Perhaps you are accustomed to being untroubled by the greater problems of the world. Perhaps you have insulated yourself sufficiently where they seem to be distant, where they do not seem to be a problem for you. They seem to be someone else’s problem, a problem in another country, a problem that other people have to face and deal with.
But such insulation now is over. It is not possible that you will not be greatly impacted by the Great Waves of change. It is not possible that they will not change your circumstances, perhaps even dramatically.
In essence, you cannot change what is coming now, but you can prepare for it. You can adapt to it. You can use it to contribute to the well-being of people, for this indeed is why you have come to the world. At a greater level, beyond your thoughts and beliefs, is the truth that you have come into the world for a mission, that you are here for a purpose and that God has sent you into the world to serve the world, under the very circumstances that are approaching you now.
Therefore, while in your mind you may respond with great fear or trepidation, with anger and indignation—you may be immensely confused and perplexed; you may feel helpless and impotent in the face of such great challenges—but deeper within you, at the level of Knowledge, this indeed is your time.
This is the time when the great calling will sound for you. This is the time when your greater gifts will come forward, for you yourself cannot bring them forward. They must be called out of you. And the calling must come from the world, for you cannot call yourself if the calling is to be genuine. You cannot initiate yourself into a greater life. For the calling must come from beyond you—calling your gifts out of you, calling you into a greater state of mind and awareness and into a greater position of responsibility.
Passage from The Great Waves of Change, Chapter 1.