Our Relationship with the Universe

Thomas Berry on our relationship with the universe.

We bear the universe in our beings as the universe bears us in its being. The two have a total presence to each other and to the deeper mystery out of which both the universe and ourselves have emerged. (DE, chapter 10.page 132)

A new intimacy with the universe has begun within the context of our scientific tradition. …Scientists suddenly have become aware of the magic quality of the earth and of the universe entire…The physicist Brian Swimme tells us, “The universe shivers with wonder in the depths of the human ” From the tiniest fragment of matter to the grand sweep of the galactic systems, we have a new clarity through our empirical modes of knowing…..We experience an identity with the entire cosmic order within our own beings….(DE chapter 3, page 16)

We know more about the universe than any people ever knew. We have more command over the functioning of the earth than any people ever had. Yet we are less intimate with the universe than peoples of previous time……Only through understanding the universe can we understand ourselves or our proper role in the great community of existence. All human occupations and professions must themselves be expressions of the universe and its mode of functioning.  (/ET,chapter 10, page 113-114)

We seem not to appreciate the dazzling wonder or the sacred dimension that finds expression in the universe itself, a universe that emerged into being by a creativity beyond anything we can imagine, a world that assumed its present form by an unpredictable self organizing power…..Even when we penetrate so deeply into the reality of the physical and the biological orders, even when we understand clearly that human story and the universe story are a single story, we somehow fail in our ability to tell the story in a way that would provide a comprehensive meaning for our human way of being….(ET,chapter 10, page 117)

…A universe that comes into being by a primordial flaring forth giving rise to an irreversible sequence of transformation episodes. These episodes move in the larger arc of their sequences, from lesser to greater complexity of structure and functioning and from lesser to greater consciousness. This unfolding sequence is self-emergent, self-sustaining, self-educating, self- governing, self-healing and self-fulfilling.

From this source must come all the emergence, all nourishment, all education, all governance, all healing, all fulfilment.

Humans, in this earlier period of cultural development, experienced themselves as owning nothing, as receiving existence itself and life and consciousness as an unmerited gift from the universe, as having exuberant delight and unending gratitude as their first obligation. It was a personal universe, a world of intimacy and beauty. A universe where every mode of being lived by a shared existence with all other modes of being. No being had meaning or reality or fulfillment apart from the great community of life. (ET, chapter 10, page 117)


  • Dream of the Earth, Thomas Berry ISBN 0-87156-622-2
  • The Christian Future and the Fate of the Earth Thomas Berry, ISBN 978-1-57075-851
  • Kosmologi Kristen Thomas Berry, 9 789799 447920


Benevolent Universe

Benevolent Universe

The world is how you see it. If you look at it with benevolent eyes, the world reciprocates with benevolence, and this is the quality we need to harness as the underlying ethos of a new environmental movement, writes Satish Kumar.


We live in a benevolent universe. The soil is benevolent. It provides conditions for a seed to germinate, to grow, to realize its potential. In fact, its benevolence is endless; it helps one single seed to multiply into millions of seeds for hundreds of years, producing colorful, aromatic, juicy and delicious fruit, feeding birds, bees, humans and animals. The tree celebrates the benevolence of the soil and becomes benevolent in return, offering its fruit to whoever is in need, without judgment: a sinner or a saint, a poet or a prisoner, a prince or a peasant. The tree gives wood to fashion a chair, a bird a branch to make her nest, and oxygen to maintain life.

The benevolence of the sun is beyond words. It burns itself to maintain life; it ripens the crops to feed all beings. It provides the perfect conditions for photosynthesis, for the whole plant kingdom to nourish itself and give nourishment in turn to bacteria, insects, birds and animals.

The moon is benevolent. It maintains the cycles of life and time. Time and tide are sustained by its presence. The moon is the patron saint of poets and painters and an embodiment of feminine principles.

