Columbia County residents are stumped over the origin of a mysterious series of loud, wall-rattling booms that have been shaking their eardrums -and homes- several times over the last few weeks.
Columbia County residents are stumped over the origin of a mysterious series of loud, wall-rattling booms that have been shaking their eardrums -and homes- several times over the last few weeks.
NASA is so certain the world will not end on 21-12-12 that it has released a video for the next day, 22-12-12, explaining why the world did not end. Lou
You’ll think you’re looking at the apocalypse.
Enough wars, enough building weapons to kill humanity…
No one has any explanation on what is causing those booms that all can hear in that valley. Police, firefighters, and other officials have no explanation.
You would think that the big minds at the CERN project would realize that scheduling this kind of test on the end of the Mayan calendar is not the best idea in the universe. Is it just a coincidence ? I don’t think so. They either will set up the end of the world or they are just a bunch of arrogant scientists defying the Gods of the universe. Lou
With thanks to Anna at |http://www.learning-mind.com
This year, CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) starts another series of experiments in the hope that it will get much closer to the finishing point of the Standard Model of particle physics.
Scientists at CERN have announced the dates of tests for the remainder of the year. In particular, on Monday, December 17, 2012 and on Friday, December 21, 2012, the CERN will start running a series of conflicts, which is expected to break records in high-voltage clashes that have already been made by the LHC (Large Hadron Collider), the largest particle accelerator in the world, created to be used in experiments aimed at better understanding of the Universe and its origin.
In these experiments, the CERN scientists hope to create individual reactions that will provide further information about antimatter and the Big Bang. The tests will take place in the week 17 to 21 December, 2012 and will be the last experiment before the LHC will be closed for upgrades and start operation again in 2014.
Thus, the device believed by many people to provoke the end of the world will carry the most advanced test on the same day on which the world is predicted to end. How ironic is that?
|Last Great Comet Hale-Bopp (1997)
Some ancient cultures referred to them as “the Menace of the Universe” and “the Harbinger of Doom.” Comets have almost universally been viewed by the ancients as messengers or omens carrying bad news from the gods.
In the midst of our busy lives it’s difficult to keep in mind that we reside on a ball that’s corkscrewing through space around a ball of gas called our sun, which is also sweeping through our galaxy.
The ancients didn’t have distractions like TVs and the Internet. They looked to the sky for clues and guidance for life on Earth, and comets brought mythology of angry gods and instilled fear in them.
Strangely, in more modern times, comets have been associated with actual dark events.
According to NASA:
Comets’ influence on cultures is not limited simply to tales of myth and legend, though. Comets throughout history have been blamed for some of history’s darkest times. In Switzerland, Halley’s Comet was blamed for earthquakes, illnesses, red rain, and even the births of two-headed animals.
The Romans recorded that a fiery comet marked the assassination of Julius Caesar, and another was blamed for the extreme bloodshed during the battle between Pompey and Caesar. In England, Halley’s Comet was blamed for bringing the Black Death. The Incas, in South America, even record a comet having foreshadowed Francisco Pizarro’s arrival just days before he brutally conquered them.
Comets and disaster became so intertwined that Pope Calixtus III even excommunicated Halley’s Comet as an instrument of the devil, and a meteorite, from a comet, became enshrined as one of the most venerated objects in all of Islam.
Although comets are not uncommon in our solar system, Great Comets only appear once a decade on average . There’s is no major significance about the size of “Great Comets“, rather they are simply defined as comets that become exceptionally bright and can be seen by casual observers with the naked eye. This usually has to do with their distance from Earth.
|Comet types depicted as daggers
So what are we to make of the possibility of two Great Comets flying by Earth in 2013?
Astronomers have discovered two new comets that are fast approaching our planet and have the potential to be Great Comets. One might be “bright enough to be seen in the day” and the other is projected to become “one of the brightest in history” and possibly “outshine the Moon“.
The first comet, named C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS), is expected to make its arrival in March 2013. According to astronomers, it will be “potentially visible to the naked eye low in the western horizon just after sunset” and also has the “potential that it may be visible during the day.”
Richard Wainscoat, an astronomer at the University of Hawaii who co-discovered the comet, claims there is no danger of collision with Earth but admits “since we don’t have a lot of data on it, we really don’t know the orbit well enough right now.”
The second comet, the one which could possibly outshine the Moon, was only just discovered this September and is called 2012 S1 (ISON). Astronomers predict “current orbital predictions indicate the comet will look brightest to us in the weeks just after its closest approach to the sun, on November 28, 2013.”
Comet ISON may be visible for the last two months of the year as well as early 2014 and is the more likely of the two to be a spectacular event:
The comet is already remarkably bright, given how far it is from the sun, astronomer Raminder Singh Samra said. What’s more, 2012 S1 seems to be following the path of the Great Comet of 1680, considered one of the most spectacular ever seen from Earth.
This comet is considered to be larger than most at 3 kilometers wide (roughly 2 miles) adding to the anticipation of its arrival. It, too, may be visible during the day according to astronomers.
The last Great Comet highly visible from Earth, Hale-Bopp, arrived 16 years ago in 1997. So we are long overdue considering the average of one-per-decade. Although very little major news occurred in 1997, the last 16 years have been perhaps the most tumultuous in human history from 9/11 and the war on terror to a devastating financial collapse, both of which have still not peaked.
Astronomers are cautious not to make wild predictions about approaching comets, always adding the caveat that they never really know how comets will react as they get closer to the sun. Yet, it does seem significant that 2013 may have two Great Comets.
Will one of them be a “Harbinger of Doom” and bring dark times with it? As the world braces for the end of the much discussed Mayan Calendar on December 21st, 2012, these comets only add more intrigue to cosmic conspiracies.
The authorities and media downplay “end of the world” talk which is probably the responsible thing to do to stave off panic. However, it’s increasingly difficult to know where to find the truth. And NASA isn’t exactly known for its honesty either, sometimes being referred to as “Never A Straight Answer”.
Even if we won’t get a straight answer from NASA, we should heed the advice they gave to their staff to be prepared to survive potential emergencies:
A major initiative has been placed on Family/Personal Preparedness for all NASA personnel. The NASA/Family Preparedness Program is designed to provide awareness, resources, and tools to the NASA Family (civil servants and contractors) to prepare for an emergency situation. The most important assets in the successful completion of NASA’s mission are our employees’ and their families. We are taking the steps to prepare our workforce, but it is your personal obligation to prepare yourself and your families for emergencies. (Source)
Ahead of December 21, which marks the conclusion of the 5,125-year “Long Count” Mayan calendar, panic buying of candles and essentials has been reported in China and Russia, along with an explosion in sales of survival shelters in America. In France believers were preparing to converge on a mountain where they believe aliens will rescue them.
