From the Editor: The Age of Compassion


As we grow in our consciousness, there will be more compassion and more love, and then the barriers between people, between religions, between nations will begin to fall. Yes, we have to beat down the separateness.” — Ram Dass

We’re getting consistent reports and messages from those connected with high sources — ascended masters, angelic entities, spiritual guides — that the energetic vibration of our planet is rising, propelling us to a higher level of consciousness. While some are content to live each day as they have in the past, entire universes of others are turning inside out.

This month, our contributors are sharing their insights on ascension — that energy shift that is transforming everything to the core. It is both a personal and collective experience, one that is expected to last for years to come.

What can we expect with this energy shift? One byproduct of this process that I hope to see is an outward display of more compassion for one another.

We’re beginning to see a coming together of people in larger numbers in response to devastating events — hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, shootings in Newtown and elsewhere, police actions in Ferguson (Black Lives Matter) and New York City (I Can’t Breathe), and terrorism in Paris (Je suis Charlie).

“If we don’t change from a world society that worships money and power to one that worships compassion and generosity, I think we’ll be extinct by mid-century. I don’t say that as an alarmist or as a pessimist.” — Patch Adams

A growing outpouring of concern is being expressed about the vast inequality of wealth on the planet. While we can debate the fairness of the 1 percent owning nearly 20 percent of the wealth of America until the cows come home, one of the consequences of income inequality is its effect on our future — on our children.

More than 16 million American children live in poverty, and it’s a number that has not changed since 2010. UNICEF reports that 76.5 million impoverished kids live in the world’s most affluent countries. A recent news analysis from the Southern Education Foundation found that for the first time, more than half of U.S. public school students live in poor households, and that rate is rising.

Children living in poverty is only one of many issues that can be dramatically improved through greater compassion as the energies change in and around us. Don’t we all yearn for a day when compassion is the guiding tenet of our culture — from the bottom up and the top down?

As each of us makes more conscious choices in the moment — what to put into our bodies as nourishment, how we spend our time, with whom we connect and relate — our notion of governing may transform at the quantum level into smaller communities that reflect our individual energies.

I believe we do create our future. Let’s put more conscious choice into the process.

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Tim Miejan
Tim Miejan is a writer who served as former editor and publisher of The Edge for twenty-five years. Contact him at [email protected].


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