Coral Reefs and Mass Extinctions
My seventh grade science report was memorable for me because our science teacher promised us that anyone courageous enough to give an oral report was guaranteed an “A” grade for the assignment. I was very shy, so I asked if it would be OK for me to pre-record an audio tape of myself reading my report (rather than actually giving the oral report in front of the class), and my instructor replied that would be fine, as long as I stood in front of the class next to the tape recorder while the audio tape was playing. I agreed, and shared my report about coral reefs. A key feature of my 7th grade science report was a large visual representation I had drawn, showing regular mass die-offs that have occurred on the planet Earth over many years. I was fascinated by the way these huge changes have occurred with some degree of regularity, yet at that time back in the 1970s, most people did not much contemplate or discuss these radical changes to plant and animal life that have occurred here on Earth in the past. I was also impressed by the fact that it looked like another cataclysmic change might be coming in the not-too-distant future, based on the regularity of these massive changes on Earth.
Hopi Prophecy of Seven Worlds
In spring 2000, I published an article for Parabola magazine, “Comes True, being Hoped for: the Hopi understanding of how things change.” In this article, I share the Hopi conceptualization of the time periods on earth we have experienced so far, and the prophecy of what we may expect in the future. According to the Hopi legend, before any of the worlds were created, there was only the Creator, Taiowa.
The first world of endless space, Tokpela, was beautiful, spacious, and perfect in every way. The people were of different colors and spoke different languages; they could understand one another easily without talking, as could they also converse with the animals without talking. After a long time of peaceful coexistence, many people became preoccupied with the differences between themselves and others, and forgot to respect their Creator and each other, and the world was destroyed by volcanic fire. Before this first world was destroyed, the Hopi followed a cloud of vapor by day and a star by night, and were led to be assisted by the Ant people who opened their subterranean mound to keep the Hopi safe.
When the Earth had cooled down, people emerged from the underground safety of the Ant peoples’ Kiva, into the second world of dark midnight, Tokpa. In the second world, the people no longer lived simply with animals, and they began to develop handcrafts homes and villages. Trouble began in this second world when people traded in bartered for more and more goods, forgetting to sing praises to the Creator, and singing praises for their goods instead. People who still had songs for the Creator in their hearts were once again led underground to the safety of the Ant peoples Kiva, before the twins left their magnetic positions at the north and south poles, so the Earth tilted crazily on her access, and froze into solid ice.
Next began the Third World, Kuskurza, which was full of big cities and amazing technologies such as flying shields made of hide which could attack and flee other cities so quickly that nobody knew who sent them. There was so much warfare that Spider Woman saw that the thread had run out on this third world, and she put people who still had a song in their hearts safely in the sealed reed boats with water and white cornmeal, before the Earth was destroyed by floods. The Hopi emerged from their sealed vessels to build reed rafts which they then paddled from one stepping Stone Island to the next.
They finally arrived at the low hot shore of this world complete, Tuwaqachi, after having migrated across the Earth to settle where they live today. The Hopi believe we will see the signs of the emergence to the Fifth world when life forms from previous worlds spring up from the ground, the stars, and our hearts.
Cree Rainbow Warrior Prophecy
There is a prophecy called Warriors of the Rainbow, from the Cree tribe. Dr. Leilani Fuller Anderson, also known as the Cherokee Lady, remembers being told about this prophecy by her grandmother when she was very young. In this prophecy, there was an old lady from the Cree tribe, named Eyes of Fire, who prophesied that one day, because of the white man’s greed, there will come a time when the fish would die in the streams, the birds would fall from the air, the waters would be blackened, and the trees would no longer be. Human civilization as we know it today would all but cease to exist.
There will then come a time when keepers of the legends, stories, culture, rituals, and myths, and all ancient customs would be needed to restore the world to health. These keepers would be mankind‘s key to survival. They are known as the Warriors of the Rainbow. Peoples of all the tribes would form a new world of justice, peace, freedom, and recognition of the great spirit. The Warriors of the rainbow would teach people how to live the way of the great spirit. They would tell them of how the world has turned away from the great spirit, and that is why earth became sick. Warriors of the rainbow will show people that the Great Spirit is full of love and understanding, and they will teach people how to make the Earth beautiful again. Principles of unity, love, and understanding will be taught in all four corners of the Earth.
