I am just writing an article for my german magazine that turned out to be relevat for openhand too - so here is a short version:
If we see the outer life as a mirror of consciousness, this holds true for the humanity as a whole as much as it does for each individual.
In this context especially global events and human technology seem to be good indicators for movements in consciousness. My theory is: Any technological breakthrough mirrors that a significant number of humans holds a certain consciousness. Meaning that we can see the evolution of human consciousness mirrored in the technology humanity is bringing forward.
An example used here on Openhand is the sinking of the titanic. Though dramatic in reality, the symbolic layer of it really reveals a kind of humor. Here we have the "unsinkable" manifestation of Industrialism, a symbol for human megalomania and the way we put ourselves above Gaia, a symbol for the whole path humanity had chosen at that point in time. This approach to live is meant to carry humanity across the ocean of time - but unfortunately hits the wall. Sorry folks, but the unsinkable ship sinks. The biggest irony: There was well enough time to rescue everyone, but we didn't take rescue boats with us - why should we, on an unsinkable ship? The message is not difficult to understand...
In the whole 20th century we observe a rapid ability of humanity to travel. We see the emergence of cars, airplanes and finally Space shuttles. The radius of movement gets ever wider, so does perception and movement with thoughts.
In the 60ies humanity finally reaches completely new territory: space. In '61 we see the first man in space, in '69 the first human to step on the moon. Humanity has radically broadened its horizon, has come to completely new perspectives. The first pictures of earth from space offer a new view on Gaia that makes the idea of borders ridiculous to all those who really let it in their hearts. Little known is that some astronauts actually had huge shifts in consciousness while being in space. (see Edgar Mitchell)
If we look at what happens in human consciousness at the same time, we might observe a youth movement that explores the inner space simultaneously: Through music, dance, Sex and drugs, but also with a massive rediscovery of Asian meditation and energy work. The Shift of ages, the age of Aquarius is for the fist time hitting global consciousness. The hippie movement, whatever we might think of it, has indeed caused a huge opening in society - just as with the astronauts in space, a new perspective on life and humanity sneaked into mainstream consciousness.
And the year 1969 marks the birth of a new technology that is even more interesting:
The internet was developed as a military project in 1996. With the harmonic convergence in 1987 another huge opening in human consciousness happened. We see the fall of the Berlin Wall, the downfall of the Soviet Empire and in the same year 1989 the www is born.
It goes public in 1993.
I personally cannot think of any technology that could mirror the shift i consciousness in a stronger way. Not only does the structure of the internet resemble a human brain more and more, it brings a whole vocabulary with it that is deeply symbolic.
Everything is connected, we can meet in hyper space, the collective human consciousness actually builds a central nervous system. Humanity becomes a global community.
I highly recommend Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee s article on the subject:
"The Internet, as a living symbol of global oneness, offers us a direct connection to an awareness of divine oneness. But because we have lost touch with the symbolic dimension of life, we do not fully recognize this potential of the Internet: as a dynamic expression of a new consciousness of oneness that has within it access to energies and means that can unify our divisive world."
The next technology I find to be highly symbolic is 3D-Entertainment. Why? Because it actually means that we open our perception to another dimension and totally reframe our reality.
If you have a close look you will realize, that actually all our media is 2D - think books, screens, images, even our music reproduction. That of course has huge impact on the way we perceive, thing and view the world. We are actually locked in a totally wrong vision of reality - even concerning 3D. Just to give two of many possible examples:
Currently most people belive our solar system to look like this:
In reality it looks like this, it is a Spiral, traveling through space:
The wrong perception comes with the projection of a 3D reality into a 2D reproduction.
Or this symbol
Really means this, which is both the basic structure of space time as also believed to be the structure of our light bodies.
So I indeed think that the step to 3D will have a huge impact on human consciousness, for the first time we can show things as they really are.
And it is a symbol for a movement of consciousnessinto the 5th dimension.
Now another interesting thing to notice is the first film that ever hit the whole world in 3D: Avatar. Of all films! Alone the title. But also if you look at the message, it is just stunning.
Yes, it has crappy dialogues and we don't really need all the shooting, but: In regards to openhand it might me well worth seeing it twice as it is really a channeled symbol of the the 5 Gateways! We can see Awakening, Realignment and Transfiguration without much need for interpretation, with the last two gateways there isn't even interpretation needed. The big dragon is called "the last shadow" and in the end we have a full blown resurrection.
So the universe again proves its sense for humor: How to sneak a big message into global consiousness. Like with "Matrix" previously.
Look into the future
The Trends Research Institute which analyzes Global Trends for financial Investors has made a stunning prediction for 2011: The emergence of Vacuum Field Energy Technology. This means the limitless extraction of energy directly from space, total energy abundance, without the need to burn anything. Rumors about this technology go around since the 80ies, but if we keep the above said in mind it is clear why it isn't here yet:
Every technology mirrors humanities consciousness. A technology of abundance is simply not possible in a consciousness of scarcity. Once a significant fraction of humanity finds this abundance inside, Vacuum energy will be here. Will we make it in 2011? We'll see.
If I look into the future I see a huge shift for human technology.
All our technology today is based on expansion, explosion, burning, separation.
The technology of the future will be all about vortexes, integration, implosion, synergy,
I see us having a new mathematics and a much deeper understanding of geometry and sound.
More examples of how technology mirrors human evolution?