Human Earth Awakening
Excerpt from introduction and first chapter
"It's all a question of story. We are in trouble just now because we do not have a good story. We are in between stories…The great historic mission of our time is to reinvent the human, at the species level…by means of story."
-- Thomas Berry, theologian and cultural historian
"Human beings must have an epic, a sublime account of how the world was created and how humanity became part of it... The evolutionary epic is probably the best myth we will ever have."
-- E.O. Wilson, founder of sociobiology, Harvard University
When you see the Earth from space, you see the symbol of the new mythology to come...
one that is talking about the planet and everybody on it...All myths are about the transformation of consciousness.
-- Joseph Campbell, Power of Myth
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 Our society's outdated stories are making people anxious and destroying the planet we love.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 ego and 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. It helped us to accept the alarming reality of today's world crisis. But it didn't leave us in despair. It inspired us by revealing how we are all being called to awaken and evolve to a higher level.
Human Earth Awakening connects the personal and the planetary. It guides us in our own daily lives and provides us with 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.
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 imaginative 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. In writing the unfolding story of planet earth we have 7 billion co-authors.
You can read more about our personal journeys and the writing of Human Earth Awakening here.
We hope this story resonates in your heart and contributes to the awakening of the Human Earth that we all yearn for.
Chapter 1: Ancient Sky Ancestors appear at UN
World in crisis
On a 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, pushing modern civilization to the breaking point. 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.
Spring has just arrived and an early tropical storm lashes the eastern seaboard of the United States. 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 be flooded 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 can 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.
Today's emergency meeting of the General Assembly is humanity's last chance to avert a downward spiral into mutual 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. They cluster into groups around the loudest and most powerful antagonists.
Sarah, Ambassador from USA:
(Confronts Leonid, the Ambassador from Russia)
Leonid, if you don't get your troops and missile launchers away from the Latvian border, you're asking for war. Latvia is a member of NATO. You got away with taking over Crimea and the Ukraine, but we won't let you get away with an invasion of Latvia!
Leonid, Ambassador from Russia:
Latvia is our next door neighbor and was part of the USSR. The Russian people who live there are being persecuted. We won't stand for that!
What gives you the right to lecture me? If Americans living in Mexico were being persecuted, how long would it take you to invade? You invade whenever and wherever you feel like it!
Don’t do something stupid, Leonid! Do you want Russia to go down in history as the idiots who started World War III?
(Angrily grabs Sarah by the arms and looks fiercely in her eyes)
We don’t interfere with what you do in your hemisphere. Don't interfere in ours and there will be no war between us!
(Shaking her arms free and turning away in disgust)
Get your hands off of me!
Frustration, confusion and fear fuel dozens of similar arguments throughout the hall. The groups begin to jostle against each other. 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 up through the Great Hall and to the sky.
Call to council
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 turns to look, transfixed by what they see.
The twin plasma tubes of white light change to rainbow-colored beams. The rainbow rays begin to coalesce into two ethereal figures that slowly materialize into flesh and blood. The woman wears a living gown of flowers, leaves and vines, woven from nature. A necklace of precious stones glows upon her breast. The man is clothed in a robe woven from swirling white clouds and blue sky, his face as radiant as the sun. Bracelets of lightning bolts flash upon his arms.
The man and woman embrace. Then they face the UN people. She opens her arms wide and a white mist of spiritual nourishment flows from her heart into every person's heart. He raises his arms and sunlight streams from his beaming face into each person's mind. The UN people in the Great Hall -- ambassadors, delegates, staff, public observers -- are awestruck by the appearance of these ancient and mysterious figures.
I am Sky-Woman. Sky-Man and I are your Sky Ancestors and we have heard your cries. We have returned to guide you through this crisis.
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 Sky Ancestors raise their hands and ripples of rejuvenating energy flow around the General Assembly. The sense of panic that filled the hall evaporates. The UN people surrender to the stress and fatigue in their bodies, grateful for the opportunity to return to their seats.
As waves of love and peace pulsate through them, the UN people experience a strange yet pleasurable sensation. They relax into their chairs and feel the tension draining out of their bodies. They breathe more deeply and notice an unfamiliar sensation of well-being.
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. You are spinning into an evolutionary vortex. We came here to guide you through the center of this evolutionary spiral and into the new world that awaits you -- a new Human Earth.
Sky-Woman and Sky-Man:
(Smiling and opening their arms wide)
We welcome you to this Visitation and call you to council.
Occasionally a rainbow wave of light passes through the Sky Ancestors. The delegates remove their headsets when they realize that each of them can hear the Sky Ancestors in their own language.
