Time Keeps On Slippin’ … Into the Future!

I awoke this morning with “Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ … into the future…” running through my head on a non-stop loop. “I want to fly like an eagle…” Some kundalini yoga chants got rid of it for a little while, but now it’s back with a vengeance demanding that I type. As we cross the threshold of 2012 into 2013, it strikes me that time is, indeed, slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ … into a future many people wondered if we’d ever see. With all the doomsday predictions, movies and “prophecies,” a major pause seemed to hang over the end of 2012. I put “prophecies” in quotes because the Mayans never predicted the end of the world, but rather the end of the Old World. Big difference.

According to the Mayans and many other indigenous cultures, 2012 marked the final transition from one age into another –from an age of deception, selfishness and abuse of the Earth to an age of openness, community and restoration of the Earth and our relationship with her. Whether you follow mainstream or alternative news streams, this so-called shift to a positive new age might strain credulity. Take your pick between the over-hyped “fiscal cliff” and “lone shooter” scare tactics from mainstream sources, or the Chicken Little “sky is falling, they can pry my guns from my cold dead fingers” alternative media. You can play selective three monkeys (“see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil — of my chosen trained monkey political party”), driving a further wedge between you and your neighbor, between “the progressive Agenda 21 whores and gun grabbers” vs. “the racists, misogynists, and greedy, rotten scoundrels” but –honestly — how good does that feel? Ancient prophecies aside, do you really want to carry that radioactive, toxic sludge into the New Year?

Because you don’t have to.

In a world of all possibilities, we can as individuals and as little pockets in society, invent a higher, middle ground. In addition to The Steve Miller Band, I’ve had some other persistent concepts run across my brain today, one of them being the creation of intentional paths. I’m actively reading four books right now, and playing reading roulette with several others. “Gaia’s Garden” and “The Four Season Harvest” both discuss soil building and the importance of building pathways into your garden. In the rush to get the most out of every spot, people often try to over-plant, causing them to over-reach and making garden maintenance less pleasant and more labor intensive on the body. Even worse, a lack of deliberate paths can cause people to step on the soil where plants are trying to grow, and that heavy weight disrupts the soil ecosystem by compacting it and removing much needed oxygen and hydration paths. Even if the gardener avoids the visible plants, the delicate root system below can become compromised, resulting in mysteriously less abundant growth. The solution? Heavily mulching planned pathways that allow easy access to and enjoyment of the garden from multiple angles.

We can apply this wisdom to our own “Garden of Eden” visualizations for a blessed and easier life on Earth and in our communities: remember to make these visions accessible! Create clear pathways that allow easy access to Life’s improvements. Sweeping, sterile generalities and platitudes produce less fruit than carefully tended ideas and intentions that we can get close to. Starting on the individual and local community level makes a lot of sense, especially since the energies of 2013 support these “smaller” steps. The idea of “be the change” takes on new meaning when it moves beyond “sending love to everyone around the world” to include tangible, deliberate, loving actions in daily life. Each action step in the direction of individual sovereignty and sustainable community, no matter how small that step, links us into a larger, planetary and cosmic ecosystem. When we create well-worn paths, others can join us without damaging the tender new growth. By building pathways/opportunities for imitation and joint projects, we all benefit. Working with Nature and with the natural energies of the times, we allow ourselves to go with the positive flow, resulting in less work and a larger, healthier “harvest.”

After reading about intentional path creation in both “Gaia’s Garden” and “The Four Season Harvest,” I meditated on Colette Baron-Reid’s “The Wisdom of Avalon Oracle Deck” and asked for an important focus of 2013. I pulled “The Deer: gentleness, diplomacy”:

“When the Deer appears, it’s a reminder to step gently on the path, for you’re walking into a time when gentle movements and diplomacy are required. The Deer’s strength is in this quality. Make it your own, and know that your steps are successfully assured.

