WORDS FROM
OUR FOUNDER

“THERE’S A REVOLUTION COMING…”

WORDS FROM
OUR FOUNDER

“THERE’S A REVOLUTION COMING…”

WORDS FROM
OUR FOUNDER

“THERE’S A REVOLUTION COMING…”

I have noticed with increasing regularity that people are giving up on the idea of transformation. Most people don’t even believe it’s possible anymore…

For several years, I have given talks across the USA and have made my intentions very clear: I want to play a role in creating the conditions for the emergence of a new stage of human physiology, consciousness and culture.

That is why I am here — that is my purpose.

To most people I talk to, more often than not, the idea that a human being can rise to a new level of evolution—to become a New Human—is unbelievable and unacceptable. In most of our culture that I’ve encountered, a drive towards conscious evolution is viewed as elitist, and the belief that one can promote evolution in this lifetime is arrogant.

I’ve even been met with anger upon suggesting these revolutionary evolutionary notions.

But, I am staking my career on the belief that there are some who still believe—or at least will believe when shown the evidence—in radical evolutionary transformation in this lifetime.

You may need evidence for me to convince you that we, as a culture, do not believe in transformation. After all, there are currently 120,000 yoga teachers, 170,000 psychologists and 50,000 life coaches. That’s 340,000 people with transformational training. There must be something to it. Right?

LET’S LOOK AT YOGA

In 2016, the Yoga Journal performed a scientific study on “Yoga in America.”  The study found that 36 million people in America currently practice yoga. That number is projected to rise.

Yoga is a 2000-year-old path that is designed to radically transform consciousness in a single lifetime. However…

    LET’S LOOK
    AT YOGA

    In 2016, the Yoga Journal performed a scientific study on “Yoga in America.”  The study found that 36 million people in America currently practice yoga. That number is projected to rise.

    Yoga is a 2000-year-old path that is designed to radically transform consciousness in a single lifetime. However…

      TOP 5 REASONS FOR
      STARTING YOGA:

      Flexibility
      Stress Relief
      General Fitness
      Improve Overall Health
      Physical Fitness

      Students of yoga are not initially motivated to transform in this lifetime. But perhaps after the student has opened the door to yoga, become curious, and lit the fire, they now wish to transform their life. In order to understand this dynamic, the Yoga Journal also studied the top five motivations for continuing to practice yoga in America. Please compare the two lists…

      TOP 5 REASONS FOR
      CONTINUING YOGA:

      Flexibility
      Stress Relief
      General Fitness
      Improve Overall Health
      Physical Fitness

      The top five motivations for beginning yoga and for continuing yoga are the same for the majority of yoga students.

      WHY IS THIS OBSERVATION SO IMPORTANT?

      It signals a larger cultural phenomenon: Most of us don’t really believe transformation is possible.

      Yoga was a system originally created to hasten evolution, create transformation, lead to spiritual awakening and result in a radical new way to live.

      Why am I so concerned?

      If it’s not happening for 36 million Americans in thousands of yoga studios, I don’t believe it’s happening anywhere on a large scale.

      Are the marketers correct to assume that what people really want is simply to have their day-to-day problems solved?Maybe. But that will not satisfy their soul’s search for meaning, will it? Solving the problem of the day does very little towards expressing the evolutionary impulse of one’s authentic purpose.

      That is what is missing.

      You will not remain purposeful and fulfilled by simply having less stress and more flexibility. Is that what the pursuit of our full human potential has come to? I don’t believe the marketers. I am convinced—I KNOW—that there will be some who will understand. 

      Cynicism and apathy have infected so many minds. And yet cynicism and apathy are also symptoms of deeper pathology, just like stress, addiction, overwhelm, depression, anxiety and procrastination.

      There is something more at work here.

      Cynicism and apathy arrive when we refuse to be responsible for our own evolution. It arrives when we become afraid of knowing our own soul; afraid of the destabilizing force that knowledge could thrust upon us…

      …and so we pretend not to know. We feign ignorance. We delay our own divinity.

