The Next Evolution

The world is rapidly changing, because humanity is rapidly changing.  It is only natural that we evolve.  However, our current evolution is not physical, it is spiritual.  Humanity is collectively in the midst of a profound spiritual awakening.  More specifically, we are experiencing an evolution of consciousness, and it is necessary for our survival as a species — and for the survival of our planet.  

As Eckhart Tolle said, “You are the universe, expressing itself as a human for a little while.”  We aren’t just humans, we are human beings — in other words, we are an aspect of the universe being a human.  It’s as if we have been in a coma for the last several thousand years, and we are now waking up and remembering our true spiritual nature.  We are beginning to understand that we are connected to everyone and everything, and we are discovering what powerful creators we truly are. 

Most importantly, we are recognizing that we create our reality, and that the main ingredients of our creations are our beliefs — our beliefs create our thoughts, our thoughts create our emotions, and all of this creates the reality that we experience.  But it is also all an illusion.  It’s like we’re playing a video game — it is reality in that we are literally playing a game, but the game itself is not real (think of the game The Sims).

In a video game, when you learn how to navigate the level you are on and you make it through to the end of that level alive, you then move on to the next level. This is representative of the human experience.  The lessons we learn during our lifetime help us to grow, and when we learn what we need to learn at a certain level, we go up to the next one.  Humanity as a whole is doing that right now.  We are learning that love is the only path to peace, and as more of choose love, we collectively move up another level — a level where peace, equality and joy are all that exist.

We are also rediscovering our connection to Source, which is reminding us that we are not separate from the Creator, but are an extension of its unconditional love. We aren’t actually separate from anything. All energy is connected, and since we are made of energy (just like everything else in the physical universe), we are connected to everything in the physical universe — and beyond.

The truth is, we are one with All That Is.  As more of us awaken to this truth, and live this truth, we will lift up humanity to the next level.  This is the main reason why organized religion is no longer resonating with many people — particularly young people.  We know that the answers cannot be found in organized religion, because that points to something outside of us, as well as something that keeps us divided and in fear of “the other.”  All of the answers we seek lie within.  They are found within our spirit or soul (the being part of human being), which is our direct connection to Source.

But this awakening/evolution is difficult and oftentimes painful. Anyone who has experienced a spiritual awakening can tell you that it actually isn’t a very pleasant experience at the beginning.  It can be confusing, frustrating, agonizing, and it even causes severe depression. There was a time when I was in the beginning stages of my awakening when I didn’t want to live anymore.  I just wanted to go to sleep and never wake up. This period of time is known as the “dark night of the soul,” and humanity is collectively experiencing a dark night of the soul right now.  We go through this as individuals first, and as more and more of us awaken, we raise the collective energetic frequency of humanity. This creates a lot of chaos and confusion.  But it is all a part of the process, and the fact that we are living through such tumultuous times is actually a good sign.

An awakening occurs because you know that there is more to life than what you are led to believe.  Your consciousness is shifting, and thus your energy is shifting, and because your energy no longer matches the frequency of everything else around you, you can feel that something isn’t quite right.  You can’t put your finger on it, but you know that something is amiss, so you starting searching for answers.  This is where the frustration really begins. 

You begin to assess your life, and you start to really see that what you thought you needed to be happy, isn’t actually making you happy at all.  As you scrutinize everything about your life, you begin to feel lost and confused.  This is where the depression really starts to take hold.  It’s like you are at an abyss, and you can see to the other side, but you can’t figure out how to get there.  

In order to get to the other side you must surrender.  You must relinquish control.  You must learn to not judge yourself.  You must be honest with yourself and stop living in denial.  You must face the deepest and darkest parts of yourself with unconditional love and compassion.  This then builds a bridge to the other side.  It takes time and a lot of hard, painful work, but this is the only way to build that bridge.  You must heal yourself, and then you can get to the other side.

That is what humanity is doing now on a collective level, and that is why it is so painful and chaotic.  We are yearning for something more.  We are opening our minds to “alternative” ideas.  We are staring to see that what we have been told is largely untrue.  We are recognizing the deep programming that has kept us under the control of a small group of extremely wealthy, extremely powerful people, and we can see that they are doing everything they can to keep us divided and living in a constant state of instability and fear.  But we are feeling the pull to unite and find balance in the masculine and feminine energy that is within all of us.

