How many times in the previous centuries has the end of the world arrived for hundreds of nations? How many times have our ancestors had to rebirth from the ashes of their destroyed worlds? Those were difficult moments when we learned to pray and to ask for help so that our people might continue living. In such painful situations, we rediscovered the power of our ceremonies.
It is time to change, and if we do not change something stronger than us is going to do it for us. We know this from experience. We know this because for thousands of years we have been observing the life-cycles of our civilisation. Times like the one we are in now are especially difficult. We are at the end of a long cycle, where social and planetary change is born from a cosmic command, that we humans have no other choice but to obey.
Sages of many nations say that we are now at the end of a very long cycle: the complete cycle of our present humanity. The Elders also say that the lack of preparation for the change that is coming is alarming. There are small cycles, like the 500 year cycles; there are bigger cycles that last around 2,000 years; and there are even longer cycles, always containing smaller cycles within them.
These longer cycles are the time of a complete humanity that lasts almost 26,000 years. According to the memory kept by some nations, there were three other humanities before ours, so we are part of the fourth humanity. Now we are not only at the end of one long cycle of around 26,000 years, but we are also at the end of four of these cycles that amounts to 104,000 years of human experience. After this, the fifth humanity will begin.
The complete cycle of a humanity goes through three movements or times. First comes the time of creation, next comes the time of conservation; and last is the time of renewal. The time of creation is where the creative capacity of the humans, supported by strong cosmic forces, does not know the impossible. The time of conservation always ends when the essence of the beginning has been forgotten. Now the third movement arrives: the time of renewal.
This is the shortest and most intense of the three, the time when purification is needed so life may continue. At this confusing time, old group and ethnic identities become debilitated; and millions of humans lack clarity about their future and their true place in the world. The belief systems of the conservative past are broken, and the new ones are not built yet.
In times of renewal, it is the Black Jaguar who rules. At this time, it is common for many people to experience major losses in their lives; some are brutally taken out of their comfort zone. Many see their old life not working anymore or feel afraid when seeing destruction happen in the rest of the world. It all means just one thing: it is time to change. The Black Jaguar comes and destroys the prisons, where we feel safe and comfortable, so we can wake up.
To be waiting for for an attack of the Black Jaguar to come and kill you and all your bad habits; leaves you like a leaf at the mercy of the wind. It makes your life swing from bliss to pain, over and over again. But the swings are less frequent if you develop your own will. Instead of being at the mercy of the forces that come to wake you up, you prefer to choose to wake up and do your own work. Doing so will not stop the forces that bless or shake you; but develops a partnership and collaboration with them.