Largely unacknowledged by both the worlds of mainstream media and academia (the media is addicted to perpetuating the crisis of fear, while academia is addicted to the logic of impossibility) a spiritual [r]evolution in awakening consciousness is happening all over the world – perhaps on an unprecedented scale. Mainstream media tends to operate at a very base level: lodged in the fear of an untranscended root chakra, it demands a perpetual state of panic in order to prevent people from ascending on a large scale. Academia operates at the other end of the sushumna: the highbrow logic of impossibility that is the result of centuries of disembodiment between the head and the shoulders. It’s stuck in an isolated head-space that only knows that it’s impossible to know itself.
Between these two extreme states of being, a [r]evolution of consciousness has begun and it’s located at the heart. Millions, or perhaps even billions of people worldwide have been steadily working to heal and restore the balance in their chakras, painfully overcoming their challenges and breathing with their demons to regain the flow of energy through the spinal and etheric column of the soul. These people are living from their hearts. Re-membering the severed cords that have led to so much isolation and dislocation from themselves and others. The shamanic practice of soul retrieval brings back the fragmented shards of soul that have been shattered through trauma. To heal is to be made whole again.
I want to inscribe that evolution of consciousness, as a manifestation of the utopian consciousness: the post-human consciousness that knows its own divine beauty. I want to write it as it writes me. And I want to explore its implications for our narratives – how does/will it affect the stories we tell of ourselves and others?
The basic shape of both our narrative plots and the codex book form that holds them is founded on the biblical model; it’s both linear and teleological (end-oriented, towards the apocalyptic climax of all life and meaning in the revelation and salvation that comes from the external source of the author/God). But what happens to our narratives once we recognise ourselves to be part of the divine matrix (ma-trix/mother/creator/womb) and therefore both reader and writer of our lives at the same time? That the author is neither external nor internal but within and beyond both? That we hold the key to duality within our very breath and being, and this is the experiential logic we now embrace? That infinite possibilities arise with every moment and we are vibrating at the edge of the known universe in all that we are and all we do?
Because surely, this does have implications for the stories we tell and are told : and the ways we tell them.
My PhD project, and all my associated writing, is all about this.
How do we inscribe our world when all the parameters have shifted? How do we write the new utopian consciousness that we’re becoming? How do we write utopia now?