Editors note: This article by Edmund J. Bourne, PhD first appeared in the Winter issue of Shift Magazine, the quarterly magazine of the Institute of Noetic Sciences – organization that conducts and sponsors leading-edge research into the potentials and powers of collective consciousness—including perceptions, beliefs, attention, intention, and intuition. To learn more about the Institute click here

“On a global level, humanity will outgrow its adolescence… Cooperation among nations will of necessity begin to supersede conflict.”

Time is moving faster these days. On some level we all know that we live in a time when our earth and civilization stand at a crossroads.

What is going to change? The prevailing societal trends of unlimited economic growth and material consumption will not continue; they are not sustainable.

On a global level, humanity will outgrow its adolescence, learning to become better stewards of the earth and its resources. Nations and cultures will increasingly come to honor one another as part of a global family, regardless of differences in race, religion, or nationality. Cooperation among nations will of necessity begin to supersede conflict. Such values and inclinations are now prevalent among 10 to 20 percent of the population, although they may not achieve a broad base until the challenges humanity faces reach a critical mass. Increasing problems posed by climate change, ecological disruption, diminishing resources (especially oil and water), population growth, and poverty are rapidly reaching a point where dramatic worldwide changes in priorities will be required to forestall global chaos.

Shifting Assumptions and Values

The change in worldview coming about at this time can be described from multiple perspectives, both conceptual and practical. This new perspective is taking the place of the old scientific-materialist worldview that has dominated Western society for more than four hundred years. Some of the dominant themes of the new worldview include these:

  • A conscious universe. The universe as a whole is a conscious and creative process, not a mechanistic object. Every whole system, from atoms to galaxies, has an interiority—a subjective aspect that exhibits attributes of consciousness such as self-organization and intentionality.
  • Multidimensional reality. Reality—the sum of all that is—exceeds the bounds of the physical universe and contains multiple subtle, transcendent dimensions. These subtle dimensions form the matrix of the physical universe we see.
  • Interconnection of all minds. Although we appear to exist in separate bodies, at the deepest level our minds are joined in a collective consciousness. At the level of our deepest soul, we are all one.
  • Complementarity of science and spirituality. Both science and spirituality lead to an understanding of the cosmos: science of its outer, objective aspect; and spirituality, along with the humanities and arts, of its inner, subjective, and symbolic aspects.
  • Radical empiricism. Intuitive and visionary forms of knowing are as valid as sensory-based forms of knowing, even if less subject to cross-cultural consensus.
  • Consciousness as a causal influence. Consciousness has inherent properties—such as a capacity for self-organization, intentionality, and meaning—that cannot be explained in terms of the material laws and processes of the natural sciences. Yet it has a causal influence on physical processes. Natural ethics. “Ought” reduces to “is.” Ethical behavior follows authenticity to one’s innermost nature rather than acting in accordance to culturally relative standards.

It’s clear that this new image of the cosmos differs radically from the materialist one most of us grew up with. It is as radical a change from what has gone before as the Renaissance presented to the Medieval worldview. It is an image of the cosmos that exceeds the bounds of present-day science—although it’s not inconceivable that science itself could eventually evolve to embrace it.

The emerging shift in worldview is accompanied by a corresponding shift in values, in what we deem to be important. These new values share a common feature: a movement away from a materialistic to a humanitarian-spiritual orientation toward life. Greater self-awareness, attention to spiritual growth, and sense of responsibility to the environment are seen as equally important as—if not more important than—economic success and consumption. The following values are among those that reflect the changing landscape:

  • Reverence for nature and the earth. We are vitally dependent on the earth; it is the matrix of all life. Living in a cooperative, sustainable relationship with the earth is more important than exploiting it for material gain.
  • A sense of inclusiveness toward all humanity. Choosing to look beyond self-interest to recognize that all human beings are part of the same family, regardless of racial, ethnic, national, or religious differences and understanding that all human beings share equal right to health, livelihood, safety, and prosperity.
  • Compassion. An awareness of the suffering of other human beings subjected to poverty, disease, and inhumane living conditions, regardless of who they are or where they live accompanied by a desire to help.
  • Integration of the feminine. A movement away from traditionally “masculine” values of hierarchy, autonomy, top-down control, and exploitation toward “feminine” values of inclusiveness, cooperation, interrelationship, nurturance, and love.
  • Valuing intuition. Trusting one’s deeper intuitions or hunches (along with reason) as good guides for making decisions.
  • Voluntary simplicity. Cultivating a simpler life, both for the sake of inner peace and to leave a lighter footprint on the earth.
  • Respect for being present. Living mindfully, or “in-the-now,” is valued as much as left-brain analysis and the desire to predict and control the future.
  • The primacy of unconditional love. Unconditional love and forgiveness are the highest values in our relations with others. If we are all one, then to harm another person is to harm ourselves. The operative question in all situations of interpersonal conflict reduces to, What is the most loving thing to do?

