Something to think about
OUR PLANET’S FUTURE DEPENDS ON
YOUR INDIVIDUAL SPIRITUAL JOURNEY
I am intrigued and impressed with the fascinating explorations and observations posted on this site recently by Mewabe regarding the future of our civilization on this planet.
Among other things, Mewabe has offered the idea that humanity is heading for a collective disaster the likes of which we have never known because “we are destroying this divine creation, looking for God, love and enlightenment in all the wrong places, such as in religions that define nature to be fallen, while science, the other ruling god of our world, also defines nature to be of no spiritual value.”
Mewabe adds: “This is why this global civilization is doomed, because it is out of touch with spiritual reality, from life, the world now being populated by human creatures who are disconnected from themselves and from all life, and literally lost in their minds.”
I must say that to a large degree I agree. Some of these ideas and conclusions, articulated in my own way, will be found in my book The Storm Before the Calm, which is posted in its entirety on this website. My point in making that statement: I think many of us are seeing the same thing. Specifically, the end of life “as we know it” on the Earth.
The question is, how much misery are we as a species going to have to endure before those remaining in future generations can get on with the business of continuing to live on this “third rock from the sun,” and evolve the species sufficiently to continue its existence?
The second question is, what will it take for us to do so? I can tell you that my own thought about it is that it will have nothing to do with political interventions around the world, nor with military actions, nor with social engineering, nor with technological achievements or medical miracles or scientific advances. None of these things are going to “save the day” for humanity.
There is only one thing that will, in my view, and that is a resurgence of individual spiritual transformation, through an expansion of consciousness that heightens our awareness of who we are, where we are, why we are here, and what we have the opportunity to do about that.
By spiritual transformation I mean to suggest a shifting of the very way in which we hold ourselves in our own perception. If we continue to see ourselves as not much more than mammals living upon a planet of diminishing resources, we will live an “eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we shall die” existence, turning our future into a self-fulfilling prophecy.
If, on the other hand, we are startlingly awakened by the upheaval of events sufficiently to admit, finally and at long last, that there is something we have not understood about Who We Are and what we are doing here on Earth, we stand a chance to survive as a species — albeit, as Mewabe suggests, in an entirely different way, living an entirely different kind of life, for entirely different purposes and with entirely different objectives, producing entirely different experiences and realities.
There is another way to produce this outcome, however. We could make this shift in understanding in advance of any self-created upheaval, side-stepping it at least in part, and thus reducing the amount of death, suffering and anxiety we have to go through in order to evolve our species.
I do not see this, though, as a group effort. That is, no religion, no social movement, no political party, no organization espousing particular objectives and supporting those who agree, is going to produce this expanded understanding and turn it into our jointly held experience. This is going to have to be an individual effort. It will have to be done on a one-by-one basis. At the very least, at the outset. There may be some “snowball rolling downhill” effect later on, but humanity’s present inertia will only be broken by individual after individual after individual reaching a level of spiritual clarity such as to finally and ultimately produce critical mass.
That means the work is up to you and me. We can stop looking to political leaders (as the recent election campaign in the U.S. is demonstrating clearly), we can forget about being inspired by religious figures (who are moving entirely too slowly to keep up with the speedily advancing need for spiritual enlightenment), and we can release any hope that we’ll find our opening through the work of social activists (who are focused on an entirely misplaced set of objectives).
If the generation of our children and our children’s children is to find itself living in, and joyfully co-creating the expansion of, the world of humanity’s highest potential, it will only be because enough of us did the lonely work of personal transformation. Side by side, if we are amazingly lucky, with a collaborative life partner or beloved personal friend accompanying us in this undertaking, but very few others available to diminish our sense of isolation. We are going to have to rely on the God of our understanding as our primary source of companionship on the journey.
Indeed, it will be our conversations with God that will have to supply us with our encouragement and our enlightenment. I observe that no currently existing group or collective is even close to being able to do so.
And the purpose of our individual spiritual work will not be to change the world, but to bring our own unique experience of being human to the level of the Divine, that we may complete the Agenda of our Soul, and fulfill its purpose for bringing us here. This, and only this, can produce, almost as a side effect, the experience of humanity’s collective transformation.
It is my everlasting hope that your own conversations with God will invite you to this encounter and open you to its successful conclusion: the uniting of your Human and Divine self, bringing you peace, joy, comfort, tranquility, wisdom, and everlastingly unconditional love at last as part of your life itself, realized in moment-to-moment expression.