Researched, compiled and written by faculty, staff and associated fellows of the NewEarth University School of Consciousness & Spirituality ~
Love as the fulcrum
Simply put, love is both the key to our survival today and humanity’s higher evolution.
Love is the most powerful spiritual practice, our means to break through the current crises and bring to the planet a Heaven-on-Earth that we long for. Love (with a capital L) and Oneness are at the core of a New Earth vision, the heart-expression of a zero-point field in its fullest blossoming.
We know that our heart is the key to salvation. The heart is the shortcut, our direct line to fast-forward evolution (personal and collective) and the salvation of civilization. We are in a position in which we critically need to embody Love in its truest, fullest sense.
Love is not just an emotional feeling.
Love is God, and our own divine true nature; Love is the essence of Oneness. It is also the crucial fulcrum from which we may leverage the power to change ourSelves and thereby change the world. You might ponder, “but religions have always preached love – so, what’s special about this today?”
Love is eternal, but our relationship to it evolves.
At an earlier stage of evolution, love tended to express itself as attachment – usually to our sexual partner, our blood family or clan; and physical, material and emotional attachments.
Later, in reaction, religions attempted to steer us from material, worldly attachments into love of an abstract God, an other-worldly heaven, or liberation. With matter and spirit, Earth and Heaven (split in the general worldview) we also split our love between them, or developed a schism – a love-hate relationship with both of them.
That split is unsustainable. It compels us to a higher Love (Love in the greatest degree) that embraces both spirit and matter, all creation as Divine expression, our true embodiment.
We are evolving to experience Love in its fullest universal sense, as both Oneness with the eternal Spirit of the Divine, and with all ITS creation. This unconditional, universal Love evolves into greater expression; there is a quickening happening, and thus, it’s becoming more available if we awaken more fully opening our hearts to receive it.
The crises resulting from unbalanced attachments are rapidly coming to a head, driving us to realize the pure-truth balanced fullness of Love, which alone (paradoxically, because it is all that is!) can save us in absolution and healing. That Love (capital L) is already here; our salvation is a “done deal”, as seers into the causal dimensions have always assured. Our task is to open and receive, to put it into practice realizing (both as mystic perception and manifestation) there really IS a Heaven on Earth.
evolutionary non-duality and the feminine-masculine balance
When masculine and feminine aspects of our Selves are in balance, we rest in the unity state, from which both Self-realization and true co-creativity blossom. This is true both on the individual level and in human social evolution.
The era of masculine dominance is clearing coming to an end, not to be supplanted by the feminine to domineer, but to co-create an age of balance and unity. The Dynamic Feminine (to use thought-leader psychologist Dr. Anodea Judith’s term) is not replacing or superseding the masculine, but carrying its best energies forward: Bringing what’s missing and needed, preserving a plethora of gifts in grace offered while dropping things no longer relevant at this stage.
What others may call, “evolutionary feminism” is a perspective that seems to differ from integral feminism of Ken Wilber’s brilliant integral theory work (AQAL model). Evolutionary feminism emphasizes two aspects of feminine-masculine synergy: the collective cultural aspect and that of the individual (at this time in evolution). At the level of collective culture, we’ve entered a sacred feminine resurgence phase, spurring the masculine to a higher synthesis and unity in the spiral of historical feminine-masculine synergy. At the individual level, this indicates more are ready to integrate and unify the masculine and feminine valences within at the inner spiritual, psycho-energetic, psycho-sexual levels, as well as the outer, cultural, and social levels.
In observance to Ken Wilber’s adaptation of Carol Gilligan’s (prominent psychologist, first to consider gender differences in morality) schema of male-female differences in developmental evolution, we may say that yes, there’s a difference, but perhaps we may consider unique frameworks. We discern that both history and personal psychology show that men have had a generally more ego-centric, linear-goal orientation (accentuated during the “agentic” trajectory of individuation) while women have a more inclusive, “open-to-the-other”, concentric orientation, widening naturally into greater spheres of caring, universal compassion, and scope of collective influence. (Obviously there’s a spread of individual differences within genders, yet, even when this is the case, social conditioning tends to suppress that expression pushing individuals in the direction deemed gender-appropriate.)