Shifts in our values ultimately lead to shifts in the way we act. Already many of us are beginning to change the way we behave toward ourselves, each other, our communities, and the larger environment and humanity of which we are a part. Vision and practice are inseparable. A shift in the collective worldview is likely to accompany (though not necessarily cause) the types of fundamental changes in values and actions required by humanity at this time. This worldview shift is part of a broader change that includes a far-reaching cultural, economic, and political restructuring of society. Such a shift happened in Europe during the Renaissance and also much earlier in ancient Greece. This time it is happening globally and, unlike the past, it may occur rapidly, over several decades rather than one or two centuries.

Some degree of deconstruction of the old world order is probably necessary for a new consciousness to emerge. Decay and rebirth are characteristic of all forms of evolution, whether biological or cultural. A global shift in worldview, values, and actions is inevitable. Whether it precedes and redirects humanity away from chaos or follows an epic global breakdown remains an open question. Either way, the shift is destined to come about.

A Growing Movement

What percentage of the population embraces part or all of these shifts in perceptions and values? According to Paul Ray and Sherry Ruth Anderson in their 2000 book The Cultural Creatives, about 25 million Americans (or 12% of adults) strongly endorse most or all of the above values, while another 25 million are concerned about the ecology and well-being of the planet without necessarily embracing spirituality or personal spiritual growth. Ray is now completing a new survey that estimates 30 percent of Americans to be Cultural Creatives. In Western Europe, he has found the number to be slightly higher—about 35 percent of adults. Although sixty million Americans is a large group, Ray and Anderson suggest that up to now these individuals have not become sufficiently aware of each other to form a unified political force that could promote change at the governmental level.

Certainly the group these authors describe exists, but its role may have shifted as a result of the global terrorism and political conservatism that have had such a broad impact on American society (indeed, the entire world) in the years since their book came out. While the Cultural Creatives have not yet gained significant political leverage at the national level, their strength may be gradually increasing at the grassroots level and in local communities. With the Internet available today to more than a billion users, these concerned citizens are now better able both to communicate with one another and to act as a unified force in developed countries.

We are curious to know what you think about the shifting nature of the world. Are we heading towards a time where conflict is no longer possible and cooperation is the absolute – or will the current social and economic crises continue – and this idealistic thinking never succeed?

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20 Comments

  • Avatar Gary Hoffman says:

    Reverence for nature and the earth. We are vitally dependent on the earth; it is the matrix of all life. Living in a cooperative, sustainable relationship with the earth is more important than exploiting it for material gain.

    You will recognize the above as the first bulleted statement from this fine article. An adendnum to that statement would be: We must also be aware and forever vigiliant of those that would exploit this reverence of planent Earth for their own political agenda!

  • Avatar Anna says:

    Hi there:)

    I am Anna from Armenia. I visited this site from November 2008. Then had found some books named "Conversations with God". So I am already have many answers to the questions of cooperation or many conflicts. And want you to know I haven't yet read this article, but… I am happy that people start talking LOUDLY about COOPERATION. Cause we all should cure the world-inside and outside, and do it with LOVE that can bring us to the glorious HEAVEN… Just want to express my greatfulness to the aouthors of this article, and this page!

    Thank you people for encourage the others to wake up and live!

  • Avatar Thomas L. says:

    Thank you for this encouraging outlook on our collective future! I have observed this positive change and growth in consciousness over the past 10 years, and noticed a remarkable increase in dynamic velocity. I have never been sure how much of this to attribute to increased subjective awareness and growth in my personal consciousness, and wether there has been an objectively measurable change and improvement on a global scale beyond individual and subjective perception.

    I am highly motivated and encouraged by this confirmation, and all other contributions of similar quality. It spurs me on to share and further contribute, to team up with kindred minds!

