Making the Shift: Perspectives of a Violet Age
“Will you teach your children what we have taught our children? That the earth is our mother? What befalls the earth befalls all the sons of the earth. This we know: the earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites us all. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.” – Chief Seattle
Do you remember that commercial from the 70’s, where a family of tourists throw trash from their car and the Wise old Indian, watching this scene, is shedding a tear for Mother Earth? That commercial has stuck in my head since I was a little girl. I always seem to think about it again, when I see these words by Chief Seattle. That was over 40 years ago, before earth activists such as Al Gore, Starhawk and Julia Butterfly Hill, among others; and yet for centuries Native Americans and ancient cultures have forewarned us of a time of doom, demise, loss, whatever you call it, if we didn’t take responsibility for ourselves and our Planet.
Well, it seems that the foreseen future is coming into being, and many of the 2012 prophecies from Nostradamus, the Mayans and others are coming true.
“We are the ones that we have been waiting for…”- Native American Quote
We live in such incredible times. In my lifetime, we have had the technological advancements of computers, cell phones, television in cars, and people in space! However, we are living in a time where our creative ingenuity is causing a consumption of natural resources for which Our Earth, and the atmosphere surrounding it, are paying the premium. I often think of our children today, who may not experience nature as we did, because their time is spent inside with tv, electronic gadgets and video games. They’re losing that connection to nature and, therefore, some important elements for growth and health.
Our planet has been in trouble for a very long time. So, some of us (such as the Blue-Rose life color) took the call and began recycling, setting up intentional communities and doing everything we could for the earth, as well as our own health. Others felt like maybe these Earth predictions wouldn’t happen during their lifetime and they weren’t concerned about the future, so they did nothing. In our society, we lay much more emphasis on War, and the destruction and death that comes from it, rather than the environmental problems, that are facing us. This is our own doing. The pollution of our skies and oceans plus the destruction of our forests have led to the extinction of many species of animals and plants; this upsets the balance of nature and in turn, our own fate.
“What is man without the beasts? If all the beasts were gone, men would die from great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to man. All things are connected. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the children of the earth.” -Chief Seattle, Suqwamish and Duwamish
The ancient Mayans, whose mathematics and astrology far surpassed other civilizations, created a calendar that ended in 2012. They believed that we were birthed into what the Mayans called, the Fifth Sun. During that time, Dec. 21, 2012, exactly at sunrise on the Winter Solstice, and for the first time in 26,000 years, the Sun conjoined the intersection of the Milky Way. The Earth herself, aligned to the center of the galaxy. For many of the ancient people, the Milky Way was seen as the source of creation. What does this all mean to us here on Earth?
The Mayan calendar was a cyclical calendar; therefore, they saw that everything in history repeats itself. And, if that is so, perhaps history repeating itself might show our end looking a lot like the end of Mayan civilization – through environmental destruction.
So, will the world really end? The Mayan calendar has been correct in every astrological account through history so far. There are some who read the signs literally, and live with this fear when they see and listen to the prophecies, falsely believing that the world would end in 2012. The media does its best to fill us with this fear, as well, by producing blockbuster movies that glorify the worst possible scenario. The movie, 2012 came out in 2008 and made me so mad, because it portrayed just that… our world ending! I can’t even believe I went to see it and support it! Yes, I was very curious.
Mayan and Native American elders say the world will not end, but will begin a time of great transformation where we will all move to a higher vibration. They say, this alignment will herald in a “New cosmic energy that flows upon the Earth, cleansing it”. I believe throughout this next year we are going to continue this transformation and transition into the next age of the Indigo life color.
Aren’t we already experiencing a cleansing of sorts? Within our own lives, spiritually, physically and literally, we are going through the toughest times. Life is forcing us to struggle, grow and change. People are literally going through many different separations: from jobs and family, divorces, sudden losses of loved ones, and tragedies of all kinds. Many of us are feeling disconnected from our initial life dreams due to economic setbacks, and wondering how to get them back. Our outside world is besieged with floods and tornadoes, great tsunamis, earthquakes and fires; death and destruction are being felt everywhere on the Earth and by the masses.
