I may have changed my mind on the catalyst of “The Fourth Turning.” For years I have been teaching this cycle in history. It has fascinated me more than any other cycle I have studied. I am a believer in patterns.
Recently Glenn Beck talked about this cycle in history again on his radio show. I have heard it mentioned in blogs, and I had the opportunity to teach this cycle in a very condensed version at the Limitless Tribe Night that was broadcast. (My portion begins at 1:32:00) I have been meaning to write this blog post for almost six months. It’s time to share my thoughts especially since the attacks in Paris are fresh on our minds, and after today’s shootings in San Bernardino.
The book “The Fourth Turning” by Strauss & Howe is an amazing look at this 80-120 year cycle. You can read more about the specific of this cycle, HERE!
Originally, when the book was written in 1997, it was looking forward to the day the Fourth Turning would begin. It gave a number of possible scenarios for possibilities of a catalyst from the Third Turning to the Fourth Turning.
“A Fourth Turning does not require economic depression or civil war, but it does require public sacrifice and political upheaval.”
Here is a quick look at times from end of Unraveling (3rd Turning) to Crisis (4th Turning):
- Wars of the Roses (1459-1487, Late Medieval Saeculum
- Armada Crisis (1569-1594), Reformation Saeculum
- Glorious Revolution (1675-1704), New World Saeculum
- American Revolution (1773 – 1794), Revolutionary Saeculum
- Civil War (1860-1865), Civil War Saeculum
- Great Depression and World War II (1929-1946), Great Power Saeculum
- Millennial Crisis, (2005?-2029?), Millennial Saeculum
We are in the crisis. There is no doubt about it, and it will be interesting to see what the next few years bring. I have taught that the catalyst was likely 9-11-01. And that still may prove to be the case. I have waited for 2015 to roll around, because if history is an indicator of the future, the climax of the Fourth Turning will hit this year. It’s December. These cycles are never exact, and cannot be predicted with exact dates, but we are starting to see things really begin to heat up around the world.
If we see a big climax occur, it will likely affect most of the population in America and much worldwide. This is the first time in history that this cycle has played out where so many of the nations great countries are on the cycle at the same time with each other. That makes this cycle just a bit different. It isn’t happening any faster, but it is happening more globally. For a closer look just at the Fourth Turning, CLICK HERE!
If we do not see a big climax occur, then 9-11-01 was not the catalyst. Many people, including one of the authors of The Fourth Turning believe the catalyst was likely the stock market and housing crash of 2008. This could also be right, and if that is the case, we should all be thankful because it likely means we have a little more time to prepare for the climax.
The climax usually comes about halfway through the Fourth Turning. Each turning lasts about 20-30 years. So this would be between NOW and next year if the cycle lasts 30 years and it began in 2001. Or it could be in about 2023 if the cycle lasts about 30 years and the catalyst was in 2008. Or it could just be tomorrow. This is a big wait and see game. No one really knows where or when the big climax of the turning will hit. Remember it has been a plague, a famine, a war, or depression historically.
So what do we do with this information? I really believe there is only one answer. PREPARE! And I’m not talking about survival skills, although that will help. I’m not talking about food storage, although that will be extremely helpful. I’m not talking about disconnecting from the internet, although we could all do that more often and see better results in our lives. What I’m talking about is preparing your heart. Prepare your spirit, prepare your soul.
If we are ever to truly make a difference in this world, it will be by listening to the spirit that is within us, and getting the answers we need for ourselves, our lives, and our families. It is learning to love our neighbors, even though they are really, really annoying. It is learning to put up with other people’s garbage, and mistakes, and shortcomings. It is learning to love and serve when there is nothing that can come from doing it. You are just doing it. No reward, no payback, not even acknowledgement. That is what this life is really about. Preparing for the future, is preparing your heart to create a world that is better than the one we have now.
What comes after the crisis … a founding. And that usually creates something through that saeculum. About 100 years. What are you going to create? What kind of founding do you want? Are you educating yourself and your children in a way to understand how powerful your minds are? Do you understand what real liberty and freedom looks like? Do you understand that real freedom comes between the ears? Can you visualize a future that is bright, and glorious? Who is leading your thoughts? Is it you, the media, inspiration, or darkness? DECIDE now what direction you want for your life.
I am happy to say that in the last 4 months I have stopped focusing on what is wrong with the world and life, and I am focusing on what is good and beautiful. I see more beauty, I see more good, and I see people as people, instead of annoyances.
You may wonder how I did that. A few things actually. I will list them here:
- I started the year on a phone call. I did it every single weekday. We read a few books together, and discussed them. It was a good group of people. My mind was expanding again.
- I began implementing the idea of connecting to source. (My source is God the Father, His Son, Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost. Probably a few guardian angels, too.)
- I began following the promptings that I knew came from God.
- I attended a class in September that sent me on a fast course. (CLICK HERE FOR THIS CLASS. Also, shoot me an email and I will get you a discount of $69 for two people to attend.)
- I began a mentoring program.
- I have continued to follow inspiration to guide me to other mentors, and to other books that I should read.
The answers are different for every single person. But the answers are out there. This is THE GREATEST TIME TO BE ALIVE! This is the time when we can change lives for the better. This is the one chance in our lifetime to set things for the next 100 years. And I believe that what we do today, will create things for ourselves and our posterity that will hang in the balance of eternity.
This song plays over and over in my head, because the words are so true. We can create amazing things together.
Find your purpose. Find your passion. Fulfill your life.
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