Tim Bryant, Guest
Waking Times

Browsing through history, it’s very clear that the world has undergone many monumental shifts in society that have uprooted it’s very foundation in place of new seed.

A paradigm shift is a fundamental change in approach or underlining assumptions. For example, when Pythagoras proposed that the Earth was round instead of flat, the foundation of science and people’s understanding of the world was completely changed. Similarly, when the Industrial Revolution took place there was a complete shift in manufacturing, lifestyle, and economics.

A paradigm shift can literally shake a society to its core, taking it off its current path and putting it on a brand new one. Though it might appear the opposite in the corporate controlled mainstream news, it appears that the entire world is in the very early stages of a paradigm shift. These shifts take place in many of the worlds most basic elements and redefine how life functions.

Here are 8 signs the world is undergoing a paradigm shift:

1. The Power of the Internet and the Age of Information

The Internet is arguably the greatest invention in the history of man. Never in our known history has man had access to such a broad range of diverse information from all over the world at the tips of his fingers. Many forget that the Internet has only really been commercialized in the west since the early 1990’s and its spread across the world hasn’t even come close to peaking yet. The Internet is undoubtedly giving rise to the Age of Information as people become more awake to what’s really going on in the world.

A multitude of information is now accessible if one knows where to look. People can now learn new skills or hear different versions of the truth in mere minutes. The Internet is not only giving rise to an open access of information, but communication is almost instantaneous all over the world. It is paramount that the Internet remain an open decentralized system in which everyone can freely add and operate if this paradigm shift is to continue. It feeds almost all other shifts.

2. The Ascent Of the Independent Non-Corporate Online Media

Thanks solely to the Internet, the rise in independent journalism has taken off. Alternative media has become an increasingly popular choice for those wishing to stay truly informed, especially younger generations. People are continually switching off cable news (cable TV all together), and instead resorting to online sources. While mainstream news is still the number one source of current world events for the masses, the tide is slowly changing as people are awakening to the fact that corporate sponsored media is mostly propaganda and half-truths.

War is becoming much harder to justify as independent journalists have shined the light on what the powers that be never wanted anyone to see. A prime example is the conflict in Syria in which the establishment, despite the lack of popular support, so desperately wanted to start a war that when the rebels they were funding used chemical weapons, it was then blamed on the Assad government to protect their investment and design. Thanks to independent journalists, a war has so far been averted since it was revealed that the U.S. was in bed with the rebel groups and it was the rebels who used the chemical weapons. This new faction of journalism will give peace a legitimate chance as all dirty laundry is now being aired and corrupt alliances exposed. This in turn has allowed many people to deprogram from the countless media they have taken in over the years and see the world through a clearer lens in which the truth is more evident.

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3. A Global Monetary Reshuffling

Though it will never be broadcast on mainstream news, the real threat of a U.S. dollar collapse as the world reserve currency is very real. The paradigm of central bank controlled economies that can issue credit and zero percent interest rates through nearly unlimited printing of money backed by nothing is an illusion that is beginning to break down. It’s not just the U.S. dollar that’s under threat, but many other central currencies such as the Euro and Yen. Massive equity bubbles are being blown up by this cheap credit along with massive debt that will be nearly impossible to pay back with the current economies in which only the very elite benefit.

Many countries are waking up to the fact that, like all other bubbles, these bubbles will burst and they are beginning to break away from the dollar. Examples include the buildup of a new central bank in the emerging economy of the BRICS group, the countless countries passing trade agreements in which bypassing the U.S. dollar (including agreements in oil), and the persistent selling of treasury stocks by the Chinese government who quite often are the last resort buyer of U.S. debt. Not only has there been a shift in the pecking order of fiat paper currencies, but decentralized crypto-currencies like Bitcoin are threatening the very system of fiat money and the centralized control a select few elite have on that system through central banks. This would shift power worldwide.

4. The Rise of the Peer-to-Peer Economy

A Peer-to-Peer (P20) Economy is a de-centralized model whereby two individuals interact to buy or sell goods and services directly with each other, without intermediation by a third-party, or without the use of a company or business. We see this being used by companies like Air BnB, Uber, Craigslist, Sidecar, and Dogvacay among others. Often referred to as a sharing economy, there is no centralized control of power, allowing people to more directly profit from their goods/services rather than pay unnecessary middlemen along the way.

