In addition to moderating online courses, facilitating online discussions, holding local classes, (trying to) write the sequel to Song of the Beloved, creating my Authentic Freedom weekly lesson, all while putting in 15-20 hours at my side gig, I try to write at least one blog a week. But lately, I find that there just aren’t any words. There is soooooo much going on “out there” that there is hardly time to catch a breath let alone come up with some sort of inspiration or comfort to get us through the insanity.
The world as we have known it is dying and there is literally nothing we can do, but stand back and watch it implode. When we think it just can’t get any crazier, more unsavory truths are revealed. There is no way to choose a side (not that we should be choosing sides!!!!) when it seems no matter where we turn insanity and corruption reigns. Those who have benefitted from the system based in fear, power and control only cling more tightly to what they know only to find that the harder they squeeze, the quicker it escapes their grasp. In spite of their best efforts, their world is dying as a new world is chomping at the bit waiting to take its place.
But knowing all of this does not make it any easier. The world “out there” is insane! It’s been that way for a long time and it seems to be getting worse. But even in the worst of the worst there is an eventual tipping point. We are nearly there. Can you feel it? I sure can! It is enough on some days to make me want to find a cave somewhere and never come out. But, my Soul knows better. I/We are not here to escape.
We are here to be hospice for the dying world
while midwifing the new world as it is coming into form.
There is no escaping this part of our fate. Every time I threaten to head for Canada or seek asylum in Ireland, my Soul says, “That sounds really nice, but you know you have to stay here….no matter how bad things get.” Yep. I know this. Even if the puppet masters decide to push the red buttons hurling us all into nuclear annihilation I know I’m meant to be here through it all. (Fortunately I live in an area that will likely be a major target, so if the bombs are dropped, myself and my loved ones will simply be vaporized….hurray! I would choose that any day over a zombie apocalypse!)
Knowing we are in the death throes of the hierarchical patriarchal world might ignite terror in the hearts of many, but for me, I cannot wait! As the Greyjoy’s say, “What is dead may never die, but rises again harder and stronger.” The dead in this case is not the world that is dying but the world that is seeking to be re-born. This is the world that dwells within us when we are connected with our original natures – a world where peace, justice and harmony reign and where power is equally shared by the all, not by the greedy few. This was the collaborative peace and harmony that human beings once knew when we remembered how to live as one. It is also the collaborative peace and harmony we already know when we find union within ourselves which then leads us toward cultivating harmony with others.
But all of this starts within. If we want peace in our world, we first have to find peace within. Finding peace within requires dedication, persistence, discipline, and we cannot do it alone. We need others to show and support us in and along the way. We need to know we are not crazy or alone in wanting to know peace within ourselves and to see that peace reflected in the world around us. We need encouragement and support on the days we stray from our path. And we need support in knowing how to drown out the shrieks of the dying world. We cannot save them. Neither should we try. We can only save ourselves and after we have saved ourselves (found peace within) we can reach out a hand in support for those who are coming to understand that they too want peace.
It is for this purpose that Authentic Freedom (dot) Love is expanding its service to the world. COMING SOON! In the meantime, here is a glimpse into what we will be offering and how we are hoping to support us in coming together in community as we look forward to the dawning of the new world on the other side of the storm.
In this post I share what came through in our monthly Authentic Freedom (dot) Love ZOOM gathering. As the fearful and vocal minority hasten the destruction of the world based in fear, power and control, the 5.39 billion majority are standing at the ready quietly bringing forth the new world.
We spoke last night of all the violence and hatred in our world, along with the inverted distribution of power. The 1% of the 1% seemingly making all the decisions and getting rich off these decisions while the rest of the world suffers. It is like a pyramid with a shiny gold tip – where the power brokers live and plan while the rest of us (the other 99% of the pyramid) work to make them rich. The collective outcry in all of this is “I didn’t vote for this” – meaning NO ONE wants to see the destruction of education, increasing limits on access to healthcare, and most of all – NO ONE wants to go to war.
