Someone asked me the other day if I thought there is a collective awakening happening. My answer is both yes and no (you know I love the paradoxical nature of truth!). On the one hand, there is a very potent opportunity for transformation of consciousness at this current time on planet earth. The egoic paradigm has reached a tipping point, it can no longer sustain itself. Fear, panic, drama have intensified to the point that the human mind-body system is likely to deteriorate if it grabs onto this fear and drama and lives from the position-taking defended-ness of the ego's structure. And those worldly structures that are built on the ego's scaffolding - those structures built on greed and corruption and "power over" - will also inevitably come tumbling down (they already are). The system (whether it be the body-mind or the society) cannot thrive when we reach a tipping point of stress. We are at that threshold now, or coming close to it. So what does this mean?