The dominant cultural thrust of male ego-centric linearity must be joined and uplifted by feminine nurturance if we’re to thrive. In other words, if we’re to change our current linear trajectory (headed to self-destruction), we must encourage a rise of the sacred feminine to uplift the masculine, propelling all on a golden evolutionary spiral. This goes beyond individual lines of male or female development into something higher, a co-creative collaboration of cooperation in Love, friendship and all-inclusiveness.
this is not a choice today but an imperative
The Divine Feminine is the integrative principle that re-unites spirit and matter. Historically (in the last centuries) spirit had been cast out of matter; matter was associated with the feminine and thereby denigrated and exploited, at the same time (by default) materialism and consumerism became a defining worldview – since everything was seen as matter, objects, etc. to be manipulated by men. Nothing is sacred in that view. Spirit, for those acknowledging it, was still abstract – divorced from life on Earth as a distant and unattainable masculine figure. A transcendent, dissociated masculine spirit is still observed as the higher principle in matter, while the feminine is viewed as “low” yet society revolves around the exploitation of matter (nature and women) and thus spirit remains abstract, except insofar as it is used to justify the domination and exploitation of women and nature “below”.
Cut off from the sacred feminine, this dissociated version of the masculine claims to be above it – beyond it – but in fact it greedily exploits and lives off of it, lives off its blood, milk and tears while destroying nature’s forests and waters. This dissociation desecrates beauty and its capacity to sustain life. By undermining the sacred feminine principle, the disassociated masculine destroys itself as well – there is no victor in this lethal game.
By re-calibrating respect for the sacred feminine we re-unite spirit and matter within ourSelves, going beyond the battle of gender and man’s disastrous war against nature. We realize and overcome the delusion of duality from which all the divisiveness and destruction in society derives. We re-align the structures of society accordingly, knowing Oneness and Love.
Let’s face the Pure-Truth: The split between spirit and matter was our fall and this re-unification is our absolution and healing. That split happened in the little human mind; it was not issued from on-high by a punitive masculine God — that was our projection. It’s time to end that delusion and come home from our self-imposed exile, to awaken from a long nightmare of separation.
vision as vehicle: a model for theory and practice of conscious evolution
Many talk today about needing a “new story”.
We, at the NewEarth University School of Consciousness & Spirituality feel there is need for creating and telling a new story in multi-faceted ways. We need a script born from women and men willing to act it out on the great stage of life. One that serves as a vehicle for practice, for direct experience and action to usher in a new earth envisioned from its energetic source-code.
Our two School disciplines, Spirituality and Conscious Practice speak to this. Both (as in all NEU Schools) were created as the intentional embodiment of the Sacred Feminine and Divine Masculine principles in balance – inextricably bound in grace. As faculty and fellows, we women and men forge ahead in deep contemplation, research, conscious practices and resulting conscious conversations to birth an evolutionary model that’s alive and well, in which we may live.
What we need to blossom into being is a practical, organic model-in-progress that honors and infuses related models. An evolutionary model – with Love as the fulcrum – in which the model itSelf will evolve from internal room for expansion.
The model would be capable not just of being thought about (intellectually grasped statically), but being entered, experienced, and expanded upon from within while being responsive to the evolutionary ethos unfolding from heart intelligence in-tune with the global heart of creation. The model would encompass not only the three dimensions of space and the fourth of time, which we visualize with linear mind, but also serve as a jump-off point into the higher dimensions beyond them. Rather than only being represented by linear, theoretical quadrants, it would comprise a spiral, fractal, torroidal pattern that is active at subtle levels in our body and the field around us. These subtle-energy flows may actually be entered, past the limits of thought, and ridden to progressively higher dimensions implicitly (enfolded) within them.
This is a big, emergent task; one that we engage in from our individual and collective heart-of-hearts – Soul.
This means re-calibrating a dynamic, experiential and generative organic model to be embodied and expanded upon, including but transcending a theoretical model that can be visualized by the mind into an experiential entryway into higher evolving dimensions. We may cross the line between a theoretical, intellectual model and a meditative heart-vehicle that plugs us into our higher levels of consciousness and effervescent flowering.
We cross borders between time and the timeless, rational linearity and access to the subtle, concentric spiral of states of consciousness that are already ever-present.
We cross borders between space-time dimensions and the trans-temporal, non-local dimensions, and further, engage a synergistic dynamic between them (in integral terms of Wilber’s seminal work, Integral Theory, between first-tier and second-tier consciousness, including and transcending the levels-spectrum).
Such an organic model is not meant to “capture” truth in some definitive sense, but rather serve as catalyst to stimulate new directions of perception. The model would be streamlined as simple as possible, inclusive and positively expressed, not denigrating other worldviews but incorporating the best of what they are. An evolutionary model with Love as the fulcrum does not wrap reality in a neat package, or present gridlock, but it’s envisioned to be suggestive, open, dynamic, including room for expansion from within the vision itself… inviting collaboration for all to play in its sandcircle.
