[styled_image w=”150″ h=”150″ lightbox=”yes” align=”right” image=”http://pymander.org/love/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/BarbaraMarxHubbard.jpg”]A world-renowned evolutionary educator and inspiring speaker, Barbara Marx Hubbard is the author of six books that communicate the new worldview of conscious evolution as the essential context for creating a positive future. Her latest book Birth 2012 and Beyond: Humanity’s Great Shift to the Age of Conscious Evolution invites readers to join a campaign that builds toward a Planetary Birth Day celebration on December 22, with activities taking place all around the world, including Oklahoma City. Agents for Conscious Evolution Leaders, The Cone Center and Unity Spiritual Life Center have created hubs that will initiate activities locally.
Why do you refer to December 22, 2012 as a Planetary Birthday?
If we look at our planet as a whole system, it’s obvious that we’re overpopulating, polluting, and running out of resources. Like an infant this is reaching the “due date” of its birth, we’re overgrowing “the womb” of the Earth. Our “birthing crisis is inflicting pain and suffering on millions, as well as the possible destruction of our life support system.
All over the planet, the urgency of our global crisis is causing people to wake up to greater love, purpose, compassion, connectivity, and the desire to cooperate.
It’s dawning on many of us that something creative and new is pressing within us to emerge. I believe that this is the evolutionary breakthrough of consciousness and creativity, which is as great a potential as the sudden appearance of self-aware humans 50,000 years ago. This impulse of evolution is transforming the old situation with the prospect of new solutions. At the same time, it’s also offering a better, more equitable, peaceful, evolving future that has been mystically realized by great visionaries as something that transcends our current condition.
I feel that our crisis is potentially the birth of a more co-evolving, co-creative humanity and if there are enough people on Earth who feel interconnected and coherent as members of one planetary body, a planetary birth could happen.
What does it feel like to wake up and respond to this evolutionary impulse?
Waking up begins with a feeling of resonance and a sense of intimacy with others. It happens when you no longer see people as the “other.”
My book Birth 2012 is a call to all pioneering souls who are conscious of this inner impulse.
What is the reason for the planetary Birth 2012 celebration?
To fully awaken we need a shared peak experience or a mass spiritual experience of expanded reality. Mystics and visionaries have had such experiences all through human history, but it has never been a communal experience. Widespread spiritual experiences of our wholeness, oneness, and goodness could become a collective awakening during our planetary celebration, which will give voice and vision to what is emerging everywhere. In other words, we will make visible to millions of people around the world, what is now largely invisible. This will give us a picture of what is emerging in a whole system breakthrough.
All the events around the globe that have appeared to be emerging as separate will be live streamed to catalyze this planetary shift. When the astronauts took a picture of earth as they were returning from the moon, that one picture woke millions up to the big picture of their home and catalyzed movements for environment and social justice as well as others. When people see the microcosm of our new emerging world made visible, they will no longer be able to say that this shift isn’t happening.
Linda Sechrist is the Senior Staff Writer for Natural Awakenings magazine.
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