We feel a Great Awakening is occurring now in human history. It comes at a time of much advancement in science and technology, which has created good and bad consequences.
There has been much real global progress: It’s measurable and ongoing: overall women’s education has increased, global poverty is decreasing, child labor is down, deaths from war is declining and much more heartening news. Yes, the news does highlight violence, and there are so many gun deaths in the US.
And even though there are fewer deaths from wars, there are actually more civil conflicts (battles within countries and opposing groups). This troubling pattern of more civil conflict between groups is part of what we will be considering here.
And then there is the preservation of the overall earthly environment. While we continue to make strides to protect our planet by how we treat it, there are still many threats to our planet’s very existence itself.
To quote silent film comedians Oliver and Hardy, “it’s another nice mess” we’ve gotten ourselves into. As background here, the comic film duo would get in one mishap after another, due to carelessness and circumstances.
How to Clean Up Our Mess
How then do get out of this mess and awaken? To assist, we can remember Star Trek’s mission “to boldly go where no man [or woman] has gone before!”
It may seem an overwhelming challenge but take heart with Margaret Mead’s well-known quote: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
There are many descriptions for what is occurring now before our eyes: a tipping point, shifting to a new reality, ascending to a higher dimension.
It’s quite evident that we are facing a turbulent outer world, marked by growing contrasts. This “metacrisis” releases many divisions, in culture, sex, race, geography amidst challenging environmental problems.
So what can we – and specifically you – do during this time of extremes and widening divisions? Here are six ways you can positively contribute to the great awakening.