A Gentle Awakening

a gentle awakening

Whenever you hear or read something of a spiritual nature that moves you, that touches your soul… you are not learning something new, you are remembering something you have always known. It is a gentle awakening.

[VIDEO] How to Raise Your Vibration

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“Consciousness and vibrational frequency go hand in hand. When you’re in a low frequency, you’re in a decreased state of consciousness and your perception is limited. When you’re in a high frequency, you’re in an increased state of consciousness and your perception is heightened.

The lower your vibrational frequency, the less you are able to comprehend because your ego is restricting the Flow of Life Force/source Energy and Intuition/Love through your mind and body. The higher your vibrational frequency, the more you are able to comprehend because you are allowing a greater Flow of Life Force through your mind and body.

In video below, Teal Swan explains that raising your frequency means moving to a better feeling, a more positive emotion. She also explains that the trump card of all things that raise frequency is focus… nothing is more important than the thoughts you are thinking and whatever you’re paying attention to/focusing on. You can not focus on things that cause you to feel bad, and hold a high vibration.

Teal then goes on to describe eleven steps that you can take to increase your frequency.” Watch and learn!

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Are Dreams an Alternate Reality?

Some scientists argue that since we spend roughly 20 years asleep, dreams should be considered an alternate reality.

"Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?” ? John Lennon
“Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?” – John Lennon

 

A dream within a dream
“All that we see or seem Is but a dream within a dream. ” – Edgar Allan Poe

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The Emotional Guidance Scale (and How to Climb It)

What is the Emotional Guidance Scale?

The Emotional Guidance Scale, as explained by Abraham Hicks in the book “Ask and It Is Given,” is a scale of our feelings and emotions, in sequence from our highest vibrational feelings to our lowest. It is broken down into 22 of the most common emotions and divided into two sections: the upwards spiral and the downwards spiral:

Upward Spiral:

1. Joy/Appreciation/Empowered/Freedom/Love
2 . Passion
3 . Enthusiasm/Eagerness/Happiness
4 . Positive Expectation/Belief
5 . Optimism
6 . Hopefulness
7 . Contentment

Downward Spiral

8 . Boredom
9 . Pessimism
10. Frustration/Irritation/Impatience
11. Overwhelment
12. Disappointment
13. Doubt
14. Worry
15. Blame
16. Discouragement
17. Anger
18. Revenge
19. Hatred/Rage
20. Jealousy
21. Insecurity/Guilt/Unworthiness
22. Fear/Grief/Depression/Despair/Powerlessness

All too often when we are feeling down, we’re told things like “think positively” or “chin up”, but in reality the jump from such a low vibrational space to such a high one is usually impossible. What the emotional guidance scale teaches us is that there are many different emotional steps along the way to true joy, and that our only real job is to climb this ladder of emotions at whatever rate or speed we are comfortable with. It’s about doing what you can, with what you have, from where you are.

Thoughts Affect Emotions

Our thoughts affect our emotions and therefore it is only through thoughts that we are able to climb the emotional scale. The first and most critical step is to become aware of where you currently are on the scale and then consciously reach for a thought that can take you a little higher.

For example, when you are in a state of grief or depression (#22 on the emotional scale), getting angry (#17) might not seem very “enlightened” or “positive” but it is actually a huge improvement from where you started. By allowing yourself to get angry (and thinking thoughts that express that anger) you have already climbed several steps and improved your vibration.

Boredom (#8 on the scale) is another interesting example. As shown in the image above, its placement is pivotal – it is right in the middle of the two spirals, meaning that the thoughts you choose from that point on can either spin you off into a downwards spiral, or help you climb out of the downwards one into the upwards one.

How to Think Your Way Up the Scale

Blogger, Maria Erving, gives a simple example of how to consciously choose thoughts and words that will help climb the scale at your own pace. In her words:

Let’s say you feel “disappointed” (#12) with someone. You are disappointed that he’s never on time for your get-togethers, he’s always late, and you feel disappointed, even a bit sad. Now would be a good time to see if you can invoke feelings of “irritation”(#10) within yourself by speaking/thinking: “It makes me really sad and disappointed that he’s always late. I feel that he’s not respecting me… wtf! It is sooo irritating that he thinks that I’m going to wait for him one more minute! I’ve had it with this behavior!”

