It’s not the end of the world

As 21.12.12 approaches, I am aware that some people are in fear, trepidation or uncertainty about what lies ahead. As I’m sure most readers will know, 21.12.12 is the end of a phase in the ancient Mayan calendar, and some would have us believe the end of the world itself. Reputable mystics from all over the planet do not agree, and by all accounts, information I have received myself from the Archangelic kingdom indicates that it is an end, but also a beginning, as are all ends. It is not the apocalypse. It is a point in time of a great energy shift, which may leave some chaos in its wake, but which will also bring a new spiritual dawn.

Look for the evidence of this around you. 2011 was the year of twin flames. Many people will have experienced finding, securing their relationship with, marrying, connecting, or channelling their twin flame – depending on whether they are destined to be with them in this incarnation. 2012 has been the year of chaos – the eye of the storm. Many people I know have experienced ongoing struggles, losses, problems, dilemmas, disharmonies and confusions in their lives – in their career, their family life, their relationships and not least with their health. Blazes of glory followed by the darkest of days, an emotional rollercoaster which may have been hard to bear but which will have been resolving your karma and speeding up your spiritual evolution.

We have now reached the point in time where the storm will rage, but those that weather it will see the beautiful rainbow at the dawn of a new spiritual age…eventually. Don’t expect events of either catastrophic or euphoric magnitude on 21.12.12. Do expect to find a moment of stillness, a moment of pure power, when you will have a knowing that something has changed inside. Do expect your heart to go out to everyone and anyone in need. Do expect things to get easier, step by step and day by day, from December 22nd onwards. Do expect the veil to be thinner, for more to have faith, for more to embrace the spiritual side of life rather than the material, for more people to know their angels and discard their fear of death, which in turn is a transition, not an ending. You can see it happening now, with people having to be more frugal due to the economic situation they have looked to other aspects of life for fulfilment.

In short, the things that don’t matter really will cease to matter, one magnificent human soul at a time.

Lightworkers, it’s your time to shine. Find time to pray for the world with your own words from your own heart-song, find time to meditate and visualise you shining your light out to all from the mountaintops. Those aspiring to spiritual growth, pray for help with this, ask the angels for help, let the universe know what you need. Those in fear, ask Archangel Michael for protection and Archangel Ariel for courage, turn to your family for solace and comfort and love and you will know the miracle of grace and gratitude on this most auspicious of days.

If you do nothing else, make a wish on what is essentially the most powerful winter solstice we have ever known, and light a candle in the darkness. Every point of light makes a bridge on which angels may tread.

Welcome to the time of transformation. Welcome to the age of miracles. Welcome to your brave new world.

~ Copyright Silverla StMichael, with Archangel Michael, 20.12.12 ~

The following Hopi Indian message was written in 1970, but about this very point in time. As soon as I saw it in a magazine, I knew I had to share it with as many people as possible.

“You have been telling the people that this is the Eleventh Hour. Now you must go back and tell the people that this is The Hour. And there are the things to be considered:

Where are you living? What are you doing? What are your relationships? Are you in the right relationship? Where is your water?

Know your garden. It is time to speak your truth.

Create your community. Be good to each other and do not look outside yourself for the leader. This could be a good time!

There is a river flowing now very fast. It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid. They will try to hold on to the shore. They will feel they are being torn apart, and they will suffer greatly.

Know the river has its destination. The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river, keep our eyes open and our heads above the water. See who is in there with you and celebrate.

At this time in history we are to take nothing personally, least of all ourselves. For the moment that we do, our spiritual growth and journey comes to a halt.

The time of the lone wolf is over. Gather yourselves! Banish the word “struggle” from your attitude and your vocabulary. All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration.

We are the ones we have been waiting for.”


I finally made a start on my Yule altar yesterday. Inspiration came from a perhaps unlikely place – a second-hand and vintage market known as Bygone Times, buried in the sleepy village of Eccleston, where I went with my mum and aunt for a leisurely browse. It’s an absolute cornucopia of treasures from vintage clothing, second-hand and retro toys, and housewares…and doesn’t break the bank either.

Shopping second-hand or vintage, now I think about it, fits in pretty well with the Pagan lifestyle. What can be more respecting of nature than re-using, recycling, picking up a thing someone else has discarded and breathing new life into it?

I have a thing about pine cones, so my eyes were immediately drawn to a gold wire basket full of pine cones. Someone had obviously once, quite lovingly, made them into Christmas decorations, as most of them were sprayed gold, silver or white (though now slightly faded) and had wire twisted round them to hang them with. They looked a bit sorry, but I knew they were coming home with me the moment I saw them. The stallholder had placed two brass candle snuffers across the top, and it just looked right as an ensemble, especially considering the rest of my Yule altar will basically be comprised of candles which I will light on solstice night.

I untwisted all the wires, and added a few of my own pine cone collection amassed from years of picking them up at the park and on holidays, leaving some au naturel as a base layer at the bottom, and applying red glitter to a few of them to pick up the coloured theme and add a bit of fresh sparkle. Now I have a beautiful altarpiece. So don’t count out second-hand sales and shops as a source for magical goodies – the more you do it, the more you’ll develop an eye for it. The actual altar with the candles will be arranged on Yule itself, as my altar is on the spare bedroom window – they would melt in the sun before I get to use them otherwise.

~ Copyright Silverla StMichael December 2012 ~