ithin each of us reside the seeds of our highest and most sincere aspirations for a more positive future, one encompassing not only immediate family and community, but all humankind and beyond. Today it is abundantly clear that Americans, as well as all humanity, are at a major crossroads. Many are seeking answers and the ways and means for creating a world of consideration, authenticity, accountability, and connection on more intrinsic levels. The question is: Are we ready to step upon the path of an ascending spiral of conscious evolution based on the core spiritual values and beliefs of compassion, cooperation, and the interconnectedness of all life? We believe it to be possible and achievable.
A New America: An Awakened Future on Our Horizon is based partly upon an extensive, three-year formal research study and partly on intuitive insight and personal experience. The research, called In Our Own Words 2000, is of a quality seldom seen. It set out to explore the social and spiritual consciousness of Americans and to examine scientific evidence for a greater unity within our diversity. This landmark study, conducted by an accomplished, professional research team, reveals that within our vast diversity, there is greater consensus of accord than we may realize or find evident in mass culture at present.
One value derived from research of this caliber is that it provides a representative picture of society upon which very real strategies and actions can be based. The research shows the extent to which a diverse population has underlying it a strong sense of connection and goodness. It encompasses personal connection to one another, creation, nature, and with the cosmos and higher consciousness. It expresses a desire to help others, support nations helping nations, and to make a difference in the world. It relates to beliefs in the sacred interconnectedness of all life, a widely encompassing spirituality going beyond traditional religious practices, and belief in a global awakening of humankind to a higher consciousness.