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Postcards from the Gulf, Clouds of Oil Billowing from Seabed may Contain Silver Lining

Politics / Environmental Issues Jul 03, 2010 - 08:32 AM GMT

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Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJames Macfarlane writes: There may be something other than misery being telegraphed from the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. To the acute observer, something besides crude oil may be seen rising to the surface. It’s a message. A message revealing a deeper truth as to the real meaning of this crisis.

No, I’m not referring to the idea that an out of control deep sea well is communicating the need to get off fossil fuels. I mean, sure, but that’s too easy a call. I actually have something else in mind to share with you. The gulf oil spill may represent a fork in the road offering Humankind an opportunity to evolve our consciousness and terminate not only this emergency, but also the many other crises slowly building across the planet. To make this case we must first jump forward to the year 2012, then work our way backwards.
With all the gloom and doom stories in the media regarding the pending arrival of the infamous 2012 date, most people I know have starting questioning, to one degree or another, just what that year may have in store. I’ve been asking myself that question for a few years now. I tripped onto 2012 while doing investment research of all things. While seeking to enrich myself financially vis-à-vis an understanding of how the future might unfold, I started to realize that the next few years likely have potent ramifications not only financially, but economically, socially, environmentally, spiritually, and you-name-it-lly.

You can’t point to the year 2012 specifically, because there appears to be no conclusive evidence that 2012 itself contains a punch-line whereby a confluence of events will draw a distinct before/after line in history. But I have come to believe we are living through a change of ages. What pushed me over the top into accepting that there may actually be something to the whole “2012” brouhaha was hearing evidence that a significant number of indigenous peoples and ancient traditions have long prophesized earth changing events in this general time frame. We all know about the Mayan calendar by now, but prophesies regarding epic changes at hand are referenced everywhere from the folklore of North and South American Indigenous tribes, to Hindu texts, to other mystic texts such as the kabbalah. These prophecies range from ‘End of Days’ type predictions, to the foretelling of a great storm of events preceding a golden age. Who knows for certain what will happen, if anything. Yet it does seem the times they are a changin’, and we might want to be paying attention. Case in point; the ancient prophecies of the Native American Hopi contain no specific dates, yet the seventh of nine Hopi prophecies states “You will hear of the sea turning black, and many living things dying because of it".

But the 2012 concept that most attracts me is the idea that a sea-change in human consciousness is at hand. We may be on the verge of an awakening. The theory is we’ve been asleep. Asleep to the understanding of who-we-are. Asleep to the concept that we are creator-beings. That we are cause in

our experience. That the world we live in is not something being done to us, but rather that we ourselves create our reality… both personally as our own lives manifest, as well being part of the global consciousness that collectively manifests the cosmos. So, call it waking up, getting enlightened, raising our vibration, achieving a higher level of consciousness, or whatever other popular phrase that’s earned its way in to the lexicon… all these terms point toward the concept of discovering our true nature… of realizing who-we-are.

If we are asleep though, how and why did it happen? I don’t know. And quite frankly, I’ve never seen absolute proof that the concept of self-created reality is in fact true. To a degree I’m taking it on faith that it’s not just God doing it to us. That it’s not just the devil screwing with us. Yet, I do deeply sense that self-created reality is a core truth. And, I have had a few glimpses behind the curtain of day-to-day reality that demonstrated my existence in this 3-dimensional world is in fact me doing it to myself.
The concept of self-created reality of course throws a wrench into many (Western) religious philosophies, because, almost by definition, it means the divine force of creation resides within us, not from outside ourselves. But, religion (as opposed to god or spirituality) is mostly about control anyway, with guilt and punishment being the prime levers of control. The idea of self-created reality is in direct opposition to systems for controlling masses of people. It’s no wonder we haven’t been more exposed to the concept. However, whether or not one believes in an inner-centered reality may not matter much. It is what it is, regardless of what we perceive it to be.

