Living a Dream – Episode 29

A New Age Begins 

Original Air Date:  December 31, 2019

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Episode 29 A New Age Begins


Welcome to the twenty-ninth episode of the Living a Dream: A Transformational Journey podcast. My name is Jo Calk. I am a Life Awareness Coach, Reiki Master, author, and speaker. Today’s episode is “A New Age Begins.”

First, I want to share my Life Purpose Statement:

“The purpose of my life is to be present, joyful, and compassionate, and to share my joy, make a difference, and be a role model to others that, by changing some of our internal beliefs and judgments, we can make a difference in the world.”

My Ultimate Goal is the global enlightenment and peace on our Earth, our physical reality, through our awakening, awareness, and action in transforming our beliefs about each other and the Earth.

I am not alone in having this Goal of “Peace on Earth,” but my approach is a bit different: I am enlightening the Earth from within.


During this podcast series, please be open to the possibility that your life can change and improve in ways unimaginable now.


A New Age Begins

Ask any 10 people when the New Age begins and you will receive 20 different answers. I believe the New Age begins for each of us when we have transformed our beliefs and habits to allow the elements of the New Age to flow into and through us.

We have reached the conclusion of concurrent sets of twelve 2000-year cycles and five 5000-year cycles. Simultaneously, we are beginning a new set of 2000-year cycles and a new set of 5000-year cycles.

We are now replacing judgment with compassion, competition with cooperation, fear with love, isolation with interconnectedness, tribes with one global community, lack with abundance, hoarding with sharing, hate with love, rejection with acceptance, separation with Oneness, and human traits with divine.

In this podcast, I will:

  1. explain the New Age we are transforming into, the importance of the year 2020, and our new awareness of our Selves and our world
  2. provide tools and activities to incorporate this information into your life

In the previous podcast episode, we learned several methods for reducing stress in the body-suit. One critical aspect to living a long, happy physical life on Playground Earth is to reduce the stressors in your body-suit, thus allowing it to perform at peak levels. One major way to reduce stressors in your life is to remember that you ARE Source experiencing physicality on Playground Earth.

This episode is the culmination of all the podcasts that have been broadcast in this series thus far. It brings together the examples, the coaching, and the ideas from the previous 28 podcasts into an announcement of the fantastic joy ahead. This is the reason I started this podcast series. This is the moment I have been gratefully anticipating.

Today is December 31, 2019, the last day of 2019. Tomorrow is the first day of the year 2020 – a year that has been highly anticipated throughout the world because 2020 has been designated as a major turning-point in the dawning of the Aquarian Age.

The dawning of the Aquarian Age means that we are leaving the Age of Pisces and entering into the Age of Aquarius. This change in the Age happens roughly every 20,000-25,000 years, depending on who is doing the counting. Change in Astrological Ages is gradual, and the push to complete the change lasts even after the new Age has begun. The Age of Pisces is the last of the great precession of the constellations, and the Age of Aquarius is the beginning of the next great precession.

The closing of the Piscean Age is causing great unrest and upheaval in the world, in order to make room for the new Aquarian values of love, brotherhood, unity, and integrity. Everything with the Piscean values of money, power, and control is being exposed and overhauled. This includes governments, corporations, individuals, and even personal relationships. Many call this a disaster, as the world appears to be falling apart, but is it? These old values are being replaced with the values of the new great cycle, the Age of Aquarius.

The influences of Aquarius could be considered to have begun around the French Revolution, when their slogan was “freedom, equality, fraternity” – the values that represent the Aquarian Age.

The dreaded date December 21, 2012, which marked “the end” of the Mayan calendar had been misinterpreted by many as the “end of Earth.” Actually, that 2012 date only marked the end of the fifth 5000-year Long Date Cycle – signaling the beginning of a totally new cycle, perhaps unlike any we have experienced before.

Our technology booms, especially in electricity, are actually spawned by the Age of Aquarius. Some of us may think it’s because we are so much more “advanced” than our ancestors, but the cyclical periods of civilizations dispute that. This cyclical history of civilizations on Earth will be the topic of future podcasts. Our technological boom was not because of our “superior” inventiveness compared to our ancestors; it was all part of the universal plan to prepare us for what is occurring now.

