The Great Transformation: A World Awakening

By Sahara Devi

Guest writer for Wake Up World

We are currently living in the most profoundly transformative time in the history of our Planet. Never mind the Industrial Revolution or even the advent of our current techno wonder-world: this is a time of Awakening Consciousness on a planetary level, and not one single being or location on the earth will remain untouched.

Of course, you may not be remotely aware of this, as we each experience life depending upon where we put our attention — and right now there is a reality show of international proportions grabbing the spotlight from nightly news to social media.  However, those of us looking in another direction are perceiving an expansion in Consciousness of a cosmic magnitude.

In 2008, after a 13-year unexpected sojourn living ‘on the street’ and being carried around the world with no visible means of support, I returned to Bozeman and wrote a little book called The Evolution Revolution — A Handbook for Personal and Global Transformation. It was a work based on my own awakening and recognition that “whatsoever we do to or for another, we are doing to or for our own selves — for good or ill.” It spoke of a way of cultivating Self-Awareness and expanding Consciousness, and was published in the midst of the Great Recession — a crisis that demanded a rethinking of priorities and a recreating of systems. Unfortunately, rather than accept that uncomfortable truth and the accompanying challenge, the powers-that-be scrambled to recreate the status quo with all haste.

Nine years later we are experiencing the consequences of those decisions with a vengeance — a nationwide dissatisfaction of such profound depth it has led to an unprecedented rejection of establishment thinking and the elevation of an antihero into a position of power.

Meanwhile, the energetics of Transformation — not to be trifled with by out-of-control egos of any stature — are barreling on and showing up globally: from the astonishing upstart in the Vatican speaking a Christ-like rhetoric of caring for the poor, to alternative energy becoming a new norm, and governments around the world granting rights to animals, water and the Earth herself.

In all this we are witnessing what I call the Great Transformation: a period of societal upheaval and political antics indicating the death throes and approaching dissolution of the Old Paradigm on the one hand, and a greater acceptance of our interdependence arising in the multitudes, leading us toward a new way of being in harmony with all life, on the other.

“The Evolution Revolution is our only solution ‘fore we kill ourselves with our insanity. The nuclear madness, environmental sadness, all the actions that deny our Unity — the evolution Revolution’s what we need…” — Sahara Devi, The Evolution Revolution Rap

So where does that leave us as individuals, the ‘little people’ who may feel powerless to have an impact in the face of such great turbulence? Where does the average Joe, a decent, hardworking, live-and-let-live kind of guy, who abhors how things are but doesn’t have a clue what to do about it, find the power to make a difference if he is not a protester, activist, billionaire, ‘celebrity’ or CEO?

If we are not simply reactive organisms, responding to stimuli like Pavlov’s dogs, we have the profoundly influential power (and empowerment) of intentional, conscious choice. We can choose where to put our attention, we can choose what to feed with our energy, we can choose what to support with our money, we can choose how to respond to what we perceive, and we can choose the words and tone of voice in our speaking. We can choose the attitude and intention we bring into our world, and more specifically, our community.

“May I live this day compassion of heart, clear in word, gracious in awareness, courageous in thought, and generous in love.” — John O’Donohue

It’s actually quite simple: the key to the power of the individual (those who en masse make up the overwhelming majority) is in relationship — because the basis of a harmonious life in any society depends upon our inter-relatedness and how we choose to treat each other on a daily basis.

We needn’t wait for a natural disaster to evoke a sense of ‘all in this together’ because we really ARE all in this — Life — together. We needn’t wait for a catastrophe to inspire kindness, cooperation, consideration, generosity or compassion — we can choose to embody those qualities and express them in every encounter, every day — and race, religion, nationality, gender or even political affiliation need never come into play.

Start where you are. The simplest way to say it is: Be friendly. We can choose to be friendly and pleasant when engaged in transactions with the cashier or waitress who serves us, we can choose to be considerate of others when we’re driving down the street, we can choose to be kind, supportive or complimentary in every human transaction. In a world that has sped up exponentially, just being willing to spend the moment it takes to be still and listen to what another wants to express is a kindness.

