TOPIC 4 What is the Universal Human?

A new path is before us, a new conception of what it means to be alive at this time. For this reason it is imperative that we live out our deepest identity as an inextricable part of the cosmic unfolding. A source of inexhaustible plenitude, that makes no distinctions between human and other forms of life. Yet, in this endeavor, I see us greatly impeded by our Western sense of self-as-identity; an inherently separate, exclusively boundaried, dis-embodied self. The Universal human represents a new individuation of human being and becoming. It does not separate mind from matter, or Nature from spirit, but roots human being and becoming back in the body of Earth, putting consciousness in its proper place, so as to reveal our

evolutionary journey from protozoa to speaking primates, to eventually an expression of the planet’s true magnificence.