The Turning Point
backlash and potential
August 18 - September 4, 2011
by Carol Ann Ciocco THE 5th NIGHTevery action is followed by
an equal and opposite reaction
Hello there, below you will find some thoughts on the cycle known as the 5th Night, within Dr. Carl Calleman's calendar system, which begins today.
To bring in an astrological viewpoint which dovetails with the 5th Night, THE CARDINAL CROSS (a signature of our times) was highly activated this month. Uranus and Pluto squared off. That aspect is epochal in nature and will be with us for several years. Notice the themes occurring in your life right now. The global events are easy to see, but flip your perception inward: London was burning. Are you torching parts of your inner world via rage and self-hatred? Looters were rampant in London. Are you desperately grasping for energy emotionally and spiritually due to deep feelings of fear and lack? The stock market experienced volatile gyrations, and the U.S's financial rating was reduced from AAA, the highest rating. Are you experiencing wild fluctuations in your sense of value and your relationship with material things, money and security?
The Cardinal Cross actually holds a very high-consciousness energy, an energy of ascension and spiritual mastery. The Cardinal Cross is a kind of HINGE upon which our future swings. It is like a valve which has built up intense pressure which must be released and made useful, transformed into constructive energy. The Cross twists and turns - like a screwdriver - squeezing the dross out of us and using the pressure and steam to power a new pathway.
The Cardinal Cross asks us: which direction are you going? What is due North? What are the cardinal sins? The cardinal virtues? The Cardinal Cross is a moral compass, an integrity monitor, and an invitation to totally shift what's up with what's down. Flip the world on its axis. There is no map anymore.
The primacy of life on earth is encapsulated in the Cardinal Cross - North, South, East and West - the four corners of our reality. This signature is the handwriting on the wall for our future selves, our more enlightened and more evolved selves. It is a directional sign pointing toward ascension-level embodiment. Due North, into higher levels of awakening.
With Many Blessings,
Carol THE 5th NIGHT
background on the 9th Wave
Today, August 18, 2011, is the first day of the 5th Night of the 9th Wave of Dr. Carl Calleman's calendar system. If that sentence baffles you and sounds like Greek, check out these links of articles I've already written on this uncanny timing:
Here is my most recent newsletter RE the 5th Day and 5th Night, an overview: http://conta.cc/p10T5z
Here are some previous posts on some of the cycles of the 9th Wave since it began on March 9, 2011. (You may have to scroll down to find the segments on the 9th Wave):
THE 9TH WAVE BEGINS - Tsunami of Unity http://conta.cc/hOvgzo
The 1st Night: http://conta.cc/g3Q1bA
The 2nd Day: http://conta.cc/dVpflt
The 2nd Night: http://conta.cc/m51i9y
Midpoint of the 2nd Night: http://conta.cc/oWousr
The 3rd Night: http://conta.cc/oM4f5B
Overview of the 7th Day (9th Wave): http://conta.cc/fpd6T4
Here is a calendar of the 9th Wave that I created to help you follow along with the Days and Nights. If you haven't journaled yet on what is happening in you own life as the cycles unfold, you can start doing that now and review previous cycles as well: http://bit.ly/iwbqfZ
You can also go to my Facebook page and go back through past posts for info on the 9th Wave. My Facebook page can be found here: http://on.fb.me/gYNScY
You will find info on a lot of other subjects (such as eclipses and the solstice and etc) that I haven't been able to send via newsletter.