Sadly, the latter is where we seem to be headed. Not because any of us want it – but because that shiny gold tip of the pyramid gets rich off of war – war is a HUGE money maker – for those who hold the gold and therefore are making the rules.
BUT – as we discussed last night, this is only the part we are being shown. The loud distractions and outcries of a dying system clinging to what (they think) is left of their power. Creating conflict where there is none. Directing the media focus toward “bad news” while filling our bodies with numbing foods and our sight with what “they” want us to believe is the American Ideal. For those of us who are awake, there is no one we are interested in “Keeping up with” but ourselves. And yet, as was once said about Kramer’s portrait on Seinfeld, “It is loathsome and hideous, and yet I cannot look away.”
This is what they want us to see. This is what the sleeping masses are choosing to see. And yet, this vocal minority is just this – the vocal minority. While the dying system clings to what is left of their power (the ability to make people afraid through the media), 99% (well, at least 70%) of us (the bottom of the pyramid) are awake, aware, and quietly doing our work to build the new world that will come forth out of the ash of the old world once it finally dies! AMEN!
Our children are doing their part as well. As I met with the “magical children” yesterday afternoon, I was reminded that they SEE the world. They SEE through the bullshit and they are quietly observing everything that is wrong with the current world and how they will choose otherwise when it is finally their turn.
I can tell you THEY CANNOT WAIT for it to be their turn. They already know what their world will look like – access to quality education (including college) for all, an end to prejudice and injustice, universal healthcare, and no more war.
Where the old world sees and seeks out conflict, our youth are seeking understanding.
They (the ones I know anyway) were born in a state of unity consciousness – seeing no separation between race, religion, sexual orientation, etc. They see all people as one and do not understand why the rest of the world cannot figure this out. Sounds familiar, right!?
We know our mission. We know why we are here. We are here to bear witness to the dying world and to hold the space in which the new world can be planted, take root and grow. The miracle in all of this is that much of our “work” is already done, and so much more is being done. Yet to the dying world – WE ARE INVISIBLE! As we learned last night, THIS IS ON PURPOSE. Our work is being veiled. We are being protected. We and our efforts are only being seen by those who are able to see. To the rest of the world, it’s almost like we do not exist – or at the very least we are looked upon as insane, and therefore irrelevant. But we are not irrelevant and we are here. In fact – WE ARE THE MAJORITY. As the 1% work on destroying themselves, we are quietly, peacefully, subversively planting the seeds for a new world. When we look at our world through this lens, our efforts are evident and in many cases, bearing fruit. If I’m being conservative, that is 70% of 7.7 billion –
5.39 billion standing at the ready and quietly bringing forth the new world.
And critically important for the survival of the human race.
Thank you my sisters and brothers for doing your part in bringing forth the new world – most commonly just by your very presence. It’s most often not what we do that is causing the change – it is simply who we are. Thank you!
As a child, I was granted a vision. The vision was the herald of “the end of the world,” along with the promise that this ending was not set in stone, but could be thwarted, or rather, re-directed through the accomplishment of one simple task. The task, however, proved not to be so simple. In the dream, this task was symbolized by the command to “gather your friends, dig up Lincoln’s bones (as in former President), and restore them to their rightful place.”
As I reflect on this dream in light of what we, as an American culture, and as a world, have undergone in the dreadful year of 2016, the dream makes total sense. If we, as a culture, and a world, continue to stray from the nobility, integrity, authenticity, honesty, and righteousness symbolized by our 16th President, we shall certainly manifest our own demise. For me, the dream becomes especially potent as we approach the passing of the baton from President Barack Obama, (who for me, more than any recent president has represented the Lincoln archetype) to Donald Trump. To say that this is a volatile time in our history would be an understatement. In my lifetime, it has never been more critical that we “gather our friends” and “restore Lincoln’s bones” to their rightful place.
But what does THAT mean? This is where the 40+ years since the vision prove to be helpful, especially those since 1993 when the red brick flew through the air and hit be between the eyeballs – waking me up to my mission and purpose in this life. This mission is nothing short of bringing heaven to earth! (No small goals here!)