Rain is benevolent. It delivers itself to every farm, field, forest, mountain and human habitat, free of charge, without needing any external supply of energy. It moistens the soil, quenches our thirst, fills the rivers, ponds, lakes and wells and in partnership with the sun, it feeds the world.

Fire is benevolent – it is in our belly; it is in our hearth, it is there to purify, to heat, to light, to cook, to digest, to decompose, and to liberate; even a forest fire is a source of regeneration.

The benevolence of fire is of a different order than the benevolence of soil and sun; nevertheless fire is benevolent, and without it there can be no life.

Air is benevolent. We breathe, therefore we are. Air is related to the spirit, to inspiration, to spirituality; air is the breath of Brahman, breath of the universe, breath of God. In Sanskrit air is prana, which means life itself. In Chinese air is chi, which means the source of energy. We are blessed when we have a breath of fresh air. Our clothes and homes are renewed when they are aired. Lack of air causes stuffiness. Air is eternal and truly benevolent.

Space is benevolent. All and everything is held in space and by space. All movements, all changes and every kind of dynamism are sustained in the stillness of space. We always need to be mindful of reducing our clutter and maintaining spaciousness in order to be detached and remain free.

Soul is benevolent. Compassion, kindness, generosity and inner luminosity are the qualities of the soul. Mind, intelligence and consciousness are held in and processed by soul. Soul is the seed of life. Feelings, emotions, sentiments, intuition and reason pass through soul and manifest in the world. But it is not only humans who have soul; animals, birds, insects and microbes have soul. Soil, trees, rocks and rivers have soul. Even a home has soul. There is a world soul, anima mundi, of which we are an integral part. A soul that is cared for brings us joy.

Society is benevolent. Each and every one of us together make up our society, the human community. Language, culture, literature, arts, architecture, agriculture, knowledge, science: all of these and much more are created by society and shared among humanity. We pay no royalty to speak in English or French, Sanskrit or Chinese. Myths and legends, plays and poetry are handed down from generation to generation. Without society there is no civilisation and no culture.

We have inherited wisdom from indigenous peoples. We have received religion from the great masters like Muhammad, Mahavira, Moses, the Buddha, Jesus Christ and Lao Tzu. What we have gained through the long history of humanity is measureless. We are indebted to society, which we cannot pay back; nor is any payment demanded of us.

Families are benevolent. We are born of love. Our parents conceived us in love. Our mother gave us the security and safety of her womb until we were ready to embrace the world. The benevolent universe puts milk in our mother’s breast so that we can be nourished. Our fathers, uncles and aunts kept their benevolent eyes on us. Our parents worked hard to provide everything we needed and gave us a sense of responsibility so that we might share our love with our own children to ensure the continuing benevolence.

The world is how you see it and what you make of it. If you look at the world with benevolent eyes, the world reciprocates with benevolence. If you project suspicion and self-interest, you get the same back. Trust begets trust, and fear begets fear. Recognizing the benevolence of the universe is not to deny the shadow side, but if we sow seeds of malevolence, malevolence will grow; if we sow seeds of benevolence, benevolence will grow.

A traveler was passing through a village and asked someone standing by: “What’s the next village like? Is it friendly?”

The person asked in return: “How was the village you have just come from?”

“Oh, it was awful; people there were unfriendly and indifferent, some even hostile,” said the traveler.

“The next village is similar,” was the reply. So the traveler walked on with an anxious frown.

After a while another traveller stopped to ask the same question: “What’s the next village like?”

The same person replied with the same question: “How did you find the previous village?”

This time the response was different. “Oh, it was good; people were friendly, helpful and hospitable,” said the traveller.

The person in the village replied: “You will find the next village similar.”

If you project benevolence, you will get benevolence in return. This is the moral of the story, and we all understand it easily when we hear such a story. But when it comes to racial, religious or national conflicts, we lose our confidence and play a different role.