In short, we need a new-ways-of-being model of consciousness that goes beyond the linear mind. One that’s easy to follow in the curve of time and flow with it (bending from the timeless into temporal dimensions, and continuously back again, culling and refining new insight and wisdom). Such a model with a fulcrum of Love may expand consciousness; thus it’s not merely descriptive, but pro-active and dynamic while generating new forms of higher consciousness.
running out of time & space: social background to today’s critical shift in consciousness
Progress, as we’ve defined it over the last centuries has depended upon “externalization of costs”, both in space and time; that is, creating an oppressed or exploited “out-group” that pays the costs of the in-group’s progress, whose suffering or dislocation is the basis on which that progress is built. But because everything is – in fact – interconnected, this cannot – and will not – go on forever; eventually this trajectory runs out of time and space. The in-group oversteps the limits (of space, resource utilization, toleration of exploitation) and the floodgates between the out-group’s suffering and its own privilege bursts open and spills over.
We are at a watershed point in global history where the privileged elite are running out of hiding spaces, natural resources, and time to externalize costs. Externalizing the costs of ruthless exploitation of nature to future generations… even this is closing in, as the future encroaches this present moment. The privileged few have nowhere to escape the apocalyptic future they are unleashing on the planet.
But we do not paint a picture called, Dystopia.
The message that nature is dramatically driving home is that we are all interconnected, we are all part of One being with each other, the Earth and all generations; though the wealthy and powerful have tried to “externalize” costs onto exploited groups, ultimately there is nowhere to “externalize” anything. To violate or act in denial of this truth, is self-destruction. At the same time this implies its converse, that if we start honoring and acknowledging our interconnection, we can still save ourselves. Mother Earth shall be just fine! She may kick us off and lick her wounds, but She will go on without our pillaging presence.
power of pro-active co-creation: manifesting a new earth
What we focus on and envision…we attract to ourselves as a next “reality”. Usually we do this unconsciously (out of limited perception of our astonishing possibilities) with negative consequences from engaging with false-light. Yet, we have the potential to harness divine power as an enormous force for good, for Light. This is what we’re being called to do, to shake ourSelves out of the misperception of helplessness and reclaim our sovereign power to shape evolution as sovereign soul beings grounded in Light and Love.
People may be discouraged hearing scientific reports that we have already crossed certain major ecological tipping points, which will cause irreversible effects. Yet recognizing the indivisibility of consciousness, energy and matter gives us a crucial key to influencing events in the material world which otherwise (according to purely logical, linear scientific assessments) would appear to be intractable. Therefore, what the linear mind sees as predictive and beyond its control, the heart-mind energies actually take a pro-active role in changing.
We must navigate the influence we have on outer events through the subtle-energy field connections generated by our intentions and subsequent energy emanating from heart-mind. Through intentions and invocations of certain forms of reality, we bring them into being. When we access this deeper limitless field of subtle and non-local, quantum energies, we’re no longer helpless witnesses of an impossible future, but active architects of a new earth – the future envisioned for the sake of all sentient beings. At this level of perception fixed borders of time and space loosen, reality becomes more malleable and the future becomes permeable as the present.
In the NewEarth movement, a tagline is:
Art, Beauty and Consciousness supplanting fear, time and money
It’s 11:59 and time for us to step up.
19th century American president Lincoln said: “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” This means that the more deeply we feel immeasurable Love (that’s inherent), the sooner it will manifest. Happily, as we do this it shakes up (jogs) the depths of the causal field through which we are divinely interdependent, activating the greater collective manifestation of Love in the multi-verse.
The logical linear mind – when unable to find a solution to problems – is constrained to sit helpless, passively waiting for a future over which it has no control. This is the state in which we may have found ourSelves. Linear mind, along with all the social structures and strategies that have grown out of it… has hit the proverbial wall. This impasse propels those awakening (at all levels) to seek solutions at higher frequencies and levels of consciousness to climb over the wall. Seeking solutions to our future compels us to start accessing modes of sacred consciousness.
“As we see it, so it is.”
This is one of the central tenets of a rising sacred worldview: one of pro-active co-creation, rather than impotent predictions based on our limited past realities. If we tune into the highest possibilities for our future (that already exist as latent potentials on the causal plane) we bring them into reality on this physical plane. In this way we use the powers of consciousness to create new ways of being. We move into a healthy co-creative WE way from the old destructive paradigm of the ME way. We no longer stand by in fear, poverty and time constraints that bind. Despair and denial fade away into a sovereign state of beingness grounded in art, beauty and consciousness.
