The Systems We Know
The systems we know that have served us for so long are now inadequate for our time and detrimental to our survival. The technological information age has brought with it so many fabulous comforts and exciting toys but with that has come a price.
Our world can’t sustain the current levels of material growth and production and we can’t personally cope with the information overload technology has fuelled.
The consequences are a global imbalance that is in the process of rectifying itself hence the turmoil in the world we experience today.
The repercussions have been felt by us individually and collectively as a global society. Individually reflected in the explosion of mental health challenges and collectively in the breakdown of so many of our societal systems.
Focusing on the individual person we have four layers – the physical, emotional, mental & spiritual, all of which are experiencing an upheaval. We are physically being besieged by cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Emotionally partner relationships are breaking down and even our personal relationship with ourselves is being challenged. Mental health issues are exploding with unprecedented increases in mental stress, depression and suicide and then the instances of spiritual awakenings and spiritual emergencies in people has grown exponentially.
In our collective global society, we can see evidence of a systematic breakdown in most sectors. Healthcare is experiencing an implosion reaching beyond the level to cope. Global warming and climate changes are reaching critical levels. World economics is obsessed production despite the irreplaceable depletion of resources. Evidence of the fickle and impromptus nature of Financial markets was demonstrated in 2008 with the now widely held view that they are inherently unstable and so closely interconnected that any interference is felt worldwide. Politically, Trump and Brexit have demonstrated an astonishing melodramatic deviance in traditional political sentiment.
Like every crisis before it can be addressed it needs to be acknowledged but modern society has adopted the avoidance stance. We don’t want to talk about mental health even though 1 in 4 people experience it and the fact that we are reaching the point of no return in climate change is ‘something to put on the back burner’.
It’s not a secret or conspiracy. Don’t take my word for it and just Google it. That’s what I find astonishing. All of the facts and statistics are clearly visible, documented and available.
So, I believe it’s imperative that we recognise where we are, acknowledge the problems we are faced with and here’s the big one….
…. embrace the individual and collective systemic breakdowns recognising them not as a catastrophe but as a catalyst to change.
This is the first step. Over the next few weeks and months I will be exploring and sharing how to not only manage the changes but also to participate in what has been described by many as a global societal transformation that is touted as being driven by an underlying shift in our collective evolutionary.
In simple terms – it seems bad but it’s actually good! Like so many lessons we learn in life, we experience a challenge which in the moment is catastrophic until we look back and in hindsight recognise the experience was a catalyst to change and opportunity to transform.
This is true for the personal individual challenges many of us our facing today as well as the societal breakdowns in our external world. What is needed is a transformation shift which necessitates in many instances a transformational upheaval. Understanding and working with the changes is what is required to navigate the path towards personal success and societal survival.