Barbara Marx Hubbard – December 22, 1929—April 10, 2019
|Author, Futurist, Visionary, Social Innovator, & Evolutionary|
I have dedicated the second edition of The Guidebook for Celestial Psychology® to Barbara Marx Hubbard. In the following – one of my favorite verses- you will recognize the very profound influence her work has had on my life and worldview:
Victory is assured to all those whose
Consciousness is Shifting
It is the direction of evolution. It is the Intention of Creation, the drive of the Life Force, the Implicate Order unfolding.
Keep your attention on your Universal Self.
Create an aura of silence around you.
Let your self-conscious mind be completely absorbed
in your God-conscious mind. Then you will experience a
Great Force entering your life.
Everyone is called to their posts, for the hour of your birth is at hand. You can have absolute faith
in the results of what you are now undertaking.” P. 64
52 Codes for Conscious Self Evolution: A Process of Metamorphosis to Realize Our Full Potential Self. Barbara Marx Hubbard, 2011.
Throughout the Guidebook’s pages, you will recognize the profound influence her teachings have had on my life and my work.
“Evolution by choice, not by chance.” Hubbard
When you read Appendix 3- The Shaman & the Futurist you will learn how her powerful presence calmed a raging thunderstorm. If you know her work, you will enjoy the uplifting verse I wrote and sang for her—Ode to Barbara—at a 2012 Northeast Convergence event. I also call your attention to Chapter 6 and the Evolutionary Kaleidoscope her work inspired me to create.
The Shaman & The Futurist
June 3, 2012, was a beautiful day to be in Rye, NY at the lovely Wainright House Retreat Center. The gathering featured evolutionary futurist Barbara Marx Hubbard, and Don Oscar Miro-Quesada, Peruvian Shaman and founder of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition. The event was sponsored by The Vistar Foundation’s Ron & Victoria Friedman, who have been at the leading edge of Collective Evolutionary Conscious for over twenty years. Victoria contacted a few of Connecticut’s holistic center facilitators and offered us a two-minute opportunity to introduce ourselves, our work, and to make a contribution, to the afternoon’s event, as well as to contribute to humanity’s shift.
Delighted with the whole opportunity, I contacted a few friends to join me and began planning my two-minute happening. My creativity soared, and although I admit, I borrowed the idea from Albert Ellis, (see chapter 3, Interpersonal Theory and Chakra 4) I wrote this song and sang it to the crowd, that fateful day. I began by introducing myself and my work—bringing Celestial Psychology® to the world. I turned to Barbara and let her know that even though I am not a songwriter or singer, I wrote the song for her because her work makes my heart sing. She loved it and the crowd gave me a standing ovation.
ODE TO BARBARA
Written by Celeste Emelia Mattingly – 2012
Sing to Luigi Denza’s “Finiculi Finicula”
Some think the world is coming to an end-
But that’s not you! And that’s not me!
Some think that we just will never mend-
But that’s not you! And that’s not me!
For we all are working in the chrysalis
to shed ego- our local selves.
And we’re all undergoing metamorphosis
to become our Divine Essential Selves.
Conscious, conscious evolution
Is the Infinite’s divine plan…
After 26,000 years- in this 2012 time of great shift- do we have anything to fear?
Absolutely not, because the New Human is here!
Conscious Evolution is the way we will survive!
I posted the article below on my blog page a few days later, describing the wonderful day, and a miracle of amazing heart resonance that we all experienced that afternoon.
Barbara Marx Hubbard and Don Oscar Miro-Quesada presented what I believe will one day be recognized as one of the momentous days in the history of humankind. I know that sounds a bit over-the-top, but once you’ve read the whole story, I am sure you will agree. Oscar set the stage by facilitating a morning of beautiful ceremony with the Pachakuti Mesa tradition. He spoke of the importance of returning to the earth and being good stewards for our troubled planet. He reminded us that our ancestors and star-family brothers and sisters are helping us ‘wake-up’ by lifting the veil and making contact easier. Oscar answered a few questions from the audience, and then much to my surprise, Barbara Marx Hubbard, the futurist, and leader in Conscious Evolution asked, “Oscar, when is this communication going to begin? Can you give us a time frame?” Oscar’s whole being lit-up as he gently took Barbara by both hands and led her to the Mesa, the altar area that was carefully and beautifully prepared during the morning. He deliberately and decisively delivered these words, “My dear, dear Barbara, the communications have been going on for the past 200 years!” We all gasped, some in agreement and some in disbelief, but Barbara appeared to be absolutely delighted. He asked her permission to open her up to heightened communication by preparing her etheric body, and for the next ten to fifteen minutes, he performed beautiful rituals involving feathers, spraying holy waters, drawing unwanted energies out and blowing positive, energetic air beads into her third eye. (see photo)
We were all mesmerized, and during the whole process, you could hear a pin drop! It was as if all 150 of us not only recognized the monumental historical significance of this, but I believe we all knew this was helping all of us to open-up our channels to receive, as well.
