My recent post portraying Senator Barack Obama as poster child of a rapidly shifting paradigm, led one reader to explore the notion of significant shifts taking place in the march of human evolution.
Malcolm at knightofswords asked, “…What I’m curious about, I guess, is whether there really is a shift and, if so, who or what caused it. Or is it another swinging of the pendulum back in the other direction as a reaction against many of the horrors we see in the “outer” world?”
What’s your opinion?
Have you read, seen, observed, or experienced a rise in human consciousness? Do you agree (or disagree) that humans, as a species, are becoming more spiritual, more aware, more exploratory about their true meaning and purpose on Earth?
When Oprah Winfrey interviews the Dalai Lama or Eckhart Tolle or shares heart-wrenching stories of human forgiveness and compassion — is she helping guide humans to deeper purpose and connection in their lives, or simply trolling for ratings and book sales?
Are more people attending yoga class, exploring Buddhism and other Eastern religions, talking about/practicing the universal law of attraction and flocking to personal growth workshops and conferences because an evolutionary process is calling them to more authentic and expanded lives, or simply because they are sheep for the latest trends?
When scientists demonstrate the power of prayer, the physiological changes brought about by love and meditation, and the ability to create one’s own reality via the principles of quantum physics, are they heralding the emergence of a different kind of human being?
Are there only a very few of us who believe in the power of the shifting now taking place? Is all of this nothing more than a rehash of old ideas or new age concepts? And who, if any, actually have the authority to make pronouncements and declarations on the subject?
This is an open thread for your comments on the topic. To see what started the ball rolling, read the post directly below entitled “can i talk about barack obama without you thinking it’s political?”
Like the bumper sticker says, “Shifts Happen.” Or, do they????