The human species has entered a period of profound, fundamental, and unprecedented change. During this time of change many of us will be forced to adopt new modes of thinking, perceptions, and behaviour in order to be able to not only endure but, more importantly, to assist a world needing to undergo deep transformation. Our planet is experiencing a major transition stage and humanity, both individually and collectively, needs to understand that rapid change is both creative and destructive.
Change has always been a cyclic part of Nature; an inherent part of our cosmological story. Without change there can be no evolution, no momentum, no forward push or backward decline. As in our seasons, all processes are birthed, grow, peak, then enter renewal and regeneration. Our past great civilizations, such as the Roman and Persian Empires, have been a part of this grand story; their decline an eminent feature of today’s history books. Yet within the grander scheme of things, these cyclic renewals were of a smaller scale. They were regional, not global; they were aligned with terrestrial cycles, not cosmological ‘events’. This is why I contend that the changes confronting us in the upcoming years will be profound: our upcoming transition is a part of a grander evolutionary cycle, when terrestrial and cosmological cycles coincide. Not only is our global society approaching rapid and accelerating ‘tipping-points’ akin to the turning points of prior civilizations; but also that these events are aligned with larger solar and galactic cycles. Such times in evolutionary history are not only profound, but offer vastly increased creative energies for radical transformation.
However, periods of developmental change often require chaos and upheaval as ‘evolutionary agents’ to trigger rapid growth. In the context of what is occurring in the world today we are currently witnessing the convergence of catalytic events. Further, that this series of transformative pulses, including periods of chaos and collapse, will provide opportunities for renewal and regeneration. It is hoped that our social, cultural, and spiritual regeneration will foster a renewed ‘humanity’. It holds the promise for a new period of exterior and interior growth; a time to re-connect our species to a creative universe, and once again to our universal story. A mythological journey that requires our collective participation and continuation.
I am not alone in this assertion. For at least two decades now many of our leading thinkers, futurists, and visionaries have been warning us that the upcoming years will present an evolutionary crises to our global society. Further, that this ‘crisis period’ will involve great changes, potentially catastrophic, which will shake the foundations of our social systems and invoke great changes in people’s personal lives. I believe, as do many others, that this transformative period is a necessary requirement in our evolutionary journey. For most of our human recorded history we have no precedent for this; almost no records to help us understand the situation. We can say there exists no map nor guide to assist us at this crucial period. We are, to put it bluntly, asleep to the influences that direct our lives, and this makes us vulnerable to the situation. Quite literally we are in dire need of ‘waking up’.