❝The gigantic catastrophes that threaten us today are not elemental happenings of a physical or biological order, but psychic events. To a quite terrifying degree we are threatened by wars and revolutions which are nothing other than psychic epidemics. At any moment several millions of human beings may be smitten with a new madness, and then we shall have another world war or devastating revolution. Instead of being at the mercy of wild beasts, earthquakes, landslides, and inundations, modern man is battered by the elemental forces of his own psyche. This is the World Power that vastly exceeds all other powers on earth. The Age of Enlightenment, which stripped nature and human institutions of gods, overlooked the God of Terror who dwells in the human soul. If anywhere, fear of God is justified in face of the overwhelming supremacy of the psychic.❞
— C.G. Jung
The information coming from several outside the normal human experience is comforting, all pretty much agreeing with and/or complimenting each other. These include:
People who have had NDEs (near death experiences) reporting from the other side of the veil that we are loved unconditionally by a Divine Intelligent Source and there is nothing to fear.
People who have had contact with extraterrestrials reporting that our planet is undergoing a spiritualization and these beings have a part in this.
Quantum physicists reporting the Universe seems more like a great thought than a great machine.
Astrophysicists reporting that they have yet to find an end to the Universe.
Spiritual teachers throughout the ages reminding us that we are on a “multiple lives/soul evolution journey.” — Robert Roskind
Every civilization has its guiding beliefs. When those beliefs die the civilization dies. Those beliefs are invisible as beliefs because they take the form of self evident truth — until they don’t. When their aura disappears the whole superstructure collapses in on itself. Our religion is rationalism. We’re proud that we have dispelled the old gods, illusions and figments that they were. We are now grounded in reality, we think.
What is that reality? Materialism, the mechanics of self interest, greed, the struggle for individual survival, the “wisdom of the market,” domination, the whole utilitarian ethos. Somehow Jesus himself has been converted to guns and fascism.
Getting rid of the gods didn’t seem to banish them, they just became invisible as gods. They morphed into crazed and childish fantasies and humans became even more dangerous.
We’re now at a turning point. Things could get better or they could get unimaginably worse. Unhinged humans are abroad in the world, even right here in the benighted US of A, from the look of things especially in the US of A. In fact, the rest of the world is looking at our political train wreck with helpless horror. Our reputation for being the adult in the room has gone poof.
Will we ever retrieve our former stature on the world stage?
More to the point, can we evolve from this? Can we recover our sanity? Can cool heads take the reins again? Can we grow up?
Our modern, practical and rational mindset hasn’t kept us safe from our own irrational passions and terrors. In fact, it has perhaps invited them by pretending to have conquered them.
The evolutionary project looks like a spiritual effort to me, with human wholeness and holiness its aim. If that is true, we are in for a revelation of what we are capable of creating here on earth. The connection between the human heart and what happens in the world will become increasingly obvious.
I don’t have any illumination as to when, but I do think we are meant to grow up and establish an intelligent peace eventually.