By Helen Shih, PhD

Flow-of-Light Natural Health

Light up your body, mind, & soul

Earth Transition 2000 - 2024: A Glimpse of Reality

The following note was originally written by Dr. Helen Shih in March 2012, when she connected to the Sacred Source of Teaching on the topic of "Earth Transition" - personal and societal transformation in the time of "Polarity Shift".

What is this hype about 2012 or may be 2020?


We wouldn’t say 2012 or 2020, but rather it is a window of time that makes this particular period to be interesting, as large-scale changes are happening rapidly. They started a long time ago, perhaps in the 1960’s, or even 1900’s. Changes and transitions have never stopped, but are always occurring. 


Everything in the Universe goes through life cycles. A tree, a person, a country, an ecosystem, Planet Earth, the Solar System, the Galaxy … The list goes on and on. Things initially come together and then disintegrate. Such a life cycle also has different phases, just like how a human body ages and continues through its life span. 


Think about your heartbeat. As your heart contracts and relaxes continuously, major changes happen during a small fraction of the entire heartbeat cycle, or the “Transition Period”, during which the heart goes from contraction phase to relaxation phase. In a similar way, the Sun has its own rhythms and life cycle. The same is true for the Moon, the Earth, and evolution of humanity as a whole. Each cycle has unique “Transition Periods” when the movement changes from one phase to another.


What's happening around 2000-2024's time window? To put it into a simple way, the cyclic nature of the Solar System, the Planet Earth, Humanity, and other aspects of nature on the Earth, have come to a convergence point, or "synchronicity” of major shifts and transition periods as they are happening about the same time. In a symbolic way, the heartbeats of the Galaxy, Sun, Earth, and evolution of Humanity happen approximately at the same time (this is why it is called a "Synchronicity" or "Convergence"). 


Another way to think about this, is the New Year Eve of Year 2000. It is the endings or new beginning of the day, the month, the year, and the century happening at the same time! It is a very unique time period because the four new beginnings are occurring at the same time, though this New Year Eve of Year 2000 is rather man-made because of how the Gregorian calendar is defined.


Because of the convergence of the transition periods in these natural cycles, things may appear to undergo rapid changes, with a great resonance of movements occurring together, over these years you are living now. The time elapsed depends on which cycle you talk about – it could be a few hundred years in the cycle of human history, a few thousand years in terms of the Earth cycle, or even millions of Earth years in terms of the Sun’s life span. 

Heartbeats of the Universe


Imagine the heartbeat of the body - it stays flat and quiet for a relatively long duration (just to prepare for the pulse that is coming), then there is a small jump, then immediately a sharp rise comes, followed by a quick fall and ripples afterwards. 


Looking back at human history, you can see a similar pattern. There could be a period of time that was relatively long, quiet and calm, with little changes happening. Then suddenly something triggered a commotion or social unrest. This was followed by a series of major changes and revolution happening one after another, propelling great waves of movement. The rippling effects can be felt a long time afterward. 


Consider these changes are just like how a heart beats inside of you and how progress is being made around you, following the rhythms of nature. Everyone can feel the fast pace of changes happening in the recent few decades, isn't it, as if time has been accelerated? In fact, the word of "transformation" can be seen and heard in every aspect of the society during this special transition period.

The Changes - "Polarity Shift"


Imagine the pendulum of a clock swinging back and forth around its center of gravity. The transition period is the time window when the pendulum swings to its end and turns around. Or in terms of an hourglass, the greatest changes will happen when it flips to the other side.


When things reverse to their polar opposite, we will refer to this as a "Polarity Shift". This is different from the “Pole Shift” when the Earth magnetic poles reverse themselves, although the phenomenon is also one type of “Polarity Shift” in the nature world.


Not only magnetic fields and electric charges have positive-negative poles, many things in nature exist in polar opposites, from quantum particles to strands of DNA, from different seasons on the planet to gender divide. Even in society, there are opposing views, the contrast between rich and poor, rulers versus citizens, etc.


Between the two sides, there may be one side that is more dominant, aggressive, outgoing, intense, and active. The polar opposite is more receptive, docile, introvert, or passive. For example, in a male-female relationship, this polar contrast can be quite obvious. The binary existence is everywhere in nature, as the two sides balance off and compliment each other. 