The Native Americans say that the prophecy is already happening and that the shift is already upon us. They say, the world won’t end on the Winter Solstice of 2012, but this will bring in a beginning of a New Consciousness. I have felt it beginning, have you? The ancients spoke of a new era, ruled by the element of Ether – the world of the Fifth Sun. They talk about a world where people will once again live in harmony with Mother Earth… sounds like the age of the Indigo life color to me!
Most of us who work in the field of Energy Medicine (which includes many sacred modalities of healing work, channeling, yoga, meditation, tai chi, etc.) know that we live in a world of energy. If the ancients said that we would move into a new realm of this element of Ether – in the Fifth Sun, well then, isn’t this the world where energy lives?
We, who stand in our Energy Medicine family can work as stewards for others, teaching and helping them sense that energy lives in everything, and through everyone; in this, they can shift the energies to bring us all into balance.
Native Americans knew this, too. They knew that everything is alive, from the plants and the rocks to the mountains and rivers of the Earth. Through Energy Medicine, we know how to take back our power and shift vibrations of negative energy and energy blocks so that we can step into greater, healthier lives and meet this New World ahead.
“You must teach your children that the ground beneath their feet is the ashes of your grandfathers. So that they will respect the land, tell your children that the earth is rich with the lives of our kin. Teach your children what we have taught our children, that the earth is our mother. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. If men spit upon the ground, they spit upon themselves.” ~Native American Wisdom
In our own lives, we are experiencing the worst of human tragedies… too many personal deaths and family disasters, severe illness, economic dysfunction, etc. have been occurring for the last decade. So many of us are in severe turmoil and I’ve never known so many people who have experienced the sudden loss of family and friends at such an alarming rate. It makes me question, “Why?”
I wonder if some of us were not meant to live into the future times ahead, maybe to preserve that special time we had on Earth. So many of the deaths in the last few years, have been so sudden that it freezes us in our tracks and makes us question our very own existence. Why did they have to leave us? Why are we chosen to continue without our loved ones, here on Earth? I see so many folks dying, who were of the old school and old beliefs, the ones who were beautifully old-fashioned in their own right, but couldn’t “bend” their minds to a different truth; they couldn’t change their perspective from what they were told or taught.
It is sad that so many of our loved ones are not chosen to go on, but I prefer to think that perhaps they are working on a different level, maybe in ways that they couldn’t help us here on Earth. Are they chosen to cross over for other reasons?
Are they working for the Earth and with us (from the other side) and helping us in this transition to a better humanity? I have no real clue, but I keep feeling this balance, that both worlds are working together on these worldly issues. Is it that why we need our loved ones on the other side, to keep the balance for us here on Earth? Many of us have angels, our own relatives, who have made their transition, and now guide us through our tragedies in life. My father, Ray Dahlin, is a special one for me.
Whether you’ve seen angels floating around your bedroom or just found a ray of hope at a lonely moment, choosing to believe that something unseen is caring for you can be a life-shifting exercise. ~ Martha Beck
While diving into my Life Color research for the last 8 years, I began thinking of the amazing cataclysmic activities happening in the world and how they relate to the Violet Age that we are living in now.
Life colors are a specific chosen color that emanates from your energy field when you are born and it stays with you all your life. The colors that you choose before birth teach you about your strengths and necessary lessons in this lifetime. You usually have one or two colors and then maybe there are different colors emanating out from your Auric Fields at different times of your life, depending on traumas and life circumstances. Mother Earth has her own energy field; however, both my Mother and I intuitively sense that the colors come into history chronologically when the planet needs to bring those lessons to mankind. If you are studying Eden Energy Medicine or Nancy Tappe’s ground breaking work on the life colors; you know that we are in the Violet Age right now.
