Cosmic History, Volume 6).
After this Muhammad started spending more and more time in the Hira outside of Mecca. It was here when he was 40 that the angel Gabriel appeared and gave him the first revelation, which terrified him.
The first sura he heard was sura 96: “Read,and your Lord Most Exalted, teaches by means of the pen, teaches man what he never knew.” According to the Hadith, the prophet said the first thing God created was the pen, he created the tablet and said to the pen: “write” and the pen said: “What shall I write?” He said: “Write my knowledge of my creation untiil the day of resurrection.” In any case this was the first revelation.
More revelations came and Muhammad thought he might be going crazy but Khadija believed in him and consoled and encouraged him. Slowly other people came around and recognized him as a prophet bringing through a whole new dispensation.
Muhammad had a number of children through Khadija and later other wives. All of their sons died and only the daughters survived. Of the daughters he was closest with the youngest Fatima (see previous blog about Fatima the 13th). Interesting that the final prophecies of the Catholic Church are the Fatima prophecies, named after a small town in Portugal. Spain and Portugal had been under the control of the Muslims for many centuries. The Virgin Mary allegedly appeared to some school children on three occasions and gave them these prophecies on July 13, 1917, Kin 211). The third prophecy is known as “the secret” and is allegedly still with the Vatican yet to be revealed.
Following Muhammad’s death on June 8, 632, Islam split into two schools. One school follows the tradition of Imams (the Shiite school) and the other school follows the Hadith and Sunna (The Sunna school). The Shiite Muslims trace back to the blood lineage of Muhammad. The Sunna claims that from Ali (Muhammad’s nephew) that there was a long succession, more like the Dalai Lama lineage. Ali was considered the first Imam of the Shiite tradition.The main Shiite country today is Iran most others are Sunna.
Many of the Sufi traditions also come from the Shiite traditions. Many of the traditions of the Shiites are taken from the Sunna and have a much more mythic/historical aspect which goes beyond Muhammad.
Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth. –Rumi
Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. –Rumi
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