Using a parent-to-children relationship as an example, parents are the dominant side when children are young. This relationship will switch to the opposite side when parents get old, and children become the dominant force in the family. This is exactly what happens during the “Polarity Shift” or the transition period.


In society, think about the rich becoming poor and poor becoming rich, this certainly will shake up people a great deal. Think about the poor nations becoming rich and rich nations becoming poor. Think about how the old way of European domination is being replaced by the rising power of other countries, and how the northern hemisphere will become more balanced by the development of the southern hemisphere. These phenomena are already happening. You just have to pay attention and put them into a proper perspective to recognize it. 


And then there are the major shifts happening now between males and females, old and young. In this Yin-Yang Polarity Shift, women have and will continue to become more powerful and the main source of change in the society (Yin is the feminine side, Yang is the masculine side). Think of the power structure of the old versus the young. Today's children and younger generations are far more powerful and digitally adaptive or technologically capable than their older counterpart. 


Another major shift happening within the global community is the change from the head to the heart. The intellectual and mental ability of the human race must be balanced by compassion and altruistic intent from the heart. Otherwise, over-development of technology and over-use of mental faculty for selfish-gain and private interest will bring destruction to the entire human race and the planet. 


People will need to learn how to reconnect to their feelings and emotions, as a "heart-centered" relationship is more beneficial than “head-centered”. This will fundamentally change the way how people relate to each other, how communities are formed, and how business is conducted. More importantly, the way how people are related to the Planet Earth will go through a Polarity Shift (reverse of the mindset) to give a way to a more sustainable way of living that makes a more ecological sense.

The Other Side of You


The Polarity Shift for humanity overall, in a nutshell, is about how you can win over the collective karma and thousands of years of human programming which are defined and confined by the ego's need and greed. As Buddhist, Christian, and all other major traditions have taught thousands of years ago - there is an upside down world that how saints and gods live. Most people cannot see and sense its existence, because the way the human mind operates and looks at things is completely the opposite of the Universal Mind. Humanity is entering a particular time window corresponding to the Earth Transition period, during which many people are going through spiritual awakening and many more are in the process of switching over to the Universal Mind - the opposite of the human ego. 


A human ego is in essence, the collective life experiences, memories, possessions, and identities since a person is born, including body features, family relationships, schooling, jobs, money, fame and titles, racial and cultural background, value and belief systems, etc. In other words, everything you think you have and own, is part of the ego’s possession. The subconscious mind under the ego’s operation continues to control and drive all aspects of your behaviors and your life. Your ego's interest is to add more to its possession, accumulate more, sort of speaking, be it either material things, relationships, experiences or achievements. In doing so, it tries to fill whatever it feels lacking - a sense of insecurity and inadequacy inside, so it can substantiate its significance, superiority and dominance over others. 


Due to the value system and competitiveness promoted by the current society, the sense of lacking and inadequacy thus the drive to get more stuff, becomes even more intensified. But the more you attach to the ego's identity, with its insatiable need and greed, the more you become hooked to its hunger and thirst. Those who live with their ego's desires are like lost travelers in a desert who drink salty water to quench their thirst. The more you fill your ego's emptiness, the bigger this emptiness grows, and the more appetite it will have.


In this time window, more people will be awakened and recognize this vicious cycle at work and its self-destructive nature. It takes courage and conscientious effort to fight with this addiction and switch from the "addition" mode to the opposite "subtraction" mode - the more you abandon your identity with your human ego, the more you can be connected to your Essence or your TRUE SELF, which is always content, complete, at ease, in peace, and in total perfection. It does things out of love, altruism, and genuine interest, rather than driven by need and greed. In doing so, you will be able to shift to the opposite side of seeing things or the perspective of the Universal Mind. The way of your old mode of thinking and living will undergo a fundamental change that can be both shocking and miraculous at the same time. And sooner or later, you will start to identify and live with your true nature, rather than the ego's identity.