In my intuitive research of Life Colors, I feel that there is a lot to learn in the Violet Age. My Mother handed down this HUGE task to me. She sensed that my intuition was kicking in and it was my time to embrace this. It is very interesting how intuition works; it’s different for everyone. I sense the life colors by feeling, hearing, smelling and recently, through sight (that I have regained again, since my childhood). This latest sense has come through unexpectedly from 2 near-death experiences in the last 3 years. I don’t know if it’s a blessing or a curse – the Universe thinks I should have this one again.
The Violets brought us into this new age because they were the ones that merged the Eastern spirituality to Western thought. Even though this is the age where Metaphysics and Science have come together, the Indigos will likely transcend this thought even further in the future when the planet brings in a new energy of Indigo in 2014.
The Violets are visionaries and can see what is needed for a better future. They made the world believe in that which we cannot see, mainly energy, and backed it up with Science. In the language of life colors, Violet is about being on a spiritual path, and since we are in this age, the human race is also experiencing spiritual awareness on an ever-expanding level. This was the age when of seeking our own spiritual paths. It seemed like everyone was going to self-help workshops through the Violet Age.
”Energy Medicine is about evolving your body to meet the changing times.”
Donna Eden, Holistic Health Pioneer
There are more Violets and Blues than any other life color right now and I believe it is just this balance that we need for the planet’s own balance. To me, it represents the Matriarch and the Patriarch in complete balance. If the Violets and Blues would actually work together in this way, this would be my ideal balanced world. About 8 years ago, I was a keynote speaker at a conference in Ireland where I spoke about this Divine Female/Male Balance that I felt would come more into the world. I believe the Indigo Age and life color individuals will take this further; where there is not a matriarchal or patriarchal society, but one of equality and balance.
Blues want everybody to happy and they lead with heart and feeling. The Blue Age culminated in the 50’s with the “Stay-at-Home-Betty Crocker-Loving Mom” and then continued in the 60’s and 70’s when they were the representatives of the “Peace-Loving Flower Children” who wanted love rather than war. Earth activism and consciousness began through both Violets and Blues (in their different ways) and those seeds are still continuing in sustainable and intentional communities all over the World. Interestingly, another color arose from an older time that mixed with the Blue’s loving intentions and the old-fashioned preserved traditions of the past, The Rosy-Blue life color. They are the “Earth Activism-Pioneers” who started a lot of incredible organizations, such as Greenpeace and the Peace Corp. who put their heart into action to preserve our natural environments.
After the Violet Age comes the Indigo Age in 2014. We are in the transition now and have been feeling these shifts that always occur when times change. The Indigos have been trickling in over the last 50 years, although the earliest of Indigos were frequently misunderstood. In the last 30 years, there was a large amount of Indigos born, but that has lessened. The energy of an Indigo doesn’t understand war, hate or injustice of other human beings. Today, Indigos are playing a huge role in bringing about new thought, raising the vibration of and bringing harmony to the planet as well as bringing the age of Technology into a greater place. Mankind has a lot to look forward to in the upcoming years.
There is an emerging new life color coming forth in some younger children, within the last 8 years or so. My Mother calls these new children, the Opalescents, because she “sees” pastel colors of all shades around them. In the 70’s, Nancy Tappe was the first to name these children, who she saw coming in since the 40’s, Crystals. I believe they have been sprinkling in throughout history. Doreen Virtue and James Twyman call these new children, Crystals, but they are talking about the same shades of color. Because of Tappe’s earlier chosen name, my Mother and I like to have this distinction between the two names.
My Mother and I do not know yet if this will be the future, and next life color that will circle the planet, it’s too early to tell. Through my research I believe that each life color comes through individuals on earth, before their time, to prepare society for the next age. I call them ‘Scout Life Colors’. The Opalescents are born with a natural tendency to be drawn to those most in need, who are struggling with their own dark places, with unconditional joy and love. I believe their calling is to show us how to give selfless love. They are incredible beings and I feel that the planet has been in need of them for a very long time. They will bring about more love and healing.
