A Message from My Future
On behalf of the 1.4 billion people of my world, I send greetings of warmth, friendliness and love.
I am Lin of Luratia, and although I am a woman of 109 years, it is with the enthusiasm of a wide-eyed child that I tell you the story of my life and what it portends for your world’s future.
Luratia is one of dozens of inhabited planets that are nearby Earth. There are many hundreds of planetary homes in this beautiful corner of the Milky Way Galaxy where the spiral arms of Sagittarius and Orion meet. Of these vastly dissimilar worlds and people, our two worlds — Luratia and Earth — are among the most similar. This is one of the reasons why I am communicating with the people of Earth and not a non-breather from an atmosphereless planet, such as one that exists not far from you.
Like yours, our planet is rocky, our atmosphere is oxygen-based and our physical type is of the bi-brain, mid-breather variety. Like you, we live a life rich with words and meaning and art and culture, with friendship and family and children and love. We are cosmic siblings, you and we, as are all of the inhabited worlds throughout the Universe of universes, diverse and widely scattered though we may be.
As we were some 400 years ago, Earth is standing on the threshold of a long, arduous and spectacular period of social, cultural and spiritual evolution. You are about to author the most magnificent piece of history the people of Earth has ever offered to its future generations.
Those of you who are alive in the early years of Earth’s 21st century will not see its fruition. Evolution of this magnitude happens slowly from the perspective of time-based creatures. But as you increasingly adopt a cosmic perspective, your personal and global transformation will hasten remarkably, and growth itself will become the most inspiring and sought-after experience in your relatively short and immensely significant lives.
The people of Earth are poised on the forward edge of two discoveries that will forever change your world — one of science and one of the heart.
The first of these is already in your hands. In recent decades, Earth scientists have recognized the remarkable properties of the carbon atom when it is molecularly arrayed in a particular geometric pattern. This carbon substance is called graphene by your scientists and clarkon by ours.
More than any single invention in our world’s history, clarkon transformed our way of life — quite completely and very quickly. Every facet of our physical existence — food, medicine, transportation, communication, architecture, superconductivity, energy production and energy storage — was improved by some kind of clarkon application. Its shining achievement, most agree, has been to avail our entire planet of unlimited, free solar energy.
Graphene is about to revolutionize and utterly transform how you live, in ways your brightest scientists still have yet to imagine. For those of you who witness its rapid development, you will be astounded and changed.
The second of these discoveries — the more revolutionary, more valuable, more crucial and more elusive — is the dawning recognition of the universe fact that love is the greatest and most powerful force in all of Reality. Love for one another, self-respecting love for ourselves, love for the Source of all that is, love for the higher values of truth, beauty and goodness: this is the love I speak of.
The great achievements of our more evolved cosmic siblings were accomplished not by clever cunning or supernal intellect or even the genius of higher mind, but by the cooperative partnership of a people motivated by love and aligned with love’s higher values.
On our world, 348 years ago, the nine countries of the continent Artunne dissolved their national boundaries and formed a new nation, the Continental Union, founded on the principle of cooperation and the values of love.
Artunne — known now by all as the Continent — is the epicenter of our planet’s evolutionary awakening. The Continent once harbored the cradle of our civilization; it is now Luratia’s technological apogee and beacon of maturity. The Continent’s technological achievements are remarkable, but more remarkable still is its social, cultural, economic, political and spiritual development.
I am not a Continental but a Wershonian, Wershonia being the name of the continent of my birth. Unlike native Continentals — who enthusiastically pursue their fullest intellectual and spiritual potential from their earliest years — I embraced mine in adolescence and with the desire to escape a personal pain and suffering I believed I could not endure.
My discovery of the Continent and of the Continental way was much like yours will be, from a place and perspective far removed. This is the other reason why I am writing this story to and for the people of Earth. I am ideally suited to acquaint you with the Continent, its people and its remarkable society. Relative to a child of the Continent, I was quite Earthly in upbringing and in worldliness.
I was born in the small fishing village of Bree on the southern coast of Wershonia, and that is where my story begins.
How to be Happy on a Cloudy Planet, tells the story of my first discoveries of the remarkable technologies employed on our world.
Blessings and peace, from my world to yours,
Lin di Ana