In spite of the innate nature of human kindness, the world faces multiple conflicts. Palestine versus Israel, Iran versus the USA, and India versus Pakistan; some of these conflicts have been with us for more than 60 years! Let us suppose that the leaders of the USA say to the government of Iran: “We wish to be your friends; we will never do anything to harm your people. We will sell our goods to you at a fair price and buy your oil at a fair price and never use military force against you.” This would be a statement of benevolence.

Then suppose the government of Iran says, “We never wish to harm the national interest of the USA. Nor will we attack Israel. Let us sit down together and never stop negotiating until we find a fair resolution for fellow Muslims – the Palestinians. They have suffered long enough. We will use only peaceful, nonviolent means to solve our problems.” With such statements of benevolence, it would be impossible for either the USA or Iran to engage in threats, ultimatums, suspicions or boycotts.

Apartheid ended through benevolence. The Berlin Wall came down and satellite states of the Soviet Union became free through the benevolence of Mikhail Gorbachev and other enlightened Russian leaders. The European Union came into being after centuries of strife, thanks to the foresight, wisdom, courage and benevolence of the promoters of the Treaty of Rome. Colonialism ended in many countries through negotiation, not violence. Slavery ended because many slave owners started to listen to their conscience and found it morally abhorrent to own other human beings. Racial discrimination in the United States became illegal through nonviolence and the benevolent struggle of civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King. As a result, now we have a black president in the White House.

Since the history of benevolence is so successful, there is no reason not to embrace it. But some people call me naive and unrealistic. Then what have the realists got to show for their efforts? What have the realists achieved? Under the watch of so-called realists, oceans are overfished and polluted, the biosphere is being saturated with greenhouse gases, and population is exploding beyond the carrying capacity of the Earth. If this is the achievement of realists, then now is the time to say goodbye to them and give idealists a chance.

The idealists need to work together now to build a movement of benevolence. At the moment there are benevolent individuals and benevolent organizations but no movement as there was against slavery and against apartheid. The Soil Association, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, WWF, RSPB, CPRE, the National Trust and similar organizations are mostly working in isolation from spiritual and social justice groups. Similarly, faith groups, New Age groups, yoga and meditation centers focus narrowly on care of the soul and personal development, while organizations working for social justice such as Oxfam, the World Development Movement and Médecins Sans Frontières are only fighting their corner. The movements for environmental justice, social justice and spiritual renewal are three aspects of benevolence. If they all came together and worked together, there would be a strong movement for transformation, for change and for the creation of a new paradigm.

The leadership for benevolence will not come from the prime ministers or presidents of the world, and a culture of benevolence will not be legislated through parliaments and senates. Such leadership and such culture has to emerge from the grass roots. Therefore, individuals and organizations committed to the care of the soil, qualities of soul and concern for society need to work together to build a grass roots movement.

Such a movement has to work at two levels. The first step is to challenge and resist malevolent institutions engaged in damaging the integrity of the Earth, undermining spiritual values and perpetuating social injustice and economic exploitation. In the past, such resistance was offered by the champions of social and political liberation such as Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and Aung San Suu Kyi.

Exposing the folly of institutionalized violence is necessary to wake people up, but the second step is to build alternatives, develop new models and create institutions that promote organic farming, animal welfare, protection of wildlife, conservation of rainforests, respect for all faiths and interfaith dialogue, the release of political prisoners, nuclear and general disarmament, the promotion of cooperatives, and encouragement of conflict resolution through peaceful means.

Public awareness about environmental sustainability and social justice has risen by leaps and bounds in the last 50 years, since the publication of Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring. In the 1960s, concern for renewable energy in the form of solar and wind power was very much a minority interest. Animal welfare and vegetarianism was also a small movement. The idea of development was all about aid and charity, the westernization of the global south and the misguided industrialization of agrarian societies.

Now we are living in a different world. Evidence of global warming and depletion of fossil fuels has woken people up. The membership of environmental organizations is greater than the membership of political parties, so there is cause for optimism and hope. What is created by humans can be changed by humans. We need to build a movement with all the courage of our convictions.

