The vital need to discover our full humanness
Most of us have some understanding of the scale of the challenge facing Humanity at this time and for many it may feel so overwhelming we hunker down and deal with what’s immediately in front of us as a coping strategy. The budget challenges at work, the petty arguments between the children, planning the family holiday or whatever it may be.
If we do choose to explore the question of ‘what’s to be done?’ we see change needed on all fronts – economically, politically, environmentally (crucially) and so on. Underpinning all of these areas of change however is who we are as humans and our evolutionary journey.
Not for nothing have we travelled over millennia toward greater and greater capabilities and insights about how our world works. Our perspectives and awareness have shifted from the small world of the cave dweller to having real glimpses (and more) of a cosmos so vast we can barely conceive of it.
Whether one considers oneself spiritual or not, it is the human spirit that has fuelled our evolution through advances in technology, science and philosophy as we have sought to understand more about who we are, why we are and what it means to be human living on this planet we call Earth.
Part of that evolution does come back to our awareness and consciousness. Our desire to move beyond the limitations of our physical world and constraints and to see the interrelationships between all life. The journey we have taken as a species has meant that we have ‘overcooked’ things along the way as we discovered new ways of living. The urgent responsibility we have now is to examine our world from a higher place of consciousness. From the place of the vast system within which we function – physical and energetic.
From this place, we can lead ourselves and others to a new understanding of what is needed as we make each move forward from the basic premise of the interplay between all life. When we fully accept and work with the interrelationships within our living system, we will find new solutions that we cannot even begin to dream of today. The combined impact of our creativity, our heartfulness and our intelligence will lead us to quantum shifts in our ways of living and being.
To know that interplay requires us to lift our eyes up and away from the day to day and to discuss, explore, imagine, hope for and move toward, changes that will enable us to know the fullness of being human…loving co-creators of an amazing, beautiful and thriving living system. And in that fullness we will undoubtedly correct the mis-steps of earlier stages of our journey…but we need to be quick.