“It’s important that you be gentle with yourself as well, for you may be headed into a period where you’re unsure of your footing, or just coming out of a difficult situation.

“Blend your personal energy with the Deer’s energy of gentleness and diplomacy. Walk softly, and the way forward will be smooth. And remember … never mistake gentleness for weakness in yourself or in others.”

Gentleness and diplomacy can apply in all areas. We think of deer as graceful creatures, seeing them sometimes solitary and often in groups. They move within Nature, below our usual perceptions. A deer in the “wrong place at the wrong time” can cause great damage to itself and others, but as a general rule, deer walk silently and carefully on well-worn paths. As we ourselves enter the Unknown — symbolized in fairy tales by the deep, dark forest — we can tune in and follow Nature’s lead. Unlike all the manufactured reality online or onscreen, Nature embraces cycles of time that live more in the Now and also with an effortless future sustainability. Nature wastes nothing –fallen leaves become fertilizer and mulch; plant guilds sustain each other through symbiotic relationships; entire ecosystems arise and morph as each participant serves several roles and functions. We can re-learn how to connect with Nature, and this reconnection process will help us deal with whatever internal or external challenges we face in 2013.

Finding and creating deliberate paths to abundance, sustainability, community and enough food for all brings positive intentions into real world manifestation. The Law of Attraction means working with the natural flow from Source/God/Goddess/the Universe/the All that Is. No matter what you call it, we can all tap into this power, but it will express itself differently in each of us. Just as a natural ecosystem has multiple roles and niches for each participant, we can re-learn how to recognize where we might offer just the right knowledge, skill, enthusiasm or piece of property. We can re-learn to recognize the gifts in others instead of seeing them as Other.

In a world of all possibilities, we can easily choose to self-destruct. The media and power structures pulling media and governmental strings would love to see us fail, but guess what? Nature always bats last. If we tune ourselves into the natural rhythms and cycles of nature and walking with gentleness and diplomacy in the deep, dark Unknown, we will each find our place. Some of the invasive species on our planet — the ones devouring resources and trying to control every aspect of our lives — will drop out of the ecosystem. Once we find ourselves and our place as individuals and on the local level, those local communities will begin to expand and radiate health. Isolated pockets of sanity and sustainability will gradually merge into each other until we have more healing and positive reinforcements than not on this planet. It’s already happening, but we can amplify these effects by studying Nature and emulating her wisdom.

Which brings me back to today’s earworm:

Fly Like An Eagle (Lyrics by Steve Miller)

“Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’
Into the future
Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’
Into the future

I want to fly like an eagle
To the sea
Fly like an eagle
Let my spirit carry me
I want to fly like an eagle
Till I’m free
Oh, Lord, through the revolution

Feed the babies
Who don’t have enough to eat
Shoe the children
With no shoes on their feet
House the people
Livin’ in the street
Oh, oh, there’s a solution

I want to fly like an eagle
To the sea
Fly like an eagle
Let my spirit carry me
I want to fly like an eagle
Till I’m free
Fly through the revolution

Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’
Into the future
Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’
Into the future
Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’
Into the future
Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’
Into the future

I want to fly like an eagle
To the sea
Fly like an eagle
Let my spirit carry me
I want to fly like an eagle
Till I’m free
Fly through the revolution

Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’
Into the future
Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’
Into the future”

Goodbye 2012 and Hello 2013! Happy New Year!

13 responses to this post.

  1. Woohoo! A blessed 2013, dear Laura. . .

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  2. Posted by Therese on December 31, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Laura,
    I found your site because I was searching for information about Lyme Disease for my brother. Your site popped up and here we are. I want to thank you for your blog! I laugh out loud reading and it has also calmed my soul…..the whole unknowingess of our future…..My mind can take off into the negative if allowed. You are a gift…I can tell it is not without hard work and discipline that you are able to be where you are and I want to thank you for sharing yourself with the planet! Blessings back to you and a new year full of miracles….Therese

