Sunday, July 12, 2009

Maya Calendar: The End of Times

Dec. 21, 2012

Many prophecies have been made about the end of Times. They interest us because millennial belief systems have always seemed so logical, so orderly that we could surrender to them without having to accept the responsibility that always accompanies true prophecy. This is the danger of prophecy, that once the future is proclaimed, we can surrender freedom of choice: why struggle when everything is pre-ordained?

That is why I hesitate to say what the future will bring, and always talk about potential, and possibility, and the need for sacrifice, willingly made.

The Maya were gifted astronomers and mathematicians, and their calculations showed the end of the long count calendar would take place exactly on December 21, 2012, which coincides with "On the winter solstice of 2012, the noonday Sun exactly conjuncts the crossing point of the sun's ecliptic with the galactic plane, while also closely conjunction the exact center of our galaxy" This is our Galactic Center, about which I will write more.

Earlier that year, Venus will pass directly in front of our sun, an extremely rare occurrence, happening twice every 122 years. They signify natural disasters. The last regular occurrence of 1874 and 1882 was followed by typhoons and the destruction of Mt. Krakatoa, the largest volcanic eruption ever. The first leg of the current cycle took place in 2004, followed by the Asian Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, and the Sichuan earthquake. The second leg will take place in June 2012.

High sunspot activities are followed by wars: the last peak took place in 2000-2001, the next will be in 2012. Will there be war, or a war to end wars?

Those who are born close to the Galactic Center, or have an astrological ascendant or midheaven close to it have this great (sometimes too great) power available to them: Gandhi had it, I (and I'm not a Gandhi) do too, but really, it's going to be interesting to see what happens to me (let alone the world) over the next two years. What I do know is that I will be there on that day, and God will be there.

And another interesting coincidence: According to an ancient Chinese astrology based on constellations as opposed to the more familiar 12 animals, I was born on the day of the sky sheep, which day will occur again on Dec. 21, 2012. That day, in Chinese Astrology with its emphasis on good and bad luck, is mournful, centred as it is in the constellation of the Ghostly Carriage. It deals with spiritual and supernatural matters, my forte :) and people born under this sign have clairvoyant abilities.

So what do I see for that day? Is it the Dimensional Shift I have written about before? The Maya saw the end of the shorter cycle as a time of rebirth, perhaps coinciding with the great floods, but the end of the Long Count? A biblical rapture event? The End of the World, or a beginning?

My answer is this: think of it as a journey, and some will see a great darkness, and some will see a man, helping them into the light.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

The ability to change

Be the change you wish to see
People ask me, when will things change? I always reply with how will things change?

I have fought an ongoing battle on behalf of the poor and the dispossessed, the spiritual seekers and those in need of healing or who were blocked from enlightenment for so long that I would like, just once, to lighten up :)

So here I am, and if there is one message of hope I can give, it is that yes, you can change. It doesn't matter what your karma is, or your age or religion or parents or societal upbringing or environment or material circumstance; you can change.

So there are problems in the world and your personal life, and maybe, you can't change that no matter how hard you try. But the greatest struggle, and the one that comes with the greatest outcome, is the one you make to change yourself.

I can't tell you any more than I already have as to how to accomplish that. But since my next message is going to be more...severe, I can say this: the answer lies within your self.

The Joy of Hafez

The Power of Poetry to move us all

Poetry, like music, like art, can not only move us personally but also express the longing of a nation..

If I have a special place in my heart for the holy books the Quran, Bhagvad Gita, or Bible, it is because of the power of their poetry, and the poetry of Shakespeare, Lao-Tzu and Hafez also has a special place in my heart.

I remember with special fondness when a friend and I read the Diwan i Hafiz in the Persian by candlelight in Tehran during Nawrooz, the Persian New Year. It was a very difficult time for what I saw ahead, but also because the reading gave me a confirmation the path I choose would lead me to what I sought. Fal-e-Hafiz can be an oracle as well.

Nawrooz in Tehran 2007: A friend and i stayed up reading Fal-e-Hafiz

"Than eternal life, union is better

O God, give me that, which is better.

Cut me with a sword, and I said no word,

From foe keeping friend's secret is better.

In this path to die enslaved to the Lord

Than all the world, that Soul is better.

Ask healer of my painful discord

Will this invalid ever get better?

