Human Earth Awakening: Introduction
If you're troubled by the world you see and yearn for a new story, then Human Earth Awakening was written for you.
Stories have the power to change the world. They form our thoughts and shape our culture. Our society's outdated stories are driving people crazy and destroying the planet we love. A new future begins with a new story.
Human Earth Awakening tells how humanity woke up from the trance of Empire, stopped fighting and created a happy healthy planet.
This mythic story changed our lives. It came at a time when we had run out of stories to believe in. Human Earth Awakening helped us accept the full reality of today's world crisis. But it didn't leave us in despair. It inspired us by revealing the opportunity at the heart of today's crisis. We are at a crossroads in our evolution and we are being called to evolve to a higher level!
Human Earth Awakening connects the personal and the planetary. It guides us personally in our daily lives and provides a global vision of humanity's path forward.
We tell this tale in a style called "mythic realism" that weaves history and psychology, science and indigenous wisdom into one epic tale of life on this planet and beyond. Human Earth Awakening combines screenplay-like action scenes with consciousness-changing visions. Be prepared for sublime beauty and shocking horror! Our human journey includes both.
Myth speaks a different language, the dream language of symbols and archetypes. At first glance archetypes may appear similar to stereotypes. But when we look deeper universal truths emerge.
Realism keeps myth from veering off into fantasy. The essence of this story is realistic and science-based. What surprised and delighted us was how exquisitely the latest science and the most ancient wisdom traditions validated each other. Woven together they provide the holistic view that can help heal our fragmented world. Human Earth Awakening transforms "his/story" into a "his & her story" that includes the global voices of men and women, Native peoples and Mother Earth herself.
Writing this story has been both inspiring and humbling. No matter how much we try to write from a global consciousness, our personal understanding is necessarily limited and we acknowledge our inevitable blind spots and shortcomings. We are writing the story of planet earth along with 7 billion co-authors. The story of Human Earth Awakening belongs to all of us. Human Earth Awakening gave us a beautiful vision of the future and renewed our faith in humanity.
You can read more about our personal journeys and the writing of Human Earth Awakening here.
Chapter 1: Ancient Sky Elders appear at UN
One dark day, filled with wars and rumors of wars, all the nations of the world gather in the Great Hall of the United Nations for an emergency meeting of the General Assembly. Multiple crises have collided to spawn a deadly mix of chaos and conflict. Long-smoldering "cold wars" on every continent have ignited into militarized "hot wars." Fear feeds on fear and humanity teeters on the brink of World War III.
It is springtime and an early tropical storm lashes the eastern seaboard of the United States. Dark, angry clouds swirl around the glass edifice of the UN. Torrential rains pelt the windows. Office workers peer apprehensively out into the gloom, wondering if the subways will flood again.
Today's emergency meeting follows several fruitless attempts by a deadlocked Security Council. As dysfunctional and discredited as it has become, the UN remains the only place in the world where all the nations could meet in a last ditch effort to avoid disaster.
A babble of anxious, argumentative voices fills the Great Hall of the General Assembly. The delegates ignore the Secretary-General's call to order. UN Ambassadors from hostile countries shout angrily at each other. Visiting observers, representatives from NGO's (Non-Governmental Organizations), UN staff, and young people attending a Model United Nations are shocked at the mounting disorder in the Great Hall.
A series of crises have converged to push modern civilization to the breaking point. Over the past decades, governments failed to respond effectively to a changing climate, diminishing resources and rapidly expanding populations. A lack of basic necessities results in massive migrations that trigger widespread disorder and conflict.
On every continent, unprecedented natural disasters wreak havoc on cities and towns. Lethal epidemics sweep across the planet at record speed. Repeated failures of the global financial system cause breakdowns in the complex systems that sustain modern civilization. Electrical blackouts, internet crashes and regional shortages of food, water and fuel are becoming the "new normal," even in some of the wealthier industrialized countries. Toxic radiation from nuclear power plant accidents have left some cities uninhabitable.
War and famine force mass migrations of hungry, homeless refugees. With modern transportation, distance is no longer a barrier. Refugees strain transportation systems to the breaking point. As they pour across the borders of more prosperous countries, reactive violence flares. Border fences with shoot-to-kill zones are hastily constructed. Military forces armed with machine guns patrol checkpoints.
Destabilization spreads rapidly from the poorer countries to the richer ones. Most governments are corrupt and disintegrating. The people who live in the most secure countries pay the price of living under constant surveillance. Desperate governments threaten each other with the nuclear option.
Today's emergency meeting of the General Assembly follows many fruitless attempts to address these problems. It is humanity's last chance to avert a downward spiral into possible annihilation.
