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This is the Great Awakening:

It’s Happening Right Now


By Barbara Harris Whitfield and Charles L. Whitfield / November 28th, 2020

At this moment we are right where the “Harmonic Convergence” was sending us. From that point of view in 1987, we should be singing “This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius!” We were singing that on that sunny weekend back then.  Only this year of 2020 does not feel “Harmonious!”

On the second morning of the Harmonic Convergence, we prayed as the sun began to rise. I was sitting with several people on a hill looking down at a park in Philadelphia. I was with the people on the Board of Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship (SFF). We were looking down watching other groups that had been given permission to gather in different sections of the park by the city. We were watching verbal fighting back and forth by more than three groups claiming ownership of the same patch of grass. Finally, Pat Fenske, president and founder of SFF got up and as she brushed herself off said, “Boy, we still have our work cut out for us!”


At the same time, I was also on the Board of The International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS) and a research assistant studying the after effects for people who have had a Near-death experience (NDE). We were based at the University of Connecticut Medical School. The after effects for people who had NDEs that did not have a Spiritual background (like me, I was an atheist before I had my NDE ) was energetic (personal) and Energetic (from a Higher Power that many of us call God, Holy Spirit, Ruach ha Kodesh, Kundalini and other names.) We were mapping these energetic changes plus the changes that were emotional and psychological.  We were writing and teaching about them and even doing documentary interviews and television and radio talk shows from all over the planet. We thought we were going to save the world.

We had testimonies from thousands of people all over the world who were NDErs and researchers. There were and still are two outstanding important “facts” that most NDErs agreed to:

  1. Dying is not the Grim Reaper. It is a Trip into the Light, and

  2. “Love is the answer!” (see our books where we address Love especially The Natural Soul and Dragon Energy)

With this knowledge, we thought we were going to change the world!

That was 33 years ago!


This is the best of times and this is the worst of times, borrowing from Charles Dickens. 

We turn on the news and we are dying. This is the End, we are being pushed through a meat grinder. The mainstream media knows how to grab and Gaslight us. This ending feels like the perfect storm. Just when it feels like we can’t take anymore of their non-stop negativity and attacks, their next crisis crashes in. This is the way the mainstream media works, they generate crisis after crisis and attack after attack. What we thought was reality has had the curtain pulled away. The wizard is screaming at us to put the curtain back, swallow the blue pill and not believe our very eyes.

This is the new beginning too.  We can take the red pill. People are waking up to the curtain metaphor – or they are pulling the curtain back to where it was and denying what is right here in front of us. What is happening in this moment for each of us personally gives two choices – we give in to our fear and withdraw from the world or we find the courage to take the leap into a huge new beginning where we don’t know the answers yet but are willing to go through these end/beginning times with our best intentions to contribute. Our values are transparent. We are patriots who love America, love each other and love the Earth.

The Spiral


If we were to keep track of the ups and downs of our life it would probably look like this spiral above.  If we added our past lives, the spiral would continue ad infinitum. 

If we superimposed over our personal spiral, the spirals that humanity on planet Earth go through – what is happening on our planet right now would make more sense. Scientists like Gregg Braden (see Gaia Network, Missing Links) tell us that right now we are facing a rare convergence of three massive cycles of change. There is evidence which charts the simultaneous peaking of economic, human conflict and solar cycles. This cycle takes thousands of years to peak for an undetermined (hopefully short amount of time) and then return to a new “Normal.”

So even if our personal life is on the top of a cycle/spiral right now, humanity is bottoming out from massive cycles of change. And, throwing into the mix a pandemic/plandemic is progressively raising the fear off the charts. Our mainstream media is adding more heat but no truth.

What does this all have to do with a Great Awakening?

We who have had a near-death experience are not the only ones who had the curtain pulled away. Seeing the Truth and living our truth is our great personal and individual awakening. And there are other triggers to awaken:

  1. Childbirth

  2. Deep prayer

  3. Meditation

  4. Loss of a loved one

  5. Helping someone die

  6. Psychedelics

  7. Yoga

  8. Acupuncture

  9. Deep sexual experience

  10. Severe Alcohol withdrawal

  11. Bottoming out from overwhelming loss 

  12. Trauma/ Transcendence


It’s that last one, trauma/transcendence that many are being “triggered” by right now. The convergence of our global and local political conflicts, the Chinese Virus that is crippling our economy, and solar cycles (not “climate change” but normal weather and solar cycles that have been tracked long before modern technology) has created the perfect storm for trauma/transcendence. 

What is The Journey? 

How does our Soul evolve? We each Evolve (grow, develop, progress, and advance) by going on a Journey of and within our current life now by studying it and learning from each of our experiences. Our lives are not just about experiencing. Our lives are about learning what each experience has to show us. Over time, this can become wisdom. Enfolded in our wisdom is the living truth that we are desiring to be co-operative – not competitive. Everything will work better when we all on this beautiful blue planet wake up to a co-operative life with all creatures big and small.


Over time, having the courage to face what is still unknown, and knowing that- painful or blissful- there is something to learn – our wisdom grows. And with it, our box of beliefs, true or false that we have collected throughout this life time, falls away. We realize that we are the Hero of our Journey and the Journey is a journey without distance to a goal that has never changed.

  1. The Harmonic Convergence is the name given to the world’s first synchronized global peace meditation, which occurred on August 16-17, 1987. 

  2. Lehmann A, Dissertation The Trauma/Transcendence Interface The convergence of Post Traumatic Stress Disorders and Transcendence Experiences   California Institute of Integral Studies San Francisco, CA 2010 

  3. A Course in Miracles Foundation for Inner Peace, New York, NY 1975-6

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