Received on 9 April 2011
Context: At the Spiral Dynamics Integral EuroConfab (8-10 April 2011), Peter Merry spoke of the research project being conducted by the Centre for Human Emergence NL, into the Turquoise meme now beginning to emerge in their collective awareness.
As a reminder/introduction, Turquoise denotes a new wave of capacities/consciousness becoming available at this time in response to the extreme complexity of today’s life conditions. According to the early results of the action research being undertaken by the Dutch Centre for Human Emergence (which I can confirm from my own experience) with Turquoise we begin to see:
- effortless simplicity
- basic trust in life and spirit
- experience of unity between inner and outer world
- trans-rational, multi-sensory processing
- working with subtle energy
- holding ‘I’ and ‘we’ boundaries
- alchemy of interior states – transmuting egoic emotions into the powers of the universe
Your research into “Turquoise”, as you call it, is very much an Aquarian practice around Aquarian patterns. The practice of inquiry into direct experience, unmediated by the thought structures of the Piscean forerunners, can help to discern, reveal and articulate the slowly coalescing patterns that will form the bare bones that the new structures will materialise around.
You are correct, also, that the act of inquiry brings you into active co-creation with the Aquarian impulse itself. This is the first time in human history that you have had the capacity – the complexity of consciousness – to engage in such intentional activity in sufficient numbers to have a real impact. Translated into human terms, the Kosmos could be said to be pleased. Your own growing consciousness allows this.
A next step that Turquoise consciousness allows is for those among you who can access and embody it to relinquish your “human-centric” perspective and enter into an equal and co-creative relationship with the other intelligences active in your planetary sphere – although it will be a long time before you can truly understand their nature, or indeed your own evolutionary role in Gaia’s unfolding. For you are indigenous to this place, and you are of the kosmos. One of the many, and an inalienable part of the One.
There are those among you who are born with unique capacities to sense and articulate these intelligences that operate from other dimensions interpenetrative with those inhabited by you. There have always been a few, born to humanity through the ages. Now there are many, many more, as the capacity begins to generalise throughout the species. And each is unique, we say. No two people manifest exactly the same knowing. This is because competition is foreign to the Aquarian impulse, while collaboration and co-creation are native to it.
This is the first time, we say, that humanity has been in a position to intentionally shape the structures that will come into being as this “new age” progressively takes form. We use the term “new age” deliberately – aware of the connotations it holds for this audience – because the intuitions that the early sensors had of the nature of the possibilities opening up at this time have been essentially accurate. What many among you have scornfully dismissed as weak-headed, fluffy, magical thinking is in fact a pre-sensing of new capacities activating in humans. What those of you still anchored in the stubborn materialism of the scientific paradigm call “magic” is as real as the fairies at the bottom of your gardens. Every realm of creation is invested with intelligence that you are not equipped to apprehend. The new capacities awakening as intuitions at Turquoise bring you to a place where you can begin to interact in rudimentary ways with new realms of experience previously unsuspected by you.
As some of you are beginning to appreciate, these Aquarian capacities have awoken first in the feminine sphere. The subtle sensing and wholeness of knowing that are the hallmark of these capacities are native to an embodiment more typically found in women, because of their attunement to the physical realm. The transcendent drives of the masculine sphere have brought humanity this far, and will continue to play a vital role – the masculine drive will be needed to weather the physical hardships to come, as humanity faces the consequences of its exploitative relation to its natural habitat. But the time of male supremacy is over. Without the feminine capacity for intuitive knowing, there will be no further flowering for humanity, only decadence, decline and ugly demise.
It is time for those among you who are learning to embrace the blossoming of Turquoise consciousness to recognise and enact the essential roles that have always indwelt in the masculine and feminine natures: Let the women bring in the Wisdom. Let the men bring in the Love.
Men, listen to your women. Do not act without consulting them in all things. For all things are connected at their core. Women, it is time to trust your knowing and speak out what you know.
Turquoise is an explicitly collective capacity. We have said it before. Women: sit in circle with your sisters. Let this be your practice in the dawning of the new age. Your counsel will be needed in all things. Collectively, you can access knowing which is beyond you as individuals. Men: the age of the lone hero leader is over. Learn to bond as brothers, to act as a clan, always on behalf of the whole, and always with the explicit holding and guidance of your women.
You will need to develop different cultural mores to accommodate these new rhythms. You will need to learn to systematically access and inhabit that dimension of Time known as Kairos, and to deliberately step out of the habitual and brutailising regime of Kronos that is your current familiar mode. There is no time left for speed. Change is happening now too fast to engage with in “normal consciousness”. Complexity is too great for business as usual.
We say again: Let the women bring in the Wisdom, let the men bring in the Love. Then you will learn how simple the dance truly is.