What If Our Crisis Is A Birth?

In the wake of the Presidential race, I found myself sitting, imagining and feeling how witnessing that display would likely have left many feeling dumbstruck, bereft and terrified for the future of the US and of the world.

I was struck by how much of the process demonstrated the worst effects of “competition” on human beings.

And how it was almost impossible to discern the signal through all of the posturing and noise.

It struck me that fundamentally, as Daniel Schmachtenberger shares, the current political system, predicated on competition:

“𝑰𝒏𝒉𝒆𝒓�𝒏𝒕𝒍𝒚 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒖𝒏𝒂𝒗𝒐𝒊𝒅𝒂𝒃𝒍𝒚 𝒑𝒐𝒍𝒂𝒓𝒊𝒛𝒆𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒑𝒐𝒑𝒖𝒍𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒂𝒈𝒂𝒊𝒏𝒔𝒕 𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒃𝒆𝒄𝒂𝒖𝒔𝒆 𝑰 𝒔𝒆𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒚𝒐𝒖’𝒓𝒆 𝒅𝒆𝒔𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒍𝒚 𝒕𝒓𝒚𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒐 𝒎𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒉𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒆𝒏 𝒊𝒔 𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒍𝒚 𝒉𝒂𝒓𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝑰 𝒉𝒐𝒍𝒅 𝒔𝒂𝒄𝒓𝒆𝒅 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒕𝒉 𝒇𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒇𝒐𝒓.”

But that’s not to say that there isn’t still value in what happened.

Or that it’s an indicator that there’s anything wrong or off track in our evolutionary process.

In fact, in recently feeling moved to revisit the work of Futurist and Evolutionary Pioneer Barbara Marx Hubbard, considered by many to be the grandmother of Conscious Evolution, I’m increasingly reassured that we’re slap bang in the midst of a collective birthing process.

For those of you who are familiar with the Gene Keys, Gene Key 3 speaks of how

“𝑐ℎ𝑎𝑜𝑠 𝑖𝑠 𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑦 𝑜𝑛𝑙𝑦 𝑎 𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑝𝑒𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑐𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑠 𝑎 ℎ𝑖𝑑𝑑𝑒𝑛 𝑝𝑎𝑡𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑣𝑖𝑡𝑎𝑏𝑙𝑦 𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑑𝑠 𝑡𝑜 𝑜𝑟𝑑𝑒𝑟.”

In the multiverse of infinite possibilities that we exist within, there’s a chance that the wider we open ourselves and surrender, the more we will learn that the seeming chaos is simply the natural birth contractions of a new higher order version of humanity.

Serendipitously, I received this quote from Thomas Hubl yesterday:

“𝐹𝑜𝑟 𝑠𝑜𝑚𝑒 𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑒, 𝑎 𝑓𝑖𝑒𝑙𝑑 𝑏𝑎𝑠𝑒𝑑 𝑜𝑛 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑝𝑒𝑡𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑖𝑎𝑙 𝑓𝑜𝑟 ℎ𝑢𝑚𝑎𝑛 𝑑𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑙𝑜𝑝𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡. 𝐹𝑎𝑟 𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑖𝑠 𝑛𝑜𝑤 𝑝𝑜𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑏𝑙𝑒…𝐶𝑜𝑚𝑝𝑒𝑡𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛, 𝑖𝑡 𝑖𝑠 𝑡𝑟𝑢𝑒, 𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑢𝑙𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑢𝑠 𝑡𝑜 ℎ𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑜𝑢𝑡𝑝𝑢𝑡, 𝑏𝑢𝑡 𝑖𝑛 𝑎 𝑠𝑦𝑛𝑐ℎ𝑟𝑜𝑛𝑖𝑧𝑒𝑑 𝑓𝑖𝑒𝑙𝑑 𝑙𝑎𝑟𝑔𝑒𝑟 𝑏𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑘𝑡ℎ𝑟𝑜𝑢𝑔ℎ𝑠 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑛𝑜𝑤 𝑏𝑒 𝑎𝑐ℎ𝑖𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑑 — 𝑖𝑛 𝑎 𝑓𝑖𝑒𝑙𝑑 𝑤ℎ𝑖𝑐ℎ 𝑛𝑜 𝑙𝑜𝑛𝑔𝑒𝑟 𝑓𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡𝑠 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑠𝑢𝑟𝑣𝑖𝑣𝑎𝑙, 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑤ℎ𝑖𝑐ℎ ℎ𝑎𝑠 𝑎𝑙𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑑𝑦 𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑠𝑐𝑒𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑔𝑟𝑎𝑚𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑔. 𝑇ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑖𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑛𝑒𝑥𝑡 𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑝 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 ℎ𝑢𝑚𝑎𝑛 𝑓𝑎𝑚𝑖𝑙𝑦.”

According to the work of Teilhard du Chardin, as a living system evolves and becomes more complex, it jumps in consciousness, harmonious order and freedom, as demonstrated by the fact that single cells evolved to become multi-cellular organisms, which eventually became plant life, animal life and then gave rise to humans.

And Nature has a multi-billion year trend of selecting for what cooperates best; it’s Nature’s pattern to create deeper resonance and cooperation to conceive the new.

Nature takes jumps through greater synergy; which Barbara defines as the coming together of separate parts to make new whole systems greater than and unpredictable from the sum of its parts.

Nature has consistently demonstrated that it seeks out novel connections during times of crisis, and at some point a non-linear, exponential interaction of new elements occurs and systems jump to a higher order; to a more complex and creative form of life.

So what if all the things we’ve perceived as our “crises” are simply Life’s way of inviting and catalyzing us into finding our tribe?

To work with and express the impulse of evolution together;

To gain an ever greater resonance with the metapattern — the Sacred Story of Creation — otherwise known as the will of God?

As Ervin Laszlo tells us,

“𝑺𝒎𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒇𝒍𝒖𝒄𝒕𝒖𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔 𝒊𝒏 𝒂 𝒔𝒆𝒂 𝒐𝒇 𝒔𝒐𝒄𝒊𝒂𝒍 𝒄𝒉𝒂𝒐𝒔 𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒋𝒖𝒎𝒑 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒉𝒐𝒍𝒆 𝒔𝒚𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒎 𝒕𝒐 𝒂 𝒉𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒐𝒓𝒅𝒆𝒓”

- because science now tells us that the morphogenetic field of consciousness, creativity and compassion we’re building in our small groups will enable us to make a quantum leap in time.

I believe that our creativity and our commitment to unconditional love is the real power that can bring us into this new future.

How about you?

As a former lawyer, Anna merges material world memories, tales of transformation and embodied experience in articulating the future of collaboration

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