As we tune into deep peace invoking the Light, we’re stoking the flame… burning brighter to the future. Active co-creation in healthy relationships re-calibrates an intellectual evaluation of what can or can’t be done. In fact, intellectual evaluation on its own is powerless to solve problems; our situation has become so complex and conflicted that from the point of view of only little local mind, not much gets done! So, we hear this clarion call from the heart, a zero-point of the eternal, ever-present now… and its subtle-energy field we reside and abide in – a template of the new dawn bringing Love to its Light emergence.
What we’re engaging in a new earth is astonishing and unprecedented in human history. Humankind embarks on a heroic hourney of pro-active r/evolution of quantum connectivity: learning to collapse potentials of the future into present reality. Old ways of separation, opposition, protest and resistance against an obsolete system are losing their traction and necessity, as we re-member our divinity to co-create our future by aligning with the Source of Creation, and ITS own highest templates.
There is a co-creative revolution in-progress: WE are re-claiming our power to shape reality, not just as individuals, but as an awakened, sovereign global society. WE are waking up and growing up from a dream-spell of separation, isolation and impotence. WE recognize that – by reclaiming the pure truth of interconnection and unity as sovereign beings – we also reclaim the sacred power to bring about the future we want in a new earth.
co-creating power for our highest future potentials
Through the power of invocation in our hearts we bend time, calling the highest future potentials already existing in higher multi-dimensions that transcend the illusion of time. Linear time is an illusion. Deep within our heart is an opening into timeless dimensions that infuse boundless Love into our physical dimension.
By connecting to the subtle-energy field of our body and surrounding conscious field, we access the control-panels through which reality becomes malleable, and from which we consciously co-create a more evolved future (or, from a trans-temporal perspective, invoke a future that’s already present in the causal dimension). Paradoxically, we call forward a more highly evolved future by entering higher states of consciousness, already here! It is by accessing a trans-temporal, non-local state that we use the control-panel of time & space events.
On a personal level we influence our body in this way, directly through the inner control-panel of higher, subtle consciousness within. Through this awareness we directly access, communicate with, and alter bodily processes, minimizing or even eliminating need for external medical interventions.
heart as the fulcrum for accessing our co-creative power
The heart (Love) is the fulcrum for accessing the quantum field and, through it a co-creative power to shape our future. It is through the quantum connectivity of the heart that we bend time & space…returning home to the Source of creation within us.
When our brain aligns with the heart, a magical gateway is opened to quantum dimensions. Our heart is the core of the holograph that embraces the Whole. It is the entryway to a once hidden world of infinite fractal connection. The heart has power to align the immanent with the transcendent, the individual with the universal, the spectrum of developmental and imperfect levels in time-space with all-absolving grace of the infinitely spacious Unconditional Love of the Absolute. Our heart is the portal to graduated levels of perception in space-time leading to perfection of the all-forgiving, all-redeeming, all-embracing awareness of pure Love.
By bathing in fluidity of the quantum-field, we envision new portals of an enlightened future. It is through connection with subtle-field energies that the greater cosmic intelligence speaks to us, moves us; nudging us to new possibilities, releasing us from the stagnant silos of old mental constructs. Its fast-flowing, fluid frequencies visit as pure Light (not false-light), vibrations, shaking up (if necessary, as in kundalini experiences), dissolving old calcified thoughts and energies. Emergent evolutionary insights and impulses arise from sacred levels.
The mind will try to capture those subtleties, so be aware of this delicate balance. Mind, when receptive may catalyze fresh impulses into crystallized expression, but, in the process of formulating them, also tends towards calcification of them in a linguistic prison. We must rest in the heart with its subtle quantum connection for creative insight and guidance, living each vibrant moment attuned to heart-essence ready to receive its divine inspiration.
Mind may then translate this into expression, and subsequently into action. The line of direction here is from consciousness to energy to matter, the same line of flow through which the Cosmos itself creates. The flow of organic creative process – in an individual as well as collective human evolution – follows the same line of development as the Cosmos ItSelf — from Consciousness to energy to matter and back again, continuously. (It is a torus-shape rather than a line, folding back into ItSelf and out again in a synergistic, Self-expressing, Self-refining flow.)
divine love, non-duality and the question of suffering
If God is Love, and everything is – why is there so much suffering? Many of us today, as throughout history, have wrestled with this question. Yet through wisdom of the bigger picture, a 360-View of evolutionary non-duality, some clues may be gleaned.
Unity cannot be experienced except through the voyage of duality. Eternity cannot be experienced except through the experience of time. Things cannot be experienced except in contrast to their opposite, so all that is “bad” in the world (the horrors) exist to drive us, awaken us to the goodness, the Love.
