I know you feel it as much as I do. It’s like standing on a mountaintop…no, make that a deep, ancient forest beside a raging torrent. The trees are whipping around above your head, caught in a tumultuous wind. The roar of wind and river is almost overwhelming.
Suddenly, the wind picks you up and carries you away. It is both exhilarating and - dare I say? - terrifying. You had no idea you could move this fast or fly this high. But you would not stop this experience… even if you could.
You know, deep in your bones, soul-deep, that this is the life you were meant for.
Hard to describe…but this is ACCELERATION.
The concept of acceleration is a familiar one to most people. Most of us, as we age, feel as if time is speeding up. Last week feels like earlier this morning; last year feels like last week. We blink…and five year old daughters become 25 year old young women.
That is a subjective and personal sense of acceleration due to the way we experience and interpret time. Time IS subjective - what seems like a long stretch to one may seem like a moment to another.
But that is not the ACCELERATION that I am referring to. There is also an objective acceleration, and by that, I mean an actual speeding up of objective occurrences. It is the way a roller coaster creeps over the hill and begins its downward plummet. It increases speed.
It is Newton’s First Law of Motion - an object in motion stays in motion unless acted upon by an outside force - combined with the Second Law of Motion - acceleration occurs when an force acts on a mass, creating momentum. In the case of the roller coaster, the outside force is actually two forces - gravity and momentum. As the roller coaster moves downslope, gravity acts with its weight, causing an increase in momentum. And momentum creates heightened acceleration.
Here is a valuable lesson: The material world always reflects the spiritual world. If principles of motion work in this material life, it is because they have their original corollary in the spiritual universe.
In the spiritual universe (and by that I mean the realm of consciousness and transpersonal reality - that which is transcendent, unseen but nevertheless very real and very personal) there is a reality that is both simple and profound - motion begets motion and the result is acceleration.
Here is an example: Martin Luther King made a choice to live his life in sacrifice to the establishment of civil rights for all, regardless of the color of their skin. That one decision became an intention…and that intention began a motion. The motion was to speak, march, write, and meet with other leaders to get the message of racial equality and civil rights out to as many people as possible. Within a few short years, millions of people were meeting on the Federal Lawn in Washington, DC…and shortly thereafter the Civil Rights Act was passed.
Acceleration. When MLK made the intention…motion begat motion and acceleration occurred. We are still living the speed of that acceleration and I don’t think it is going to stop any time soon. Why? Because an “object” (or a thought, or a dream, or a passion, or an intention) in motion stays in motion unless acted upon by an outside force.
You feel it. I know you do. Acceleration is happening in the world, in our community…and in your life. This issue of Aquarius deals with what that means, how you can embrace it, and how to keep sane within it. We will challenge you to make the intention, do the motion, and go with the flow of speed that occurs. Don’t be afraid of it! Go with it!! Your life - and the world around you - will be transformed.
Acceleration is the manifestation of the power of your dream, your intention, and your life. You are a Creator… and you make it happen.
I love the old blessing, “God Speed.” I agree with that blessing with all of my heart and soul.
May God (or Universe, or Higher Self, or Source, or Will) Speed you along…and may you come to the fulfillment of your soul as certainly as the sun rises.
Let’s live it. Namaste.
Don Martin is the owner of Aquarius Newspaper and CEO of Aquarius Media Network. He is a native of Atlanta and has traveled extensively in this world and many others. He is a family man, an outdoorsman, a poet, a musician, a mystic, a writer, a photographer, and a metaphysical practitioner (Akashic Field Therapy). All he wants is love, a farm, and a few chickens and goats.