“A human being is a part of a whole, called by us ‘universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest…a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” – Albert Einstein
“Men wanted for hazardous journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honor and recognition in case of success.” – Original advertisement placed by Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton, 1914
We present to you now a potential blueprint for the disappearance and extinction of human beings as we know them – the species we call “Homo sapiens.” This likely includes you, unless you are willing to embark on a radical transformation into a very different type of organism, one which will contradict much of what you have thought yourself to be – to enter a reality in which no rules apply and all bets are off the table. This world will no longer focus around the status and survival of you as an individual – in fact, individual consciousness will have far less meaning.
While Western societies have witnessed numerous attempts at designing new or experimental societies, almost all of these have sprung from our prevalent societal consciousness. But what if we could create an entirely different human race based upon a very different way of being?
However much we might like to believe otherwise, humans are not an end unto themselves. Our current species has confined itself within an extremely limited band of consciousness – often manifesting in selfishness, greed, violence, short-sightedness and self-deception. This does not appear to be the result of some great experiment or evolutionary leap. It would seem that a wiser and more conscious species would have focused on its collective well-being by addressing climatic change, food shortages and disease, environmental catastrophes and massive poverty, rather than the ongoing accumulation and justification of wealth, territory and power.
It’s obvious that the vast majority of our customs, mores, thought processes and conditioning have not been designed in optimal or even purposeful ways. They have usually sprung from: societal prejudices; habits; concerns about territory and saving face; domination over other sexes, religions, or “others” perceived as different; concerns about survival; and the passing along of long-accepted traditions and superstitions from one generation to the next, regardless of their merit. Because we have operated without a written manual and remain unaware of our ultimate design function, for the most part we proceed as we always have. Our behavior remains governed by our fundamental and almost complete dependence on our minds, on survival-based thinking, on largely meaningless thoughts, and on the defense of our identities and personal stories.
Thus, our natural tendency is to view a potential species transformation within the context of our current societal consciousness, which remains addicted to cause-and-effect, linear thinking. Yet, this species transformation must spring from a very different consciousness and space/time continuum. For Homo sapiens are likely a portal, a stargate or wormhole to a more highly evolved state of being – one that is difficult for us to imagine (just like any species would have difficulty imagining its successor). In fact, most humans have lived as if nothing will ever change within their current beliefs and assumptions, remaining unaware that a greater transformation is even possible. Others clearly see that the underpinnings of our current reality appear to be collapsing and that we could now become mature equals with other planetary species, but lack the vision or will to bring such a change about.
How could a species transformation take place? For starters, we will have to refocus our attention on what is possible and away from what we may perceive as wrong and unjust (just as we tend to habitually put our attention on those areas of our body which are in pain instead of those which are not). It is possible to fully awaken from our former ways of seeing the world. It has been done! This journey occurs through a conscious and systematic peeling away of all that we have formerly been and a careful and inner attunement to that universal energy which has graciously guided us on our journey so far.
Moving Beyond Your Mind
This emerging species will not be dependent on our minds or use the mind as our principal means to interface with the greater universe. It will instead possess a true knowingness that flows from itself and an ongoing attunement to other dimensions and realities.
Relatively few humans are aware of the extent to which they have become dependent on and prisoners of their minds, and instead view themselves not only through but AS their minds. Their minds have taken over their lives through grabbing all attention through an endless array of thoughts, emotions, conditioning, habits and beliefs, from which only a relatively few beings have been able to emerge. This is a prison within which we have given ourselves, as prisoners, a life sentence. And it has not been a very fun or enlightening way to live.
The mechanism of our minds automatically filters all incoming information and options to ensure that our individual identity, position, and standing in society can never be confronted with real or imagined threats. Almost everyone has constructed an inner fortress that keeps all that may threaten their past decisions or imagined fears from impinging on their reality.
The species transformation we are speaking of involves permanently emerging from this fortress by recognizing it for what it is – as a butterfly emerges from the chrysalis, which had held its former prototype, a caterpillar.
We don’t know exactly how this transformation will take place, as we are collectively co-creating it in every moment. And HOW is a mind-generated, linear and Western concept. It assumes rational, explainable outcomes and processes. And while our minds may try to define, understand and control what it will look like, we can never create this new world from our old vantage point. We will have to move with all of ourselves to a very different state of being.