In shade of the spruce, the rose that was floored

Than ruby red blood, its dust is better.

O pious ones, with heavens I'm bored

Than paradise, this garden is better.

O heart, always, in His alley beg and hoard

He, who commands eternity is better.

O youth, with the advice of the old be in accord

Than youthful luck, old wisdom is better.

No eye has seen a gem that soared

That of the pearl of my ear is better.

Though from "Zendeh Rood" elixir of life poured

Than Isfahan, Our Shiraz is better.

Though friend's words sweetness stored

Than those words, Hafiz's is better"

© Shahriar Shahriari

I wish my friends peace.

Friday, July 10, 2009

A Healer's Prayer

A Healer's Prayer

A Healer's Prayer

I am one with you,

I am one with God.

I am one with myself

and all my dimensions,

I am one with God.

I am one with the Universe

and all Thy Dimensions.

I am one with God.

I am one with

our Mother Earth and

Heavenly Father

I am one with God

I am the Child

I am Love,

I am God

~ Naseer Ahmad 1990

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Whither goest thou, Israel?

May 14, 1948

A horoscope isn't only a snapshot in time, or a delineation of possibilities, potential, and karma, or even a tool of prophecy. It is a mandala which shows the magical influences, both good and bad, present at a time of birth. It may even, for those who know how, show what might happen.

And yes, this is the horoscope of Israel, and if this can help illustrate my point, great, but it's only a picture. When a child is born, who can say how that child will turn out? What I say comes from

a deeper place than that. This is prophecy, let's see how it turns out.

I wrote of my deep connections with and love for the Jewish people in my 2001 article "Battle for the Soul of the Jewish People" and more in "Mary Magdalene and the 12 Miriams" as one of many messages to ALL the people of the world.

But: what happens in Israel is central to the future of the world.

But: the power to change has been taken away from the people of Israel, and only individuals can change, but Israel, no, not ever, I'm sorry to say.

What will happen will happen, and Israel will be no more. A peaceful democratic state, under another name, with equal rights for all, possibly. That will only happen under certain conditions. People will have to change. And as to the form of destruction, that again will depend. Earth cataclysm? A meteorite hitting Jerusalem? Population change or genetic illness? Or just, a fading away? I see what will happen, but who am I to take away people's freedom of choice? Let them see for themselves.

Here's an astrological article I wrote for a magazine in 2006, based on trends from 2000 on:

Israel’s Astrology Chart
I have long appreciated Astrology’s help in better understanding of people and events. Astrological interpretations may also, based on a nation's horoscope, tell us about challenges it may face in the future, as a result of past actions.

The current cycle began with a stellium of planets in Taurus in 2000 and will continue for many years to come. Taurus countries like Israel will suffer upheaval after upheaval..

Israel ended the year 2005 with a grand cross of the planets Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune, and Mars in the signs of Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius, and Taurus, all forcefully impacting Israel’s 8th House (Death) Sun, 10th House (Public standing) Saturn and Pluto, and 1st-7th House (how others see you, and relationships/ alliances) Nodes and 1st House Chiron (the wound we carry inside ourselves)

For the biblical inclined, Ezekiel 1:4 speaks of cherubim bearing the face of a Lion (Leo) Eagle (higher octave of Scorpio) Man (Aquarius) and Ox (Taurus) as God's warning to 'a proud and rebellious people' which is exactly what these phenomena represent.

The year 2006 is therefore momentous for the people of Israel, with several major astrological events directly affecting the national horoscope. It is also a culmination of events that began in 2000, with a grand stellium of planets in Taurus, Israel's sign, which coincided with the Palestinians' 2nd Intifada. The images of Palestinians bravely fighting against tanks with rocks caused world opinion to turn so decisively against Israel, and only the events of 9/11, various assassinations, manufactured outrages and amazingly coincidental 'terrorist plots' distracted people enough to grant a reprieve. This time around, the astrological factors are so profound, so numerous, it appears unlikely Israel can escape so easily.

These are the major significators:
Every 29-30 years every person undergoes a major shift called a Saturn Return. This requires a major evaluation of one's life and direction. Israel's 1st Saturn return in 1977 coincided with Anwar Sadat's historic visit to Israel and the possibility, however unrealised, of peace. The 2nd Saturn return, at age 58-60, is where all the unrealised ambitions come home to roost. Either we have come to peace, or, we're on life support, waiting to die. Interestingly, Israel's 2nd Saturn return happened this August (2006) when it was fought to a national-confidence destroying draw with Hezbollah.

