The Need for a Great Awakening

Great Awakening

Now is the time for a Great Awakening. As I grew through my life and began to understand the world as a whole I recognised the need for a great awakening – not just within individuals – but for the collective of humanity. 

The Partnership Of Awakening And Regeneration​

From the time I was a young child, I recognised that many people struggled to feel truly at peace. People all around me were deeply disconnected. I began to see that this severance of spirit was directly related, not just to an individual’s suffering, but also to the collective conflicts reverberating around the world. 

Clearly, disconnection is at the root of great suffering and conflict. 

We are now at a turning point in history, where we have come face to face with the global consequences of our disconnections: 

  • To spirit
  • To the earth that nurtures us
  • To each other

All Is Interconnected, We Are One

Challenges of an unprecedented scale and complexity are calling us to awaken again to the truth: to recognise all is interconnected, that we are one. These very challenges beckon us towards conscious, integrated awakening, now. 

Albert Einstein famously stated, 

No problem can be solved on the same level it was created.

We would do well to heed Einstein’s wisdom in our current situation. For it is only a higher state of awareness that can lead us in the right direction.

Clearly, we are faced with problems of a scale that deserve a new approach. What a challenge this is! It is because our world is so disconnected and dominated by conditioned thinking that history keeps repeating itself. We have continued to recreate the past because we have been caught in a certain level of thinking and being. 

With Increasing Tech Connection Comes Increased Risk Of Greater Disconnection

Ironically, we have never been more globally connected by technology, and yet so disconnected from our true essence.

Our foundations are fractured. We are deeply disconnected as individuals and in a deeply divided world. As long as we approach our challenges in the same manner, or from the same divisiveness, we are at risk of continuing down the same track. The crises we face demand a significant shift.  Our quest is to find new vision.

It Is Time To Reconnect, To Awaken, To Regenerate our world

We urgently need to reconnect, to awaken. This is the critical shift needed on the planet today. A new, great awakening.

With our reconnection and awakening, we can access a totally different level of intelligence: a higher consciousness. We are able to unveil new vision. This is imperative to restore ourselves, each other, and the world.  

This awakening is a conscious connection with a true capacity to: 

See above and beyond the problems we face

  • Inspire new vision
  • Ignite great creative power
  • Act as an agent of truth
  • Lead the way and regenerate our world

Bridging The Divide, The Awakening Connection

Unfortunately, spiritual seekers are often led to believe awakening or enlightenment is something separate from the world, or a ‘get out of here’ ticket – as if the world is something to renounce or transcend. 

Conversely, much of the world’s population do not recognise the critical need for a deep spiritual connection – that it is essential to create a life of true meaning and wellbeing. The blame or solution is ‘out there’ or somewhere ‘beyond’. So, on the one hand, spiritual seekers often withdraw from the world, and in the process, abdicate their responsibility from the collective events, and on the other, worldly people are in denial of their individual part in the crisis and unable to bring the spirit needed for true resolution.

Reconnect, Regenerate, to LIVE Spiritual

Perhaps one of the most important truths is this – awakening must, and does, incorporate both. What is needed now is a conscious relationship that bridges the inner realm of spirit, and the world as a whole. 

This is what it means to reconnect. This is what regeneration takes. This is to LIVE Spiritual.

Awakening demands we recognise the roots of change and awareness lie within us. 

Awakening also beckons us to play a conscious role – to remember our interconnection with the world – to be conscious, responsible citizens. Our awakening is not in isolation, nor is it for our own individual benefit. Rather, it is a process of restoring wholeness. 

With Awakening, We Realise We Are The World

There is an indivisible link between us and the rest of the world. With awakening comes the realisation – we ARE the world.  It is only through restoring our conscious connection that we can know this, not just as a concept, but as a direct experience. 

Without a deeply personal awakening, the true knowledge, the realisation of our connectedness, and therefore interdependence, remains nebulous. We need to experience this at a deeply felt level to truly realise that as we do to another, we do to ourselves. Only then will we be equipped with the level of consciousness needed to respond to the planetary crises we face.  And only then will we embody the depth of care necessary to usher in a time of regeneration for the world.  

We have been looking for a revolution, perhaps in the wrong ways.

The Real Revolution Is Conscious Evolution, A Great Awakening

Our consciousness contains the vision and hopes we are looking for. It is this which has the power to fuel true and lasting change. It’s a change that begins within each individual.

As the individual reconnects with Self, they begin to reconnect with ALL life. 

As we restore wholeness within ourselves, we resume a conscious part within the whole. We return ourselves to a true relationship with life. 

Our enlightenment is not an ending; it is a beginning and a return.

We resume our sacred part in existence.  We recognise that remembering our true nature is not to be coveted, but rather imparted and acted upon for the greater good of all.

A Great Awakening Is A Process Of Regeneration

I have always seen that a great awakening is  not only the most powerful work, but also the greatest responsibility to regenerate our world. It invites us not to escape the world, but to be fully present within it. It is a duty of care and responsibility to all life.  The process of awakening is in fact a process of regeneration. It is a remembering, a returning, a reunion, a restoring. 

The Wisdom of Restoration Is Held By Indigenous People

The solutions to our global crises involve a restorative process. It is a reclaiming of information that already lies deep within us. 

This knowledge is held at the deepest level of our humanity, of our psyche as earth people, and is still held by the Indigenous people of our world. This wisdom enabled our First Nation People to live consciously and sustainably, in harmony with the natural world for more than 60,000 years.

The Four Pillars Of Lore

If we look closely, we see the same fundamental laws that underpin all Indigenous societies. I call this The Four Pillars of Natural Lore. The central tenet is connectivity: all life is interconnected and interdependent. When we know and live by this, we ourselves are profoundly connected with all, and act from a place of reverence. 

This connectivity is not just a metaphysical thing. These are the underlying laws, the Four Pillars of Natural Lore, that tie together: 

  • Our place in the natural world
  • Our kinship with family, all our living relationships, and all living beings
  • The spirit within ourselves, our soul and all
  • Our relationship with the cosmos and the creation laws that bind all living things

These Four Pillars of Lore are the intrinsic threads of a whole system. 

Intact Threads Can Maintain The Whole 

When all these threads are intact we are whole, we are connected. We are conscious. We are caring, responsible humans. 

However, when one of these threads is severed it has a domino effect. When many are severed, chaos and collapse ensue. 

The moment we are disconnected within ourselves, from each other, from spirit or from the natural world around us, is the moment our vision becomes distorted and impaired. We are cut off from life, from the universe. 

Without correct vision or connection, we cannot act in right accord. We are no longer conscious beings.

The Four Pillars Of Lore As A Universal Map

The Four Pillars of Lore provide a clear and universal map relevant to all life and all times. When understood and upheld consciously, these fundamental laws provide us with a guiding system for whole, sustainable living, in our here and now. When we use this map, we are able to restore our connection with life, to live in harmony with each other and the world surrounding us.

Catalysing A Great Awakening

My commitment to catalysing a great awakening has always been about this – to restore our living relationship with the whole of life. It has never been just about an individual’s liberation. For no single thing happens in isolation.

A great awakening is about a global regeneration – a 360-degree change – from the inside out. 

The regeneration of spirit, of truth, love, connectedness, responsibility, reverence, sacredness, and loving care for all beings. This is how we will truly revolutionise, regenerate and restore our world. 

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