Follow the Map: Image, Metaphor and Introduction
The beech leaf shone with a green-gold light on sunny mornings in its spring, filling the woods with a feeling of youthful hope. Now the natural cycle has brought it to this, as happens to all, from single cells to civilizations. It hangs on, drained of vitality, weather-beaten and wilting. Meanwhile the bud is swelling above it, about to burst forth with new life. The old leaf feeds the new with the light it transformed and stored in its roots. The natural cycle is not only birth, life and death, it is also to move through that process over and over, each time building on the past and growing higher, stronger and filled with more light than ever before. That is the eternal hope the universe has planted in the heart of all things. We need to keep living in and for that hope. It is The Map.
The Golden Room, A Golden Civilization: Four Steps toward Saving the World
This is Step Three, Part A the third in a series of posts about the relationship between the Golden Room we each have within us and the Golden Civilization that we need to create in order to live sustainably on earth with freedom, justice and peace for all.
Here is the outline of this series of related posts:
- Step One Recognize we need a new consciousness
- Step Two Strive toward the tipping point of 10%
- Step Three, Part A Follow the Map: Image, Metaphor and Introduction
- Step Three, Part B Follow the Map: Review and Overview
- Step Three, Part C-1 Follow the Map: Story and Sketch
- Step Three, Part C-2 Follow the Map: Structural Details
- Step Four Tools to help us get there
The Golden Room is our truest self, our heart’s core, the place we live increasingly in, from and for as we move to higher levels of consciousness and deeper spiritual states. It is the place of self-emptying at the heart of our self where we find our oneness with all, and find the gifts we have to offer for the transformation of the world.
In Step One of this series we heard many voices—the Hebrew prophets and Hindu Bhagavad Gita, Albert Einstein and Mahatma Gandhi and leaders in many fields today—calling us to transform ourselves to a higher level of consciousness as a necessary first step to the world transformation that our survival requires.
In Step Two we saw that a surprisingly small percentage of transformed people could make the difference to save the world.
The third step’s four posts will look at a map to see how we can get from here to the needed higher consciousness. It requires that we make attaining a higher developmental stage a priority.
The final installment of this series will present the Fourth Step, which is to adopt practices and tools to reorder our lives to follow this map and speed our inner and outer transformation. We will get there if we commit our time and energy—as we need to do, if we want to be part of the solutions that will save this world we love.
You can continue reading this series in order by clicking here.