The second major factor is the center of our galaxy, the Galactic Center at 27 Sagittarius. This conjuncts Israel's Jupiter, which gives it an overweening confidence in its ability to survive. Any major impact on that point has the effect of disillusioning them of that belief. The planet Uranus' conjunction with the G.C. in 1987, then Saturn-Uranus conjunction there in 1988, coincided with the 1st Palestinian Intifada, which shook Israel to the core, and only the 1st Gulf War granted it a reprieve. 1987 also was the year the Palestinian Representative was first invited to attend the Security Council, with the same rights as a sovereign state, and in 1988, Hamas came into being.

The third factor is when the planets Jupiter Saturn and Neptune together impact Israel's Pluto, Saturn, and Sun right up to the end of the year. There will be much false optimism leading ultimately to disillusionment, unless radical changes in the national psyche take place now. Sadly, there appear to be no leaders that could lead Israel towards the path of peace.

Lastly, and most significant, is the conjunction of Pluto with the Galactic Center for the years 2006-2009, becoming exact twice, in December 2006 and October 2007. Astronomers may have demoted Pluto to planetoid status, but to an Astrologer, Pluto still is the planet of death and regeneration. The last time Pluto conjunct the Galactic Center, in 1745, we had the Age of Enlightenment, and, also, the Jacobin Rebellion. There will be a far greater change in Israel, and only time will tell how it turns out...

Since that time, President Obama has been elected, as I predicted, but has not turned out to be a means of change, which was his choice. Hamas won the Palestinian elections in 2007 since Fatah no longer had any moral authority whatsoever. Again, part of my prophecy. Israel's actions in Gaza from 2007-2009 were just a continuation of previous actions, and not even, the beginning of the end. That is yet to come, but when the time comes, and it will be soon, those who could not see, will pay the price. It is not as if I hadn't warned, or told them what they must do before..

Some might ask why I'm picking on Jewish people alone. I'm not. There is no more validity to the need for an Islamic state than a Jewish state. Both Islam and Judaism share a common prophet, as I made clear in my recent "Cheiro the Last Prophet":

But the gift that passed on to the Jewish people then the Muslims has passed on, and what happened was that these religions have all been compromised, and will end in their own time. And people will be free to follow their own path, but without the trappings of a repressive state to support that, or coerce people away from free will or with selective moral or nationalistic precepts.

And what will come will not be Christianity or Buddhism or any other ism, including capitalism or socialism. It is a path that acknowledges each person's right to find God in his or her own way, and share the gifts of Earth with all instead of enshrining Greed.

Nor is there any more proof to be had. My proof was in my writing and my actions and all the prophecies I made that came true. In the last two years I have said that Iranian leader Ayatollah Khamenei would survive in Iran, and he did, and that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad would win the Iranian election, and he did, and is it just coincidence that these two seem to be Israel's nemesis?

It is also sad that of all those who follow me not one is Jewish or Muslim but that is their choice after all. I am the descendant of the prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and my lineage is of Moses, and David (may their names be blessed) and a thousand more coincidences to my name so to those who may argue that I don't quite fit their prophecy, make no mistake. I have come not only to the sky god based peoples but the native peoples in so many lives. I am the one who promised I would come back one day to heal the earth. I have even told you my names, because each name is power.

But the time is up, and those who could not change, will not, except in their next lives. And what I see happening, will, and you can all pray for God's help, but it will not come in the way you ask for. You could have had peace.. Now the healing of the earth must unfold.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Arjuna Reborn

The Eternal Reality of the Souls' Immortality.

The knowledge found within the Bhagavad-Gita is incomparable as it gives specific information regarding the purpose of human existence, the immortality of the soul and our eternal relationship with God. This information applies to each and every one of us without exception. Without realization of our divine relationship with the God it is impossible to establish our eternal relationship with Him. This divine relationship is our natural constitutional position and every human beings birthright.