The precise manner of Armageddon remains vague, ranging from a catastrophic celestial collision between Earth and the mythical planet Nibiru, also known as Planet X, a disastrous crash with a comet, or the annihilation of civilisation by a giant solar storm.
In America Ron Hubbard, a manufacturer of hi-tech underground survival shelters, has seen his business explode.
“We’ve gone from one a month to one a day,” he said. “I don’t have an opinion on the Mayan calendar but, when astrophysicists come to me, buy my shelters and tell me to be prepared for solar flares, radiation, EMPs (electromagnetic pulses) … I’m going underground on the 19th and coming out on the 23rd. It’s just in case anybody’s right.”
In the French Pyrenees the mayor of Bugarach, population 179, has attempted to prevent pandemonium by banning UFO watchers and light aircraft from the flat topped mount Pic de Bugarach.
According to New Age lore it as an “alien garage” where extraterrestrials are waiting to abandon Earth, taking a lucky few humans with them.
Russia saw people in Omutninsk, in Kirov region, rushing to buy kerosene and supplies after a newspaper article, supposedly written by a Tibetan monk, confirmed the end of the world.
The city of Novokuznetsk faced a run on salt. In Barnaul, close to the Altai Mountains, panic-buyers snapped up all the torches and Thermos flasks.
Dmitry Medvedev, the Russian prime minister, even addressed the situation.
“I don’t believe in the end of the world,” before adding somewhat disconcertingly: “At least, not this year.”
In China, which has no history of preoccupation with the end of the world, a wave of paranoia about the apocalypse can be traced to the 2009 Hollywood blockbuster “2012″.
The film, starring John Cusack, was a smash hit in China, as viewers were seduced by a plot that saw the Chinese military building arks to save humanity.
Some in China are taking the prospect of Armageddon seriously with panic buying of candles reported in Sichuan province.
The source of the panic was traced to a post on Sina Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, predicting that there will be three days of darkness when the apocalypse arrives.
One grocery store owner said: “At first, we had no idea why. But then we heard someone muttering about the continuous darkness.”
Shanghai police said scam artists had been convincing pensioners to hand over savings in a last act of charity.
Meanwhile in Mexico, where the ancient Mayan civilisation flourished, the end time has been seen as an opportunity. The country has organised hundreds of Maya-themed events, and tourism is expected to have doubled this year.
Nasa has been aggressively seeking to dispel doomsday fears. It says there is no evidence Nibiru exists, and rumours it could be hiding behind the sun are unfounded.
“It can’t hide behind the sun forever, and we would’ve seen it years ago,” a Nasa scientist said.
The space agency also rejected apocalyptic theories about unusual alignments of the planets, or that the Earth’s magnetic poles could suddenly “flip.”
Conspiracy theorists contend that the space agency is involved in an elaborate cover up to prevent panic.
But David Morrison, an astronomer at Nasa, said: “At least once a week I get a message from a young person, as young as 11, who says they are ill and/or contemplating suicide because of the coming doomsday. I think it’s evil for people to propagate rumours on the internet to frighten children.”
Mayans themselves reject any notion that the world will end. Pedro Celestino Yac Noj, a Mayan sage, burned seeds and fruits to mark the end of the old calender at a ceremony in Cuba. He said: “The 21st is for giving thanks and gratitude and the 22nd welcomes the new cycle, a new dawn.”
Knowledge passed from generation to generation.
The fourth world shall end soon, and the fifth world will begin. This the elders everywhere know.”
We are told of the coming of the white- skinned men, like Pahana, but not living like Pahana. Men who took the land that was not theirs. And men who struck their enemies with thunder.
A strange beast like a buffalo, but with great long horns, will overrun the land in large numbers.
The land will be crossed with snakes of iron.”
The land shall be criss-crossed by a giant spider’s web.
The land shall be criss-crossed with rivers of stone that make pictures of the sun.
You will hear of the sea turning black, and many living things dying because of it.
You will see many youth, who wear their hair long like my people, come to join tribal nations, to learn their ways of wisdom.
You will hear of a dwelling-place in the heavens, above the earth, that shall fall with great crash. It will appear as a blue star. Very soon after this, the ceremonies of my people will cease. These are the signs that great destruction is coming. The world shall rock to and from. The white man will against other people in other lands_with those who possessed the first light of wisdom.
The Nibiru cataclysm is a supposed disastrous encounter between the Earth and a large planetary object (either a collision or a near-miss) which certain groups believe will take place in the early 21st century. Believers in this doomsday event usually refer to this object as Planet X or Nibiru. The idea that a planet-sized object could collide with or pass by Earth in the near future is not supported by any scientific evidence and has been rejected as pseudoscience by astronomers and planetary scientists.
The idea was first put forward in 1995 by Nancy Lieder, founder of the website ZetaTalk. Lieder describes herself as a contactee with the ability to receive messages from extra-terrestrials from the Zeta Reticuli star system through an implant in her brain. She states that she was chosen to warn mankind that the object would sweep through the inner Solar System in May 2003 (though that date was later abandoned) causing Earth to undergo a pole shift that would destroy most of humanity. The prediction has subsequently spread beyond Lieder’s website and has been embraced by numerous Internet doomsday groups, most of which link the event to the 2012 phenomenon. Although the name “Nibiru” is derived from the works of the late ancient astronaut writer Zecharia Sitchin and his interpretations of Babylonian and Sumerian mythology, Sitchin denied any connection between his work and various claims of a coming apocalypse.
I need your strength and wisdom.
Let me walk in beauty and make my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset.
Make my hands respect the things you have
made and my ears sharp to hear your voice.
Make me wise so that I may understand the things you have taught my people.
Let me learn the lessons you have
hidden in every leaf and rock.
I seek strength, not to be greater than my brother, but to fight my greatest enemy – myself.
Make me always ready to come to you
with clean hands and straight eyes.
So when life fades, as the fading sunset,
my Spirit may come to you without shame.
~ Chief Yellow Lark, 1887 ~
Today I am doing something different. After all, it’s the end of the world and all.
I came across this interesting message from the http://rainbow-phoenix.com/ website.
Apparently, Will has been an “interpreter” for the last 30 years or so. He channels the message of an entity who calls itself Cosmic Awareness.
Personally I don’t know where I stand. I keep an open mind. Especially in these “interesting” times.
It is a long, long message, and you might want to make yourself a cup of tea.
We just do not know where the new truths will be coming from. If anything, this message might give us a snap shot of the collective unconscious in these so-called “End of Times” days.
Even science has quantum thinking to deal with.
