Well……they’re both actually.
We must first learn to live in the Kingdom before we can help manifest it on Earth. The brutality of the human condition is a symptom of insufficient harmony with the Heavens.
And I have high hopes. Because what we are witnessing could well be a prelude to an age of much improved awareness of the One.
In my own life I very much experience it. My awareness of Spirit and slowly learning to live and harmonize with it is certainly growing and the great joy of my life.
I see it all around me too. People have their own personal theory about the whole thing, their own words, and they act on it. It’s not ‘religious’, many are actually vehemently anti-religious.
Both the words and the actions can vary hugely between different people, but the underlying faith in an inner reality does seem the common theme.
This trend has been preceded by another, still ongoing issue: much improved psychological awarenss. The importance of emotions and what they represent. The need to be in contact with our emotions, to heal old trauma, release old pain.
Still much needs to be done, but it’s certainly a hugely important development. Only 150 years ago people thought infants should be left on wooden shelves, even without a blanket, and ignored when crying! High infant mortality rates in Britain were probably mainly caused by this horrible fate awaiting the new born.
With this has come a marked improvement of empathy towards each other. Still life is pretty brutal, of course, but it is a very palpable development.
All this will ultimately most assuredly translate in first a rejection of authoritarianism and next the rebuilding of society through more compassionate and charitable arrangements.