    Thanks again. All the very best to all of us:

    Thomas L., Germany

  • Avatar Harry Thompson says:

    Never have I been so grateful for the written word!

    Ya know…sometimes you just know these things inside but it isn't until someone like you puts words to it that you know you know it.

    Thank You!

    How can I get involved? Seriously.

  • Avatar claudia Turner says:

    I really enjoyed your article and appreciate the overview and descriptions of each category. It is like you put words and structure towards my personal perspective of the type and range of change we are in on a global level. I taught personal development at a community college for 25 years. I continually developed the curriculum and utilized the current heroes in understanding BODY-MIND-EMOTION-SPIRIT, in a comprehensive and pragmatic level. Some of the material I used included: behavioral kinesiology, physiology of stress, thymus (is affected by thought, feeling, relationships, clothes, food and stress)books"Love Medicine & Miracles", variety of books by Depok Chopra, and used the medicine wheel as a tool to organizing all the info. and applying it., The reason I share this is to let you know that I've studied and applied meta-physical principles. In short, my background and my mental map has been Squished Like A Bug. Due to being abused by police in Santa Rosa, Ca. multiple times, my faith is GONE. Maybe this connection can bring out the parts that died. I still do not understand why God would allow evil to win and allow the good person (me)to suffer with no resolution. I also know that I didn't create it. I feel forsaken still. I do enjoy reading this material with hope. Thanks for listening (reading) claudia

  • Avatar Carli Bauzá says:

    Great article; eloquently expressed and confidently exposed.

    I agree with the prediction that interpersonal, intercultural, and international cooperation will arise in the midst of the chaos that has begun to happen and promises to get worse.

    Very soon humanity will be faced with two choices. On the one hand, we will have the choice to open up to our inner voice and let go of our learned beliefs of separation in order to build a lasting, prosperous, just civilization. On the other, we will have the (arguably easier) choice to succumb to a fear and apathy generated by centuries of ignorant practices and beliefs, which have brought us to the financial, humanitarian, and ecological meltdown of which we have alarming evidence today.

    I believe the Collective Consciousness that unites us all will shine through our thoughts and actions before it is too late to revert what we have created up to this point in history. I don't think it will be easy for most of us, and great, conscious effort will have to be applied for it to happen. Nonetheless, I refuse to believe that the Universe has brought us to this point at which we have so much knowledge, technology, communication, and tools on how to use our minds to let us implode into our own ironic ignorance.

    Thank you so much for posting this and for all the work you do.

  • Avatar Nancy says:

    For my the shift is no idealistic thinking. As individual we truly heading from adoscelent to adults because of the experience of who we truly are. In this experience of insight that we all are one there is no other way than cooperation, responsibility for one another,wanting the best for one another because in fact you want it for yourself! How much of us are becoming “awake” the better! I truly believe that we as the human race can have a tremendous future.

  • Avatar Alex nick says:

    God,Nature,Infinite intelligence or whatever you like to call it is in charge and does what she has been doing.We think of our selves too much and too important.We forget that nature does not need the Man on the face of the Earthe in order to continue.

  • Avatar Gary Hoffman says:

    Reverence for nature and the earth. We are vitally dependent on the earth; it is the matrix of all life. Living in a cooperative, sustainable relationship with the earth is more important than exploiting it for material gain.
    You will recognize the above as the first bulleted statement from this fine article. An adendnum to that statement would be: We must also be aware and forever vigiliant of those that would exploit this reverence of planent Earth for their own political agenda!

  • Avatar Cheryl Wolf says:

    Boy I hope what you're saying is true.I still don't see it evident in the main stream news and when my daughter pondered whether people shouldn't think about the meaning of the pledge of allegience rather than recite it by rote she was told she and her family weren't worth our armed soldiers fighting for.There are still many unwilling to even allowing “thinking”about belief systems apparently. I wholeheartedly long for a world view that is much more inclusive and based on co-operation rather than competition and chest-beating. Thank you for your article.

  • Avatar Anna says:

    Hi there:)
    I am Anna from Armenia. I visited this site from November 2008. Then had found some books named “Conversations with God”. So I am already have many answers to the questions of cooperation or many conflicts. And want you to know I haven't yet read this article, but… I am happy that people start talking LOUDLY about COOPERATION. Cause we all should cure the world-inside and outside, and do it with LOVE that can bring us to the glorious HEAVEN… Just want to express my greatfulness to the aouthors of this article, and this page!
    Thank you people for encourage the others to wake up and live!