Also, here is an overview of the 9th Wave from The Tree of Life website http://treeoflifecelebration.com/images/stories/ninthwaveintro.pdf
Note: The Tree of Life website, which is a storehouse of information concerning the 9th Wave, can be found here: http://treeoflifecelebration.com/ THE 5th DAY
The shift from our current consciousness to that of ascended consciousness is going to be very natural. I said very natural, not problem free. This will be a very natural transformation, like an ice cube melting or water turning to vapor. Imagine yourself as one of the atoms in an ice cube. You've got your close friend atoms hanging with you slow. You're limited by your structure. You can't move much - you're in a damn ice cube. This is the current state of our human mental body. // To one of these frozen atoms, being introduced to a fluid state-able to interact with all other compounds-would present an infinite opening up of opportunities completely unimaginable to the atom when it was in a frozen state. // Both water and ice transformations require a stimulus, a heat source. All heat is obtained from force applied against resistance to that force, both in friction and in the transmission of electrons. // Heat happens when atoms are excited to a higher vibrational frequency. Vibration is the vacillation between two poles or dichotomies. When this vibration is accelerated by physical force, or, on more refined levels, by the force of new consciousness, against resistance, you have the oxidation of material or rapid erosion - and eventually combustion - of the accelerated material. This combustion is the rapid, totally natural conversion of material into heat, released free gasses - then LIGHT. ~ Ian Lungold
In order to understand the 5th Night of the 9th Wave, we need to first understand the enrgy of the 5th Day, which we just finished. The 5th Day and 5th Night are deeply connected, in that the breakthrough energy of the 5th Day leads to an inevitable reaction during the 5th Night. The 5th Day began on July 31, 2011 and continued until August 17, 2011.
The 5th Day is a BUDDING phase, a time when our creations become visible to ourselves and the world. This is a BREAKTHROUGH TO LIGHT. The seed that was planted during the 1st Day of the 9th Wave (which occurred on March 9, 2011) appears as a bud which it has naturally and inexorably been moving toward since that time.
The 5th Day is the brightest period of light in the entire cycle. In a plant's life this is when new chemicals are produced that carry the message to form buds. In human history [as expressed through the previous 8 underworlds or levels of consciousness] the 5th Day was when Art found its place within human expression. This was also the time when the message of Jesus moved over the earth. In addition, it was during a previous 5th Day that Einstein developed the theory of relativity. - Ian Lungold.
The 5th Day is a time of enlightenment for humans as they walk on planet earth. It is time to create space for the alighting of this higher consciousness and the breakthroughs that will occur as this light and information is pulsed from the Divine. You may have received downloads or experienced a breakthrough in your physical/mental or emotional/spiritual life during this time.
It's also helpful to look at what's going on globally for clues as to what the 5th Day held for us. Since the economy is so pivotal right now, we can focus on that. The 5th Day saw US debt issues coming into mass consciousness in an unprecedented way. This included the passing of a last minute budget and raising the debt ceiling, as well as having the US rating downgraded by Standard and Poor. As a consequence the stock market went on Mr. Toad's Wild Ride (which continues today).
Although these events don't seem to hold a lot of light, they are indeed a part of the 5th Day, the pinnacle of glorious breakthroughs in the 9th Wave cycles. The Light is synonymous with The Truth. The Truth about the economy emerged during the 5th Day. We experienced a breakthrough in consciousness which could - in the long run - prevent an economic cataclysm which would have stemmed from unawareness of what is REALLY going on. The debt problem and other factors of the global economy have been with us - and steadily getting worse - for many years. But most people had no idea. In the 5th Day, the icecube breaks free from its limited consciousness and life-giving water is created.
The $64 trillion question now is: how might the backlash of the 5th Night occur? To understand this dynamic, we have to look at how the 5th Night is the YANG to the light or YANG cycle of the 5th Day. THE 5th NIGHT
Turning the heat up on water creates diamonds (look at the picture here - the boiling water looks like diamonds!) and what follows is the mist-ical. "A serious moment for water is when it boils." This serious moment is the moment of its transformation. It can be dangerous, just like the 5th Night. The slow-moving molecules of ice, with heat applied become water. And further heat/light ... creates diamonds ... followed by myst. It's hot up in here these days, due to the Cardinal Cross influence. And this means that our evolution is accelerating rapidly as heat and light are applied to our consciousness, expanding us into our diamond perfection and our true mystical connection with Spirit and humanity. As Ian Lungold has said, the process will be natural but not problem-free as the density of matter seeking freedom does encounter resistance. - my Facebook post
Here are the stats on the 'infamous' 5th Night cycle. As mentioned above, the 5th Night of the 9th Wave occurs from August 18, 2011 (today) to September 4, 2011, with the Midpoint being August 26-27.
