When a mystic has a vision, or a shaman has a vision, or an artist has a vision, they all have in common that they have opened the windows of perception within their own being and within their brain. These transcendant experiences were for the few in times past, comparatively speaking.That is no longer the case.
How long have we known that we only use a small percentage of our brain's capacity. How long have we, the general populace, been shut down to seeing as a mystic, a shaman and an artist sees. How many people have been considered to be mentally ill because they opened their windows of perception and were able to see the worlds within worlds that we live in all the time. The answer is - what certainly feels like a very long time.
Not everyone wants to stray far outside the parameters of the familiar but I think that is about to change in a big way. Keeping ourselves small to stay safe and be comfortable is no longer working. There is a wave of creativity birthing that I think is directly coming from the windows of perception being thrown open for masses of people. This ability to see so much more than our singular reality can happen while awake, while sleeping, while meditating, while laughing, while being absorbed in something you love doing, while making love, while grieving, while traveling in the wild, while journeying with a shaman, while being suddenly stunned by the sound of a bird song. Any doorway will do.
The likelihood of transcendant experiences that show us whole new ways of seeing and being is very very strong at this time in our evolutionary spiral. No one is exempt from having these experiences now. It is no longer reserved for the special few. Finally, we humans, or at least a healthy number of us, are ready to mature into far more of our brain's capacity to be an instrument to show us how big the adventures of our spirit can be.
I think there is a price of admission for this to happen, and it very much involves having an open heart or at least the interest in having an open heart. There again, massive open heart 'surgery' is happening on this planet all over the place now with the recent killings at Newtown being an example of how hearts can be transformed through compassion on a worldwide scale.
I have a very deep suspicion, and if I am right, it cannot happen a minute too soon. I think money as a god is going to be replaced by art. When I say art, I am not restricting it to any one expression. Anything is art that is the result of creative expression. I do not know how this transition will occur, but I sense it is already beginning. Open windows of perception on the parts of exponentially exploding numbers of people will show us how to shift our cultural centerpoles and allow the money god to finally loosen its grip. I have my own peeks into some of the other worlds, and I see enough to allow me to go out on this limb and share my suspicion.
With any luck at all, a bird will land on this limb I have gone out on and sing a glorious song to the sun in celebration of so much awakening as is happening on this planet, if you know where to look.