The Splitting Of The Two Worlds

When people say to me that this is the era of the apocalypse, the second coming, the end times, the end of time, and so on, I always say the same thing: "Yep." We're living through a transition that amounts to the ending of one cycle and the beginning of a different one. Individuals see evidence of this transition and label it through the filter of their beliefs. My favorite is when people call it the "splitting of the two worlds." It has a nice, dramatic ring to it, and I find it an evocative analogy for what's happening right now.

Here's my take on the splitting of the two worlds, or life as we know it on the planet, at present. You can call one world the "old world" and one world the "new world." The old world is the one we've grown up in. It's based on an underlying assumption of separation--that things and people and environments and events and stuff can be separate. Others have described this as "original sin." It's the idea that the world, and the individuals in it, are separate from each other and from their source, so there's something "missing" from it all, something inadequate and inappropriate about it, because that's what believing you're separate feels like.

The new world is based on an underlying assumption of unity, of connection--that things and people and environments and events and stuff are inherently unified. You could call this the belief in "original goodness." It's the idea that the world, and the individuals in it, are connected and in relationship with each other and their source, so you're always in possession of everything at all times. Under this new paradigm, it feels as if everything, and everyone, is adequate and appropriate, and there are no limitations.

The chaos that we're living through right now is what it looks like when individuals deal with the process of changing their underlying assumptions about the nature of reality. It can be dicey because most people aren't working on it. Anyone who has ever tried to change a habit knows that modifying your behavior is challenging. It's much easier to continue to do what you've always done, even when what you've always done isn't working the way you want it to work. When an entire planet is in a moment of history in which it has no choice but to change its perspective, but it's not aware of the fact, or doesn't want to put out the effort, then you have a rough ride. Nevertheless, the changes are happening.

What you're going to feel as you go through this process is that any philosophy, perspective, attitude, value, or feeling that you hold that's rooted in the idea of inherent separation is going to come to the surface for you to address and modify. If you hold strong ideas about right and wrong, for example, you'll be triggered (i.e. you'll become aware of events where people are doing the "wrong" thing and not doing the "right" thing) repeatedly, until you soften your stance and begin to consider perspectives that hold less polarity, that are more allowing and inclusive.

To soften your ideas based in separation, ask yourself, "If there was no right or wrong, how would the world function?" or "If all choices are possible, then how could the universe organize itself to make the reality of infinite choice fair?" In other words, ask better questions. You'll get better answers.

I think it's nice to have a map of where we're going so you don't get too lost (you're going to get a little lost because that's part of the process, but you don't have to be completely blindsided). So, imagine a world based on the underlying assumption that everyone, and everything, is linked, in communication, and inherently cooperating. If you can do that, you can find your place in the new world.

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