 

Some people may call this process "ascension", but it is more accurately a Polarity Shift rather than moving continuously towards something more or higher. When you are able to make this switch, you can become joyful, confident, and empowered, in what you need to do, as inspiration and energy will continue to flow from within, your TRUE SELF. At the same time, you will become very clear in what you want to do, where you shall go, and who you should be friends with, driven by the Essence or the Divine Will rather than your ego's lack and greed. Your healing will come directly from the Sacred Source within in case you are ill or get lost. Your life path will be set completely differently.  

Power Without to Power Within


Corresponding to personal transformation, on the societal level, the old paradigm of “Power Without” will be replaced by a new paradigm of “Power Within”. The existing power hierarchy will fall apart which very much looks like a pyramid, having a selected few dominant rulers sitting on the top, controlling and exploiting the rest of the organization or society. This old system will be collapsing and crumbling away, as it can no longer serve the people and sustain their growth. The oppressive and punitive nature of the old power structure, driven by the collective human ego, limits everyone's potential and is even harmful to those sitting on the very top themselves. 


This pyramid of the "Power-Without" will be replaced by a more holistic structure, which looks more like a mandala of a flower, that is more aligned with the Universe Principle: every member or individuals in the ecosystem can serve as their own power center, and enjoy their own freedom of growth and expansion, living with grace and peace. This is the "Power-Within" mode. 


A good example here is the current monetary system, which does not serve the people, but rather is used to manipulate and enslave others. Do you see this thing called "money" flowing around in nature when you take a hike in the mountains or take an airplane ride in the sky? It exists nowhere in nature but only in people's mind. From an energetic point of view, the money machine however, is an illusion or hologram running the human society and dictating people's behavior, looking like a vortex that continues to suck and devour energy into it. 


It is able to survive up to this point as long as people believe they need more money, or live with the sense of lacking in their ego's greed. Have you met millionaires and billionaires who said they have enough money and they don't need any more? Or they continue to pour their money into something bigger and want to get more? This money illusion has blinded people's vision and poisoned their souls. It has corrupted governments and put society in peril. If you continue to let it run as the way it has, no double it will devour the whole humanity and swallow up the entire planet ecosystem, if not the whole Earth.


But in reality and looking from the Universal Mind, every human being is born to breathe and move, as freely as birds in the sky. Every human soul is connected to the Universal web of life, and receives energy as freely as flowers in the field. What has made you believe otherwise, that you cannot live without yielding to the illusion of the money machine? Why should you continue to subscribe to its falseness and demands? 


You will likely see in your lifetime, a new currency system that can truly serve the people, representing how energy flows in the Universe, rather than the old hierarchy that is deceiving and enslaving people. How soon and how effective this new system is coming into play will largely depends on how much you can abandon the attachment to the old system, how you can be re-aligned with your own power center, in other words, how you can make the shift yourself, and how you can work together with many others to enable this change.    

Symptoms of the Changes


Changes can be messy and chaotic, like major social movements that have happened in the past. The birth of a new system may have to go through painful struggles, just like the birth of a new child. There will be risks involved, and moving back and forth or fluctuation in an unpredictable way. It is like an hourglass reaching its tipping point, highly unstable and can be easily tilted to either way. 


In mid of the transitions and transformations, polarization of the society will become common. One group of people naturally want to refuse to change and but hold on to the old paradigm. It at least gives them a false sense of security, familiarity, and predictability. The old way of order and structure are what they want to cling to and preserve. This happens especially to the selected few who dominate and benefit from the old system with their privileges. To let it go certainly feels like a death sentence to them, which they will attempt to fight and resist till the very end. However, if you can make them see how they can also benefit from the new system, and how promising a new future can be appealing to them as well, they will be able to make the switch more easily without overdosing themselves with pain and bitterness. 


On the other hand, those who have been exploited and taken advantage of may get very impatient and infuriated. Anger and frustration will be the most common emotions coming up, as people attempting to rebel and free themselves from the old power structures. Some people may even fall into depression or despair if they cannot see the success of their repeated struggles and end up losing the hope. Confrontation between the old and the new can become intense as the conflicts are being brought open to the surface, as if a volcano is erupting with too much internal pressure built up. 


