Konohana Family English Newsletter Vol. 12

Decipher the new “REIWA” era !


The Cycle of the Universe and
the Japanese Era Are

Linked

In Japan, since ancient times, there have been “Gengo” – titles for the eras. Ever since the administration of the country by samurais, which had lasted from the Middle Ages for a couple of hundreds of years, ended, and the administration was returned to the emperor in 1867, the “Gengo” has changed every time a new emperor has ascended the throne, and we have followed the transition from “Meiji” to “Taisho” to “Showa” to “Heisei”.

On May 1st, 2019, the “Heisei Emperor” who reigned for 30 years abdicated, and the new emperor ascended the throne. The new era was named “REIWA,” which means “Beautiful Harmony.”

As the new “Reiwa” era has begun, many Japanese people seem to have a feeling that “something will change.” That is how it should be. In fact, the change from one Japanese era to the next is linked to the movement of the stars in the universe. We live in the universe, and switching the cycle of the universe means that we will change the way we are. The change of the “Gengo” in Japan is of global significance, and it is also a cosmic ceremony that weaves the era.

Diagram 1.  Accord of the Cycle of Pluto and
Japanese Era Names

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Pluto’s cycle around the sun over the course of 248 years represents one of the milestones of an era on the earth. The most recent cycle was from 1760 to 2008, and it began from the peak of light (the center of the galaxy = the direction of the central sun). That began with the Industrial Revolution, and people’s lives have changed dramatically, with the material supremacy principle sweeping the world with mass production and mass consumption and the capitalist economy experiencing dramatic development. That cycle was closed with a symbolic event when the global economy fell into chaos due to the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy in 2008.
In this cycle of Pluto, there are some specific points, such as the aphelion and perihelion, and the ascending node and the descending node, in addition to the peak of light and the peak of darkness.(*)These points show a marvelous match to the change of names of the Japanese eras.
Now, Pluto has announced the end of the cycle that started with the Industrial Revolution, and has been moving forward to the next cycle.


*Aphelion point and Perihelion point
The point where Pluto is the furthest from the Sun (Aphelion point) and the point closest to the Sun (Perihelion point).

*Ascending node and Descending node
The points at which Pluto’s orbit tilts strongly towards the ecliptic plane passing from south to north (ascending node), and from north to south (descending node).

 


 

The Era that Gives a Lot of Difficulties as
Learning Opportunities

 

Diagram 2.  Solar Spiral Motion – a 25800 year cycle


The Sun, which is the center of the solar system, is not a static presence in the space of the universe; with a spiral motion it orbits the Central Sun, which is the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. One spiral motion of the Sun takes 25,800 years, and each spiral encompasses a Peak of Light (summer solstice of the galaxy) and a Peak of Darkness (winter solstice of the galaxy). It repeats this motion about 9000 times, taking about 226 million years to complete one cycle around the Milky Way galaxy, and it never stops. Moreover, the galaxy itself keeps moving in the space of the universe. We always keep traveling in the vast space of the universe toward an unknown place.

 

Will “A Peaceful Era without Disaster” come?

On the day that the era of REIWA began, an interview of the Japanese people was conducted, and the most common answers to the question, “What are your hopes for the new era?” were: “I want to have an era without disasters” and “I want to have a peaceful era.” However, in keeping with the abnormal weather that has already occurred in various places this year, disasters have actually increased year by year. Even though we may spend our daily life without any problems, various problems have accumulated for society as a whole, and it has become more and more difficult for us to live in this world. This is closely linked to the cycle of the sun, which is the center of our solar system.

On December 21, 2012, the solar system reached the “Winter Solstice of the Galaxy” after 25,800 years, and since that day, the cycle has changed from one of increasing darkness to one of increasing light in the universe. The light is a spiritual light. In the era of increasing darkness, everything was in a cycle of expansion. As things expanded, more distance was created, and people became lonely, separated and struggled, and as a result of their pursuit of materialistic wealth to gain even more, the environment was destroyed, and now the earth is full of garbage that cannot be processed. However, in the midst of increasing darkness, people could not see what they were bringing to this world; they pursued lopsided wealth, believed that it was good, and built up a lot of problems on the earth.

As we have transcended the peak of darkness in which the truth cannot be seen, now, finally, the light begins to shine on our spiritual awakening, and the time has come to illuminate the substance which has been hidden in the darkness up until now. This means that phenomena have appeared as a result of past human actions, and the time has come for us to face this fact. As we now encounter such a physically difficult time, what is required of human beings is to contract. Just as when you inhale, you surely must exhale, the era has reached the peak of expansion, and our earth too, along with the sun, has entered a cycle of cosmic contraction. That contraction means that the distances from one thing to the next are diminished. The magnificent cycle of the sun shows us that.

 

Diagram 3.  1/4 of Solar Spiral Motion – 6450 years


The 1600-year Cycle of Civilization
Reflecting on the history of human civilization, we find a steady 1600-year cycle in which eastern and western civilizations alternately rise and fall every 800 years. When one group is in a “Prosperous period” of active blooming, the other enters a “Preparation period” to prepare for germination. As if tracing a double helix, the eastern and western civilizations become a pair, advancing the era as they develop.
★A 100-year Period of Upheaval
During every transition period when eastern and western civilizations trade positions, there have been major global upheavals which last about 100 years.
Reference: Institute of History of Civilization Law – The theory of the 800-year civilization cycle

The Ancient Chinese Calendar
According to the Taoist “Ancient Chinese Calendar” of China, the history of human civilization went through a “Blue Light Period,” during which kings controlled people, and a “Red Light Period,” when saints taught and guided people; since 1927, it has entered the “White Light Period,” during which people have awakened by themselves.
*For such a universal cycle to manifest, it must include transitional periods of about 100 years in length.

