The final podcast in this second series is the shortest, but in many ways the most essential. One morning I awoke long before dawn with the clear knowing of the seven foundational qualities that belong to the next era. I describe them in the way they came to me.
The final podcast in this second series is the shortest, but in many ways the most essential. One morning in late Summer, I awoke long before dawn with the clear knowing of the foundational qualities that belong to the next era. I express them here simply, with only a little amplification, in order to convey the way they came to me.
The next era will have seven foundational qualities:
Respect for women and feminine principles, such as receptivity, patience, nurturing, listening (with the senses, the soul, and the heart). This does not mean that we will be returning to a matriarchal era, but that patriarchal oppression in all its forms will no longer be part of our culture. Without the return of the feminine nothing new can be born, nor will we be able to nurture a new way of being with the Earth.
Respecting the land as sacred and developing different new and old ways of working with the Earth in harmony with life’s biodiversity and interdependence.
Time no longer seen as linear, but a return to the rhythms and patterns of nature, the seasons, how Spring follows Winter, but also our place in other patterns of time, within our bodies and the world around us, for example the waxing and waning of the moon and the seasons of our human lives. Through this quality human life will no longer be seen as part of a linear image of progress, instead we will return to living in harmony with the many different rhythms of time, recognizing our place within nature and the cosmos. This will also help us to live more fully in the present moment.
The coming era will be non-hierarchical. How the present hierarchies, their dynamics of power and patterns of control, fall apart will be one of the defining experiences of the coming decades, even as new, non-hierarchical ways of living and working together emerge, often experimental, like seed nurseries for the coming era.
There will be a focus on forming communities of all types, which can connect together in an organic way, be interconnected and interdependent as in nature.
Oneness will be a foundational principle. No one will be excluded, everything and everyone will have their own place and be intrinsically recognized for their own nature, their note in the symphony of creation. This will be the most simple and the most difficult, because it is counter to so many of the patterns of human behavior of the present time. But with this principle, life and humanity will reorganize itself, reconstellate into new ways, new patterns and connections, that reflect the unity that belongs to all of life.
Love, love and care for each other and for the Earth will be the central spiritual principle. This will reawaken the Divine in a new way, returning us to an experience of divine presence.
These seven qualities will be held together in a new way of being, a new space, which is connected to the cosmos. Through it all will run the axis of love, from the center of the Earth to the center of the cosmos, present in every cell of creation.
Through these foundational qualities life will regenerate in ways at present we cannot even imagine. For example, there will be new sources of non-polluting energy which will be freely accessible. How long it will take before this new civilization fully emerges is not known, but it is my understanding that within two centuries it will become visible. The next 100 to 130 years will be a time of increasing insecurity, disturbance, chaos, and then out of this will gradually emerge a new civilization, quite different to now.