  • Avatar Thomas L. says:

    Thank you for this encouraging outlook on our collective future! I have observed this positive change and growth in consciousness over the past 10 years, and noticed a remarkable increase in dynamic velocity. I have never been sure how much of this to attribute to increased subjective awareness and growth in my personal consciousness, and wether there has been an objectively measurable change and improvement on a global scale beyond individual and subjective perception.
    I am highly motivated and encouraged by this confirmation, and all other contributions of similar quality. It spurs me on to share and further contribute, to team up with kindred minds!

    Thanks again. All the very best to all of us:
    Thomas L., Germany

  • Avatar Tony says:

    I think there are a lot of people who are starting to become more aware of whats happening.

    lets all hope we realise were all the same regardles of colour and creed before we destroy ourselves.

  • Avatar Carol Walden says:

    I actually don't think that this is idealistic thinking – I have always thought this way and for me it is absolutely necessary and predestined. I believe that we are in this crisis because we are being forced to change and the new movement of cooperation and honouring of all beings will be the natural result. How we think, and our beliefs cause reality. Keep on thinking this way!!!

  • Avatar Richard says:

    Very good article. However, this raises a big question which you touched on briefly:

    Will this great change come in time to avert a major global catastrophe, or will it arise later as a response?

    The global catastrophes which are now possible (global warming, bird-flu pandemic, large-scale starvation to name but a few) are now so numerous, varied, and vague that it seems impossible to avoid at least one.

    This change, whenever it does come, will be long overdue.

  • Avatar Harry Thompson says:

    Never have I been so grateful for the written word!
    Ya know…sometimes you just know these things inside but it isn't until someone like you puts words to it that you know you know it.

    Thank You!

    How can I get involved? Seriously.

  • Avatar Brett says:

    All very interesting thoughts, there is some major points that by misdirection or putting emphasis in the wrong subject have been overlooked. Leaders Male or Female will act as and important catalyst that will move on the thoughts of the people as a whole, worldwide the cummulative intelligence of people are not at the levels needed, racism,sexism, religious difference and political difference make any type of syncronicity immpossible, these need to be broken down and reconstituted. Another subject I have seen many times is the feminine comments, but are you so blind as to not see that there needs to be an understanding that there is little acceptance of the male emotional plight. There needs to be an acceptence that men can be emotive and supportive and nurturing just like woman can be destructive in many forms and have thier own hierachies. The world needs to see the duality of all things, there needs to be a unification with differences between females and males. The “old boys club” type of leadership was a stupid idea from the start, but the person does not make the position, the position makes the person. Forgive the bad spelling

  • Avatar anne says:

    I do not believe this idealistic thinking will be prevalent in our lifetimes. However, I do not think it should be stopped or cast aside. This type of thinking keeps us in touch with the softer side of ourselves, which is important to our core or higher power. Will it ever happen, yes eventually, maybe in 75-100 years? We will always be human beings, and aggression will always simmer inside of us, what keeps us under check is self interest, and as this type of thinking and living becomes more and more prevalent, and acceptable to society’s rules, it will become the acceptable behavior and attitude. It must always be there to provide a better way of life for the planet at large and those that come after us, remember. If you believe in reincarnation, we have to come back, and I for one prefer to come back to a gentler more loving world than we have today.

  • Avatar Chris G says:

    Thank you for posting this.

  • Avatar Sherri says:

    I feel that there will continue to be a gradual shift in consciousness but will start to pick up its momentum as the year comes to a close. More chaos, collapsing and suffering will start to open the masses to a more global approach. I think that we have been so oblivious to the destruction of our behaviours that it may take some disasters to open the minds of some who are gripping onto old and self-serving ways. Now is the time to put forth whatever efforts you are capable of. Be the change you wish to see.

