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Rising from a Destructive Past to Create a New World
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Rising from a Destructive Past to Create a New World

…daily living has become a more precarious experience.

As our world seems to teeter on the edge of global conflict, the forces at play reveal themselves more clearly to those who realise the all-embracing wholeness of this beautiful planet we call home. With unstable international tensions and the impacts of the pandemic and climate change, daily living has become a more precarious experience. We are at a balance point between life and death: personally, nationally, and globally. We are between the death of the old familiar patterns and an uncertain birth into new ones. It is a moment when choice has great power and will reverberate through coming millennia. Such decisions as we now make require the soul’s perspective as foreseen by Christopher Fry in his famous poem:

The human heart can go the lengths of God…
Dark and cold we may be, but this
Is no winter now. The frozen misery
Of centuries breaks, cracks, begins to move;
The thunder is the thunder of the floes,
The thaw, the flood, the upstart Spring.

Thank God our time is now when wrong
Comes up to face us everywhere,
Never to leave us till we take
The longest stride of soul we ever took.

Affairs are now soul size.
The enterprise
Is exploration into God…

From the poem ‘Sleep of Prisoners’ by Christopher Fry (1907 – 2005)

What occurs anywhere in our world resounds through the whole.

What occurs anywhere in our world resounds through the whole. And this is now happening in “real time” rather than across decades or centuries as in the past. While we still see echoes of that past in the narrowness of conflicting views more desperately and aggressively pursued, time is speeding up and bringing the outcome of interconnecting events into clearer view as we realise our essential oneness. We can now see the impact of actions, across the world and through time – and can change course. We can rise out of the old destructive patterns of the past and create a new world – if we will it. More and more are now willing and putting their lives on the line for the better world they know is possible and divinely intended.

Today the increasing precariousness of living requires increased mindfulness. In his latest blog post David Spangler reflects on mindfulness and extends it into an experience of the heart:

One benefit of mindfulness is that it draws your attention to the present moment. So often our thoughts go to the future or the past, and our awareness of the present gets squeezed and constricted between remembering and anticipating. Yet, it is in the present that we find our power. I cannot act in the future or in the past; the former has yet to materialize and exists only in imagination; the latter is over and exists in memory. It’s in the present that I can summon the wholeness of my being into action. Even as basic an action as simply being aware in the moment makes my surroundings and my presence in them come alive, opening possibilities that I might miss otherwise. …Heartfulness, though, focuses on the “other” and what I might add to their life or beingness in the moment.
… Mindfulness makes me aware of the moment. Heartfulness makes me aware that I am part of a living community all around me, one with which I can commune and relate, especially through love. …So much of what divides us at the moment and generates conflict exists on the level of concepts, ideas, and perceptions. They are conflicts of the mind, of misinformation, of “fake news,” of propaganda and deceit. Perhaps in heartfulness we can find the bridges over the chasms that thoughts are creating.” David Spanglerhttps://lorian.org/community/category/David%27s+Desk

…the heart is the portal for the soul to shine into the world

Ancient thoughtforms inherited from past human thinking are too limiting for an expanding human heart. The true wonder of being human is our capacity to experience life beyond just the physical senses – to extend our perception into a living world and a living universe. We experience the extensive subtle senses through the heart’s responsiveness. This expansion is motivated by the heart and reflected through the mind’s capacity to register it. And so, the mind becomes the instrument of the heart, and the heart is the portal for the soul to shine into the world. It is the soul that understands the mysteries of love and oneness.

…advocacy groups for the vulnerable, increasingly carry out the intent of the heart.

The more we experience the wholeness of our world, the more able we are to respond to the need in each moment, the more response–able we become. This shared sense of responsiveness to the whole and to all within it is manifested through citizens who take responsibility for the freedom and welfare of others where administrations seem unable to do so. There is a shift and expansion of responsibility as more share it. The increasing number of aid organisations, neighbourhood support initiatives, public petitions and advocacy groups for the vulnerable, increasingly carry out the intent of the heart. Humanity is realising its great responsibility. The Tibetan Master explains the central role of humanity in the divine intention for our world:

…every living being or manifested life—from the planetary Logos down to the tiniest atom—either has been, is, or will be a man [human being]. This has reference to the past, to the present and to the future of every manifested life. Therefore, the fact of humanity and of that for which humanity stands is probably the primary and major aspect of the divine purpose. Pause and think about this statement. It is, therefore, the first clear fact which indicates the measure and the magnitude of a human being; …Everything subhuman is slowly moving towards a definite human experience; it is also passing through the phase of human effort and consequent experience, or else it has moved out of that phase of limitation and—through initiation—is drafting human nature into a state of divinity…
The keynote, therefore, of the Lord of the World is HUMANITY for it is the basis, the goal and the essential inner structure of all being. Humanity itself is the key to all evolutionary processes and to all correct understanding of the divine Plan, expressing in time and space the divine Purpose. Why HE chose that this should be so, we know not; but it is a point to be accepted and remembered …because it is the factor that makes relationship and contact possible and it is also the source of all understanding. …only the penetrating intuition can make these matters clearer…” Telepathy and the Etheric Vehicle, page 126-7

The intuitive heart is the steady ship that sails the turbulence of oceans and knows its way home.

The intuitive heart is the steady ship that sails the turbulence of oceans and knows its way home. It carries the spark of eternal life that transcends time, space and form. It is the doorway for the light of the soul to shine into the world and guide us to the harbour of Truth. And there in that Truth we find our true essence which is the essence of our world.

~ When you do things from your soul you feel a river moving in you, a joy. ~ Rumi


About Judy

Hi, I'm one of a group of authors and editors for the Sydney Goodwill website.


  1. Lovely Thankyou Judy ❤️

  2. Matina Joanna Glitsos

    Thank you 💖

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