For those of you who continue, I give you the option to listen to music while you’re perusing. Just another perk here at Talesfromthelou.
Oh, Will and Callista gave me permission to blog the message, as long as I don’t alter the content. Thank you. I will add some pics before and after. (And during)
For the few of you left, enjoy the journey. It’s galactic.
This message was recorded in Denmark Western Australia on 23 November 2012, Will Berlinghof, Interpreter; Britte, Brett and Callista, Energisers.
Click on the link below the transcription (many thanks to Rain for the transcript) to listen to the audio: 23 Nov CA Message
Today is the 23rd of November, 2012, in Denmark, Western Australia. Present tonight are Will Berlinghof, Interpreter, Brett, Britt and Callista as energizers, for this Cosmic Awareness message.
Welcome, Cosmic Awareness. We are wondering if you have a message that you would like to give to us tonight.
That this Awareness, this Cosmic Awareness, is indeed available tonight to share a thought, to give information, to provide insight in these most interesting times. That this Awareness declares that It is indeed the time of the ending or that which has often been referred to as the End Times, a phrase that has historical precedence. This time period does indeed mark the final phase of a journey that has lasted thousands and thousands of years. That the experiment into dualistic reasoning, dualistic reality, dualism of mind and heart, is now complete. And that, indeed, these times, these interesting times, mark a great success in the experiment of the negative force being stronger than the force of Light, or that which would be understood to be the essence of God. This experiment was designed to see what would occur if those of spirit who descended into the body did not realize their fullness of being, did not truly evolve to a point where they understood that they are indeed spiritual beings having a physical existence.
At the same time, it was determined in this experience of consciousness, that the negative would be predominant, that it would take ultimate control and lead the planet to the brink of destruction. That this situation had indeed occurred in other times, that which is of great importance, is the time that is the time of Atlantis. And it could be said that this time around, it was decided to see if the result could change. That this has been a continuance of those Atlantean experiences and experiment, for many who are the leaders of nations, many who are the authorities, are indeed the same ones who were there during Atlantean times, and who misdirected that continent towards a merging in dark forces, the reptilian/Orion forces, which did eventually take control there. Just as they have taken control once again in this modern historical time. The difference this time is that it will not be allowed to again occur. That these dark ones completely submit this planet, Mother Earth, Gaia, to the same fate that occurred on the continent of Atlantis, which also led to a downfall of civilization at that time.
Indeed, at this time, the intent and design of great spirit, of the Divine, of the essence of God, has been and is to allow these ones to come to this point, but, instead of destroying the continent of North America and subjecting the whole world to catastrophe, a greater event would occur. This greater event is the extinguishing of that experiment and the uplifting of human consciousness, as well as the planetary consciousness. The planetary consciousness did not evolve at the time of Atlantis. That is why the experiment continued onwards, after those peoples of Atlantis reassembled themselves in various locations around the world. That, on this occasion, the force of consciousness has indeed finally reached a point where Mother Earth, Gaia, is ready herself, first and foremost, to ascend into a new level of consciousness that will be 5th dimensional in nature.
That humanity has also come to a point of crucial decision. And that while the forces that are in control and in power still would have it their way, there is a sizeable number that constitute a tipping point, that has finally been reached. That number is one that is in some ways irrelevant. For what is of more importance is that the tipping point has been reached, and a sizeable number of humanity has reached this point. That there is some speculation by individuals of what that number needs to be. But, it is inconsequential, for truly, what is of importance, is not even the amount of people on the planet’s surface who have reached that point, but that many have reached a high point of conscious awareness.
And that also what is of extreme importance is that individuals are taking responsibility for their own journey towards evolution of spirit and soul. Ultimately, it does not matter if two billion reach this tipping point, or twelve million or ten. What ultimately matters here is that each individual takes full responsibility for their own ascension process. And that in achieving this, they will spread their consciousness outward and they will connect with the many others who are also blossoming at this time, who are also spreading the wings of their consciousness outward to touch the many who have reached this point.
Why this is relevant is because it now means that the living force of the Divine can be stronger than it has ever been. Can be of a nature that it can promote even more, this acceleration of consciousness. That many are concerned that in these times, mass destruction will occur. But, as the web of consciousness spreads around the planet, and as many more are reaching this tipping point, the web creates a matrix of higher consciousness. The living force that is the Divine, indeed, is such that It now is available and is accelerating in these end times. This means that it is not only the machinations and plans of those dark ones who have, indeed, a hidden agenda that are in force, but also that the Divine essence of God Itself is participating now in ways that have not been seen before on this planet. And the ways of the Divine are much more powerful than any machination and plans of the dark ones who have had control for so long.
Many find it hard to believe that the force of the Divine could be as potent or as powerful, for the truth of the matter is, for most they have not ever experienced this in a personal way or a collective way. Thus, many would energize the dark force before the forces of Light, before the forces of the Divine.
That this Awareness brings this information forward at this time to assist the many of the lightworkers, those who have volunteered to be in physical existence during these crucial times. To have hope. To have a deeper understanding that one and all of those who are the lightworkers are not alone. That you, each individual hearing these words, who is of the light, who is of the Divine, who has been seeking their inner awareness and connection to the Divine, awaken now to a much greater truth than has ever been popular in recent times. That the presence of the Divine God essence is now available, and can be tapped into. It is increasing in Its strength and it will bring about a mass conversion of many who are straddling the fence, who have some precepts of these times and of their purpose and plan here, but have doubts, are still held back and constrained by their negativity and their lack of faith and belief.
That the living force of the Divine is in all things, is in the air and in the earth. It is in every creature, every plant, flower. In every molecule and cell. It is in the essence of Mother Earth, in her being. It is in the fabric of each human being. In each cell. In the DNA structure itself. And as the tipping point has been reached, as the energies of the Divine have touched a significant number, that this consciousness will begin to spread very quickly to those who have long prepared themselves, and even to those who have waffled, who have toyed with and played with, but have not yet made the deeper commitment. This energy is now available on this planet. And this Awareness wishes at this time to make this announcement, that it is so.
Do not simply look to the proof that is being presented on your television each and every night, that it is a dark world and that there is brutality and violence with little hope. Look instead inside of yourself to see the burgeoning energies of the Divine that are now increasing. Look around you to the planet herself. See her beauty and her radiance. Understand that as you accept this living Divine force, it will energize you. It will enhance you. It will elevate your frequencies and vibrations and it will lead you forward. This is not, unfortunately, to say that all will be open to this living force, all will understand it or accept it. For many have stayed asleep. Many have as their spiritual purpose, the intent and desire to have the experience of a planet in chaos and destruction while the ascension process proceeds, not ever understanding that this is a moment of a shifting consciousness, of the intervention of Divine consciousness and it is a state of ignorance and being asleep.
