...this mission of shifting consciousness would require a new action plan, one not already in the playbooks. As a society, we are a house divided. Across our planet, human beings compete for money, jobs, land, resources, time, and energy. It's the norm for the spiritual, green, and activist groups to be splintered into multiple factions, fighting over small blocks of territory, losing sight of the larger vision. What if we joined forces, sharing our collective wisdom and gifts? I stared at "Cosmic Christ" and its abundance of manifestations, and saw myself as one of many spiritual warriors for a new, equitable, and ecologically sound society, helping people to deprogram from the predominant death paradigm, to heal from the trauma of parasitic institutions as we build a regenerative culture that values life and liberates us from work-week slavery, freeing us up to pursue our spiritual evolution to carry out a large-scale soul retrieval for the Western world.
I reflected on the enormity of the challenge. It called for a societal shift beyond anything my activist mind could have ever imagined: the fulfillment of Jesus's promise to bring heaven to earth. I felt poorly equipped to contribute anything that might make the slightest positive difference. But then it occured to me, that perhaps this wild ride I had been taken on was necessary to crack me open, so that I could pay attention to the spiritual energies at work in this material world and act accordingly. Maybe the same essential download was also being delivered to other people- a massive, compassionate battalion of us- at the same time. .
Jonathan Talat Phillips .
The Electric Jesus .
Artwork: Cosmic Christ by Alex Gray