December 29, 2010
Red Overtone Serpent Day
Rhythmic Moon 17
Year of The Red Overtone Moon
Quiche Count: 9 Caban
In honor of the globally observed “2011” Gregorian Calendar New Year point, I’d like to take a moment and invite us to contemplate what the Gregorian Calendar at large signifies for us personally, and as a planetary species. What role does it play in our daily lives? How is it serving to guide us within this Universe?
Having studied calendars and prophecies for the last 16 years, I discovered that before the Gregorian calendar imposition in 1582, which went on to establish the 12-Month calendar as the (unquestioned) world standard, there were many, many more thriving cultural calendar traditions and cycles observed by the peoples of the planet then survive today. These calendrical lineages offered the human-being maps of time that served to connect them to their Sacred Relationship to Time, in phase with the microcosm of their life as a reflection of the larger macrocosm of the Universe.
Nowadays, it is my feeling that as a species we have been conditioned to accept a numb and meaningless association to our calendar and how we track “time,” and relate to it; how we schedule the cosmic, creative life-force that we have been granted as students on this Earth…
Straddling the globe, like a language and code casting the spell of artificial time, everywhere we look – from our daytimers, computers, cellphones, TV, doctor’s offices, prisons, presidential offices, banks, supermarkets, elementary schools – we are all told the day’s “date” in Gregorian terms, “Wednesday December 29th, 2010,” but what does that mean?
Where does this date and calendar come from? Have we really considered what program we’ve been subscribing to? And is this the best choice to agree upon as a planet? Is it working, is it serving the awakening of our human potential? It is reminding us to how to prioritize our human role as Shepherds of the planet? Or is it reinforcing that we keep our focus on working, shopping, and paying our bills?… Whose agenda might it be serving?
I have come to the understanding that the Gregorian calendar operates as a veil that can distract and obscure our connection to our own natural rhythms, and the natural rhythms of the Earth we live upon, and Universe we dream within.
Sourced in the Vatican Catholic Church, Pope Gregory the 13th, and the earlier calendars of Caesar and the Roman Empire, the mathematical structure of our 12-month calendar does not reflect or teach us about the natural rhythms of our journey around the Sun – nor does it elucidate our relationship to our orbiting moon, or the spiraling patterns and harmonic ratios of the Stars…
As Dr. Jose Arguelles has shared in his life-long research and analysis of the Gregorian Calendar as an instrument of global social governance, its main function is to entrain us with an artificial pulse and mental construct of time that upholds the paradigm: Time is Money. Fueled by the vibration of survival fear, this mentality separates and compartmentalizes, thus allowing the Biosphere’s resources, as well as our own human bodies and life-force, to be perceived solely as material worth to be potentially exploited, rather than respected as sentient components of the one web of life.