"Take two of these little pills and call me in the morning."
Ah, those were simpler days, when all our troubles seemed resolvable by a magic bullet. No longer.
Today, through forces seemingly beyond our control, we're pressed to dig deep for the answers to a suddenly kaleidoscopic array of strange and bewildering dilemmas.
Economic stability, or lack thereof. World peace, or what's left of it. Peace of mind, but only when heavily sedated. Physical wellbeing, challenged by waves of cosmic energy ripping through us with awesomely accelerating intensity.
Why is it that everyone and everything, including ourselves, all of a sudden seems to be splitting apart at the seams?
For many who study cosmic cycles, it's patently obvious that the end times are upon us--and that our planet is undergoing some heavy changes centering on the year 2012 that have been prophesied in scriptures and wisdom traditions the world over.
The Hopi nation just released a short official video about this truly wild period of history.
While certainly not rose-colored as to the extraordinary challenges of these times, ultimately the Hopi message is one of--pun intended--hope.
These times, say the Hopi elders, involve a "return to connecting our heart with the heart of the path to the future."
Stated otherwise, the message is that we must regain an inner balance with all of nature, starting with ourselves.
We must travel from the inner to the outer when balancing ourselves and the world--a dual process that must occur in that order.
In other words, to heal and transform the world, we must first be willing to heal and transform ourselves.
This subject is near and dear to my heart, after I wrote about it extensively in my latest book, Potentiate Your DNA.
If we start by healing and transforming ourselves, we can survive, and even thrive, through the 2011-13 window of personal and planetary transfiguration.
The end times that are upon us, then, simultaneously constitute a beginning--one holding the possibility of a genuine rebirth for Mother Earth and all her children.
According to Vedic texts, in fact, we've reached the very nadir of planetary darkness, known as the Kali Yuga, and there's literally nowhere to go but back into the light.
In other words, cosmically speaking, things simply have to start looking up, sooner rather than later.
In past articles, I've addressed the "ener-genetic" nature of the radical Shift in Human Consciousness now well underway.
But one thing I've yet to discuss is strategies for participating as co-creators by riding on top of the tremendous waves of galactic energy sweeping our world--instead of being swept under by them.
Below, I outline three simple strategies you can adopt in your own way to integrate the powerful, potentially life-changing energies of this time period...
Strategy 1: Stay in the Moment
The intuitively sourced masterpiece known as The Law of One makes it abundantly clear that in the Moment, in the here and now, is where we find love--not in some abstract yesterday or tomorrow.
Readers of Eckhart Tolle's more mainstream The Power of Now have been exposed to a similar line of self-empowering thinking.
But for those new to this concept, or in need of a refresher, the energy of love--rather, the actual experience of loving energy--is so potent that, by itself, it can heal and transform the body, mind, and spirit.
Moreover, and especially important these days, love can, and does, protect us from that which weakens the body, mind, and spirit: fear.
As to what may or may not happen tomorrow, we have little control over that.
Best to "let go and let God" and focus on enhancing our lives (as well as those around us) with the most powerful energy available.
Strategy 2: Be More, Do Less
In a wonderful article devoted to the recent transition to the culminating Ninth Wave of the Mayan Calendar, Denise Lefay emphasizes that for many people (especially those of us who consider ourselves lightworkers), the time of always having to do is ending and the time of being is beginning.
"Now that many of us have completed the horrendously difficult Eighth Wave phase of transmuting, integrating and paving the way out of total darkness for all interested parties, we've got to learn how to consciously create from within ourselves ... and BE what we've worked so long and hard to accomplish," writes Lefay.
"Now we've got to adapt to increasing Source energies beginning to flow through us, our bodies and brains like it never has before while in physical bodies. Now we're learning to DO by BEING; to understand by knowing on our own internally and not externally through other beings, guides, channels or sources."
The point here, as I understand it, is not to do nothing. Rather, the point is to be entirely present when doing anything--and to only do things that merit our being entirely present.
As much as anything else, being more and doing less can help us stay in the Moment where love is.
And love can do all the rest.
Strategy 3: Turn on, Tune in, Drop out
Never before has counter-cultural icon Timothy Leary's famous advice to seek the truth within, by whatever means necessary, been more apropos.
But here, allow me to clarify my interpretation of Leary's words as they apply to these confounding times.
By "turn on," I mean put yourself in a receptive mode to receive intuitive guidance about your life choices from your Higher Self.
Your Higher Self is like a Hall of Fame coach who can take you to the promised land if you can simply let go of your ego long enough to listen.
By "tune in," I mean actively open to this guidance--through prayer, meditation, creativity, exercise, or simply being.
Above all, you must have the intention to tune in to the wisdom of your Higher Self.
And by "drop out," I mean cut out whatever might be creating static--whether that's TV, texting, Internet news, or "fear porn"--in your connection with your Higher Self.
Once we connect with our Higher Self, much becomes clear and much progress in our healing and transformation can be made as we implement our inner guidance.
Copyright © 2011 by Sol Luckman. All Rights Reserved.
Sol Luckman is a prolific visual artist and critically acclaimed author of fiction and nonfiction. His numerous books include the international bestselling Conscious Healing: Book One on the Regenetics Method and the newly released Potentiate Your DNA: A Practical Guide to Healing & Transformation with the Regenetics Method. For information on the "revolutionary healing science" (Nexus) of the Regenetics Method, check out www.PhoenixRegenetics.org. Sol is also author of the Beginner's Luke Series of seriocomic novels that hilariously foreground the role of imagination in creating our individual and collective reality. Characterized by Reader Views as a "modern-day Alice in Wonderland" and by Apex Reviews as a "mind-bending journey through the mind of the ultimate iconoclast," Beginner's Luke is also, as literature professor Niama Williams has written, a "spiritual journey that you do not want to put down." Share the Adventure of an imaginary lifetime by visiting www.BeginnersLuke.com. View Sol's paintings and learn more about his work atwww.CrowRising.com