But, as it was and is the soul purpose to have such experiences, this Awareness says that, even this is part of the higher plan of the Divine. It is part of the ongoing and the evolution of each and every soul, and each and every aspect of the soul that is having a physical experience.
For those who are awakening more and more to the Divine essence that is beginning to truly stir now and will accelerate over the next three weeks until the 12th and then go into super mode from the 12th of December until the 21st of September. This Awareness says to you: all, look for the miracles and the magic of life. Look for the wonder and the joy in the unfolding events. Recognize the greater purpose behind the events. Do not be fooled or misled by those who preach violence and destruction, chaos and doom. That even while the events unfold around you, that are chaotic and upheaval, that are destructive and demoralizing, do not be led into these energies. Recognize them for what they are: the death throes of a experiment in consciousness.
That you are, each and one of you, Divine in your nature. That each and every one is a part of the Divine plan for these times. And that many have come specifically, indeed, this Awareness would say, all have come specifically at this time to have the experience of these times. Those who have volunteered to be present in this time of unfolding, this time of ending, this time of new beginnings, have done so with clear inner awareness that they indeed did volunteer. They have come to the planet at this time to have this experience. Those who stay asleep, those who stay within the control and the manipulation of those dark forces also have come onto this planet at this time to have their own unique experiences. And those who have played in darkness, taken control, enslaved, destroyed, manipulated, and controlled the masses for so long are also here by intent, even if it is not recognized by them ultimately. They may think that they have control yet. They may feel that they can still manipulate events in their favor and maintain the blindness and ignorance of the masses to their benefit, but they are wrong.
Many forces are at movement here, are in movement now, in motion now, beyond any plan, thoughts, ideas that those who have played in darkness for so long can even fathom or entertain. That they cannot fully see the future any longer, for even though they are based in a 4th-dimensional consciousness and have much of their information from this level of consciousness that is not controlled by time, thus they can see many of the timelines, many have been hidden from them. And, therefore, they have continued on their way in the assumption that their viewing of future scenarios will all work to their benefit. They will not.
There is indeed the X-factor that is now beginning to make itself understood, known, perceived and recognized. This X-factor is the Divine spark, the Light and Love of the Godhead, the God essence, the Divine being that is all and everything. It is even beyond that of the comprehension of many of the lightworkers, but it is in unison with their inner perception, their inner feelings, their inner sensitivity. They understand from places beyond the rational that they are here to be part of this great unfolding. As each understands this, each moves towards a greater participation in these unfolding events. Move beyond the point where fear dominates and controls, for they will see the unfolding events as those that have so long been promised, both in many of the historical predictions made throughout the centuries, as well as the inner state of awareness that is rapidly accelerating. Absolutely expanding into new levels of comprehension that have for so long been unavailable and inaccessible. Thus, it is that this Awareness says: be joyful. Be uplifted. Be spontaneous in the celebration of the Divine and the unfolding events. This is not a tragic time, but rather the heralded time that has so long been predicted, so long awaited by so many. That this is indeed the end times of the old and the new dawn of the enlightenment and ascension of consciousness.
That this Awareness is open for questions at this time.
Thank you, Awareness, for that opening message. I would ask for further clarification regarding a statement you made in the opening message where you indicated that the influx of energies coming through, which would start to increase on the 12th of December through to the 21st of September, I think it was that you said. Does this mean that this energy will take around the 21st of December and then slowly taper off towards September of next year? Or what entirely was the reason for you mentioning September?
That indeed you are correct. This Awareness will explain further, though. That the 21st of December is the time of completion. That on some level, this Awareness meant the 21st of December as the date of completion, and that the nine-day period between the 12th of December and the 21st of December would see the most intense events of all, the most intense energies at play, in order to bring the planet to that time of transition and ascension.
But, that this Awareness is also stating that there will be a continuance of those energies after the date of completion, as things indeed wind down. That it took many months to build the energies to this point. Indeed, this Awareness would even say it took many years, decades, and centuries to reach this point in time. And it will not simply shut off for those many timelines that will continue on the Planet A/B and A. And that for those who move into the balanced and harmonized energies of timelines that will be on the balanced and harmonized Planet A/B, that there will be a continual wind-down until the 21st of September, 2013.
That many do think and believe that the planet will be destroyed or completely wiped out up until the 21st, which is final destruction at this time. This Awareness does not entirely see it that way for all timelines. There are several scenarios, indeed, that will lead to Planet B, where a huge extinction event will occur and life on the surface of this planet will no longer be as abundant or fertile as it once was. And many of those timelines in this post-apocalyptic scenario, these post-apocalyptic timelines, will experience the destruction of the planet to a large degree and will exist underground. It is the main reason why so many of the Powers That Be have focused their attention to building their bases and habitats underground, for they know what is coming above ground. And that for them, they will scurry into their rat holes in order to survive, allowing the masses on the surface to be eradicated. But, this is only in those timelines of a Planet B scenario. And it is seen that on those levels, that what will be left is not the fertile and vibrant planet that exists now, Mother Earth, Gaia, but rather the shell of Gaia. The essence and consciousness of Gaia having left, having ascended, leaving that which is the shell of her former body behind, which will become the Planet B location for many of those who wish to experience timelines in such a survivalist environment. There are many timelines involved on the Planet B scenario. Not all will be of this nature, but this Awareness speaks of this now so that it is distinguished that the energies that this Awareness was speaking of, of winding down, will not apply strictly to the majority of timelines experienced by those choosing a Planet B experience after the completion of the ascension process on December 21st.
But for those who will continue to experience the dualistic experiment in consciousness, but a new variation of that theme, one that will no longer have those dark forces in control and dominant, will no longer see the imbalance that has been the design and purpose of this present experiment. That these are the ones that will be experiencing the winding down of the energies that have ramped up over the weeks and months of this past year, 2012. That if it is so that they have experienced major events of chaos and destruction, it will take many months to clear things up for those who have those timelines that they will be experiencing.
There will be others who will go through the three days of the void. And it is during these three days, that the planet itself will be reformed and reintegrated into the new matrix and model that will be the new version of Planet A/B. This, of course, the balanced and harmonized Planet A/B. Let this Awareness be clear: It is stating that some will come through the event and they will remember the upheaval. They will remember the chaos and they will deal with this and recreate their societies, energies being available to assist them over a period of time, coming to a gradual tapering and ending, in and around September 21st, 2013. Yet, there are other timelines on the Planet A/B scenario, where many will not be as subject to the memories of the upheaval and chaos. This is that period of time that this Awareness has referred to as the three days of the void. Many call this the “three days of the darkness.” But it will be a period where many who choose to carry on without the traumatic stress that might accompany such upheaval will indeed go into this state of suspended animation, if you will, while all around them is reformed and re-installed. And that they will come out of it, seeing the planet in a way as if all continued without interruption, and they will not necessarily have the trauma experience that others, who choose to have it, may have.
