Whether you like Obama or not, whether you voted for him or not, whether you think he has done a good or bad job is irrelevant in the higher order of the Universe. Barack Obama was destined to move the U.S. from 7th Young to 1st Mature. Planetary consciousness shifts forward because of this.
Individuals who project a Messiah complex on to Obama, that he will save the world, will be disappointed. This is often a problem for Priests, and Obama is a 7th Mature Priest. For those of you who believe he is destroying America, you are right; he is helping to breakdown the Young soul paradigm to make way for Mature thinking. His strong desire for bipartisanship reflects his Mature soul thinking. His mission is to move humanity to the next soul age.
It is very difficult for an individual, let alone a nation, to make this soul age adjustment. Young soul values – money, power, fame, and materialism – clash with Mature values. The Mature soul is learning about interpersonal relationships, working in community and in partnership with the earth, as well as beginning to question a deeper meaning to life. Mature souls begin to value relationships over materiality. This is a huge jump in values and needs.
Tiger Woods is a good symbol of this transition. Before the recent scandal, Tiger epitomized the Young soul lifestyle of fame, success, lavish abundance and an impeccably wholesome image. We emphasize the word “image” here. For a long time Tiger was able to hide his darker side, that of sexual addiction. After being exposed on national television by a flood of women revealing his affairs, Tiger’s image of a loving husband was immediately tainted, and he vanished from public scrutiny. Now he is in rehab for his addiction, which means he has to look at his relationship to women, his wife and to the underlying emotions driving his behavior. Tiger must focus internally, which is something Young souls don’t naturally do. By the way, Tiger is 7th Young, and this is his first journey into 1st Mature.
This is Young to Mature in a nutshell. This process is messy and not at all glamorous. Tiger’s loss of endorsements, income and his pristine image are painful to his ego. Because Young souls are generally immersed in the Chief Feature of Arrogance, their biggest fear is to be publicly humiliated. Ken Lay, a Young soul of Enron fame, died before he went to trial. He would rather die than be dragged through the media and humiliated.
Most 7th Young souls don’t willingly move towards Mature soul experiences. The Higher Self usually designs a karmic experience to push the Essence/Soul over the line. More about how this transition will impact the U.S. to come.