Think about what happens when you break a bone.  It is incredibly painful, the skin and surrounding tissue starts to swell and bruise, and you know it will take months, possibly over a year, to heal.  Well, humanity is breaking.  It’s as if we have collectively become a giant stress fracture that is about to fully fracture.  But the good news is, once we do break, the real healing can begin.

We have recently been forced to deal with many issues that have plagued us for millennia:  racism, sexism and misogyny, xenophobia, homophobia, and differences in religious beliefs and ethnic/cultural backgrounds.  These issues are relics from the old system that is currently breaking down.  But we cannot deal with these issues and heal from them if we refuse to acknowledge their existence, or how pervasive they truly are.  And as we are forced to deal with these issues, we are finding out what an incredibly difficult process this is.  It has caused a lot of pain and suffering for many as they cope with their trauma, while denial of these issues is keeping so many humans from seeing the truth, which is holding us back collectively.

We are so much stronger united than divided.  As more of us awaken, we must also be conscious of the need to express love and compassion as much as we can.  Many humans will not be able to handle the higher frequency energies that are building the foundation of the New Earth.  They are desperately clinging to the lower energies and ways of the old system.  We cannot — and must not — stop the old system from breaking down, but we can begin to sow the seeds of a more loving and peaceful world,

The evolution of consciousness is well underway.  Its momentum is too great to be stopped.  The chaos and confusion will intensity over the next few years, but by the end of the next decade, much will have changed in our world — in a positive and profound way.  Trust me, my friends, our awakening is a very, very good thing, even though right now it oftentimes seems utterly hopeless.  

As human beings continue to awaken, humanity collectively will rise up to the next level.  It won’t take many of us to completely shift the energy on the planet — around 10% of us need to fully awaken.  But we absolutely must be the peace and love we want to see in the world.  We cannot allow others to drag us down to their level.  We have to hold space for them at our level.  

We are so much more than a physical body with an advanced brain — we are divine spiritual beings.  Our bodies are how our consciousness interacts with the physical environment. Our heart, not our mind, is where our consciousness resides.  Our mind houses the ego.  When you live in a physical world you need an ego because it keeps you safe, but it also can hold you back when it is in total control.  Humanity has been under the complete control of the ego for millennia, and now that we are awakening, we are bringing spirit into balance with the ego.  The soul/spirit is the feminine and the mind/ego is the masculine.  

“An essential part of the awakening is the recognition of the unawakened you, the ego as it thinks, speaks, and acts, as well as the recognition of the collectively conditioned mental processes that perpetuate the unawakened state…When you recognize the unconsciousness in you, that which makes the recognition possible is the arising consciousness, is awakening.  You cannot fight against the ego and win, just as you cannot fight against darkness.  The light of consciousness is all that is necessary.  You are that light.”  ~ Eckhart Tolle

We must understand that if we do not awaken, but instead remain unconscious and under the control of our ego-mind, then war, division, inequality, greed, fear, hate, intolerance and violence will continue to intensify until we destroy ourselves.  Again, that is why the next stage of human evolution is not physical, or external.  The next stage of human evolution is spiritual, or internal.  We are not human beings searching for a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings coping with a human experience.

As more of us awaken and shift our consciousness and our energy toward compassion and unconditional love, the energy on the entire planet will shift right along with us.  We cannot wait for others to do this, we must be the change we want to see in the world.  It is up to each and every one of us to establish and ground the energies of the New Earth.  Remember, we create our reality.  If we believe that a loving, peaceful world is possible, then we will build one. 

Go within and feel your connection to the universe.  Sit in silence and feel the unconditional love of Source within you.  It has always been there, we just have been programmed to suppress it.  Feel your energy shift toward love, compassion, peace.  This is how we are changing the world — this is the only way we truly can change the world.  

“Trying to become a good or better human being sounds like a commendable and high-minded thing to do, yet it is an endeavor you cannot ultimately succeed in unless there is a shift in consciousness.  This is because it is still part of the same dysfunction, a more subtle and rarefied form of self-enhancement, of desire for more and a strengthening of one’s conceptual identify, one’s self-image.  You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within you, and allowing that goodness to emerge.  But it can only emerge if something fundamental changes in your state of consciousness.” 

~ Eckhart Tolle