By Theresa Puskar
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
April 30, 2017
On April 30th, Greenheart International and the Global Purpose Movement cosponsored a celebration of the work of Ervin Laszlo at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. I thought this Chicago landmark was ideal for this particular event. In the nearby sanctuary, butterflies abounded in a variety of growth stages – from chrysalis to full-winged glory. They seemed a particularly fitting backdrop for this hopeful, yet fragile sharing of a new vision of consciousness. To honor Dr. Laszlo, several of his contemporaries shared their perspectives, visions, and subsequent calls to action. There was a smorgasbord of individuals who are not only exceptional intellectuals, and also philosophers, scientists, doctors, and teachers who all seemed to hold themselves personally accountable and responsible for the future of us all; they held the consciousness of the world in their hands.
Greenheart International’s Director of Outreach, Visibility and Engagement (DOVE), Andrea Dennis opened the day’s event, and welcomed Dr. Laszlo with an introduction that was both inspiring and heartfelt. Greenheart founder and president, Emanuel Kuntzelman followed with a speech that was both potent and powerful. He postulated that during the next four years there would either be a breakthrough, or a breakdown in human consciousness and activity. He activated within me a glimmer of hope regarding the state of consciousness in the world today, when he reiterated Victor Hugo’s quote, “There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come.” When he stated, “The thrust of evolution is either collaboration or cooperation, not competition,” he ignited within me a thoughtful journey of contemplation regarding my own personal role and how it affects human consciousness as a whole. As of late, I have noted my previous sense of competition in many aspects of my life. I soon became aware that the competitiveness directly related to the “lack” mentality that I have been working on quelling within myself. I realized that for many years, I bought into the belief that abundance was finite.
I saw it as a pie. If someone else got a piece of it, then there was less for the rest of us. This kind of mentality has fostered lower energetic vibrations of lack, comparison, and limitedness within and around me. Noting this pattern, I recently committed to celebrating the victories of others, as opposed to seeing their gains as my losses.
“There is a global aspect to personal health; the health of one offsets the health of all.” – Dr. Larry Dossey
Dr. Larry Dossey then took the stage, and based on the above quote, I was reminded that any commitment I make to my own physical, emotional, and spiritual growth advances so far beyond my own little world. We are each microcosms of the greater earth, and with each gesture towards our own higher consciousness, we give the world the gift of raising its energy frequency through our thoughts, deeds, and intentions.
“The time is now. The latest scientific discoveries that are leading to this radical new awareness reveal that our high-tech virtual realities and holograms are like kid’s toys for which the real world is the master class.” – Dr. Jude Currivan
Dr. Jude Currivan followed Dr. Dossey, and I felt a real tug at my heartstrings as she spoke. Her love for the world, her deep respect for Ervin Laszlo’s work, and her passionate regard for the wellbeing of humankind were powerful and palpable. She stated that “the time is now” for us both as a collective and individually, to act with empathy, respect, and regard for the earth, and all of its inhabitants.
Allan Leslie Combs then inspired me with a description of his experience while meditating. He shared that after about 45 minutes of doing a repetitive mantra meditation, he found himself dropping into a very powerful place within himself. He spoke of his experience with his own inner subjectivity, reminding us that few authors actually write about that subjectivity. His description of that place set off a desire within me to explore more mantra meditation in my daily practices.
Louis Kauffman then spoke, and soon after there was a screening of Find the Unity, a 20-minute preview to the new, soon-to-be released PBS documentary: Life of a Modern-Day Genius, Ervin Laszlo. The video was a wonderful tribute to his work, and a glimpse into his personal life, along with his revolutionary philosophies, theories, and insights.
“There is a modern-day myth that holds that the Hopi foresaw the rising of such a generation of Sourcerers who they supposedly dubbed the Rainbow Warriors. It is said that these will be peoples from all walks of life, called upon to usher in the transition of humanity to what in the Hopi cosmology is known as the Fifth World.” – Alexander Laszlo (Definition of Sourcerer: those who tap into, connect with, and are informed by the Source…known as Akasha)
Both of Dr. Laszlo’s sons Chris and Alexander then spoke. While they were both speaking and researching under the umbrella of the evolution of human consciousness, each had his own very unique perspective and insights. As Alexander shared, many of us have an opportunity to be “modern day Sourcerers,” catalysts and guides to usher humanity into the Fifth World. Being Conscious Community, it is perhaps our birthright, our duty, and our greatest soul’s commitment to be present on this earth at this time. I have recently made a point to focus on raising my energy. I have found that obsessing about politics, and fear-based media only serves to pull me away from “Source.” If I committed prior to coming to this earth to be a Rainbow Warrior in this lifetime, then I need to firmly plant my feet into Great Mother Earth, and fill and surround myself with the vision of our potential as earth-honoring peoples.
“Mind and matter co-evolve – intention underlying information.”
Dr. Laszlo ended the tribute by sharing his credo – what he believes to be the meaning of observations and experiences we have had in the world. Each segment in his credo spoke volumes about energy, consciousness, and evolution. Perhaps what struck me most in what he shared was his thirteenth and final credo: “The cosmos informs the mind, then mind informs the cosmos. It no longer ‘is,’ it ‘becomes.’ The new universe will be informed by a more potent, powerful intelligence.” If this is the case, then we can rest assured that we are evolutionary beings, by nature. This is deeply reassuring as we dry our wings of change, and prepare for our lengthy and sometimes turbulent flight into the future. Despite whatever we see, hear, feel, or experience in the present, our ultimate growth is inevitable.
Theresa Puskar, our All About Town contributor, is a writer, trainer, speaker, minister and inspirational audiobook producer. She is the author of The Terri Series – seven children’s books that focus on bullying, honoring diversity, celebrating creativity, non-judgment of emotions, finding alternatives to technology-based entertainment, discovering a non-judgmental God, and overcoming fears. She has also recorded a powerful experiential audio program, How to De-Clutter Your Mind and Live a Heart-Centered Life. To place an order or learn more about her ministry, you can visit her website: theresapuskar.com.