“Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;”
This is a verse from Yeat’s enigmatic poem ” The Second Coming” and I keep thinking of it ever since the historic events on Tahrir Square kept unfolding.
I wonder what Yeats would say if he was to watch the unfolding events of 2011. The year does not even count 12 weeks yet, and we have seen dramatic events and paradigm shifts happening in rapid sequence.
First there was the Jasmine revolution in Tunisia, that resulted in the departure of the autocratic president Ben Ali on January 14. Then there was the two week stand-off between ten of thousand protesters and the government, that led to the departure of teh autocratic president Mubarak.
This was followed by protests across the region. We are watching live, via Al Jazeera, Facebook and Twitter, how the governments are trying to contain the wild-fire. There are protest movements building up throughout Algeria, Morocco, Lebanon, Jordan, Ye,en, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Iran and Iraq. In Bahrain and Lybia the government is using deadly force against their own people, with Lybia’s Colonel Gadaffi refusing to end his 42 year rule and Lybian military jets are bombing civilians and gangs of mercenaries roaming the streets.
Then we saw a disastrous flood in Queensland, an earthquake in New Zealand. The effects of the drought in Russia and China driving the food prices up to critical levels. We saw the shooting in Tuscon, the rising of the US trade deficit by 15% due to the increased oil-price, the credit crisis, further signs of global warming, the rising inflation in China, Putin’s request to Obama to drop visa requirements, the Wisconsin Union bill, Obamas budget, the attempt of the Republicans to defund planned parenthood, and why the heck is Europe so quiet ? Just read that Austria is contributing € 25 billion to the Euro rescue fund. Seems like an awful lot of money for a country of not quite 8 mio people, but this is what we do here – if there is a problem, we simply throw money at it. Looks like we still have enough of it to buy some “time” for the status quo to persist. Did I forget a major disaster? These are just the things I remember top of the head….
All these events, changes and disruptions culminated now in the catastrophic twin disaster in Japan. As I am writing this post, Sunday afternoon, at home, after a long walk and a relaxed lunch, the events are still unfolding. The death toll is set to soar and a nuclear crisis is looming.
The Earth has been shifted on its axis by almost 4 inches (10 centimeters) during the Japan earthquake, and according to some reports, the cataclysmic incident has a moon connection. The National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Italy said the Japanese quake happened when a huge tectonic plate shift shook up Earth’s crust, leaving a rupture 250 miles long and 100 miles wide. According to astrologers the full moon at lunar perigee, or the ‘Supermoon’, which is slated to take place on March 19, can wreak havoc on Earth.
The symbolism is staggering. We see political systems and dogma falling apart, we see a new world -order arising, thanks to the internet and new social media we have seen time disappear, we experience how the unmovable and infallible is collapsing, like the walls around the reactor in Japan. We more and more understand how everything is connected and that, indeed, everything is happening simultaneously.
The ” Second Coming” was written in 1919, in the aftermath of the great war, WWI. It was a time many events were set in motion that we see today coming into full effect. To look history indeed does help us understand that the laws of the universe, and the concepts of the world of spirit are a reality, not just philosophical ideas. What we experience now is that the old world has ceased to exist, and we are on the verge of an evolutionary shift to the age of energy.
And what is happening on the outside is a reflection of what id happening on the inside. As so many structures that were deemed infallible, simply fall away, our own beliefs and conditioning we do the same. As we watch the world lose it’s center, we too, are letting go of the false beliefs and identities built around security, stability, time and gravity. These beliefs were once necessary for humanity, but now they have served their time.
Anyone still doubts that the New Earth is upon us ?