There is a global awakening occurring on our planet today. A clear evolution of human beings which should be obvious given the exponential explosion of our scientific and technological development, along with the sheer quantity of information being discovered, published, and necessarily processed by modern Man on a daily basis.
This is a trend only continuing to increase at a rate that remains astounding, as it is not only unprecedented in all of human history, but it is also an exponential trend. All of these elements have together produced a dramatic shift in our collective society and culture thrusting us into a new world. A world abundant with opportunity and largely unknown potential, which is also intimately connected in a way that would be unimaginable to our ancestors of even a century ago. We are becoming a truly global culture for the first time in our history, which has proven to require of us consistent adaptation and learning.
The problems that we face as a species in our world today are not that humans are destroying the world with our exponential population growth and the material needs demanded by our culture. Because I do not really believe this is our fault. It is now our responsibility. But never our fault, because it has largely been an unforeseen and unexpected result of the stage we have reached culturally and in our evolution. You cannot get mad at a child for not being able to solve a math problem which they haven’t learned the formulas or theories for, and we are in the same situation.
We are as children (teenagers maybe) in the middle of a transition, a period of learning and development the likes of which few are ever prepared for, and we are essentially learning on the run. Therefore to get self-righteous about a developing species not yet solving the problems which they have stumbled unwittingly into is not an intelligent or wise response. Nor is it productive. We really do not have the understanding, the answers, nor the technology yet to solve these problems. For we haven’t yet realized the true nature of this shift and of the problems we face. But we are, and we will.
The Global Awakening and Spiritual Evolution
This process of global awakening is founded within the spiritual evolution and awakening of human beings. This has nothing to do with religion, and religion is no longer necessary along this path. At this point by and large it is little more than a hindrance, like keeping the training wheels on a bike after the child has learned to ride. Maybe it had a purpose in the past, which is questionable in some ways because the most wanton destruction and slaughter which occurred in the past was in the name of religion. But in light of our understanding now, its relevance for the future of humanity is limited.
Spiritual evolution is a development of the levels of awareness we live at and maintain, and also strive towards. To some these words are unfamiliar, and thus abstract and meaningless. And to others there is much misinformation and perhaps dogma which obscures the true meaning and objective existence of these ‘things’, these processes, that can be experienced. And potentially can only be experienced, and only understood through experience.
What I mean by a spiritual evolution is what I can only describe as an awakening to higher levels of consciousness-awareness, while also being able to sustain those higher levels of awareness. This ‘awakening’ is the result of a sustained and (ideally) stable increase in the frequency of our energy. This ultimately constitutes a dramatic shift in how we think, how we feel, how we act, how we experience the world, what we do with our time, how and where we focus our attention, how we live, the level at which we can create, the general quality of our lives, the world that we perceive, along with the very reality that we perceive and live in. It even effects directly the degree to which we realize our talents and abilities (especially if we choose to hone them and develop them).
Through this process of spiritual awakening and cultivating our awareness, everything about ourselves changes. I attempted to list some of the practical, quantitative, and qualitative changes that occur. But in reality, that was an exercise in pointlessness and futility, because the real changes that occur are that which cannot easily or meaningfully be identified specifically, nor described in a way that they can be really understood. These are changes that cannot be imagined beforehand, only experienced directly, and understood in hindsight. I cannot stress this enough.
This is the direction that we already are – and need to be – moving as individuals, and as a species. But not even for any environmental, moral, social or spiritual reason in and of itself (although there are many powerful and important reasons within each of those categories). The reason why I believe that each one of us needs to engage deeply and consciously into this process of transformation and awakening in some form or another is due to the simple fact that the perceptual potential and levels of consciousness available to each one of us are staggering. They are infinitely above and beyond the ordinary levels of awareness that we have been conditioned to habitually operate from, and which we have thus far believed to be possible.
Simply put, we have only just begun to test and explore the limits, potential, nature, and power that is consciousness. Moreover, we have only just begun to fathom what we are. There is such marvelous mystery and knowledge contained within states of higher consciousness, ecstatic states of creativity and power and awareness that we are each capable of experiencing which can, will, and do transform all of the erroneous things about ourselves towards a greater universal alignment, and spiritual awakening to who we really are.
A Necessary Shift In Worldview
These states of consciousness that I briefly touched on above directly instruct and educate us on the deepest nature of reality and of ourselves. A process that is done through ourselves, which, if tempered and gradually understood by scientific inquiry (which at its foundation is little else but the capacity to think clearly with logic and reason, and to deduce from evidence and experience what is not explicitly evident) then we can personally induce radical change in our own experience, and in our collective scientific and spiritual understanding of nature, ourselves, and reality.
We cannot have either a logical mind or developed spiritual awareness. I believe that at this time we must hone both to the limits of what we are capable of in this lifetime: cultivating scientific precision in our spiritual awareness, spiritual awareness of our scientific knowledge, or both – because one without the other is imbalanced. However, the balance will be different for each one of us, incorporating a multitude of other factors and qualities as well. And there will by some hyper spiritual people, some hyper rational, and people operating in some sort of harmony and balance between the two. But more than ever before we must learn to respect both inherent within all people, and begin to bring them together collectively. Balancing intellect with wisdom, in our world for the very first time.
