This era is unlike any other that has come before. In fact, at this stage of the game, as a nascent global culture, I think individual action to affirm our planetary nature is the most powerful way to change the world.
A little history: From 2000-2004 there was a Campaign for the New Time – a massive grassroots endeavor to outreach, promote, lobby and educate the world (and its governments) about the 13 Moon Calendar. This campaign was created by the visionary Jose Arguelles/Valum Votan and headed up by the Foundation for the Law of Time, and the Planet Art Network – World Thirteen Moon Calendar Change Peace Movement.
The goal of the Campaign for the New Time was the Great Calendar Change of 2004: When the governments of the world would finally grant its people a sane standard of measure – 13 Months of 28 days each, easy right? (Actually, in the 1930’s the League of Nations also planned to do this very thing as its first official act!)
A huge amount of work was accomplished, and even though there was no institutional global calendar change, millions of people saw the value of changing their time and began to use the 13 Moon Calendar on their own. This has even resulted in a lively and inspiring counter culture of artists, scientists, teachers and seekers – from every generation, race, culture and creed!
So when I say that individual transformation is the most powerful way to change the world, I say this with full respect for and not at all to dissuade those who work to continue the spirit of the Campaign for the New Time (Such as the great work at 13months28days.info). But if you resonate with creating a New Time, and socio-political activism is not your cup o’ tea (like me, too) then I want to affirm to you that your own inner transformation, and your expression of the love that is inside of you is essential to the transformation of the whole.
Actually, if you are an activist working “against” anything, I think it’s especially important to be actively expressing your love and doing the inner work. Why? So you can better focus on your envisioned goal and avoid the all-too-common activism pitfall of banging your head against the walls of your own unconscious projected onto your “adversary”.
For my part, I’m not the least bit interested in battling against entrenched and outworn zombie institutions, which (I feel) have no real power anyway. [Brrraaaiinnsss! Let me suck up all the energy in your brraaaaiins!] Quiet, zombie! Ahem…
I think each of us can, and should, take back our own power individually, in whatever way we can, to remember that our growth and evolution is not dependent upon such outmoded, styrofoam constructs. Changing your Time through the 13 Moon Calendar is one such way.
Even if institutions won’t scrap the ridiculous Gregorian Calendar and replace it with a sane standard of measure, YOU can still choose to create a New Time. I daresay, this act alone will chip away at artificial time with ever-growing momentum, and thereby strengthen the whole planet’s attunement to the natural timing frequency.
And it will spread organically. The transformation you experience from living a New Time will shine through in your authentic embodiment of it – and it’ll catch on to those other points of consciousness who are receptive. It can’t be forced.
In some way this is a new form of grassroots movement: Noospheric grassroots. Noosphere is the mind of the Earth, capacitated by the collective human mind. Noospheric grassroots grow behind the behind-the-scenes, in-between the cracks of the world of appearances. Resonance activism for the Secret Dreamers! 😎
Following the 13 Moon Calendar can sometimes feel like a lonely endeavor. But keep your antennae attuned to the delicate flickers of receptivity that come onto your radar. You’ll recognize the familiar face of fearless, vulnerable curiosity: signs that the wave is moving across the Earth…
Coming to your hometown: Through YOU