Barbara Marx Hubbard, who spoke on the morning of the second day of the 2012 Tipping Point conference, was a total trip: eighty years old and one of the most fully alive people I have ever encountered, though apparently she’s been diagnosed with some type of leukemia. She began with a self-deprecating laugh, saying, “When you’re a visionary from the future, it’s best not to die!” She then shared guidance she was given in 1966 that has informed her life and work. She was told, “Barbara, our story is a birth. Go tell the story, Barbara.” And so she has.
For Marx Hubbard, the entire story of Western civilization has been about progress through technological advances. She believes that story can no longer be sustained and that a new story is being born among us now. She sees the human species moving from biological procreation to co-creation, from sexuality and reproduction to supra-sexuality and self-evolution. She believes we are in the throes of a huge drive to self-reproduce: “to hold the Unknown Child in our arms and love the Unknown Child.” Homo Sapien Sapien is becoming the emergence of an entirely new species: Homo Luminous; Homo Divinous; Homo Progressivus.
According to Marx Hubbard, women and the feminine archetype are leading the way in this co-creative process. When women, especially post-menopausal women, wake up and become aware at the level of our deepest psyches, the energy that previously went into procreation becomes available for supra-sexual co-creation. We become attracted to our own creativity and fall in love with it. Over fifty and with no eggs, in the biological sense, we ARE the eggs. By saying “Yes” to the God Force, we are enlivened. Our bodies are infused with heightened consciousness. Consequently, we are not getting older; we’re getting newer. We are evolving, emerging, creating, rather than aging. We are regenerating ourselves at a cellular level, so rather than menopause, we’re talking about “regenopause.” This is more than just longevity. It’s actual mutation. When enough of us have accomplished this cellular regeneration, we create a critical mass, a resonant field, in which a new level of consciousness is stabilized.
Marx Hubbard characterized December 21, 2012, as our due date for a phase change on planet Earth. She said we need to remember to breathe because birth can be painful and difficult. Those of us who have eyes to see what’s going on must work toward the delivery of a new order of being. The nature of God is to create Godlings. We are currently toddler Godlings attempting to grow into more mature Godlings so that we can become co-creators with the divine. Earth is a tiny planet giving birth to a new species capable of being connected through the heart to the whole of life. In the new world, when something happens to one of us, it will happen to all of us instantaneously and we will all experience it fully through non-local, empathic connectivity.
In preparation, women and men must passionately unite in couples, teams, partnerships and groups, not simply to procreate but to co-create. Our creative potential can only be actualized by this joining together, which will not be easy, according to Marx Hubbard. All kinds of issues will come up to be addressed and healed. But, creativity cannot happen alone anymore, so we must follow our attractions in order to find the right chosen partners. We will need to be really bold, but if we are, she believes we will have the most amazing results.
In closing, Marx Hubbard shared a vision she had recently. In it, she became an astronaut. She felt the earth as a living system. She tumbled through the whole evolutionary spiral all the way up to the present, where she felt a pain so deep that everything stopped and empathy came flooding in, completely overwhelming all the outmoded structures. Suddenly, people began to hear and heed their inner voices. Innovations and breakthroughs began to occur spontaneously by the same power that coordinates cells and these innovations became functional capabilities in the new world.
Finally, Marx Hubbard advised that we start telling new stories about our lives based on imagining what we will be doing on December 22, 2012, which will be day one of the new world. “Start there and work backwards,” she said. “Hold it as real. Every aspect of your lives will be meaningful from that vantage point and you will understand the role you are meant to play in the birthing of the new world.”
There was only one element of Marx Hubbard’s presentation that I found wanting: her use of the term “co-creation” in place of the term “procreation.” The word co-creation just doesn’t do it for me, given the magnitude of what will be required of us over the course of the next couple of years. It lacks the necessary weightiness and reality of birth and the birthing process that the word procreation conveys, plus the word procreation already offers a sense of cooperation without having to add a prefix to it, since it takes two people to make a baby, not to mention an entire village to raise one properly.
So, I would like to suggest that instead of talking about co-creation, we talk about a spiritual/energetic dimension of procreation going forward. Birth is a very messy, organic, embodied process, but one that very often has a positive outcome. It seems that we, as a species, are at least a couple of centimeters dilated at this point and need all the help we can get to understand the process in which we are currently engaged and what it’s going to take to deliver an illumined new species into the world by our December 21, 2012, due date. I rest my case.
(To be continued…)