There are three paths which lead directly to establishing a relationship with God. According to the authority of Bhagavad-Gita these paths have been designated as the yoga of perfect actions, the yoga of perfect devotion and the yoga of perfect knowledge. These three paths with great care and attention have been fully explained in the Bhagavad-Gita which comprises chapters 23 through 40 in the Bhishma-Parva section of Mahabharata.

Chapter one introduces the scene, the setting, the circumstances and the characters involved determining the reasons for the Bhagavad-Gita's revelation. The scene is the sacred plain of Kuruksetra. The setting is a battlefield. The circumstances is war. The main characters are the Supreme Lord Krishna and Prince Arjuna, witnessed by four million soldiers led by their respective military commanders. After naming the principal warriors on both sides, Arjuna's growing dejection is described due to the fear of losing friends and relatives in the course of the impending war and the subsequent sins attached to such actions. Thus this chapter is entitled: Lamenting the Consequence of War.

In chapter two Arjuna accepts the position as a disciple of Lord Krishna and taking complete of Him requests the Lord to instruct him in how to dispel his lamentation and grief. This chapter is often deemed a summary to the entire Bhagavad-Gita. Here many subjects are explained such as: karma yoga, jnana yoga, sankhya yoga, buddih yoga and the atma which is the soul.

Predominance has been given to the immortal nature of the soul existing within all living entities and it has been described in great detail. Thus this chapter is entitled: The Eternal Reality of the Souls' Immortality.....

There has not been an age in which I did not incarnate, and in each age my message has been: your soul is immortal. Therefore why should you grieve, and what is the path to end your human suffering?
Arjuna is a metaphor for all those who are disciples, or followers of God. The lessons taught, sometimes with a kick in the pants, sometimes with a "oh quit your whining", but always with love, are a path to peace, and union with God.

But there was an actual being called Arjuna. He was a noble prince, a warrior, and infallible archer. The lessons he learned are lessons for all of us, and allow us to follow, the perfect path.
He was the great warrior Rahwin on Atlan, who knew that one had to act decisively, without regret. He was Paramahansa Yogananda, who brought his knowledge to America. He is my son, who, born in America, which symbolises all that is good and bad with the world, yet with all the karma he brings with him, is yet a symbol for us again, already recognised as Arjuna, reborn.

I told a follower of Yogananda that he was born again. He couldn't accept that; Yogananda had reached enlightenment, and did not have to be reborn. Fool! Each living being reaches enlightenment and union with God at some stage and yet, chooses to be reborn, with all the attendant suffering, so that they can reflect God's will. And I told a follower he could forgive himself for the guilt he felt for a hidden affair, but by comparing himself to an impossible ideal, denied himself the grace of God's forgiveness.

This is the lesson of Arjuna: There is a battle before you. Follow your path. And God, the Supreme Being, will reveal himself to you in all his glory.

Friday, July 03, 2009

Michael Jackson, the Drowning Man

Michael Jackson 1958-2009 R.I.P.

I was in Los Angeles from 1993-94 and while there appeared on a television show. A famous singer saw me and came for healing and meditation. He had Parkinson's Disease and his band wasn't playing much. I helped and he got better and his band went on to have a resurgence in their career.

I was having these compelling visions and one of the things I saw related to Michael Jackson. I told my singer friend it was very important that I meet Michael, because I saw a great sadness ahead for him,and felt I could help. He could have introduced me, but didn't (There's another, similar, story about Sylvester Stallone whose son I could have helped, but never mind)

There is a spiritual exercise I teach my students. Do you help a drowning man? As a healer, of course you want to. But if, in trying to help him, you know you might die as well? This is a question I have had to address myself, and there is no correct answer, but the one you work out for yourself. My answer is one of helping, but only within your limits, and that has been a lesson for me. But the real answer is whether the other person is willing, or able, to change, without which all the healing in the world will come to nothing.

We must all ask if it is possible to change ourselves? I believe we can, just as the world can change itself, because otherwise there is a price we must pay. I will cover that in my next article.

But the drowning man? The one who couldn't change his course? I can only appreciate his enormous talent, with which he brought so much beauty into the world. I can also acknowledge, without emphasising, the allegations made against him. He was a child who had been abused, and this helps my understanding of him. I have never discussed this openly, but I was molested as a child.

What matters, then, is not what happened in the past but what we can add to the future, and if in order to do this we must change, then yes we must, and yes we can.