The books I’ve been reading, the people I’ve been listening to, most of them are anticipating an upcoming shift in consciousness of the planet, an evolutionary leap that will fundamentally change how life is on this planet. This centers around us finally, as a planet coming to (or returning to) the belief that we are eternal and this is only a temporary experience. There was a time when the majority of people believed this, but it was before the time where we had developed the technology that has the potential to drastically change living conditions on planet Earth with plenty of food and everything else necessary for us all to live rich, abundant, long lives. The problem now is we still have a perceived scarcity due mostly to the inequitable distribution of money. If we could only learn that we are all one and that this life is not all there is, perhaps we could share and massively shift life on this planet in a way that we would hardly recognize.
At the natural pace of evolution, this would take a very, very long time. I think we are moving in that direction, but slowly. However, there is this thing called punctuated equilibrium where things go along very slowly and then a massive shift will occur. Some believe that once a certain percentage of people on the planet shift their consciousness, and not a large percentage, it will raise the consciousness of the whole planet.
I don’t know if this idea is simultaneously occurring to many people or if they are spreading it amongst themselves within a subset of the general population. I do know I hear it more and more often and I find it fascinating and exciting. There are people who are actively working to bring this shift about. They are working quietly, behind the scenes and most are not articulating their goal if they are even aware of the goal. It could be an exciting time to be alive and some think this will happen within the lifetime of many of us on the planet today. Wouldn’t that be cool?