In stark contrast (and direct cause-and-effect relationship) to the 5th Day, the 5th Night is a time of DESTRUCTION and BACKLASH. This is the darkest period of the cycle. In human terms, this is when an individual reaches the stage of puberty - an awkward and some might say 'dangerous' time of growth and rebellion against the previous cycles of one's life. The caterpillar cracks open the chrysalis and becomes a butterfly. This is the crisis stage.
The ice cube melted - breaking through from the confines of the dense and slow-moving frozen limits - and became life-giving water during the 5th day. Now continuing heat is applied and the water boils. 'A serious moment for water is when it boils.' During the 5th Night a serious, and possibly dangerous, moment occurs. How can it not? Just as night follows day, so an equal and opposite reaction follows a breakthrough energy burst.
Frankly speaking, the 5th Night has a very difficult energy to it. In human history this has been a time of great physical hardship and major conflicts. The Illonian Ice Age, Neanderthals going extinct; the Fall of Rome, the regressive time known as "The Dark Ages"; and the rise of Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini (as well as the dropping of the atomic bomb) all correspond to this time period, the infamous 5th Night.
The good news is that whereas in previous cycles, each Night and Day lasted for hundreds of millions of years, for centuries, for decades, or for a year... in this cycle the intensity of the 5th Night will last (just as all the Nights and Days of the 9th Wave do) for only 18 DAYS. This is also the bad news, as the challenging changes of the 5th Night are condensed into an intense and mind-boggling two weeks. With the compressed and accelerated time factor of the 9th Wave comes a need to integrate changes at a breathtaking rate. Off we go. THE 5th NIGHT
I believe in humanity. We are an incredible species. We're still just a child creature, we're still being nasty to each other. And all children go through those phases. We're growing up, we're moving into adolescence now. When we grow up - man, we're going to be something! - Gene Roddenberry
So what might 'happen'? What form might the backlash and destruction take? Just as seeds of darkness (i.e. seeming darkness) were contained within the light of the 5th Day, so there are seeds of light contained within the darkness of the 5th Night. Like the Yin-Yang symbol with the dot at the center, the two forces of duality are always flowing freeform without either pole being reached conclusively. Such is the rhythm of life on this dualistic planet. There are radiant diamonds in the darkness.
The Illonian Ice Age (which occurred in a previous 5th Night) aided, abetted and was the foundation for a leap forward in evolution. Where would we be if we were still Neanderthals? Seriously! The Dark Ages gave rise to the sublime flowering of human consciousness known as the Renaissance, also known as The Age of ENLIGHTENMENT. The rise of violent and devastating dictatorship - and the release of primal nuclear energy from the atom - during and after World War II led the way to a significant victory over darkness and that kind of dictatorship has not occurred in many 1st world countries since.
In addition, the events of World War II also led to the Baby Boom of the 1950's. However we might feel about the ME Generation, we must admit that the Boomers have transformed the landscape of American life. They explored expanded consciousness in the 60's - helping to pave the way for yoga and meditation to become a part of mainstream American life. And now they are re-defining how we age - how we face death and how we comprehend the Oneness of the Universe and our place in it. This paved the way for the leap in consciousness which we are preparing to take now.
It's possible that in 18 Days our reality could be vastly different. I'm not sure how long it would take to see the results?? But no matter how it might LOOK through our dualistic vision, it could be an amazing shift forward into a brave new world.
These are growing pains. The level to which we RESIST this natural process of 'melting' and 'boiling', is the level to which the violence and destruction of backlash will flourish. Again, we are becoming CONSCIOUS CO-CREATORS in the 9th Wave. We are practicing for a time in the (not-so-distant?) future where we will have the chance to take the reigns of evolution beyond a pre-establish timeline driven by the Divine. We are stepping into EQUALITY with the Divine by opening our consciousness up to higher levels of consciousness - which is simply a definition of Divinity.
