Something wonderful is happening.
Everywhere, around the world, in every culture, individuals are responding to an awakening impulse that is resonating throughout the universe and impacting our consciousness in every moment, waking and sleeping. The old human story of disconnection is evolving, ever more rapidly, into a new experience of kinship that feels thoroughly familiar.
We know this, whatever “this” is. It’s real.
Who isn’t reporting that things feel different? We have our personal theories: it was something I ate, Mercury is retrograde, the electro-magnetic balance of the earth is changing, I’m getting older, EMF radiation, alien interventions, etc. And every “reason” hinges on the same fundamental concept, that we are experiencing a deviation from normal.
What if “normal” only ever existed as a widely embraced theory?
Many of us, perhaps most of us, have had peak transformative experiences - sometimes assisted by psychotropic plant medicine or a synthetic analog - where we felt ourselves transported into a completely different world. Psychedelic researchers like Rick Strassman have advanced the theory that Dimenthyltryptamine (DMT), a hallucinogenic tryptamine drug that naturally occurs in many plants and animals and produces altered states of consciousness when ingested, is manufactured in our own pineal glands. If you’ve seen the 2010 movie, “DMT: The Spirit Molecule,” you’ll be familiar with this theory. DMT has been found in lab rats subjected to cardiac arrest, which has led to speculating that this may explain human near-death experiences.
For anyone who has tripped (and taken enough, as legendary tripper Terrence McKenna would say) we’ve had the experience. We may talk about it, write about, and read about it, but – like having sex – descriptions can never fully convey what happens. As Jimi Hendrix sang: “Are you experienced?”
Yes. I am. You are. We all are. We’ve all had altered state experiences, of one kind or another, and now, as the pace of modern life continues to accelerate and chaos threatens every new iteration of order-producing software, internal and technological, we’re faced with a deep realization: something is coming.
And it’s really big.
We’re already feeling it. And we know there’s more. It’s like sunrise. We see the light before the sun peeks over the horizon. Something is emerging over the near horizon of our human life experience. Either we are moving towards “it” or “it” is approaching us.
The “event horizon” is an astrophysics term, defined as “a theoretical boundary around a black hole beyond which no light or other radiation can escape… a point of no return.”
Doesn’t life feel like that these days, that we are approaching a point of no return? Whether we describe this in terms of personal mortality, the threat of climate change, political instability, etc., many of us share this experience, a sensing of something coming which is impossible to describe.
But we’re having the experience.
Speculation about the event horizon leads astrophysicists to fascinating theories like quantum gravity and wrestling with the awkward incompatibility of general relativity with quantum mechanics. For the rest of us, it’s probably disturbing to learn that Einstein might have been wrong! Or, at least, incomplete in his view.
But what if, without needing “proof,” we were to accept that there actually may be no incompatibility between what’s occurring on the large galactic scale of stars with quantum world of sub atomic particles/waves and the level in between, human experience?
What if everything is governed by the same force or forces and what if the harmony that’s sought in the laboratory between conflicting theories is easier to find in our actual experience?
The Observer Effect is another popular theory. It proposes that “the mere observation of a phenomenon inevitably changes that phenomenon.” I’ve been writing about love, about looking at the world through the eyes of love and how that changes what we see and experience. What if this is what’s really happening? What if our capacity to “observe” this way is increasing? By the way, Love is much more than romance. Love is that one power I’ve been referring to – my word for it at least – and what I’m proposing is that our very difference experience may, at least in part, be a result of an increase of Love.
Astrophysicists might say that the universe is expanding. What if it’s Love that’s expanding, sweeping our theories of “normal” into the dustbin of history and alchemically transforming us into a deeper experience of our true identity as creators, born to wield the core power that has always characterized who we essentially are?
There’s only one way to find out.