Forget eschatological prophecies. Forget belief structures built upon past civilizations. Or, even better, take it all into consideration and then promptly let it go.
The world to come can be called anything we want to call it:
Call it what you
will; as long as healthy change is the primary focus, it matters
little what you call it or even what you believe is causing it.
Whether we think it is aliens or ancient prophecies or a natural progression of human evolution, it matters little, as long as we're grasping the idea that it is only a transition.
We are psychosocial beings having a human experience that sometimes feels profoundly spiritual. And sometimes that spiritual feeling can be so overwhelming that it gets in the way of our reasoning.
But focusing on the fact that it's a transition can help give us a clearer perspective.
Here are six ways to help make that transition possible...
1 - Practice cooperation first, competition second
When we become alienated from nature, we become alienated from soul.
We lose respect for the interconnectedness of all things. This results in the pollution and degradation of physical, psychological, and spiritual environments.
A way to help us transition from the Fourth into the Fifth World is to be proactive about getting the horse of cooperation back in front of the cart of competition.
Whenever we feel overly competitive and aggressive we have lost the primary experience of cooperation. We have disconnected from our essential humanity and closed off our ego into the hyper-masculine box of a hyper-real Fourth World.
Cooperation first, competition second.
Kept in that order prevents the latter from getting lost in corruptible power constructs.
2 - Trump religion with spirituality
Religion tends to truncate the experience of the numinous by pigeonholing it into a finite construct.
Spirituality, on the other hand, magnifies the experience by allowing it to remain infinite. Spirituality embraces mystical free-states, whereas religion clings to dogmatic fixed-states.
A huge part of transitioning into the Fifth World is the ability to dissolve religious pseudo-power into authentic spiritual power. Such a sacred dissolving liberates the individual to engage more fully with the numinous through a greater understanding of interdependence.
The initiated one is then free to individuate the ego and self-actualize the soul, despite dogmatic constructs.
3 - Trump hierarchy with anarchy
One of the main problems with the Fourth World is hierarchical authoritarianism.
If, as Lord Acton warned,
...then hierarchical authoritarianism poses the greatest threat of such corruption.
There simply are not enough checks and balances. There is too much emphasis on rulers and masters, and not enough emphasis on freedom, cooperation and compassion.
The road to the Fifth World must pass through anarchy.
In order to discover a healthy balance between nature and the human soul, human beings must be free. And they cannot be free in a system where masters (in any form) are free to rule.
The Fifth World has no place for either masters or rulers. Such lower vibrational thinking should be left behind in the Fourth World.
As Jim Dodge said,
The only control that matters in the Fifth World is self-control and self-discipline through natural anarchic freedom.
4 - Trump violence with nonaggression
The Fourth World is an aggressive hyper-violent world.
Those born into such a world are conditioned to be violent. But acting violent in a violent culture only perpetuates more violence, and even gives the authoritarian powers-that-be an excuse to infringe further on our freedom.
The rules and laws of the Fourth World are enforced through violence, after all.
So, a huge transitory step towards crossing into the Fifth World is to practice disciplined nonaggression (below video) in the face of such violence.
Don't get me wrong, we should in no way be passive, and definitely not passive aggressive.
As Derrick Jensen says,
We should be ruthlessly aggressive in our civil disobedience, and take-no-prisoners courageous in our non-violence against a corrupt system.
We should be systematically destroying and sabotaging unhealthy infrastructures that are destroying people and the environment. The Native American concept of counting coup comes to mind.
Shaming people into becoming healthier is far superior and moral to using fear tactics and violence, which is inferior and immoral.
5 - Trump the hyper-masculine with the robust feminine
Transitioning is surrendering...
Moving from the Fourth into the Fifth World is surrendering to a logic even more powerful than reason. The most powerful logic of all is the natural order that keeps all things connected and moving.
As it stands, in the Fourth World, we have been tragically negligent of this sacred order, having conceded power to the ill-reason of the unhealthy system, to the extent that it is threatening our survival as a species.
A powerful step toward the Fifth World, which helps distance ourselves from the corruptness of the Fourth, is trumping the hyper-masculine with the robust feminine in order to bring balance to a grossly misbalanced system.
We must be able to transform our masculine weaponry into feminine livingry.
We must puncture the bloated ego and fill in the empty power with authentic power gained from the sacred communion with all things. We must put purpose back into our competition by making cooperation primary and competition secondary.
We must stop running on dead patterns by updating outdated truths grown uncouth by the passage of time.
6 - Practice 'courage-based living' rather than 'fear-based living'
The Fourth World has us reeling.
We're living paranoid-riddled, half-lived lifestyles based on Fear:
The biggest problem with the fear-based lifestyle of the Fourth World is victimization.
Transitioning into the Fifth World is transforming fear into courage.
And the more people we have becoming the world, the more likely we are to usher in a healthier way of being human...
As Carol Pearson said,