This is a trend that is sure to grow as technology makes it easier for people to make it on their own and allows for people to own their means of production and finished goods, instead of just being paid in the production process. The peer-to-peer economy is also possible through the abundance of goods already out there, allowing for goods to be shared and recycled rather than thrown away and reproduced. Not only is the peer-to-peer economy growing, but many young people are ditching the career 9-5 jobs and branching off into independent careers or job hopping. The top down business model in economics has now found a legitimate system in which a decentralized bottom up approach gives the power back to the people.

5. The Shift Towards Renewable Energy

The shift towards renewable energy is a forgone conclusion as renewable energy is the way of the future. In fact, the shift looks to be happening faster than people realize. According to the Global Energy Initiative, “Numerous scenarios projected levels of renewable energy for 2020 that already were surpassed by 2010.”  The IEA states that, “In 2012, the world relied on renewable sources for around 13.2% of its total primary energy supply, and in 2013 renewables accounted for almost 22% of global electricity generation.”

With increased technological capabilities along with ever-growing concern over the state of the environment, the world is beginning to not only shift towards renewables, but the power over energy supplies and grids is decentralizing. For example, home solar panels or the new Tesla Powerwall, would enable people to access their own energy directly from the sun without going through middlemen. Another example is a local city like Burlington, VT being the first city in the U.S. to use 100% renewable energy; even whole countries like Paraguay, Iceland and Norway being 100% renewable. Cheap localized energy is on the horizon along with the very real possibility Nikola Teslaonce envisioned, which is a world of free energy.

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6. A Return to Organic Food

The reemergence of organic food is not only on the rise, but the use of farmers markets and locally grown food is on the rise as well. According to the Non GMO project, “In more than 60 countries around the world, including Australia, Japan, and all of the countries in the European Union, there are significant restrictions or outright bans on the production and sale of GMOs.” The rise is so strong that according to the Organic Trade Association, “Supply shortages [of organics] are one of the greatest challenges facing the industry today. Despite continued growth in production, handlers are not able to keep up with demand.”

Thanks in large part to the Internet and non-corporate sponsored research, people are beginning to understand the importance behind knowing exactly what’s in the food one consumes and how it directly correlates to health. This has put mounting pressure on food businesses to adapt. The signs are already evident as Chipotle sees their profits increase while operating completely Non-GMO, while sales giants such as McDonalds see profits continue to decrease amidst health concerns over their food. Many are beginning to truly care what goes into their body and the rise of localized non-organic food in this country is a direct result of this health-conscious shift.

7. The Understanding Of a World of Abundance

As Gandhi famously said, “The world has enough for every man’s needs, but not for every man’s greed.” People are finally awaking to the fact that there is enough to go around, just not with the current systems in place. No one is saying there is enough for everyone to live at current western consumption rates, however with adoption of renewable energy, new forms of decentralized government and economics, and the increase in the usage of technological capabilities, there is more than enough for everyone in the world to live happily. For example, the world produces enough food for 10 billion people, yet many go starving as a result of faulty systems of distribution. Another example is water; there is more than enough water on the planet, but it’s the economic systems that get in the way of technology.

The notion of scarcity has long haunted the systems of government and economics, but now a new paradigm of abundance is beginning to take root in the minds of people. The Venus project is a prime example of an alternative resource based economy in which sustainability and resource supply are taken into account. A world of abundance with zero emission is no longer just a pipe dream, but could very well become a reality as people think in terms of abundance.

8. The Global Consciousness Shift

Finally a consciousness shift is underway in which people are starting to see themselves as more than just individual people operating in an isolated bubble, but instead as a connected piece in the collective consciousness of planet Earth. The Internet, along with the increased capacity for travel, has allowed people from all over the world to connect. So many parts of the global society have become interconnected and people are beginning to take notice of not only their own country, but countries abroad.

Many are beginning to realize that one group of people suffering means everyone is suffering. This interconnection to everything has given rise to practices such as meditation, yoga, and travel, as well as the continued global acceptance towards mind altering organic substances like marijuana andmushrooms. People are beginning to emotionally connect to life all over the world and not just their immediate home and surroundings. This new reality is showing people that there is more to life than money, as connection to all living things is equally, if not more, valuable.

As one can see, the world is very much in the early stages of a shift in consciousness and design. These shifts are leading to a growing decentralization movement in which the power controls of society are taken from the few and given to the many. Obviously, there is a very strong force at play that is fighting against this paradigm shift. This force is fighting for centralization of power in almost all facets of life. There can be no doubt of the presence of this resistance when one examines the ever-increasing wealth and power gap that is out of control in this country.

