Sometimes I can really get on my high-horse about USING the 13 Moon Calendar, about APPLYING it to your life if you really want to get to the heart of it.
I think a major reason for this is something I heard Jose Arguelles say during my work at the Foundation for the Law of Time. He said that the 13 Moon Calendar is a tool “for cultivating cosmic perceptions.”
A quick dictionary look-up for the word “cosmic” shows: 1. relating to the universe or cosmos, especially as distinct from the earth; and 2. Inconceivably vast.
I think it would be fair to accuse me of being a card-carrying utopian. I envision and dream of a world where we are all connected. Where everyone on Earth has all of their basic needs met so we can get on with evolving a global culture in perfect harmony.
Maybe I’m deluded, but I think the default setting for humans is Love, and the division and strife we see in the world is simply due to the inertia of “profane history” and conditioning which together serve only to pave over the rich soil of our essential nature: Love.
But what does this have to do with changing your calendar? Well, Time is fundamental. And I think if we fundamentally change the roots of our perceptions or at the very least make them more flexible, we’d be much more likely to generate real solutions to our problems, and break out of division into a more globally cooperative state. In other words: If Love is our default setting, all we have to do is chip away at the concrete of conditioning so that we can more easily connect to our true essence.
Furthermore, having cosmic perceptions implies our thinking and sensibilities “rise above” our immediate context to a sensibility more attuned to the whole planet (and perhaps, beyond). Such a sensibility allows for an increasingly objective consideration of the bigger picture, which therefore leads to more harmonious, even comradely and mirthful, interaction with your fellow human. After all, if your identity is planetary or galactic(!), how angry could you really get at your neighbor for thinking differently from you?
On the contrary! For me, since I think we humans are really one big planetary being, I’ve only become more and more curious about different points of view because it is the mind of every individual human as a collective whole that would represent the planetary self-reflective mind. Unfortunately, conditioning and information bombardment seem to condense inside our brains as little synaptic landmines that can cause us to react (often violently) to ideas or opinions that challenge our core beliefs. This is perfectly normal for a monkey brain fixated on survival, and actually a totally healthy function of the amygdala (playfully and poignantly discussed here).
But, my contention is that we are becoming a planetary culture, indeed a type of planetary being. We can evolve ourselves beyond the monkey-mind of survival because there really is no good reason why anyone on Earth should have to worry about survival by now! Or, if you like: Every single cause for any human being to be concerned with survival at this time in history, is completely within our abilities to change. But there is a lack of will. And I think that lack of will comes from dusty old perceptions that haven’t caught up to our exponential transformation of the last few hundred years, and so can’t perceive our planetary situation with clarity.
So I think it behooves us to do something to challenge our perceptions, to shake them up out of the cushy stupor of the familiar. The 13 Moon Calendar is one such method for doing this. Sincere practice of meditation can accomplish this as well.
I invite you to do a 28-day challenge to do something in your own life every day to short-circuit the familiar and see if you can discover a new perspective.
Do you want learn ways to use 13 Moon Calendar to do just that? The purpose of my self-paced video course, 13 Moon Calendar Essentials is to give you ways to APPLY what you are learning. Rather than just have you memorize a bunch of information, my goal is to give you things you can actually DO to use the 13 Moon Calendar to experience new perceptions directly.
The course is includes 13 video lessons (and counting!), access to a private community for students only, and life-time access (meaning you will get any and all new lessons I add from now until we become a planetary telepathic species with no use for the internet!) You can learn more about it here.
More Resources (Free Scooby-Snacks for breaking out of the familiar!)
- 7 Ways to Embody and Apply the 13 Moon Calendar – another self-paced video course.
- Introduction to Galactic Consciousness – A 28-Day Program
- “Natural Time, Natural Mind” by Jose Arguelles
- “Techniques of Galactic Meditation” by Jose Arguelles
Oh and: Thanks for letting me get on my high horse. 😎