Lett's Set A Spell
By the time Barbara Marx Hubbard was 55 years old in 1984, her ideas were considered so brilliant she was placed in nomination for the vice presidency of the United States on the Democratic ticket. Her platform called for a “Peace Room” as sophisticated as the war room, to scan for, map, connect and communicate what is working in America and the world.
For several decades Barbara has expressed concern that people’s existence on this planet is threatened by modern society’s political decisions including war, economic obsessions related to greed, and environmental patterns caused by overconsumption. She believes future generations could suffer if we don’t take more responsibility.
The evolutionary thinker, social reformer and celebrated visionary recently spoke in Chapel Hill to seekers desiring to create a higher level of awareness on this planet.
Barbara’s vision of a new earth led to several books, including “Conscious Evolution: Awakening the Power of Our Social Potential” in 1998. She said humans have evolved and therefore will eventually choose a better future … selecting advancement through co-operation and co-creation instead of self-destruction through separateness and competition.
Barbara refers to our development as the Universal Human.
THE UNIVERSAL HUMAN is “an evolving human who feels connected through the heart to the whole of life, awakening to the impulse to express unique creativity as an aspect of the greater design,” according to Barbara. People will draw upon the harmonious integration of our spiritual, social and scientific/technological capabilities to change the world.
By focusing on God and nature, humans can make an evolutionary leap in consciousness. “The nature of nature is to create more intelligence,” she emphasized.
Barbara compares the evolution of humans to the biological explanation of the metamorphosis of a caterpillar to a butterfly. While in the cocoon, imaginal cells start to emerge within the body of the caterpillar and they proliferate, and the caterpillar’s immune system destroys them but they multiply. Eventually the cells connect to initiate a very rapid change that creates the butterfly.
DURING THE recent workshop, Barbara suggested the 60-plus participants think about how they will use their interests, knowledge and resources to make a difference in their community and beyond.
Barbara suggested we ask ourselves three questions:
(1) What do you most want to create?
(2) What do you most need in terms of resources?
(3) What do you most want to share with others?
Attendees divided up in these areas of service to share insights: arts, spirituality, science, relations, media, justice, infrastructure, health, governance, environment, education and economics.
In regard to my expertise media, I told the audience that I am going through a change in my career and a period of not knowing the best way to use my communication talents and skills. As I listened to participants share their passion and excitement about their goals and breakthroughs, I vowed to discover how I can speak my truth and be of greater service during the next phase of my life.
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AlexSandra Lett is a professional speaker and the author of “Natural Living, From Stress to Rest;” “A Timeless Place, Lett’s Set a Spell at the Country Store;” “Timeless Moons, Seasons of the Fields and Matters of the Heart;” “Timeless Recipes and Remedies, Country Cooking, Customs, and Cures;” and “Coming Home to my Country Heart, Timeless Reflections about Work, Family, Health, and Spirit.” Lett can be reached at (919) 258-9299.