It is time that we take this next step as a species. The information is arriving, and we are beginning to awaken to this new potential within. We are also beginning to ask the right questions, which means that we are ready for those answers. More than that, our knowledge and understanding of the scientific and spiritual underpinnings of nature, reality, and the universe at large is higher than it has ever been before. Except for the fact that science and spirituality are still unnecessarily at odds with one another, yet we are already beginning to understand science spiritually and spirit scientifically. And this is precisely what we must do on a far deeper level of integration in order to advance as a species, which is one of the main themes and focuses of Project Global Awakening.
In short, we need to find the solutions that work for all people, which means that we need to change how we look at the problems, and the facts and theories upon which our worldview is founded. Can we with complete certainty say that we have understood everything about our world correctly? Of course not. Can we say that our facts are certain and that our understanding is better than it used to be? Yes to a degree, and without question, respectively. But can we say we have interpreted all of those facts correctly within the context of the whole worldview which we have a arrived at? Once again, of course we cannot. Thus I believe it is our absolute responsibility (not to mention the only reasonable course of action) to continually analyze and question what we think we know, so that we can make the adjustments in our understanding, our worldview, and our theories to continually improve our understanding of what is true. And to continually do the same within ourselves as well so that we may evolve towards our highest potential.
We seem to have become far too certain of what we think we know, because if history can tell us anything, it is that revolutions of science and understanding have occurred every single time we are certain of something. And that the transitions are usually resisted vociferously by those of the old paradigm who are entrenched in their beliefs, completely and utterly resistant to any alterations to their absolute worldview, regardless of the facts. What this means is that the majority of people today – laymen, scholars, and scientist alike – will have their understanding of the world proven incorrect in the future, in many small ways, but certainly in some radical, enormous, and fundamental ways as well. Ask the majority of physicists before Einstein who had not even conceived of the radical shift in understanding of the nature of reality before it was upon them. Or the majority of historians who thought Homer’s Iliad was a myth before Troy was discovered. Or all Christians before a more accurate geological time-frame for the Earth was arrived at. Or the disbelieving masses before the Wright brothers invented the first airplane.
All 4 of those major upheavals in science, technology, and understanding are only around a century from where we are now. Can we really be so close-minded and ignorant as to assume that we are that much further along in our understanding in the greater scheme of things? After only a century within a few hundred thousand years of homo sapiens being in existence? Within the greater context of potential millions of years of further evolution within an infinite and fundamentally unknown universe?
Well, that remains to be seen.
Paradigm shifts are a fundamental lesson of history, and one is underway now. One which is absolutely required for the evolution, and perhaps survival, of our species, our planet, and all other species to whom she is home.
Embracing Change & Moving Forwards
With love, honor, and respect for every living things in the universe, separation ceases, and we all become one being, singing one song. – Prince
We are truly at a turning point in our human (and planetary) development and evolution. We are now faced with questions and challenges the likes of which none of our ancestors have had to face. Certainly our ancestors had to face and overcome challenges of their own, which were probably just as dramatic from their viewpoint then as ours are from now. Which they succeeded in overcoming in order to get us into this position, evolutionary and culturally speaking, for us to take this next step.
The purpose of Project Global Awakening is to provide the necessary knowledge so that we can more accurately and deeply understand our world, our reality, and our heritage. But also essential practices and ideas for us to apply to our lives so that we may organically shift how we see and experience the world, reality, and ourselves in a natural shift in how we live as realize our deepest potential spiritually, creatively, and intellectually in this lifetime.
With these words, ideas, practices, knowledge, and disciplines contained within Project Global Awakening I hope to plant the seeds of change within your mind and within your heart so that you can embrace your highest potential. Providing you with at least some of the knowledge, tools, and hopefully a degree of guidance and direction so that we may together step into a world that is beyond everything we could have imagined. I consider the whole world to be my family. The Earth herself, every mammal and reptile, and every person. And I want to give you everything that I have to give, and do what I can to help you to realize the life that you have not only dreamt about, but that you really do deserve. Aside from the things I want to do with my life and my time, there is not much else that I want. But this is something that I require of myself.
If there is one thing that I have learned, it is that you cannot know anything until you have experienced it. All of my concepts and ideas of what was true and possible from even just two years ago, in regards to what I thought I could do, achieve, feel, experience, and who I thought I was, have all been shattered utterly and without remorse by my own learning, experience, and growth. Thus I know that the same is true for each of us. Which is why I cannot help but believe that for each one of us what we think we know about ourselves is fundamentally limited, and that to break through that veil results in our entering a new paradigm of understanding and experience for ourselves and of ourselves, but which does and should have a direct effect on our collective understanding and awareness of everything.
This shift is not something that is happening ‘out there’. It is happening within each one of us. And if we can each grow and master ourselves in logical, necessary, desired, and fundamental ways, we can transform dramatically by becoming and awakening to ourselves as people and beings we never could have imagined ourselves to be. I would close on the words of an ancient Indian Scholar-Sage, whose words most accurately describe this new world and potential that I hope to both understand and further experience, while at the same time aiding you to do the same.
“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.” – Patanjali