Imagine yourself as a new Michelangelo, with the creative power to shape and reveal exactly who you want to be in life; to chisel away the hard edges and sharp corners that often hide or mute your more luminous universal nature. The art critics of his day said Michelangelo could “summon the living from stone". We can do the same.
Okay; it’s a little different. We’re physically not a block of marble. We do have a finer energetic or essence life that is developed and shaped by our choices; by the qualities, knowledge and deeper connections we decide are important to our life’s mission and purpose. It’s an inner assembly that in time reveals the “us” we have decided to become.
We may decide to fashion an inner assembly that also can become a platform, a welcoming home, for the new evolutionary energy now emerging throughout the human experience. An assembly transformed by the greater human possibility being liberated with the activation of Homo Universalis, the universal human.
In this conversation, Aviv Shahar is joined by a group of international Portals friends from Australia and New Zealand to explore the meaning and potential of the human assembly quest. Among their insights:
- The prospect is to fashion the human assembly on behalf of being ourselves, dissolving the personal to become the archetypal human that we are, inspiring human possibility in people around us.
- We can represent in the small pragmatic moments of everyday life the assembly and character formation created from choices and decisions we make as a human, in the complexities of modern life.
- Fashioning the character to engage with the day-to-day machinations of this post-modern world requires the intensity equal to the development of the high lamas in ancient religious traditions.
- “Be the change you want to see in the world". We build what we want to embody, and that causes a change from the bottom up and the inside out, rather than waiting for somebody to legislate change.
- Bridging the gap between the internal and external life is like the old saying, a definition of happiness is when what you think, what you feel, and what you do are in harmony.
This conversation is part of the continuing Portals discovery into what is emerging on the frontiers of human experience in this time of profound change. Information about upcoming special events can be found on the Events page. Also visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel.
Consider the prospect of human development in the context of the crises we see everywhere on so many different levels. We're not going to be able to solve the big problems on the planet if we can't as human beings operate at a higher level of maturation. One dimension of maturing is being prepared to assemble ourselves as a cosmology of capabilities, capacities and qualities.