And the oil eruption in the gulf is what it is. It’s just another in a series of calamities we’ve been hit with the past few years. Or is it? Is this crisis just one more in a long line of catastrophes that somehow or another we always manage to get through? Is it just a case of yes, there is death and destruction for some, but one way or another the planet will shake it off and continue with business as usual?
Perhaps. But in my view the predicament we are currently wading through has a different quality to it. I think it’s possible we have just been handed a global opportunity to… wake up. Within this crisis of uncontrolled hemorrhaging of crude from deep within the planet may lie a screaming opportunity that should not be wasted. You see, humankind may be so deep in its slumber that we must be shaken awake. The crisis in the gulf may be a planet wide alarm clock going off. The message: “Hello? Wake up! You have control over your destinies. This is your planet, and it’s your reality that’s brought things to where they are. You need to wake up in order to realize that you (humanity) are at the helm. It is you steering the events that are unfolding, and if you don’t make a course correction pretty soon….well, there’s a really nasty shoal over there and you’re headed right for it”.

There are those who would suggest that the alarm has been going off for some time… but, we keep hitting the snooze button. Result, the ringing gets louder and louder until we finally respond.

Here’s the point. It may turn out that British Petroleum cannot bring its Macondo well under control. And it might just be that the government is not going to save the day either. We as citizens of the planet may have to get involved. I’m about to cite some reasons as to why, but do you even need to hear them? Think for a moment about how truly greedy and callous it was to drill in a place that many said up front should not be drilled. BP cares about ONE thing. And the company is only one Chapter 11 filing away from limiting its liability in this matter. Now think about the paralysis and dysfunction that has consumed government. The Feds were supposedly on oversight duty here. If you have any remaining faith that an oil company and/or our government are going to solve this problem, I give you this anecdote from history; When the Exxon Valdez oil spill occurred in 1989 (the last worst environmental disaster in U.S. history), then Secretary of Transportation Samuel Skinner stood before the American people and told them not to worry because “they (Exxon) said they would take care of it”. Effects of the spill, and the lawsuits, continue to this day.

But even if government and BP are cross-their-heart-hope-to-die serious this time about cleaning up the mess, here are a few reasons why a solution to the gulf oil spill may be out of their hands:

1. There is a body of evidence suggesting that crude oil is “abiotic” in nature, meaning it’s not just created from fossilized plants and dinosaurs. Instead, oil may be created continuously from within the magma of the planet. Key word: continuously. If this is so, BP may have hit an artery. They may have tapped into a system of deep channels that route this abiotic oil throughout the planet.

2. Abiotic or not, it’s pretty clear we have tapped in to the mother of all oil wells, and the hemorrhaging could continue for a remarkably long time. At an extreme rate. Notice how the one remaining ace up BPs sleeve – a relief well- is not being touted as a sure thing? Because it’s not. It’s a long shot. If the casings are too far eroded the relief well may not work. ……… A line from Tolkien seems appropriate here: “The Dwarves dug too greedily and too deep. You know what they awoke in the darkness of Khazad-dum... shadow and flame”. An unfortunate –if not poetic- example of life imitating art, eh?
3. In spite of the massive PR / disinformation campaign set in motion by BP, it is leaking out (excuse me) that a series of fissures have been discovered in a multi-mile circumference around the well. It appears that massive pressures are building in the area to the tune of perhaps 100,000 PSI or greater. Such pressures exceed the current technologies of mankind to contain.

We can’t afford to let this thing blow. Nor can we allow the oil to continue pouring out of the seabed. Some estimates of the current leak rate have been raised to 100,000 barrels (4.2 million gallons) a day or more. Yet, it may reach a point where it will appear BP is powerless to stop the flow. There is a potential building here. A potential for a disaster of unprecedented proportions. I have listened to geologists and scientists describe this potential. Credible individuals who are not all being heard in mainstream media. They describe possible effects ranging from destruction of coral reefs, to massive releases of carbon dioxide, to historic extinction of ocean species, to further warming of the oceans, to increased melting of the ice caps, to the release of poisonous Hydrogen Sulfide gas (H2S), to potential methane gas explosions over populated areas. And that (partial) list does not entail the eventualities of an actual eruption of the oil-gas volcano building under the sea. Scenarios are being put forth that an event of that sort could trigger a doomsday scenario.