That this is why this Awareness inadvertently spoke of the 21st of September, without first mentioning December 21st. It is simply seen as a winding down period. But let this Awareness be very clear again here: that the period of time between the 12th of December and the 21st of December will be that which is the most crucial period available in the ascension process, and it is here that the greatest changes will have affect. Is this clear?
Yes. Thank you, Awareness, for making that clear. Can you also help us at this time in giving us some idea of how we should be using our imagination?
That this is extremely important at this time. That this Awareness has talked of the importance of imagination, previously. But It wishes to re-emphasize what It has said before. That it is imagination about all that will assist individuals during these times to create the timelines that they will choose to experience. Imagination is a very powerful force of creativity and creation. And the Powers That Be know this. They know it so well that they have tried to extinguish it in the human psyche. They have created educational systems where those who have strong and powerful imaginations are restricted and even sometimes punished. Their educational system does not value free thinking and imagination, but repetitiveness and no thought, no thinking, original thinking, that it is rewarded when one simply follows the teachings given. Whereas free thinking is often punished, as this Awareness has said. This does not stop imagination, it simply makes it harder for those who have imagination in the school system, especially in America at this time. But, this is a world-wide trend as well.
That imagination is the tool of the mind and the heart and the spirit, that can see something being so, can image it or imagine it. It is that which will most direct the individual in the creation of the timelines that they wish to experience and are guided to experience. Imagination works both in the light and in the dark. That those in power have manipulated for a long time, the imagination of the populace with their films and their books and their news and their teachings. Thus it is, when there is a preponderance of negative films, for example, stressing and emphasizing time and time again, the violence of the world. The negativity. The brutality, that is there. That the imagination is funneled into such perceptions and the individual begins to believe, because they imagine it, because their imagination is being coerced to the belief that it is a violent world and they thus believe this to be so.
And they create the timeline experience that validates this. They live in cities of violence. They experience random acts of violence. They do not trust one another any longer. They do not help one another. This was seen, unfortunately, during Hurricane Sandy, when individuals barred their doors to others in need of help. One case, where a woman in desperation knocked at the door of one who refused to open the door and her two young children were swept away. This is the type of world that those in power have created and it has been created by the manipulation of the beliefs of individuals by curtailing and restricting their imagination and their ability to free think, think freely.
That the imagination can also be that of the Light, where one imagines and images the new world, the world that the individual, each individual, would love to live in and exist in. Where they can imagine a planet free of pollution. Free of violence. Free of the dark ones. All of this is part of the imagination.
It has often been said that truth will set one free, but imagination will see it to be so. Will create it. Imagination is truly that which sets one free. And that this is something that all must understand and use in these times now, where the Divine spark is indeed finally coming through strongly, where one can align their imagination to this new energy and allow themselves, each and every one, to see themselves in the energy, to experience the energies of the Divine, and to imagine the bright new world that lies ahead. Does this answer your question?
Yes. Thank you, Awareness. In a recent personal reading, you mentioned the term, “The Children of God”. Would you like to explain that concept in relation to what you have just told us about using our imagination as being part of the Divine?
Indeed. The children of God are all of those on the planet at this time. That all are the children of God, if one understands that all are spirit beings having a physical existence.
But, more specifically, that this term, “The Children of God”, is in direct reference to the many who have come onto this planet, specifically from those higher levels of consciousness, as volunteers to assist this process of ascension of Mother Earth, Gaia, and humanity. That they are also often called the lightworkers. The Wanderers. The Servants of the Divine. But, that the term “The Children of God”, also refers to those who are the Elohim. The Elohim are those who were of the original inhabitants of the original experiment of Planet Earth, millions of years ago. They evolved. They moved into higher levels of spirit, higher levels of consciousness. They have always been involved with this planet and her evolution, and the evolution of humanity as well. That there are many who come from this level of consciousness, who are inhabitants on the planet itself, inhabiting the bodies of the many who are the lightworkers.
That these are the ones that the term “The Children of God”, or alternatively, the Children of the Elohim, refers to. That this Awareness also suggests that there are two versions of the Elohim as well. There have been the Elohim of the Light and the Elohim of the Dark. The dark ones are also participating on the evolutionary process of Mother Earth, as well as those who are indeed in cooperation with the dark Elohim. The Orions are also part of that construction in consciousness.
But that it is now time for the light Elohim, the children of god, to make their move, to come into power, to guide humanity forward. Thus, the lightworkers, the wanderers, the servants of the Divine, the children of God, are now indeed coming finally into their power. And it is a power that will lead the planet to her ascension and those, the many who are the servants, the children of god, into their ascension.
Thank you. Thank you for explaining that.
We have no further questions tonight. Do you have an ending message for us?
That this Awareness says, in speaking tonight of the introduction at a higher level than ever before of the Divine energies as they now begin to ramp up, gear up, involve themselves to the highest degree in the unfolding events, It has spoken of imagination and how powerful the tool of imagination is in this process of imagining oneself connected to the high Divine energies, of creating the timelines that one wishes to participate in and not simply being prisoner to the machinations of those Powers That Be, who have operated in darkness and from the dark.
It has mentioned as well the children of God, the children of Elohim, that those who are the lightworkers, the wanderers, the servants of the Divine, will begin now to recognize themselves more and more as those who are the children of God, participating with their imagination in the acceleration of the Divine energies that are coming forward at this time to redefine the world. Redefine consciousness. To elevate humanity and Mother Earth into higher states of consciousness.
That all of this and more is indeed that which is present now and is ramping up, as this Awareness has said. It is crucial to hold these thoughts, this knowledge, this knowing, for there will be many forces there, out there, that would knock one off of the log, would divert one, would entrap one in these false imaginings, that it is a world that is being destroyed, that is hopeless, that is without merit and without reason.
That this is a planet of ultimate reason, God’s reason, the Divine reason, and that as these times unfold, remember always that you, each and every one of you, who hear these words and those who know it from within who have not heard these words, that they are the sparks of God, they are the acceleration of Divine consciousness into the darkness that has been bringing new light, new love, new hope, new compassion, and new joy into this new world. It is a time of great rejoicing and celebration that, finally, the forces of the Divine that has seen to be so absent for so long are indeed making themselves known, showing themselves. That the illusion of destruction, death, chaos, that many will see around them, must always be remembered as that which is necessary at this time to sweep away the old, to sweep away the dross, and to clear the way for the recreation of the planet and the matrix that is now being formed. That they do not descend down into the chaos, but rise above it. Know that as things seem to vanish and extinguish and are removed, it is simply part of the reformulation of the planet that is underway, and that this will be completed by December 21st.