Those working to bring such revitalization must be dedicated, unwavering in their strength, and strong of heart. They will find willing hearts and minds to join them on the road of returning Mother Earth to beauty and plenty. This is a Cree prophecy; there are also similar prophecies from the Hopi, Zuni, and others.
In Tibet and Mongolia, there is a prophecy about the kingdom of Shambala, hidden behind the distant mountainous north of the Himalaya. Shambhala is known as the ‘land of a thousand names’ and called: Shangri-La; the land of Radiant Spirits; Land of the Living Gods; Land of Wonders. This mystical kingdom has been described in Hindu and Buddhist mythology for thousands of years. “Shambhala” in Sanskrit translates to ‘place of calm’ or ‘place of stillness.’ Like a parallel world or dimension, this place has been described in Tibetan prophecy.
According to legend, the line of enlightened kings is said to be guarding the highest wisdom for a time when all spiritual values in the world outside will be lost in war and destruction. Then, according to prophecy, a great king will come out of the sanctuary to defeat the forces of evil and to establish a Golden Age. According to the legend and prophecy, the kings of Shambala will rule for 100 years each. There will be 32 kings in all, and as their reigns pass, conditions in the outside world deteriorate. Men will become more warlike, and pursue power for its own sake. An ideology of materialism will spread over the earth. When the barbarians who follow this materialistic ideology are united under an evil king, and they think there is nothing left to conquer, the mists will lift to reveal the icy mountains of Shambala. The barbarians will then see and attack Shambala with a huge army equipped with terrible weapons. Then the 32nd king of Shambala will lead a mighty host against the invaders. In the last great battle, the evil king and his followers will be destroyed.
By definition Shambala is hidden. It is thought to exist somewhere between the Gobi desert in the Himalayas, where it is protected by a psychic barrier, so that no one can find the kingdom who is not meant to. Tibetans believe that the land is guarded by beings with superhuman powers. Tibetan llamas spend a great deal of their lives in spiritual development before attempting a journey to Shambala. Those who try to get there who are not wanted are swallowed by crevasses, or caught in avalanches. People and animals tremble at its borders as if bombarded by invisible rays. There are guide books to Shambala, but they describe the location in terms so vague that only those already initiated into the teachings of the Kalacakra can understand them. Strange sightings in the area where Shambala is thought to be seen provide evidence of its existence.
Creating Positive Future with the Mandela Effect
At this time of great changes on earth, and awareness of long extinct Lazarus plants and animals returning, we gain a sense that we may now be living through the long prophesied time of transformation and change, and dawning of the golden age. if we seek some kind of mechanism by which extinct animals can be alive again, we come face-to-face with what is now known as the Mandela effect. The Mandela affect itself gets its name from people noticing that nelson Mandela was alive again, after many of us remember that he had previously died while incarcerated. There is a connection between the symbolism of the rainbow, and the rainbow warriors, and I kind of hope we can feel when we see something as miraculous as the return of long extinct plants and animals. We are indeed seeing that now, with many previously extinct creatures back as if they had never been gone. we need not credit their return within a cleverness of humans, but instead we can feel a sense of awe and reverence for God… for the Creator. By sharing our experiences with noticing and observing the Mandela effect, we can be part of ushering in a Golden Age. We can see signs in new blue plants and animals (the color blue corresponding to the 5th chakra, and thus the Fifth world); and in rainbows that we see more often in the sky, in trees, and in plants and animals.
It is understandable in these times of transformation and change, that sometimes we will feel sad, frightened, or angry; these emotions are perfectly understandable. Any time we notice ourselves getting stuck in any of these heavy emotions, we can remember to feel a sense of awe, thanks, and reverence to God, the creator. This is perhaps the greatest task offered to us, if we wish to except it. The task is simply to stand up for what we know to be right, and good, and true. The task is to remember to the very core of our being what we most love and cherish. The task is to be in highest service each day to the best of our ability. each of us has the ability to feel and no higher truth, through soft eyes, loving heart, and clear mind. each of us has the ability to walk in peace, love, and grace through all events and circumstance. each of us has the ability to help someone close to us.
In all these little ways, we have the ability to be part of the prophecy of Shambhala and the rainbow Warriors at the dawning of this Golden Age of the Fifth World.