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the accelerated changing times
~ putting the “brakes” on ~
by emanjah suzanne holetz (@emanjah)

As time itself seems to accelerate with each passing day even to the point that the days literally feel shorter, and we go to tremendous lengths in all aspects of our lives to do everything faster… which is accelerating which?

I remember the long summer months of school vacation, with days that seemed to stretch on long into night with daylight savings time. It seemed to go on for near forever, in a child’s perception of time. Indeed, times were of a slower pace and we certainly had not the advantage of the modern technology to speed most all our tasks. The question is, what are we all racing so fast towards if not our own deaths in the very efforts to go faster. Any time saved, we only seem to jam more and more things to do into every opportunity for a moment to relax or even take a deep breath. Thus, we never get ahead and remain like rats on a wheel spinning faster and faster with no glimpse of getting off. It is like the guy who races past you, gunning his engine, only so you can pull leisurely up along side of him at the next stoplight. This seems to happen to me a lot and I always just look over and give them a little smile. They always seem to get the point with nothing more than a quick acknowledgment of how ridiculous they are behaving.

We have become addicted to “speed” in a myriad of ways… everything from race cars to crystal methamphetamine to the very conceptions and perceptions of time itself…. and it is killing us. So the great Earth in Her infinite healing wisdom, seems to be finding all sorts of interesting ways to slow us down… we are just not perceiving this in the global sense.

We have certainly noticed an increase in frequency and magnitude of the natural environmental shifts presently occurring. There have been many devastating earth quakes and hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, floods, tsunamis, and storms in general. Besides other aspects, like global cleansing, this is one of the ways that Spirit is bringing us to grinding halts…. impacting us like a baseball bat to the brain, reminding us of the importance of “life” in the bigger sense. We are as a globe clearly in a tumultuous time… the most absurd as it has been classified.

Things like traffic jams and flight delays serve to also help slow us down. Unfortunately, despite the fact that we can do nothing about the delays, we scramble again to multi-task as much as we can while we wait, shifting the frenetic kinetic energy we are geared up into to other tasks at hand with the latest technological wonders.…. instead of just sitting back, taking a deep breath and enjoying a moment of stillness and noticing it juxtaposed the frantic measure. If one looks, there are magical wonders surrounding us if we are only willing to take a moment and really see what is laying right before us to make us feel better and just breathe for a moment. Noticing while we do is always a good thing too, and I never regret if I do.

The current economic crisis can be seen as much less of a “crisis” if a different perspective is taken. This economic dip is again, Spirit’s way of “cutting out the fat” and bringing us back around to what is really important… family and friends, celebrations, and traditions. If we have less to spend, we go fewer places… we become forced to stay home with one another and hopefully take the time to do something together… instead of five people sitting in five different rooms, watching five different programs, on five different televisions…. all fractured off the whole, all disenfranchised from one another, because we don’t spend the time together like we did prior to the technological invasion. We do the same in the car… each child literally plugged into some electronic device, alone in his or her own “world” the world within the world of the family… sounds like what we label autism, doesn’t it? If the same children show extraordinary exuberance and motivation, we call them A.D.D. And if they do this and then get depressed, we call them Bi-Polar, manic depressive. We are abbreviating ourselves literally to death. Even as to take short-cuts with our health and well being and instead of treating patients with individualism, we are quick to “diagnose the problem” and slap an abbreviated label on it as fast as possible…. assembly line medicine… “You!... with the group over there in the category of “A.D.D, A.D.H.D.”… never mind the psychology, the emotional, mental and karmic causes and implications. This is mass medicine, for mass dis-ease, through mass mentality and it is not the answer. We need to slow down… and pay closer attention to individualism and the wholeness of who we each are…period.


Lori Suzanne Holetz lives in a redwood forest in California with her beloved twin flame, Gregory Barker. She is a Shaman Healer, mother of three, a designer/creator/writer, storyteller and dreamer… and she maintains a private healing practice. She continues to explore many creative endeavors to foster healing for the Earth. She lives by only one rule… Never harm the Great Mother, and never harm any of Her Children!

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