Most people in the Global Village experience anxiety every day because they consciously or unconsciously focus on the problems or perceived threats in their lives. They have chosen a narrative which determines for them an identity which in turn drives behaviors all of which seem to affirm that they inhabit a very dangerous environment. Since this is not true, neither the story, the identity, nor the need to react with fear-driven behaviors. Our own intuition could support our shift to a life-enhancing story, a healthier identity and compassionate nurturing behaviors.
In this essay we continue the focus on our little-known inner wisdom or what we also call “the prophet within.” The “still small voice” can be hard to hear amongst the cacophony of our everyday lives. Luckily we have our modern-day prophets to remind us. For example, Martin Luther King Jr. urged us to change our narrative, to envision a different paradigm. “Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain …” (1)
Early biblical prophets began to address the problem of the nature of the Creator as a first step in the all-important paradigm shift. “They were the first to undertake the heavy task of reforming the God of Hosts into a God of Love; they conscripted Jahveh for humanitarianism as the radicals of the nineteenth century conscripted Christ for socialism.” (1)
We are all prophets in that we can receive divinely inspired revelations from the connection that our True self has with the Implicate Order or Creator of the universe. Those revelations are an opportunity for us to create a new reality for ourselves.
Click on the link below to learn the distinction between cosmos and chaos.
Insight # 169: In an address at the Harvard Divinity School in 1838 Emerson “attacked all formal religion and championed intuitive spiritual experience.” (2)
- Cosmos on this blog and in print in The ABC’s of Simple Reality: The Encyclopedia of Self-Transformation, Vol I (2018), page 110, by Roy Charles Henry.
- Durant, Will. Our Oriental Heritage. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1954, pages 316-326.
- Davidson, Marshall B. The American Heritage History of The Writers’ America. New York: American Heritage, 1973, page 123.