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Thursday, April 09, 2009

The Age of Aquarius

The Fifth Dimension encouraged us to “Let the sunshine in” forty years ago.

When the moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars

This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius ... Aquarius!

Let the sun shine ... The sun shine in.
- Fifth Dimension

While there is much contention about when the Age of Aquarius actually begins, many suggest it has arrived, representing the birth of a new age of humankind. When I look around I certainly see lots of change, and I’m not just talking about an economic downturn, banking system failure or wars. I’m seeing a fascinating, exciting and an encouraging shift.

Over the last few years, I have seen people turn inward for answers and explore their soul’s purpose. A recent study by Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut reveals a movement away from traditional religions and an inward move towards spirituality. I hear many people asking those age old-questions, “Who am I? Why am I here? What is my purpose in life?” I certainly can relate to these queries, as they were the impetus behind launching my spiritual quest years ago.

Before our souls came to be in their present form, they made a spiritual pact with our higher self, about what we want to accomplish in this lifetime. We set goals on what we would like to learn, what we would like to experience, perhaps even who we would like to experience life with. At the soul level, we know our mission, and for those who desire to find purpose in life, we search our soul to find it.

One of the clues to our life’s purpose is found in inspiration. When we are inspired, we are connecting to the essence of our soul before it came to be in this lifetime. We are connecting to energy that already knows our destiny. Popular new thought author Wayne Dyer PhD., suggests this is why we can find clues to our purpose in inspiration. When we are inspired by something – know this is a hint to what we are to do with our lives.

We all have come into this lifetime with an extraordinary purpose. It is no coincidence that we walk this planet together at this moment. Every person has something to contribute; we all have skills, talents, and gifts to serve. Every person’s destiny is momentous, critical, and a key to the shift occurring today.

You may ask, “What is that purpose?”

Our primary purpose is very simple – we are to be authentic, go within, find that Light and shine it. The spiritual Light I am referring to is the essential awareness of Spirit that dwells within each of us. As each of us turn inward and become more aware of the Spirit within, we understand that religion is a pathway to Spirit, and Spirit is the Truth, not the religion. While I now know there are a hundred different ways of worshiping God — all of them good – it’s our connection to Spirit that is the key.

As we increasingly access the light of consciousness, the more we will light the way and inspire others. This is the primary reason we are all here.

It seems to me we are currently standing shoulder-to-shoulder with unlit candles clutched in our hands … waiting to catch the blaze of a neighbor’s flame. Why wait? Ignite your fire – so that you can inspire others to do the same.

We all have gifts and talents to serve. We sing, preach, inspire, love, paint, sell, build, write, dance, and so on. What are your gifts? Are you inspiring others with them?

It would seem that the challenges we currently face have ignited a shift. I am trusting that this economic turmoil will be one of those serendipitous events; an event in which a greater good will be revealed.

We are all vital to this exciting project called human evolution. Whether the Age of Aquarius is here or not, there is shift happening. Don’t take a backseat. Be a part of it. Be willing to use your talents to serve. Be willing to inspire others, go within, strike that match and hold your candle high.


Alex Marcoux

Alex Marcoux is a three-time published novelist. Her titles are A MATTER OF DEGREES, BACK TO SALEM and FACADES. She's also a screenwriter and currently writing her first practical spirituality self-help book. She's an inspirational speaker and conducts workshops on writing, creativity, and spirituality, all of which encourage people to take their creativity to a new level.

A short film based on her second novel, BACK TO SALEM was produced by Atlantis Moon Production in 2008. The feature screenplay is in development. More information is available on Alex at