  • Avatar claudia Turner says:

    I really enjoyed your article and appreciate the overview and descriptions of each category. It is like you put words and structure towards my personal perspective of the type and range of change we are in on a global level. I taught personal development at a community college for 25 years. I continually developed the curriculum and utilized the current heroes in understanding BODY-MIND-EMOTION-SPIRIT, in a comprehensive and pragmatic level. Some of the material I used included: behavioral kinesiology, physiology of stress, thymus (is affected by thought, feeling, relationships, clothes, food and stress)books”Love Medicine & Miracles”, variety of books by Depok Chopra, and used the medicine wheel as a tool to organizing all the info. and applying it., The reason I share this is to let you know that I've studied and applied meta-physical principles. In short, my background and my mental map has been Squished Like A Bug. Due to being abused by police in Santa Rosa, Ca. multiple times, my faith is GONE. Maybe this connection can bring out the parts that died. I still do not understand why God would allow evil to win and allow the good person (me)to suffer with no resolution. I also know that I didn't create it. I feel forsaken still. I do enjoy reading this material with hope. Thanks for listening (reading) claudia

  • Avatar Carli Bauzá says:

    Great article; eloquently expressed and confidently exposed.

    I agree with the prediction that interpersonal, intercultural, and international cooperation will arise in the midst of the chaos that has begun to happen and promises to get worse.

    Very soon humanity will be faced with two choices. On the one hand, we will have the choice to open up to our inner voice and let go of our learned beliefs of separation in order to build a lasting, prosperous, just civilization. On the other, we will have the (arguably easier) choice to succumb to a fear and apathy generated by centuries of ignorant practices and beliefs, which have brought us to the financial, humanitarian, and ecological meltdown of which we have alarming evidence today.

    I believe the Collective Consciousness that unites us all will shine through our thoughts and actions before it is too late to revert what we have created up to this point in history. I don't think it will be easy for most of us, and great, conscious effort will have to be applied for it to happen. Nonetheless, I refuse to believe that the Universe has brought us to this point at which we have so much knowledge, technology, communication, and tools on how to use our minds to let us implode into our own ironic ignorance.

    Thank you so much for posting this and for all the work you do.

  • Avatar Kruszelnicka says:

    i'm totally agreed with all the staetments.thanks

  • Avatar Doug Ritter says:

    I do believe in what your artical has said. We are headed toward a time where we will understand eachother better but it will come with great disaster and after that if humanity comes out it will be with the things that you have described. The spiritual aspect of what you have said I see moving toward the place you have described. I also think what you have said about it comming on faster also will be. I myself am trying to move toward a deeper intuitive response to my life. Being able to act on my gut feelings. I have learned to trust it more and more. thanks for the artical.

  • Avatar moises says:

    Wow my two best friends and I have all recently been exploring spirituality, the law of attraction, and all that great stuff and to see how we all learned this at this moment in time is astonishing. Thank You for the article.

  • Avatar Aslam says:

    It gives me immense pleasure to read this article for the simple fact that people are for some reason beginning to think differently. This universe is like a fertile land where our exoteric self realises its material requierments. As is happening the lust for material requirements has drained our land of its fertility(Esoteric self or soul). Now since we realise that we are fighting a loosing battle we have nowhere to look.
    Ironically we were looking forward for solutions when they lie covered in dirt behind us. Only if we bother to dust them we will be free again.

  • Avatar Kim says:

    I would love to believe that this kind of world is approaching.

    However, there is a tsunami approaching called Islamic Fascism that is about to hit North America.

    It has already swept over Europe and the UK. We will have to deal with this powerful force before we can find the peace that you speak of. Islam, in Arabic, means "submission" or the total surrender of oneself to God, and Fascism by definition is an authoritarian nationalist ideology focused on solving economic, political, and social problems that its supporters see as causing national decline or decadence.

    This dictatorial regime will not stop until the world surrenders to its authority.

    We must do everything in our power to change the thinking of the converts of the medieval Islamic cult to that similar to what Edmund J. Bourne is talking about. This will take a whole change in our philosphical and theosophical paradigm.

    If we believe this can happen it will. If we just look at Mr. Bournes ideas as simply idealistic then the mere act of thinking this way will result in our loss to the forces of evil approaching.

    If Islam was meant to mean "peace" then it would have been called "Salem" which in Arabic means "Peace".

    Like the previous commentor said "This change, whenever it does come, will be long overdue".