The actions taken by these elite organizations are getting more radical and desperate by the day. With all that being said, the global paradigm shift has one advantage that I believe will be the game changer, and that’s the will of the people. This is not just the people of a a single country, but internationally, as united global movements such as Occupy Wall street, the Arab Spring, and March Against Monsantoare happening simultaneously all over the world around central causes. So wake-up and participate, for we are in the early stages of a revolutionary paradigm shift in the consciousness of the masses that can truly change society for the better.


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  1. I just read the article again and all the comments… nice to find some kindred souls! I live in an aware agricultural area, surrounded by happy cows grazing on violently green grass, goats and lambs frolicking in fields of clover… but it seems the younger generations are giving up a lot of American “ways” for yoga and meditations and mantras and whatnot. So we still do not get real with each other in our NOW moments because we’re always turning inward, plumbing the depths trying to find out what’s real for us and picking the fly specks out of the pepper! I believe that’s one reason the younger ones are rioting in the streets… there is no “there” there for these ones and they are most certainly deluded by msm and encouraged by sociopaths to burn, baby, burn! Rioting in the streets is very NOW, now, and really rioting is probably the only outlet for their feelings… nobody cares enough to take the time to listen to others openly express what’s on their minds ~ too busy fussing about what is “wrong” or what is “happening” to them, missing the whole point of BEing “here.” Hmmm…..
    Thanks for this thought-provoking article and discussion.
    Rev. Allorrah Be, CAHt.
    Mobile Minister
    Circles of Light Ministries

  2. Yes, you’re quite right, Edward. The experiences I encountered lately, showed me for the first time how I feel when my companion’s face is turned away. I could stay with it and allow it without pushing it away.
    I can connect this to my 9-headed dragon, looking it into the eyes. I guess I’m growing up, after having a good look at my reactions and expectations.

    All this is also part of the transition, of leaving a network of kindred spirits in Holland, which is in general more awake and aware, to a new life in the UK, finding a very different attitude and sleeping souls in those who live on the British countryside.

    I can only be the wayshower that I’m told to be, in essence. After talking to myself, in a way, by sharing my thoughts and feelings here, this helped me greatly. I’m grateful for being part of this community, for also that’s a valuable thing to do. Sharing, I’m not shy and silent in that sort of thing 🙂

    Thanks a bunch for the nudges and sharing of your inner library and freedom fight!

  3. Hi Marion
    I can very much relate to your thoughts on the ‘silence’ !
    I became aware of much of the corruption in 1991 and that the Golden Age was coming in 2000. Little did I/we know that it would take another 16 years for “less sikence”. That bothers me too, Marion. You know, in 1991, I desired to teach my friend (friend since age 5) of the truth of our world and she put her hand up in air and said “STOP”. She’s since told me twice in past 25 years to please don’t talk to her about “those” issues. It’s amazing how so many people turn their heads or change the subject. It took me 15 of those 25 years to say to myself – “all I can do is plant seeds… some will sprout and others will be duds, but there will come a time those people will remember that conversation I tried to start and they’ll “sprout” when they are ready. Really, it’s the msm that did a pretty dam good job of shutting society down but it’s going to be our turn in the near future – the Truth Pioneers! 🙂 And I know I just did the best I could do and I’m proud of that! You will be, too!

    • You are doing the right thing by not pushing but just “showing the way”. This is one of the main reasons why Prepare For Change exists; do not mind those who do not want to know what you have to say but concentrate on those who show genuine interest.

  4. Even if I had any savings to turn into sustainable value like gold or silver, I can’t eat metals, I’d rather create a safe haven in the home with a woodfire,sufficient storage of cans and dried edible plants, grains, beans and water supply. I’m sure, living in the countryside, in nature, close to wells and streams on Dartmoor, is the best choice I could make last year, leaving the very densely populated country of Holland. Since 2004 I’ve felt the strong urge to move to the S.West of UK, so much more home to me.

    On the first of December I will live in an old home, built of cob, with a thatched roof and the first woodstove in my;living room ever. I shall be very pleased with myself and happily strike a match, lighting the first fire for myself!

  5. Great article. We might enter a full on economic depression before the Event so stock up on gold, silver, and bitcoin.

  6. Thank you for this article, it’s well written and no new age vibes is present in it. I’ve shared it with some people I know that are aware of the change but still walk around as if everything is done to them, by the powers that be. It’s an excellent nudge for those waking up, to awaken more to what’s going on in our world, in our reality. It’s factual, clear and non-rejectable, offered with a compassionate heart.

