Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Cosmos and me

Lately, as I gaze at the evening skies, I’m reminded of the lens-shattering insights of Barbara Marx Hubbard, a futurist. We have come to acknowledge that the cosmos is evolving. Barbara has long been supportive of awakening the divine within through meditation on the evolving cosmos and our place within that unfolding. When I recognize this divine connection to the universe, I begin to acknowledge that each of us is called to be an intentional co-creator of this world of ours, moving through an extraordinary transformation.

Barbara invites each of us to meditatively look at our life from God’s point of view. Our God yearns to create heaven on earth, but can only do so with the participation of human beings.

Can I expand my human consciousness enough to allow myself to both care deeply about the unfolding universe, and simultaneously envision my unique “co-creator-gifts” as part of this forward movement? Each morning, can I contemplate the cosmic context of my life and connect to its boundless energy? Am I willing to name a specific way in which my day might acknowledge my alignment with the divine impulse toward the good, the true and the beautiful? I’ve come to recognize that only in meditation does this alignment reveal itself.

Teilhard de Chardin believed that in the evolution of human consciousness lies our hope for the future. For my part, perhaps I might need to do what Joseph Campbell suggests, “We must be willing to let go of the life we planned, so as to accept the life that is waiting for us.” To quote Maureen McCormack, SL, “Awakening to an evolutionary relationship to life may be ‘the life that is waiting for us.’” It could be the change that changes everything.


  1. My favorite idea from Barbara Marx Hubbard is we can consciously participate in the evolutionary process. Mariterese

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