from GAIA Website
While there are some incredibly pessimistic, yet possible scenarios that are being predicted based on current trends, there are also many astonishingly inspiring ones that, if accelerated, would lead to a thriving bright future that we would all like to be a part of.
Yes, it has gotten us this far (albeit with a tremendous deal of suffering for many peoples), but to get to a sustainable and peaceful future, a new worldview needs to guide us there.
A more conscious paradigm
that takes into account the effects of our causes is critical.
Humans have been going
deeper and deeper into the earth and farther into regions of the
planet that were not previously exploited in order to obtain energy
and material to continue feeding a consumption-focused vision of
infinite growth on a finite planet.
To hesitate now
by putting Band-Aids on old systems
that don't work
could be fatal for our entire species.
Why take that risk
when we have
However, to be courageous is to be a luminary.
Courage allows us to be
leaders in our personal lives, and in doing so we all lead ourselves
collectively toward a more enlightened future where we do away with
systems and actions that are destroying our connection to each other
and to the only place in the universe we can call home, our planet
are deciding what the fate of humanity
and the fate of a habitable Earth will be.
Our personal choices
in what we choose to focus on
and give our energy to,
as well as what we decide
to support with our dollar,
are in our power
to control and change.
That shirt we got on sale that we liked? With a little digging it turns out it was made by child slaves in Malaysia.
Now knowing this, we avoid indirectly supporting that system of suffering by choosing a cruelty-free alternative.
We have incredible tools today to do so, and if we combine them with the courage to be bold and stand up for the vision of a better world then we will transition into a world that is not in constant crisis mode.
We will have helped usher in the dawn of a day where we are living in balance, harmony, and coherence with ourselves, each other, and the Earth.
Maybe we are...
we construct filters to block out anything
that doesn't match our own worldview
so that our brains don't hurt
from cognitive dissonance.
Being aware of this unconscious process is the first step towards changing it, and with changing ourselves comes global change. Individual mindfulness leads to global awakening.
The epigenetic imprint will pass on to future generations and potentially lead to a time when mindfulness becomes part of our inherent nature.
If we do not face our shadows - those traits and aspects of ourselves we suppress and deny - we will remain imprisoned as a result of our own self-deceptions.
Facing the shadows isn't
easy by any means, and this is the primary demotivator to do so.
It takes a great deal of
courage, but if we don't face the shadows they will follow us until
the day we die.
but you can shine a light on it
and make it
If we liberate ourselves, we liberate the world.
There is nobody on Earth who can do your growth work for you. However, many can help guide you and show you how you can experience a personal transformation.
With humans being a social species, we actually cannot do it all alone.
We can always find help in the support of others. We are interdependent. We can accomplish a good deal alone, but we can accomplish far more together.
Building a better world starts with understanding that we are all in this together.
For far too long
the balance of power and energy
in human society and culture
has been strongly tipped
competitive alpha male rule.
The old models of male
dominance and female subservience are starting to no longer apply.
My own observations, when
I look at who is following my social media pages and buying my book,
have seen the same thing.
Seeing women as
objects of desire is one of the most common traps men fall into,
which continues the old paradigm and bars us from living in an
Thankfully, both men and women are becoming more frequently aware and mindful of these traps, and we can see some incredible cultural and societal shifts in recent years.
The balance is coming back in certain areas, but there is still plenty of work to be done in others.
At the crossroads that we as a human family are at right now, we cannot afford to be lackadaisical.
Doing so only reinforces the authority addiction that has caused so much suffering in our past and is still causing in our present.
Our interdependence and
interconnected unity empowers us more than we could imagine. We have
the total freedom to mold our world however we wish if we do so
cooperatively... and this cooperation comes when we understand
fundamental truths about what life is.
The inner world must be well adjusted if we wish to see the outer world well adjusted.
Everything that we say, think, and do collectively creates the world in which we find ourselves existing. If everyone became mindful and stopped themselves before they acted or reacted in a way that causes suffering to someone else, we would see the transformation into a conscious global society immediately.
Of course, this will likely not happen as we idealistically envision it, but if there is a growing number of us practicing mindfulness every day throughout the day, then we will see an acceleration into a world that resembles a consciously evolved global family.
We will have finally
We may feel as if we are
just one person out of billions with very little power to change the
deeply-embedded issues within our collective consciousness. Yes you
are one person, but you are an agent of change nonetheless.
May we constantly enjoy our lives by rejoicing.
May we constantly enjoy happiness by rejoicing
in all the positive things that bring benefit
to others and to ourselves.
And may we especially rejoice
when we see all the good things
that happen to
A global awakening into an evolved humanity is a collective process. There is no one person or group that will take us there.
Each one of us is
responsible to do our part, in consciously evolving ourselves, in
order to transition our collective transpersonal consciousness into
the dreams of our future, away from the history of our past.
If we help each other awaken to see, feel, and understand the intricate and intimate interconnected wholeness of all things, of all systems, then we will reach the shores of our enlightenment.
Can we do it? Of course we can.
Will we do it? That's up to us...
Let's make it happen. Our planet is still habitable, but let's not take it for granted... let's ensure it stays that way so we have a place to see our collective evolution into a humanity in harmony with itself and its home planet.