The other day, I was working on the planetary empath chapter for Aliens in the Backyard, and was reading through our past posts on this phenomenon.
Planetary empaths experience physical symptoms that mirror an approaching natural or manmade disaster, like 9-11. The 9-11 part of this is why we’re posting this today, a day early, even though this particular post doesn’t focus on man-made disasters.
A pounding migraine, for instance, may be connected to an impending earthquake. An unbearable pressure in the head may be connected to an impending volcanic eruption.
I believe that the precognitive ability to sense natural disasters in this way is tied somehow to encounters, sightings, and the abductee phenomenon, where many of these people are shown catastrophic scenes of Earth’s future. That said, these kinds of experiences aren’t necessarily a criteria for being a planetary empath. The actual criteria is straightforward: an open mind, a profound need to know, and a deep and abiding intuition.
Even though we have more reports from women right now, the ability isn’t gender specific. The disparity may be that men don’t talk about this stuff among their peers whereas women are accustomed to doing so. Women are natural gossips and generally tend to talk about feelings and experiences more readily than men do. Perhaps, for men, the empathic part occurs more readily through the mind, the intellect, the conscious recognition of a synchronistic event.
On February 22, 2011, a 6.3 quake struck New Zealand. Some of the empaths had sent us emails a day or two before the quake about physical symptoms they were experiencing. On the day of the quake, when we put up the post about it – February 22, 2011, Daz from Brisbane Australia left a comment on our blog that may be the perfect explanation of how male empaths experience a planetary event – not through physical symptoms, not through their bodies, but through the voice of synchronicity.
Daz’s life is “haunted” by certain numbers clusters – 23, 11:11 (overwhelmingly so, he writes), 222, and 911. So on the day of the quake, he was on his way to work and glanced at his watch and saw: 11:11. He knew it meant a significant event was about to happen. “But it wasn’t the 11:11 that spooked me, it was today’s date towards the bottom of my watch face: 22/2 (February 22). That date will be as notorious as 911 to many New Zealanders, for years to come.”
As we find ourselves in a time of increased weather weirdness and more natural disasters, this uncomfortable and often debilitating precognitive ability may be an emerging talent. As it’s honed and developed, perhaps the empaths themselves will learn how to interpret their physical symptoms and the synchronicities so they can tell what kind of event is coming, how destructive it will be, and where it will occur.
Perhaps these empaths are going to be our 21st century shamans, each with a piece of the puzzle. Like the Hopi shamans, they may be ushering us into the next world. Or perhaps they’ll be like the precogs in the movie Minority Report. Hopefully, it won’t come to that, bald precogs floating in liquid, seized up with their visions, lacking any independent life, human rights, or anything else.
Then again, a more extreme version of this talent could be exactly that, but in a more positive way – a government somewhere that calls upon these planetary empaths to predict where and when an event will occur, how bad it will be, and all the other details needed for an evacuation. The problem with such a scenario, of course, is that the first time it doesn’t pan out, the whole thing will tank – negative media, funding pulled, symptoms and synchronicity dismissed as invalid.
Even the National Hurricane predictions about the paths that hurricanes will take three to five days out isn’t a hundred percent accurate. And those predictions are based on technology and science – satellites, the history of storms, meteorological information. Can you imagine the fury if a predictive system based on intuition and synchronicity proved to be wrong?
But as Hurricane Katrina approached New Orleans, meteorologist Max Mayfield,then a forecaster with NOAH, warned the administration that the aging levees around the city might be a catastrophic problem. His admonitions were ignored. So even if planetary empaths develop their abilities to the point where they can offer specific predictions, there’s no guarantee anyone in authority will listen.
Here’s a list of the natural disasters worldwide from January 1 – September 8, 2012. Click on the specific countries. This list doesn’t include record ice melt in the Arctic, the rising seas, the tragic beaching of whales, dolphins, and birds falling from the sky. It doesn’t include tipping point events (politics, finances) or human disasters, like mass shootings. But just in this list, there’s plenty to ponder. It forces me to question how our collective consciousness impacts a particular area, city, country.
Why, for instance, was the Republican convention haunted by Tropical Storm Isaac to the point where the convention was delayed for a day? Why did that storm reach the New Orleans area during the convention, 7 years to the day that Katrina, the lowest point in the Bush presidency, had struck? What kind of underlying order is this, anyway? And it isn’t happening just with politics. Pick a neighborhood, a village, a town, a city, an area, a country that is in the throes of monumental change and strife, and chances are you will discover a natural or man-made upheaval.
I’m not sure what planetary empaths are or how far their ability will evolve. But one thing seems fairly certain: the Buffalo Springfield nailed it. That song in the video above was written by Stephen Still, released as a single in January 1967 - 45 years ago – and is rated #63 by Rolling Stone in the list of the 500 greatest songs ever recorded.