When I was a girl, I read Henry David Thoreau’s work and felt validated. That’s what I wanted. “Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity!” His books were my escape from the judgments that flew in my claustrophobic neighborhood about what people wore, how much money they made, and who wasn’t like them. I wanted to live in the woods and leave them all behind.In college, I was shocked to find out that Thoreau lived within walking distance from Concord and went to town daily. So much for his living without community. By the time I’d realized this, I had moved on from my insular childhood and found the stimulation of ideas that city-living encouraged.
We are living in a time that is like no other. We are in the process of a shift that occurs every 26,000 years as we approach 2012. It has been forecast as Armageddon, The End of Time and the end of the Mayan Calendar. People are concerned about thawing fjords, rampant tornadoes, earthquakes and tsunamis, as well as a collapsing economy that spans continents.
We certainly could panic and hole up watching 2012 the movie, while John Cusack struggles to find high ground. However, this point of view totally discounts the premise that we members of humanity and its community are working with the Universe to create our world. Each and every one of us within this community has the power and energy within us that creates worlds. But many of us shrink from that awareness, as from a forbidden fruit.
I love the work of Barbara Marx Hubbard, the visionary who sees this time as our opportunity to evolve to a more successful species. The Internet allows us to create a community across the globe. Thousands of people can agree to meditate, pray, gather for healing, song, protest, or dance at the same time. We have seen peaceful revolutions through these efforts and connections.
Our ability to change the world as we know it is at the power of our fingertips. An individual’s power expands exponentially when s/he finds a community of like-minded people. Everything in the Universe is energy. By quickening our connections to one another, we are poised for an evolutionary leap which could promote the healing we need … if enough of us are open to it as evolutionary energy healers.