On February 4th, 2016, Dr. Edgar Mitchell transitioned from this world to the next, forty-five years ago almost to the day of his walk on the moon as an astronaut with the Apollo 14 mission. I had the unique pleasure of attending his workshop on Quantum Holograms in May of 2009, at the annual International Conference of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, which he founded.
I also recently read his book, The Way of the Explorer: An Apollo Astronaut's Journey Through the Material and Mystical Worlds. His words gave me a better understanding of the man behind the astronaut and the paradigm shift that drove his lifelong search for a complete picture of the human experience and its role in the larger cosmos. What I find fascinating is the fact that we do not need to be moon walkers in order to also have our own moment of drawing the line in the sand, as life before and life after the event. Once your "eyes" are open, you cannot return to your previous way of viewing and being.
This has its advantages and challenges. Just like Dr. Mitchell, there are now millions of us across this planet who understand that what we are being taught in schools, what we are given as "news" in mainstream media and the unsustainable way we function as a society, is the trans-formative chrysalis we must evolve in and emerge from in the very near future. Just like the butterfly, we must push against the walls to test and strengthen our new wings before we can break free. We can only emerge if and when we are ready. Direct outside assistance cannot at this time benefit our journey. We must find our own way in human form before we can join the multi-dimensional universe as harmonious partners in the Light.
The beauty of this experience is that the outcome is guaranteed. We all return Home.
Here are some links for further research :
Dr. Mitchell's Speech at Notre Dame in 1972
Institute of Noetic Sciences
The Way of the Explorer: An Apollo Astronaut's Journey Through the Material and Mystical Worlds