Asteroid Awareness 6/17/2013

Asteroid Awareness

Space seems to be quite a busier-than-usual place these days. Most obviously, there was the asteroid that hit over the Ural Mountains in Russia on February 15th this year. It injured 1,100 people and caused a lot of damage. Check out the excellent footage on YouTube, referencing the date and “Russia”. It must have been pretty scary driving down the road and seeing that light coming out of the sky exploding like a bomb.

Then, more recently on May 31st, there was a lot of buzz about a 1.7 mile-wide asteroid (about the size of nine cruise ships) that “just missed” the Earth. It actually missed us by 3.6 million miles – about 15 times the distance between the Earth and the Moon, but close by space standards.

And one more: on Friday and Saturday, May 31st and June 1stthe Aurora Borealis was visible as far south as Colorado and Nebraska. The Northern Lights being seen that far from the Arctic Circle is becoming not-so-rare these days with all the solar activity kicking around the Earth’s magnetic field, however this was not caused by our Sun but by a shock wave of undetermined origin – a space event.

And that’s just the beginning. Get ready for events like this to become more commonplace.

Why? It’s not the end of the world. It’s that our solar system is moving into a more densely populated area of space. We’ve been in a kind of no-man’s-land on the underside/outskirts of our arm of the galaxy for hundreds of thousands if not millions of years with little affecting us from the physical universe. Obviously, we are all energetically affected by the planets and constellations around us, that’s what’s charted as Astrology. But we haven’t had these space events except on rare occasions.

I reference Synthia and Colin Andrews’ The Complete Idiot’s Guide to 2012:

“Our solar system is located in the galaxy at the outer reaches of one of the spiral arms, the Orion arm, about 26,000 light-years from the center. Our solar system orbits around the center of the Milky Way along with 200 to 400 billion other stars and possible solar systems. Our solar system doesn’t orbit in just a circle around the center; as it orbits it follows a path that travels above and below the equator of the galactic plane.

“The galactic equator (or equator of the Milky Way) is the line running down the precise middle of the plane of the Milky Way, dividing it into two hemispheres. If you think of the galaxy as a pancake, the plane of the galaxy is the edge of the pancake and the equator is the line that runs down the middle of the plane, dividing the pancake into top and bottom halves.

“Looking at the galaxy from space gives an interesting perspective of this movement. As the galaxy rotates, our solar system looks like a spiraling sine wave crossing back and forth over the galactic equator. We cross the galactic equator every 30 million years. According to some astronomers, we’re passing into the outer edge of the galactic equator now.

“When our solar system passes through the galactic equator, we pass through an area with more asteroids, comets, and space debris. We’ve already entered the edge of the galactic equator, thus increasing the number of asteroids on a potential collision course with Earth.”

We’re over the “end of the world” fear that came from the 2012 predictions, but with physical things like the very active solar energies affecting the planet’s magnetic field (which has caused the extreme storms, hurricanes, super storms and tornadoes not to mention electronic interference), all we need is a group of space incidents getting the whole thing started again. This fact of our solar system moving into a more densely populated area of space is what prompted the 2012 prediction that we’re all going to die due to direct asteroid impact.

But, as I always believe, if we know what’s going on, we can deal with potential fear in a much better way.

So I’m writing this not to scare but to inform. When more space events affect us – meteors, asteroids, events of undetermined origin, photon clouds, magnetic disturbances – and they will, know that it’s all part of regular and natural progression. It’s as if we’re going from open, empty sea into an island- and reef-populated area, or moving from a small wilderness village into a big city. It’s just another learning curve. And we’re more than ready for it.

I completely believe that with the energetic rebirth of our planet and all the work we’re doing as humans to transform and evolve, we’re not going to be taken out by an direct hit by an asteroid. Or any other space event. Or any of the other leftover dire 2012 predictions. This is just one more part of our transformational energy. As we are becoming more globally aware, we are also becoming more galactically and universally aware.

That doesn’t mean that aliens are going to come down and make “first contact” in a public way as all the movies hint. I don’t think we’re evolved enough for that. Yet. Perhaps in our lifetime, but not right now. Although a friend who worked with SETI (Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) once told me there have been over 356 different species of aliens who have been charted and verified as already making contact in a non-public way. She also told me SETI officials believe that twice in our recent history alien intervention stopped someone from pushing the button to start nuclear war. But that’s for another newsletter.

Meanwhile, we don’t have to watch the skies in fear but in fascination. As we’re consciously becoming more aware that we’re all part of the same global reality, helped by electronic connection with everywhere and everything, stretch that awareness to include a little galactic-reality awareness. As we pay attention to what’s happening in other countries, also pay attention to what’s happening in space. It’s our home, too.

With love and gratitude…

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