Environmental, spiritual and social movements need to seize the opportunity and show that another world is possible, a world where Nature is respected, where compassion and cooperation are valued and where people come before profit. We can initiate and implement the great transition from a capitalist economy to an ecological economy and value natural wealth above financial wealth. This holistic vision, where natural, spiritual and social dimensions are brought together into an integrated reality, is an urgent necessity.

We may all have a part to play in the solution, but we need to know the big picture in order to build an effective movement. And that big picture has an ecological dimension, a spiritual dimension and a social dimension, encapsulated in that trinity I speak and write of: Soil, Soul, Society.

Soil, Soul, Society by Satish Kumar is published by Ivy Press, £16.99. This article is an edited extract from the book.

Satish Kumar was Editor-in-Chief at Resurgence & Ecologist The Resurgence Trust publishes Resurgence & Ecologist magazine. Registered Charity Number: 1120414

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The Three Principles of the Cosmos


From the beginning the universe has been shaped by and is functioning by the primordial orderings;

  1. differentiation
  2. interiority (subjectivity)
  3. communion

The very existence of the universe rests on the power of these three principles. For were there no differentiation, the universe would collapse into a homogenous smudge.

For were there no interiority (subjectivity), the universe would not know creativity and would collapse into an inert, dead extension.

For were there no communion the universe would collapse into the hell of isolated singularities of being.

The human in the universe must root itself in these three dynamics in order to live in harmony with in the whole of Creation

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This means that the impulse that comes forth from the original fireball, which is the result of the creative energy of the Divine, moves in the direction of these three principles.

  1. Differentiation

Differentiation is the impulse towards diversity. It started when in the very first phases of the emerging universe hydrogen could no longer sustain itself as hydrogen and an atomic shift occurred. Out of that helium evolved. Now there was the possibility for interactions at the atomic level and out of this interaction something new occurred. It is this interaction that made the birth of stars possible and ever since the universe continues to become through this process of differentiation. New possibilities occur when existing modes of existence take the risk to disappear in order to develop into something else.

From the beginning the universe has been on a course toward greater and greater differentiation. Had the universe remained hydrogen, it still would be hydrogen. At every stage of combination greater and greater complexity, during that whole preparatory period of history, it was all differentiation, all that complexity which was the necessary condition out of which the next stage could unfold.

Differentiation is mandated. It is the rule of the universe. It comes out of the mind of God. The Earth says, “Who am I ” in every creature, in every human that has ever existed.

Differentiation is the mode of the universe expressing itself.

All the diversity of simple organic life from the basic protoplankton at the depth of the oceans to the neurons in our brains, every bit of that diversity is essential for the working of this whole Gaia planet.

There is not such a thing as the mandate for uniformity or conformity in the Earth. It is a violation of the very principle out of which the Earth functions.

The greater the complexity, the greater the diversity, the greater the differentiation, the greater the capacity of the Earth to function in a wholesome way.

That is why the loss of bio-diversity in our present times, mainly through the way humans deal with the Earth, is such a great threat for the total functioning of the Earth as an integral system.

Every violation of differentiation violates the basic structure of the Earth.

And when the Earth finally brings forth the human, that mandate toward differentiation enters a new phase because as conscious beings, we consciously evolve and participate in the evolution of differentiation.

The differences of languages, of racial structures, of art and architecture, the differences of the ideologies and religions, political systems of the Earth; they are as much a result of the unfolding of that first explosion of hydrogen as all the differentiation that we might find in the kingdom of birds, insects, plants.

Only very late in the development of human consciousness have we come to understand that Creation was meant to be differentiated and we still grope the meaning of it all , as we still fight in wars against the differences in the human race.

Our modern world is directed toward mono- cultures and standardization, globalization.

This is the inherent direction of the industrialization. It is basically an invariant process of multiplication with no enrichment of meaning. And as such it is opposed to the direction in which cosmos and creation are meant to be and function.

