“If we are serious about dreaming our awakening into being and creating a peaceful, loving earth in which the heart, spirit and soul are the only true leaders, we must continue to keep our focus on thoughts of unity and all that truly brings us together.”
― Diane Hall
Earlier this month in my post titled WakeUp! I spoke in a brief and very general way about awakening. Now I want to dig a little deeper and talk about what happens when people begin to wake up.
So what does happen when people start waking up? To put is simply, the world begins to change. But anytime anything new is born into the world there are labor pains. Much of the anger, violence and turmoil we see in our world today is evidence of this. But it is important to look beyond the pain to catch at least a glimpse of what is being born.
So what is being born? We are currently going through a major shift in consciousness which will be seen in many different areas of life.
The two shifts that are the most obvious (and exciting) to me are:
A shift from the masculine toward the feminine. Let’s face it we have lived in a world that has been dominated by men. How has that been working for us? Now we are beginning to see women step forward in large numbers to remind us that does not always work. We see this in all areas of life but perhaps the most out there in the public eye right now are politics and social justice. This will only work if women lead from their feminine energy, instead of just copying the way men have always done things. What we need to be moving toward is not a world dominated and controlled by women, but a balance of both the masculine and feminine energies working together. All people work side by side to create a world that works for all. History tells us this will not be easy. It is never easy for any group to let go of power and control, and learning to handle power and control is just as difficult. Until we let go of our all or nothing mentality and learn to develop a spirit of cooperation and work together we will continue to struggle with this shift
A shift from organized religion focused on buildings, organization and doctrine toward a personal spiritual journey. This shift is very personal to me. I grew up in a family that was extremely involved in the local church, so I got an up close and personal view of the inner workings of a church. It isn’t always pretty. We can get so caught up in doctrine and our precious buildings that we can forget that our true calling is Oneness with God and if we are Christians following the Master Teacher by living the Christ life. I began feeling the pull of the Christ within from a young age, but I resisted. And boy did I resist. Even when it became clear that I was no longer wanted and actually no longer belonged in “organized religion” I held on with everything I had. It took a long time and a car accident for me to begin to experience little glimpses of what our Oneness with God is actually like. Now there is no turning back. There was a religious revival in the 1730’s and 1740’s known as the Great Awakening. We are now experiencing another great awakening as people are beginning to awaken to who they really are and how they are called to live. And of course organized religion is not only resisting they are fighting back. What is required of us during this time is to stay on track, stay connected to Spirit and each other and not get caught in fighting a “war” that does not really exist.
There are of course other shifts of consciousness occurring in our world. That is why I would really like to hear from you on this one.
What major shifts are you seeing in our world? Do they have personal meaning for you? Leave you comments below and let’s talk.
“In the last 10 years, we have seen a rise in selfishness: selfies, self-absorbed people, superficiality, self-degradation, apathy, and self-destruction. So I challenge all of you to take initiative to change this programming. Instead of celebrating the ego, let’s flip the script and celebrate the heart. Let’s put the ego and celebrity culture to sleep, and awaken the conscience. This is the battle we must all fight together to win back our humanity. To save our future and our children.” ― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem
You may be hearing the word awakening being thrown around a lot right now. Many people in our world today believe we are being called to wake up. I am one of them. If the current social, political, religious and economic turmoil around the world isn’t a wake up call, I don’t know what is.
This is a time of awakening. So… awakening to what?
Our true nature. Being created in the image and likeness of the creator of the universe, we are born to be creative. We create our own world with our thoughts and actions. When we begin to wake up and join together we create a world that works for all.
Our oneness. Any separation we experience is an illusion we create ourselves. We name, label and exclude others and declare it to be so, but it is all still an illusion. When will the current climate of hatred, fear and hostility begin to turn around? When when remember our oneness.
Our responsibility to care for the earth. As a Christian, I believe were placed on this planet to care for it — to tend the garden, not destroy it. Will we wake up to this reality before it is too late? I certainly hope so.
Our dependence on each other. We live in a time when we brag about not needing anyone. We think we can take care of ourselves. We ostracize those who openly can’t do things for themselves. But sooner or later we will realize this is not true. We all need each other and there is no shame in needing or asking for help and nothing to boast or complain about in helping others.
So this month we are talking about awakening. We live in a time of what appears to be great darkness. This can be a frightening time. But it is also an exciting time. The world is changing. Something new is begin born and we are experiencing labor pains.
The time has come for those who have been awakening to start to come together. Not to form new institutions or churches which have not worked in the past, but to bring a new way of living and being into the world.