      There’s comfort in the feckless, apathetic, numb, flatland world that doesn’t believe in its own liberation. We won’t peer into the depths of our own destiny because we can’t endure the dissonance between our soul and how our life is really being lived.

      The life of quiet desperation sets in. Our idealism was replaced long ago with judgment and cynicism. You attempt to take refuge from your own authenticity by being a ‘good person.’ You’re concerned about social causes and you’re sensitive to injustices, but how much of this is a masquerade? How much of this ‘caring’ lets you convince yourself that you are doing your part? Do you really care about the solution?

      The single greatest lever to change the world is your own transformation. What the world needs now is liberated beings with hearts on fire.

      What if all of your problems have one primary solution? What if that one solution is nothing less than an evolutionary shift into untapped Higher Brain capacity, an awakening of consciousness, and a vertical elevation to a new life altitude that unlocks your purpose and sets your heart on fire to create a new world? What if that’s the only real solution to your challenges in health, stress, finances, relationships and depression?

      Look deeply. Is the problem really about your finances? Stress? Overwhelm? Pain?

      Perhaps it’s even worse…

      Maybe the symptoms are gone now.

      Did your discontent stop crying out long ago? Are you dying inside and you don’t even know it? Is it easy to pretend you’re not responsible to the evolutionary impulse? Have you put it to sleep for so long that even your quiet alone times don’t hurt anymore? Is this where you are? Did your numbing agents finally hide your soul deep enough so that you don’t have to pay attention? Do you even know who’s living your life now?

      I say this to no one in particular. It’s not personal. I say this to those willing to look deeper. I say this to the ones who are wondering if someday they will regret the life they have lived and the refusal to accept their own destiny.

      Am I really a threat to all you stand for? Or does the message merely put more fire in your soul’s crucible than you’re comfortable with?

      Be honest. What are you hiding from? Are you suppressing the Awakening?

      If you can’t hear me, I am not ready for you either. I know some of you are out there. 

      There is a huge swath of people (are you one of them?) out there in the yoga studios, in the mindfulness communities, in the unity churches… I am asking you to please believe in transformation, in liberation, in conscious evolution. I can show you the evidence. Can you believe in the ability of a significant minority to consciously evolve, enlighten their minds, create deep joy, and establish sacred communities and purpose? Can a significant minority redirect, through their own integrity, the dangerous drift that humanity is on? It has happened for humanity before…remember that bit of history when the renaissance emerged out of the dark ages?

      Why not again?

      I say this now to those who are stirring and maybe unknowingly trying to vertically exit their current stage of development. Perhaps you can hear me now, and are ready to go far beyond the dissonance you experience from the light in the soul that’s not being expressed. I say this to the ones that find it exhausting to spend all of their time critiquing the way things are instead of building new paradigms that render ‘the way things are’ obsolete.

      I say this not to convince anyone of what they need to do, because that is not my place. Everyone has a right to be who they are, and where they are. I just ask that you consider how the repression of your own evolution may be playing out in your life.

      I say this to myself as well. My integrity is at stake and I will do better. There is much more light in my soul, I know. I am going to say it, and believe it, and teach it, and create the conditions for it until the day I die.

      Don’t ask me to mitigate my message, and speak to, or teach to, or create for, the lowest common dominator—I will not. There is enough of that out there and it’s not working.

      There’s a revolution coming, and it goes through the brain first. The cultivation of an energy source as fuel for your brain, activation of Higher Brain structures, new wave patterns synchronized across hemispheres. Higher frontal brain structures exerting downward causation across the entire human body, opening the heart, promoting upgraded DNA expressions and the map and means for the New Human to rise in Self, Culture and Nature.

      We’re all invited to grow. Evolution never stops; it can be consciously accelerated. There will be a New Human rising even if that offends your post-modern sensibilities. I love you anyway, and always.

      Dr. Michael Cotton