So having already been interested in the concept of a "Pole Shift", I was pretty intrigued by the recent 10 degree shift of the magnetic north pole,
causing the Tampa Bay airport to shutdown a runway to re-align the markers; as well as all of our friends hear at ATS claiming it has something to do
with the dying birds
After giving it some thought, as well as discussing it with a few people close to me, a few ideas were bartered back and forth, which gave rise to a
question that is the point of this thread:
How will a pole shift affect the human race on an individual level?
It is a question that no one can ultimately answer until the pole shift happens, but one that is most definitely worth exploring.
So what is this "pole-shift" I'm talking about?
Well first a distinction has to be made between two different "types" of pole shifts... as I see this being the source of a lot of confusion among
people who have heard the term, but understand it differently under different contexts and explanations.
The pole shift I am NOT talking about is the hypothetical Pole Shift
where the actual geological
locations of the physical poles shift as well as the axis of the planet itself, causing widespread devastation from tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanoes
and the like. This is the pole-shift a lot of 2012 doomsday-predictors refer to. There is NO solid concrete evidence that this has ever happened, ever
will happen, or is even possible- hence why it is a "hypothetical" event.
The pole shift I am talking about is a Geo-Magnetic Pole
- when the north magnetic pole relocates itself to where the south magnetic pole is, and vice-versa. This phenomena, if you look at the
graph on the link, happens very commonly in geological time- perhaps a comparable metaphoric time-frame would be the sleep cycle of humans. You should
also note from a quick glance at the graph, that we are long overdue for a pole shift, and the symptoms of an imminent pole shift (accelerating
displacement of the magnetic poles) are present right now.
There is no evidence in the fossil record that this type of pole shift has caused any kind of extinctions, and our early hominid ancestors were around
the last time the poles flipped, and they seemed to make it through ok, so really there is nothing to worry about in terms of geological disasters
concerning this type of pole shift.
But what about on an individual biological level?
I remember the topic of a geo-magnetic pole shift was discussed in my Earth Atmospheric Sciences class in University, with my professor telling the
class that it would pretty much be an instantaneous flip- one second the compass points north, the next second it points south. He also said that the
worst thing that could happen would be that animals that rely on the magnetic field (birds, fish, whales, ect.) would be confused.
The question is, however, in which way does the magnetic field affect us, if at all?
We have evolved, along with the rest of nature, in a magnetically-charged world, and just because we haven't found any direct evidence that we are
affected by it doesn't mean that we aren't connected to it in some way.
But, one thing we do know, is that we are most definitely magnetically sensitive people.
Some people think that wearing magnetically charged bracelets
directly affects their health
and balance. I'm sure any TV watcher has seen those advertisements for "Q-ray" where all the Olympic athletes and golfers are shown wearing these
new-age bracelets that give them some kind of advantage over their opponents.
We also know that magnetic fields directly affect our brain: Magnetic fields have been found to
brain cells, and there is even scientific proof
that magnetic fields can be used to alter one's morality
So not only do magnetic fields directly affect our health and even morality, but some scientists go so far as to claim that the electromagnetic field
generated by our brains (yes, your brain does generate an electromagnetic field that is measurable) is the actual carrier of
With all that being said and done, it is certainly interesting to think about what could be happening to us as the poles begin to swing around, and
what will happen when they flip.
Again, the question of what this pole shift will do to us comes to mind.
Could this "flip" of the poles somehow cause a complete change in consciousness, or some kind of "quantum leap" in our consciousness?
Could speculation be pushed even further, stating that such a shift could in fact change our DNA and even cause an evolution of some sort among our
species and others?
In any case... all these questions and speculation are just that- questions and speculations.
None the less however, when thinking about all of the 2012 prophecies for some kind of "shift" that is going to occur, it is none the less an
intriguing idea that this "shift" could in fact be the "shift" of our magnetic field.