The age of independence is over. The next big celebration around the world will be called Cooperation Day. We will no longer be glad about what separates us, but rather by what connects us. We will delight in finding ways to cooperate more than compete to get things done. This is a paradigm shift in our global worldview. It comes from understanding our dependence on each other to solve our common issues. The negative and evil forces that are pushing division and polarization will fail. The rising consciousness — a collective consciousness — will not just be one of harmony but one of heartfelt love toward one another. Selfishness will give way to generosity. Competition will give way to cooperation. When will this happen? For some it already has. It happens EVERY moment we choose it. It is not a date to put on a calendar, but a feeling to hold in our hearts.
The popular movie series Transformers is another series of alien/human interaction movies. Where most of the sci-fi movies portray the aliens as the “bad guys” this one has both “good” and “bad” guy robotic beings from the future — and the main character must take personal responsibility to change the outcome. He ends up trusting the “good” robot Optimus Prime and takes action to ward off the evil intent of the “bad” robotic aliens. The important change that takes place is not transformation of the robots, but the transformation from inaction and “waiting on the sidelines” of the main character, to one where he takes personal responsibility to act as a change agent. He leaves behind the conforming to traditional thought to embrace a new way of looking at things, and realizes his future ultimately depends on acting on the renewed mind. In short, he has a change of heart and decides to do something about it.
The apostle Paul wrote to the Romans to do the same thing. In Romans 12:2 he said “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” As events in the days ahead unfold, your chance to transform will come to pass. Will you take personal responsibility to act in love to one another, without fear? Or will you shrink in fear, as pawns on a chessboard, giving your power to someone else? The choice is yours.
We are all connected. The matrix or illusion we find ourselves in is thinking that we are separated from each other and God. That makes living on Earth sort of a blind experiment. You have freewill and choose to love or hate. It’s up to you to figure out that you were meant to love one another. The controllers want you to live in fear and hate each other. You can get caught up in arguing over things that keep you separated: things like conservative v liberal, Republican v Democrat. Or you can choose to find the many ways we are alike: humans created in the image of God with infinite potential, personas that radiate the light and love of the Creator, powerful co-creators of reality by energetic intentional thoughts. The law of attraction is always working — with the measure you give, it will be given to you. The law of allowance is always working — if we forgive others and make allowance for those that trespass, so we are forgiven and allowance is made for us. So you must decide if you will cooperate to live in harmony and love, with each other and our cosmic family openly… or not.
The concept of time is a curious subject. In Ecclesiastes 3:3 there is “a time to break down, and a time to build up.” Most of the contrasts made in v 2-8 verses are a ying-yang completion of the other. They appear to be opposites, but are, in fact, two pieces of a whole. What we are witnessing today is a time when the current civilization is breaking down to make space for a new paradigm of earth to build up. The new paradigm is one where humans live in cooperation and peace with each other for a common good. The rugged individualism is being supplanted by community. We are finally realizing we are different parts of a whole and that we need each other, and are all in this together. Jesus says “Love your enemies.” He helps us understand to love our neighbor means embracing those who do not look or act or think as we do –the part of us we still don’t understand. Radical stuff to be sure. Yet the Spirit within us radiates an unconditional love that we know is true. Now the question is, will we walk in step with it or not?