  • Avatar Tanya says:

    You are correct in everything you have said. I have seen the changes taking place in my community and the city I visit, I live in St Margarets Bay and travel to Halifax NS Canada. I openly express my views to everyone I meet family freinds strangers then I let them know about the spiritual healing affirmations I have written they came to me from God approximately 4 years ago….I have written many (39)given them to lots. I have seen the changes take place right in front of me. Here is the first one for you..titled Live Your Life Through A Jar Of Jellybeans

    Life is as good and as sweet as you make it on a daily basis

    It is like a rainbow, not too many things are Black or White

    Most people associate a color with a feeling

    So when you Live Your Life Through A Jar Of Jellybeans

    You will be BLESSED everyday you have ONE

    This poem has transformed alot of people over the years they use it as a prayer and follow my instructions to buy a jar place jellybeans inside and the poem in a frame at their entranceways or a place where everyone passes, it catches their eye, they stop and read it then take a jellybean..I am guided to continue my quest to heal the world one person at a time, it is working jaut as what you say to so many is too. Thank you for the words they continue to inspire me

    Your Freind Tanya

  • Avatar Richard says:

    Very good article. However, this raises a big question which you touched on briefly:
    Will this great change come in time to avert a major global catastrophe, or will it arise later as a response?
    The global catastrophes which are now possible (global warming, bird-flu pandemic, large-scale starvation to name but a few) are now so numerous, varied, and vague that it seems impossible to avoid at least one.
    This change, whenever it does come, will be long overdue.

  • Avatar Kim says:

    I would love to believe that this kind of world is approaching.
    However, there is a tsunami approaching called Islamic Fascism that is about to hit North America.
    It has already swept over Europe and the UK. We will have to deal with this powerful force before we can find the peace that you speak of. Islam, in Arabic, means “submission” or the total surrender of oneself to God, and Fascism by definition is an authoritarian nationalist ideology focused on solving economic, political, and social problems that its supporters see as causing national decline or decadence.
    This dictatorial regime will not stop until the world surrenders to its authority.
    We must do everything in our power to change the thinking of the converts of the medieval Islamic cult to that similar to what Edmund J. Bourne is talking about. This will take a whole change in our philosphical and theosophical paradigm.
    If we believe this can happen it will. If we just look at Mr. Bournes ideas as simply idealistic then the mere act of thinking this way will result in our loss to the forces of evil approaching.
    If Islam was meant to mean “peace” then it would have been called “Salem” which in Arabic means “Peace”.
    Like the previous commentor said “This change, whenever it does come, will be long overdue”.

  • Avatar Tanya says:

    You are correct in everything you have said. I have seen the changes taking place in my community and the city I visit, I live in St Margarets Bay and travel to Halifax NS Canada. I openly express my views to everyone I meet family freinds strangers then I let them know about the spiritual healing affirmations I have written they came to me from God approximately 4 years ago….I have written many (39)given them to lots. I have seen the changes take place right in front of me. Here is the first one for you..titled Live Your Life Through A Jar Of Jellybeans

    Life is as good and as sweet as you make it on a daily basis
    It is like a rainbow, not too many things are Black or White
    Most people associate a color with a feeling
    So when you Live Your Life Through A Jar Of Jellybeans
    You will be BLESSED everyday you have ONE

    This poem has transformed alot of people over the years they use it as a prayer and follow my instructions to buy a jar place jellybeans inside and the poem in a frame at their entranceways or a place where everyone passes, it catches their eye, they stop and read it then take a jellybean..I am guided to continue my quest to heal the world one person at a time, it is working jaut as what you say to so many is too. Thank you for the words they continue to inspire me

    Your Freind Tanya

  • Avatar David says:

    The shift will be away from politics and religion as we know today,for the simple reason that they have failed us and as long as they continue to cause us great pain in our lives.That my friends are the two greatest evils we face today.I'm all for God but not in the way we are heading at the moment.The shift is ongoing.Out with the old,in with the new.

  • Avatar cherlene says:

    I am just cluing into the quantum world and find it very intriquing..I instinctively knew we were in a transition and that collectively and individually we need to change our thinking and actions..I think we became to complacent and lost our way and in order for sustainability to return we need to wake up and start becoming accountable for how we contribute to whats happening in our world individually and collectively…and thats not going to be easy.. I think the whole world should stop to meditate and I wonder if thats not what will have to happen?

  • Avatar Nick says:

    Thank you for posting this.

    I agree with you that profount change is coming in a reaction on the crisis in the world. The climate and credit crisis and the wars helps us realise the interconnectness of the world. We have to do things differently. This conciousness is growing among many people.

    I really think we will see a sustainable world based on our oneness as more people waking up every day.

  • Avatar Nick says:

    Thank you for posting this.