“Humanity will continue, but in a different way. Material structures will change and from this we will have the opportunity to be more human. We are living in the most important era of the Mayan calendars. All the prophecies of the world, all the traditions, are converging now. There is no time for games. The spiritual ideal of this era is action. Many powerful souls have reincarnated in this era, with a lot of power.” – Carlos Barrios, a historian and anthropologist of Mayan cultures.
So, the Violet Age… First, the whole planet is going through the Violet Age, but we are going through the violet life color lesson through our own life color’s lessons. The Violets will have it the hardest. The biggest, and hardest, lesson for Violets is to let go of control. They so love to control how their world works and then influence other life colors. Those Violets who are not learning their lessons, are feeling “Inner Earthquakes” in their lives right now. If they don’t evolve on their own, it will be a lot harder to get their lessons from the Universe… which usually ends up in sickness or everything breaking down in their lives. The same places which they are trying to control.
Yes, the Violets are having some tough times, but so are we all. These lessons are also our lessons. Wherever you find that you want to control your world… relationships, career, family, etc. is where you will be challenged, through your own life color’s lessons. We have to let go of the old ways of thinking, and how we used to live or we just might not make it. Joseph Campbell said, “ We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” Are you ready to let go and let Spirit give to you that which may be more beneficial to your growth and success?
It feels like Mother Earth herself, is getting so mad and frustrated that she is erupting with “physical earthquakes”, floods, hurricanes, causing all these environmental disasters in order to wake us up and change. Are you listening to these harsh lessons? I feel that Mother Earth is showing us the way. There is nothing you can do when a natural disaster comes. You just gotta’ let go and see what Mother Nature left you in order to put the pieces of your life back together again. Welcome to the Violet Age!!
Surrender is the key to our times now. Surrender is to acknowledge that there’s a deeper reality that we cannot see, but sometimes we fight and control to keep our world the same. We cannot see where life is leading us. We need to recognize that being in control of our lives may have caused us more pain and struggling, than if we’d let go to receive the beautiful riches that are available to you. So, why not surrender and begin to see what the Spirit has in store for you?
We are in a time of transition. We do not know what will happen, as there are so many fluctuating events. To “Let Go” and ride the conscious tsunami might be what our lives and the Earth is telling us to do right now. When transitions happen, there is usually much change that hasn’t stabilized itself yet and so, this is when chaos appears. But what are we to do in the meantime, in order to help ourselves through the changing and challenging shifts?
“Destroy Nature and you destroy yourself” ~ Juanita Centeno, Chumash Indian
There is one Life Color that helps transitions take place and I believe that it has always been here in Earth’s history, in times of evolutionary change. The life color that I’m referring to is Purple. Purples can help other people transition and shift in their lives. They bring us grounding and stability within the chaos. I love having aPurple life color individual around whenever healing needs to take place. If I need someone to listen to my woes and soak up my tears, then I turn to a Purple friend as my savior. If you find yourself in personal disarray, during these Purple times, these are the things you can do:
- In meditation, imagine that the Earth (or your world) is protected with a cloak of Purple.
- Send Purple energy to people and places that need it.
- Bring the color Purple into your world, by wearing it or placing it on your altar, to ground you during heavy shifts.
- Paint Purple on a wall in your office.
- Surround yourself with your Purple friends, for they will bring you clarity within your own mental confusion.
The predictions of 2012 have been culminating in our media and social network for some time now. The real disasters that are occurring simultaneously in our own world backyard only feed this doom and gloom and fear about the future.In the early 2000’s, Michael Moore woke us up to the idea that our society and the media put so much fear into our everyday reality. Fear begets fear and makes it bigger. In March of last year, I was teaching at a belly dance conference in San Francisco Bay. At 11:00 at night, I watched the news and found out that the recent Japan Tsunami was headed our way. The fear that was amplified by the media was so great, that we thought we better schedule a wake-up call, just in case we’d have to evacuate. It never came, but that night we could hardly sleep thinking, “What if?” Every few hours, I’d look out to the parking lot to see if the cars were floating away. Yes, that is what fear can do and our own media does this to us all the time.