Noticed how your emotion improved? (you went from #12 to #10)

Now, go even higher up:

“You know what? (still talking/thinking to yourself), I don’t care anymore. I’m leaving and he can just come and wait for me this time. I’m going shopping instead. I’m perfectly fine with that”. (feeling “contentment” (#7) and perhaps a bit empowered, too (#1)

From there you just keep finding thoughts that improve your feelings, and when you find a new, improved state of mind, you let go of the old one!

“The spiritually enlightened person still experiences the full range of emotion, so what they have gained is the awareness and the ability to direct their thoughts in such a way that they can climb up the emotional scale at will.”
– Teal Swan

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Thanks to You

Your shadow is a confirmation that light has traveled nearly 93 million miles unobstructed, only to be deprived of reaching the ground in the final few feet, thanks to you. 8|

Your shadow is a confirmation that light has traveled nearly 93 million miles unobstructed, only to be deprived of reaching the ground in the final few feet, thanks to you.  😯

 

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[VIDEO] Just Slow Down

“Just slow down. Slow down your speech. Slow down your breathing. Slow down your eating. And let this slower, steadier pace perfume your mind. Just slow down.” – Doko

“Just slow down. Slow down your speech. Slow down your breathing. Slow down your eating. And let this slower, steadier pace perfume your mind. Just slow down.” – Doko


[VIDEO] A few thoughts on slower living…

nature does not hurry
“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” – Lao Tzu

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[VIDEO] Heart, what is your desire?

Heart, what is your desire?

[WATCH] Heart, what is your desire? (Spoiler: It changes all the time.)

Every next level of life will require a different version of you.
Every next level of life will require a different version of you.
Heart, what is your desire?
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George Carlin On Religion

George Carlin Religion is Bulllshit

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When it comes to bullshit, big-time, major league bullshit, you have to stand in awe of the all-time champion of false promises and exaggerated claims, religion. No contest. No contest. Religion. Religion easily has the greatest bullshit story ever told. Think about it. Religion has actually convinced people that there’s an invisible man living in the sky who watches everything you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a special list of ten things he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place, full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish, where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry forever and ever ’til the end of time!

But He loves you. He loves you, and He needs money! He always needs money! He’s all-powerful, all-perfect, all-knowing, and all-wise, somehow just can’t handle money! Religion takes in billions of dollars, they pay no taxes, and they always need a little more. Now, you talk about a good bullshit story. Holy Shit!

But I want you to know something, this is sincere, I want you to know, when it comes to believing in God, I really tried. I really, really tried. I tried to believe that there is a God, who created each of us in His own image and likeness, loves us very much, and keeps a close eye on things. I really tried to believe that, but I gotta tell you, the longer you live, the more you look around, the more you realize, something is fucked up.

Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed. Results like these do not belong on the résumé of a Supreme Being. This is the kind of shit you’d expect from an office temp with a bad attitude. And just between you and me, in any decently-run universe, this guy would’ve been out on his all-powerful ass a long time ago. And by the way, I say “this guy”, because I firmly believe, looking at these results, that if there is a God, it has to be a man. No woman could or would ever fuck things up like this. So, if there is a God, I think most reasonable people might agree that he’s at least incompetent, and maybe, just maybe, doesn’t give a shit. Doesn’t give a shit, which I admire in a person, and which would explain a lot of these bad results.

So rather than be just another mindless religious robot, mindlessly and aimlessly and blindly believing that all of this is in the hands of some spooky incompetent father figure who doesn’t give a shit, I decided to look around for something else to worship. Something I could really count on.

And immediately, I thought of the sun. Happened like that. Overnight I became a sun-worshipper. Well, not overnight, you can’t see the sun at night. But first thing the next morning, I became a sun-worshipper. Several reasons. First of all, I can see the sun, okay? Unlike some other gods I could mention, I can actually see the sun. I’m big on that. If I can see something, I don’t know, it kind of helps the credibility along, you know? So everyday I can see the sun, as it gives me everything I need; heat, light, food, flowers in the park, reflections on the lake, an occasional skin cancer, but hey. At least there are no crucifixions, and we’re not setting people on fire simply because they don’t agree with us.

Sun worship is fairly simple. There’s no mystery, no miracles, no pageantry, no one asks for money, there are no songs to learn, and we don’t have a special building where we all gather once a week to compare clothing. And the best thing about the sun, it never tells me I’m unworthy. Doesn’t tell me I’m a bad person who needs to be saved. Hasn’t said an unkind word. Treats me fine. So, I worship the sun. But, I don’t pray to the sun. Know why? I wouldn’t presume on our friendship. It’s not polite.