What does THAT mean? In short, it is doing what Jesus did – discovering my own Oneness with the Divine and in that Oneness finding my unique gifts and call, and through these gifts and call, finding meaning and purpose in my life. Then, showing others how to do the same. Abraham Maslow called this process self-actualization. Carl Jung called it individuation. New-agers call it ascension. By whatever name you call it, the process is the same – asking and then finding the answer to the questions:
- Who am I?
- Where do I find that place of inner peace, connection and contentment?
- What are my gifts and how am I being called to use them?
What does this have to do with Lincoln’s bones and the end of the world? It’s simple really and it is the other part of the vision that has been given to me in adulthood:
A gathering of friends who have and continue to do for themselves what Jesus did (becoming self-actualized), who know what their gifts are, and who are finding fulfillment in the use of these gifts for their own sake, and (as it relates to Lincoln’s bones) for the sake of the betterment of the world. It is through this gathering of friends that:
- Hospice will be offered for the dying world.
- Support will be found for those who are grieving the loss of what they have known and for the anxiety they will be feeling in the face of a great unknown.
- Prayer will be offered for the sake of healing and wholing our world.
- Resources will be made available for those who are hurting and in need of healing – spiritual, emotional, mental and physical healing.
- Rituals will be done for the sake of restoring our world to its natural state in love.
- Peaceful, non-violent activism will take place to help raise awareness to all the places in our world in need of love and then working toward being that love.
- Education, formation and empowerment will be made available for those who wish to be a part of birthing a better world – ie: heaven on earth.
For nearly 50 years, this vision has been with me and the weight of this call. For the past 23 years, I have worked diligently toward this call. I have risked much for the sake of this call and have been called insane for believing such a call. In the face of what is unfolding in our world, I find that I can no longer question, doubt or challenge this call because I know it to be true. Whatever the cost, and without a safety net, this is what I am here for and what I am called to do. If we do not work on changing our own hearts from fear to love and if we do not work toward supporting others in doing the same, the consequences are nothing short of our own lives and the lives of our planet…and you don’t need to be a prophet to figure this out. It is right here before our eyes, if we take the time to look. We can no longer afford to bury our heads in the sand, unless of course, we are happy to see our world end.
Toward this end, I have put out the clarion call and gathered a group of friends to envision a better world and to dream about how we are called to be loving vehicles for change. If you feel so-called, join us on Monday, January 2, 2017 at 6:30 pm for our next Gathering of the Tribe. Here you will find community, support, inspiration and empowerment. If you are not in the Oshkosh area, join us by intention, or better yet, call together your own group of friends.
As I pondered this call at the juncture between 2016 and 2017, for myself and for those I have gathered, who should come to me but Mother Mary with the following words:
Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.
I offer these words to all of those I know and love who envision a better world, or rather, who KNOW the world they came to live in and are now being called to create! Thank you for heeding this call and thank you for all you will do to restore our world to the Love it was meant to be.
Amen! Amen! Hallelujah! and Amen! Amen! So Mote it Be!
Election day 2016 – THIS is the end of the world as we have known it.
No matter who is the winner (if one is actually determined today), this election marks the END of an era. The end of a world ruled by domination, fear, power and control (interestingly, represented on some level by both candidates). Yes, it may take a few months, or even years for the old world to completely collapse (we are in the midst of its death throes, and this election is the prime example of the “death rattle.”), but collapse it is. This election is ultimately not about the “winner,” instead it is about exposing everything that is wrong with our culture and the world we have created for ourselves – a world founded on fear, power and control.
EVERYTHING that has been founded on fear, power and control will be seen for what it is and will quickly die on the vine as the NEW WORLD is being born. A new world based in love, harmony, peace and unity where the needs of the all are considered over the wants of the few. This is the new world and it is being born right here in our midst – if we have the eyes to see, the courage to choose it and the sense to feel! Can you feel it?