Whenever our children are in crisis and call to us for help, we return to the Earth.
We come from Sky World. 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. Sky World is located in the highly-energized electromagnetic realm where the earth's atmosphere meets the exosphere of outer space. This is Mother Earth's global brain, a place that has been called the noosphere ("mind sphere").
We come bringing you the gifts you so desperately need, gifts of love, truth, peace and power.
(With a playful smile and a twinkle in her eye)
We also bring unexpected gifts that will delight and astonish you.
Today is March 21st, the Spring Equinox. It is a sacred day on this 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 on this day. They sat in council and came to one mind. All over the world they celebrated the great turning of the seasons, expressed gratitude and restored harmony. But you have forgotten this sacred ritual. Instead you argue and fight.
Your world is in crisis because you have lost the Original Teachings and wandered far from the Tree of Life. Your stories of Empire building have lost their creative power and become destructive.
You do not know your true story. People without a true story cannot find their way. We have come here today to tell you a story about where you came from, how you got to where you are today and where you can go from here. This story is so new that your ears have never heard it before and so ancient that you already know it in your bones.
(Smiles and looks into each person's eyes)
Each one of you is the main character in this story. And you'll find it's also true that the main character of this story is much larger than you. The main character of this story is this amazing evolving planet and everyone on it.
The peace you yearn for is impossible as long as you experience yourselves as separate from each other. You have lived in Empire's world of fear and separation for far too many generations.
To live in Empire you grew a second skin, an ego skin, to protect yourselves from each other. Over many generations of war and trauma your ego skin hardened into ego armor. Your identity became trapped inside your ego skin. You lost your heart connection to each other. You lost your feeling of oneness with nature.
Fear has clouded your minds so you fight with each other. Yet your fear is natural because your planet is in great danger. Rightly used, fear can activate your mind to a higher level. To survive in times of crisis you need to think with a clear mind.
Now your hearts are open and your minds are clear. Evolution calls you to grow beyond ego and beyond Empire.
It is time to return to the Tree of Life!
A spacetime bubble and the Tree of Life
Sky-Woman and Sky-Man raise their arms together and a great Tree of Life emerges from the ground at the center of the Great Hall. This sacred tree embodies the Original Teachings of the universe. It glows with life energy. Its oval leaves are green and shiny. Its fruits glow in every color of the rainbow. Four great branches grow from its massive trunk.
Behold the Tree of Life!
The tree's central taproot extends all the way to the center of the earth. Four great surface roots travel outward to the Four Directions: to the east the red root of power, to the south the green root of love, to the west the yellow root of peace and to the north the blue root of truth.
From the Tree of Life waves of energy pulsate outward. The walls of the Assembly Hall begin to ripple. Soon the entire room is spinning around the delegates. They wonder if the tropical storm outside has turned into a hurricane. Yet despite the whirling walls, the air around them remains calm and quiet.
The walls of the Great Hall dissolve and fall away. The sky appears overhead. The storm has passed and the sun is shining. The other UN buildings and the skyline of Manhattan quickly dematerialize before everyone's eyes. The natural landscape of the island is restored.
The UN people find themselves in a circular grass-covered amphitheater overlooking the sparkling clear waters of the East River. Sky-Woman and Sky-Man stand next to the Tree of Life in the central circle at the lowest level of the amphitheater. The UN people no longer sit in rows, but in circles around the Tree of Life. They sit quietly, transfixed by the awe-inspiring transformation. The peaceful natural world glows with an inner beauty. Plants and animals abound. They hear the sounds of birds, chipmunks, frogs and other wildlife.
Time hangs suspended as the Visitation begins. The UN people feel deeply relaxed, as if they had all the time in the world. They look into each others' eyes and recognize each other as members of one human family. For the first time in countless generations, they all sit together in a circle.
With the help of our Sky Elders in the noosphere we have created this spacetime bubble for our council with you.
We know that in your daily lives you feel rushed and anxious. You feel you never have enough time to stop, relax and look within. Now you have all the time you need. We have stepped outside of clock time. You won't "fall behind" and you can't "get ahead." You can simply be here now.
Prophecy of the Metanoia
Yet spacetime bubbles do not last forever. When our council is over, you will return to the perils of the present moment.
Every one of your cultures has a story about the coming of a great day of reckoning. Many spiritual traditions speak of a day of judgment or the return of a savior. These visions reflect a deep inner knowing that life on earth is reaching a crucial moment, an apocalypse!