I’ve often thought people treat God rather rudely, don’t you? Asking trillions and trillions of prayers every day. Asking and pleading and begging for favors. Do this, gimme that, I need a new car, I want a better job. And most of this praying takes place on Sunday His day off. It’s not nice. And it’s no way to treat a friend.

But people do pray, and they pray for a lot of different things, you know, your sister needs an operation on her crotch, your brother was arrested for defecating in a mall. But most of all, you’d really like to fuck that hot little redhead down at the convenience store. You know, the one with the eyepatch and the clubfoot? Can you pray for that? I think you’d have to. And I say, fine. Pray for anything you want. Pray for anything, but what about the Divine Plan?

Remember that? The Divine Plan. Long time ago, God made a Divine Plan. Gave it a lot of thought, decided it was a good plan, put it into practice. And for billions and billions of years, the Divine Plan has been doing just fine. Now, you come along, and pray for something. Well suppose the thing you want isn’t in God’s Divine Plan? What do you want Him to do? Change His plan? Just for you? Doesn’t it seem a little arrogant? It’s a Divine Plan. What’s the use of being God if every run-down shmuck with a two-dollar prayerbook can come along and fuck up Your Plan?

And here’s something else, another problem you might have: Suppose your prayers aren’t answered. What do you say? “Well, it’s God’s will.” “Thy Will Be Done.” Fine, but if it’s God’s will, and He’s going to do what He wants to anyway, why the fuck bother praying in the first place? Seems like a big waste of time to me! Couldn’t you just skip the praying part and go right to His Will? It’s all very confusing.

So to get around a lot of this, I decided to worship the sun. But, as I said, I don’t pray to the sun. You know who I pray to? Joe Pesci. Two reasons: First of all, I think he’s a good actor, okay? To me, that counts. Second, he looks like a guy who can get things done. Joe Pesci doesn’t fuck around. In fact, Joe Pesci came through on a couple of things that God was having trouble with.

For years I asked God to do something about my noisy neighbor with the barking dog, Joe Pesci straightened that cocksucker out with one visit. It’s amazing what you can accomplish with a simple baseball bat.

So I’ve been praying to Joe for about a year now. And I noticed something. I noticed that all the prayers I used to offer to God, and all the prayers I now offer to Joe Pesci, are being answered at about the same 50% rate. Half the time I get what I want, half the time I don’t. Same as God, 50-50. Same as the four-leaf clover and the horseshoe, the wishing well and the rabbit’s foot, same as the Mojo Man, same as the Voodoo Lady who tells you your fortune by squeezing the goat’s testicles, it’s all the same: 50-50. So just pick your superstition, sit back, make a wish, and enjoy yourself.

And for those of you who look to The Bible for moral lessons and literary qualities, I might suggest a couple of other stories for you. You might want to look at the Three Little Pigs, that’s a good one. Has a nice happy ending, I’m sure you’ll like that. Then there’s Little Red Riding Hood, although it does have that X-rated part where the Big Bad Wolf actually eats the grandmother. Which I didn’t care for, by the way. And finally, I’ve always drawn a great deal of moral comfort from Humpty Dumpty. The part I like the best? “All the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t put Humpty Dumpty back together again.” That’s because there is no Humpty Dumpty, and there is no God. None, not one, no God, never was.

In fact, I’m gonna put it this way. If there is a God, may he strike this audience dead! See? Nothing happened. Nothing happened? Everybody’s okay? All right, tell you what, I’ll raise the stakes a little bit. If there is a God, may he strike me dead. See? Nothing happened, oh, wait, I’ve got a little cramp in my leg. And my balls hurt. Plus, I’m blind. I’m blind, oh, now I’m okay again, must have been Joe Pesci, huh? God Bless Joe Pesci. Thank you all very much. Joe Bless You!

(Copyright 1999 by George Carlin. RIP)

 

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The Symptoms of Hibernating / Anais Nin Quote

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“You live like this, sheltered, in a delicate world, and you believe you are living. Then you read a book… or you take a trip… and you discover that you are not living, that you are hibernating. The symptoms of hibernating are easily detectable: first, restlessness. The second symptom (when hibernating becomes dangerous and might degenerate into death): absence of pleasure. That is all. It appears like an innocuous illness. Monotony, boredom, death. Millions live like this (or die like this) without knowing it. They work in offices. They drive a car. They picnic with their families. They raise children. And then some shock treatment takes place, a person, a book, a song, and it awakens them and saves them from death.
Some never awaken. They are like the people who go to sleep in the snow and never awaken.”
– Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934

Happy Mother’s Day

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Happy Mother’s Day to all the women who nurture, love and protect other humans, animals, the earth and all forms of life on this planet.

