by Julian Rose
July 04, 2016
Julian Rose is a
writer, pioneer ecological farmer, international
activist and actor.
His acclaimed book
“In Defense of Life” is available for purchase on
Real revolution starts from within.
There can be no outward
revolution without an inward revolution to start the fire.
The word revolution derives from the word 'evolution', a process of
growing awareness. So 're-evolution' is a return, a revisiting, of a
state of growing awareness. In this case, a dynamic state, as per
the revolution associated with the complete turning of a wheel
through 360 degrees.
There is no other way of changing a society than through the process
of change in the individuals who make up that society. Nor is it
possible to change people from outside. However, it is possible to
inspire an awakening, or reawakening of the individual or
individuals, through sharing awakened energy.
This is the essential significance the word 'guru' or teacher. But
rare indeed is the guru who both preaches and practices true
awareness raising. Holistic awareness. For these are true
But revolution does not usually feature in the consciousness raising
messages of gurus. Maybe this is because most stop at the first
station and then float up to the ether beyond. That station stop
goes under the heading 'spiritual emancipation'.
However, spiritual emancipation
is not synonymous with holistic change, the only force
capable of catalysing true revolution.
Spiritual emancipation is a very attractive idea to many Westerners,
especially the ones essentially seeking to escape from something
bugging them about,
Maybe because it appears to offer some
form of liberation - and even salvation - from these.
Perhaps because it's a way of escaping into a world of peaceful
quietude, where 'inaction' is said to be the only action worth
taking. A state which can supposedly liberate the troubled soul and
allow the individual to 'find himself/herself' anew, within the all
encompassingness of 'the now'.
This is all well and good, as far as it goes. But it does not go
In fact, I'm going to suggest something
some might find rather shocking:
it may be one of the main reasons
that the real revolution has still failed to materialize.
Failed to take place in spite of
thousands of years of such practices being performed by tens of
thousands of individuals. Many believing that they had succeeded in
attaining 'enlightenment'. And many millions more adorating their
supposedly enlightened masters.
In spite of all this supposed 'rising awareness', real, deep
revolution on any significant scale, has never yet occurred on
What is real revolution?
Real/authentic revolution involves a major root and branch shift in
the make up and direction of society as a whole, one in which the
physical, mental and spiritual needs of mankind have the possibility
of being realized by the majority, not just by a minority.
It is not a social revolution, but is a human
revolution; since it incorporates these three elements
(physical, mental, spiritual) essential to all individuals in order
that they can live-out their birthrights. To have equal
opportunities to grow into their full potentiality.
For a very long time, mankind has suffered a system of top down
control, in which a minority hold power and influence over the
majority. Stealing the resources that would enable a more equal
distribution of wealth amongst all mankind.
A redistribution that would instantly end starvation. Would end the
starvation of body, mind and spirit which has kept mankind from
flowering and reduced huge numbers to living the lives of slaves.
Marxist, Maoist, Bolshevik or French
revolutions, for example, have amply demonstrated the weakness
that stands behind purely social/cultural revolution.
Here, the repressed rise-up and
overthrow their repressors. After a brief period of celebration,
they then impose their own particular doctrine or dogma on those
whom they had earlier led to 'liberation'.
So the cycle is repeated once again, with a 'working
class' struggling to supply their new masters with the bourgeoisie
life style which they themselves had previously condemned for its
repressive dogma, wealth hoarding and denial of human rights.
So long as this cycle keeps repeating, self evidently, there can be
no 'real revolution'.
So what could break the cycle?
A total, or near total, collapse
of the current worn-out neo liberal, capitalist, communist,
socialist… or any other 'ist' regimes that have been held up
as 'progressive', when in reality they are regressive.
And/or, an openness and desire
by the general populace, for wise and enlightened
leadership, rather than an acceptance of leadership by
puppet dictators under the control of banks and
The first solution is not, of course, a
revolution in itself, but could bring about a situation in which new
approaches, based upon sharing and caring, would have the
opportunity to establish themselves.
Since the chaos that a near total break
down of the status quo would bring, would also represent an
opportunity for something quite different to sprout up from its
However, for this to happen, a second element will need to be active
in the wings, ready to be immediately manifest on the main stage.
That element consists of the
catalyzation of an egalitarian but as yet unrealized dream:
the holistic development of a
spiritually, mentally and physically enlightened process of
growth. Enlightened growth as the centre piece
of daily life - and not as an accoutrement, something tacked-on to
the impoverished daily grind of financial dependency, as it is
The true revolution is only possible once,
The external crudely physical
and material regime which we all live under today, has
succumbed to collapse; hastened on by warriors of truth
And simultaneously, the
egalitarian urge for spiritual, mental and physical growth,
is primed and ready to fill the vacuum created by this
It is only when these two elements come
together, as if destiny had played its synchronistic hand, that the
long longed for 'new beginning' can happen.
