Ancient Prophecies, Unprecedented Change and the Emergence of a New Global Civilization
Global Challenges and Opportunities
During the past year, the emerging global issues and opportunities for change have clearly been demonstrated to us. The increasing global environmental disintegration and natural disasters, many unforeseen calamities to many who experienced them! The growing instability and inevitable collapse of the world economic system! The increase in the extremes of wealth and poverty! The unraveling of humanity’s social and cultural fabric! Deepening ethnic and inter-religious strife! The growing impotence and gridlock of outworn political systems and governance structures! The debilitating behaviors associated with competing ideologies that are increasingly unable to meet humanity's basic physical, social, economic, environmental and spiritual needs.
On a positive side, we can clearly see dynamically increasing ecological and social movements for protecting and restoring the sacred! Recognition that market fundamentalism can not address the climate crisis, an economic system which encourages massive consumption and has resulted in an economy that is hostile to the health of the planet. The rise of women's leadership in movements such as Idle No More that is protesting the abuses of Indigenous Peoples Rights! The Black Lives Matter movement in response to the violence towards African-Americans! The ongoing efforts of the Indigenous Peoples, and allies, everywhere on Mother Earth, to bring environmental justice issues to humanity's awareness. Most importantly there is a growing involvement of young people, who represent more than 50% of the world’s population, who are stepping into the global dialogue centered around the need for fundamental change.
For instance, in the United States, young people are resonating with a call for a political revolution to address an ineffective political system that has resulted in the extremes of wealth and poverty in which 62 individuals have as much wealth as the bottom 3.5 billion. As well, at the same, we have begun to accelerate the transition to 100% clean, renewable energy for all people and all purposes. For the first time, all the nations of the world will recognize, through the Paris Agreement, that climate change is a massive, critical collective problem that we all must work cooperatively to address.
“A critical mass of people in every sector, in every geography, at every age, with every conviction decided to rise to their higher purpose.” Christina Figueres, Executive Secretary UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
As well, new scientific discoveries, technological breakthroughs, digital communications and innovations are dynamically increasing everywhere on Mother Earth. For instance, the Internet is bringing about a dramatic change to cultures and peoples everywhere. The direction and harmony of these changes depend on upon the values that are inspiring the change. If these values are life preserving and life-enhancing, we will move forward to a new, just global civilization. If these values are solely about short materialistic gain, then this continues us in a cycle of death and destruction. It is becoming clearer and clearer, with every passing day that walking a spiritual path is the way forward to a just, sustainable, and harmonious world.
Global Storm and Wave of Transformation
Without question, there is a growing, Global Storm, unprecedented in its violence, unpredictable in its course, catastrophic in its immediate effects, unimaginably glorious in its ultimate consequences, presently sweeping the face of our Beloved Mother Earth. It's driving power is gaining in range and momentum. Its cleansing force, however, much undetected and misunderstood, is increasing with every passing day.
As we can clearly see, Humanity, gripped in the clutches of its devastating power, is shocked by the evidence of its unrelenting fury. Humanity can neither perceive its origin, nor probe its significance, nor discern its outcome.
Bewildered, agonized and helpless, Humanity watches this great and mighty wind of the Creator invading the fairest and remotest regions of Mother Earth! Rocking its foundations! Deranging its equilibrium! Sundering its nations! Disrupting the homes of its peoples. Wasting its cities and pulling down its bulwarks! Uprooting its institutions, dimming its light, and harrowing up the souls of its inhabitants. There is no place on Mother Earth protected from this Global Storm.
Certainly, there is no lack of recognition by national and international leaders of the global character of these challenges, as we observed at COP21 in Paris, which is self-evident in the mounting issues that confront us daily. And there are accumulating studies and solutions proposed by many concerned and enlightened groups, as well as, by agencies of the United Nations, to remove any possibility of ignorance as to the challenging requirements to be met.
There is, however, from our perspective, a paralysis of will to make the enviable decisions and changes needed to move forward positively and constructively. This paralysis of will must be examined, in detail, and dealt with resolutely.
This gridlock is rooted in a deep-seated conviction of the inevitable adversarial nature of humankind. This gridlock led to the reluctance to entertain the possibility of subordinating national and personal self-interest to the needed requirements of unified global actions and solutions, of any form, and an unwillingness to face, courageously, the far-reaching implications of establishing a United Global Civilization.
This paralysis is also traceable to the incapacity of uninformed masses of human beings, who speak different languages, denied basic, universal education, and who are, thus, unable to articulate their desire for the world in which they can live in peace, harmony and prosperity with all members of the Human Family. Many do not believe that we are capable of addressing these challenges and adopting new solutions.
The primary question to be resolved is how the present world, with its entrenched patterns of conflict and resignation, can change the world in which harmony and cooperation will prevail. In essence, the shift to a new way of life that leads to the establishment of a new Global Civilization.
A New Global Civilization
This global change is what we would like to address, as we all step deeper into 2016. We will do this by drawing on the best spiritual and prophetic sources that we know of from Indigenous Prophecies, the Ancient of Days, Call to the Nations (a book that has been Phil’s constant companion for more years than he can remember) and the Universal House of Justice.
The manifestation of this new way of life leading to a New Global Civilization, based on the full spiritual recognition of the Oneness of the Human Famil, is promised by Spiritual Teachers and Faith Traditions everywhere on Mother Earth. This new life will become clearer and clearer over the coming days, months and years to each of us, in our way and at our own appointed time.
The only prerequisite, for our success in this journey, is our full commitment to the unfettered and independent investigation of the truth for ourselves. This prerequisite is the fundamental obligation of each human being to acquire knowledge and understanding through their "own eyes and not through the eyes of others!" We recognize that the “knowledge of knowledge compels” and that once people know for themselves, they will change the way they speak and act. This knowledge of knowledge obliges us to see that the world will be different only if we live differently.
The New Global Civilization, which Indigenous Peoples and other related prophecies speak of is not to be confused, even remotely, with the various new world orders fearfully alluded to by various contending sources! This New Global Civilization is not a new world order where the extremely wealthy or a secret elite enslave most of the humanity, for their own selfish and greedy purposes! This New Global Civilization is not a new world order where everyone is forced to look, act and think the same or a new world order dominated by any one nation state or a new world order created by an Anti-Christ before an Armageddon.
The advent of this New Global Civilization was foretold by our Indigenous Peoples the Ancient of Days and Family. These prophecies include the 2012 Mayan prophecies, The Reunion of the Condor and the Eagle, the Eighth Council Fire, the Return of the White Buffalo, the Prophecies of Black Elk, Deganiwida, Quetzalcoatl, Sweet Medicine, Handsome Lake, the Hopi`s, and many others. Prophecies firmly and unshakably rooted in the spiritual understanding and consciousness of the Oneness and the Human Family.
From this spiritual understanding and consciousness naturally unfolds the realization of the Equality of Men and Women! The Balancing of the Extremes of Wealth and Poverty! The Elimination of All Prejudices! The Unity of Science and Spirituality! Universal Education, the Independent Investigation of Truth! Unity in Diversity and a New Global Civilization where the voices, the wisdom, and vision of Indigenous Peoples are justly and respectfully represented.
The Oneness of Humankind
The teachings of all these prophecies that a New Global Civilization is evident. The New Global Civilization will be founded on an unshakable consciousness of the Oneness of Humankind, a spiritual truth which all the human sciences confirm. Anthropology, physiology, and psychology recognize only One Human Race, although infinitely varied in the secondary aspects of