Lunch was superb. The sun was shining, and many of us took our plates outside, some sitting on the grass and some on the box-shaped weights (seat two at a time) that secured the tent we would return to after lunch to hear Barbara’s words of wisdom. I sat with a Connecticut colleague who is very intuitive, and she informed me that she witnessed incredible surges of beautifully colored energy flowing through the room filled with higher beings, light beings and orbs throughout the whole morning and especially when Oscar was seeding Barbara. We returned to our seats and as Barbara began her presentation dark thunder clouds rolled in from above the lake and hid the sunshine, we had so enjoyed at lunch just a few moments prior. Within minutes strong winds were competing for our ability to hear her. She began shouting her words of optimism, and her excitement grew with the increasing intensity of the storm. The sound crew kept turning up the volume and finally gave her an additional hand-held microphone, which helped, but the storm’s intensity grew. Barbara began by letting us know how profound the morning’s experiences with Oscar had truly been for her. She informed us that she believed that it helped her to experience her own sense of consciousness in a vertical, less horizontal way, i.e., where she believes the answers to our planetary crises are. She shared the story of her new book, Birth 2012 and Beyond: Humanity’s Great Shift to the Age of Conscious Evolution, which is already in 4th place on the Amazon Best-seller list. She spoke of her vision of December 22 as being the B’earth-day of the New Humanity. A new humanity that understands that it not only has the power to destroy itself as with nuclear power but also understands that it has the power to completely create itself as well, with deliberate, conscious evolutionary thoughts, words, and deeds. Her vision is that on this December 22 B’earth-day, the New Human(s) will begin to (continue to) stand up and declare total responsibility for being human beings that co-create reality because they have become conscious of themselves as consciousness. On page 49, she writes, “The reason for Birth 2012 is to awaken enough people to this amazing good news … To fully awaken, we need a shared peak experience or a mass spiritual experience of expanded reality… of our wholeness, oneness, and goodness [to] become a collective awakening during our Planetary Birth process and celebration.” And that afternoon we had just that- a shared peak experience… While Barbara was sharing her excitement for the ideas that have been her life’s work, the winds were continuing to howl – we could feel the strain on the tent structure as the support poles, and the floor were quivering. The maintenance crew kept busy securing the side flaps to keep the torrential rains out. Some folks left the structure for the shelter of the main house. The rest of us remained in trust not wanting to miss a moment of Barbara’s wisdom. I was reassured when I thought of how secure the large cement blocks, we sat on at lunch had been. I was also struck with the synergistic symbolism of the moment- here we were being inspired to assist in the aversion of global planetary crisis in the middle of a tremendous mountain-range storm. I kept thinking about what a tremendous gestalt we were experiencing and that no matter what happened it would turn out all right because it’s all part of the ‘birthing process.’ How serendipitous! Then, the most amazing and affirming thing happened that I have ever experienced and that I hope it was evident on the live-stream and will soon be available for You-tube viewing – and I am sure will go viral instantly! At the peak of the storm, Barbara began to speak about the amazing process of convergence, especially heart convergence. She taught us a simple exercise- hold out our left hand for receiving and place our right hands over our hearts. Just at the exact moment when we all (about 150 of us) placed our hands on our hearts, the wind stopped! And the rain went from torrential downpour to a drizzle! Jaws dropped! Eyes bugged, and there were sighs of relief and little outbursts of joy all around the room. It was truly a defining moment- the shared peak experience that is capable of creating collective awakening- creating the Shift we are all so excited to be Evolving toward. It was a defining moment that I will never forget and one that I hope to portray everywhere I can.
Igniting and stoking the evolutionary flame has been my life’s calling also, albeit via the individual rather than the global as has Barbara’s. The Holy Work of Consciousness-Raising as defined or outlined in Celestial Psychology® is all about moving from ego to essence. Barbara’s work has always made my heart sing, as I mentioned in my prelude to singing for her* on that fateful Sunday. However, it’s more than that now, as I have begun to deepen my commitment by starting the Agents of Conscious Evolution (ACE) class. This past Wednesday’s Module 9: Creating the “New News” of What is Working was awesome! The news of Evolution- what are we doing individually and collectively? How are we the News of the Evolutionary process? Now you can see why I just had to write about the weekend which, as I stated above, I believe was a moment in history that will become one of the greatest stories of evolution, ever.
–Blog Post-June 10, 2012: celestialpsychology.com