 

Elemental Healing

Elemental Healing

“Place your hands into soil to feel grounded.

Wade in water to feel emotionally healed.

Fill your lungs with fresh air to feel mentally clear.

Raise your face to the heat of the sun and connect with that fire to feel your own immense power.”

– Victoria Erickson

Life is a Process of Becoming

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Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.

– Anais Nin

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10 Things You Can Watch Instead of the Super Bowl

10 Things You Can Watch Instead of the Super Bowl

We love how the Super Bowl uses Roman numerals to make it sound all important and fancy. So we will use them, too.

Here are X things you can watch this year instead of the Super Bowl.

I)   THE SUNSET

THE SUNSET

II)  YOUR CAT

YOUR CAT

III)  PAINT DRY

PAINT DRY

IV)  WATER BOIL

WATER BOIL

V)  A PLASTIC BAG IN THE WIND

A PLASTIC BAG IN THE WIND

VI)  AN ANT

AN ANT

VII)  THE CLOUDS

THE CLOUDS

VIII)  A FISHBOWL

FISHBOWL

IX)  THE OCEAN

THE OCEAN

X)  RANDOM PEOPLE

JUST GRAB A SPOT AND WATCH, THEY ARE FASCINATING...
JUST GRAB A SPOT AND WATCH, THEY ARE FASCINATING…

 

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Running to the Future

Running to the Future

“I was looking out of the window in New York and everybody was rushing around, almost running. Everybody seemed to be in a state of intense nervous tension, anxiety. It’s suffering, really, but it’s not recognized as suffering. And I thought, where are they all running to? And of course, they are all running to the future. They are needing to get somewhere, which is not here. It is a point in time: not now—then. They are running to a then. They are suffering, but they don’t even know it.”

– Eckhart Tolle


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My Goal for 2015

My Goal for 2015 / Funny Printable New Year's Poster

My goal for 2015 is to accomplish my goals from 2014 which I should have done in 2013 because I promised myself in 2012 and planned in 2011.

The 3rd Eye Kiss

The 3rd Eye Kiss

A 3rd Eye Kiss can be an uplifting experience. Kiss the center of the forehead (between their brows but slightly up a bit) with a thought of compassion for that person. It activates the pineal and pituitary gland of the person and brings them a sense of security and well-being. Try it with friends and family you love and care for. It can be very healing. You will find the mention of this in many ancient scriptures, but don’t take their word for it. The more you do it, the more you will see results. Try and find out!

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When You Choose Joy

When you choose joy

When you choose joy, you feel good, and when you feel good, you do good, and when you do good it reminds others of what joy feels like and it just might inspire them to do the same.

Happy Holidays from 11:11!

You Are An All-Powerful Creator

you are an all powerful creator
Art by AquaSixio

“You are one thing only. You are a Divine Being. An all-powerful Creator. You are a Deity in jeans and a t-shirt, and within you dwells the infinite wisdom of the ages and the sacred creative force of All that is, will be and ever was.”
– Anthon St. Maarten

Divine Living: The Essential Guide To Your True Destiny
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If You Are What You Should Be

Inspirational Quote / Printable 8x10 Poster // Instant Download
Printable 8×10 Poster // Instant Download

“If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze.”
– St. Catherine of Siena

Download this printable poster here.

 

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Your Deepest Roots Are In Nature

Your Deepest Roots Are In Nature

“Your deepest roots are in nature. No matter who you are, where you live, or what kind of life you lead, you remain irrevocably linked with the rest of creation.”

~ Charles Cook

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I see such a world on the horizon…

"When a woman is in touch with her unbounded ecstasy, her infinite capacity for love and her clairvoyant potential, she will be ripe and ready to give birth to a world where life overflows with joy, dance, song, love and beauty. I see such a world on the horizon….”  — Mahasatvaa Ananda Sarita
Art by Corina Chirila

“When a woman is in touch with her unbounded ecstasy, her infinite capacity for love and her clairvoyant potential, she will be ripe and ready to give birth to a world where life overflows with joy, dance, song, love and beauty. I see such a world on the horizon….”

