has brought you here?
And what can this mean for you? What is the conversation and
who is having it? What are the generations, cultural contexts and varieties of inner
experience melding in today's world?
Can an older generation be more fruitfully
replaced by a younger one? Will this new more seamless, techno-savvy generation see
the birth of a new awakening of Heart and Consciousness on our planet? Or will our
These are questions that involve us all. If
you want to follow these threads, read on.
The roots of all of our impressions of reality
run deep. At least 70% of the world lives in the cultural context of stories of
Gods, demi-gods, prophets and messiahs. The rest are convinced there is nothing more
than "stuff". These natural immersions, in both mind and heart, are
running side by side with an awakening concerning unity, interconnection and planetary (if
not universal) consciousness-- who we are as one species, on one planet,
with a common origin and common destiny.
"The reason we are here is to meet"--
Teilhard de Chardin
Blue Reflecting Pool" by Dafna Mordecai
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This unfolding in the
inner, and subjective, experience of human beings has persisted in spite of every
tendency for a more externally dominated experience-- of power, wealth or materialism.
The search for the inner understand that will
"suffice" is universal, and, when it finds a maturity and blossoming it also
naturally is moved to reach out as activism, transformation-- Hope.
The Great Wisdom Traditions-- the actual
maturity, wisdom and ethic of this accumulated human experience form a reservoir of potent
If there was any key mistake in the history of
these traditions it was they they did not talk to each other. More deeply, they did
not experience each other. As a result the species has lacked an intersubjective
discussion-- the "interspiritual" dialogue, the indispensable inter-experiencial
That being so, modern science and modern
materialism mostly abandoned this seasoned reservoir of human experience, considering it
From this imbalance between a humanity centered
on Heart and Consciousness and a runaway technological world centered on ego and
competition comes our imperiled planet: conflict over resources, conflict over
religious identities, national and cultural identities, and destruction of the
The current call of Consciousness and Heart,
indeed the Planet (Gaia) itself, is a call to rebalancing. And, a major part of this
rebalancing must start with the interspiritual-- the intersubjective-- discussion among
all human experiences.