EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with Gregg Braden
New York Times best-selling author Gregg Braden is internationally renowned as a pioneer in bridging science and spirituality. For more than 22 years, Gregg has searched high mountain villages, remote monasteries and forgotten texts to uncover their timeless secrets. His work is now featured on The History Channel, The Discovery Channel, The Sci-Fi Channel and NBC.
A former geologist and senior aerospace computer systems designer, Braden has devoted the last two decades of his life to researching ancient wisdom traditions, studying the ice core records in Antarctica and working for Global Coherence. His work shows us that the key to our future lies in the wisdom of our past, and provides us with practical techniques and insights for getting there in time.
I got to do an exclusive phone interview with him, from his headquarters in Taos, New Mexico, before his visit to Ireland in April of this year. But before we get into the actual interview, I’d like to give those who are new to Gregg’s work some insight into what he’s already uncovered.
In his book, Awakening to Zero Point, Gregg shows us that man is conditioned to be suspicious of life events that do not fall within the box of his conditioning. Yet these life events, both good and evil, are catalysts moving him towards new experiences and dimensions within himself. They are the means by which he arrives at wholeness.
In Walking Between the Worlds, Gregg explains that while the planet is undergoing a shift to a higher frequency, because she is a living, moving energy system, all who reside within her energy fields will also experience this realignment.
Another book, The Isaiah Effect, offers unprecedented insight into the power of an ancient mystery – a lost mode of prayer – that modern science is just beginning to understand. A topic he later expands upon in the book Secrets of the Lost Mode of Prayer.
Then, in The God Code, he reveals that a message has been found deep within the DNA in each cell of our bodies, and through a remarkable discovery linking ancient alphabets to the elements of life, our genetic code now reads as a text message of healing and peace. In his DVD, The Science of Miracles, I learnt that the first line of DNA in everything on the planet is the same, and the message it reveals translates as “God eternal within the body.”
Gregg’s book, The Divine Matrix, shows how a series of groundbreaking experiments, between 1993 and 2000, reveal dramatic evidence of a web of energy that connects everything in our lives and our world. And then in The Spontaneous Healing of Belief, he shares the scientific evidence which reveals that heart-based belief affects everything from the healing of our bodies to the atoms of our world.
In his latest book, Fractal Time: The Secret of 2012 and a New World Age, he takes us one step further along this path of realisation, and that’s where our interview begins.
“I think it is important to begin with facts,” he says, “and it is a fact that we are living the end of a rare and mysterious cycle of time that began 5,125 years ago in the year 3114 B.C. and completes with a rare astronomical event that occurs on December 21, 2012 A.D.
This 5,125 year cycle has occurred in the past a number of times. Ancient and indigenous traditions, specifically Mesoamerican traditions, identify at least four of these cycles leading up to the cycle that we’re experiencing now.
Each time cycles were completed and new cycles began, they were accompanied by conditions of change that were catastrophic for the people living during that time. Changes in climate, in temperature, and in seasons impacted their ability to do simple life-sustaining things like growing food. So, they started to fight each other for the vestiges of these disappearing resources, and in their fighting, everyone lost – no one won – and the civilizations collapsed and disappeared.
We are a rare generation living at an equally rare period of time where we’re straddling the world that has been in one cycle with the world that is emerging because of the birth of the next cycle. We’re the generation that is living that transition.
I think it’s helpful to know, to be able to go into the past and see what we can realistically expect. But we also have to ask ourselves, are we making the same mistake today? Are we fighting one another in our fear of a changing world? And, if so, can we recognize it and change things before we go the way of those past civilizations?”
By marrying the modern discoveries of nature’s patterns (fractals) to the ancient view of a cyclic universe, Gregg demonstrates how everything from the war and peace between nations to our most joyous relationships and personal crises are the returning patterns of our past. As each pattern returns, it carries the same conditions of previous cycles – fractal patterns that can be known, measured and predicted. Each cycle also carries a window of opportunity – a choice point – that allows us to select a new outcome for the returning pattern.
“Ancient texts and traditions have always viewed our lives, our relationship to the earth and the cosmos in terms of cycles. They viewed time as a great wave of energy that pulses through the universe on a regular, cyclic, rhythmic basis. Each time it reappears, the pulse carries patterns of energy from the past which we experience time and time again.
What modern science now is beginning to understand is that the ancients were right and we do, in fact, live cycles within cycles within cycles. Fractal Time was an opportunity for me to marry the best science of the day with the wisdom of our past to give a greater depth and meaning to the changes we are seeing today.”
We are already living the most frightening of the visions that were anticipated by our ancestors for our time in history, and Gregg believes that we are dealing with them very well, and at the same time building a new world of cooperation and peace, revamping the economic system of the world and the way the power is distributed in our world.
“All of those things are already happening now. So, as the world changes around us, we are changed as individuals; and there is a growing body of evidence showing that people are emotionally and physiologically changing to accommodate the stress of a changing world that our ancestors never had to deal with.
We have learned to live in one kind of world in the 20th Century, and now, within just a short couple of years, many of the systems that we have grown accustomed to are falling away because they are no longer sustainable in the presence of this changing world; and at the same time we are building these new systems.
There has to be a single generation that lives in both worlds, and it takes a really strong individual: one that can find their centre and their focus within their own being, and can find a way to maintain their balance in the moving target of a changing world. There has to be one generation that has one foot living in the old systems, because they need to, but also has the other foot in the new systems that are being developed. And this is that generation. We are those people.”
It is a call, not to arms, but to heart and mind, working together to better understand ourselves and our relationship with the world we live in and the planet we live on; and Gregg is coming to Ireland, not to preach, but to show us what too few of our ancestors knew, so that we can be the generation who finally succeed in creating the critical mass of consciousness needed to tip the balance from a life lived in fear to one lived in love on a global scale.
Welcome to Planet Love.
First published in Positive Life – Spring 2010