What is particularly striking in the story of the story of the developing universe is that there is a lack of repetition. There is only uniqueness in the cosmos.

The universe comes to us as a totality, where each being and each moment announces its thrilling news: “I am fresh. To understand the universe, you must understand me”.

  1. Interiority (subjectivity)

The second principle of interiority means that from the very beginning, every atom had its own inner, non-material intelligible dimension and its center opens up into what we still must call ” a mystery”. Every atom is a revelation, sacred scripture of the ultimate mystery and has an inner dimension, interiority, has identity, name, and voice.

It expresses the universe in a way that is differentiated from every other atom, star, galaxy. Everything has interiority, beginning from the smallest atom.

The universe is one and its diverse expressions come from the same inner place. And the universe, at any moment of its unfolding is the sum total of those differentiated interiorities.

With such an understanding, we can see that the atom can be considered a self, for each atom is an amazing blur of self-organizing activitiy.

We can also consider the interiority of a rock. We might never have reflected on the nature of a rock. But just think about a silicon crystal. A single silicate’s existence requires incessant storms of creativity at the elementary particular level alone- each 3

instant finds innumerably many interactions and energetic transformations, including the annihilation of some particles and the creation of new particles.

That is precisely why the silicate crystal is a storm of activitiy and can it exhibit such wonders as we find the in silicon chips of electronic technologies.

Looking back at the rock one can say, that each instant of a rock is an achievement.The rock is not simply passive. Rocks and mountains are not simply stuff that exist.

With subjectivity (interiority) we wish to refer to sentience as well as to spontaneity.

We refer to the experience of the universe as universe. That humans do have souls and therefore experiences we accept and know. It is easy to imagine whales having experiences, but the ants, seaweed?

The universe is a single energy event; everything comes forth out of the intrinsic creativity of the universe. Rocks, water, air, just by being what they are, flower into sentient beings.

“Sentience and interiority: It are the “within of things”. Everything in the universe has its own interiority, its voice, its self-organizing ability, its psychic-spiritual dimension, its holiness, and its sacredness. Each leaf on the tree says: ” see me….I am different from every other leaf on the tree”. Everything that exists has its own within and is a word spoken by Ultimate Mystery.

The molten rock formed itself much later into you and me…with our hope and fear prayer, dance and poetry. We are an expression of the Universe. Each of us in our interior depth carries the memory of all that went before us in life’s unfolding.

We have lost our ability to hear the voices of the natural world including one another. We are urgently in need of a spirituality that will nurture a more viable relationship with Earth and that will recognize the deep mystery and existence within everything.

This mystery is rooted in the Divine. Every atom, every leaf, every animal, every human being is an interiority that carries revelation. Every being has its own unrepeatable truth that influences continuing evolution. This is the true meaning of and ground for obedience. To obey the truth in one another. To be humble in its presence.

In that sense is matter holy and deeply spiritual from its very origin and not because we look to the world and all that is in a spiritual way. That is a dualism that violates the very origin of the deep Mystery present in every atom.

Thus it is that diminishment of the Earth is fundamentally a spiritual issue.”

J.Surette SJ

  1. Communion

The third principle of communion, meaning that from the very beginning each differentiated atom and each differentiated interiority existed only because it mutually indwelled with everything else in the universe. The universe is a single event. It is not fragmented. There are no vacuums. Every atom, every blade of grass, every breath, every ether wave is connected to the whole. It is the expression of this deep center, which is not material.

The bonding in the universe is such that it is not so strong that things fuse and loose their articulation and interiority. It is not so weak that things fall apart. The rate of differentiation continues to expand; each thing having its union with the whole both inwardly and outwardly. That is how the universe works.

When the universe in the human chooses to celebrate the difference and reverence the interiority and be conscious of this in communion, then love has come. From the beginning the universe has held the potential for love, the conscious bonding of the whole.

From the beginning the universe is a community of atomic elements, galaxies.