    I agree with you that profount change is coming in a reaction on the crisis in the world. The climate and credit crisis and the wars helps us realise the interconnectness of the world. We have to do things differently. This conciousness is growing among many people.

    I really think we will see a sustainable world based on our oneness as more people waking up every day.

  • Avatar JoAnn says:

    This happy land of cooperation will take a back seat to what is really coming. That is revolt of the current economy, nuclear war, earthquakes, and sunamis. Although a world of cooperation is a great thing, it will unfortunately have to wait.

    May you have peace of mind through it all.

  • Avatar JoAnn says:

    This happy land of cooperation will take a back seat to what is really coming. That is revolt of the current economy, nuclear war, earthquakes, and sunamis. Although a world of cooperation is a great thing, it will unfortunately have to wait.

    May you have peace of mind through it all.

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    … the earth’s best chance resides in a vast network of nonprofits and community organizations dedicated to both environmental protection and social justice.

    Unquote

    What powerful words are these. Indeed. While in many cases the idiom 'All the roads lead to Rome' is true but in case of future of peace on earth it falls short. To create balance, harmony is important. Harmony bases on fundamentals.

    Now the big question. Which set of fundamentals should human adopt to harmonize and create balance. Let's see what choices we have.

    Democracy: current situation is the product of democracy, is it not.

    Communism: Does give equal bread and shelter but not equal opportunity and freedom to choose.

    Religion: Religions are mostly merely set of rituals. Some religions try to dictate social values but their current versions have so many flaws that they do not achieve balance and harmony.

    What do we need: We need a comprehensive charter of way-of-life that is natural to humans. Which provides and ensures equal-rights and social justice.

    Islam. Yes, Islam is the natural way-of-life for humans. Do not confuse Islam with religion. It is not religion it is way-of-life.

  • Quote

    … the earth’s best chance resides in a vast network of nonprofits and community organizations dedicated to both environmental protection and social justice.

    Unquote

    What powerful words are these. Indeed. While in many cases the idiom 'All the roads lead to Rome' is true but in case of future of peace on earth it falls short. To create balance, harmony is important. Harmony bases on fundamentals.

    Now the big question. Which set of fundamentals should human adopt to harmonize and create balance. Let's see what choices we have.

    Democracy: current situation is the product of democracy, is it not.

    Communism: Does give equal bread and shelter but not equal opportunity and freedom to choose.

    Religion: Religions are mostly merely set of rituals. Some religions try to dictate social values but their current versions have so many flaws that they do not achieve balance and harmony.

    What do we need: We need a comprehensive charter of way-of-life that is natural to humans. Which provides and ensures equal-rights and social justice.

    Islam. Yes, Islam is the natural way-of-life for humans. Do not confuse Islam with religion. It is not religion it is way-of-life.

  • Avatar Lynne says:

    As a famous president states…YES WE CAN !!! We live in a universe of ultimate possibilities and collectively are co-creaters of a brilliant future. Our intuition draws us here. Abandon all fear and trust in the Divinity of One…as Babaji says…be a dynamo of irrepressible joy…serve humanity in love…there is no Saint without a past nor a sinner without a future…strive to be perfect (these words are from my memory of his quotes) I always try,fail,learn…strive again …We are all Gods in training

  • Avatar raghavan says:

    I like the positive thought of the blog where change is going to happen and we as humans are going to honor each other and act as stewards of mother earth. We still have conflicts and wounds infused by materialistic societal and economic systems. We had seen couple of major wars and then hatred and violation of human principles by all means. Its now imperative that we as humans not only for see such change but be part of change.

  • Avatar glen says:

    Here's something stated a little more radically that provides the cohesiveness/reason for all these things/ trends mentioned in the article.

    1) You are God(s) living in that body and operating thru that mind.

    2) You have been sleeping. Dreaming the dream of your life here. You have been kept asleep by your adopted/implanted fears, as well as belief in that which is not true.

    3) Many people are awakening to the TRUTH.

    4) You are probably here to help with bringing about this new age of spirituality-which officially begins the end of the Mayan calendar at the end of the year 2012.

    As an aside, you can dramatically accelerate your awakening to your identity and purpose here if you so choose.. . .

  • Avatar GJ says:

    It will happen.We are moving to another level of evolution in consciousness of mind.