    • Ha, I’m replying to myself here. With non-rejectable I mean that for its factuality, there’s no easy way to reject it as false or fantastic nonsense. If you read it with an open mind and interest to know, that is.
      Those that are in denial, shaking their heads about it in need of a big comfort chair, can and will reject it no doubt. I’m having a hard time, with friends who are in that state of mind, closed to what’s happening on our planet. Specially English friends who live in their own small world, in the countryside.
      They’re friendly and helpful, funny and quirky, we join in activities and volunteering, also walks in nature.

      At times, I find myself getting angry at them, for as soon as a subject is touched that is slightly discomforting, or unknown, they close down like a shell, looking away. Or they quickly change the subject. I can’t deal with ignorance of what I share with them in that way easily, At such moments I meet a little girl in me that wants to stamp her foot and shout “Why don’t you say something about your views and thoughts about it?” Silencing a subject is deadly, to me. It’s done so much in my childhood. There’s quite a lot of anger in me, for having had such a restricted upbringing as a minister’s daughter.
      We, 9 children, longed to discuss matters when it mattered,our parents forced us to shut up.

      Of course, I’m digesting this frustration and emotional turmoil in silence within, but it does leave me feeling hurt, in those moments when the conversation is ignored. I’m finding my way through it, my longing to find kindred spirits strengthens more and more. I’m working on it 🙂

      • Dear Marian, do not pay attention to what others say about your beliefs, let them be and just remember that we are moving through various veils of learning and growth – each from the higher plane given to assist the ones in less understanding and those higher than we, give unto us – THIS IS THE PATH BACK UNTO ONENESS WITH GOD – WITHIN THE WONDROUS CREATION, I Salut your courage to continue your journey in this difficult but straight path!

          • After feeling acknowledged, which I needed right now, I realise that it’s not my anxiety about other people’s view or opinion, it’s the not sharing of it, the silenceing of it, the pushing of it to the side, that is very painful to me. We know each other through our words and actions combined. If something is present inside that is blocking communication, I don’t expect that person to go through a crash course in self-knowledge with me, but I expect that person to convey that condition, that experience of being blocked. That’s what is true in that moment. No need to do anything about it, just be with it.

            For it’s in the openness of communication that we can learn about each other’s nature and experience it, through the words we share. I mean, if someone doesn’t feel like answering, sharing or commenting, that’s in itself something that can be expressed. Potentially, of course and only from my point of view.

            I know very well that it’s here where my unrealistic expectation is present, of that person being capable of doing so. I can feel myself going gutwrenching furious if that’s not the case, when the subject is very important to me and the other person turns his head away, or changes the subject forcefully.

            It’s not about a fixed state, demanding to receive what I expect as an answer or view, it’s sharing one’s feeling or thoughts in the moment, in which they arise, no matter what. Agreement or disagreement, in an angry response or a cynical remark, or a denial of my truth. That’s not where the pain resides.

            When our views and thoughts are communicated we know where we stand and that’s the only thing that matters to me. And not if our views and thoughts are the same, on a subject or experience. To me, it’s about respecting another person’s presence by being in clarity and transparency, in openness and acceptance of difference or sameness in views. On a meta-communication level we can be in an agreement on being in dis-agreement.

            When I’m in the company of someone with different views, even as if each of us is on another planet, with a very different perspective, that’s no point at all. It’s the silence, the closedness, the not sharing of it that drives me mad, at times. As a shell snapping tight, or as a fox disappearing in its hole.

            Friendship and intimacy in communication by sharing one’s thoughts go hand in hand, for me. In that way, one can be inspired and develop a knowing of each other that is going deeper in a way that 1 + 1 = 3. That’s what friendship means to me, when it’s a connection longterm, more or less. At times, it’s as if I need a candle to find that sort of light 😉

            I can’t feel content with grazing a thin layered surface in a connection, as a casual thing, experienced in indifference. I can’t imitate Americans by greeting someone in a party setting, saying “Hi, how are you? What’s your name? What are you doing in life?” and turn away 2 minutes later.

            After which the same approach is repeated in exactly the same “enthousiastic” way, an hour later. While meeting strangers during traveling, in short moments of being in touch with each other, it’s clear that it’s a short lived connection. Although I’ve had great conversations with many so called “strangers” during traveling or in busstations, trains and on a terrace in summer.

            There’s something in a person’s attitude of closedness and silence, causing me to feel lost, abandoned and powerless. It’s right there, where my capacity to communicate is stunned.

            Oh boy…… what did I just say? It helped me to write down what I feel about this issue. Thank you, Edward Morgan, for offering me the opportunity to do that. Hmm, as always….. I’m working on it 😉


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