And in the process of evolution we see the universe develop in a community with ever-greater complexity, depth and bondedness. (The web of life).

The greater the diversity of the community is, the richer its expression of its depth and therefore of the depth of communion.

The history of the universe shows us, that the natural community is the basic community. 13.7 Billion years of development and evolution of the universe as community welcomed the human into this community of life. All this was needed so that the human could find a habitat in which they could survive. If the natural community is not in tact, there will never be a human community, whatever the efforts of humans to build community.

The loss of relationship and the consequent alienation is a kind of supreme evil in the universe. In the Christian world this loss of relationship was traditionally understood as an ultimate misery. To be locked up in a private world, to be cut of from intimacy with other beings, to be incapable of entering the joy of mutual presence- such conditions were taken as the essence of damnation.

M.T.Mc Gilles


Three Principles of The Cosmos,  Thomas Berry

These governing principles of the universe have controlled the entire evolutionary process from the moment of it explosive origin some fourteen billion years ago to the shaping of the earth, the emergence of life and consciousness, are now understood by scientific reasoning, although their implications have not yet been acted upon in any effective way. The ecological age must now activate these principles in a universal context if the human venture is to continue.

These principles on which the universe functions are three:

  • differentiation,
  • subjectivity,
  • communion.

Differentiation is the primordial expression of the universe. In the fiery violence of some billion degrees of heat, the original energy dispersed itself through the vast regions of space not as some homogeneous or jellylike substance, but as radiation and as differentiated particles eventually distributed through a certain sequence of elements,manifesting an amazing variety of qualities. These were further shaped into galactic systems composed of highly individuated starry oceans of fire. Everywhere we find this differentiating processes taking place. In our own solar system, within the sequence of planets, we find planet Earth taking shape as the most highly differentiated reality we know in the entire universe. Life on planet Earth finds expression in an overwhelming variety of manifestations. These themselves change through the centuries.

The second primary principle is that of increased subjectivity. From the shaping of the hydrogen atom to the formation of the human brain, interior psychic unity has consistently increased along with a greater complexification of being. This capacity for interiority involves increased unity of function through ever more complex organic structures. Increase in subjectivity is associated with increased complexity of a central nervous system. Then comes the development of the brain.

With the nervous system and the brain comes greater freedom of control over the activity of the organism. In this manner planet Earth becomes ever more subject to the free inter-play of self-determining forces.

A third principle of the universe is the communion of each reality of the universe with every other reality of the universe. Here our scientific evidence confirms, with a magnificent overview, the awareness that we live in a universe – a single, multiform, energy event,(DE, chapter 5, page 45)

DE: Dream of the Earth, Thomas Berry, ISBN: 0-87`156-622-2

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We Are Everything

We Are Everything


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We are one substance

Matter and energy,

Differing forms of the same thing.

We are one age.

Out of the substance of the universe

We are formed anew from what existed

Since the beginning of time.


We are star children.

The literal transformation of  light

Into thoughts, feelings and physical form.


We are one life.

Plants and animals,

we are part of and dependent upon

the total that we are.


We are one people.

Though we may differ in culture and colour,

In the core of our being we are all the same.

We are part of the process

Of the universe knowing itself.


We are the light of stars looking baçk at ourselves,

as we ponder the future

it is our destiny to Create.


