Higher awareness is like a wild horse. It is untamed, it is untamable, it is constantly moving very, very fast. As it is running across the plains, it is whirling up dust. Most people on earth are at such a low level of consciousness that they cannot see the horse, but they can see the dust. What happens is that the higher awareness always represents change. When it comes thundering into town, it comes to signal that there is a need to bring change in a society.
Once in a while there is a human being who hears the thundering of the horse, who runs out, attempts to grab a hold of its mane and either swing himself on top of it, which very few manage to do, or at least run alongside the horse for a time, until people usually fall flat on their faces and then walk out of the cloud of dust, covered in that dust. The people who are able to do this are those who have some kind of attunement to the need for change. Some of them may get a glimpse of the horse, some of them may touch it, some of them may be able to run alongside of it. The thing is that once they come out of the cloud of dust, then the people can see that these leaders are covered in dust and they cannot tell the difference between the horse and the dust. They see the glimmering of the dust and they think this means that the person, the leader, has something they do not have, has some element of higher awareness. That is why they begin to follow that leader, and many times they follow a leader without questioning him or her once they have made that decision to submit themselves to that leader.
This explains many of the situations that you have seen in history where some people have caught the need for change. They have gone into the cloud of dust, come out of it covered in dust, and therefore had some kind of charisma that the people responded to. Once the people had submitted, they did not question the leader. In many cases, unfortunately, once the leader has gained a following and attained the position, he does not question himself, or she does not question herself. That is why many leaders can have a growth period and then stagnate and go into decline. Many empires can have a growth period, stagnate and go into decline. What brings change is always some element of higher awareness.
The question is: “Can the people align themselves with the need to raise all life, or will they seek to raise only themselves, their group, their company, their nation, their empire?” If they cannot overcome the focus on themselves and seek to serve the whole, that is when they become subject to the second law of thermodynamics and go into a decline that can lead to their destruction.
Moving out of a fear-based society
Based on this, you can begin to grasp one of the more subtle changes that needs to happen before the Age of Higher Awareness can truly begin to manifest. That change is that we need to have a certain critical mass of the most mature, advanced, open-minded people grasp the need to move from a fear-based to a non-fear-based society. Not from a fear-based to a love-based because many people would not be able to grasp this. They have a human concept of love.
In the beginning, they need to consider that for a very, very long time all societies on earth have been fear-based. They need to begin to consider how this fear-based outlook on life, this fear-based approach to life, has affected societies in many very subtle ways. Then, they need to begin to consider that the alternative to a fear-based society is one that is not based on fear, but that is based on perhaps trust or another positive quality that they can grasp. The real issue is that they need to grasp the move from fear-based to non-fear-based societies.
Leaving the authoritarian mindset
As people realize that a society cannot allow people to exercise power without accountability, a society will move out of what we could call the authoritarian mindset. What do you see today in so many societies? There are people who in various ways have set themselves up where they feel they are in a position of authority and many times the population in a certain country agrees with this assessment.
The extreme example is a dictator that has all power and therefore is seen by those of his people who are still alive as the ultimate authority. You have in all societies, even those who call themselves free democratic nations, people in a position of authority. It can be those who are elected representatives and have some position in the government, such as a minister. In many cases, these people are not elected by the people, they are the bureaucrats who hold powerful positions in the bureaucracy, they are those in the police force, in the secret police, those who are in charge of the surveillance society. It can be those in the army and military. It can be those in businesses, especially large businesses.
Most of the people who reach a position of authority cannot exercise that authority in a way that is not fear-based. Most of them go into feeling they have to do something to maintain their position of authority. Therefore, they start to manipulate the people or the system in various ways. They go into this mode of feeling that they have a right to keep this secret from the people because they will not admit that what they are doing is not what the people want. They think it is actually what the people want, if only the people knew what they wanted. Since the people do not know what they want, it is the person in authority who is knowing what the people should want and therefore has a right to manipulate the situation and keep it secret from the people.
You have seen in many societies – including, of course, the Soviet one, but also in many western societies – where the people have been afraid of those in authority positions. Of course, as you move away from a fear-based society, this fear of authority figures will completely and utterly fade away. This will mean that many of those who are in authority positions now, simply cannot stay in those positions. They will either go out of embodiment or they will be deposed by the people. Many of them will choose to retire, and this will give room for an entirely new kind of leaders who are what you popularly call servant leaders. They have that element of higher awareness where they are focused on serving the whole and this, again, will bring an important shift. Suddenly, the people will no longer sense any fear toward their leaders. If you do not have fear of your leaders, why do you need to distrust your leaders, especially when you begin to realize that these leaders are trying to serve you in an honest and straightforward manner and they are willing to take accountability for what they do? They are willing to be transparent.
There will come a time where it will be seen that the most advanced, the most prosperous, form of leadership is transparent leadership. It will be seen as an absolute necessity and it is a necessity because neither a society nor a company can step away from the fear-based mindset without instituting complete transparency in its leadership. This will get rid of all kinds of dishonesty, it will get rid of corruption, and suddenly, again, society can shift. You will, for example, see that many societies will free up many, many people to start producing something that actually increases the economy.
Look at the Soviet Union and see how many people were employed by the government to keep an eye on the rest of the population. This meant that these people were not free to do constructive work, and that is a considerable factor in why the economy failed. Now you see that in western nations more and more people work in a bureaucracy, and more and more people are employed specifically to conduct surveillance of the rest of the population, or at least those who are considered the extremist elements. This again ties up resources and creativity. It cannot lead to a growth in the economy because when people are working on something that does not raise society, there is no multiplication of their efforts. Only when people do something that raises the whole, can there be that multiplication, and only then will the economy grow.
Who would not want to live in a society that is not based on fear? Who wants to live in a fear-based society if they think there is an alternative? When enough people start grasping these ideas, they will realize that there is an alternative. It is an obvious alternative. It has been there all along, but humanity has not been at the point where they could institute it, but now this is changing and more and more people are ready to move towards a society that is not based on fear.