All we folks in the continental US, save some Alaskans, have slipped thru time, out of solar time and into empire time, and crossed over the great unseen border – into 2014ce.ye! That sound you hear – BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMM! – is the sound of transformation, billions of minds stepping one year deeper into the 21st century.

And after that boooom, a pause of bated breath. 50,000 new humans were born on this planet already “today”. In ten years there will be a billion more new humans on the surface of our planet. We humans have never been in this place, this is not the gentle if relentless and impossibly long and ancient samsara of eternal return, this is something new.

We are approaching the time of “put up, or shut up”. We can’t guess what approximate exponential growth will bring, no big-brained animal has faced this before, on this planet. The gates of mystery are in sight, in our lifetimes, and many if not most of us will be here to first approach them, then – step thru.

This Mystery Gate
….. is what I think the Enlightenment.Com project is about; for myself, at least. It is about “making wisdom”[1] for the future, growing wisdom, sharing wisdom, demonstrating wisdom.
That is why it Is/Should/Will be-being rebooted now, at the beginning of the second decade of Cen21, the twenty-first century of our local calendar. Now is the time, after 50 years of American and European 2nd-wave studying of the Great Eastern Story, and it’s promises, to ask the next level of questions, and to start the next level of experiments.
[1] By this word “wisdom” I mean many things at once, not the simpler definitions of wisdom from our past, but a new level of wisdom, unfolded wisdom, “complex-system wisdom” that assembles knowledge, intelligence, love, and whole-health of body.brains.minds into an integration that act with power, or be at peace, with equal ease and grace.

(BTW, EnCom is a LARGE vessel, it is designed to support many projects, many tribes, with plenty of virtual space and tools and ‘google juice’ for anyone who wants it. This is Open Source Enlightenment and Enhancement, this system has the elasticity and intelligence and sense of humor to make a place for all interests and all explorers, and, frankly, we need every worker we can get. )

And, as I finish this, I think Hawaii just entered 2014, center of the shadowed side of the wave of bio-time, horizon time, sunlight time.

I wish you all wisdom, love, intelligence, and a whole-hale body.brains.minds. I wish us all grace – loving kindness, compassion for all, sympathetic joy, and equinamity.

The Four Abodes ideas and models, found in close to all of the vedic storyline schools of yogic and bodhic training systems, are considered characteristic emotional stable-states of advanced practice. Unsurprisingly, they also "ring" with common sense.

The Four Abodes ideas and models, found in close to all of the vedic storyline schools of yogic and bodhic training systems, are considered characteristic emotional stable-states of advanced practice. Unsurprisingly, they also “ring” with common sense.

And – I wish us all – Good Luck!

 

 

(Wishing for good luck is ethically acceptable, from my sometimes odd point of view. Many other operative wishes cross over the fuzzy border into diminishing freedom for other and self, but, a wish for good luck does not inherently require a zero-sum-game, and thus preseves the “dharma”, in that words sense of  “that which is”.)