Guest Blog Post by author Catherine G Lucas
(Presenting at Mystic Journey on Sunday 4 March)
The Shift; the birth of a new era; the global awakening of consciousness. It’s what everybody’s talking about! Especially at the recent L. A. Conscious Life Expo! Some of you were there, no doubt inspired and uplifted by the dozens of workshops and lectures. I felt honored to speak alongside international names such as Gregg Braden and Barbara Marx Hubbard.
I took the opportunity at the Expo of hearing Barbara speak. What an amazing woman! 82 years old and she has a vision for the future of humanity that is utterly compelling. I was so encouraged that she and I are talking the same language, of moving from breakdown to breakthrough. Whether that’s personal breakdown or the breakdown of old values and institutions that are no longer working for us, the principles are the same. We need healing and growth at the individual and global levels. And of course the two mirror each other, are part of this same process of huge evolutionary shift.
My new book, ‘In Case of Spiritual Emergency’, deals mainly with the personal level, with the awakening of consciousness and how to cope with the challenges of that speeding up and tipping over into crisis. I draw parallels between that individual, micro level and the global, macro level that Barbara is talking about. We have, in fact, entered a period of global spiritual emergency. When spiritual awakening or emergence speeds up, as it is now, it can tip over into spiritual emergency, presenting us with many challenges.
Fortunately, we can learn so much and draw so much hope and inspiration from understanding how that works at the personal level. One thing to know is that not a single person I have come across in all my work and research regrets going through spiritual emergency. Humanity will not regret these challenging times we are going through.
Barbara focuses very much on the positive, on what is working, encouraging the principle of ‘co-creation’, of working creatively and collaboratively to take our evolution forward. Where our messages dovetail is in seeing the vast potential of these times, in seeing our vast potential, collectively, to move through spiritual emergency. Each and every one of us can contribute to that! And we cannot afford to be ignorant of this subject!
So if you would like to be better informed about spiritual emergence and emergency, I’ll be leading a two-hour workshop at Mystic Journey bookstore on Sunday 4 March, 5:30-7:30pm, followed by a book signing. $20 includes a free copy of my book ‘In Case of Spiritual Emergency: Moving Successfully Through Your Awakening’, worth $16.95. Don’t miss this rare opportunity –
I’m over from the UK, just passing through Venice on a book tour. See you there!