If you are a movie buff, read the newspaper, or watch TV, by now you have heard about or seen the movie, Avatar. It has surpassed Titanic as the highest grossing movie worldwide. Besides its beautiful colors, awesome special effects, and astonishingly real 3-D images, this movie represents more than high tech movie-making. James Cameron, its writer and director, envisioned this movie over a decade ago. Since then, he has worked on developing the 3-D technology and computer simulations that would make his dream a reality upon the screen.
Timing is everything. Technologically and consciously we were not ready for this movie ten years ago. More important is the exact timing of its release. The movie, which was released on 12/18/2009, is still drawing in crowds more than a month later. When I look back at the energies from 12/18 until now, a lot has been going on. From mercury retro and then direct, to mars retro in Leo, to the full blue moon lunar eclipse on 12/31, to the solar eclipse of 1/14 in Cancer/Capricorn, to Saturn retro, and Jupiter moving into Pisces, there has been a lot going on!
To me, this energy represents shaking out the old, seeking the new, and sharing who you really are with the world. In a word, these energies assist us in becoming congruent - our true essential selves are portrayed as who we are or more simply, our inner world matches our outer world. What does this have to do with the movie, Avatar? A whole lot.
The term avatar comes from Hindu mythology meaning "the descent of a deity to the earth in an incarnate form or some manifest shape; the incarnation of a god." In other words, an avatar is one who has mastered congruency.
This movie is filled with metaphor. The protagonist, Jake Sully, agrees to take on his Na'vi human hybrid body called an avatar. He does this to fill the role of his now deceased brother and to help the humans understand and control the Na'vi natives to "obtain the unobtainium." As he goes back and forth between his human body and avatar body, he begins to loose his identity. In one of his video journals, he records he doesn't know who he is anymore. Does this sound familiar?
Watching Avatar was an activation for me. I saw the movie in 3-D, which made it even more potent. I chose to see the movie on my birthday as a gift to myself, not knowing that at the end of the movie Jake says he doesn't want to be late for his party...his birthday party. Perhaps the term birthday was used metaphorically as this was the day he chose to leave his human body and enter into his avatar body for the remainder of this lifetime. I think of birthdays as re-birthdays and this was truly a rebirth day for Jake...and me.
As I said in my last blog, the energy at the beginning of 2010 is purely full steam ahead. Once you embark from shore, there is no going back. Once you embody the persona of who you really are, there is no going back to who you were. Jake Sully knew that once the ritual was performed, he could not return to his human body, to who he was.
After I left the movie theater, I was shaking. Like Jake, I questioned who I am. I wondered if I was losing my mind. Am I leaving the old me behind and fully embodying the avatar that I am?
We are losing our minds, our limiting thought patterns and old consciousness, in order to make room for the new. This year is characterized by emergent energy - the energy of coming into existence and coming into view or notice.
Dear lightworkers, this is the year we emerge from our chrysalis. As I wrote in my book, In the Key of Life, An Activational Journey to the Soul: "...there comes the moment in a caterpillar's life that requires the ultimate act of surrender and faith. It knows it must allow the death of one body in order to step into another that will allow it to reach the sky. Just like the caterpillar, within each of us is a butterfly waiting to fly."
And so it is.
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