It’s undeniable—life as we’ve known it is changing – and changing at warp speed. Sometimes it seems as if we’re in a tailspin—in the midst of chaos. When I’m able to stand in the calm of the eye of the storm, I can step back and look out a bit more objectively. I then see that the Universe has been stirring things up, impatient for us to make changes, to move towards all that we can become. I catch a glimpse of the New Human, one who has moved past the negativity, toxicity and divisiveness that seems to surround us, to a more loving, healing presence on this beautiful planet.
Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, something new is emerging from all the turmoil around us. I have always believed that out of chaos, new opportunities arise, often better and richer than I could have ever imagined. I hold onto that thought amidst this shifting, bubbling life that is all around me, giving me a wild ride. I can feel the changes within myself, as I remain calm and at times unperturbed, even as I’m bombarded by events and commentaries that swirl around us all.
So what is it that is happening? What is it that we are becoming? Is this a new configuration of us humans? Or is it all an illusion—a way of coping with a world that seems to be tilting out of control? As I contemplate these questions, I fall back on my core—the values that I hold near and dear to my heart, by which I attempt to live and in turn provide added value to the world around me. While my core values have worked reasonably well for me in the past when I have been able to put them into action, something seems to be missing in these new times that are right in front of me. It’s as if my world has built up a “tolerance” for my value system, much the same way our bodies build up a tolerance to a medication, and then it ceases to be effective. My inner self is telling me that something more, something “stronger” is called for right now, to propel me out of the muck and mire of the chaos, into a higher plane. I feel called to gather my resources, some of which I may not even be aware of at this point, in order to inspire healing and growth of this New Human and New World that awaits me.
At this point, I still feel surrounded by the fog that is not allowing me to clearly see the full complement of values that the New Human encompasses. Without knowing this, I feel ill-equipped to figure out whether I already possess these new values and resources and whether I am ready to move forward as the New Human. It is clear to me that pondering this and reaching answers is not a solitary endeavor. It is through coming together with other like-minded souls who are asking the same questions, that I might discover some answers.
Thankfully, as a team member of the Centre for the New Human, I have a community in which to explore these and many other questions. In the New Year that is rapidly approaching, Gloria Harrison, Ham Hayes and I will be hosting a lively and interactive discussion on this timely and important topic, for our January offering. I invite you to join us on Sunday, January 21, 2018, from 2:00 – 5:00 PM at Wise Awakenings in downtown Bellingham. For more information, you can visit the Events section of our website, www.thecentreforthenewhuman.org. I hope to see you there.