In this month’s Evolutionary Enlightenment Essentials Call we discussed what it means to ‘bear witness” to the truth that is revealed to us in our spiritual experiences in a world that does not support or acknowledge the reality of that truth. Those of us who are exploring the evolutionary edge of spirituality cannot be conformists – not because we might not want to – but because there is nothing to conform to. There is no church, there is no bible, there is no wider culture of accepted beliefs, attitudes and understandings that we can fit in with. It is we that must create the evolutionary culture that we sometimes wish was already here.
Certainly we have the beginnings of this new culture in our relationships with each other, but it is the barest beginnings. The path of an emerging spiritual understanding is not for faint of heart. It takes courageous individuals who are ready, willing and able to take the risk to believe in their most profound revelations – even when those revelations are not supported by the larger society around them.
We might wish that it was easier. We might want there to be more support for us – more people who would encourage our pioneering spirit and reward us for the sacrifices that we make in the name of evolution. Why can’t someone in the grocery store walk up to us and say, “Aren’t you the one who dedicates so much of their time, energy and money to forging a new path of awakening for us all. Thank you so much.” When is someone going to give us the funds to live for a year pursuing nothing but the evolution of consciousness and culture? Why doesn’t the government grant scholarships for evolutionary endeavors into higher realms of spirit?
Sorry, we appear to be too early for that. We are going to have to create this future culture ourselves by bearing witness to the evolutionary perspective that we have awakened to and by living lives that are aligned with that perspective. We must prove that there is a better way to be human through our own lives and our relationships with each other. Maybe this is our calling. Perhaps we are the initial explorers in this brave new world and there is nothing and no one out there to follow.
What if the responsibility for the future of humanity is ours…are we ready to act like it is?