Today’s “none” and “spiritual, but not religious” lifestyles have made positive contributions but have also given rise to an unhealthy individualism. Arising in the midst of a narcissistic and escapist culture, Integral World Evolutionary spirituality takes a giant leap forward in the direction of deep authenticity, social engagement, and planetary consciousness. WE spirituality insists that enlightenment can be a goal for everyone, and no one can get there alone.
World Evolutionary spirituality is a movement grounded in the realization of Unique Essence with All-That-Is. It transcends spiritual individualism in favor of an Integral humanism in which the Divine is joyously discovered. The result is an emerging Integral worldview which is gaining ground wherever the false “I” gives way to the WE. The focus is not on “my feelings” and “my desires” or “my experiences” but on the arising field of Divinity in the midst of a world needful of our awakeness, aliveness, and awareness. This worldview is sometimes called “Integral” because it makes room for more truth, more reality, than any other life philosophy. It even makes room for anyone who resists or rejects this evolutionary calling.
It’s an exciting time. As Integral Life says:
We live in a fascinating time, bearing witness to the intersection of several great eras, like massive tectonic plates colliding: a 5000-year bedrock of traditional values, 500-year era of modernity and rationalism, a 50-year run of postmodernism and pluralism, and now the rise of an entirely new era, yet to be named (though we might like to think of it as “integral”). And in the middle of this historic collision emerges, for the very first time in human history, a new kind of planetary civilization that operates with real-time awareness of every corner of the globe.
Storytellers for a Planetary Civilization
Let me tell you a story about the Way Things Are from my point-of-view. It’s a unique perspective informed by my own spiritual autobiography which was published as Soulfully Gay. To expand upon my personal philosophy, the mystery of existence is a Divine Comedy in which the Source of All reveals its essence in the course of time. Evolution is the way in which human beings become aware that human nature is part of the Divinity of reality — that is, its wholeness. Involution is the way in which the Divine becomes Self-aware of its nature as humanity — that is, its partiality. Evolution and involution are complementary forces, movements of the Divine itself, and together they are the driving forces of Spirit.