On planet earth for the last two thousand year’s, we have been in the age of Pisces, which was represented by hierarchy, control, war, machines, the patriarchy and powerful information being held in the hands of few. The Piscean Age gave birth to many of the world’s great religions and philosophies, master pieces of art, music and architecture, and a profound love of nature.
This was a dualistic age, characterized by the ideal of self-sacrifice, which produced victims and victors. The Judeo-Christian-Islamic belief systems of this age led people to judge themselves as God’s flawed children, born in sin with an unworthy nature. Salvation was sought through a savior. God was worshipped in temples and churches through ordained priests and clergy men (until recently, all male). The external authoritarian mindset supported a separation between self and God.
In the last 50 years we have started the transition into the age of Aquarius which is has the spirit of revolution and is symbolized by traits such as freedom, information, awareness, energy, community and connection. The age of Aquarian is an intellectual energy, the age of ‘knowing,’ knowledge will be widespread and there will be a blending of the material and the spiritual.
What we see with the New Age movement and the decline in over-arching belief systems is a new spirituality that nurtures self-worth and awakens us to our personal experience of the Divine within and present in every living being. We follow our inner guidance and take responsibility for our actions. A new respect for the planet and our impact on it is being realized and people will be able to access inner states of joy, empowerment and wholeness.
Like with any transition there will be those that resist change and cling on to the old ways and the radicals that want to stamp out the old and bring in the new.
Personal empowerment and access to our meditative minds are required for changing exploitative economic, political and social systems. Exploitation, manipulation and control are possible when people accept the status quo out of ignorance and fear.
Now more than ever we need to spend time going within during our practice of yoga and meditation which help us find our discernment for all the choices we are making and all the beliefs we are buying into. Can we trust everything the media and our political leaders say? We have information overload, whatever we consume on the internet, we must reside in a place of discernment about what is true and what is not.
We are at a pivotal time, some say now we are moving into 2021, this is the acceleration into the Aquarian age and who can disagree, this time we are in is like no other we have ever experienced. Covid19 has slowed down our lives, it is a time of mass awakening! We are seeing many of the old institutions being exposed for corruption. This is okay, it is a part of the transition. The ideal is to evolve from a tribal consciousness and connect with our soul and identify with our true essence. From this place we are able to cultivate the experience of ‘oneness’, where we operate from a heart-centered consciousness and work together to create collective institutions that serve the good of all humanity and Mother Earth.