Scientists run everything through the 5 physical senses and the scientific method. If it doesn’t pass the tests it isn’t real. But…that’s changing. Quantum Physics doesn’t follow the rules, because energy behaves differently, depending on who’s doing the experiment and what they were thinking about at the time.

What’s the difference between Mayan Great Cycles and Egyptian Astrological Ages?

Both are based on precession of the equinoxes. One complete cycle in Astrology as well as one Mayan Grand Cycle lasts about 25,625 years. The values or traits of the cycles for both are strikingly similar. However, astrological cycles are more numerous and of shorter time periods (twelve 2000-year-long cycles instead of five 5000-year-long Mayan Great Cycles in a full Grand Cycle).

The present cycle must be cleansed before we can move full force into the next cycle. The close of our Piscean Age has been anticipated (from the Hindus to the Maya) as an era of war, suffering, excess, and inequality. While these descriptions sound ominous, there is a bright side:

“although the darkness appears to be necessary, it also appears to be brief.” Fractal Time, Gregg Braden

Neale Donald Walsch calls this current chaos, “The Storm Before the Calm.”

Many people today sense something unprecedented in our world will happen soon.

Prophesiers such as Edgar Cayce called for a “gradual change” between the Piscean Age and the Age of Aquarius. He didn’t call for a cataclysmic end. He also hinted that it’s up to us through our actions and choices as to how much pain this change will bring. The intensity and end result of the cycle change depends on how we handle challenges in our lives RIGHT NOW!

Scientists today confirmed the galactic alignment of 2012 as the Maya predicted, “There’s no question that one of the great cycles of the traditional ancient Mayan calendar comes to a completion of its count at that time in 2012,” says E.C. Krupp, Ph.D., director of the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, California.

“…our ancestors devised every method imaginable to alert us to a single fact; now is the time of the most extraordinary conditions and opportunities that accompany the rarest of events, the shift from one world age to the next.” Fractal Time, Gregg Braden

What IS NOT found anywhere in their text is doomsday for the world. In fact, the Maya did everything they could to inform us of the great “window of OPPORTUNITY for spiritual growth” opening to us with this historic alignment of the Earth, the Sun, and the galactic center of the universe. The Age of Aquarius parallels the ancient Mayas prediction for the next Great Cycle.

The major part of the change began in 1987 at the time of the Harmonic Convergence. A transition began at this time heralding increased spirituality and harmony among people.

We can begin to understand what has been happening in the world over the last 50 years. On the inner level, since the 1960’s, there has been a huge movement towards personal transformation: self-awareness, self-improvement, yoga, meditation, tai chi, alternative healing, natural foods, etc. There has also been a major increase in depression, suicide, anxiety, stress, and drug use, both pharmaceutical and recreational.

In the outer world, we have seen amazing changes: civil rights, environmental consciousness, women’s rights, gay rights, global consciousness, etc. We have also seen the rise of fundamentalism, terrorism, partisan politics, racism, xenophobia (the fear of the “other”), and general fear mongering.

This shift is bringing out the best and the worst in us. Some people are preparing for this shift by opening their hearts and minds and embracing this new age, and some people are intimidated by the changes that they don’t understand and want to return to a “golden age” in the past, or to circle the wagons and trust only those who are like themselves.

Why is 2020 so special?

2020 is the Chinese Year of the White Metal Rat. This lunar year starts on January 25th, 2020 and ends on February 11th, 2021.

2020 will be a year of opportunities for the Rat Chinese animal sign. In this year of the White Metal Rat, the rats will have a wonderful time. Everything will work out in your favor. But do not get too lazy and start taking life for granted.

2020 is the Year of the Metal Rat, as metal is the governing element of the two year-period corresponding to the year 4718 within the chronology of the Chinese calendar. The last Years of the Metal Rat occurred in 1900 and 1960.

What does the Zodiac symbol of the Rat represent?

