You might already be aware that the world—your world—is in the midst of the most dramatic and lasting change in its history. The present clash of religious-minded people on a worldwide scale is a symptom of this change. Unlike past changes, this one is a spiritual change that will re-paint the landscape of human existence.
What is this change, and why is it happening NOW?
Mankind today is the end-result of billions of years of development. We are the pinnacle of life on planet Earth (as far as we know), in the sense of being aware or understanding the Universe and our place in it. But we aren’t done evolving yet!
This development is progressive: it happens faster as time goes by. You can see evidence of this fact by looking at history, whether from the perspective of astronomy, geology, biology, or technology. Change happens over time, and it happens faster as time goes by.
The incoming age, the Spiritual Age, has been in the making for thousands of years. Early heralds of this new era of consciousness included Lao-Tzu, Siddhartha Gautama, Jesus, Plotinus, Socrates, and the writers of the Upanishads. All these great teachers (and others since their time) perceived, to some degree or another, some Thing beyond the material world and tried to communicate their understanding of it to others, largely without long-term success.
This Thing has variously been called “the kingdom of God,” “the Tao,” “the world of ideas,” and “Dharma” (Truth). It is there, it is perceivable, and it is free for the asking. As Jesus (the Master) said, “The kingdom of Heaven is near!”
The Thing past spiritual giants spoke of is about to become as mainstream and familiar to developed humans as electricity.
Now begins the Spiritual Age, when humans awaken on a large scale to the Thing behind many religious writings and all spiritual ideas. At the same time, they will discover their own unique talents and abilities and how to use them for maximum, pure expression and good.
Why is this happening, and how do I know these things?
The current spiritual revolution represents a biological advancement in the human species, and at this moment those with the most potential to participate are, on the average, the young. (The earlier ages, however—far from being worthless or unnecessary—paved the way and laid the groundwork for the next step that many of us are taking NOW.)
Evolutionary change at the current level of humanity is a conscious process. It is the development of our potential for consciousness. Intelligence is another word for this potential.
Honesty is required to allow us to look within ourselves and break free from erroneous cultural teachings.
I know these things because I am young, intelligent, and honest. So are many others.
(Written in 2007)