Jim Bell, in the newsletter, Timeline May/June ’97

Our Home is the Universe

Our home is the Universe, the Universe is here

  •  Go to a place that calls you…enter that place as the most sacred place on Earth. You are like Moses who climbed the mountain to stand before God.
  • There is a song in the Universe, a rhythm. The Sound of the Beginning vibrates through everything that has Being. The rhythm is so slow; we cannot hear it with our ears. We can only tune in to with our heart and whole being.
  • When we do that, we are connected and nourished by the Power of Life. Life force, Prana, Holy Spirit.
  • Let your heart move with it, gently, as you notice all the creatures around you, as you feel the Earth under your feet, carrying you, as you welcome the sun and hear the awakening Earth around you, as you hear the songs of the wind through the leaves. All around you is the rhythm of the universe, the sound of the Beginning. The birds know all about it, the trees and waving grasses and the flowers in their splendid simplicity. They all know it and they join in the song. Let the inform you about it  all, they have waited for you coming.
  • It is the music of the spheres, the elders say…listen to the stars and the moon, they join the song on their own way.
  • To pay attention to the rhythm of the Universe is being guided to the Essence: creation comes out of the womb of God.
  • To pay attention to the rhythm of the Universe is knowing the goodness and blessing that encompasses all of Creation. We humans have forgotten our place in the circle of life. We have forgotten the old Wisdoms; what it means to live in harmony with creation.
  • Today is day of Homecoming; knowing who we are.. We listen again to the rhythm of the dance of Life. It is never too late to join!
  • And as you bring your meditation to a closure, thank for all that you have seen and felt. Thank also for what you have not seen yet and would like to know and understand. The Wisdom of Creation , of Universe and Earth will be disclosed to humble hearts.
  • Just be aware if something has changed in how you feel in your body. Where thereinsights, unexpected things that happened, memories
  • or songs that came to you?

Write a few lines, a prayer in your journal.


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Our Evolutionary Journey

Our Evolutionary Journey


  • Let us remember that we are on an awesome evolutionary journey; 13,7 billion of years of evolutionary experience are stored in every cell of our body. The memory of the whole process of creation is stored in our body, mind, soul, DNA.
  • All great changes in the Cosmos, history of the Earth and of life we have lived through. It is available to us, if we only are ready to remember.
  • You close your eyes and you remember how the first living cells emerge.
  • You are one among the first living cells. You know what to do and where to go.
  • You remember your life in the primal seas.
  • You have lived through earlier great extinctions and ecological crisis.
  • You have seen how the Earth has come through and found solutions.
  • You remember the emergence of life.. the plants moving to the land, the birds, the flowers, bees, all life …
  • You see the mammals appear and the first humans. Your body knows of eons of time. You see how humans have survived on Earth up till now.

  • You remember the time of your birth in this moment in time of the Earth and the evolution. Your cells know about the present moment, a very special moment of awakening in the long journey of the evolution.
  • You have learned how all humans and other being are connected, we all remember how the Earth community is meant to evolve.. To grow to a new consciousness as to be able to survive the present time of transition.
  • See this special time in the history of evolution and tell every cell of your body that it is time for a new awakening.
  • You see all over our beautiful blue planet beings, like me and you, one by one they step forward into the light. They and we are aware how we are connected through the heart, the whole community of life.
  • Tell your cells about the first flashes of awakening, light, newness, connectedness and feel again that sense of wonder. Your first awakening to a consciousness beyond the bounds of your physical self.
  • Remember the emergence of your inner Light, of your inner knowing. Feel the joy, the warmth, wholeness, wisdom, security of the light of the presence you are.
  • Remember every step in your growth of consciousness, and each moment you experience(d) yourself as new!
  • You remember the qualities of all those that have guided and inspired you, the Divine guidance you have received, all along. You are opening to your next awakening now.
  • Your whole body connects with the light at a planetary scale. Your work in the world calls you now. ..…it is part of your evolutionary call.
  • You will grow step by step in your passion to create…more and more from your potential Self will be manifested. You will be part of guiding the world in transition.

Elly Verrijt, 2017

Inspiration; Gateway course Barbara Marx Hubbard.

While I was building up the Eco learning Center De Gaarde ( in The Netherlands) in the first years of this millenium I heard about Barbara Marx Hubbard. The Foundation for Conscious Evolution gifted me with the opportunity to participate in the online learning process in Conscious Evolution. A great gift, only the promise that I will make Conscious Evolution more known in the World.

Therefore my gratitude to Barbara Marx Hubbard and her foundation for her work and enthusiasm.






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