Understand however that this essay is not a disaster or scare piece. I am not suggesting that all of these nasty things are going to occur. We know from history that worst case scenarios do not always unfold. Remember back when the other “gulf” crisis ensued -that being the Gulf War of 1991- how some were suggesting that if Saddam Hussein lit all the oil wells on fire it could ignite the atmosphere. He did. It didn’t. No, what I am simply suggesting is that credible evidence is emerging of the potential for epic disaster to occur if we don’t cap the situation. The thing is, we might have really botched it this time, and there may not be any more get-out-of-crisis-free cards on the board. What the hell do we do if this emergency du jour grows beyond our technological ability to control it?

What if the relief well doesn’t work? We can’t just stick our heads out the window and call for Superman. Or wait for space aliens to zap the hole with a ray gun.
Alright. Now let’s connect the dots. What does this all add up to? One. We have an approaching tumultuous time frame predicted by a variety of disconnected ancient traditions portending a new age is upon us. Two. We have a rising call around the planet for people to raise their consciousness. Three. We have a potentially uncontrollable crisis at hand with apocalyptic potential.

Is it all a coincidence, or is it possible that this confluence of events has purpose… that out of it we will wake up… then rise up, and give credence to the idea that humans actually do manifest their reality… by sealing the crack at the bottom of that gulf. Yes, us. We the people of the world. Not BP, not the government, not alien intervention.

How would we do such a thing? With our minds, that’s how. Or perhaps more accurately, with our hearts. Or both. Sound kind of kooky? To some, yes. Yet many traditions have long espoused the idea that humans have conscious control over their destiny. What’s changed is that science is starting to agree with that notion! Quantum Physics is now telling us that the world is not objective, as had long been thought by science. Rather, the world is subjective. It’s not a stretch to say that a subjective universe does not exist (at least in material form) until it is observed. Human consciousness and the physical world can no longer be regarded as distinct, separate entities. This was demonstrated anecdotally years ago by late-night radio talk show host Art Bell, who conducted a series of mass consciousness experiments in the 1990s. Art asked his million-plus person audience to all focus at the same moment on a clock he had placed in his studio, and to imagine that the clock would slow down. Indeed, the clock lost time. At other times he had his audience focus on bringing rain to particular cities. It rained each time. He stopped the experiments after his audience steered a hurricane away from its expected path, only to have it veer into another populated area and do damage. The experiments became known as the ‘Art Bell’ Effect.

More recently, and in more controlled environments, journalist Lynne McTaggart has performed hundreds of mind over matter experiments, documenting the results in her book “The Intention Experiment”. Many researchers around the world are seeing evidence that indeed, thought is the basis of reality.

Consciousness raising might be an idea whose time has come. The notion that humans have direct control over their destiny might just be ready for mass consumption. And what better way to demonstrate it then by having millions of people work together to send focused mental (and heart) energy to stabilize the seabed around that broken well.

How might such a call go out? How would everyone be cued as to when to participate in this huge mass consciousness endeavor? I don’t know. But I do think it would be wise to tune in to the possibility that such a call may go out. Fact is, it has already has gone out in some circles (see article links), and BP is getting thousands of focused intentions to succeed in its effort. But this idea may need to really catch fire. The call may or may not surface in mainstream media. If it comes it might take the form of a request for prayer. Or words like intention, or meditation, or focus might be used. It might be a call to dream. Whatever form it takes, it will be a call to join with others to create the energetic objective of healing Mother Earth (Gaia). To send healing energy to the gulf that will seal the rupture.

In my experience the future is not set in stone. It’s more like wet cement… pliable, shapeable, firming up as the future moves into the present. So if you happen to get that call about a chance to consciously shape the future, you might just want to participate. What have you got to lose?

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