Last Friday evening I was at a dinner party and something a guest said pierced my heart deeply: what our world needs is the "Evolution of Humanity."
In these three beautiful words I heard the music of a dream that I have be longing for since childhood. I often talk about taking the journey from fear to freedom and helping others do the same. The evolution of humanity is this, but seven levels deeper.
Many of us, from all walks of life, and nature herself, so say the senior scientists, are ready for a quantum leap in evolution.
The dinner guest was thinking of his children and grandchildren and the world we have created and are leaving for them. There are other reasons. Some of us are “beyond success,” according to the American dream. We have it all-the money, the materialistic goods, yet long for something beyond these limits of success. Some of us are still caught up in chasing the American Dream, yet we feel that something is missing. Perhaps we knowingly or unknowingly wish to learn how to live a life of peace, self-love, and compassion. We want to heal our judging selves that destroy, instead of build. We want to we long to speak our truths and have conversations that are true dialogues. We see the problems that our people and our earth are facing. We want to end war and live in inner and outer peace. Some of us are fortunate to feel passionate about doing work that we love, knowing that if we follow that stream, we will be giving our best to the world.
The Evolution of Humanity will not come if we only feel depressed, outraged and pessimistic and if we do not hold the vision for an evolved humanity. It will not come if we keep exhausting ourselves from an overloaded “To-Do list.”
We are the seeds for a new earth. We can choose to work to evolve. There are many levels at which we can do the work. My focus has always been from the Inside-Out.
The Evolution of Humanity has been spoken of by many teachers. Here are some examples, recommended for further exploration:
- Ekhard Tolle's A New Earth
- Teilhard de Chardin’s The Divine Milieu
- David Spangler’s Revelation; The Birth of a New Age
- Michael Singer’s The Untethered Soul
- Michael Brown’s The Presence Process
- Marilyn Ferguson’s The Aquarian Conspiracy
Krishamurti spoke of it this way:
“And as we are — the world is. That is, if we are greedy, envious, competitive, our society will be competitive, envious, greedy, which brings misery and war. The State is what we are. To bring about order and peace, we must begin with ourselves and not with society, not with the State, for the world is ourselves … If we would bring about a sane and happy society we must begin with ourselves and not with another, not outside of ourselves, but with ourselves.”
What can we do to evolve ourselves? What can we do to bring out the best in ourselves? We can make a conscious choice to Do Less and Be More. It can be helpful to focus on one transformative goal that speaks to you. Here are some ideas:
- Become Breathe Aware and develop a breathing practice
- Connect with silence
- Be Aware of our bodies
- Be Conscious of self-talk and feelings
- Connect with the earth
- Share in our communities
- Read for our souls
- Develop mindfulness
Starting small is a great way to insure success.
These practices can help us go forward into the light of day from a more centered place. The more each of us commit to the Evolution of Humanity, by working on ourselves from the Inside-Out, the more we will take action to heal the world.
We will see the Evolution of Humanity manifest organically and gently.
I can hear you protesting to me, "But Lynda you don't understand. I have no time for all of that.” And I hear my mother saying to me, many a time,“Lynda you always find the time to do the things you want to do!” How right she was and still is.