Within the Chinese Zodiac, the Rat occupies the 1st position and symbolizes a witty, resourceful and curious character. With sharp observation skills, those born under the Zodiac sign of the Rat are very good at understanding the people and environments around them. With quick responses and strong intuitive senses, the Rat is versatile in that it can adapt to new environments easily. According to the Chinese calendar, the Rat is energetic and talkative with a tendency to become aggressive. Although capable of providing good advice to others, the Rat never shares its problems with others.

On this last day of the old cycle, let’s bring in the dawning of a New Age of Enlightenment in a love-based world, embrace the new world, rejoice in our new understanding, our freedom from fear, and our shared experience in this physical Playground Earth. A couple of the songs of this New Age, this new love-based world, are the Age of Aquarius by the Fifth Dimension (a concept way ahead of its time) and Imagine by John Lennon.

On this last day of 2019, let’s review the 12 Major Concepts we have learned:

  1. God/Source/All-That-Is are synonyms for the all of everything, seen and unseen, everywhere and everywhen.
  2. We are all connected with everyone and everything at the level of the atom.
  3. We are ONE as Source. We ARE Source.
  4. We are NOT a body – we HAVE a body. We are Pure Source Energy having a physical experience on Playground Earth, wearing body-suits to gain the full sensation of physicality.
  5. Our Soul envelops our physical body-suit; our physical body-suit is within our Soul. Our Soul extends out forever, joining with other Souls as the ONE Soul of Source.
  6. Because we are Source wearing a body-suit, we were all “born” with gifts of love, joy, and positive self-attributes. We still have those gifts, which may be buried under other people’s beliefs, opinions, attitudes, and thoughts that we accepted as our own.
  7. We always have choices. We can choose fear, or we can choose love. We have preferences, not judgments. We have preferences, not prejudices. Teach only love as your “go-to” response to all events. Change your viewpoint: See the world as you want it to be – not as you think it is now.
  8. We are in a waking dream, believing what we are seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, and tasting are solid, visible, and real. We can awaken from this dream of believing we are separate physical beings in a separate physical world. We can remember we are Source experiencing a physicality filled with contrasts, choices, and physical senses, to better know all aspects of “us” as Pure Energy.

Replace a “fort” with a “raft” as your life model. A “fort” is a fear-based response to imagined threats from outside our physical body-suits. A “raft” is a love-based response to calmly float on the River of Life, joyously exploring new adventures and games of our choosing.

Release baggage, release judgment, as you float on your raft, safe within Source. Be comfortable, happy, and fulfilled. Clear the clutter inside and outside; carrying baggage from the past oppresses you, and too much emotional baggage weighs down your raft. Keep only what resonates and gives you joy; release the rest. Free yourself from the past. Be free, be light in all senses of the word.

  1. Peace on Earth is possible It starts with having peace within our Selves. Having peace, love, gratitude, and the joy of being of service to others within creates Peace on Earth.

Choose Love, Not Fear: When faced with a new situation, you either respond with love or fear. See an option, an alternative, to prejudice and hatred. Release your fears around differences. See others as living their own lives in a culture that differs from yours, but is not evil. Think about what you could gain by focusing on an end to violence and fear. You don’t necessarily have to love everyone (although that would be a beautiful bonus) but at least stop killing others. Stop filling your heart with hate, anger, rage, vengeance, and fear. Fill your heart with the calm center of love, compassion, and understanding, while recognizing your preferences and unique feelings. Let those you don’t prefer, or don’t like, to exist but don’t fear them or take any action against them.

  1. The Global Shift to a love-based world is occurring now, and internally, we are shifting with it.

Celebrate and respect those who are being of true service to others. No longer consider monetary wealth, power, or influence as status symbols. Be a role model to others by expressing your joy and love, living healthy and vibrant, and being of service to others.

Choose to work in, or do business with, companies based on their humanitarian efforts, not their wealth, influence, power, or status.

Stop using money as the evaluation of your self-worth or value. We are all born with self-worth, self-respect, self-value, self-love, self-esteem, and all the other positive self-attributes. We need not accumulate money or physical things to “prove” our worth or value to anyone. All our positive self-attributes remain within us. Look for them within and recognize money as only one form of energy exchange.