Many people think that an apocalypse is a cataclysmic destruction or a magical deliverance -- or both. Yet the ancient meaning of apocalypse refers to a time of revelation, an unveiling of what has been hidden. That is why we have come to you, to reveal the Original Teachings and the truth of your origin and destiny.
Your world is in crisis because you are resisting the coming apocalypse, resisting the great turning that happens when you approach the center of a spiral of evolution. Three and a half years from now, at the autumn equinox, you will experience an event that that will change life on earth forever! A great pulsation will emanate from the center of your galaxy. Highly intense waves of radiation will also flood the earth from the sun and the stars. At the same time, the geodynamo at the earth's core will reach a peak in its cycle. You will experience a truly earth-changing event: the earth's north and south magnetic poles will switch polarity!
In order to maintain a state of dynamic balance, earth's north and south magnetic poles reverse their polarity about every 300,000 years. The last switch happened almost 800,000 years ago. A reversal is long overdue and the pressure within Mother Earth is building rapidly. This momentous meeting of Earth and Sky energies will produce a dynamic flux that can provide the healing energy you need to get to the next level of your evolution. It presents both a great opportunity and a great danger.
This is your opportunity to return to the Tree of Life and experience what you need the most: a deeply transformative planetary healing, an awakening in consciousness known as a Metanoia. Metanoia (Meta-change, noia-mind) is a profound transformation at every level. Metanoia is at the core of all spiritual traditions. This mysterious experience has been called many things: rebirth, salvation and enlightenment.
People who have been transformed by a Metanoia leave behind their old stories of fear and separation because they start to hear a new story of love and oneness. Their cloudy minds becomes clear and they see the world with new eyes. They rejoin the flow of evolution and experience renewal and spiritual growth.
Yet, if you resist the change that wants to happen then your world will be turned upside down. If you are not prepared to channel the powerful energies of this cosmic apocalypse into a Metanoia, you will experience a profound catastrophe. If humanity remains disunited, these intense cosmic energies will become uncontrolled and chaotic. They will wreak havoc on all biological life and all electronic systems. Widespread mental breakdowns, increased mutations and a crippling of your power and communications grid will set you on a path to extinction.
The coming apocalypse is your moment of truth as a species. It is when you answer that age-old question:
Who am I?
If you respond to the challenge of the apocalypse by changing your consciousness, you will experience a personal and planetary Metanoia. Until now a Metanoia has only been experienced by individuals and small groups. But the vision of every great spiritual teacher included the ultimate reunion of all humanity in a worldwide Metanoia!
Many of today's prophets and futurists see that we are approaching the center of a spiral. Many predict a "great turning," a "singularity" or an "omega point." Imagine everyone on the planet experiencing a Metanoia at the same time, an enlightenment of the entire species that gives birth to a new age of Human Earth.
The thoughts and actions of your species have become so powerful. In just a few generations you changed the physical climate of the entire planet! What if you decided to use your thoughts and actions to change today's climate of fear into a climate of love?
When our Visitation is over we want you to return to the world with a vision that can guide you through the center of the spiral of evolution. We will reveal the Original Teachings and take you on a journey into your hidden past and your amazing future. It will be a wild ride. Be prepared for sublime beauty and shocking horror. Your story includes both.
During this Visitation, our Sky Elders, Sky-Grandmother and Sky-Grandfather, will come and tell you a new creation story so you can rediscover your forgotten origins. Your grandchildren from the Seventh Generation will show you the two paths that lie before you. One leads to a bright future of evolution. The other to a dark future of extinction. Before our council ends you will see how you can create a world that evolves to the next level, a truly Human Earth. We invite each of you to stay present and listen with an open heart.
The UN people are entranced by the Sky Ancestors. This is different than anything they have ever experienced before. They have been transported to another realm. Waves of unconditional love flow from the Sky Ancestors.
Some people struggle with feelings of disorientation and a fear of losing control. The impossible has just happened. They are inside a spacetime bubble. But they relax when they notice that with each breath their fears dissolve in the flow of love. They remember that it was their own cries of desperation that brought Sky-Woman and Sky-Man into their lives today.
The UN people feel more alive with each breath they take. There is something in the air, a sparkling fresh vitality that emanates from the beautiful Tree of Life at the center of the amphitheater. Each person accepts the invitation from Sky-Woman and Sky-Man to stay present and listen with an open heart.
To help you understand where you are on your human journey, you need to know where you came from. We want to tell you a story about another time, many generations ago, when human family faced a crisis just as challenging as the one you're facing today.
All the UN people become aware of a deep yearning for a story to guide them through these troubled and confusing times.