‘The Future will be Human: Whoever uses machines does all his work like a machine. He who does his work like a machine grows a heart like a machine, and he who carries the heart of a machine in his breast loses his simplicity. It is not that I do not know of such things; I am ashamed to use them’.
Power is prevalent in society. It thrives upon the material energies produced. Yet there are degrees of power, and power is just as comfortable within a spiritual domain as is humility. For true power is the power to empower others.
It doesn't dominate - it lifts. It doesn't protect its greed: it patiently awaits until the receiver is able to share it.
The master becomes the servant as power empowers those beneath to raise themselves, and thus continue the Work.
The present recognition of our emergent collective consciousness represents a quantum transformation in human evolution...While much of human consciousness is still caught in a separative, alienated condition, significant numbers of individuals and groups are consciously working toward critical mass. When just the right quantity and quality of catalytic influence is reached, the entire process will be affected. Taken from Conscious Evolution by Barry McWaters (Evolutionary Press, 1982).
The movement has been growing for some time. As McWaters said - 'Applications accepted - inquire within!'
‘Nanotech, biotech, artificial intelligence, smart cards, embedded chips, smart dust, fragmentation of humans into consumer, patient, voter, worker roles for sorting by government and corporation: all of these together spell the end of the human in ways we can't entirely grasp, much less control. Are we human? Are we bionic free agents? Are we cogs in the machine?’