For those who feel nothing is changing, be, indeed, satisfied that you are creating a world where you are not necessarily needing to go through the death and chaos. But, even on those levels, there will be many changes and simply because it seems that there is no change, does not mean that change is not happening and that many timelines are full of change. It simply means that the timeline you are creating as the individual is one where you may not necessarily perceive these changes. But, this Awareness says indeed many will see and know the changes. Many will see and know the inner truth of these changes, and many, indeed, will move now towards acceleration and expansion, will move now towards the attainment of that which they have come for: planetary ascension, personal ascension and ascension of that group of beings that this Awareness calls the Children of God.
This completes tonight’s message. It is done. In beauty, it is done. It is complete.
Thank you, Awareness. We appreciate the message that you have given us tonight.
Posted on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 12:01AM Will and Callista Summerfield-Berlinghof
China’s most famous book of prophecies, the 7th century Tui Bei Tu, makes no direct mention of the end of the world.
But in Sichuan province, panic buying of candles has swept through two counties in the fear that an ancient Mayan prediction that the world will end on December 21 proves to be true.
“Candles are selling by the hundreds, with buyers constantly coming to the market. Many stores have run out,” said Huang Zhaoli, a shopper at the Neijing Wholesale Market, to the West China City Daily newspaper.
Mr Li, the owner of the Guangfa grocery store in Chengdu, added: “Lots of people have been buying candles recently. At first, we had no idea why. But then we heard someone muttering about the continuous darkness”.
The source of the panic was traced to a post on Sina Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, predicting that there will be three days of darkness when the apocalypse arrives.
Since the beginning of December, the word “Mayans” has trended on Weibo as millions of normally phlegmatic Chinese speculate that the end is nigh. “If the Mayans are right, I won’t pay my credit card bill,” was one popular post.
In Shanghai, the police have had to issue a public warning about doomsday. “The end of the world is a rumour,” the police said, in an internet post. “Do not believe it and do not be swindled”.
A spokesman said they had handled 25 apocalypse-related cases in one 24-hour stretch. Most of the scam artists took advantage of credulous pensioners, encouraging them to hand over their savings for one last act of charity.
In Nanjing, a 54-year-old university professor’s wife took out a £100,000 mortgage on her £300,000 home, saying she would donate the money to underprivileged children, saying she hoped to “do something meaningful before the world ended”.
Last month, a man in the far west province of Xinjiang made news when he spent his life savings of £100,000 to build an ark for 20 people.
Lu Zhenghai began building the 65ft ship in 2010. “When the time comes, everyone can take refuge in it.” However, as the deadline approaches, Mr Lu has reportedly run out of cash to finish the boat.
He said if the apocalypse failed to materialise, he would use the boat to take tourists on sightseeing tours.
In Chengdu, a web company has given its workers a tongue-in-cheek two-day break on Dec 19 and 20. “We suggest you take advantage of this ‘final’ time to spend more time with your closest family. We wish everyone a meaningful doomsday,” it said.
China has no history of preoccupation with the apocalypse, and the current wave of paranoia can be traced to the 2009 Hollywood disaster film “2012″. While the movie received a tepid welcome elsewhere, it was a smash hit in China, as viewers were seduced by a plot that saw the Chinese military build arks to save humanity.
Lu Jiehua, a professor with the Department of Sociology at Peking University, told the Global Times, meanwhile, that the paranoia reflects a general anxiety running through Chinese society.
“This panic buying [in Sichuan] not only shows people’s fear of an upcoming apocalypse, but also reflects their sense of uncertainty toward life and society,” he said.
Additional reporting by Valentina Luo
With thanks to http://higherthinkingprimate.com
According to modern archaeologists, the Mayans were one of the most advanced ancient civilizations on Earth because of their calendrical systems, and astronomical and mathematical skills. With their advanced knowledge, they created one of the most well known calendars of all time. Their calendar is so accurate that it can predict the exact date of a solar eclipse thousands of years in the future. This made their calendar even more precise than our current calendar. The Mayan calender is popular among end timers because they think that the “end date” of the Mayan calender translates into the end of the world.
The Mayans’ knowledge of the Universe is so great that it even surpasses some of the knowledge of modern scientists. In the video below, Ac Tah of the Mayan people explains some of the events that should occur on December 21, 2012. He also exposes the dark plans of the Controllers. If you do not know who the Controllers are, they are made of groups of wealthy people who want to control the world with the help of their one world government.
Each year the head priest of the Sōtō-shu of Japan gives an official message. This translation comes from: SotoZen-Net.
Last year we suffered unprecedented major disasters and a catastrophic accident – the Great Japan Earthquake, tsunami, typhoons, heavy rains, and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. Furthermore, when we turn our eyes to the world we still see many places that are war-torn and are victims of nature’s violent forces. Thus we now exist in sorrow and anxiety, facing so many difficult problems.
We wish to contribute to the solution of those challenges.
We believe that now is a time to start creating a new society where all the children, our future generation, can live with a full smile, departing from the way of previous society where people greedily seek comfort and convenience.
Soto Zen Buddhism has aspired toward realizing such a society by hoping to promote respect for human rights, establishment of peace, and preservation of the environment. With this hope deep in our heart we try to live out this life as Buddhists and to deepen our bond with the Buddha.
For this purpose this year we will continue to promote three pillars— “Facing, Transmitting, and Supporting” based on the teaching of beneficial action, one of the “Four Integrative Methods of Bodhisattvas.”
It is precisely a practice of compassion.
Dogen Zenji wrote, “Being moved to do so only for the sake of beneficial action.” He taught that in Buddha’s Way we should wholeheartedly dedicate ourselves for the sake of others without considering our own benefits or rewards.
Keizan Zenji also wrote, “You should offer the limitless merits of zazen to all sentient beings.” He taught us that all the merits of zazen should be dedicated toward all the people.
Under such an extremely difficult situation as the one confronting us we, all the more, should face reality with courage, support each other with kindness, and transmit the teachings through concrete actions. That is a life that we Buddhists have to demonstrate.
We must remember our ancestors who transmitted life to us and nurtured us and also the many people who did not want to lose their lives in wars and disasters. We need to lead our lives carrying their deceased lives on our backs and holding the lives of the future generation on our breasts.
Let us sit down in front of the Buddha, quiet the mind, longing for understanding the teaching of the Buddha and Two Founders. Let us earnestly walk on the Buddha’s Way together.
Namu Shakamunibutsu. (Homage to Shakyamuni Buddha.)