As the hourglass of the society is being further flipped over, power structures and society hierarchies will be reversed. Things can become even more chaotic and volatile. Many folks may get very dis-oriented, confused, lost, forgetting why they are in part of this Polarity Shift and which side they should go along. Without such an acknowledgement and clarity, they may feel being pushed and crushed by others, victimized or traumatized. Many may feel overwhelmed and stressed out if they are trying to do too much. Some may fall in the position of anger, hatred, even desperation, especially if they are trying to antagonize or being antagonized by those who may disagree with them.

Polarization


Along the process, the phenomenon of polarization will also become more pronounced, intense and disruptive. This happens both inside of yourself and on the macroscopic levels. As you become more identified with your True Essence of who you are, your ego or the old conditioning as the counterpart will not let go easily. Therefore, there will be internal fights going on, between your future self and your old self. Sometimes you may wonder what you are trying to do by tripping yourself or put yourself purposely in trouble. Some people may become extreme with erratic emotions outburst, resort to violence, even self harm or self sabotages. People may think something is wrong with them and label themselves as "bipolar" or other psychological disorders without knowing the polarization effect that is happening inside and outside everywhere. Others may feel internally conflicted and confused, as if they are being split into two separate sides. 


These internal conflicts will be manifested collectively outside among people and social groups as polarization and confrontation between the new and old power structures become obvious. Arguments and division in the families, communities, as well as societies, will become a commonplace, as many will feel being compelled or pulled to the opposite poles in their perception, way of thinking, and direction of movement. In a symbolic way, the society is going through a cellular mitosis. 


Correspondingly, there will be polarization and confrontation on the geopolitical and economical arenas too. For example, the contrast and hostility between the rich and poor can be intensified. The same power struggle will happen between those in dominant positions and those being oppressed, in government, in the corporate world, and in communities. This struggle will continue back and forth, some may even become large-scale social unrest. Many aspects of the society that involve legal, financial, education, healthcare systems, and other infrastructures will go through transitions and transformations at different levels. Interestingly, extreme patterns of weather and climate in the natural world could also happen that accompany how people behave collectively on the planetary level as well.

How to Go Through This Transition time?


Some changes can come quickly and erupt like revolutions that have happened many times in history. Others may come slowly in subtle ways for hundreds if not thousands of years.  No matter how you will ride the giant waves of changes, patience and kindness are the key antidotes to violence and destruction. Giving yourself and others chances of trials and errors, courage to step into the unknown, and space for fluctuations or move back and forth will be a good way to think about this. 


As many will feel the pull and push of the Polarity Shift, those who are more prepared, aware and comprehend what’s happening can benefit and thrive in the new situations. You will have a greater success and better experience if you "go with the flow", surrender and become part of the waves, rather than trying to resist and hold on to the old paradigms that will crumble. 


Fear is something everyone will fear and experience yet has to learn to let go, if you want to not only survive but thrive in the new energy economy and power structure that encourage empowerment and freedom rather than oppression and enslavement. Overall, the old and dis-serving part of you and the society must die, to give rise to something new and more beneficial to yourself and humanity overall. Think about this as the metabolism that is happening everywhere in nature, and how changes and progress have been made in the entire human history.  This is also why you are here, to experience the birth of a New You, a New Human Kind, on the New Earth.  


Have you seen those surfers who ride the giant Hawaiian waves? You can feel their thrill and excitement at their peak performance, can't you? Perhaps you want to experience how it feels like? If you follow your heart and be courageous, you too, can have a great time, not only in riding and surfing the waves of changes, but also enjoying it even more by becoming a mover and shaker in the waves.


You are not alone, but a water molecule in the ocean, and a particle of the movement. You will also have a greater experience and success if you connect with others who are here for a similar purpose and build a community to help uplift each other. This can be an extremely rewarding journey of adventure for yourself and many others.  Your growth will be enhanced in multitude if you interact with others in a group setting and make it enjoyable for everyone. 


You can also think about it like a football game. It will be tremendously simpler but boring if you are the only player in this game. But if you want to play in a much more exciting and bigger game, there are also a lot of work and coordination that have to take place behind the scene, such as planning, organizing, and years of practicing, etc. You will learn a great deal if you pay attention and know which role you are playing, from which you will develop and expand your skills, talents, and compassion towards others.  


