Many people who have been involved in spiritual work understand the significance of 2012, which seems to be a long time ago looking back. Time flies and seems to be accelerating even more since then. At that time, there were a lot of talks, activities, and various schools of thoughts on the topic. I have come across them in different forms and occasions, from different sources, including Eastern and Western religions, Native American traditions, New Age revelations and spiritual teachings.
Among all these diverse schools of thoughts, there seemed to be one consensus emerging that I gathered, and that is we are entering an end and a new beginning of history cycle, a special period that will be marked by major shifts and changes, i.e., a transition era. Exactly what these changes are, some of you probably already know in your heart, some may have a glimpse of what’s coming to us, yet still there are others who are unaware. The time around 2012 was filled with excitement and anticipation, at the same time, much anxiety on how these changes would manifest and take place.
I want to share a piece of my personal story of how 2012 is related to the present time of what we are living now in the Trump Era.
Back in 2011, I was practicing as a wellness consultant and director in a west Houston office. One morning in the summertime, as I walked into the office building, I saw a man wearing a strange neon yellow colored jacket walking around. His clothing suggested that he was working either as a police officer or some sort of utility worker. I walked by him and didn’t pay much attention.
After some time, I was quite surprised to see the same man knocked on the door of my office and soliciting donations. He said he was a volunteer with a local charitable organization. He brought a folder with him, which showed the name of the organization and what it did to help the community. He also took an interest in the work I did at that time, which was in holistic health and wellness research. We exchanged a few words and I agreed to give him a small donation.
After a few more hours had passed, this man came back again and asked to speak to me about my work in more details and his life experience. I was surprised to meet him for the second time, but agreed to spend some time with him. He insisted on showing me something different not related to his charity work but more relevant to my work. This time, he opened his folder from the back side instead. I was shocked to see there were pages of photos of a pickup truck smashed in a very bad traffic accident and other medical reports.
He then revealed to me that these photos were the record of a fatal accident during which he was critically injured about a year ago. He had a head-on collision with another car driving at night, in north Houston. Not only he was sent to ICU and lived in the hospital for more than a month, but he was also declared clinical death during the emergency stay. To say that I was caught in a big surprise was an understatement, as this man looked perfectly healthy and energetic. In addition, his experience was actually the central focus of my study at that time. Even today, I still have no idea how he happened to be there in my office allowing us to meet on this critical subject.
I had come across many topics of holistic health and spiritual healing during the time when I was working in the wellness office. One of my favorite topics, and the exact same topic that had led me to the work in holistic health, leaving my career in academic medicine, was Near Death Experience or NDE. I studied the subject extensively and met quite a few people who had the experiences, and who for some reason came to my office and shared their life stories which they would not reveal with others. But to encounter someone who happened to pass my office in a random fashion, who also survived and recovered from a fatal collision was quite extraordinary.
On a side note, I asked him what made him come back and revisit my office. He said I was one of very few who listened to him and actually give a donation rather than brushing him off, in addition to the work carried in the office. That says how much a small gesture of kindness can do and the need to treat others respectively no matter who they are. During the meeting, I started to take a great interest in his experience of what had happened and how he came back alive so well. He became a subject of my study and research at that time. He recalled that he lied in the hospital bed for more than a month while doctors performed various procedures in an attempt to put his broken body back in order after the accident. During his stay in ICU, he indeed had a NED.
He described while he was on “the other side”, there were healers and teachers involved who came to rescue him and also operated on him. More importantly, his teacher revealed to him the energetic connection of the human body (as in the Chinese acupuncture and Indian Yoga teachings). He also learned certain exercises to promote self-healing and has been practicing those ever since, which became later on a second nature to him. To those of us who work in the healing and spiritual fields, such energetic exercises and daily attunement are important to make sure our body, mind and spirit are aligned and stay in balance. So while getting the work done needed, we continue to stay in the flow without being burned out and getting sick.
As a result of his NDE and doctors’ effort, he left the hospital with a miraculous recovery, considered to nearly impossible by any medical standard. His body still had remaining issues of orthopedic misalignment and internal injuries that put him under certain pain and discomfort once a while. But at least he was able to go back to work in 6 months without any constraint and can fully function in a healthy way.
Following his initial visit, I had several meetings with him afterward so that we could discuss and exchange what we have learned from our individual experiences as part of my research interest. In one of such meetings, we started to talk about what would happen in 2012 and changes that might be happening around the world, as this topic was of interest to many practitioners in the holistic field. Again to my surprise, he shared with me, that during one of the meetings he had with his spiritual teacher in his NDE, his teacher revealed to him something special about the near future of the Earth.
I remembered vividly, what his spiritual teacher had described to him at that meeting and what the story entailed in essence.
“Humanity and the Earth are going through a major transition. The peak of this transition will be marked by a war, a spiritual war to be exact. It is a war between truth and illusion, real and unreal. There are two forces at play, one wants to keep the old paradigm and power structure, the other wants to break away and start something new. This war will continue for years but will be officially started by the arrival of the “King of Chaos”, released from the Dark Side. When he comes, half of the world will see him as a Devil, but the other half will worship him as a God. Soon the war will break out. But his true purpose is to bring destruction as he also serves the process: the old must go, so the new can come. Yet it will not happen without difficulties and risks. It is like the struggle to give birth: the birth of the New Mankind. There will be the pain and struggle, and a chance of failure…”
As this man was talking, I could vividly see the images coming to me. The Earth was on fire, like the fire of the hell. The force of the Satan is being released. It came like the 9-headed serpent Hydra in Green mythology, or Asura, the monster in Hindu teachings. People were shouting and screaming. This “King of Chaos” would stand up dressed in a robe like an old emperor, giving a sermon or speech of some sort. Half of the people were kneeling down on the floor worshiping him as the king, and the other half protesting and fighting. The flame would burn everyone’s heart with anger and hatred. Their throats would dry up and bleed. All the negativity would come out, like poisonous snakes which were hidden in people’s heart, but now were released and swam out to the surface. This King of Chaos would essentially bring out all the negativity aspects of Mankind, so that people can see them out in the open, and burn them in ashes. As such the birth of a New Humankind would arrive shedding the dark Karma and heavy debt that have shadowed and burdened humanity for too long. A phoenix will arise out of the ash of the past, and out of her a eagle will soar in the sky, as a symbol of the spirit of the new people overcoming the darkness.
