The dance of the extremes is in full swing with opposites whirling like the yin-yang symbol gone berserk. Drop-dead gorgeous clouds are passing overhead while the gathering storm vibration of a life-and-death crisis wells up beneath us. Where do we put our feet? Where do we put our faith?
For the first time, the whole human race is consciously connected around the primordial theme of survival in real time. Surely that is significant. Many people do discuss it this way, as a momentous achievement of unified consciousness that crosses all boundaries. As the human world transforms into faces peering out over masks, we are eye to eye. The window to our souls is wide open.
I faced those faces myself six weeks ago flying back from Denpasar, Bali, to San Francisco. For over 30 hours I was immersed in the mask culture as my flights landed in Singapore then Taipei, Taiwan, on the way to the long leg over the Pacific Ocean. Everyone wore masks and many of the people en route were from countries where masks had long become normal. I felt a huge surge of affection for the people whose eyes I briefly met.
There is a metaphysical component to the coronavirus health crisis that seems not to have reached the category of “news.” I found myself pondering this question: “Could the virus be a religious event?” What is a religious event, anyway? Historically it seems to be an event that breaks reality wide open, like a miracle. It leaves a permanent marker in the culture, often celebrated forever as a holiday.
The events of this present moment qualify for the world-will-never-be-the-same label. This is more than a political event or an environmental event or even a natural sciences event. In many circles—literally embedded in every tradition on the planet—it is a prophetic event announcing the end of one age and the dawn of another age. It is also a forcing a crack in the control mechanism denying that extra-terrestrial beings are involved with the destiny of Earth.
News of the latter is coming through and basically that is the source of the good news that surrounds this health and survival crisis. Metaphysicians and mystical scholars have plowed this turf for centuries. They created a wealth of scholarship describing the divine intelligence that exists throughout the universe and manifests in every form imaginable.
We are being helped through this birthing crisis by intelligent life beyond this planet and much communication is flowing now to describe and define that. The liberation of Gaia from thousands of years of being under the control of very dark forces is at hand. The virus will be defeated. In each of us, there is the seed of this elemental battle. Define it as you will: love vs. fear: faith vs. despair; trust vs. cynicism; forgiveness vs. blame, etc. Even in these end-times circumstances, we are masters of our own destiny and, collectively, the masters of our planet’s destiny. It is good time to be alive.