  • Avatar phil says:

    This change will occur only if everyone interested in it would work on themselves.The I and they conciousness must be replaced by the we conciousness.we only have the ability to work on ourselves.If we raise our individual conciousness we will have a middle ground upon which to work.I

    saw a tee shirt that said-we not me- but remember there is no "we" without at least two me(s)

  • Avatar phil says:

    This change will occur only if everyone interested in it would work on themselves.The I and they conciousness must be replaced by the we conciousness.we only have the ability to work on ourselves.If we raise our individual conciousness we will have a middle ground upon which to work.I
    saw a tee shirt that said-we not me- but remember there is no “we” without at least two me(s)

  • Avatar glen says:

    Here's something stated a little more radically that provides the cohesiveness/reason for all these things/ trends mentioned in the article.

    1) You are God(s) living in that body and operating thru that mind.
    2) You have been sleeping. Dreaming the dream of your life here. You have been kept asleep by your adopted/implanted fears, as well as belief in that which is not true.
    3) Many people are awakening to the TRUTH.
    4) You are probably here to help with bringing about this new age of spirituality-which officially begins the end of the Mayan calendar at the end of the year 2012.

    As an aside, you can dramatically accelerate your awakening to your identity and purpose here if you so choose.. . .

  • Avatar Kenneth says:

    Religion and Politics have been our bigest downfall since time bagan. our beliefs are our won beliefs and should in no circumstances be forced upon us nor cryticised.

    I agree fukk heartedly with your articke…. Wel done

  • Avatar Kenneth says:

    Religion and Politics have been our bigest downfall since time bagan. our beliefs are our won beliefs and should in no circumstances be forced upon us nor cryticised.
    I agree fukk heartedly with your articke…. Wel done

  • Avatar Kenneth Johnson says:

    Religion and Politics have been our biggest downfall since time bagan. our beliefs are our own beliefs and should in no circumstances be forced upon us nor cryticised.

    I agree full heartedly with your article…. Well done

  • Avatar Kenneth Johnson says:

    Religion and Politics have been our biggest downfall since time bagan. our beliefs are our own beliefs and should in no circumstances be forced upon us nor cryticised.
    I agree full heartedly with your article…. Well done

  • Avatar Emily Donelan says:

    At the end of an age, such as now the earth “management team” send the energetic stimulus packages to change consciousness. Evolution is accelerated: we respond,ideas change as we are all interconnected beings.We also receive a new world teacher who begins a new dialogue with humanity. Such a one is set to begin TV interviews. A star heralds his arrival, it will be visible day and night around the world. His words are as voiced here, without justice there can be no peace, without peace there is no future. Share-international.org has details.

  • Avatar Colette Peachey says:

    There is no more powerful force on this planet than an idea whose time has come, it truly is the 100th monkey syndrome, we are evolving on a spiritual level. This beautiful planet has always been our school of learning, hence reincarnating many times, with the many valuable lessons we have had to learn. Now as we move into the next 2000yr cycle, a new energy shift is taking place, as more & more people awaken to realise our true potential & how incredibley sentient we all are. The truth that we are co-creators & what ever our belief in the world & the way we percive it, is exactly what we can & will manifest, is something we are all ready to discover if we are able to drop all our preconcieved ideas aboout how things are & always will be. Everything changes, it is the Law of Nature & that includes us. Unfortunately we have become so arrogant & fearful of what we cannnot control, that we have tried to remove ourselves from this simple & elegant equation. Nothing is without reason,we are all here for the same result, to discover Our True Nature.

    Believe it, it has already happened.

    In Love & Light

    Colette

  • Avatar Colette Peachey says:

    There is no more powerful force on this planet than an idea whose time has come, it truly is the 100th monkey syndrome, we are evolving on a spiritual level. This beautiful planet has always been our school of learning, hence reincarnating many times, with the many valuable lessons we have had to learn. Now as we move into the next 2000yr cycle, a new energy shift is taking place, as more & more people awaken to realise our true potential & how incredibley sentient we all are. The truth that we are co-creators & what ever our belief in the world & the way we percive it, is exactly what we can & will manifest, is something we are all ready to discover if we are able to drop all our preconcieved ideas aboout how things are & always will be. Everything changes, it is the Law of Nature & that includes us. Unfortunately we have become so arrogant & fearful of what we cannnot control, that we have tried to remove ourselves from this simple & elegant equation. Nothing is without reason,we are all here for the same result, to discover Our True Nature.
    Believe it, it has already happened.
    In Love & Light
    Colette

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