At this point, I want to make a special comment, that I hope this writing is not only for the people into the spirituality and religion, but also for others who call themselves atheists and anyone in between; not only for people who are aligned with the progressive side, but also the conservatives and independence alike. My purpose of this writing is not to just serve the left or the right, justifying which side is which, right or wrong, better or worse, God or Evil…These are all beyond the point. I will explain these in depth in later chapters. But my true purpose here is to bring spiritual insight and practical guidance, and to encourage people to see differently from the angle they are used to see. All of us can be of service and play our roles accordingly, as we shall desire, in the Great Waves of Changes, in the birth of the New Humankind. It is critical that we know what roles are here to play and how to play them well.
In 2012, many of us did go through extraordinary experiences and transformations in our personal lives. I continued my work in holistic health and also joined the environmental movement and civic advocacy afterward. Unfortunately, I lost contact with this person who came to my office and was not able to connect with him since then. But what he has revealed to me left a mark in my memory, at the same time, a sense of doubt with disbelief.
My skeptical mind had a hard time to accept this story that seemed to come across like a mythology and unreal, especially the part that a King of Chaos would come out as a man, but looked upon as a Devil and a God at the same time. “How could this be possible?!” I wondered many times afterwards, “This sounds like a fairy tale and maybe he was just making something up!”
Irrespective of what this experience has brought to me, those of us working in the spiritual field also are attuned and have been prepared for what would soon come to the world. We knew some of the great changes were about to happen, and we were living right in these changes that felt like a gushing waterfall or tsunami. In 2012, I attended and hosted workshops that were aimed at helping people see and prepare for these major shifts. Things have been only getting more intense, with an even more accelerated speed since that time.
By late 2015, I remembered the distinct moment when I saw Trump for the first time on TV. I felt instinctively a kick in my stomach and a sink in my heart seeing this man talking loudly and waving his hands around. It was during the time when he started to emerge in the Republican Party, and his quick rising and defeating of other powerful roles was spreading a shock wave in the country. At that moment, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. The words and memory of the man who came to my office in 2011 jumped clear to my mind. I watched TV with a feeling of disbelief: shock, awe, terror, nausea, anxiety, excitement, all swell at the same time.
“Is this really happening? Is this him?”, I yelled in my mind, “That was the one they were talking about! He is here!” I could see a huge fire was bursting and rolling at the horizon with thunder and lightening that are coming – a storm that was about to sweep across the country and the entire planet. What happened during the months before and after Trump’s winning of the Republican Primary was written in our history, as the beginning of “the Trump Era”.
I started to write down my thoughts and visions of what were coming in the horizon by the summer of 2016. The insight of creating a blog or book under the title of “Spirituality of the Trump Era” flashed through my mind (when this blog page was initially created). At that time, polarization of the country and the people in their views and political alignment had been so accelerated and intensified to the degree that the two sides were ready to fight tooth and nail. I had seen the challenges faced by the people ahead and what would be needed to bring the country back together. There was a tremendous amount of work lying ahead.
What I saw was America and the entire humanity in fact, were sailing on a Titanic heading towards a melting floating glacier with a major catastrophe about to happen. We the people on the ship had to come up ways to steer it away towards safety and a new land. Crisis is the opportunity, as what we say in Chinese “危机”. However, most of the people on the ship were either unaware of the danger coming, continuing to enjoy their cruise-ship parties and fan fares, or those who were aware, had completely opposite ideas of what was happening. The later group was so divided and was completely engulfed in a fight on board, as if they were ready to kill each other. But none of these would be helpful to the ship which continued to head towards the glacier at an alarming accelerated speed. This feeling has been burning inside those of us who shared this vision and knew what was coming and happening. Yet the difficulty to convey and convince people about this reality was nearly as if trying to climb the Himalayas.
In the evening of Nov 8th, 2016, as I was driving back home from work, the sky looked as if it was burning in the sunset. The cloud was thick and heavy, red, smoky, and grey, like a thick blanket attempting to cover the sun and the entire western sky. It was an omen. I had a heightened sense of awareness by watching the sky and the cloud which seem to deliver a special message to those who are willing to listen. “This does not look good!” I was thinking to myself and trying to comprehend what would be coming that night.
A group of friends and I gathered in a restaurant later. We were watching the election results that came in one state at a time rolling from the American east coast to the west. As time went by, the map on the TV seemed to get only redder and redder. The fire was sweeping across the nation one state at a time that was about to shock the entire world. By 9:30PM that evening, I decided to leave and go home immediately.
“The war has officially started!” I realized in my heart and sent the message out, “Get ready!”. I posted on my social media an image I could find closest to what I saw: Jesus arm wrestling with Satan, who was surrounded by hellish fire burning. Later on, I found out that was the exact image Russians had used to troll Facebook and instigate conservatives and Trump supporters. The strangest thing was people saw the picture in a completely oppositely way: the answer of who as the Satan depends on which side of the aisle you talk to.