Now. Today is the day, and this is the hour. Surely we grow tired of “wake-up calls” to action. After all, we pick up vibrations about massive changes at an increasing rate. We do face a fundamental tipping point and it will be full-blown. The roots of the huge challenge we are facing today go deep and have been growing for millennia. Only a new image of ourselves and life will bail us out this time. Only the rediscovery of very ancient paradigms, those of the sacredness of everyday life, the sanctity of every life form, of our living earth, ourselves and each other, can turn the tide. Our problems derive not from our science, technology, economic system, diet, nor any other thing we do. They arise out of our culture – our view of the world. The reason why most solutions suggested for the world’s crises are impractical is that they arise from the same worldview that caused the problem. No alternative technologies, not even free energy, will ‘save the world’. We can save much of it by changing our culture… and this change in perspective would organically lead us to the ancient keys of life, without necessarily going back to the Stone Age. In order to make this shift happen, new, vibrating stories are needed, both personally and for our culture. Small and fascinating stories about people, friends and family doing positive, vital things. When a large enough group of people believes the new message, our cultural vision will spontaneously ‘shift’, preserving the human race and the earth. From the personal experience of living here in the Alpujarras, I see great hope in the growing trend among conscious people towards moving to places where there is enough soil around to grow some of your own food and a local source of drinkable water, generating their own electricity, building a root-cellar and storing food for the winter. Living more delicately on the Earth, people choosing to live as a family tribe and integrating into local and sustainable community networks. Those living ‘off the grid’ are increasing in number and have a significant presence in the world, especially because they embody and emit values of independence and self-sufficiency. Be one of the great story-makers, who put change into the ether, into the collective unconscious, into what Rupert Sheldrake calls the morphic field. Become independent from the power of the dominator – consumerism – and free from the big cities, which most clearly personify the spiritual disconnection of our city/state culture. Oppose all cunning and deceit, feeling lost and empty, suffering from the inner void. This is the time to connect with the ground of our being. There is hope for the future, today, tomorrow and coming.
Louis De Cordier, Alpujarras, December 2011