Awake in the World

Awake in the World


From Breakdown to Breakthrough with Barbara Marx Hubbard

posted by debramoffitt

“Crisis offers a possibility to awaken as a participant in conscious evolution.” – Barbara Marx Hubbard

“Crisis has been a part of evolution of the species since its conception,” says Barbara Marx Hubbard. Hubbard is a futurist and evolutionary thought leader who is working with people to make it through the incredible shift that she sees coming. “Crisis precedes transformation,” she says. “Problems are evolutionary drivers, on both the personal and societal level.” She spoke in the intimate and personal environment of the Sophia Institute founded by Carolyn Rivers in Charleston, South Carolina. 

Many people have arrived at a place of spiritual growth and transformation after falling ill, losing jobs or experiencing relationship break-ups. As our social institutions are also breaking down – from the banking and financial sectors to the way food is cultivated, processed and distributed, Hubbard invites us to look for breakthroughs in the ways we connect with each other. Though individual, small choices everyday we can make a big impact on our environment and our communities.  Hubbard, who associated with Dr. Jonas Salk and Buckminster Fuller, is leading a movement to become aware of our human potential and to use it to evolve into a society that values cooperation over competition and values the contribution of each and every individual. She sees a move from isolated and self-absorbed to connected in community and conscious.

Her view of the world is a refreshing shift towards possibility and transformation of ourselves and of society. She encourages people to create hubs to openly exchange ideas and resources, and to look at grassroots level organizations that are doing well what society’s biggest institutions are not. Micro-credit lending institutions, farms and food producers who work with nature, media that educates and feeds the soul are the types of institutions emerging on a small scale. Their successes can be replicated on a larger one. . “For the first time the world has a shared problem that is awakening millions of us,” she says. Her message is one of hope. The problems are bringing about unprecedented innovation and transformation. Her message is one of hope. “Humanity is being born as a universal species,” she says. The current crises that have brought us to the point where can have the capacity to extinguish ourselves as a species is also bringing us into a deeper understanding of our inherent connectedness. “We’re one,” Hubbard says. She had a vision of a planetary rebirth and at age 82 continues to work to connect people with each other.

Bio: Debra Moffitt is author of Awake in the World: 108 Practices to Live a Divinely Inspired Life. A visionary and teacher, she’s devoted to nurturing the spiritual in everyday life. She leads workshops on spiritual practices at the Sophia Institute and other venues in the U.S. and Europe. Her mind/body/spirit articles, essays and stories appear in publications around the globe and were broadcast by BBC World Services Radio. She has spent over fifteen years practicing meditation, working with dreams and doing spiritual practices. Visit her online at http://www.awakeintheworld.com.



Previous Posts

Discovering You're Enough with a Leap of Perception
If you’re feeling hemmed in and know that there’s much more to you than what you’re currently experiencing but don’t know quite how to access it, then “Leap of Perception,” by Penney Peirce deserves a read. Penney wrote about working with dreams and intuition long before working with eit

posted 10:16:51am Sep. 18, 2013 | read full post »

How Joy Finds Us: Interview with Mark Nepo
The things we need arrive at the right time, and so it has been with Mark Nepo and his work. For those of us on a spiritual path, Mark’s writings possess the power to immediately move us into connection with a subtle and powerful awareness at the deepest, most soulful level. Though Mark Nepo‘s w

posted 9:42:16am Jul. 16, 2013 | read full post »

Hot Rituals to Celebrate the Summer Solstice
Can you feel the excitement in the air? The days are hot and sunny, and summer officially begins this week on June 21st. It’s the longest day and the shortest night in the Northern hemisphere. I love this day. In the South of France it’s celebrated by jumping over bonfires as a way to gain cour

posted 7:27:32am Jun. 20, 2013 | read full post »

When Spirit Moves Us Out of Our Comfort Zone to Grow
Stepping onto the spiritual path isn’t all peace and roses. It pushes us into a place that moves us beyond our usual comfort zone. As we attune to the highest within us and listen to inner guidance, that guidance sometimes pushes us to try new jobs, to stretch into new creative projects, and to so

posted 8:04:01am Jun. 18, 2013 | read full post »

When Life Races By Replace Stress and Anxiety with Gentle Awareness
Even though I’m a seasoned traveler I still get stressed before trips. It’s not big jitters, just a general anxiety about: 1) Did I pack everything? 2) Will my travel connections go smoothly? And 3) What about the unexpected? Movement brings agitation. Sitting in meditation is easiest for me for

posted 5:26:35am May. 28, 2013 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.