This Sacred Earth: The 2012 Phenomenon shows you simple ways to reconnect with Nature and others as humanity’s Golden Age unfolds. Shamans and scholars participate. Billie Dean and Andrew Einspruch direct this uplifting documentary.
It’s crucial to heal our relationship with Nature, Arthen says. Humankind’s problems originate in “the deliberate separation of human beings from direct participation in the natural world,” he believes.
“Mother Nature is yearning for us and we are yearning for her,” says Karen Ward, author and Irish-Celtic shaman. “We just have to get out and be. It’s that simple.”
Walking outdoors every day, sending love to the sun every morning and evening, and thanking the plants and animals that make up our meals are simple ways to begin. Irish-Celtic shaman John Cantwell notes that Nature can help us heal depression, stress and overweight.
Down to earth
Connecting with tree, animal and plant spirits has been “incredibly practical and useful,” says scholar and Celtic shaman Dr. Geo Athena Trevarthen. She feels she’s become a better mother, wife and friend.
Living simply doesn’t mean moving into a cave. It means living with less. Buying more “stuff” doesn’t bring happiness or fulfillment, insists author and past life regressionist Dolores Cannon. Watch less television, advises druid author Philip Carr-Gomm.
Grow a garden and share with others, suggests Lucy Cavendish, Australian author and white witch. “It’s a fantastic opportunity for us to fall back in love with this planet, our home, to fall back in love with each other,” she adds.
The New Human arrives
“Homo Luminous is the new human that’s appearing today. We’re taking a quantum evolutionary leap,” shaman and author Dr. Alberto Villoldo believes.
He sees our natural human lifespan as 150-200 years. The new species will grow, heal and die differently. We will create “psychosomatic health” rather than psychosomatic illness, he says. Extraordinary relationships, spirituality and psychic abilities will become commonplace.
Villoldo recommends that we live peace and joy as a daily practice. “You act from courage not from fear. You act from love not from reactivity or rage. You act from truth, and not from a set of lies that we’ve internalized and confused with reality,” he explains.
“For me it’s like being rewired,” says Ward. The way we think, feel, live and love are continuously evolving.
Preview of the Golden Age
The world after December 21, 2012 will still contain horror and beauty, says Haleaka Solari Pule Dooley, a Hawaiian Kahuna. We each decide what to tune into. It’s a time when “our true priorities will be brought forth,” she says.
“Inner change is happening today, tomorrow, the day after tomorrow,” says Villoldo. The New World will be as different from this world as this world is from Neanderthal times, he notes.
The Golden Age will be filled with “spontaneous mind-to-mind, heart-to-heart communication, anticipating events before they occur, living synchronistically so you’re living in the symphony of creation,” he notes. Negativity and trauma will be replaced with beauty and wonder, says Cannon.
Co-creating a new world
The 2012 turning point gives us “a deadline to make important changes, and to change how we’re relating to the Earth,” says Lucy Cavendish, Australian author and white witch.
“With awareness, I think this truly is the Golden Age,” says Trevarthen. “What we focus on expands,” according to Billie Dean, shaman, author and co-director of the film. “So if we want a different kind of world, then we have to think about the sort of world we really want.”
Ward envisions accessing our ancestors’ wisdom, knowledge and ancient ways. “Bring it into a modern context, evolving as a spiritual community.”
Praise and bless what’s true and beautiful in the world now, advises Trevarthen. Shamanic ceremonies are shown in beautiful, natural surroundings.
Embrace and create change
We can turn our world around with a light heart, creativity, imagination, pride and audacity, Cantwell notes. Optimism and hope comprise this world view.
Grassroots people create change by following their hearts. World people are already standing up to injustice by saying: “We won’t allow this.”
Life as spiritual art form
“Doing your work is about forgiveness,” Dean notes. It’s about loving yourself, loving others and the Earth. It means walking the Earth with impeccability and “making life a spiritual art form.”
Aliens won’t be swooping in to save us, says photojournalist and investigative reporter Paola Harris. Meaningful change must come from within.
We must live with intention and reverence. Those who don’t change will simply become extinct, Villoldo cautions.
Overall This Sacred Earth is very mature, heartfelt and insightful. It simplifies spirituality with humor. It opens with a remarkably clear summary of the 2012 galactic alignment and related issues. Excellent music includes the song Spiral Dance by David Pendragon and Tribe World Ensemble.
“Be peace. Be love. Be beauty. And walk in beauty,” says Dean. (4.5 out of 5 stars)
This Sacred Earth / 2009 / NR / 53 min
Cast Overview: Dr. William Bloom, Dolores Cannon, John Cantwell, Philip Carr-Gomm, Lucy Cavendish, Andras Corben Arthen, Billie Dean, Haleaka Solari Pule Dooley, Paola Harris, Anne Hassett, Minmia, Janet Ossebaard, Dr. Geo Athena Trevarthen, Dr. Alberto Villoldo, Karen Ward, Robert Wakeley Wheeler, Angelika Whitecliff
Directors: Billie Dean and Andrew Einspruch
Genres: Documentary, Nature, Spirituality