In past blog posts I state how The Return Hypothesis has emerged over an extended period of time. The hypothesis has its roots in decades of tribal immersion, ancient wisdom, and the newer sciences of psychology and eco-field physics. On a recent Wisdom Community Call, I stated the hypothesis as clearly as I could in virtual short-hand, and several participants asked that I do the same in a written statement. Aiming at straight-forward language, here is my first go at it.
THE RETURN HYPOTHESIS: 1.0
The Estrangement: We humans are fouling our nest within Earth at an alarming rate and have reached a tipping point of destruction. Our destructive thinking and behavior stems from mainline civilization’s practice of viewing humans both as the apex of evolution and center of the known universe. The tragic result of civilization’s trajectory is human estrangement from the cycle of life through excessive, rational abstraction and transcendence that mostly views humans as here and everything else over there. Separated from intrinsic relationship and eco-field community, humans dominate and destroy.
The Return: Spirit—through evolution and other means—calls humans to return to the circle of life(a matrix of eco-fields and cosmo-fields) as participants, not dominants.
- As humans return, self-realization becomes a reconnection of shriveled human individuals with the wider system of eco-fields. There is no “individual self” apart from the circle.
- As humans return, we remember a mother tongue spoken by all aspects within the web of fields.
- As humans return, intimate and aware relationships with other humans and more-than-humans flourish through both the seen and unseen dimensions. In the process an underlying intelligence and wisdom can then emerge offering a fresh trajectory and coherence out of our current chaos.
FURTHER QUESTIONS AND ELABORATIONS:
This hypothesis or proposal is wide-open to your refinements. Questions remain for me even as I write; here are a few:
What would the proposal look and sound like in a tribal language closer to the mother tongue indigenous to eco-fields?
What would the hypothesis sound like state in the language of the newer sciences?
How does the proposal redefine modern psychology?
How does the proposal redefine the environmental movement?
How does the proposal challenge the world’s religions, as well as Greek philosophy?
What are examples in your world that support or detract from the hypothesis?
What does a new ethic look like, given the hypothesis?
Let’s work on this together. I look forward to your replies and comments.