On top of the loss of jobs and homes lately, many are deeply disillusioned...our hearts are just not in what we're doing anymore. I definitely sense this widespread existential let down. 2012 author Christine Page, MD sees this as the outer world losing its grip, as we journey into the heart of the Great Mother. And she cites Pluto's destruction of structures (Capricorn), which has meant an even more traumatic loss of beliefs. Says Page, "I'm watching everybody, myself included, being taken into their own underworld, to that which they've preferred to avoid, so they can die to the old."
While all this might sound heavy, it's uplifting to hear/see the luminous Page talk about her book, 2012 and the Galactic Center; The Return of the Great Mother in an interview on Conscious Media Network. After all, she sees everyone alive today as highly evolved eternal beings that chose to take on 26,000 years of karma (Shirley Maclaine calls it "Karmageddon"). The spiraling within allows us to glean the "gems" from each lifetime.
I find it fascinating that Page reclaims Pluto as a feminine force, saying "It was only during the Greek and Roman times that they put a God in the Underworld." It resonates, since the going within and dying each month with the Moon is a very feminine process. Page says it's this part of the natural cycle, the dying to the old, that will see us through the transformational energies of 2012. What she says is profound; that we have to love ourselves deeply enough to enter the presence of the Crone. Because ultimately, what the "Great Vulture" wants is to strip us of bad karma, with the message, (via Page), "I will not let you be less than you are."
For me, the book fills a gaping maw in what I've read about 2012, and that's the essence of the journey to the Great Mother. She covers astrology, sacred sites, numerology, ancient wisdom and myths, and shows how each of us can draw on them for guidance in these very challenging times. As a holistic physician, Page urges each of us to know our bodies first and bring it into balance. She says, "If we had a better relationship with our body, the planet would respond." Her advice is to "Keep Life Simple," and join the gardening revolution as a way back to the Earth. She's grounded in earth wisdom, and yet has distilled into readable form many of the esoteric ideas known to the alchemists, Egyptians and Celts. She talks of past lives, but also of the star people. It seems timely, with the Full Moon in Scorpio this week, to pass on her advice to release "What's dead in your life...what's not nurturing you." Above all, she says, listen to the heart. "Don't do it, if it doesn't excite you."
- *The interview on CMN is free to subscribers/free to all after June 1st (check out their other amazing free videos, music and articles!)
- Guide Review: 2012 and the Galactic Center, The Return of the Great Mother
- Christine Page's Website