Head Priest of Sotoshu
Linda George, Contributing Writer
We made it! We got through 2012. Well – almost. THE month of THE year that has been talked about for decades is finally here. The date we’ve all had thrust into our consciousness – December 21is the date of the ‘Galactic Alignment.’ The what – you may ask? The Galactic Alignment is the alignment of the December solstice Sun with the Galactic equator.
This December 2012 solstice Sun has converged, as a result of the precession of the equinoxes, with the exact centre-line of the Milky Way (the Galactic equator). Such an alignment occurs only once every 26,000 years. The precise alignment of the solstice point (that is, the centre-point of the body of the Sun as viewed from earth) with the Galactic equator was calculated to occur in 1998. In fact the Galactic Alignment ‘zone’ is from 1998 plus or minus 18 years, which is the period from 1980 to 2016. We are in the Galactic Alignment era.
The date of December 21 (Northern winter solstice) 2012, was the date the Mayan Calendar long count ended – the end of the calendar in other words. That the calendar ended squarely at the time of the Galactic Alignment seems to be highly significant. Mayan calendar expert, Jose Arguelles, said the end of this 26,000 year cycle actually encompasses five great cycles. “We’re on the fifth and last of a set of Great Cycles that began in 24,000 BC. It’s on this basis that we’re looking at 2012 as being a very, very critical juncture. It’s what I refer to as ‘galactic synchronization,’ and it is also is a major evolutionary shift.”
All up then – something of a significant year; with the pinnacle being in December 2012.
In all likelihood, external life will continue – in the wild and chaotic way it has been this past year or five. That is, we may not notice anything too much out of the usual. Of course, the usual is highly unusual these days. We have become almost desensitized, in many instances – rolling along with it, often barely registering the atrocities going on in the world.
Internally, or on a soul level, the evolutionary shift we are participating in however, is registering. We are perceiving the shift in vibratory frequency, and if we are conscious, we are noticing everything changing: our daily habits, our jobs, our perceptions, our reactions and responses. For those of us awake to the incoming ‘truth vibrations,’ as David Icke calls them – that are beaming in at us from the black hole deep in the universe – this time is a very exciting one. Our DNA is being activated by these higher vibratory frequencies and this is altering our physical, as well as our emotional and spiritual realities.
The Galactic Alignment era, is the era of our awakening. And perhaps, the demise of what we believe to be reality. Whatever occurs, we know that we are infinite consciousness. We cannot not survive. As things look now, we are doing a good job of destroying our host – planet Earth and ourselves along with her. We’re assailed with environmental toxins and poison in our food and water; life destroying chemicals and drugs are promoted and administered by stealth, corporate greed eats away our means of support and survival in the material world…..It’s a dog eat dog world out there.
And yet, there are clearly major and heart-opening indicators of things changing for the good. More and more people are waking up to the role their individual consciousness and actions,play in all of this. And they most profoundly do. The time has passed where we can sit on the side-lines as witnesses. Every action, every thought, everything we imagine into being – is poured into the whole. It all registers, and it all has an effect. Everything begins at the waveform (thought) level. This is the place of real power and it is the place where we can, and will change the outer world.
So then – what is our task at this time, the sunset of 2012? I think it is to integrate this knowledge – and act on it. Know that we are all cells in the one body of humanity – a body that is faltering. It is sick, because evolutionary change this profound is hard on physical, temporal forms. And we live in a world, illusory as it is, that appears to be physical. Everything in the physical world is finite by nature, and we are moving into the next era – where life will be lived within an awareness of the infinite. We are each being touched by the infinite now, in this era of transformation.
Given all of that, it seems slightly irrelevant to talk about the astrology for the month. Yes, we have a New Moon in the 13th, in Sagittarius: time to start the adventure! Mercury is going direct again – phew – so the delays and mis-communications are done with for a while. Uranus goes direct on the 14th intensifying the push for change and sweeping us all along with it. The Sun goes into Capricorn on the Solstice – the 22nd (here in the Southern Hemisphere) and the Moon squares Neptune on Christmas Day – bringing a dreamy magic; luring us to drink yet another glass of wine, as we indulge our urge to escape from the mundane world for a time. The Full Moon in Cancer on the 28th is squared to Uranus – emotionally we might just be in the mood to cut out for a time. Don’t hold great hopes for deep, intimate sharing under such an influence.
That’s it from me then. I am sending blessings, blessings, cosmic and earthly – to surround you through the last days of 2012. May your heart be light, your body open, energy flowing – remember you are not solid, you are mostly empty space. The radiant, powerful energy of your soul, that universal wanderer, vacationing here for a time, is who you really are. Infinite consciousness is the real you – let’s raise a glass on Christmas Day and celebrate the freedom of that awareness. Our real journey is just beginning…….
Linda George is an author and astrologer living in New Zealand. She has been passionately involved in astrology alternative health, spirituality and metaphysics for many years – and with a background in journalism she is now committed to ‘spreading the word’ in these waking times. She works as an evolutionary astrologer, writer and yoga teacher. Her book ‘Sun Signs and Soul Mates’ is available on Amazon.
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Lama of the monastery under Gyandrek Kailas, known as the Oracle of Shambhala told how to survive the apocalypse, which he said will last two weeks.
If you believe the predictions of the Maya, before the apocalypse less than two months. And although scientists, as they should be, are loath to believe in the absurd predictions, astrologers and soothsayers are seriously discussing what will be the designated end of the world.
So, Tibetan lamas do not hide the fact that the risk of a serious accident is quite large: in late December, the Solar system planets line up in a row, which is a unique case. In his message to NASA lama monastery Gyandrek under Kailas, known as the Oracle of Shambhala, said that on December 21 2012, the Earth, along with the solar system passes through the galactic “zero band” writes Earth-chronicles.ru.
“Fall and winter will be warm, and from 12/21/2012 Earth will begin to pass through the galactic” zero band. “This is a special state space where the blanked and not be subject to any energy. Was complete darkness and silence. The electricity and communications. Darkness will be accompanied by flashes of light, as well as the play of light and shadow. Sometimes it may seem that roam figures – as if the dead rose from their graves. earth will shake slightly – like a small earthquake. Some buildings can be destroyed “- warned Lama.
“Animals feel the earth before the coming of the” cosmic dark “and go to ground – said the monk. – People in cities do not feel so are the victims of insanity. Can be lost 10% of the population. “
Oracle Shambhala painted and practical recommendations for humans:
1. You need to prepare for this change of cycles to complete all the works in 2012, not to tie new, pay off debts.
2. 20.12.2012 to take their children, all documents, cash and get out of town into the countryside. Prepare a supply of food for two months, as supply will be restored for a long time.