“Kindness is a language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” — Mark Twain

All around us are folks working at jobs we’ve done, or jobs we would never want to do. These people are not nameless ciphers, they are our neighbors — someone’s mother, father, sister, child or loved one — and they are serving us in the positions they occupy. What if we expressed appreciation for their service and made their encounter with us a moment of warmth and connection? What if our default intention as we go about our daily life was making people feel good about themselves?  What if our speaking elicited the response: “You made my day.”

The change we want to see in our world is not something that can be legislated or imposed from without; it is not something we can achieve through protest. It is something that can only come from within each one of us choosing to bring a little more kindness into our way of being as we go about the business of living our lives. Quantum physics tells us how the observer affects that which it observes — this is the way as individuals we affect our collective reality. What if we started to observe through the eyes of Love? In the same way that the reward of patience is patience, the reward of kindness is finding oneself living in a kind world. Verily: whatsoever we embody and express creates the world in which we live.

“What is love? Love is the absence of judgement.” — The Dalai Lama

It’s a question of critical mass. Small numbers have the power to affect collective consciousness and do, as when TM meditators demonstrably reduced crime in cities by their focus. When we recognize we are part of a whole and continuously contributing the quality of our energy to that whole, we can begin to choose to embody and express more kindness, raising the vibratory rate of the collective and contributing to a transformed society.

Change yourself and change the world.

About the author:

Sahara Devi is the author of The Evolution Revolution: A Handbook for Personal & Global Transformation, (available as a Barnes & Noble Nook e-Book as well as other e-Book formats here on Smashwords) and The Evolution Revolution Rap, which you can find on Sahara’s YouTube channel. You can also find The Evolution Revolution on Facebook.

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  • Nicole

    Thank you for sharing your experiences, thoughts and beliefs with us. May you be blessed in love, peace and freedom.

  • Janet_GB13

    Thank you, Sarah, I can’t be reminded too often that bringing love to my heart and mind makes things better all around. Do note, that if you’re referring to the current pope when you write “astonishing upstart in the Vatican speaking a Christ-like rhetoric of caring for the poor” you are not writing about a good person. google pedophilia and cocaine to start.

  • Kahl Read

    I agree wholeheartedly with your sentiments. My ‘take’ is a little weird but maybe it will expand the general idea. I specialise in seeing patterns. In 2008, physicist Garrett Lisi on introduced the idea of applying E8 to particle physics. He proposed a Theory Of Everything. Since then the E8 polytope has been further extended into Emergence Theory. So what? This mosaic pattern appears to be the basic unit of a fractal simulated holographic reality. When applied to history it shows that all the great seers of both East and West saw this same reality and called it God. This Theory Of Everything gives us the basis to unite all religious and philosophical ideas into a single truth. Between 2008 and 2012 the Baby of Revelation 12 was birthed. This Baby – called the Second Coming – is the Spirit of Mankind returning in the clouds, and Mankind is Memory. (African Bushman wisdom = Man is Mantis. Man (mn) is the soothsayer. Mn is memory – mnemonics.) The Mantis embodies Phi in its physiology. It swivels its neck in a 180 degree arc. It looks back, it adds, it looks forward. This is the algorism of the Divine Female. The revolution of consciousness is memory returning to an awakening Mankind. It reveals a new way of seeing time – chronos verses kairos. The stoics called it palingenesis. This scientifically proven advent leads to a new way of consciously interfacing with Kairos-time. This event is called the Conscious Revolution. It places mindfulness or nowness as the highest authority or law. If the rope breaks, the prisoner goes free etc.This is the origin of Double Jeopardy. If any of this resonates with you, contact me and I’ll send more freely and lovingly. [email protected]

    • Elisabeth

      It is not mankind, it never has been mankind. Science has known this since 1951 and still in 2017 I am faced with ‘mankind’.

  • Elisabeth

    It is sad that there is an ‘awakening” when all I see is misery, state endorsed murder, fascism rising, power hungry men still trying to control Women, presidents that promote the hatred of Women, Blacks and homosexuals. I see no awakening”, I see only horror.

    • Kahl Read

      I suppose if you watched a birth you would only see pain until the baby appeared?