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All over the world, a new and throbbing pulse of awakening is being felt in the collective consciousness of humanity.
The present situation in the world indicates that a new world order is on the verge of arising.
In spite of the apparent contradictions and incongruities that are more evident than ever on the surface of society, I feel intuitively that there is a deeper re-alignment and re-configuration occurring underneath. In order to hasten this paradigm-shift in human consciousness, one needs to see clearly the line of demarcation between the two opposing forces of creation and destruction. The glaring contrast between that which is nourishing to life and that which is life-damaging must be perceived and acknowledged by humanity.
There are, of course, always two opposing forces at work in the process of evolution – one force destroys the first state and the second force gives rise to a new state. When these two forces are working in harmony, life evolves. But when the destructive actions continually increase due to an increase of (fear, anger, greed etc…) in the people, then the concentration of negative forces produces suffering and the death of a society.
The Covid-19 pandemic is a direct result of the violation of natural law by a large percentage of the population on earth. This violation has caused a very strong reaction in nature resulting in a huge loss of life. But the pain, tribulation and trials which humanity is currently facing can be likened to the process of breaking the shell of ignorance that has clouded our understanding of the ultimate purpose of human life, and endangered our very fragile relationship to nature.
The universe is a living, breathing organism that reacts to human behavior, flawlessly returning the consequences of actions to the doer.
Global warming, deforestation, pollution of the oceans, soil degradation (caused by pesticides and GMO’s), the loss of biodiversity and natural habitats for wildlife, the risk of extinction of one million species has led to nature’s present outcry.
Nature is alerting mankind to stop, look and listen before it is too late.
When the social, biological and ecological balance in nature is disrupted by violations of natural law, the universe mirrors these disturbances by sending calamities and catastrophes, such as floods, fires, earthquakes and pandemics. These seemingly destructive forces are nature’s methods of recalibration, and should serve as a warning for humanity. The chain of cause and effect cannot be ignored much longer.
In the words of the mystic poet Kahlil Gibran:
“Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding… Much of your pain is self-chosen. It is the bitter portion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. Therefore, trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquility; for his hand, though heavy and hard, is guided by the tender hand of the Unseen…”
When natural law is violated, life systems begins to lose their natural harmony.
Behavior in society becomes more and more erratic and turbulent. National events take unforeseen destructive directions. At this precarious juncture arises an urgent need for the restoration of the true principles of living in harmony with natural law.
In the words of the saint Papa Ramdas:
“Understand that the so-called difficulties that beset us in life, far from being undesirable, help us as much as they awaken in us the latent powers of the soul… Through this experience we strengthen our will-force and grow, day by day, to be more powerful for fighting fearlessly against the darkening influences of ignorance in this battle of life. Therefore, be brave and face things with a bold, unperturbed front.”
All over the world, a new and throbbing pulse of awakening is being felt in the collective consciousness of humanity. There is a collective desire to embrace a new level of wholeness, a new willingness to take responsibility for the dire state of affairs on the global stage, a desire to repair the damage inflicted on the ecological system, a need to come back to universal values of integrity, harmony and compassion to mend the broken thread of relationships between people. There is a new dedication arising to alleviate the poverty, hunger and exploitation of our brothers and sisters in different parts of the world. There is new upsurge in the desire of the collective consciousness to promote the principles of justice, inclusion of diversity and equal opportunities for all.
The most significant transition must be on the level of human awareness. It is from this fountainhead that all human behavior gushes forth.
A new system of education must eventually be adopted, a system which promotes the ability to delve deeply into the source of all knowledge, the silent unified field of pure consciousness itself. This will lead to a more unified appreciation of life. Instead of viewing ourselves as isolated fragments separated from each other, we will begin to discern our unity — the unified, interwoven matrix of life itself.
In the words of the great physicist David Bohm,
“Indeed, the attempt to live according to the notion that the fragments are really separate is, in essence, what has led to the growing series of extremely urgent crises that is confronting us today.”
Whenever there is a major shift arising across the globe, there are inevitably instabilities, fluctuations and upheavals in world events. Every major transformation is preceded by a period of discomfort, frustration and chaos. Just as a mother has to experience labor pains before giving birth, similarly does the earth experience upheaval and turbulence before a new world order can be established.
In the words of the Turkish mystic poet Rumi:
“Whenever they rebuild an old building, they must first of all destroy the old one.”
But much of this apparent doom is actually a positive force… From these transitions, there is the possibility of higher orders of organization being formed.
There is always a tug-of-war between the vanishing of the old principles and the emergence of the new principles to guide life forward on its next step of evolution.
In the words of the great Nobel Laureate Albert Einstein:
“If we want to change the world, we have to change our thinking… no problem can be solved from the same consciousness that created it. We must learn to see the world anew… Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
We are passing through a dark tunnel but there is a bright light at the end of it. The world is on the verge of being transformed into a more unified, tolerant and harmonious family of nations. The unified view of life is catching hold of the collective human psyche. The health and wellbeing of the world rests on the recognition that life is an interwoven pattern of relationships in which everyone is always influencing everyone else. Our thinking must embrace the unified wholeness of life as its reference point in order to generate a real, sustainable change.
In the words of the Indian saint, Papa Ramdas of Anandashram, Kerala:
“The old civilization is crumbling to pieces. There is going on a re-shuffling of the values of life. The lesson that the present situation holds for mankind is that the unbridled lust for power and possession leads to strife and war, that selfishness, greed and pride, whether among individuals or nations, causes widespread suffering and misery. Out of the travails through which the world is passing, a new order is bound to emerge based on a knowledge of the Universal Spirit.”
The new world order will be ushered in by leaders on the world stage who embody the new principles of life and are living examples of it in their lives.
They will begin to voice the collective desire of humanity to live from a higher level of truth, purity and integrity. The new world order will take root through the inspired leadership of such highly evolved beings, messengers of truth, who are already appearing on the world stage to guide and fulfill the collective aspirations of humanity for the dawn of a new age founded on the principles of peace, harmony and universal love and service.
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