See yourself and everyone else as equal and unique. We all have worth and value. Respect everyone as the important part of Source they are – and you are.

The end of violence is the beginning of freedom and your full expression of free will. Rejoice in the expansiveness both bring to you as you live your life in joy and love.

Awaken to Playground Earth and enjoy your ability to have fun, play, laugh, share, and be of service to others through joy and love.

  1. You get what you focus on. Focusing on the lack of something brings more lack. Focus on what you already have, be grateful for what you have, and you will receive more of what you have and what you want.
  2. What if you were the only one who had to change, for the world to change? What if you are being given opportunities to respond to an act of violence with love instead of fear? To see the increased violence as an indicator that it is the last gasp of the old paradigm – the mountain you must climb to see the freedom, joy, and love of the new paradigm? Live each day in peace and joy; love everyone as a potential friend; send love to those who are hurting or sick. See each violent act as an opportunity to respond in peace, love, and joy. Relax.

Believe that the Shift has already occurred. Live your life in a love-based world; the world will respond with love. Teach what you need to learn. Listen to your Higher Self; listen to the inner guidance you receive. Find the peace within and peace will be reflected back to you. Respond with love and love will be returned to you. You get what you focus on. Focus on the joy, the happiness, the love, the peace within you and you will see your change reflected in the world. This is why you came. This is why you are here now. You are the microcosm of the Earth as it transforms consciousness. Shine your light from within, the world shines back.

Let’s look at this week’s tools, activities, and summary:


  1. Be open to the possibility that your life can change and improve in ways unimaginable now.
  2. You always have options.
  3. We have reached the conclusion of concurrent sets of twelve 2000-year and five 5000-year cycles. Simultaneously, we are beginning a new set of 2000-year cycles and a new set of 5000-year cycles.
  4. We Are All ONE as Source – we are all Pure Energy wearing a body-suit for our adventure in physicality on Playground Earth.
  5. Replace fear with love, knowing that we are all safe as Source.
  6. By changing within, we become the change in the world.
  7. We are all part of The Global Shift in Consciousness that is occurring now.


  1. Stop, go within, and notice the changes happening throughout the world. Welcome the change into your heart and all through your body-suit.
  2. Envision the Earth as a giant Playground in which we all play as Pure Energy Beings having a physical experience. Imagine working together with others for the well-being of all – including the Earth.
  3. Imagine no longer living in fear. Imagine seeing everyone AS US. Imagine being calm, knowing we are Source Energy in a body-suit of our own creation, in a Playground Earth of our own creation, within the multiple Universes of Source’s creation.
  4. Think about what changes a love-based world provides. What do you love doing, that brings you joy and is of service to others? How does the world appear now that everything and everyone is viewed from love, instead of fear?
  5. Notice the myriad of options you face each day. Become aware of when you “choose by default” by allowing someone else to choose for you, notice when you believe you only have two choices, and notice when you create a third choice.


  1. We are awakening from the dream that we are victims of this world. We created this world from love and joy; we are returning this world to love and joy now that we remember we are all ONE as Source.
  2. We have reached the conclusion of concurrent sets of twelve 2000-year and five 5000-year cycles. Simultaneously, we are beginning a new set of 2000-year cycles and a new set of 5000-year cycles.
  3. To change the world, we change our beliefs, attitudes, thoughts, actions, and reactions from within ourselves, as Pure Source Energy surrounding a body-suit.
  4. We replace fear with love in every situation.
  5. The Global Shift to Peace on Earth is occurring; we have chosen to take part in the Transformation.
  6. Deep breathing can reduce anxiety and tension in the body
  7. You get what you focus on
  8. If you focus on the same things every day, you get the same day every day
  9. You already have within you everything you need to be happy and to live a life of joy

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The next podcast is “2020: A Transformed World.” We will explore differences in our new love-based world, and how to make the most of the transformation the year 2020 brings.

I hope you will join me here next Tuesday, at 4:00 p.m. (Pacific US Time) / 7:00 p.m. (Eastern US Time).

This is Jo Calk signing off:

Blessings to all of us Dreamers on our Transformational Journey.


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