“Can You Feel It”
Can you feel it,can you feel it,can you feel it!
If you look around The whole world’s coming together now.
Can you feel it,can you feel it,can you feel it!
Feel it in the air The wind is taking it everywhere.
Can you feel it,can you feel it, can you feel it!
All the colors of the world should be Lovin’ each other wholeheartedly. Yes it’s alright,take my message to your brother and tell him twice. Spread the word who tried to teach the man who is hatin’ his brother, When hate won’t do ’cause we’re all the same Yes the blood inside of me is inside of you. Now tell me!
Can you feel it,can you feel it,can you feel it!
Can you see what’s going down, you can feel it in your bones Every breath you take, Is someone’s death in another place. Every healthy smile, Is hunger and strife to another child. But the stars do shine And promising salvation is near this time. Can you feel it now, So brothers and sisters Shall we know how. Now tell me!
Can you feel it,tell me can you feel it,can you feel it! Talk now can you see what’s going down open up your mind. All the children of the world should be Lovin’ each other wholeheartedly Yes it’s alright Take my message to your brother and tell him twice. Take the news to the marchin’ men Who are killin’ their brothers,when death won’t do. Yes we’re all the same Yes the blood inside my veins is inside of you. Now tell me!
Can you feel it,can you feel it,can you feel it! Can you feel it,can you feel it,can you feel it!
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Today’s blog was a response I recently offered to someone I love dearly who is FEELING the effects of our shifting world. As I was writing, I knew I was not only responding to their question, but to the question we all carry in our hearts. Is something going on in the world and how can we care for ourselves as the new world is trying to be born?
I wanted to elaborate more on your question yesterday. Sorry I had to cut our call short. The earth is going through ENORMOUS changes right now and I suspect you are feeling it. I can’t even articulate all of what it happening because it is in astrology language which is obviously not my first language! 🙂 If I can sum it up in my own words, the old world is dying (that rules by fear, power and control) and it knows it is dying so it is clinging hard and fast to what it knows, hence the increasing violence in the world. (If Putin cuts off oil to the Ukraine, there will likely be another war….not that we have ever stopped fighting!).
The good news is that this is coming to an end. Because ….either we will destroy ourselves (not likely) or we will figure out how to EVOLVE. (for more on this, read “Conscious Evolution” by Barbara Marx Hubbard. LOVED this book!) The even better news is that there are already millions of people in place to birth the new world. It might be tough going for awhile as the old devolves and the new emerges….but WE GOT THIS! We KNOW and were BIRTHED with the passion, the vision, the abilities to bring forth a world of love, harmony, collaboration and peace! WE GOT THIS. And if we don’t our children do. The generations behind us are chomping at the bit for the old order to die so they can step in and create the world they were born to live in….not the one our ancestors destroyed! We Got this. And it’s time! It’s time for the old to fall away so that the new can be fully born.
Accompanying this shift is the full emergence of the Divine Feminine (completed in 2014) and the full integration of the Divine Masculine (to be completed by 2016). What this means is the falling away of the Unholy Masculine (embodied by both men and women) which is rooted in fear and working through power and control, and the rising up of the authentic human – fully integrated in its Holy Divine Masculine/Feminine. Men will fully embrace the Divine Masculine and own their authentic role as providers, protectors, encouragers, supporters, strong and uplifting….fully content in their own (healthy) power that they will not be threatened by the Divine Feminine. The Divine Feminine is nurturing, receptive, allowing, courageous and strong in their own right – fully embodying their Soul’s calling. What this will ultimately produce is an end to the co-dependent relationship dynamics we have favored and the beginning of the Self-Actualized, interdependent, co-creative couple (again see Barbara Marx Hubbard for more on this!). And what is so cool about his is that the 20 and 30 somethings already got this too….they are already more balanced and healthy in their embodiment of the Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine and they are more likely to cultivate interdependent rather than co-dependent relationships.
