The Great Turning
If one is inclined to get all their information from mainstream/corporate media, they are unlikely to have a very clear sense of what is happening in our world today. They likely feel helpless, victimized, and possibly hopeless at the corruption and disfunctionality found in governments everywhere. This because governments do little to support what should be their prime directive, human health, and instead support the elitist agenda of the industrial/military/media complex. And such feelings are understandable.
But this situation and these feelings do not reach the reality of This Moment and these times. For starters, blindly accepting the stance of media in this culture means buying a huge jumble of bullshit. This comes first from the relative ignorance of producers and pundits who do not appreciate the nature of Reality. Add to that an agenda that support a corporatist viewpoint. And top it off with a general sloppiness in reporting and analysis, and an underlying interest in keeping us distracted and 'entertained' as opposed to informed. So in surveying a bleak media landscape, realize it is a product of world4 dynamics, and its energy is dissipating before our eyes. This even as some posers become even more strident in their hater mentality.
But we can choose to ignore this world o' bullshit to a far greater extent than we realize. Yes government policy decisions effect us all, but even these cannot prevent us from a far more happy and peaceful experience.
It starts with an awareness of who we are, where we are, and what is going on Here on Earth.
Most fundamentally, we are evolutionary creatures, consisting of body, mind and soul. And, most commonly, we fear for our bodies, live in our minds, and ignore our souls. Not much integration there. But as we recognize that we consist of all three, we find we connect with the physical world most with our bodies, connect with emotional and ethiric energies with our mind, and connect with Eternal Awareness with our souls. Awakening to this idea in itself is tremendously rewarding.
Where we are is ever in This Moment. While we tend to give sort of a third, third, third value to past, Present and future, only the Present exists. As a simple test, try to leave - its impossible, except in illusion, which is in truth no exception at all. So we must emphasize to ourselves over and over this state of Being, to further the process of eliminating bullshit from our lives.
As for what is going on here on Earth, it is the transition from a divided, confused and manipulated species to one that understands itself and its place. It has been called by many names, including The Great Turning and more fearful terms like The Apocolypse. I call it the transition to World 5.0.
The term world5 has many facets, like the term life. It implies our connection to Eternal Awareness, and implies a new social system based on Integrity, Justice and Balance. It implies a new age based on a new technology, The InterWeb. And it implies our new way of relating, coming from a stance of peace, love and the awareness of our commonality and common dreams.
Where does all of this lead? Difficult to say, as is how long this process will be of dismantling world4 institutions and replacing them with world5-oriented ones. But this is The Great Turning. The change is already upon us. And I, for one, couldn't be happier.