Vision for a New Earth Spirituality
Vision for a New Earth Spirituality
By Gord Riddell and Kathy Ryndak
Slowly but surely a New Earth Spirituality is emerging as we navigate through the intense chaos and change of the ‘Great Turning’. 2010 has not been a cake walk for those on a conscious path for there has been lots of cleansing and purging, however, this is always accompanied by a sense of emergence and awakening by the newness to come. We are not out of the woods on this one yet. Having a malleable vision of what might emerge from the “Great Shift’ helps us to see the light at the end of the tunnel; something to aspire to so that we don’t get bogged down with the denser energies of the clearing process. While we may be betwixt and between the Old World and New World, we would like to explore some concepts that have emerged guiding us forward to the spirituality of the New Earth.
New Earth Spirituality is different than the New Age for it has a maturity and a timeless wisdom to it. It is inspiring and uplifting in a grounded yet enchanting way. It is not based on magical or fantastical thinking albeit we find delight in the little miracles we have co-created in our lives along the way.
It is for those who have committed to doing their inner work and who realize we will always be evolving and moving through challenges until the day we die through the process of self-inquiry, self-reflection and inner examination. However, as merit of the spiritual growth you have done, you have created spiritual tool kit that helps you move through transformation with more ease and grace. You are committed to knowing what is true about yourself and resolving internal incongruencies. Through all of this work, you have developed a resilient spirit and gained soul strength, stamina and endurance. You have definitely earned the pot of gold and the end of the rainbow and are able to experience more divine energies in your life
From Soul not Ego
When we live our lives by being soul guided in contrast to ego driven we inherit the gifts of the Sacred Human. This happens through the process of alchemy whereby our leaden consciousness is changed to gold. Gradually, our negative egoic selves are burned off and transformed. The ego is not annihilated but becomes the soul’s willing servant.
The death of the negative egoic selves occurs through two main processes – love and suffering. When we truly love another we cannot be self-absorbed, self-indulgent and selfish if we want our relationships to work. Certain compromises will need to be made for the well-being of our relationships. We need to embrace the spiritual qualities of compassion, empathy, non-judgment, acceptance, forgiveness and gratitude for others and ourselves. This is a tall order which can take decades to master!
When we experience the pain of our wounds and shadow we really do suffer. The purpose of examining our wounds is to expose them to the light transforming us into a healthier way of being. We no longer come from what Eckhart Tolle calls the drama and suffering of the Pain Body but have so much more room for our Joy Body.
Sacred Human Archetype
Through the demise of the negative ego the Sacred Human is born. Rather than having to die to experience ‘heaven’, the Sacred Human is learning how to bring more heavenly, celestial energies into their earthly way of being. We walk the planet in an inspired, illumined, aware, conscious and authentic way. We are real and grounded and definitely don’t have our heads in the clouds on a continual bypass to the spiritual.
The Sacred Human is a beautiful archetype that is aligned with higher octave states of gratitude, compassion, harmony, unity, integrity, respect for all, abundance, joy and peace. As a co-creator with the Divine, we manifest a sacred way of living through the New Earth energies that are now becoming more accessible. It is anchored in the Mystical Heart which experiences universal love for all of humankind, the Earth and all her species. We have brought more heaven to earth since we see beauty and divinity all around us in even the most simplest of things.
The love of the Mystical Heart reaches far beyond romantic love, love for a parent or child, relative or friend. It encompasses unconditional love for all of humanity, regardless of race, creed, gender, ethnicity, age, or sexual orientation. It involves love for Gaia or Mother Earth and all of her species whether they are from the animal, plant or mineral kingdoms.
When we are in the Mystical Heart, we are based in the Christ consciousness of unconditional love, empathy, compassion, acceptance and non-judgment. We are able to forgive and let go of resentment. We give generously and share form the bounty of our heart. It is the only energy that will sustain our beloved planet and help her to survive ecological disaster.
Currents of New Earth Energy
The Sacred Human has a plethora of spiritual currents guiding their life. The primary currents that influence us are love, light, transformation, truth, empowerment, abundance, co-creation and joy. Being only on one or two currents would narrow our perspective. For example, embracing only the love current may make us compassionate but not discerning. The current of truth must be added to see through our own distortions and delusions and those of others. Transformation is the true nature of the universe and the element of light catalyses our soul's evolution. After having done so much inner work and moving through our pain and suffering, we make a choice to experience more joy and happiness in our lives.
The Sacred Human is not afraid of change for this is way of the universe. We become agents of change for ourselves, others and society. We are alchemists and know how to transform ‘lead to gold.’
Over the next few months in this column, we will continue to develop the Vision for a New Earth Spirituality providing you with a tool kit so that you can implement these concepts into everyday living and ride the transition of the Great Turning in an exhilarating and enlightened way!