Then there are our amazing Star Children. They are here to help us remember LOVE – to remember where we came from and to help us create a kinder, gentler world….because THIS is what they remember of home and this is what they know the world is supposed to be. When the world is not reflective of what they remember and know…..they react….first with confusion, then distress. The more WE remember our true nature as children of light, the more we help them find a way to survive in this world until the shift is complete. Yes….it sucks for them right now……AND they are critical to our evolution because they shine the mirror on all those things rooted in fear and all the things that are not supportive of our greatest wellbeing. THEY ARE OUR TEACHERS! Reiki. Homeopathy. Lightwork. Natural foods. Natural fabrics. A calm and nurturing environment help them to feel safe through the transition. Along with teaching them about their gifts of empathy and what to do with those gifts and how to protect themselves from all the negativity that is still floating around in the world (which until they know better, they think they have to “fix” or at least pick up and carry along with them. This is NOT their job…..they are simply God’s eyes, seeing where love is needed and asking God to send love to that pain.).
So to answer your question….YES there is a lot going on in the world. Take care of yourself. Honor what your intuition is telling you about the world. Be in love. Be in peace. Don’t get drawn into the fear. And by all means…..embrace, honor, cultivate your own amazing gifts because the world needs your gifts and we need them now!
Barbara Marx Hubbard’s (revised and updated) Conscious Evolution:Awakening the Power of Our Social Potential should be a required text for all of humanity. In Barbara’s view (one I wholeheartedly share), the increasing violence, environmental degradation, poverty, hunger, etc. that are plaguing our world are not harbingers of our ultimate demise (though they could be). Instead, they are symptoms of a multitude of systems in collapse while a new and better world is being born. We are on the brink of a monumental evolution of humanity – from individualism to a unified consciousness with a unified mission – working no longer out of our own selfish desires, but for the sake of the common good. Barbara is speaking my language when she acknowledges that supporting individual self-actualization produces a self-actualized society which then leads to a kinder, more harmonious world. If you are at all interested in helping to support the birth of a new world in such fields as business, government, education, healthcare, agriculture, environmentalism, spirituality, then please read this book. Then find (or establish) groups in your community who are interested in being a part of birthing the new humankind!
What if evolution, after unfolding unconsciously for billions of years, is now in the process of becoming self-aware, and for the first time intentionally choosing its future expressions?
New World Library is excited to be publishing a revised and updated edition of Conscious Evolution: Awakening the Power of Our Social Potential (New World Library, March 1, 2015), renowned futurist Barbara Marx Hubbard’s seminal book first published in 1998, which laid the foundation for the significance and impact around the world of the idea of conscious evolution. The new edition responds to the immense challenges and opportunities of current times by setting forth a vision of the vast transformational enterprise of the twenty-first century.
Barbara Marx Hubbard carries us beyond the human potential movement into the social potential movement. She describes a holistic social architecture to enhance and connect social innovations that are now evolving our world toward social synergy, interconnectivity, and spirit-based compassion for all. The book also identifies the breakdowns in modern society, and gives us the systemic breakthroughs demonstrating that we are in the midst of a positive quantum change — a metamorphosis of humanity consistent with the recurring patterns of 13.8 billion years of evolutionary transformation.
“Conscious Evolution offers processes that can bring humanity across the dangerous threshold of possible self-destruction to the point of the shift already under way — to help us realize that we have the capacity to survive and grow far beyond our current condition,” writes Hubbard. “This vision for a wholesome transition process is composed of initiatives that are already occurring but have not yet been connected, communicated, and understood to be vital elements of a whole system transition.”
Hubbard wrote Conscious Evolution specifically for those who have recognized the desire to transform and grow. It is a call to each generation to fulfill its creative potential. It provides tools and opportunities for each of us to participate in the greatest adventure in human history — our conscious evolution.
Barbara Marx Hubbard is a noted futurist, evolutionary thought leader, social innovator and public speaker. Her other books include Emergence and Birth 2012 and Beyond. She lives in Santa Barbara, California. Her website is www.evolve.org.