Note: There was just one prophecy that, in my opinion, doesn't belong in the list of "stuff that didn't materialize" above ~ it relates to the emergence of the Antichrist among us, as a political and military leader, seeking a "New World Order". Think: Former President George W. Bush. Nuff said.
At any rate, I'm left with a feeling of being "desensitized" to predictions of catastrophic or life-altering events. What is a person to make of "The Shift", especially when there are groups, writers, film-makers and others seeking to profit from "enlightening us all" and "preparing us" to embrace the coming of the 5th Dimension?
What IS "The Dimensional Shift", anyway, and why am I bothering to research it? After all, as Dick Sutphen (superb hypnotist and frequent speaker for the American Council of Hypnotherapy) relates in his eye-opening article, "The Battle for Your Mind, Persuasion and Brainwashing Techniques Being Used on the Public Today", at least a third of the population are 'joiners and followers', looking for 'answers, meaning, and enlightenment outside of themselves'. I don't consider myself to be a "follower" in this sense. For me, everything must be meticulously analyzed and clearly understood, mixed with a bit of my own intuition and a lot of rational thought processing before I can make a decision about it one way or another.
In layman's terms (well, sort of), "The Shift refers to shifting our point of view perception and state of mind perception from materialistic to spiritualistic". Can I elaborate on this? Um, nope, cuz at this point I really don't "get it", LOL! Does this even relate to the predicted Polar Shift for 2012? Is it simply someone's (either purposefully concocted or genuinely heartfelt) invention to go along with the 2012 End-of-the-World-as-we-Know-it predictions? I don't know the answers to these questions. I have yet to figure it all out so that I can form an opinion one way or another.
So...why am I even mentioning this subject of which I understand so little and cautiously approach? Simply put, sometime between All Hallow's Eve and my wedding on (what I felt deeply was a magical and mystical day) 11-11-11, I began to feel a deep emptiness and lack of focus. I have been oddly unable to connect with my spirituality at all, and unable to commune with Deity(ies) I've been touched by in the past. It has been a strange state of being that, no matter how much I push it aside, demands my attention nearly every minute of every day...yet, as I try and reconnect or try and remedy the situation, I end up running around in circles achieving nothing of true importance. I have been spiraling out of balance. It's a scary and painful experience.
In itself, this may not be so weird. After all, in every lifetime there are normal periods of feeling spiritually lost and longing for fulfillment. What IS weird, however, is that while I was searching out new Pagan bloggers a couple evenings ago (to honor with our Wonderful Web Witches Award), I read two blog posts from different sources BACK to BACK that essentially described the exact emptiness and aching feeling I've been having myself! They even went so far as to pinpoint the beginning of their personal dilemmas to have begun around Halloween of 2011. Now, THAT made the hairs rise on the back of my neck! Their words nearly perfectly explained my own thoughts, feelings and experiences of the past few months. I feel no closer to finding the answers for myself now than I was in November, or January...though I keep seeking...aching to "feel" those calm and peaceful feelings once more.
What are your thoughts and insights?
What do you think is happening...if anything?
Do you comprehend the Dimensional Shift people are discussing and gearing up for?
Is it related somehow to the predicted Polar Shift?
Is it purely the concept of one religious following or another?