Originally there was only Love, but it splits itSelf into love and hate in order to make possible a return journey. When the hate – an illusion of separation – has reached such a peak that life on Earth has become a hell, it’s natural to cry for help from on-high, for the return of the good great Love. Then the Love (good) must be brought back to bear on the “bad”, the suffering – not to reject or judge it, but rather embrace, interpenetrate and dissolve it.
On the temporal level this happens slowly, by bringing Love to each thing, each situation or person in front of us, effecting an eventual material and social transformation – Heaven on Earth. On the trans-temporal level, the reconciliation and redemption is instantaneous and complete, accessible every moment through a shift in perception – by embracing darkness within Love, the two are no longer opposed to each other, and the darkness naturally merges into Love, the Light. Shadow is absorbed back into the Light, recognized as never having been separate. In the split-second when our personal grievances drop, this redemption is recognized within soul.
At the one level we have temporal transformation; at the other, trans-temporal transfiguration. Neither discounts the other; in fact, they feed and empower each other. Both are essential aspects of redemption. In a sense, we’re learning Love the long way through evolution – learning what Love is.. by learning what it is not.
Love ~ non-duality and non-opposition
The steps in evolving from an old social paradigm to the next include: discernment about what’s not working in the old system, and why; disengagement from outdated structures and identities; and positive re-engagement in an emerging New Earth sovereign worldview with fresh directions and actions flowing from it. In this flow, our energies and attention go to the positive, not getting stuck in an oppositional stance. Non-opposition is a part of non-duality, which both rests in its own fullness and is an open playing field for new possibilities unencumbered by either the force of the old or any loss of energy incurred in fighting against it.
Rather than an angry, confrontational opposition to “this or that” issue, or a “this or that” manifestation of the present delusional system, we need to get to the root of all issues – belief in separation. This is the root delusion now ruling our world. Our aim, and the need of the hour, is to move from divisive, oppositional, deluded duality-consciousness to unity consciousness, with recognition that we’re all OneSelf, needing to live cooperatively in Love. Once established as a foundational vision, our approach becomes more spacious and powerful: We may be both clear and bold in naming all the various areas, structures and institutions formed from divisive consciousness over the centuries, and at the same time begin re-configuring these arenas from unity consciousness.
This greater vision of unity is the truest position of power, from which we may radically change ourSelves. If we take it as a guiding vision, there is no need – in fact, it is counter-productive – to give energy to opposition and aggressive denunciation of aberrant structures. Disclosure is not denunciation, but exposure to pure truth, from which the present delusions become self-evident, and one approaches dissolution with compassion. Compassion opens space for our passion to express itself in the most productive ways possible with positive focus on evolving the new possibilities so essential to creating a New Earth.
We are not saying that campaigns for education and disclosure are not important – they’re essential – but only that they must arise from new-paradigm visioning with consciousness-in-action that makes unity-consciousness paramount. That will make their passion and clarity all the more effective.
role of traditional religious & spiritual paths: crisis as opportunity for renewal
To the extent that traditional religious and spiritual paths are willing to admit that they are not infallible, there may be an opening (from within their own institutions) for an integrated, inclusive, transparent and co-creative healthy evolutionary approach. Some of the great eastern teachers who taught in the West during the last century, for instance, were revolutionary in their own ways, but they were also carrying baggage from the patriarchal background of their traditions. The time has come to admit that re-calibration is needed. The sacred feminine must be honored and feast at the table. Evolving integral approaches that give new life and relevance to traditional teachings and practices must be embodied by women and men if we are to continue the rich wisdom and experiences offered.
Human evolution is accelerating — everything is accelerating. Global crises demand our full attention and the need for appropriate responses through a growing level of consciousness of those seeking to respond. Our spiritual approaches need to evolve, too. They need to catalyze the changes in consciousness that have taken place in the last few decades, into the social changes critical at this time: To bring us quickly to an emerging non-dual, integral consciousness – Self-realization – and pioneer new-ways-of-being to apply ancient wisdom of the heart into balanced co-creative collaboration and collective action for the salvation of humanity’s higher evolution.
We need – as spiritual practitioners, guides, mentors, leaders and stewards – to evolve in 360-Ways. In doing so we honor, preserve and share what is perennially valid in the traditional ways, but we’re also willing to leave behind what no longer serves the greater good in Love… and evolve new ways that do.
Love IS the fulcrum; join in this organic process for the higher evolution to a new earth.
Peace! NewEarth University’s School of Consciousness & Spirituality