Jul 30, 2014

Are the Poles Shifting?

Crossposted from Reflections Journal.

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I've been talking about pole shift for a while now. Several years ago, I started getting intimations that it was imminent. There's a little more on these messages here. I just didn't really know what to make of it. The gist was that things were going to shift in some very surprising ways, that the systemic injustice that I find so excruciating had reached the end of the line, and that this was somehow connected to or simply concurrent with pole shift.

I first learned about the idea of pole shift many years ago when I was reading a book on Edgar Cayce. I had no frame of reference for the idea so it rolled off my brain like beads of water from an oily surface. Years later, when I first became acquainted with the work of Drunvalo Melchizedek, I heard it again and thought, so is that what Cayce was talking about? I liked Drunvalo's take on this. It was fairly optimistic and tied the idea of pole shift with an expansion in human consciousness.

Drunvalo says all kinds of things and some I really do take with a grain of salt. But he always struck me as a sincere fellow and so much of what I learned from him has proved itself to me that I keep a lot of his more outrageous material on the maybe pile. His ideas on pole shift fall into that category.

Pole shift has been a subject of debate. It's an accepted fact that Earth's magnetic poles have shifted more than once, in the distant past. That this has caused crustal displacement is disputed by most experts. Charles Hapgood theorized that they did and that it was associated with changes in land masses. His theories have not gained wide acceptance.

Mainstream science has been as strident and dismissive of concern as it has been vague on the particulars. The simple truth is that there's a lot they don't know about how this works and the potential effects. As discussed here, some theories have us already in the beginning stages of shift. The message from officialdom has been that while the magnetic field of the planet has been weakening for over a hundred years, and while we are probably overdue for a pole reversal, the last known one having occurred about 750,000 years ago, the next is probably at least hundreds of years off and will occur gradually, probably over thousands of years. In other words, calm down, people.

That said, there's enough concern over just what is happening with our magnetosphere that three satellites, called Swarm, were launched last November to monitor the situation. As Chris Corrigan in The Daily Sheeple put it:

One thing we do have the answer to already is that scientists, and most likely politicians as well, are worried. Cash strapped, austerity driven Europe would not be spending tens of millions of dollars putting three satellites into space if they weren’t.

These satellites came with a price tag of about 220 million euros.

What has Swarm learned? Well, it's actually kind of alarming. Earth's magnetic field is weakening and probably as a precursor to pole shift. And it's weakening about ten times faster than they thought.

Earth's magnetic field, which protects the planet from huge blasts of deadly solar radiation, has been weakening over the past six months, according to data collected by a European Space Agency (ESA) satellite array called Swarm.

The biggest weak spots in the magnetic field — which extends 370,000 miles (600,000 kilometers) above the planet's surface — have sprung up over the Western Hemisphere, while the field has strengthened over areas like the southern Indian Ocean, according to the magnetometers onboard the Swarm satellites — three separate satellites floating in tandem.

The scientists who conducted the study are still unsure why the magnetic field is weakening, but one likely reason is that Earth's magnetic poles are getting ready to flip, said Rune Floberghagen, the ESA's Swarm mission manager. In fact, the data suggest magnetic north is moving toward Siberia.

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Scientists already know that magnetic north shifts. Once every few hundred thousand years the magnetic poles flip so that a compass would point south instead of north. While changes in magnetic field strength are part of this normal flipping cycle, data from Swarm have shown the field is starting to weaken faster than in the past. Previously, researchers estimated the field was weakening about 5 percent per century, but the new data revealed the field is actually weakening at 5 percent per decade, or 10 times faster than thought. As such, rather than the full flip occurring in about 2,000 years, as was predicted, the new data suggest it could happen sooner.

The magnetic field of the planet is kind of important. Among other things, it offers some protection from solar wind and solar flares. And while this solar maximum has been tamer than expected -- some researchers are calling it Mini-Max -- we have seem some very impressive ejections. We've just been lucky.

Really lucky.

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Days ago NASA admitted that we only barely missed having a major Carrington Event two years ago. I remember seeing this one on Space Weather at the time and thinking, Phew. That was close. Turns out it was worse than I knew. We missed a major calamity by about a week -- the kind that could have knocked out electric grids and global communications, leaving us in utter chaos for years.

NASA scientists recently revealed that particles from a sun storm on July 23, 2012 almost struck the Earth but the planet was saved by a mere week’s rotation. It was a near miss. Had the solar flare occurred just one week earlier, it would have been directly facing the Earth rather than off to the side.

Although the planet would not have been destroyed, solar flares project a huge mass of highly charged particles, known as coronal mass ejection (CME) that would have changed modern life on the Earth. Instead of striking the Earth, the particles glided next to NASA’s Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO). Probes were able to catch most of the event.

During the solar storm, a plasma cloud rocketed away from the sun as fast as 3,000 kilometers per second, which is more than four times faster than a typical eruption. For the last two years, researchers have been studying the data and have reached the conclusion that it was one of the strongest solar storms ever recorded. They believe it may have even been stronger than the Carrington Event.

Because this thing was moving so fast, we would have had virtually no warning. It was exactly the type of thing astronomers have been warning world governments about for years. We were simply lucky. This time.

So what causes these solar storms that put our technological latticework at such risk? At least the worst of it, the period known as solar max, is caused by the sun reversing its polarity. Unlike Earth, the sun's pole shifts are regular and fairly predictable.  It's an 11 year cycle. Earth's pole shifts seem to be more like every few hundred thousand, although that cycle is apparently so irregular that we're overdue for one at 750,000 years.

As to whether or not such a reversal will come with an expansion of consciousness, I'm increasingly inclined to think so. Or at least, I'm increasingly inclined to think that a consciousness shift is really beginning in earnest and that there is an interrelationship with shifts on the planet, energetic and, in some cases, physical. For instance, I was directed to make a public statement in March about "the gates" being open "around the world," which I did here, in the comments, and on my Facebook page. A short time later the Chile quake occurred, an event that came with some very uncomfortable energetic fall-out for me. I'm not saying that these two things are connected. They may have been, but the message I got about the gates was much broader and think we've only begun to experience the results.

After years of dealing with what many of us generally refer to as the "lightwork" and the ascension symptoms that seem to come with it, one thing I've learned is that periods of beautiful energy expansion come with cleansing eruptions of "uck." Growth is painful.

For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn't understand growth, it would look like complete destruction_Cynthia Occelli

All I can say at this point is that I'm seeing some very dramatic shifts in energy. I'm seeing this on a very personal level, where I'm experiencing my own energy field in a very new way. It's doing things I've just never seen it do before. And I'm seeing some very interesting changes and vibrational shifts  in geographic locations. Is any of this tied to a possible pole shift? Let's just say that, whatever messages I have gotten from my guides, I remain circumspect.

In looking at the news, I have to say that whatever pole shift is and whatever it may mean, how long it may take, and what it may mean to life on earth, I think it just got a lot harder to deny that the process has begun.

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