3. It is necessary to have in the house supply of water, firewood and candles for lighting. You need to have the stove in the house, as the electricity stops flowing from 21.12.2012 on the wire.
4. Communications and TV are turned off. During the “dark days” hang windows dark, not to look at them, do not believe your eyes and ears, not to go out. If you see the need to go, you can not go far – you can get lost, as you’ll even his own hands.
5. After the appearance of the world is not in a hurry to return to the city, it is better to live in the nature of spring.
Disasters according to Tibetan lamas will last two weeks, though the echoes will be felt for some months until the beginning of February. The total yield of the Earth from the “zero band”, expected in about February 7, 2013. There will be a partial restoration of electricity, transport. By late March, the world will recover completely.
End of the world will radically change the outlook of people, according to Oracle Shambhala. It will become more spiritual. In developed and developing countries will blossom variety of scientific and spiritual teachings, systems development and health of the individual. “This will be the most important impetus to the progress of mankind for a long time,” – concludes the monk.
Meanwhile, scientists continue to claim that the fears of the apocalypse are unfounded. “New evidence suggests that the ancient Maya did apocalyptic prophecies” – quoted by LiveScience.com words of the director of the Research Institute of Central America Marcello Canuto.
Many researchers Maya agree that their civilization, if it existed today, most likely, would have invented a new calendar. Archaeologists have found evidence of even deep in the rain forest texts in which the ancient Maya mentioned dates later than December 21, 2012, marks Utro.ru referring to Discovery.
As food prices continue to skyrocket, having a bulk supply of food is a great investment. But it also provides security and peace of mind against potential emergencies.
By now most people should be aware that grocery stores only have about 3 days of food in stock when crises strike. So if anything was to disrupt the food supply chain for an extended period of time, there would be untold chaos in most communities.
Any number of events could trigger mass disruption to a fragile food system, many of which are well documented and even predicted. Even NASA has warned its staff to prepare for potential disasters with survival foods and other precautions with their “Family Preparedness Program.”
Prepping for disasters can seem overwhelming with so many aspects to be considered. However, for those just beginning to recognize how perilous these times are and are new to prepping, you can find many great survival foods at your local grocery store.
There are many fancy freeze-dried food companies offering light-weight storable meals. These are cost effective and great for new preppers. But if you don’t have $1000 laying around to buy a large supply, it may be better to pick up a few key items each week at the supermarket to build up your food bank gradually. And by buying base foods at the store, you’ll ultimately save money.
It’s best to keep your survival food list simple, and concentrate on storing foods with the highest amount of calories and the longest shelf life. This list is geared toward foods that will help you survive a crisis that lasts for extended periods of time.
Here are the ten best and cheapest survival rations available at any store:
Rice: Every time you go to the store you should buy one 10-lb bag of rice. You can find them for around $5 at most supermarkets. Rice will stay in good condition for 10 years or more if stored properly. It offers high carbohydrates which is especially important if you are exerting a lot of physical energy during a crisis.
Beans: Beans are known to be one of the best all-round survival foods. They’re high in protein, and if sealed in food-grade buckets with a small amount of dried ice, they’ll stay for up to ten years. Make sure to store them in a cool, dry, dark location. Buy a 4-5 lb bags of dried beans every time you go to the store. All dry beans are good to store; black beans, red beans, pinto beans, lentils, etc.
Cornmeal: All-purpose flours are good to store, but cornmeal may be the best overall. Cornmeal is packed with dense carbohydrates and contains oils that helps extend its shelf life. Additionally, if the power grid is down during a mega disaster, it is much easier to make good corn breads and tortillas with cornmeal in a simple skillet or solar oven, where refined flour will need yeast and oil to make decent bread or biscuits. Get a 5-lb bag of cornmeal ($10-$15) at each grocery visit. Seal and store the same way as beans (buckets, salt and dry ice), and it will safely keep 8 months to 2 years.
Lard: If you’re a health-conscious reader, hydrogenated lard does not sound very appetizing, but in a survival situation you can’t afford to be picky. Animal lard or vegetable shortening both offer much-needed calories during times of crisis, cooking oil for multiple uses, and it will keep longer than cooking oils because of the hydrogenation. Buy a 6-lb can ($12) and store in a cool, dry, and dark place and it will stay good for 2-3 years or longer.
Salt: Salt is one of the most useful survival food items. It’s used for storing food, curing beef, and flavoring most meals. Salt will stay forever, so always buy extra when you’re shopping.
Canned Fruit & Vegetables: These are another obvious survival food, but not as practical as many would think. They’re heavy and somewhat costly for the calories they deliver. Additionally, acidic fruits and any cans with tomatoes will not keep as long as most people think. But most canned food is good for 5+ years. Buy green vegetables and fruits like peaches and pears for long-term storage, but more importantly, buy what you already eat in case you need to rotate them into your diet before they go bad.
Canned Meat: Canned meats like ham, tuna, and chicken are excellent to store. They typically will keep for 6-10 years and they’re an excellent source of protein. However, if the grid is down for a long time (apocalyptic), hunting and fishing will likely provide most meats. Therefore, it may be sufficient to buy extra canned meats every other time you go shopping.
Sugar: Brown and white sugar will add much-needed flavor and calories to a survival diet and they’ll keep for ten years or more if stored properly. Honey is also excellent as it will store forever. Make sure to buy extra every other time you go grocery shopping. You won’t need too much, but they’ll be well worth having if a crisis strikes.
Pasta: Pasta is a good light-weight storable food that is also a great source of carbohydrates. Pasta will not keep as long as rice, but it can stay for around 5 years in good conditions. Pasta is also very inexpensive and extra should be bought at each trip to the store. It will take up more space in your food bank than rice, beans and cornmeal, so plan your space the best you can.
Peanut Butter: Peanut butter is a terrific source of protein, fat, and calories. Plus, it’s just a great treat to have on hand. Peanut butter can last up to five years in root cellar conditions. Stock up whenever there are good deals at your grocery store. You’ll be happy you did if the SHTF.
If you consistently buy these items 3-4 times per month, you’ll quickly acquire a year’s supply of survival rations for your whole family.
How to store it?
A really basic way to store the rice, beans, cornmeal, sugar and pastas is to buy several 5-gallon seal-able paint buckets or food-grade buckets from your local hardware store. Put a cup or so of salt into a sandwich baggie (opened) at the bottom of the buckets. Then fill it with food stuffs and add a couple of ounces of dried ice (found at large grocery stores) which will remove the oxygen from the bucket after it’s sealed. Finally, label each bucket with its contents and the date, and place it in your cellar.
Please let us know what other food items you think will be useful for new preppers….