 

The Beginning of the 100 Years of Chaos

The cycle of human civilization, which started about 6450 years ago, at the midpoint of the solar system going from the peak of light to the peak of darkness, indicates that the modern age is also at the beginning of an era of absolute chaos.

Since the beginning of civilization, Eastern and Western civilizations have repeated a cycle of rise and fall every 800 years. The 800 years from the 13th century to the 20th century were the times of the Renaissance, the Age of Discovery, the Industrial Revolution, and the period when the Western material civilization that segregates and captures things scientifically blossomed and led the world. However, after 2000, the rise and fall of the East and West switched places. The Western civilization that flourished in those 800 years reached the end of its prosperity and entered the preparation phase of the next cycle, and the era of 800 years of Eastern civilization began to flourish instead.

The Eastern civilization is a spiritual civilization that senses the depths of visible matters and captures things in an integrated manner. Since the beginning of the modern age, Japan tried to catch up with the strong Western countries and forced to imitate them; as a result, Japan expressed “the Yamato (Japanese) spirit” in a distorted form like war, and totally lost its spiritual underpinning by experiencing defeat. When you lose something, you will look for something to replace it. That was the Western material civilization. Not only Japan, but also China and other Asian countries were similarly infected by Western civilization. However, because it was a borrowed civilization that was foreign to the original spirituality, it brought many contradictions to the Asian countries.
As the study of history reveals, there is always a global upheaval at the turn of East-West civilizations that lasts for a transitional period of about 100 years. From this point of view, the modern age is the beginning of a period of world turmoil. This chaos will be greater in the East than in the West, because, in the West, it can be recognized as a matter of course since it happens after the original civilization matures. In the countries in the East, however, many contradictions arise due to the incoming civilization that does not fit their spirits, so the chaos becomes even greater.

According to the “Ancient Chinese Calendar” of China, an ancient source of oriental wisdom, “the age of the common people’s awakening” will begin prior to the winter solstice of the galaxy and the transformation of east-west civilization. What can we decipher about the coming era from the cycle of the stars of the universe and the wisdom of our predecessors?

 

 

To Bring
a Beautiful World to
the Earth

Great Harmony, Spirit of Yamato (Japan)

There is another name for Japan that has been passed down since ancient times. That is “Yamato”. At one time in war, young Japanese people plunged into enemy ships with the Yamato spirit. However, the true Yamato spirit does not waste one’s life in such a way. In Chinese characters, Yamato is written as “Great Harmony(大和).” “和” means that each person is unique, respecting each other, making good use of their individuality, helping each other, and living richly. These become the great (大) harmony (和) that is “Yamato (大和)”.
The model for this is the earth’s ecosystem. There are millions of lives on the earth, all of which circulate, connect, and support each other. The world of that great harmony is Yamato (大和), and its name contains the meaning that the people of the country of Yamato are the existence that will bring the beautiful world to the earth.

The Era – from Expansion to Contraction

Now, it is time to change the way we are, in order to respond to global change. In the modern age, we are facing various cosmic turning points, and the biggest turning point in human history. However, even if the era has shifted, people’s consciousness does not change so easily. As the solar system enters the cycle of contraction, people’s consciousness is still on the course of expansion, and despite the earth’s having given various messages, people continue seeking more material abundance.
If you broaden your viewpoint, our living world always keeps spiraling toward unknown places. In that context, if you fix your values and live as a captive of your own perspective, you will move away from the flow of the era of the universe. That is why the universe generates various phenomena and gives them to us as messages urging us to correct our trajectory.

Shrinking means getting closer. Knowing others, revealing yourself, shortening distances, tightening bonds, and sharing with others — this is how we can live with trust and peace of mind without needing many things. This is abundance of mind, not material abundance.
Shrinking may seem constraining for those who feel comfortable with the sense of expansion. However, in the first place, the structure of our life exists only by connecting. In our natural ecosystem, there is no one living apart from others. Our own bodies are also made up of tens of thousands of cells in close association. Furthermore, innumerable stars in the universe, including the earth, also set this world in motion by connecting together on a grand scale, and we are given our lives by that mechanism.

In the previous era, which was heading toward the darkness, everything was in a cycle of expansion, and people came to assume that separating is affluence. However, that living style has brought many contradictions to the world because the substance of the universe is established by being connected. And to connect means to express love. In other words, the essence of the universe is love, and contracting means encountering its essence.

In the coming years, the light will reveal the truth and lead people to awakening. However, the light may seem dazzling for people who do not willingly face toward the light. At that time, instead of fleeing toward the darkness, open your eyes and see the truth. Until now, the era has been one in which the acts that people considered good actually gave rise to mistakes. With these mistakes coming to light, we will from now on enter an era in which the actions that we imagine to be good will in fact lead to truly good things. In order to bring about such a decisive awakening, the universe has given us various phenomena.

With a lovely, unshakable and dignified beauty, each individual is very unique, making the most of their individuality and harmonizing each other. That is the message carried by the new era of “REIWA”.
Unique lives recognize each other and live together in harmony. We were born to bring such a beautiful world to the earth.

 

Get connected each other and live abundant lives
Why don’t you experience such a life at the foot of Mt. Fuji? 

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投稿者:

Michiyo@Konohana Family

International Coordinator of Konohana Family

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