An analogy I've been giving to help clear up the way I think we need to be thinking about these dates is this:
Some Cicada emerge every 13 or 17 years. This is like clockwork. 12 years pass without anything happening. To a species which was only 11 years old,
it would be inconceivable that they were about to experience a massive swarm of insects in a couple of years. Some might say "Look at all those
strange eggs, what do you suppose they are?" And others say "We've studied them, and they do nothing special"... and others say "But they are eggs and
alive" to which they are responded with "Show me the evidence, the data clearly says that these eggs year after year just sit there"... round and
round we go until the time hits.
Now the real point here is what the "Day" they all wake up on is like. It's not actually a specific UTC moment despite the period it will happen being
predictable. As they awake, they awake at different rates. At first just a couple, then more... then there is this magical moment which is the moment
when the most Cicada are waking up at once... then it starts to drop off and our 11 year old species now lives in a world that is nothing like they
That's what Oct 28th... or 11-11-11... or Dec 12th, 2012 are all about. We are talking about a waking up from thousands of years if not more.
Narrowing it down to two years even... is pretty damn good relative to how we can narrow down Cicadas emerging to a month or so out of 13 years. As I
see it and feel it... there is not a specific day, but there is a peak period.
I honestly don't know how a person can sit still for a moment, look around themselves, and NOT see the swarm of Cicadas emerging in our human world.
There is a clear awaking (political, spiritual, economics, connectivity, etc)... once we are on the other side we will both marvel at how "normal"
everything is still while also being utterly different. The people who predict the end of the world are simply stopping too early in their digging
into this subject.
So your questing is an interesting one, but looking at the universe and nature with an honest eye... we see that the rise... peak... and fall pattern
of "events" is the most common and typical way. Especially for things that are "transforming". The Winter Solstice has a specific time indicated for
us, but the fact is the Winter Solstice is "emerging" for 6 months, and then "falling" for six months. The summer solstice is doing the same thing.
The specific date and time is simply us marking where the peak of the curve is. Like pointing out the peak of a sine wave.
I hope this helps open peoples minds to a bigger and more imaginative way of looking at this transformation our entire planet and human society is
working through right now. It is painful... birth is painful... yet we still celebrate it and look forward to it.
It's like a story I heard where two twins were in the womb. One asked the other "What do you suppose is after this?" The other says "Nothing, why
would you think there is anything more than this? As long as we have been making observations here... we have been given no reason to believe we'll be
anywhere else but here... and in fact why would we leave? Everything we need is here!"
When the day of birth came, the first twin went out first. There was a great deal of screaming and smacking sounds and the second twin said "I knew
it, nothing but pain and suffering and death to look forward to after this".
That's not a very good summation, but I think you get the point. Notice, there was one "birth day"... yet both twins were "born" at a different time
and were transformed dramatically from a parasitic life form to an self contained life form able to begin plotting its own destiny once it has learned
enough to navigate its new environment.
Another example: 1968 was the peak year of the whole sixties movement, but it was not the only year. Many of those deepest in it can even narrow it
down to a couple of months in 1968. There was a clear cultural shift going on, and that was one of the peak "moments" despite it being a larger WAVE
(particle wave duality?) that was flowing over everyone and changing them.
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