Another key point we want to bring to your attention is how to stay in this big cosmic game without getting trapped or injured, anxious or overwhelmed, angry, reckless, or destructive. Where can you receive guidance and help, and what to do in case you are lost? As in any game, there are rules and safety precautions that you need to become aware and good at.  

Alignment and Guidance


1. Aligned with the SELF

The hallmark of the change inside yourself, as said above, is how you can start to identify yourself with your TRUE Self rather than the ego's false self. Not only you will need to switch this identity, but more importantly, you need to become alive and live with the new SELF and sustain that state conscientiously. It is not going to be easy, and it requires continuous effort to make that switch. It is like addicts who have lived in their whole life for so long, and they have forgotten how they can live free otherwise. You will be always prone to falling into your old habit and being tricked by the need and greed of the ego. Therefore, this is something you have to do constantly - remind yourself to reverse your habitual way of thinking and egocentric mindset. 


Always be aligned in your vision and mission, intention and attention, to your own inner guidance and your GPS.  Continue to strengthen your connection to your Sacred Source, so that you can receive clear guidance and messages. Sometimes these messages may not make any sense to you according to your old habit and logic, or your ego’s perception and rationality. Not falling into the traps and tricksters of your old self and others is extremely important that we can’t emphasize more, as it will not only not serve you but can bring great danger and destruction. You will need to learn how to let them go and start to experience a new different way of seeing, thinking, and living: let the Universe flow and live through you. This is how trees, crickets, birds, and all other species live on this planet that you have forgotten for too long. 


You will learn how to take care your body, mind, and soul, and become a more effective vehicle and instrument for the Universal Will. You will learn how to discern true guidance from false messages that may distract or tempt you otherwise. The temptation of the ego is always there, to see if you will fall into its insatiable need and greed. Misinformation and disinformation can become so prevalent to disguise the truth. So stay focused on your path, and be loyal to nobody else but your TRUE SELF, which means be congruent in your whole being, your thoughts, intention, words and actions. Do not be swayed by others around you, as many of them are still living in the old paradigm, and everyone has their own priority, their own timing and phases of making the switch. They cannot be of a judge to your own progress and how you feel inside. So first and foremost, be truthful and whole to yourself, and protect your inner GPS. This may sound like being selfish or arrogant, but SELF in this case, is not your own past human ego, but your Higher Purpose and your Divine Being.  

2. Discernment - How to Make Choices?


During the time of Polarity Shift, because the hourglass of the power structure is flipping over, confusion and overwhelmingness are common problems experienced by many people, especially to those who are in the process of reversing the Inner Order - who you are aligned with inside of you, the ego side or its opposite. As everything seems to be chaotic and scattered, everyone is going in different directions and through different phases of the change, the hardest lesson at this time is also about spiritual discernment and making your own choices. 


As mentioned above, only YOU can tell how you feel inside, and whether you are aligned with your TRUE SELF. Your feelings are in fact, the most direct guidance you can count on. Your gut feeling cannot lie and does not lie, so you will need to sharpen the sense of inner awareness, and learnt to trust your own inner GPS to help you navigate in the time of chaos and confusion. To make it simple, it is like learning how to ride a bike, or skate on the ice. You constantly have to adjust yourself to be aligned with your Center of Gravity, balance yourself in motion. Trust you are, just like everyone else, born with this innate ability to feel if you are on the right path, or off balance. 


Also, be aware of the media and information. Too much information, misinformation,  and disinformation, some may be intentional, will be everywhere, to flood your senses, overwhelm your system, so you may often keep on seeking things outside, forgetting to trust your inner GPS. This is a special time to train your ability of discernment and clarify your inner vision. Make your choices, always let them align with your TRUE SELF. 


If you are lost and bewildered, see if your choices and intentions are coming from your old paradigm of thinking (your past conditioning and collective old human programming), or this is something coming from a higher source, carrying a higher vibration. Learn to discern, the energetic character of different options. Again, make this simple and let it become your 2nd nature, perhaps just like eating food. Your mind and soul will need to learn and discern which food is healthy for you, which is junk and poison that will only get you in trouble. In the same way, become aware of the type of media and social environment you allow yourself to be in, and develop a sense of discipline to pull yourself out of toxic and dangerous situations if needed. Do not subject yourself to peer pressure and how other people are behaving, as everyone is in a different phase of their own transition, and everyone is on a different path different from yours. You cannot use other people’s judgement to make your own decision.


