A New Earth Online Community of Awakening
“There is an almost sensual longing for communion with others who have a large vision. The immense fulfillment of the friendship between those engaged in furthering the evolution of consciousness has a quality impossible to describe.” Teilhard de Chardin
Building Connections – Creating an Online Community of Support and Inspiration
We are an integral part of an evolutionary journey from stardust to self-aware, conscious humans. On this majestic and awe-inspiring trajectory, we are moving through the many stages of human development into newer and more conscious forms of what it is to be human. Along this journey, it is time now for individuals to begin to connect up with others who are also experiencing these shifts in consciousness.
Just as earlier forms of life found ways to cooperate at the cellular level to evolve life forward, it is time for us to now come together in new ways to insure our well-being as a species. Our current shift in consciousness can be and has been described in many ways, depending on which scientific, religious or philosophical tradition one looks at it through. It can also be seen simply as a fundamental shift in identity or as a significant awakening to a different reality, no matter what filter we are using to become aware of it. Whenever we deeply listen to the news about world events, no matter what side we take on the issues, we are being given the opportunity to be increasingly motivated by the possible consequences if we don’t collectively find some creative response to make. One such response is that we can take this world situation as an invitation to step up to this next stage in the evolution of consciousness, knowing, as Einstein famously said, “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.”
We start our life’s journey and/or spiritual path on our own, as separate individuals finding our way along. Then there comes a point in our individual and collective development where in order keep moving forward we are inclined to begin to function as something larger – this is the point where it becomes important to engage with others in mutually supportive relationships that extend our awakening beyond our personal boundaries. Today, the shift in consciousness is a global shift we make or don’t make and face the results together. The pursuit of individual enlightenment is still of value now but begins to be seen through the context of the whole of the evolving human race. This is our reality in the twenty-first century.
By relating to each other not as separate beings vying for limited resources, but as various expressions of the one life we are parts of, we offer each other the support and inspiration we need to keep progressing. This mutuality and support between people is needed in developing a new way of living and for each of us to play our unique role in the what is coming. The looked for and hoped for global shift in consciousness is what we might call planetary awakening, spiritual embodiment or indeed, the next step in human evolution. This supports the down-to-earth activities we may engage in as we are creating the world our hearts know is possible (thank you Charles Eistenstein). It takes dedicated inner work, mindfulness, awareness & a conscious identity shift in who we are, in order to transform our collective life experience and bring into being the full potential of our time.
Eckhart Tolle passed some kind of a transmission on to me in 2002, and I would love to pass it on again, however that is possible. This website and directory of awakeners and organizations has grown out of my own increasing ability to listen inwardly and know what to do from one moment to the next, and begin to move forward. In case you were wondering, I am also very familiar with the blocks and barriers that seem to sometimes make it feel hard to live this realization. Yes, this is our collective human experience. Me too.
But here the website is, and once I am retired from my day job (Feb, 2018) I also will offer my skills as a mentor in this work, to anyone who could benefit from that kind of a support structure. But most of all I offer the vision of an arising humanity here, as a structure we create together which will support all of us as we bring it to earth in the way we live our lives and interact with others. We are needed as points of inspiration and demonstration of a new way of living, and I mean right in the middle of our workplaces, our families, and our nearby social connections as well as the ones we make as we support each other.
Browse around, look at the Directory, make connections, ask for support where you need it, and practice whatever helps you stay in touch with that which is awakening in you. For me, I would call that your “larger identity” maybe, or your “higher self” or “where two becomes one”. However I honor all the ways this indescribable human experience may be described in any tradition or in none. Although there is not any particular religious tradition being honored here, it is my wish that all religious traditions may be honored as the many ways toward the human development that the 21st century is requiring of us.
Connecting up the diverse strands of our already existing community of awakeners who, even now, are working to build a viable new global culture…
Is your sense of who you are changing? Are you beginning to be able to watch your thinking happening, instead of being completely merged with it? Are you noticing that a more stable identity, a presence is strengthening in you, as you?
Can you see things from more than one point of view at once? Have you started to have new and deeper experiences of connection with others? Has your religion, spiritual path or other approach taken you to a sense of harvest of some kind, enabling you to start to see the incredible miracle of life when you look around?
Are you someone who is beginning to be able to hold both sides of today’s conflicts and divisions within yourself and see what is really happening as the political, economic or family dramas play out? Can you sense the whole the conflicted parts can’t see?
Are you concerned more and more about things far beyond your own or your family’s well being? Does caring for humanity or caring for the planet feel more important now than keeping yourself safe? Do you feel moved to align yourself with the larger whole and find your unique role to play in the greater movements which are happening? Are you feeling the call to participate in that larger circle?
If so, you are one of a growing family of awakeners who, through every different tradition or method of development, are beginning to realize that they are arriving at the same unitive point. Though the uniqueness of our cultural backgrounds are never to be abandoned, all paths are leading home to a realization that we are one life, expressing in many ways.
This is a new consciousness on our collective human evolutionary journey. Although we had way-showers and teachers who spoke of it over the last few thousand years, it is only now, through the difficulties of the 21st century world that it is finally time to actualize the unity we can now begin to feel.
If you are already at work as a game-changer in today’s world, or if you are feeling the call to become one, start by connecting with this community and use it as a launching pad connecting you with so many others. Explore the directory and contact those who resonate with you.
All over the world, there are people waking up to a new reality. Many of them are surrounded by people who live in the old world paradigms and ego based, win-lose social, economic and political structures they don’t fit well within any more.
I feel it is a part of my unique role in the 21st century to create this website and directory and to offer my life to do what I can to help connect this diversely spread out group of awakeners connect more and more, not just with me, but with each other. Its very clear to me that I don’t have to create community. The community already exists! All over, people are already working on all kinds of projects which are coming straight out of this new consciousness and are already a part of this far-flung community which is building a new earth. Its just that the community network needs to be strengthened, so that we can palpably feel it, know it supports us and let it uplift us with its power.
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