As more and more of us are awakening to realize, before there can be political evolution, there must be spiritual and psychological evolution. And while not everyone needs to awaken at the same level, those at the leading edge of this new paradigm must gather together under One Big Intent to live the principle at the core of every religious, spiritual and ethical path, the Golden Rule, and to express what Integral philosopher Steve McIntosh calls The Natural Theology: truth, beauty and goodness.
While these ideas may seem abstract, they become very real as we set an intention as individuals, communities, nations and as One Humanity to bring them to life. My personal mission is to use comedy and laughter as a "people tenderizer" that releases us from rigid and obsolete beliefs, and attunes us to curiosity and new possibilities. When we "wake up laughing," we find the "aha" in the wake of the "ha-ha," and see the ironic joke that we have held the key to our own liberation all along.
And as levity lifts us to a higher seeing, we recognize that "love" is more than a nicey-nicey feel good word, but the very glue that holds our Universe together. And from this universal, outside-the-matrix view, we can see beyond both religion and non-religion to the perennial truth: One Spirit, Many Paths. While some dogmas insist there is a God, and others that there isn't, the one thing everyone can agree on is that there is a power of Good. Even in the most dire of human circumstances from natural disasters like hurricanes to unnatural ones like warfare the power of Good is always present, and seeing that good always inspires us. Since the root of the word "inspire" is "infused with Spirit," if Good is inspiring, well goodness gracious, Good is as good as God.
Once we've freed the mind through laughter, and opened the heart with love ... we have to show up growing. We have to use our will, our hands and our whole physical beings to embrace change and take the next evolutionary step. Whether we like it or not, we are finding circumstances tearing us from the safe harbors of comfort and complacency. We cannot pretend that our warfare state is a benevolent father who will care for our welfare and protection. Nor can we rely on comforting cliches that make us right and others wrong, but don't fundamentally change the game.
We must now become the new precedent awakened, aware, proactive adults of God (or if you prefer, Good) willing to laugh at our own shadow, and courageous enough to risk standing for the world we know is possible rather than merely railing at perceived villains. May 2012 be a precedential year, where the emperor's buttocks are revealed but we the people turn the other cheek as well, shifting our attention from fighting disease in the body politic, toward building health.
May a new "movement of movements" emerge, where a new order arises from the grassroots up, and we strengthen the fields of truth, beauty and goodness, and the sociopathogens die from starvation. For as Swami has said, "The only way to overgrow big brother is through bigger brotherhood and sisterhood." Only by seeing that we are all brothers and sisters in the same 'hood can we transform the current state of emergency to an ever-growing state of emergent seeing.