The essence of the 9th Wave boils down to (pun intended) one sentence: We are growing up. Will we be reckless rebellious teenagers in how we express in the 5th Night, or will we move through the vulnerable time of coming-of-age with some semblance of grace, allowing ourselves to walk through all of the confusing feelings and outcomes without allowing them to destroy us? It's time for us to step into Unity Consciousness so that we can take RIGHT ACTION in how we treat our fellow humans, and can embody RIGHT STEWARDSHIP of the earth and our place in the Cosmos. THE 5th NIGHT
Evolution is a series of breakthroughs. - Christine DeLorey
Having said all of that, what does the 5th Night feel like - and what can we expect over the next 18 days - in practical terms? First of all, here is a newsletter I wrote back in 2007. That year was the most recent 5th Night cycle (in the Galactic Underworld which spanned 1999-2011): http://conta.cc/pRm7wE
During the 5th Night, we can expect equal and opposite reactions to the growth we recently experienced in our personal lives. We may react to what we have learned about ourselves, acting out in ways that surprise us.
The 5th Night can be compared to the deepest level of sleep: Delta. We will go deep into the subconscious, and more profoundly away from higher consciousness than at any other time in the cycle. It may appear that we have taken 10 steps backward from our previous position of light-filled being! Density - and its companion, materialism - may ferociously rear their heads. When we are going through massive changes, the opposing force within us musters its strongest resistance at the moment before we come into the dawn of a new and anchored reality. Prepare for this and try to remain conscious of what's happening and not to react in a negative way. Go easy on yourself. You are still on the path. This is a necessary - albeit challenging - part of your evolution.
In addition, to give you a quick feel for the spiritual essence of the 5th Night, think of Sufism, that ecstasy-drenched, mystical sect within the Muslim religion. According to Carl Calleman's calculations, the religion of Islam was founded during the energies of the Night. Calleman writes:
"Islam's symbols are the crescent moon and the evening star are symbols of the NIGHT. And, indeed, Islam was founded as the Qu'ran was completed in AD 632, at the exact midpoint of the NIGHT of Baktun 9. Thus, Islam's role may be seen as one of bringing LIGHT into the DARKNESS. Because it was formulated and shaped by a NIGHT, Islam has also mostly spread during the NIGHTS when the Cross was absent in the Heavens. It has also mostly expanded toward the East, which during the Great Cycle was the SHADOW part of the planet... Although Islam is a monotheistic religion, its message has become somewhat different from that of Christianity. While Islam was formulated...during a NIGHT; Christianity was conceived during a DAY, which generally is a time when human creativity flourishes. (Christianity's) emphasis has been on the individual crafting his own destiny, while that of Islam, conceived during a NIGHT, has been on submission to the will of God. - Carl Calleman, "Solving the Greatest Mystery of Our Time: The Mayan Calendar," p. 73
There is a deep, mystical side to the Islamic religion, as reflected in Sufism, where practitioners seek to align their wills with the Divine Will of LOVE. RUMI is the penultimate example of the beauty of this mystical component of Islam.
Rumi had a universal approach: "Rumi once said that if the Kaaba were suddenly lifted up out of the world, we would see that each person is really bowing (five times a day) to every other person. In other words, if the icons of religions could dissolve, we would be left with the radiance of each other, the one honoring the other as the same glory." - Coleman Barks, Rumi scholar, "Rumi: Bridge to the Soul" (published in 2007 during the 5th Night, this book unveiled 90 newly translated Rumi poems, many of which had never been published before). What Coleman is describing here is a timeless Truth represented in the Hindu phrase Namaste (the God in me honors the God in you) and the Mayan In Lakech (I am another yourself).
In addition and for your meditation exploration, The Goddess Nut from the Egyptian pantheon has a deep velvety 5th-Night quality. She cradles the night and brings the dawn. Just as you, along with all of Humanity, are doing now. Have a Good (5th) Night. Sleep tight, dream deep, and soon we will wake from our sleep. Peace be with you and with all of us.
Carol Ann Ciocco
website: http://www.threemoonocean.com/ source