– Heartwood Path Waypoint 94 –
Path Of Paths
Help Bring About The Ecozoic Era
The next major event in the unfolding of the cosmos is on the horizon. As human beings extinguish thousands of species each year we are forced to make big changes in the way we relate to the planet. In doing so, we will recognize that the natural world is not only our primary provider but also the primary way divinity is revealed to us. If we can examine the terms of the human-earth relationship and then make necessary corrections, the Ecozoic will replace the Cenozoic. If we cannot make such corrections, we will enter the Technozoic era—that bleak time when technology, affluence, and human population will cause severe impacts on the natural world. If we fail to enter the Ecozoic era, it is difficult to imagine that the future will contain any semblance of the relative paradise we now inhabit.
Fortunately, we have already entered a time that is the necessary pre-requisite for the dawning of the Ecozoic Era. In important ways, this time is similar to the first Axial period (800-600 B.C), which is marked by the spawning of the world’s great religions. In this second Axial period, we are becoming more aware and appreciative of an integral view of religion and spirituality. This integral view leads us to adopt the perennial philosophy that underlies all religion, a view that fosters a connection to our source in the Devine, a connection to our individual and collective selves, a connection to our neighbors, and a connection to the harmonious energy and intelligence that pervades and surrounds us all. In this second Axial period we will develop paths of paths and, in so doing, become inter-spiritual in ways that enable us to be deeply committed to a variety of spiritual preferences. We can see the emergence of this inter-spiritual perspective in the way the present generation neither knows nor cares about the differences between religious denominations. If such indifference is worrisome to you, just know that every new journey brings understandable fears.
If this is not a day when you prefer to spend time in nature without an agenda, do the following activity:
Heading Towards The Ecozoic Era
HumaNatureConnect Activity: Heading Towards The Ecozoic Era. With pen and journal in hand, go to an attractive natural area and, in a spirit of appreciation, look around you to find something that is attractive to you. Once you find an aspect of nature that is attractive to you continuously for at least ten seconds, use the optimal functioning you receive along with your continued attraction (which can be thought of as your consent to do this activity with the help of the attractive being) to determine what more you can do to help bring forth the Ecozoic Era. The following table, which can be filled out in your journal, will help spur ideas and organize your thinking:
Natural Systems Reflection Process
For best results, write down your impressions of this activity in your journal using as many of the following components as you see fit, afterwards, share your interpretations with others.
The Heartwood Path Exchange:
Swap Your Ideas, Impressions, Photos, And News With Others
Your input is vital. Enjoy sharing!
Heartwood Path Axioms: