FMBR Editorial: Jan, 2011
FMBR at 30 and Beyond
I recently introduced my children, ages 9 and 11, to the world of Star Trek by way of the movie “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.” In this movie, the intrepid crew of the Enterprise travels back in time a couple of centuries to the barbaric times: 1986. Besides being delighted by the scenes which were filmed at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, I noticed that my children identified more easily with the world of the future as portrayed in the movie. The vision of what the world might look like in the 23rd century looked much more recognizable to them than the world of even 25 years ago. They cannot imagine living in a world without cell phones, ipods, the internet and the ability to connect almost instantly with any piece of information or any person, regardless of where that information or that person is physically located.
All of us have lived through a time of enormous change, individually and collectively. And there is mounting evidence that the pace of the changes we are living through today is actually increasing. A growing number of people, myself among them, believe that what we are experiencing is nothing short of the evolution of human consciousness to an entirely novel way of being in our lifetime.
In 1956, Carl Jung, wrote an essay titled The Undiscovered Self, in which he stated, prophetically:
A mood of universal destruction and renewal has set its mark on our age. This mood makes itself felt everywhere: politically, socially and philosophically. We are living in what the Greeks call The Kairos, the right moment for a metamorphosis of the gods, of our fundamental principles and symbols. This peculiarity of our time, which is certainly not of our conscious choosing, is the expression of the unconscious human within us who is changing. Coming generations will have to take account of this momentous transformation if humanity is not to destroy itself through the might of its own technology and science. So much is at stake and so much depends on the psychological constitution of the modern human being.
I was pondering all of this in the context of FMBR’s 30th anniversary, which we are celebrating with this season. FMBR was founded in 1980, for precisely the purpose of helping to facilitate “the momentous transformation” that humanity is undergoing.
It has undertaken to explore the psychological constitution of the human being and, help us tune our awareness to its role within the Universal Field. FMBR’s mission statement includes the following:
The Foundation accepts a cosmology in which there exists a space-less and time-less domain of unbounded potential (the “Absolute”) that constitutes the source of everything in the physical world. We believe that the Absolute can be known and studied....[and that] co-creation is an inherent property within Nature. This expansion in understanding of the Absolute will facilitate conscious co-creation. The Foundation believes that unconditional love constitutes the underlying “consciousness” field, the field of all fields. The hope is that through conscious co-creation the experience of this field on earth will be expanded and amplified. Thus, the ultimate objective of the Foundation’s work is to facilitate the betterment of the individual, the society, and the environment of planet earth.
FMBR is dedicated to the expansion and amplification of the field of consciousness through exploration, modeling, research, presentation and discussion. For well over a quarter of a century, it has provided a forum for thought-leaders and pioneers who are exploring the frontiers of science. Here they shared their ideas and their findings with a well-educated and open-minded audience. The Foundation has gone where mainstream science has feared to tread.
When FMBR was founded, Apple Computer was in its infancy and the Berlin Wall still stood. I doubt the founders could have imagined the world as it is today. Much of what was cutting edge 30 years ago has become part of the mainstream today, thanks to the efforts of many individuals and organizations, like FMBR. As the Foundation continues to work toward expanding our understanding of the Absolute, it continues to seek out the leading edge, exploring new frontiers which help to facilitate humanity’s conscious evolution.
We can barely imagine what the next 30 years hold for humanity and the Earth, but I am glad that we have the extraordinary organization and community that FMBR is, as we all, individually and collectively—and you knew this was coming—boldly go where no one has gone before.
Judy Kitt, President FMBR
Comments on this editorial are welcome.