Who are the people of The New Mainstream? What do they want? What do they know? What are the economic, social and political implications of this rapidly-rising tide?
I'll tell you why I had to write this. I've encountered a phenomenon that needs to be shouted from the rooftops. There's a burgeoning underground narrative going on and it's time for it to surface. In fact, it astounds me that marketers, business leaders and political strategists have remained unaware. It's huge.
After being interviewed on hundreds of radio and TV shows during the past three years and listening to at least double that number preparing, I had to ask myself -- was there a larger purpose to my experience on all these shows? What was I being shown by The Force? Nearly 300 interviews and 900 shows later, the realization isn't so startling. It may even seem obvious -- yet it needs to be said:
There's a New Mainstream out there.
You're probably part of it.
I call it "The Consciousness Crowd."
Millions of people the world over are part of The New Mainstream. It is defined neither by generation, by politico credo, nor by religious creed. The New Mainstream is defined by recognition that we are in a time of awakening to a new mindset, an expanded worldview and yes, a higher-level consciousness for humanity. The New Mainstream is defined by a cosmic pulse of awakening -- a new consciousness!
"Consciousness"? Not exactly a phrase that gets bandied about in cocktail conversation and in boardrooms. Or does it?
WHO ARE THE PEOPLE OF THE NEW MAINSTREAM
MYSTICS AMONG US
You don't have to know the properties of crystals or see aura colors to be part of The Consciousness Crowd. You don't have to be able to deliver a lecture on the principles of quantum physics. On my virtual media tour across cultures and countries I encountered show producers, hosts, guest and listeners who are scientists and physicians, entrepreneurs and executives, celebrities and politicians, teachers, students and homemakers, architects, artists, accountants and attorneys. All of them are talking about the leap to higher consciousness and how we get there. Yes, really. What The New Mainstream really means is you are waking up and you want the rest of the world to wake up, too.
WHAT THE NEW MAINSTREAM WANTS
"I WANT A NEW POINT OF VIEW"
I had to ask myself: Why are more and more people tuning in to these shows? What are they gaining from it? I realized what they really want: a new point of view.
The New Mainstream craves conscious conversations beyond political diatribes, fear-based marketing, glamorization of disease and drugs, religious hypocrisy, and limited either/or "silo" views posing as thinking. The New Mainstream desires a more profound, authentic connection to life, an acknowledgment of our literal interconnectedness, economic interdependence, and spiritual interrelatedness.
The New Mainstream wants politicians worthy of being leaders, voters who look at the person not the political party to determine the best leader, media who ask questions of substance that lead to sustainable solutions. The New Mainstream wants health practices grounded in advanced energy sciences, nutritiously cultivated food that tastes good, too, entertainment featuring characters who reflect the new consciousness, and education that teaches youth essential knowledge of the five natural faculties* of "quantum" mind.
The New Mainstream wants a different narrative where human rights don't require fighting for and a world economy is not dependent on the military industrial complex for it to thrive. They want an end to the hypocrisy of proclaiming values and virtues we aren't actually embodying and pretending that's okay. They want intelligent media that displaces horrific scenes looping on the "the murder and accident report" journalistically masquerading as the news. The New Mainstream wants more than finger pointing and seeks discussions not of who's to blame, but what's at the source -- of bigotry, terrorism, political animosities, corrupt leaders, income inequities -- so we can create real solutions.