“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” ― Rob Siltanen
I’ve always loved that quote for obvious reasons. Traditionally, those ‘crazy ones’ who have carried humanity into the future have been alone. Not only alone, in their listening to and following the impulses of emergence but alone in being misunderstood, maligned, ignored and sometimes persecuted.
Those heretics and innovators, saints and mystics, artists and outliers that are breathing the inspiration of the new are often choiceless visionaries. How can you turn away from what is coming through? The grace to be so intimate with what is coming into form is such a gift. And yet, the personal isolation and the world’s resistance towards your ideas or creations can be painful and challenging.
There has been an inherent dilemma given to the ‘crazy ones’. Either we can honor the gift of divine creativity coming from the future and be alone, or maintain our comfortable connection to the status quo, normal reality and other people and turn away from the power of what we see and know. Up until recently, to be a visionary and belong to the future has meant to be alone.
Belonging is a primary need for all human beings, like food or shelter. Maslow placed it just after survival and safety. We need to embrace a new higher order of belonging that includes the complexity of being profoundly unique, while being in communion with others inside of shared unity.
EVOLUTIONARY BELONGING is that kind of belonging. It is exciting and historically significant. There are levels or waves of existence that activate new evolutionary stages for human beings. For thousands of years human existence has been characterized by subsistence or survival. That means we’re more like animals than like gods and have been progressing in our capacity to deal with essentially earthbound subsistence or survival level-concerns. Even though our physical existence is for the most part quite civilized, most of humanity is still functioning from a kind of survival consciousness – worrying about work, relationships, money, etc. This is the phase of moving from our primate nature to the higher levels of individual development.
About thirty years ago a new evolutionary wave began to invite us into a higher level of individuation and collective consciousness. Less than 1% of humanity has currently answered the call but many are poised to begin.
Inside this higher level of development we begin to seek out like-minded others to serve universal goals. We hunger to harmonize with a strong collective of individuals. Our experience of feeling is integrated with knowing. We see holistically and recognize that given the complexity of these times we need to come together in new ways to solve the problems our world faces. We know that collective creativity, synergy and emergence are now necessary. We reconnect with deep intuitive abilities and our inner senses are heightened. Our consciousness has a kind of omniscience where we can detect harmonics, mystical forces and pervasive flow-states that permeate any situation. Through our exploration of shared unity our uniqueness that becomes more illumined.
Instead of functioning from survival, we are being given the opportunity to directly participate with the real purpose for existence – RELATEDNESS.
The evolutionary impulse is the desire for PERFECT RELATEDNESS – to make manifest unity in the realm of multiplicity. That’s why we are so drawn to each other – and why, now is the time to move into higher orders of relatedness, not based on survival, scarcity, competition, insecurity, fear and mistrust.
Inside this collective awakening together, our innovative uniqueness, that which would have made us not fit in – is what allows us to ‘misfit’ together perfectly. To ‘misfit’ in a way that create a new world.
Take a moment…. and sense into your origination point – your invisible, ever present uniqueness.
Allow yourself to come in contact with your experience of being possibly an outlier, heretic, visionary, mystic, lover, artist, poet, inventor, geek, cosmic nerd, troubadour.
Sense into the place where your real uniqueness is unchecked, where your divinity exists, where you are too beautiful, too vulnerable, where you care too much, love too deeply, where the experience of being in this world is sometimes intolerable to you…
Sense into the place where you not only see the future but you know it intimately, where you see what is possible and would rather stand inside that world and be alone if necessary…
As outliers – we have had to be separate to be truly ourselves and yet at this point, we can’t truly be who we are without the right others and without the right environment.
It’s a kind of existential pain that many of us live in. We don’t belong to the world as it is. We belong to the future. We belong to love. We belong to each other as the future of love, as beloveds inside the Beloved.
Now…. sense into the reality that instead of having to stand alone, we are being called to be together. Finally, we can be outliers, together. Finally, we can share a quality of love we’ve always known existed and create the world from there.
Everything we are doing in the Evolutionary Collective is dedicated to bringing forth ‘the new world’ and helping us to come into alignment with current forces of evolution. Human consciousness is where evolution is occurring and now is the time for this.
This blog is inspired by the focus of our work together in the new Evolutionary Collective Global Practice Community. Something extraordinary has come into existence through the beloved innovators from around the world that are practicing and deepening together now, every day. The community is a gathering of those people who have taken the time to learn how to enter into the consciousness of mutual awakening through the Mutual Awakening Practice course or by participating in the Evolutionary Collective at some point. We only have experienced practitioners, which creates a powerful field of depth for everyone. If you are curious about joining the community or learning how to do the Mutual Awakening Practice – please email me personally at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’d be happy to let you know how you can join us.
CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:
- What would a higher level of belonging make possible?
- Is there a new kind of TRIBE, where we come from and belong to the same future?
All Together Now…