What hope can there be for the future, when our senses are assaulted daily with news of the latest environmental disaster or economic failure? Why be hopeful when 24,000 people die every day of starvation or preventable diseases in a world of plenty? Because what we see, hear and experience is only part of the story, belying a larger reality behind the appearances.
In the bigger picture, we are in a time of extraordinary transition — the turn of a century and the end of a cosmic cycle (The Age of Pisces). As old structures resist and then break up to make way for the new, turmoil and upheavals ensue. People and issues become polarized, and the inevitable conflicts lead us to think it’s the end of the world, instead of the end of an Age.
Behind the chaos, however, lie two major reasons for optimism. For one, the incoming cycle is governed by Aquarius, which brings the energy of synthesis, brotherhood, and cooperation. Evidence of Aquarian energies is already obvious in the unprecedented global changes of the past two decades — the breakup of the Soviet Union into sovereign states, reunification of East and West Germany, the end of apartheid in South Africa, and peace in Ireland. These events would have been deemed impossible even 25 years ago. And changes continue today, fueled by the rising power of the people as displayed in the “Arab Spring,” Occupy Wall Street movement, and sister demonstrations around the world.
The young people are leading the way, and there is no reason to believe the protests will stop until real systemic change towards justice and peace takes place.
The second reason for hope is that, unbeknownst to most of humanity, we have powerful and beneficent help. The Masters of Wisdom, a group of evolved teachers who have guided and stimulated our evolution for millennia, are now emerging into full public life with their leader, Maitreya, the World Teacher for this Age. Maitreya is awaited, albeit under different names, by all major religions as the one destined to lead humanity into a golden age of peace and justice.
The fact of his presence has been announced over the past 35 years by British author and esotericist Benjamin Creme. According to Mr. Creme, Maitreya has been physically in the world since 1977, assisting from behind the scenes until December 2009, when he began his public emergence with his first television appearance in this country. His basic message is “share and save the world.”
If we elect to change our current destructive course — that is, if we choose to redistribute the world’s resources more equitably, address our poisoned environment, and convert our rampant consumption to sustainable living — he is prepared to lead us into a brilliant new civilization such as the world has never known.
We don’t even have to know how to make the necessary changes. Disciples of the Masters are waiting “in the wings” to assist in transforming every field of activity when we decide to make the world work for everyone. And new technologies, such as the Technology of Light, will be given to aid us once we are firmly set in the new direction.
As basic human needs and the survival of the planet are addressed, humanity will also be offered spiritual training. Mystery schools will be re-opened, teaching about our true reality as souls in physical incarnation, and ways of manifesting our latent divine powers. This single fact — that of our spiritual identity — when known and accepted by the majority of humanity, will transform every aspect of life and every field of endeavor.
Much more information is available through Benjamin Creme’s books, and on Share International website. Meanwhile, if you want to bring the future closer, share this message with others, according to your level of belief. Avoid buying into, or spreading, fearful prognostications. Volunteer to help an organization working toward changes you want to see in the world. Find ways to share your surplus with others. And by all means keep a joyful heart, for the best is yet to come.
For more information, visit www.Share-International.org.