If they can get you asking the wrong questions,
they don’t have to worry about answers. -- Thomas Pynchon
We have to begin asking ourselves the right type of questions — questions about the nature and potential futures of our unfolding human story.
The struggle for our minds is about waking up to the great social and cultural change happening in our midst; pulling our minds away from distraction, ignorance, and old programming; and realizing the transitions that our physical and spiritual worlds are moving through. It is imperative that we each begin to recognize the presence of spiritual impulses in our lives and that we work toward transforming any negativity into positive energy.
The struggle for our minds is about taking back our right and ability to act in accordance with evolutionary necessities, to provide for the newer generations that are arriving with an increased frustration and bemusement with the world. The struggle for our minds is about changing our present ways of thought, emotion, and behavior in order to prepare for future needs, requirements, and obligations.
The Future Is Never Fixed; It Is Not a "Done Deal"
While there are nefarious, distracting, and manipulating obstacles at play, the outcome will be — must be — a positive one. I say this because I have unwavering faith in the capacity for conscious evolution and the power of positive, creative, and energetic forces.
In my understanding, the future is never fixed. The game is never a “done deal.” Our future potential timelines are always open to adjustments and realignments. With enough conscious critical mass on our rich, varied, and amazing planet we can — and do — have the power for change. With focused, energetic, and positive intentionality I firmly believe that we can, as a conscious species, have a participatory role in co-creating the future. Further I feel that each of us can begin by first creating this change in our lives. It is all about the personal force of creative intention.
What Type of Future Do You Wish To Be a Part Of?
Each of us must identify the type of future we wish to be a part of, then focus our creative intentional energies toward this goal. The choices we make must be coherent with the direction we wish to move toward. By creating and feeling this intention we accumulate great amounts of supporting energy. In this way we can overcome the array of debilitating social forces that fear this change.
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The future is very much a human story. A story where the heart and consciousness together create what is truly needed for the future: a balance of our human relationships; expanded development for our children, not arrested development; harmonious work with the land and resources; and, above all, appreciation and gratitude.
Changing the Future of Humanity
Each of us is a great bundle of energy and we vibrate and resonate within a confluence of energy fields, waves, and connections. In other words, the human family shares a collective energetic field from which we can gain strength, support, and well-being. We are on the verge of coming together.
We should feel privileged that we are placed right in the middle of something that will change the future of humanity. We are not here for nothing, and so it would be a great shame for such a grand opportunity to go wasted. So let’s rise to the challenge. There are great things to come.
©2012 by Kingsley L. Dennis. All Rights Reserved.
Reprinted with permission of Inner Traditions, Inc.
The Struggle for Your Mind: Conscious Evolution and the Battle to Control How We Think
by Kingsley L. Dennis.
About the Author
Kingsley L. Dennis, PhD, is a sociologist, researcher, and writer. He co-authored 'After the Car' (Polity, 2009), which examines post-peak oil societies and mobility. He is also the author of 'The Struggle for Your Mind: Conscious Evolution & The Battle to Control How We Think' (2012). Kingsley is also the co-editor of 'The New Science & Spirituality Reader'(2012). He is now collaborating with the new paradigm Giordano Bruno GlobalShift University, is a co-initiator of the Worldshift Movement and a co-founder of WorldShift International. Kingsley L. Dennis is the author of numerous articles on complexity theory, social technologies, new media communications, and conscious evolution. Visit his blog at:http://betweenbothworlds.blogspot.com/ He can be contacted at his personal website: www.kingsleydennis.com.