— Mahasatvaa Ananda Sarita

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Long Story Short

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“Long story short… they forgot that they are all brothers and sisters, cohabiting the same planet, so they kinda became delusional and imagined these invisible borders, beliefs and structures separating them, and started destroying each other and the earth they live on… instead of just living, sharing, creating and evolving together.”

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King of Hearts

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Spread the LOVE...
Spread the LOVE…

What a creative and inspirational DIY idea! I see this working as a Valentine’s Day gift, anniversary gift, “I’m sorry” gift, “Go out with me” gift, “I’m a crazy psycho but I’m your psycho” gift… the possibilities are endless.

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Now is the Perfect Time

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Happening NOW…

 

Now is the Perfect Time.

Vibrations happen NOW.

Wavelengths happen NOW.

Communication happens NOW.

Light and darkness happens NOW.

Love is NOW.  Awareness is NOW.

Heaven or hell happens NOW.

Your heartbeat beats NOW.

The stars shine NOW.

I AM NOW. I AM present.

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What’s This?

-What's this? -Love. -I dont remember it. -I'll help you.

– What’s this?

– Love.

– I don’t remember it.

– I’ll help you.

 

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Bigger, Elsewhere

A media tactic used to distract public opinion and discussion from one issue by exposing something else at just the right timing, usually "bigger" in importance/urgency and "elsewhere" in subject/location.

“Bigger, Elsewhere:” A media tactic used to distract public opinion and discussion from one issue by exposing something else at just the right timing, usually “bigger” in importance/urgency and “elsewhere” in subject/location.

Good evening, it's 6 o'clock, and here's what we want you to think.
Good evening, it’s 6 o’clock, and here’s what we want you to think.
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Breathe Deeply, Breathe Slowly

Painting by Alice Monroe
Painting by Alice Monroe
“Breathe deeply, breathe slowly. You can breathe through anything.
Breathing slows down your mind and body. It allows you to clear out anxiety and dread.
By following your breath, you can journey to that calm, inner place of yourself.
Sitting and breathing allows the time to imagine, to dream, to conceive of your self and your world in new ways, and to birth the action that brings those dreams into the world.”
~ Kathryn L. Samuelson

 

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Happy World UFO Day!

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HAPPY WORLD UFO DAY!

“World UFO Day is an awareness day for people to gather together and watch the skies for unidentified flying objects. The stated goal of the July 2 celebration is to raise awareness of ‘the undoubted existence of UFOs’ and to encourage governments to declassify their files on UFO sightings”

(“The day is celebrated by some on June 24, and others on July 2. June 24 is the date that aviator Kenneth Arnold reported what is generally considered to be the first unidentified flying object sighting in the United States, while July 2 commemorates the supposed UFO crash in the 1947 Roswell UFO Incident.”) [info source: wiki]

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Be Gentle With Yourself

Be gentle with yourself

Be gentle with yourself for you are living through a major expansion of your faith and how you use it in the world. You are rewiring decades of old beliefs and shifting how you live your life. This is no small feat. It is OK to feel uncomfortable. Great change often brings with it discomfort and second guessing one’s self. Do not shrink back from this mission. Not now. You are changing and your Divine Self is shining the way. 

Read the full message here.

Even a Blade of Grass

Even a blade of grass

“The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.”
-Henry Miller

The December 2012 Shift Explained

11:11 Shift Explained - December 2012

“If the entire event of 2012 were to be drawn symbolically, it would look very much as this:

The green area are the ‘Worlds’, both this one and the one to come. The violet symbol (which is also reminiscent of the Orion/Osiris constellation) is the symbol of the merging of the two ‘worlds’. The blue circle denotes the center-point between the two world ‘patterns’ known as ‘Chaos’ where nothing seems to have any order or design at all. This point, we believe, is 2012. The blue line is the direction of linear Time as we travel through into a new world and of course, 11:11 is the symbol we are all familiar with.

From the onset, 11:11 is a sign of eminent change, or more precisely, it is a point within the change itself – the point of Creation. It is a symbol which announces that you are currently at a crossroad between the place you have been and the place you are going. On the one hand, it is a symbol of Chaos – that which is not what it once was but not yet that which it will be. On the other hand it is a symbol of balance and perfect symmetry. It is up to us to sustain that peace and balance as we shift through the chaos into something new.”

The Mayan Calendar is said to end at 11:11 Universal Time.

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Learn more about the number 11:11 here.