From Chapter One: The First Transmissions
A contemporary understanding of personal evolution—your acceleration into fully conscious twenty-first-century human beings—requires profound introspection, commitment, and integration of the logical and intuitive halves of the mind. It entails a clearing of old programming, release of blocked energy forms, and a new approach to living as caretakers of the celestial being upon whom you reside and take nourishment. Involved is the full awakening of the heart and the silencing of the ego-driven self. These are the fundamental processes that will determine how you will approach the process of planetary transformation, while defining your personal experience of ascension from the realm of matter.
As you move ever closer to the fated date of the closing Mayan calendar (21 December 2012), you are becoming increasingly alarmed over the prospect of an impending global disaster—the Armageddon scenario—which has been rendered a highly possible reality through senseless nuclear proliferation, your poisonous waste, and your rage. Indeed, manifestations of upheaval have already begun at every corner of the world. Perhaps, many fear, it is too late . . . and you are careening towards the inevitable, with no way to break your fall. Others understand how you create your realities with every thought, every word and gesture. . .that it can be a smooth ride if you focus upon “right action”—your minds centered, clear, and filled with wonder over your potential as the New Aquarians of Planet Earth.
It is at the same time frightening, yet exciting, for you know, on some intuitional level, that you have experienced this before. Humanity obviously survived. As reincarnating beings, you have known death and rebirth over and over again, although most of you do not consciously remember your passage in and out of the physical realm. But this is quite different. Those who have opted to be born into this earth era are experiencing the death, or transmutation, of the entire planet, and you are in the thick of it, holding on for dear life, your happiness and security constantly threatened by the specter of total annihilation.
Like the people of late Atlantis, you seem to be on the brink, anticipating your plunge into the abyss. Your concept of life and of your purpose as human beings is changing; your fragility and impermanence are ever more present in your minds; your greater home, the very earth beneath your feet, is in “clear and present” danger.
It is a difficult but challenging time and, therefore, you would do well to remember, no matter how your personal circumstances may otherwise appear, that you have chosen
to be here...
You live in a world which hosts both extremely dark characters and wondrously loving, spiritual beings, but the truth is that most of humanity is somewhere in-between. Each of you knows and has confronted the brilliance as well as the shadow of your own persona, and that is the duality—the very nature of life as you know it in the human experience. There have been moments of incredible radiance and impenetrable darkness throughout history and these two extremes, you find, often exist in the same moment, occupying the same space as poles of the one energy. The poles clash and conflict with each other and yet, you realize, they are simply reflections of the whole.
As students of esoteric wisdom, you are learning that you must integrate the polar aspects: the good and bad; the light and dark; the love and hate. As long as you continue to fuel these forces in opposition, there will be war on every level...
Excerpted from Atlantis Rising by Patricia Cori. Copyright © 2008 by Patricia Cori. Excerpted by permission of North Atlantic Books, a division of Random House LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.