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  3. Hi,
    I am an artist/producer and also co-run TheGoldenAgeDaily blog. Thought you may be interested in listening to my original song that samples Steve Miller’s timeless hit! Hope you enjoy!
    http://www.reverbnation.com/AndreTimberlake/song/15536888-into-fututre-spacegame-productions?utm_campaign=opengraph&utm_content=song&utm_medium=link&utm_source=facebook

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  4. Posted by tazjima on January 1, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    Being a gardener and lover of Nature, I really enjoyed this latest article! Think globally, act locally. The concept has been around for a long time, but now, at last, we can all act upon it. Much joy in the coming year! Elizabeth

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  5. Posted by Cheryl on January 2, 2013 at 3:54 am

    Love it!

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  6. hi laura. this is completely off the subject, but i wanted to run it by you.

    i recently discovered that suzanne collins, the author of the popular novel “the hunger games”, lives in newtown, connecticut – the town in which sandy hook elementary is located.

    i’m guessing you may know this, but just in case – “the hunger games” tells the story of the sacrificing of twenty-three children as a means to punish citizens for an up-rising they had staged against the government. (this takes place annually as an event named “the hunger games”, in which the children are forced to “hunt” each other until just one is left standing – this child being crowned the winner.)

    this blew my mind. and i was curious to get your take on the meaning of this connection. what (or who) is the cause? is it intentional (as in purposely woven into the fabric of this mass shooting by the perpetrators of it’s execution)? or is it an example of a synchronicity on a large scale? and if it is a synchronicity, what is it’s meaning? in other words, what connection should be made between the plot of this novel and the event that occurred in sandy hook? more so, SHOULD a connection be made?

    okay, you obviously don’t have to dive into all those questions. but what is your general thought on something like this?

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  7. Thanks to everyone for the comments. Yay gardening and yay music!

    RE: The Hunger Games, no, there are no coincidences. The phrase hiding in plain view comes to mind. There was also a B-Movie released in 2003 called Sandy Hook Lingerie Massacre, about a mass murderer who strikes after a hurricane. Hurricane Sandy? Sandy Hook? And Sandy Hook was referenced as a strike point in Batman The Dark Knight Rises (as well as promotional material sent out in the summer). That movie, imho, contains triggers for sleeper assassins, and a lot of books probably do, too.

    Sound too hard to believe? If you had studied some of the code words that I have studied, you’d realize that many of the “pop culture sensations” whether books, movies, songs, videos or video games are completely awash in programming. It’s really not difficult at all to program the subconscious mind with symbols, NLP, casual hypnosis, trance inducing sounds and voice patterns … I studied a little bit with someone who claimed to know “the Code” based on numbers, gematria and word/phrase associations. It’s complex info that those in power keep to themselves as much as possible. A persistent researcher/seeker can, however, learn how to deprogram and then reprogram their own mind. Plus, there’s just a mass awakening in the works right now anyway.

    The only thing I will say publicly about Sandy Hook is that is was absolutely NOT what it’s being presented as. I would like to extend sympathy to all the parents and siblings, but I am not even 100% convinced that anyone died. If people did die, I’m not convinced they died the way the media said, and I’m just sending love and light to the situation so that if people actually died they did not die in vain. May the truth come to light and may it help to reveal how and why such things are done so that we can ensure they do not continue. Humanity has been very easily programmed through trauma, but it is becoming more and more difficult to program humans through trauma anymore. Wounds are healing faster, and illusions have become more obvious. I know life extends far beyond what we call death, but I hope for greater freedom and love on both sides of the veil.

    blessings,
    Laura

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  8. i haven’t seen “the dark knight rises”, but there is definitely something sickening about the film that can be felt without having to view. and the multiple connections to it are fascinating.

    thanks for the awesome reply and info.

    peace + light, jona

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    • Yeah, I haven’t watched any of the Batman movies. They all kind of give me the creeps, and there was some stuff with earlier films in the series, too. Peace and light … Laura

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