That some strong seeds of a potential
golden age can be planted into fertile soil. That which can redeem
the status of human kind to something akin to humanness - and then
approaching such a time?
Listen carefully: only if we take actions now.
Actions fired by a deep intent to bring
about a powerful sea-change in the way life is lived. That is the
imperative. To set in motion a metamorphosis of daily levels of
consciousness, and taking the actions that will put that new
awareness into practical affect. Both...
Such a revolution spares no detail in its insistence upon uniting
all the core needs of human kind:
Seeing all as completely interrelated
Each one, in turn, a key to a collective
flowering of planet Earth.
Not one of our genuine needs can be subordinated to the status of
'lesser' in the chain of interconnectivity that will grow into the
first truly stable foundation, upon which the evolution of mankind's
higher aspirations and abilities can be built.
However, if the collapse happens - and no such preparedness to fill
the vacuum is ready to come forward - then the chance is lost,
maybe for a further 36,000 years.
And those able and relatively aware aspirants, who perfected their 'asanas',
but failed to come forward to prepare the new ground, seeking
instead false liberation through spiritual and sensual escapism,
will surely suffer a rude awakening.
Taking out such cosseted insurance
policies will prove to be no guarantee that one will be saved from
the agonies of a dying civilization, let alone headed for some
higher dimensional salvation.
More likely, a protracted return and cleaning up the planet, a task
ignored through preoccupation with more selfish concerns during this
life time, will be the karmic retribution for those of us who were
able, yet failed to take responsibility for the greater whole.
Our tragically trashed and uncared for planet and peoples are all
too often ignored, even by those more than capable of acting
responsibly - by putting their shoulders to the wheel of positive
But instead, too many have shown a
narcissistic leaning towards personal salvation which has all too
frequently tainted their outlook on life and robbed the world of
critically needed healers.
If the vacuum 'after the fall' is not quickly filled by eager and
gifted individuals able and willing to take the helm, then we're in
for another kind of order to become established. A
New World Order,
'Order out of chaos', the final capstone of the pyramid of top down
total control, with its obsession for full spectrum dominance.
Yes my friends, unless we seize the opportunity to take charge of
events in the critical window of opportunity now opening, we will
have capitulated to the long planned for Satanic and
fascistic complete take over of our planet Earth.
That, we cannot allow...
Which is why the Great Revolution
beckons, an ever brighter glint in the eye. An ever deeper sense of
surety; of intent; of conviction. A growing fire of courage to face
this unique challenge - and to come out as victors.
Nothing else is good enough… and yes, the time is fast approaching.
That window of potential is already ajar.
However, there is nobody else to open it
further other than us.
It will not be those who get all
exited about 'the new age', but lack any commitment or
skills needed to make it happen.
Not those who meditate their way
to Nirvana and leave everyone else to stew in their own
Not those who preach the sermon
of change, but never leave the pulpit.
Nor those who only move when
their astrological sign tells them its OK to do so.
Not even those silky skinned,
perfect smiling toothpaste tube models of 'perfect health',
who travel the World as part of the quasi spiritual circus
that earns its bread and butter by getting up on a platform
and selling the secret of 'perfect happiness'.
No, none of these will be found breaking
the new ground demanded by the coming time.
Instead, they will no doubt be searching
desperately for safe havens; someone, some place, to offer them
shelter from the storm.
So who will
Ah yes, that is indeed the question.
Am I to take the risk of proffering an
Well, since I've always been a risk
taker, I guess I'll have a go:
those who came back to this planet
specifically to take on this role, and who have not got lost
along the way.
Accompanying them will be those who
recognize and support genuine qualities of leadership. Who recognize
leadership as being based on wisdom, conscious awareness,
determination, compassion and the capacity to commit until a job is
The first ever truly authentic revolution will not move through 360
degrees in just a few weeks, months or years. For those
participating in it, it will appear timeless. And indeed, it will
strike the chord of timelessness.
But it will simultaneously be of this
time and will be built of very real assets:
That is why it starts here and it starts
Preparing the ground is the first action
necessary in order to plant productive seeds. Fertility has to be
rebuilt before such seeds can germinate. There is no other truth
Everyone reading this article
knows this, deep in their hearts.
Those who act upon this knowledge, have the great privilege of being
co-helmsmen in fomenting the very first, truly authentic, pan
planetary revolution. Ultimately leading to the emancipation of all
mankind, and the final falling away of that which refuses
Participation is this, the greatest collective quest to ever face
Great stirrings are already a'foot. Lead on..!