The cacophony of angry voices in the Great Hall becomes louder, drowning out the Secretary-General's desperate call to order. The arguments among the delegates erupt into pushing and shoving. The entire room descends into chaos.
The world as they know it is falling apart. No one knows what to do. The screaming voices of all the UN people merge into a great cry of anguish. Their desperate call rises through the Great Hall and up to the sky.
Suddenly, a loud thunderclap shocks everyone into silence. Two white-hot beams of light flash through the top of the great domed ceiling and strike the platform at the front of the General Assembly. Everyone's eyes turn to look, transfixed by what they see. The twin plasma tubes of white light change to rainbow-colored beams of red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet. The light rays begin to coalesce into two ethereal figures that slowly materialize into flesh and blood.
Two Sky Elders, a man and a woman, stand next to each other, radiating light and life energy. Sky-Grandfather's hair and long beard are silver-gray. Sky-Grandmother's gleaming silver-white hair flows down her back. They both have light brown skin and wear simple yet beautiful robes. Their smiling faces are creased with the wisdom of age. Their clear eyes gaze around the room. From the Sky Elders, gently rippling waves of peace roll outward and fill the room.
Sky-Grandmother (in a warm, reassuring voice):
I am your Sky-Grandmother. I have heard your cries. We come to you in love and peace.
Sky-Grandfather (in a kind, inviting voice):
I am your Sky-Grandfather. Come and sit in council once more. Look around you. Everyone here is your brother or sister. When brothers and sisters fight, the whole family suffers. You and your family are one!
The UN people in the Great Hall -- ambassadors, delegates, staff, public observers -- are awestruck by the appearance of these ancient and mysterious figures. The UN people experience a strange yet pleasurable sensation as waves of love and peace pulsate through them. The adrenaline ceases to throb through their bodies. They surrender to the stress and fatigue in their bodies and quietly return to their seats. In the welcome silence, a sense of relief and gratitude fills their hearts.
We are the Sky Elders of our human family. We are the memory-keepers.
You are spinning into an evolutionary vortex. These intense and perilous times present a great danger, even the possibility of total extinction. But in today's turmoil there is also a great opportunity. We came here to guide you through the center of this evolutionary spiral.
The Sky Elders raise their hands and ripples of peaceful energy flow around the General Assembly. The UN people relax into the support of their chairs and feel the tension drain out of their bodies. The sense of panic that filled the hall evaporates. They breathe more deeply and notice an unfamiliar feeling of safety and well-being, as if they had just awoken from a deep and restful sleep. The UN people feel open and curious. They experience a strange yet blissful sensation of having all the time in the world.
Sky-Grandfather and Sky-Grandmother:
We welcome you to this Visitation and call you to gather in council.
Occasionally a rainbow wave of light passes through the bodies of the Sky Elders.
Time hangs suspended as the Visitation begins.
Whenever our children are in crisis and call out for help, we return to the Earth.
We come from Sky World, the land of the Sky People. Sky World is the home of your ancestral spirits and the unborn spirits of your future generations. Some people call this place heaven or the spirit world. In a sense, it is everywhere. But Sky World refers to a special place just beyond the atmosphere where the Earth meets the Sky. You might think of Sky World as earth's global brain.
We come here bringing you the gifts of love and peace that you so desperately need.
(With a playful smile and a twinkle in her eye)
We also bring unexpected gifts that will delight and astonish you.
This stormy day is March 21st, the Spring Equinox. It is a sacred day on our planet. Day and night are equal everywhere on the earth. The forces of Light and Dark are in perfect balance. In the past your ancestors gathered at their sacred sites at every equinox. They sat in council and came to one mind. All over the world they celebrated and expressed gratitude to life at the same moment.
But you have forgotten this sacred ritual. Instead you argue and fight.
During our Visitation we will guide you on a journey into your hidden past and your distant future. You'll discover your forgotten origin and destiny. It will be a wild ride. Be prepared for sublime beauty and shocking horror! Your story includes both!
We can maintain this earthly form for only a short while. At this moment you are in a spacetime bubble that we have created for the Visitation. When our Visitation is over, you will return to the perils of the present moment. But you will return with a vision that can guide you through the center of the spiral of evolution. You will see how you can create an earth that evolves to the next level, a truly Human Earth.
This is not the first time that our human family has encountered such a challenging time. We want to tell you a story about another time, many generations ago, when our family faced a crisis just as challenging as the one you're facing today.
All the UN people, regardless of their previous beliefs or experiences, are entranced by the powerful energy field that the Sky Elders have created.
The delegates remove their headsets when they realize that each of them can hear the Elders in their own language.
Everyone present becomes aware of a deep yearning for a story to guide them through these troubled times.
UN people (crying out):
Yes, tell us the story!