I remember back in the 80’s when California was going to drop off into the ocean. Many of my friends scheduled parties to lose their virginity… talk about Radiant Circuits flowing! (Radiant circuits are positive energetic pathways that spark joy throughout your body). In states of despair, you can turn on radiant circuits by doing Energy Medicine Exercises. This is a much better idea to implement than just living in fear.
The Earth is sick right now because of the corporations going in with their machines,
cutting down trees or digging the minerals out of the Earth. The Earth has been torn apart.
She has to go and heal herself because her children are not paying attention to her.”
~ Vickie Downey, Tewa-Tesque Pueblo Indian
So, what can we do while the shift occurs through our own lives? Christine R. Page M.D, in her book, 2012 and the Galactic Center, talks about keeping this balance of joy when there is so much fear in our universe. Will you choose to spiral helplessly into depression and despair or will you stop and ask yourself, “What do I want instead of this emotion?” We all want to experience more joy in our lives, but it has to start with us changing our own energy.
A friend of mine gave me a bumper sticker that reads, Love > Fear. Why don’t we choose to live in Love and not wallow in despair and fear of what could come in 2012. Isn’t it more beneficial for people to look at the positive sides of change rather than speculate on an unforeseen scenario?
I can’t help but think that we need more Radiant Circuits going to the Earth’s Grid right now, as She too, needs mending from historical turmoil throughout the centuries. Like human beings who have life colors and an energy grid, the Earth also has similar energy fields. The Grid is like the structure of an energetic spider’s web, that can be frayed by experiences of trauma. When fear is expressed throughout the World, this energy spreads throughout the Earth’s grid, too. When the majority of the world begins to emanate more joy and love into our lives, the Earth’s grid will also begin to resonate with this same reality. It is interesting to note that research shows that the song of the Whales and dolphins has been changing with the transforming times in order to keep the Earth’s grid balanced. What a beautiful picture!
When we get our Grids repaired, we can bring that healing to the Earth, as well. Look for an Energy Medicine Practitioner in your state to heal your Grid or get a great Eden Energy Medicine session.
“When we heal the earth, we heal ourselves.” ~ David Orr
The ancients talked about a time when the world would come together as a great Cosmic Family, working together for the Earth and for Peace. I believe that time is coming with the re-birth of 2012 into the Indigo Age when it will be fully aligned in 2014. There have been beautiful examples of communities coming together, helping one another in these times of social disasters, most recently seen with the tornadoes that happened in our own states. During the great Japanese tsunami, amazingly, no one looted the local stores but instead fed and clothed each other. On Sept. 11, with the falling of the twin towers, humanity showed great compassion and camaraderie in an extreme time of sorrow, fear and need. Maybe the shifts in our Earth’s atmosphere are helping us step into a higher life color lesson, like the new age of Indigo or Opalescent energy, with their pure unconditional love.
Which brings me back to the commercial of the crying Indian. The Earth is still crying, like she was crying then. We need to awaken our consciousness and shift our energies so that we may continue to “see” the New World ahead. I’m excited, are you? We shift the Earth, when we face our darkest challenges and shift ourselves. “Let’s raise the vibration of our planet. It all begins with you.”
“The time will soon be here when my grandchild will long for the cry of a loon, the flash of a salmon, the whisper of spruce needles, or the screech of an eagle. But he will not make friends with any of these creatures and when his heart aches with longing he will curse me. Have I done all to keep the air fresh? Have I cared enough about the water? Have I left the eagle to soar in freedom? Have I done everything I could to earn my grandchild’s fondness?”
Chief Dan George (1899 – 1981)