Can we expect a big global shift and rebirth in a positive direction without the birth trauma we are experiencing?
The darkness, confusion and stress we are all facing from outside, shouldn’t make us forget that what is really important now going into the future is the need for Connection.
But First we must face Reality and consequences of our Actions (Karma).
We have had our age of materialistic living without thought of consequence of that way.
The age of luxury product living has cost the planet too much, she is now responding with increased and soon to be extreme heat and viruses-which experts have linked to the loss of biodiversity.
We have overstepped our boundaries as a species; our lack of responsibility living in large populations, has led to the average person turning a blind eye to our connection to nature and how our food is produced. We unfortunately allow our food and products to be outsourced, the production of which is not regenerative nor sustainable- think of when we throw away plastics that plastic will pollute the environment and kill animals if not recycled etc.
Did we think we could really keep living that way and keep exploiting her (Gaia’s) Energy and she wouldn’t respond in time-she (The Earth and its ecosystems) is a living entity as James Lovelock put forward with his Gaia hypothesis.
Now, we unfortunately are forced to face that way of life we have lived, where we need to adjust our way to living with Gaia, since in the next 40 years Temperatures are going to soar with Biodiversity plummeting (reduction to wild areas and animal populations) and new pandemics will emerge.
This is not a reason to despair and give up hope.
We can see this as a challenge to start again with new integrated systems of using modern and traditional technologies to build resilient smaller communities. I can not not see this happening with the present urban phenomena of small nuclear families. This model will unfortunately most likely require GMO lab based foods to be made and eaten, and underground or sheltered living zones where life will be super controlled by those in power with digital tracking a norm. This is likely how densely populated areas will be managed. (in line with UN agenda 21)
At the moment-and I pray this changes fast, because we lack good leadership at this time with greater population numbers “ghost leaders emerge” (that is presidents) who do not care about the masses welfare but their own power. This is very clearly the case now in many countries. Living in societies where Ghost leaders and Cloaked Leaders from corporations who have the real power-individual freedom will be suppressed and control of health and power over populations is what corporations know how to do. A few corporations in “Big Pharma” for example have already monopoly power over health care globally at this stage, and aims to extend that into food and tech-digital identification. Its not a made up imagining it exists already see digitalid2020 site. This will only happen if the current leadership is not challenged.
An alternative to this Top Down model of control, is to take leadership and direct it back into our own lives from the Bottom Up Leadership and shared control. We can only do this effectively through letting go of the old system of the isolated family model (white picket fence family) and expanding that into extended family groups living once again in proper relationship to the land. These intentional community groups can integrate modern tech and traditional food production and take responsibility of their food health and social engaging. This will solve the broken family phenomena-single mother/father families so common today and the rising rates of depression that mostly results from a lack of social and emotional bonding typical of traditional tribal societies (covered in the World Until Yesterday-Jarred Diamond).
Its likely members of society will opt either for outsourcing their lives to corporations in urban highly population dense centers, or will opt for self governance and a New Synthesis of Integrated Traditional living. Those in power could build new settlements based on an extended family kibbutz model e.g., but this is unlikely as control will be harder-I imagine.
The COVID virus and future ones that are resulting from Gaia being over exploited, have as a result; fear and anxiety for many. Lets use this time then to find new ways to connect and to be intimate, to learn to relax and love-that is connection, and that is the most important asset we have.
I saw in a visualization & Prayer how the Earth itself can bring us together-to work again with the Earth can heal us.
Our lifestyle can become our success, going forward (not the old thinking of materialistic accumulation). Living a lifestyle of social cohesiveness, balanced living of relaxation and good ol fashioned work.
On a personal level a member of the Buddhist sangha had this to say:
This morning I left a voice message for a friend about the very same subject matter. I described how I felt at this time, about the world scenario and how from my point of view, the greatest contribution I can make to the whole, is to maintain a stable mind and develop a deep and lasting inner peace. This peace and stability is something I need to secure from within, as it is the only way to evolve an adaptive and responsive heart and mind in a world that is changing rapidly and is overwhelmed with suffering. A being who has only to answer to their heart to know how to behave with kindness and confidence is not someone who can be easily corrupted or manipulated by political or social engineering. May we all be free from suffering.
Amen and let your Love Shine.