Rob de Laet
2 min readSep 27, 2023

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THE METAMORPHOSIS IS EMERGING AND WE ARE IT.

“When a complex system is far from equilibrium, small islands of coherence in a sea of chaos have the capacity to shift the entire system to a higher order.” Ilya Prigogine, Nobel Laureate

The planet, the biosphere, nature, the climate, our societies, our politics, our minds are all experiencing a vortex of spiraling chaos. This is a dangerous time, because fear can trigger conflict and a downward spiral much worse than what we have seen in the previous two World Wars. Our current understanding of life is no longer valid. Our thinking has damaged the planet’s life support systems, leading to climate change, biodiversity collapse, water and food crises, mass migration, mayhem and complete collapse unless we embrace a new paradigm of thinking.
Key to understanding all these changes is to accept the RADICAL INTERCONNECTEDNESS OF ALL PHENOMENA and that all these changes are driven by consciousness. Disruption at one level ripple across others. If doom thinking gets the upper hand, we doom our future. If we focus on a more beautiful world, it will arise. Without realizing it, written language is being sidelined by a much more powerful language of images, constant stream of images and videos building our perception of reality. The art of getting through the current vortex without triggering global collapse of our societies is to understand Prigogine’s words: small islands of coherence can act decisively to shift the entire system to a higher order. The next decades are going so see the collapse of all known human structures, such as states and government bureaucracies, the concepts of money and wealth, the way science is organized, the need to own and defend stuff. If we allow the new collective consciousness to emerge, we can create that beautiful world our hearts know is possible. Once we reconnect to the larger intelligence that is nature, our actions, digitally organized and with complexity simplified through artificial intelligence, will make the huge shifts possible, needed to revive our planet and make her beautiful again. Action with pure intention operating from trust in the capacity of life to transform itself rapidly, will give birth to this new society. We can create a world of simple abundance for all on our planet, blessed with the beautiful company of our fellow species, dancing daily in the sunlight, producing delightful sparkling water, life giving oxygen and delicious food, not because they have to but because giving creates abundance and happiness. Life, that endless journeys that made us from algae and bacteria into mouse-like animals, apes and now this silly species that loves adventure and fly planes and wants to conquer the universe, now needs to listen for a moment to the universe to see how we get to the next level of evolution. I am so grateful for this amazing journey!

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Rob de Laet

Will we make the transition towards a sustainable human culture and society or will we choose chaos? It is up to us to make the Great Turning. Let’s Go!