When you are being reborn in the New World, you are, just like a baby, learning how to walk and eat. It requires no over-thinking, and no need to make it more complex than it should be (though some scholars and gurus tend to make it too complicated that confuses people). In the end, everyone can learn to walk and eat on their own way. Do you see any adult still crawling on the floor or don't know how to feed themselves? That's the degree of trust you should have for yourself.

3. Learn to Ask for Help - Be Open to Assistance and Shared Experiences

Although your discernment and decision making need to come from within, yet paradoxically, you are not alone on this path of transformation. There are thousands and millions of souls joining in this movement together. You can always learn and benefit from those who have walked the path and who can show you how to avoid making costly mistakes. At the same time, your experience will always help those who are coming along the way. 


This seems to be contradictory to what we have just said above on be truthful only to your TRUE SELF. But if you think about it, your path, though unique to yourself, is also a collective consciousness of All That Is, and cannot be separate or independent from others, looking purely from a vintage point of view. Sharing and interacting with others will help quicken the process and make the learning more enjoyable and productive. Confirmation from fellow travelers and supportive community can be of tremendous help to you, especially if you feel lonely, confused, and wonder if you are hallucinating or if you are simply having a great time. 


4. Be Kind and Patient to Others Who are Different


The hallmark of the change is about how you can elevate yourself to a higher state of being, characterized by light, joy, love, and inner fulfillment. It is the opposite of the old way of living in darkness, jealousy, fear, and always lacking or wanting more. However, everyone is on a different band of frequency and different phase of this shift. This is especially true for family members or close friends, who may sometimes look completely different from you or cannot comprehend what you are going through. 


Some of them may judge you to be crazy, convince you that you are wrong, or even try to pull you down, but they may be essentially your polar opposite and can be your best assistants. They are part of this change and cosmic waves as well, and are the changes in the making. Everyone will have their own pace and role to play. As said, nobody can be of your best judge apart from yourself, but the best way to assist others and yourself at the same time is to be patient, accepting, open-minded, and appreciating. In other words, be the role model of who you want to be, aligned with your Higher Truth.


If you on the other hand, fall into hatred, anger, and attacking others who disagree with you, you will be essentially going back to your old egocentric way of operating, and will not be an example for the change, but rather cause harm and dis-service to yourself and opponents. The more your heart is open to everyone, especially towards "your enemies", the more you will be able to expand your heart and consciousness. This may sound very paradoxical, but your enemies are in actuality those who can truly accelerate your growth, and help you receive more energy, so that you can be more powerful or effective along your growth. You can be of greater service and assistance to others, shining in the darkness as a beacon of change. “Love your enemies!” as what the old scriptures have said in common.

Final Words


In the end, we want to remind you to make it fun and enlightening (overall, this is what enlightening means, greater joy, light, and fulfillment). It is a serious and extra serious cosmic game that comes with sweat and tears, laughter and bitterness, failure and ecstasy. There will be moments that look dark and scary like a horror movie, but there will also be other moments that are glorious and victorious, like an inspirational film. All possible ways will be explored and experimented, all will be rewarded with experiences contributing to this Divine Comedy. But you just have to find out what movie you are making, be it a tragedy, or a drama, what role you are here to play, and make sure you stick to it. Do your part well! 


We are here to assist you in this special historical moment, in this major transition, to make it uplifting and fulfilling, for your human journey. Without too much bumpiness, screaming, yelling, and cursing, you can do it, and create a great movie (in which you will be the star and celebrity)! The more you are on your path, the more you will feel aligned and elevated. You will be more powerful and inspired, not only for the changes you want, but for the big human family, whole humanity, and planet life. You can measure your success by how energized and enlightened you are, how much you can stay in this elevated state, and how many other people you can bring the light to and help them switch to this state.


Enjoy the ride, don’t hesitate to ask for help and assistance, because they are always here for you!


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