The Second Insight: Experience Study
What do you see when you look closely at human progression throughout history? I became interested in why people seem to be searching, struggling, reading and sharing articles and stories online, looking to better their lives and their relationships. Why is our world today set up to have immediate access to almost every subject imaginable? What does this mean? Where are we headed?
The Celestine Prophecy’s second of the twelve insights is called ‘The Longer Now.’ It builds on the previous insight (Mass Consciousness) by providing us with a deeper, more meaningful understanding of human history and how it has determined our present perspective of reality. By examining the last thousand years of civilization, you can learn the motivation behind our unrelenting drive to create higher standards of living. Our human mission has been to find practical ways of obtaining access to information and conveniences for our daily lives.
The second insight explains why we became occupied with material security and comfort in the first place and how this period was necessary for our Spiritual Awakening. Once we come to realize this as a natural and inevitable progression, we can then take steps to help the process along.
The awareness of Synchronicity and Intuition in our lives, today, represents an awakening from what has been a distraction with material security and comfort. Further, we have existed in an earthly slumber for centuries.
Historically, mankind has been through periods that are controlled by various beliefs and attitudes. Humanity has had a captivation with discovering all that this world has to offer. This strong drive all began from having unanswered questions to the true meaning of life, which created a void in our experiences on earth.
Our current view of the world is shaped and influenced by the culture of media. The second insight teaches us to appreciate our ancestors and how those who came before us saw the world. By appreciating this evolution of ideas and faith, outlined in the following paragraphs, we can grasp the new levels of consciousness of this present age. This cooperation with the Divine has the potential to advance human development further than it has ever been before.
The European Renaissance began when we lost our faith in the ability of medieval churchmen to describe our spiritual reality. Every aspect of the medieval world was defined in other-worldly terms, which was interpreted by the representatives of the church. As the priesthood began to fall into abuse of power and violations of their oaths to God and church, rebellion grew among the populace.
Clubs and fragment groups developed their own interpretation of the scriptures. The rebellion was partly due to disgust with the actions of the established priesthood and also because the people felt they should have access to the scriptures. They wanted to form personal interpretations of their spiritual practices and occurrences without the need for a middleman.